Sponsored by Florida KidCare
Being sick is the worst.
We can all agree to this, right? Literally no one enjoys being sick.
I like to think I’ve got pretty stellar pain tolerance. Once you’ve got through bouts of migraines (most without medication), insane menstrual cramps, giving birth in your bedroom and nursing kids, you’re like pain, shmain.
It’s true. And most times my immune system appears to be made of steel.
But I ain’t no superwoman and my kids bring home kid germs like everyone else’s kids. While my immune system can take a beating, being sick while also taking care of sick kiddos is the worst thing in the entire world.
I’m serious. I can’t think of anything worse than suffering through a fever while simultaneously having to take care of sick kids. I work my hardest to make sure EB and Bub regularly get their wellness visits in. Aaaaand, I try to keep their immune systems in tip-top condition.
Esposo used to laugh at me when we were first dating. He called me a hippie and would chuckle at how I’d run to the kitchen to whip up “potions” instead of to the drugstore to buy meds. And now he’s a believer. So how do we boost those immune systems?
It starts by making sure you have health and dental coverage for your babes. I am so excited to be partnering with Florida KidCare, a program in Florida that provides quality, affordable medical and dental insurance for Florida children.
Our family was so grateful for Florida KidCare a few years back when I suddenly found myself laid off from a job whose health insurance we depended on. Esposo and I struggled to get coverage for ourselves but it was so incredibly easy to get EB signed up for Florida KidCare.
APPLY NOW here. Seriously. If you have a child (or know someone who has a child in Florida) that is in need of coverage, Florida KidCare should definitely be an option. Especially when this kind of coverage can assist with so many areas including surgeries, prescriptions, dental, mental health, and emergencies. More than 257,000 Florida children are currently living without health and dental insurance, and 147,000 of them are eligible for completely free or low-cost coverage through Florida KidCare.
Applying only takes a few minutes. Will you do it? Or share this post with someone who think can?
In the meantime, I’ll be sipping on Echinacea tea and keeping these at-home remedies on standby.
Elderberry Syrup on deck
We are gulping spoonfuls of elderberry syrup daily. Known to help boost the immune system, we use this syrup as a preventative step. I love that there are so many ways to use it. We can make popsicles, use it a syrup over homemade pancakes, turn it into gummies or pop a few spoonfuls in a mug of tea. As someone who haaaaates cooking, whipping up the syrup couldn’t be easier. Seeping the berries with cloves, ginger and cinnamon and then mixing with raw local honey? Pfft. I could do it in my sleep.
Apple Cider Vinegar for the wiiiiiin
Take away all of the ingredients in my kitchen and just leave me with my ACV. It’s all we need in this life. I swear by this stuff and when I get the hint that someone in the house is coming down with something, they’re getting an ACV shot or having it masked in anything from a smoothie to dinner.
Oh honey, you so sweeeet
Raw local honey has been one of my favorites for many years. My kids think it’s medicine! We load up spoonfuls of honey sprinkled with cinnamon and give it to them when we hear them coughing. Esposo and I dump it in our tea and we use it in recipes.
Elderberry syrup, apple cider vinegar and honey are fantastic but it is SO important to have access to quality health and dental care.
Now excuse me while I make a doctor’s appointment for EB and Bub.
FTC Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Florida KidCare but all thoughts and opinions are my own.