My Health Is Ruining My Holiday Spirit!

Ok so if you follow my blog or my YouTube channel, or even if you know me personally. You know I deal with a great deal of health issues on a regular basis. One to which is low white blood count levels which cause me to catch any type of infection that comes in the house. I’ve already gotten to the point where I don’t like leaving the house for fear of coming in contact with someone who may be ill or carrying a virus. I am cautious of who comes to the house for fear they may be ill or again carrying a virus. All of this leads to what I have been dealing with these last few days.The last time I felt this was the beginning of the school year. What am I feeling you ask?

Well the more air I try to put into my lungs (inhalers) the less I feel like I am getting out. I have taken 2 breathing treatments so far today along with both my inhalers. None of my other remedies I normally use are working for me today. On top of that after every breathing treatment my body becomes really shaky. My heart is breaking because all I want to do is be able to get up and do the things I use to do 5 years ago with my children. I feel like such a loser sometimes because I spend more time down and sick than I am up and functioning. I know I have to take advantage of my the good days. Which I do, I would just rather have more good days than bad….

I am trying my best to maintain my holiday spirit. I am getting really excited when I think about how happy the children are going to be on Christmas day. That makes my spirits extremely high and really that is all that should matter to me. However I had so many plans for craft projects, sewing projects and cooking recipes I wanted to do with the family for my blog and YouTube channel. The problem is I feel like I am letting so many people down because I just haven’t been well enough to do any of it.



Summertime Illness!


It’s no fun being ill during the summer. Especially on nice summer days where the sun is shining the pool is cool and other children are outside playing. Autumn has been sick all week and so have I. Unfortunately, due to both of our illnesses we have been unable to participate with anything other than the bed. Tips to keeping little ones happy while sick in bed during the summer.

Make sure to have plenty of popsicles, juices and water especially if they are unable to eat.

Find fun word games or card games that you can play with one another while in bed.

If you have a daughter and she is stable give bed manicures and pedicures

Have some plain paper, coloring books and crayons or markers handy.

If you or your child has a tablet or even on your cell phone let them watch movies. My little sweetie loves watching videos on YouTube

Make plans to do something fun once they are better.

If they are just too sick to participate in any of that. If possible make sure they remain cool. If your child is diuretic and vomiting my doctor suggests the B.R.A.T diet which is simply: bread, rice, apples or toast. No matter the age even adults keep Pedialyte in your home to replace the electrolytes and other nutrients loss due to diarreha and vomiting. For me my little one has been in my room all week. Which not only keeps both of us away from the rest of the family and our illness contained to one room. We are also comforting one another. Remember if things get too bad or last too long consult your physician or make a trip to urgent care or emergency room. Some things are out of parents control.


Her Broken Heart!













My little Princess turned 6 on June 11th. She went to school so pleased and happy and came home to be just as happy and pleased. I tried my best to make sure she had everything she wanted for her birthday. I did a really good job of accomplishing that. Though she didn’t go to school on the last day, we still had a pleasant day. Due to unforeseen circumstances Saturday didn’t go as planned for her party. We did get to spend time with one of me and Greg’s good friend and her adorable little boy. Though we had a great time decorating cupcakes and foam picture frames and door hangs. She ended up spending her evening crying on my chest until she went to sleep. The reason? None of her family she wanted to see came for her. Though I kind of expected that to happen and the boys have grown use to it. My precious princess holds a lot of faith in the people she loves and trusts. How could I break her heart and tell her the truth about people? The answer I couldn’t. I took the high road and told her, sometimes things come up in peoples lives and they probably got busy. However you know with our family we can always see them another time. The difference I noticed last night was my boys would normally hold their pain inside and just go to bed then wake up happy the next day. That wasn’t the case with my angel princess. Being a woman and growing up with broken hearts I know exactly how she felt. I just wrapped my eyes around her held her as tight as possible and gave her as many kisses as I possibly could.

My tip to parents who have to deal with this type of disappointment with their children girl or boy. Do your best to let them know how much you love them. If they have siblings let them know that as long as they have their parents and brothers or sisters they will always have a great time no matter what. As well never stop wrapping your arms around them in comfort. Kiss them as much as possible and do your best to preserve their innocence and their hearts. Be their protector when no one else will be. Tell them that sometimes what you do for other people they may not do the same for you. That doesn’t mean you have to love them any less, just tell them to never expect things from people that way they are never disappointed.

Unfortunately you may sometimes have to teach them these life lessons at a very early age. Just like I had to do with my precious little angel.
However, today she did wake up feeling much better playing and happy as always with her brothers, her dad and I. Her precious smile makes me want to keep her as precious as this for as long as I can.