Being a mom is one of life's greatest joys, but boy, it sure can be a balancing act! Trying to manage daily duties on top of school events, sports practice, homework help, and everything in-between is a daily challenge, but it's a challenge I gladly accept. Yet, there are times when life gets so hectic, I do fantasize about what I would do with a little "me-time", especially when life throws a little sickness my way.
Moms know how a little illness can really throw a wrench into the daily mix. The pediatric brands of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare understands how moms might feel when their child is under the weather. As part of their Sick just got real.™ campaign, they have put together a little video to let moms know they are not alone.
The video really resonated with me because I've been in that mom's shoes many times over the years. I definitely had a few moments where I dreamed of stealing a few minutes to myself, but as a stay-at-home mom, "me time" was never in the cards when the kids got sick. It was a full-time job, and some days I had my fair share of feeling frazzled! There was a time when Mariah was a baby and had colic. She cried for 3 weeks straight. I did a lot of crying back then, too. Or the time one of the girls got diarrhea at school and I had to bring in a change of clothes and help get her cleaned up the best I could in the school bathroom before bringing her home. Those were definitely not some fun times! My kids aren't fully grown just yet, and I am pretty sure there will be a few more illnesses I'll have to trudge through before all is said and done.
Life throws a lot of curve balls at us, so it's always good to be prepared for those Sick just got real.™ moments. Head over to the Sick just got real.™ website for sick hacks to help make life a little easier when illness hits your household. Also, read stories from other moms on how they deal when they are faced with caring for a sick child. It's comforting to know that you aren't alone when Sick just got real.™
Sick just got real.™ website
Sick just got real.™ Facebook page
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