Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Balancing Mommyhood is Hard, Especially if Sick just got real.™ #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream

Monday, April 18, 2016

Balancing Mommyhood is Hard, Especially if Sick just got real.™ #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream

“The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.”


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.™
  
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One lucky Theresa's Mixed Nuts reader is going to win a $25 Visa gift card so they can stock up on essentials to help get prepared if Sick just got real.™ in their household. The giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18+. No PO boxes will be accepted. The giveaway will run through 5/3. Winner will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. Please enter on the Giveaway Tools form below.


65 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh when I was sick with the flu and my husband was out of town and I had no help with the kids and then they got it!

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  2. I hated getting Influenza last yea! Isaak got it along with me. We were both so sick that we didn't want to move.

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    1. I remember that! I hope that doesn't happen again this year!

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  3. While driving on the way home my grandson wasn't feeling well ad threw up all over in the car.

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  4. Oh, my, boo on the diarrhoea problems :)
    When I was born I cried non stop for two first months because they fed me with milk I'm allergic to I even developed hernia because of constant pain and crying and little baby Dezz had to have a surgery :( Just proves what my parents were always like....

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    1. Awe, poor baby Dezzy! Mariah was allergic to the milk we had her on also. Took a few projectile vomiting episodes and emergency room visits to figure it out. I'm glad she didn't have to have surgery! That must have been awful!

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    2. just one of many others that came later on :) And every single one of them was because of parental neglect :(

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  5. Sick just got real when I went through three whole bowls of chicken noodle soup to ease my pain.

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  6. Been there done that with the bathroom thing. You're right, being sick can really throw a monkey wrench into things

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    1. I wonder if there isn't a mom alive who hasn't had to deal with the bathroom thing? Seems you can't get through mommy-hood without being up to your elbows in poo at least once ;)

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  7. I experienced a sick time when both my son and daughter were sick at the same time! I had to spend all day getting their fever down, and help them with their coughing and body aches! It was very hard!

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  8. The time my son vomited in the back seat of the car while I was driving him to the doctor.

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  9. Sick can sure screw with life a ton. When everyone in the house gets it it really screws with things.

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  10. One time my son had diarrhea and vomited in his bed at the same time. Nightmarish!

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  11. Sick just got real when my son vomited in my car on the way to ER

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  12. Sick just got real for us when my entire family suffered from a stomach bug while on vacation at the beach in Florida. It was horrible!

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  13. Sick just got real when my son threw up in a bowl on the way to the doctor. I didn't have anything to do with it and I didn't want to take it into the doctor's office so I poured it into a bush.

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  14. I actually got sick the day before we went for a camping trip in the Boundary Waters. It was a miserable trip but luckily my family helped pitch the tent and canoe.

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  15. Sick just got real when my kid suffered from food poisoning. We had to stay in the hospital for almost a week.

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  16. I remember a time,when my family of 4 were all sick at the same time. 2 bathrooms wasn't enough..horrible!

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  17. My #SickJustGotReal moment was when I got the stomach flu during a road trip. Open road and sickness is never a good mix.

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  18. #SickJustGotReal is when my nephew had too much candy at a sleepover and when I picked him up he threw up all over my car.

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  19. My #SickJustGotReal when my little ones get the flu. The flu is the worst, they feel so sick, it's messy, and you just can't do enough to make them comfortable.

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  20. Sick just got real when my daughter caught a stomach bug and couldn't keep ANY food down!

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  21. oh yes it's not just tedious physically when the kids fall ill, but emotionally too when you see your little baby (even if they are not so little anymore hah!) down and out.

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  22. Awe Poor girl to have that happen at school. Definitely mommyhood is one of the hardest jobs there is!! But definitely the most rewarding!!

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  23. That's why you are a great mom. Me-time is important, though.

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  24. My son has been lucky and not been sick that often but earlier this year he contracted a stomach bug and started projectile vomiting about midnight and about every 30-45min we were having to wake up and take him to the bathroom needless to say that even with my husbands help we were both up all night changing clothes, giving sponge baths and changing the bedding...yuck!

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  25. Knock on wood, but we've had a pretty good winter here as far as sickness goes. I hope the summer stays that way, too!

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  26. The times when I stay up with my kids all night with the stomach bug is when sick just got real for me.

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  27. Last month my 1 year old got the stomach flu, it lasted 5 days. On the 5th day my 4 year old came down with it, also had it for 5 days and then my 6 year old came down with the same thing! So we dealt with the stomach flu at our house for over 2 weeks straight, and on top of that my 1 year old got a ear infection. It was a REALLY rough 2 weeks!

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  28. When both my oldest son and myself had gotten the flu. We were both sharing one bathroom. My son actually fell asleep on the bathroom floor. Both of us were so sick, It was the worst.

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  30. We just had a bout of flu and cold here,never seem to have enough medicine to take care of everyone I'd keep this card just for grabbing meds when I see them on sale

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  31. We just had a bout of flu and cold here,never seem to have enough medicine to take care of everyone I'd keep this card just for grabbing meds when I see them on sale

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  32. My youngest daughter and I got the flu Christmas day. It was not fun and my daughter did not get to enjoy the day like she should have been able to. Thank you!

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  33. I remember when my oldest son got a very high fever and how scary it was.

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  34. Whatever strain of flu is currently going around is super hard to get rid of and to make matters worse, my husband and I were sick at the same time! I saw my PCP and he was just getting over his flu and prescribed the same thing to me that he took! We had all types of meds, teas, honey and herbs. The only well "person" in the house was our cat, Husani.

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  35. Sick gets real when you're not prepared and you don't have the time to be sick!

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  36. I was very sick last year with some kind of flu virus and it was so hard to get out of bed and go to work. I stuck it out!

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  37. #SickJustGotRealon my vacation to Mexico, my husband got Dengue Fever :(

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  38. I got a stomach bug once because someone else in the house had it - I've learned my lesson.
    Now whenever someone is sick I make sure to go around with cleaning stuff and wipe everything down to reduce the chance of spreading any bugs around.
    And never ever put your hands in your mouth!

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  39. Sick just got real when my granddaughter vomited on my carpet

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  40. Sick got really real many years ago when my two children, along with the rest of the neighborhood, came down with chicken pox.

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  41. Sick just got real when she was at piano lessons, thought she just had to toot but it was the big D. Felt awful for the piano teacher and the piano bench.

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  42. Sick just got real if you didn't have time to stockpile the medicine cabinet!

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  43. Sick just got real the time my daughter got diaharea in the bathtub.

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  44. Sick just got real when both my oldest and I had to miss our trip to Disneyland because we were stuck in the hotel room with food poisoning.

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  45. This past winter my kids were sick a ton and it was really stressful for me. The thing that helped me was making phone calls to family. Talking with my parents and siblings always helps.

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  46. When I called in to work (something I never do) and was getting sick all day with the chills and dehydrated.
    tweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. Going to Australia to visit our son studying abroad. Planning a 3 week trip there, the longest my husband has ever been off work in 40 years and getting so ill with influenza that we had to come back a week early after spending most of the time in a hotel room. Rosanne rosans4@comcast.net

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  48. No kids. I got strep throat when I was on vacation in Germany. Real bummer.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  49. Last time I got sick was 2 years ago both my mom and I got a stomach virus I got better in 24 hours, but my mom had to be hospitalized.

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  50. Sick just go real two weeks ago. First my husband had the worst cold he has ever had. A couple of days my daughter had the same cold and Strep Throat. Two days afterward my son caught the same cold. I felt so lucky to have not caught it up then a week later I had it too.
    Laurie Emerson

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  51. Sick was real in my house a few weeks ago! My daughter came running into my room waking me up that she didn't feel good and she was going to throw up...I shot right up and started to get her down to the bathroom (which of course we didn't make it to...) Settled onto the couch as I cleaned everything up with some water and a trash can closer to her. Was a 24 stomach bug for her and 2 days later I had it with a flu bug of 101 temps!

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  52. Nicole Carter (Weasley)May 3, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    I remember when I lived in Montana and my son was about two and VERY active, I suddenly got food poisoning and his Dad wasn't home so between puking and the other thing and trying to get up to run down a two year old---my sick got really REAL!

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  53. When I didn't want to be bothered and I had the flu! So not fun.

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  54. Sick got real for me when I picked my daughter up from school sick and she puked all over me and the car.

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  55. About a week after i had my son. i was so very sick.My husband at the time was working, and i was home with a newborn that had colic and was very cranky.it was a horrible experience.i was puking everywhere.at the end, my son and i were both crying .

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  56. When I was on a road trip that was a 12 hour ride. It just came out of no where.

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  57. Sick just got real when I didn't even bother to lay in my bed, I just layed on the bathroom floor.

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  58. I got very sick and could not make it to one of my course exams. I was determined to make it until I threw up in the car on the way there.

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  59. As the mom of a very large family, I have had many. One was when I was pregnant with my fifth child, and my kids got the chicken pox.

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  60. Thank you Theresa's Mixed Nuts and Pfizer! I look forward to using the Visa gift card.

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