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Motherhood Diaries (Food, Fitness, And Sick Day Essentials)

Hello, hello! My writing has been pretty sporadic lately, and my goal for the New Year is to be more consistent. Our little one is almost 10 months old, and keeps us on our toes, let me tell you! She has heaps of personality, and always makes me laugh. I mean, just look at that face. I couldn’t be more blessed.

Moving on to sickness….

There were a couple sick family members around us on Thanksgiving, and my poor baby got a nasty cold. Of course, being her mamma, I got it too. We are both much better now, and I wanted to share what I use when we are sick.


*Nose Frieda-this item is amazing! Kind of gross, but it allows you to get SO much out of your baby’s nose.

*Breathe Frieda Vapor Drops-these are baby friendly essential oils. I use them in her bath and they smell so good!

*Humidifier-I use this during her naps and bedtime. When her cold is really bothering her, I add her vapor drops.

*Zarbees Chest Rub-it is basically Vick’s for babies. I put it on her feet and chest.


*Apple Cider Vinegar-The health benefits are endless, and it seems to always get me better quicker!

*Saline Nose Rinse-I use this constantly to help clear out my sinuses.

*Zicam Nasal Swabs-These are a go-to when I have a cold!

*Essential Oils-I use eucalyptus, lavender, and lemon in my diffuser.

*Theraflu Tea-For me, this works better than other medicines when I am sick.

Those are just the things that work for myself and my family! I’m no doctor, just a girl who likes to research and find the best ways to keep her family healthy.

Moving on, this past week in FOOD:

Chickpea Pasta with meat sauce! I am loving this pasta so much. It definitely has a different taste, but I enjoy it a lot.

Jalapeno Chicken Sausage and Mixed Vegetables! I added a little soy sauce and lots of seasonings. It was delicious!

Grilled Cheese and Soup for when my sickness was peaked.


I was able to get to the gym twice this week. Once for RINGSIDE, which is a boxing inspired full body workout and a second time for SPINNING.

The rest of the week was workouts at home, including pure barre and the elliptical. The days I was sick I took it easy, just did enough to get my body moving a bit.

That’s about all for this update. We have a fun weekend planned! I will update again soon.

Have a great weekend, friends!

With love,


3 thoughts on “Motherhood Diaries (Food, Fitness, And Sick Day Essentials)”

  1. Oh my gosh, her red fuzzy outfit!! Too cute ❤ she really is so blessed!! My dad loves Theraflu when he is sick, too, he says it's the only thing that works for him. I'd love to try the Chickpea pasta & the sausage dish looks delish! Glad to hear you're all feeling better now! ❤

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