sickness

Unexpected Flu Bug Visits Cathy Kates’ House
My husband Homie was feeling a little funky on Friday night.  He didn't really sound normal but he forged on.  Probably should have listened to the warning signs and stayed home instead of coming with me to the hockey game.  Who knew he had a 101.5 fever on the horizon?  Now…
Combat Flu Season By Making Your Own Hand Sanitizer
It's cold and flu season (and has been for a while).  We heed all the warnings.  Wash your hands, cough and sneeze into your elbow instead of your hands and stay home if you are feeling ill.  Of course, people are also using an abundance of hand sanitizer, which makes your hands dry out.  But, I fou…
Resistance Is Futile: The Norovirus
Did you ever watch Star Trek with the Borg?   They, as a collective, would say, "Resistance Is Futile."  Meaning no matter how hard you tried, you would eventually become assimilated.  A week ago the Borg showed up at our home, in the form of the Norovirus, and …
How to Call In Sick Like a Pro
There will come a time in your career when you have to call in sick. That’s fine. Companies offer employees sick days for a reason. But you should always use your sick days properly and professionally.
Kids And The Common Cold
It's a struggle when you have a sick kid.  The average child who attends daycare gets an upper respiratory infection (cold or flu) 6-8 times per year.  Sometimes they can get the stomach bug 2-3 times per year.  And here's the kicker,  you can't give them over the …