When life gives you lemons...make sure they are organic!

Stress was a word that came to mind all week. Last week felt like the longest week ever and now this week ins't much better. After many months of being off work; on the eve of starting back my baby gets sick. And it was not just a little cough. His first big sickness was a doozy. He had a high fever for 4 days, followed by a rash for 3 days. After calling the doctor on Labor day, going to visit the doctor a few days later when the fever was still up and then calling the nurse after the rash appeared; it was discovered he had a virus called Roseola. I had never heard of this before, but after googling it this was definitely what he had; high fever for days, breaks suddenly, followed by a rash causing them to be very irritable, tired and not so hungry.

My whole first week back to work and had a really sick little one at home! So how can I help my baby in the most natural way possible? Also, how can I keep my stress levels down? Here are some tips that worked for us over the past 2 weeks. Little man is feeling much better and looking for a less hectic week this week! Then, my husband is up throwing up all night long. He has a fever, chills, and stomach ache. Here we go again! I need to make sure I do not get sick.

Let's start with taking care of my little man. Once I discovered he had a high fever, the first thing to do is administer medicine. I hate taking medicine myself and we mostly only take holistic medicine at our house that is free of artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. I got out our Little Remedies Acetaminophen. Unlike the other name brands, it has limited ingredients with

  • No artificial flavors or artificial dyes, no high fructose corn syrup or saccharin, no aspirin or ibuprofen, and no parabens.

When I had a hard time finding it, I thought about getting the Tylenol Dye-Free one. It was dye free, but also included a list of words I didn't know what they meant and Potassium Sorbate (a carcinogenic preservative), sucralose, sucrose and "flavors". This flavors, even when it says "natural flavors" is a catch all term incl