how to ride out the chicken pox and maintain your sanity

Hello Everyone!  We’ve been MIA for a few weeks now, as we’ve had a lot going on at home.  We just welcomed a new baby 13 days ago, had some post-birth complications, and woke up this morning to find our four year old daughter covered in chickenpox!  Busy, busy, but I thought it would be a great opportunity to share some tips to help keep your little ones happy when they are feeling crummy with the chicken pox. (more…)

three things you can take to help beat the cold and flu season

You’ve all read the news by now: Australia has been hit with one of the worst flu seasons on record.  More than 222,000 people came down with the flu in the country this season.  The most prevalent strain this is the H3N2 virus, and it promises to continue to wreak havoc across the world.

So what can we do to avoid getting ill?  According to Business Insider, the flu vaccine only promises to be 10% effective this year, which is pretty consistent with previous years’ efficacy rates. Fortunately, there are natural and more effective ways to help boost your immune system in order to keep colds and flu at bay this winter. (more…)