Surviving Sick Days – Part 1

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I am so excited to announce a fun 3 part series with Children’s Mucinex! I am going to share some fun crafts, activities, and ideas to do with your little ones on a sick day. We usually try to post very active and involved projects but sick days are a bit different because the kids need to rest which poses some difficulty! This series will hopefully give you lots of inspiration to keep your kiddos smiling and entertained even when they are sick.

Not only that, we’ll also have a giveaway for each part of the series as well! Inspiration AND a chance at a gift card for my readers is icing on the cake!

We try VERY hard to stay our healthiest around here especially during cold and flu season! Hand washing, hand sanitizer for school (the petri dish of germs), green smoothies (smoothies with lots of fresh fruit and veggies), eating un-processed healthy food, staying active, and trying to get plenty of rest during those busy times of the year!

Unfortunately even with the best of intentions they still get sick from time to time. In fact I had one home last week and one home sick as I write this! How’s that for timely.

As a parent the only thing you want when your children are sick is for them to feel better and show signs that they are back to their normal, busy selves. I don’t use medicine often but my kids have a history of intense ear infections in one boy and pneumonia in the other. So if they do seem to be going down the road of severe congestion or the flu I do find a medication that works best for all of us. I actually had this bottle of Children’s Mucinex before we started this partnership. It’s a brand I personally use for my kids. It’s what works for us to relieve some of the symptoms of the cold or flu. Plus the mucus guy on the label always gets a smile. Especially when we make him talk to get them to take the medicine (you are SO not getting a video of that)

The temprorary relief from the symptoms they get from taking Children’s Mucinex allows them some time to put a smile back on their face and do some of our sick day activities.


Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold is offering you a $2.00 off coupon to use on your next purchase!


Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold

When your child has a bad cold, you both can feel miserable. Children’s Mucinex is the #1 children’s brand for relieving congestion* and provides fast acting relief from your child’s worst cold symptoms. Try Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold if your child needs relief from stuffy nose and chest congestion. Always use Children’s Mucinex Multi-Symptom Cold as directed. (*Based on IRI unit share data for the 52 weeks ending November 2012)



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Allison Waken is a wife, mom of boys and Phoenix, AZ native. She has been creating inspiring content for All for the Boys since 2011. Allison loves travel, movies and spending as much time as possible with her family while she can!


  1. A fun movie or cartoon with snacks work the wonder when under the weather.

  2. My son likes watching Spongebob or the Fresh Beat Band to cheer him up.

  3. When under the weather I make smoothies for my daughter to hydrate her/load her up with vitamins and make her smile

  4. ashley hatten Reply

    Watching TV in bed or playing their 3DS. My oldest son likes to read on the iPad as well 🙂 THANKS!

  5. my daughter always liked laying on the couch and watching a movie

  6. My child likes eating noodle soup and watching a Harry Potter movie when she's sick.

  7. Allison Downes Reply

    Snuggling up together and watching tv or a movie

    Thanks for the chance to win!


  8. My kids just like to stay in bed and watch their favorite cartoons or play on the ipad.

  9. I make a fort on the couch. They then watch Inspector Gadget on Netflix.

  10. Reading to my 3 year old son makes him smile while his little body fights off his cold or infection.

  11. Snuggling always seems to make them forget about how yucky they feel. Which is a bonus for me too!

  12. usually a silly song or me just telling them how much i love them and wish their hurt or pain could go away. Being their beckon call and providing all I can usually makes everything ok (just for a moment)

  13. paige chandler Reply

    My daughter loves to watch The Parent Trap in her room over and over again when she feels crummy. She knows the words by heart

  14. Wild Orchid Reply

    My son loves to cuddle with me and his favorite blanket while watching his favorite movies when he is feeling under the weather.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

  15. Barbara Montag Reply

    The kids love watching movies on Netflix and we cuddle – thank you.

    barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

  16. Getting comfy and snuggling on the couch while watching their favorite tv shows 🙂

  17. My little cousin likes to make storybook with me when she's sick, I'm grateful to take a break from her high energy runarounds.
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  18. My little one loves when I crawl into bed with them and read them a story so they can fall asleep. I have to admit I love it too.

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