When Momma is sick she still has to be Momma! Children and husbands still need her. Perhaps Husband can do a few things to help, but most of the time, he must go to work to provide for the family.
It is a mother's duty to care for her children and home as best she can, even in times of illness. In times of illness, it may be an opportunity to take a day to snuggle under cozy blankets, looking at books together and dozing off from time to time. Sipping tea with raw honey and lemon essential oil is a soothing treat.
Having ingredients on hand for simple meals is helpful. Having some meals prepared ahead of time and then placed in the freezer is even better! Then all you must do when you are feeling under the weather is take the meal out of the freezer to have dinner at hand. This way you will not resort to convenience foods and other unhealthy fare.
Also make sure you have plenty of tissues on hand for cold season. Keep the bathroom clean by wiping it down every day so if anyone comes down with a stomach virus, the toilet is not terribly unsightly. The whole family will appreciate this during sickness or in times of health.
On sick days, after the family is fed for the night and the dishes washed, everyone can retire to bed early to get enough rest. Remember, your body heals while you sleep.
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