Spring & Sickness


His first time sitting in the green grass! 

It feels like spring is finally arriving for us. We all just finished up with sickness around here. I had strep throat and then a cold which all the girls had. Thankfully, Pheonyx hasn’t gotten really sick.

Today I found out that I have strep throat AGAIN! I ended up going to the ER because I just knew I was getting it last night before bed. For some reason I’ve always been very susceptible to it.

Sickness is just something I hate. I hate having to go on antibiotics. I wish that my health was just decent for a month straight. I always seem to catch colds and things so easily the past few years. It’s frustrating because I always strive to stay healthy with my eating, exercising, sleeping as best I can, keeping positive thoughts, and daily journaling.

Before I caught this strep throat I was just beginning to feel that springtime motivation to get cleaning up the house and start spending more time outside and getting into new homeschooling units. For now I am going to take these antibiotics and rest so that this strep will finally leave me be and that motivation can return.

I appreciate any positive and healing prayers and thoughts being sent our way. This momma needs to get better so she can take good care of her clan.

Also, if you have any insight or know of any natural remedies or things I could do that maybe I’m not thinking of, and/or could help other readers, please leave a comment below!

Much Love!

7 thoughts on “Spring & Sickness

  1. Ugh, I hope you get better soon and it doesn’t spread to the rest of the family again!! My best tip would be to check out the book Super Immunity by Dr. Joel Fuhrman. Might even be at your library! Since following a high percentage of his dietary advice (based on tons of research) we get sick a LOT less and when I do catch a bug I fight it off a LOT faster and easier.

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  2. agh! That must be so irritating! I hope you get better soon. My husband always use to get strep throat, but after I told him to increase his ferments he hasn’t gotten it since. He hasn’t had it in a year and that’s the only change he made? He just eats more saurkraut, yogurt and takes a daily probiotic.

    Hopefully you get to enjoy spring soon!



    • Thanks for the tips Melissa! Right now it’s Craig, me, Pheonyx, and Serafina who have it! 😦 We’re all on antibiotics. Getting Autumn and Kesa tested today. We’ve been to the hospital and pharmacy way too many times this past week. Hoping it all clears away soon.


  3. I’m so sorry you aren’t feeling well. Strep throat is awful! Sending lots of love and prayers your way for a quick recovery.

    I like to take the herb, astragalus and also Emergen-C, especially during times when there’s a lot of ickiness going around or when I’m feeling run down. If you’re taking meds, just be sure to check for any possible interactions.

    Also, when I have a cold or sore throat, I gargle with warm salt water and take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in some water at least once or twice a day.

    If you’re on an antibiotic, I would definitely recommend yogurt and/or a probiotic to keep the balance of healthy flora in your system.

    Feel better! (((hugs)))


  4. Hi dear Tiffany,

    I hope you are all already feeling better. Here are a few resources that may be useful for you:

    I do believe the gut is behind most immunity issues.
    Good luck and much love from sunny Greece,


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