In your Home and Homeschool
This year colds, the flu, and stomach bugs are being spread quickly and easily. You can be proactive in caring for your home and family. The number one defense in preventing the spread of germs is to wash your hands with soap and water.
You can use cleaning wipes for commonly touched surfaces. I use bleach wipes from a pop up container to wipe door knobs, light switches, bathroom surfaces, and kitchen counters during the winter.
We are not sick in our home right now, but any time we go out, we can be exposed to different germs. When we get home from an outing, I ask everyone to wash their hands as soon as we walk into the house. I also keep hand sanitizer in my purse to use while we are out.
Some of the most known places to spread germs are church and shopping cart handles. I have been known to keep my gloves on my hands to keep from touching the handle of the cart.
The flu is quite bad this year, and I want to be proactive with our health. We take vitamins, drink water, eat healthy, and get adequate rest.
Even with these precautions in the past, we have gotten sick. I have protocols for that as well. Frequent hand washing helps contain the spread of germs. If someone has been ill, I replace their toothbrush when they are better. I use washcloths in place of hand towels in the bathroom.
Teach your children how to cough or sneeze into a tissue or into the crook of their elbow. That helps keep them from spreading germs from their hands to everything they touch.
A great way to show them how many germs are on their hands is to have them wipe their unwashed hands on a piece of bread and put the break in a zipper bag. Write the date on it and see how fast it grows bacteria.
The FlyLady has a great article on dealing with a stomach bug. Take a minute to read it today. You can be prepared in case the stomach bug does come to your house. I pray that it doesn’t!
What do you do to stay healthy and keep the germs at bay?
Today’s Zone Mission is to go sofa and chair diving.
Your Home Blessing for today is to declutter paper and magazines.
My menu plan for Thursday is chicken and a salad.
Have a great day!
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