Friday, February 27, 2015

Rice Baby to the Rescue!

          Two of my kids have raging colds and that crazy flu bug is hitting everyone hard right now.  Bronchitis, sniffles, sore throats—what can you do?
          Well, there’s still no cure for the common cold, but there are ways to speed along your recovery.  Doctors tell us to take Vitamin C, drink plenty of liquids, and get tons of rest—all good ideas.
          But we also need to avoid chills and stay warm.  And here’s a great way to do it.  Today I’m sharing one of my YouTube Mom videos, that shows you how to make your own heating pad:
          It’s so simple to do, and will become a favorite family item in no time.  Just fill a clean tube sock (or a knee sock) with 2 pounds of uncooked rice, then tie it off and microwave it for 2 minutes on full power.  Voila!  You’ll be amazed at how long this wonderful, bendable heater stays warm.  Here are some I made as Christmas presents, using red-and-green argyle socks:
          Wrap it around sore neck muscles, snuggle up to it under the covers, and definitely use it to warm up those cold tootsies during winter weather.  Keep it dry and it will last for years!

          And as long as you’re housebound, read some good books.  Try Sisters in the Mix for a hilarious chick-lit story about a crazy lady with a cooking show, Jungle for a spine-tingling adventure-romance on an uncharted island, or Pinholes Into Heaven, a coming of age literary novel about a man growing up in the 1950s.

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