Being Proactive in Dealing with Germs

Getting Organized:
In your home and homeschool

Dear Friends,

This year colds, the flu, and stomach bugs are going around like mad. You can be proactive in caring for your home and family. You can use cleaning wipes for commonly touched surfaces. I use bleach wipes from a pop up container to wipe door knobs light switches, and my kitchen counters.

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 every to wash their hands first thing. 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 inside of the store to keep my hands 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.

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 declutter items from one dresser drawer.

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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About Tami

Tami Fox is a homeschool mom of 6, who in age from 26 to 11. She and her husband have homeschooled for 17 years and have graduated three of their children from their homeschool. They are currently homeschooling 3 boys who are in grades 11, 9, and 6. They use hands-on learning and unit studies to ignite the fire of learning in their children. Tami is a homeschool author and conference speaker. You can contact her by email at Tami@TamiFox.com. Buy her book, Giving Your Children Wings at http://www.tamifox.net/giving-your-children-wings/.

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