Cure for Cabin Fever and Chills

Mom, I don’t feel so good

You know it’s going to happen at some point of the winter – someone in the house is going to get sick daddy day care and sick daysand all the things that you had planned for that day (or week) is put on the back burner. It’s funny how we all run around clucking how we don’t have time for this and we don’t have time for that, yet nothing clears the boards like a 101* fever staring back at you from the thermometer.

If you’re like me, you’re fortunate to work in an environment where you don’t HAVE to be in an office to be productive. I can work just as hard from my dining room as I do from my office and when my kids are sick, I’m not going to be anywhere else but within earshot.

But once I have them tucked into a cocoon, either in their room, my room or the living room, I still have to get my work done and that means a marathon day of movies with a side of napping, ginger-ale and chicken noodle soup.

I’ve found that these are the days where, if I play my cards right, I can get some quality mom & kid time in. I don’t care how old they are, when kids don’t feel well the one thing that remains true is that they want their moms. So get your work or chores done in little bursts and when it’s time, grab the tissues and cuddle up with your kids and pick one of these movies from Netflix. Trust me, you’ll both feel better and who knows, maybe you’ll get a little nap in, too!

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If you’ve got older kids, these are some great suggestions. Daddy Day Care was always one of our favorites and we can’t skip over it if it’s on!

1. Daddy Day Care

2. Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

3. Hoodwinked Too!

4. Escape from Planet Earth

5. The Croods [coming to Netflix 1/29!]

6. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2

7. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3

If you’ve got little, little ones nothing breaks your heart more than when they’re sick. They just don’t understand not feeling well.. Netflix has some super cute episodes that can help talk about being sick and being healthy in a way your young ones can relate to!

1. Magic School Bus: Inside Ralphie

2. Sesame Street: The Ten Commandments of Health

3. The Adventures of Chuck & Friends: The Checkup

4. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Visits the Doctor

5. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Gets a Shot

Knock on wood, we haven’t had anything major this season but it’s only January so I’m not naive to think we’re in the clear. In the case that they do, I’m glad to know that we’ve got a whole lot of movies and shows at our disposal to ease our pain!


This is a sponsored post. I am excited to be a member of the Netflix StreamTeam and was provided with streaming service for my time. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


January 22, 2014 at 8:54 am

Your recipe for nursing your kids back to health sounds just like what we used to do. Nothing like Chicken Noodle soup and a great movie to help soothe sick kiddos!
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January 17, 2014 at 9:51 am

These are great suggestions, my kids are always up for a family movie – day or night, sick or healthy. We’re still paying a fortune for cable too, I’ve got to figure out a sports solution before I cut the cord though. I’d have 4 very irritated family members if we didn’t have sports 24/7. If you figure that out I’d love to hear about it!
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January 16, 2014 at 8:56 pm

I hope your little ones feel better soon! You’re right–when they’re sick they do need lots of love from Momma! We had a couple of weeks with sick kids and I nearly lost my sanity but having family movie nights really helped us all cheer up!
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January 16, 2014 at 7:44 pm

As much as I hate to see my girls sick, I don’t mind the extra snuggle time!
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January 14, 2014 at 9:30 pm

I have to start streaming Netflix for the kids. We have about 4 TV channels in our house and they’ve been through every Lego star wars on YouTube. Love Beverly Hills Chihauhua!
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January 14, 2014 at 7:14 pm

All great choices! It’s been a struggle to get back into the swing of things thanks to winter colds, but I’m trying to go with the flow.
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January 14, 2014 at 10:07 am

This is so true. Lucas has the flu and yesterday I didn’t even change out of my pajamas because he was literally attached to me ALL DAY. And while I’m sorry he’s sick, I do not mind the extra cuddle time one bit.

January 13, 2014 at 11:05 pm

Got any tips for getting them to take their medicine? ..just got three kids through pink eye–with a fight to put in eye drops every time! 63 wrestling matches later–oh man, there HAS to be a better way!
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January 13, 2014 at 5:42 pm

My daughter has watched Beverley Hills Chihuahua that many times she can speak all the dog voices for them. I am in Australia and in contrast to your cold snap we are having a heat wave this week 40C or 104F every single day. There will be some movie watching with the cooling on and the blinds down for sure, Chihuahuas here we come!
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January 13, 2014 at 3:15 pm

We usually have a movie day too when one of the kids is sick!!
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January 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm

I’m actually sick this week, and wouldn’t you know it – I still have to work the three jobs I said yes to…and take care of two kids. The dishes are sliding, though. I had to call in for reinforcements – the grandparents. I love the idea of watching these movies, though!
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January 13, 2014 at 8:09 am

We’ve watched lots of movies the last week being snowed in. We realize we need lists from our throwback DVD’s and (yes) VHS’s. Thanks for the ideas!
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