Work at Home Mom’s Guide to Survive Flu Season

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G.

DayQuil and NyQuil

When the flu epidemic made its way through Atlanta, it set up residence in our home and wrecked our lives for almost three weeks.

First, I got the flu and didn’t realize it for several days. By the time I made it to the doctor’s office, I was half way through the week’s worth of sickness. With a Thanksgiving trip to New York hanging in the balance, I decided up push through for A.J.’s sake. He desperately wanted to see his Grandma, uncle, aunts and cousins.

Thankfully, I keep my medicine cabinet stocked year-round with Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Severe that’s available at Walmart. As a work at home mom and freelancer, I don’t have sick days to fall back on. When I get sick, it’s my job to keep on trucking and care for A.J.while my husband is at work.

My support network has expanded to include friends who A.J. loves. A blogging friend’s daughter, Euphoria, stayed with us for a few days over Thanksgiving break. She was an angel because she kept him busy while I took several naps while I tried to overcome the flu.


A.J. & Euphoria


We took off for New York and I did my best to put on a brave face for A.J. Midway through our week in New York, he started showing signs of the flu. Every night he spiked a fever. He was groggy and lethargic. The boy who’d grown out of naps, now needed them to make it through the day.

The flu is no joke. Neither are severe colds because they can easily progress into something more severe. The temperature just dipped into the teens here in Atlanta which irritated A.J.’s lungs. He spiked a temperature and needed several breathing treatments. As I cared for him, I did my best to wash my hands repeatedly so I wouldn’t catch his big.

How can work at home moms like me stay prepared for cold and flu season?

    • Convenience: Walmart has everything you need to get through cold and flu season. In one stop, you can grab Vicks Severe, Puffs tissues, ingredients for chicken soup, and a warm blanket.
    • Savings: Walmart has the best everyday value for all your health care needs.
    • Vicks DayQuil and NyQuil Severe are available at and in stores.  It has maximum symptom-fighting ingredients to relieve your worst cold and flu symptoms,; Maximum strength nighttime cold and flu relief, so you can take back your night; the powerful NyQuil relief you trust now with a decongestant. Choose from caplets or liquid.

Survive Flu SeasonMy flu survival guide includes:


on demand ER doc

About Joyce Brewer

Creator & Host of Mommy Talk Show. Emmy award-winning TV journalist.Wife & Mommy; Mom Blogger; Social Media Coach; Long Island, New York transplant living in Atlanta, GA. Follow Joyce on Twitter @MommyTalkShow Author of Use What You Know: A Business Idea Guide for Moms featuring interviews with mompreneurs who created businesses using their skills & backgrounds.

Check Also

Why Moms Need a Healthy 14 Day Hydration Challenge + Water Bottle Giveaway

One of my biggest challenges as a Mother is staying hydrated. I drink plenty of …

One comment

  1. Dayquil was my saving grace last week and the week before last. I had a cold that I couldn’t shake for two weeks until I took it. I’m finally almost 100%.