hard day

I had a post started this morning, and it was talking about how much better Lucy is feeling, and how we had a pretty good weekend together. But then she got all chest-rumbly again, and she had a hard afternoon.

I made onion cough syrup.

With onions.


I read about it here, and I thought it would be the perfect solution.


I gave her two doses yesterday, and it wasn’t so bad. But then this morning, I tried to give her the 3rd dose right before her naptime. She cried and gagged … I smelled it and threw up. So the onion cough syrup is not the solution for us right now.

But I do think it has potential. Just maybe not while I’m pregnant? I think I’ll try it with sweet onions next time.

Anyway, still just running the humidifier 24/7 and pushing fluids like crazy. Hoping she feels much better tomorrow.


Attention all of my Southern photographer friends … the amazing Meg Bitton [her most recent blog post? SO INSPIRING!!] is holding a Souls.Imagined workshop in Dalton, Georgia from Saturday, April 21 until Sunday, April 22.


Spots are limited, so please contact Meg via her Facebook page as soon as possible for more information.



5 Comment

  1. Erin says:

    That second photo is amazing. Wow.
    Poor Lucy. :( I hope she feels 100% soon.

  2. Kristen says:

    So I visited Meg’s webpage/blog. . . .holy moly what beautiful images, I think I looked at every image she had on there and it left me wanting more, but oh my goodness so expensive!! :-P

    Hope Lucy feels better :-( My mom used to make me a homemade remedy when I’d have a bad stuffy nose/cough, I’m not sure if you’d want to use it on a toddler, but you might want to try it if you get sick.

    Fresh Ginger (grate 2 TBS)
    2 cups boiling water
    honey (1 TBS)
    Fresh Lemon Juice (about 2 TBS)
    pinch of ground Cayenne Pepper.

    Bring water to a boil. Put freshly grated ginger in teapot and add the boiling water. Let steep for 10 minutes. Strain out ginger and return water to teapot. Add honey, lemon juice and pepper. Serve HOT!

    Opens sinuses, clears head and helps throat.


    1. kristin says:

      Great share Kristen (above) Thanks for that idea. Keli, I think I will pass on the onion idea! Yikes!
      And Keli, thank you so much for the Meg Bitton link up that you did a while back too. OMG, I am in love with her work! I’ve got my eye on her blog and her fb profile now! ; )

  3. Robin Troxell says:

    SOOOO sorry to hear Lucy is feeling worse, and that your home remedy is nausea-inducing :-( I think these years are some of the hardest on us parents (please don’t let anyone w/older kids argue w/me now!) with the constant physical and emotional attention we have to put out – just keep telling ourselves that it will get easier! hugs!!

  4. Yuliya says:

    I have a home remedy as well. You take a black radish and scoop out the insides a bit, add some honey and wait for the juice to accumulate. It won’t be gross at least! Hope she feels better soon.

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