Spring, kids and tummy flu. Five ways how to survive it.

It’s this time of the year, when the snow is melting, weather warming up, things are sprouting and kids are puking! I don’t know why, each Spring and Fall, kids and some adults that take care of them, get the tummy flu.

What’s do you do when the bug hit your home:

  1. Wash you hands, again and again and again. Flu is contagious.
  2. Rest and more rest. Snuggle on the couch read books, watch tv, take a naps, let the patient rest.
  3. Fresh air, open windows, or get out of on the deck for a few minutes.
  4. Hydrate : they might not be hungry or might be scare of eating for fear of having it come out of them again, but it’s important to keep them hydrated. Our favorites are chicken stock (building up to chicken noodle soup), lemon ginger tea, peppermint tea, and very cold water (my kids like their very cold when they aren’t feeling well)
  5. If they are up to eating, give them what they are craving in small quantities at the time.

Happy Spring and Flu season to you all!!!

Note: if your kids is lethargic, have a persistent fever,  shows signs of dehydration (dry mouth,lips, not peeing or dark color urine, dizziness ect) or you see no improvement within 24 hours seek medical help.

Welcome to Renee’s Bistro

Ok, maybe my home isn’t a Bistro that serves French home-style cooking but we do lots of home cooked meals and often serve coffee and wine to our guests.

learning to cook starts early in this house

learning to cook starts early in this house

Like most of you, I am also busy, we are a homeschooling-working-from-home type of family and each day I need to feed a bunch of little mouths. Preparing meals takes time and energy and each one of us have to choose how much we want to invest in this task. While feeding growing children, I came to the conclusion that eating habits comes from home. What we serve our kids, shape their relationship with food.

I could tell you all about the epidemic of the fast food generation and the slow death of home-cooked meal, but I think you all are well aware of those facts. I want to make a quick note to say that we  too sometime eat fast food, and yes, we also purchase some pre-package food from time to time. I try to cook from scratch when it’s possible but also like convenience when available. I do not do meal plans, I prefer the freedom to be creative and spontaneous in the kitchen.

In this blog, I will be sharing about the food we love, some kitchen and some money-saving tips, cooking for and with kids, and a few other things related to cooking and baking.

I am not a chef, nor have any formal cooking skills, just a mom who likes good food and feeding people.