The Kofford Family relocates to Colorado after 40 years as Californians. In December of 2007, Grandma Lorraine is diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer. Sadly, she passed away on Dec. 26th, 2008 after a year long courageous battle. Follow our journey as we keep Lorraine's memory alive, and as we learn to appreciate that each day we are given, is a gift to be enjoyed!

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
~Maria Robertson

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Modern Day Menthol Miracle!

Mommy, battles minus 6 degree temps at midnight to drive to drug store in search of medicine for sick child with croupy cough. Sick child's 2nd grade Christmas party is tomorrow and Mommy is in charge of crafts, activities, etc...Sick child needs to get better! Mommy reads on Google at midnight that rubbing sick child's feet with Vick's Vapor Rub will stop a cough. Guess what? This home remedy worked! Hopefully we'll both be able to attend the party tomorrow! One of you recently sent me an article on this...but I can't remember who! Thanks for sending it, as it got me doing more investigation. Mommy is now off to pick up prescription and an inhaler so that sick child's feet don't smell like menthol in the morning! :-)


nini said...

Denise - this is crazy but it really does work! I have done it on my kids' feet too. My husband just looks at me like I have lost my marbles but it works and sleep is really a beautiful thing!

Melissa said...

Nice tip! I think sometimes the crazy home remedies are the best.

Your blog is so PRETTY. I have just been speed reading everyone in my reader and missed your beautiful picture of holly and the cute, cute, cute background!

BTW: your m package is on the sorry it took me ages to send, soon it will arrive!

Kim said...

I have never heard of putting it on the bottom of your feet either. Amazing. More glad that it worked for you. Hope that everyone is feeling better and that you got it all done. You, Nini and Melissa are all SUPERmoms!

Are you coming to Calif. for Christmas?

Lucy Marie said...

I once heard that if you put Vick's vapor rub on your feet and put chopped up onions in your socks and then sleep with them on that it will make you feel better in a snap. However, to this day, I have not been so desperate as to try this. I have tried the vicks, just not the onions. Perhaps when I have kids, someday, I will have to resort to the onions if all else fails.