Showing posts from May, 2016

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (AKA The Plague AKA The Pits of Hell)

I've held off on posting this update for a few reasons. Namely, because the last few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster for us and my goal here was to craft an update that will (hopefully) eventually be of some use to a parent facing the awful virus incorrectly named "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease" (I'll explain why it's named wrong later in this post, but I think a more apt name would be HELL). 

Because things can never be easy around here, we thought it would be fun to go through a week of complete and utter torture. As a result, through tireless Internet searches, advice from other moms who've been there and done that, as well as one weekend call to the pediatrician's cell phone, I feel like I'm well versed in all things Hand, Foot and Mouth. And let me tell you, it is a BEAST! 

The tricky part about it is that I never even saw it coming. The kids had been sick the weekend prior and we kept them home from church (thank heavens). On Thursday, …

Corpus Christi Water Boil (And T-Shirt Order Form)

Hi Corpus Christi! Like so many of you, our family has been affected by our city's third water boil in less than a year's time. It's frustrating as a parent not to be able to provide your children with easy access to clean water to drink, cook with and bathe in. Many of you may be visiting my blog for the first time. We are the Archibeques and we have quadruplets. As if life isn't crazy/busy enough chasing after four two-year-olds, it's been aggravating to us not knowing whether our children will/have caught any illnesses that could have been prevented had action been taken sooner and I know that I'm not alone. We ALL NEED CLEAN WATER!  Citizens of Corpus Christi of every age, gender, race, and make-up are affected.

As a mom, I consider it my duty and honor to raise happy, healthy children so that they will become happy, healthy and productive citizens when I'm done (as if a mother's work is ever done). I feel that everyone in the world is entitled to ba…