Christine Koh

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I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

My New Friend

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As an over extended working mom, there are few things more disheartening then being physically derailed on a week where: a) you learn that one of your major project deadlines is actually a week earlier than you thought; b) your babe is showing signs that suggest she may have to stay home from school; and c) your partner is under the gun working for the man and can’t take the day off to take care of sick baby, sick you, and the myriad household chores and errands that have piled up in your compromised state.

All week I have been suffering from a nasty bug that decided to tag on an excruciating earache a few days ago. I knew that it was a cold related symptom, likely due to a fluid drainage/pressure build up problem in the middle ear. But I was so debilitated by the pain yet freaked about my workload that I just kept pushing (groaning and feeling sorry for myself all along the way).

When the possibility of Laurel staying home today began to look like more of a reality, I knew I had to do something. The life-saving Auntie Sha-Sha ran out and purchased what I have now dubbed my new friend, Tylenol Sinus Congestion & Pain Day & Night Combination Pack Caplets ($5.49 at drugstore.com).

The day caplets resolved my earache within a half hour and I immediately felt more human. And as if someone somewhere out there decided to give me a break, Laurel perked up markedly yesterday while playing with her Halmoni (Grandma) and was fine to go to school today, the caplets are continuing to provide relief, and as a result, I now think I may only be a couple days late on my deadline.


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