About Erin Henry

Since its founding in 2015 by suburban mother Erin Henry, Suburban Simplicity has provided an outlet for like-minded women to connect and share their methods for a serene and simple home life. It has become a trusted resource for advice on simple, modern homemaking, appearing on Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, MSN and Yummly.

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  1. yvonne says

    The covering faces when sneezing and coughing is one I am working on with my kids. It is a hard one to get them used to. Really great tips here as we go into the dreaded cold season x # WAYWOW

    • Erin says

      I know. Cold and flu season is just around the corner. These tips really help our kids…and let’s be honest, me with keeping everyone healthy and happy! 🙂

    • Erin says

      Thanks for coming by, Katie! Sugar is everywhere and it totally helps us get sick or stay sick longer because it suppresses our immune system. Be well!

  2. Nikki says

    Erin, Isn’t it hard when you know that someone is going to pick up some kind of bug? It’s that time of year. I hate when the kids get sick, well, any of us actually. These are great tips to help avoid that! My kids are older, but I still worry about the bugs, especially the flu. I am going to make sure that I get them both tissues of their own, and that they are drinking more water.

    I checked out the video too, I love ginger and lemon tea, but I’m going to start adding honey to help us fight germs! Love it! Ginger also helps to keep my blood thin and helps with the inflammation from my AI disease! Perfect.

    • Erin says

      I think winter is going to be a bad one, so these tips are going to help us keep those pesky germs away! I like tea, and need to add the ginger. It’s so good for your gut!

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