Mama, it’s okay to take care of yourself

For the Love

When you’re living in survival mode, and heck, let’s face it, When You’re A Mom, it’s tempting to put self-care aside “for the good of the family.” And heck, who has the time, anyway?! Well, Mama, it’s okay to take care of yourself! It’s necessary, and it IS for the good of the family! When […]

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When it’s time to break free from survival mode

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It’s time. Mid-summer, when our sixth baby turned a year old, I finally admitted to myself that I had been in survival mode for nearly a year, and that it was time to break free.  There is a time for everything, and adding a sixth child to a busy family the same year that our […]

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Okay, fine. I can’t blame it all on the kids.

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I blame the kids for most of my absence here. Hands down. Six kids. Keeping them fed, clothed, shuffled to activities, and living in a home that doesn’t become a feature on Hoarders is no joke. And loved. I like to love on my kids. To hold my littles and laugh with my bigs. I […]

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How to Use Your Essential Oils When You Don’t Like the Scent

How to Use Your Essential Oils When You Don't Like the Scent

It’s been two and a half years now that our family dove in and became oily. We have 5 diffusers. We use lots of oils for all manner of household and personal benefits. We’ve identified our favorites (Thieves, Christmas Spirit, Citrus Fresh, Valor) for scent and we’ve wrinkled our nose at some because they stink! […]

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All the Words

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Happy New Year! And Merry Christmas! And whatever else I’ve missed since disappearing again. We’re back in the saddle of our routine after two glorious weeks off for Christmas break. Four Christmas celebrations, a few naps, NO illnesses (well, no vomiting and only a little bit of respiratory that my oils made quick work of), […]

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