natural health, Parenting

Some days are stroller days 

When dealing with autoimmunity, balance is pretty important. You don't want to overdo your exercise, but that's not an excuse to just let it go. Today was a stroller day. I love wearing my little one close and try to do it as often as I can, but I also recognize the fact that it… Continue reading Some days are stroller days 

Food, natural health, Uncategorized

Whole 30, day 2

Well, hubby and I began our #whole30 yesterday. It went off pretty well, but with one hitch - in the bustle of the morning, he only had a NingXia Red packet, carrots, and guacamole when he headed off to work. Needless to say, he came home ravenous. Luckily dinner was ready when he arrived, and I… Continue reading Whole 30, day 2

essential oils, Kid quotes, Parenting

Child’s play

Big Brother enjoys playing with swords. Soft of course, but swords (and light sabers) are a very big hit right now. As we were playing today, I got both of his legs in one go because he let his focus wander. "Oh no, I've chopped your legs off! Whatever will you do?!" I exclaim. "I… Continue reading Child’s play

Crafting, natural health, Slightly random

Healthy New Year!

I'm not big on "New Year's Resolutions". I do love goal-setting, and for me it's a much more practical way to view the upcoming year. I enjoy making lists (which is a coping mechanism because I tend to forget things) and writing down my goals, because it helps to keep myself accountable and motivated. So… Continue reading Healthy New Year!

Internal ramblings, natural health, Parenting

Warning: mama rant

Can I just get up on my little soapbox for a minute? Thanks. Allow me to vent a bit about toxic chemicals and how we are surrounded by them. I was searching online for some cloth diapers for Little Brother recently, and noticed this little detail: "Protective Qualities: Flame-resistant, Leakproof, Wrinkle-resistant, Waterproof" The part that bothers… Continue reading Warning: mama rant

essential oils, natural health

Seed to Seal: Farms

  As promised, I'm concluding this series with photos and some fun information about Young Living farms around the world! Read on for some facts about each one. The Mona, Utah, farm includes nearly 1,600 acres and is home to the largest privately owned essential oil distillery in the world. This farm has been serving the… Continue reading Seed to Seal: Farms

essential oils, natural health

Seed to Seal, part 4

Good evening, folks! Step four of Seed to Seal is Test, and it's pretty interesting. This is an important part for many people, myself included. Cultivating the best seeds in excellent soil with love and intention, then distilling them carefully in very specific conditions is great, but if anything goes awry during one of these… Continue reading Seed to Seal, part 4