This is my first pregnancy (my son was adopted). And I will admit that I had no idea how I would handle it. I am very happy to say that I love being pregnant! I am a little shocked that I am enjoying it as much as I do. Here are a few of my favorite pregnancy things that have made this process easier and more enjoyable for me. I am currently 30 weeks as I am writing this. [Read more…]
Ahhhh the many joys of pregnancy! Stretch marks is just one of them. While there are genetic factors, there are ways to help prevent stretch marks. The secret is skin elasticity. The more elastic your skin is, the less likely it is that you will have stretch marks. I am currently pregnant (see how I got pregnant in 1 cycle at the age of 34 here) and here is what I’m doing to increase my skin elasticity.
In January, I was invited to go to Young Living’s Highland Flats Farm in Naples, Idaho to help with the winter harvest. It was an honor, a pleasure, and I learned so much!
My husband and I were beyond shocked to find out that we were pregnant already. I mean, I’m 34 1/2 and the internet & doctors act like that’s ancient. They said “at that age,” it could take up to 2 years. And while I didn’t think it would take that long, I didn’t think it would take a matter of weeks. So here’s how it happened.
If you use cloth diapers, then you know the smell I’m talking about. Part ammonia, part…….other stuff. Here’s a very easy trick to say bye bye to “that smell.”
Make your own homemade soap
You can make your own bar soap, liquid soap, face wash , body wash and even hand sanitizer! Knowing that you can control the ingredients that go into your soap will give you peace of mind that your family is not exposed to toxic chemicals. Making your own soap also can save you money in the long hall.
Making your own homemade soap is super easy. Not only is it nontoxic, but you can customize the scent to just about any smell your heart desires. Here are 20 recipes.
What’s the most common question I get asked about oils? No, it’s not “what oil should I use for xxx?” It’s this:
“Why should I buy Young Living oils when I can buy oils at my health food store or on Amazon?”
Looking for nontoxic, DIY lotion recipes? Here they are! 50 of them. Lotions, creams, body butters, serums…..it’s all here. [Read more…]