I know I am going on and on about essential oils, but that is how much we love and use them! A2 had croup this past week, and if it wasn't for lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus and tea tree we all would have been sick, and her discomfort would have been so much worse. So yes, we really do practice what we preach and use our oils every single day. Here is my handy list of ailments, and the oils to use to treat them.
An Honest Mom's cheat sheet to essential oils - what to use and for what
Getting the needed tools and skills to cope with SPD.
Taking the shot(s) - my honest opinion about vaccinations
Kids learn through play, and mess should be an integral part of any childhood. Read on about the numerous benefits of allowing your kid to play dirty!
If you have been following this blog for a while now you should know about our struggles with A1 for the better part of her first 2 years of life. After therapy, lots of changes and eventually putting her in a day care for 3 days a week, it has been going very well. That is up until about a week ago.
I hate that in today’s world people can only relate to you if there is a label around your neck. So to make this easier for you, and me more relatable, let me hang the label around my own neck – I am an eco-conscious mom, a green mom if you will.
Kids craft ideas - keeping them busy when it is cold and wet outside
Gearing up for winter – tips for making it easier to stay healthy, for the whole family
The reason why I have been so quiet... Moving house!
Healthy eating is not very child-friendly, not in today’s world were convenience, cost, and status dictates what goes on our plates. So to make it easier, here are my top 10 tips to making better food choices for your kids, and to get them to actually eat the food.
Even when a party was a roaring success, there is always something to be learned. So here are my take-aways from our last kids' party
I like to entertain. If I have to choose 3 things to do the rest of my life, it would be something where I am surrounded with people who has to be fed or entertained. Or both. Oh and wine and G&Ts will have to feature as well…. Anyway, my point – I love having people over, making them feel at home and allowing them to relax. And I think I am kind of good at it. Our parties always start early, and go on way later than other people’s. We don’t invite you over for a meal, usually it stretches over 2 meals or at least a meal and a very substantial snack. The upside – lots of smiling friends and family, meeting new people and remembering why they love the old ones. The downside – serious drain on our budget. Even if we approach it as a “bring-and-braai” it still costs a few bucks to have a nice salad and side dish, ice, good coffee with actual milk (no plastic milk in our house), and all those extras that inevitably end up being provided for by the hosts. But because we love entertaining so much, we have learned a few tips over the years to make it kinder on your pocket while getting lots of compliments for our efforts.