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.
Kids craft ideas - keeping them busy when it is cold and wet outside
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.
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.
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My parenting is anything but conventional, but definitely not alternative!
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A1 had her first day at day care, and what a great day she had!
Yesterday was not a good day. I hate beginning a post like that, but being the honest mom that I am I have to. Today I felt that I have failed at being my little girl's most fierce protector, and it sucked.