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Pets and Essential Oils!

Our animals certainly deserve the most natural care, just like we do! Sometimes it’s hard  to know if certain oils are safe or exactly how to go about making an oil safe by diluting it. Thankfully, my sister created this very helpful post with some fun recipes to help us out! Just click the link and enjoy!  I once saw my sister put a few drops of oil on her crazy hyper boxer/ lab/ pitbull mix and I was shocked to see Bailey calm down in maybe a minute. I had never seen anything like it, and I had been close to this dog for a long time. That moment was when […] via Essential Oils for Dogs — How To Be Myself

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Good dog!

Since Gavin was born, Bailey really has been getting the short end of the stick (you know, the one no-one has thrown for her). She does get some reprieve from her life of boredom with the new baby with frequent trips to Grandpa’s house but that’s honestly the highlight of her life right now. Bailey’s life before the baby: With […]

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100 miles!

I’ve taken it pretty slow when it comes to getting back into shape after having Gavin. I’ve cosistantly done “something” when it come to occasional exercise but honestly, for the last 9 months, my main goal has been to survive. I was however, inspired by an unusual event last fall. I had woken up at 6am to pump milk for […]

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Gavin’s Healthy Heart!

During one of the high-definition ultrasounds that I received while pregnant with Gavin, they had discovered that he had a VSD (Ventricular Septal Defect). That means he had a hole in the wall of his heart which seperates the ventricles. Congential heart disease. VSDs come in a variety of sizes, each with specific attributes that may or may not require […]

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Gavin’s first tooth!

Thank God Gavin finally got his first tooth! He’s had symptoms of teething since he was 2 months old! Now, 7 months later, he’s got his first tooth and the second one is not far behind! He’s had to work hard for this victory and it’s probably no coincidence that we read him my very favorite childhood book about a […]

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It’s back to work I go!

After taking the last 9 months off work to be a full time mom to my brand new preemie, Gavin, I’m going back to work! By the way, it’s not like I “simply” had a baby and took 9 lovely months of planned maternity leave. It’s more like I was just living my life when my water spontaneously broke 8 […]

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