Vacation! (Without the baby!)

I searched my phone for the most recent selfie of my husband and I together. This was last fall. Wow. Togetherness fail. Did any of you know that parenting creates a gap between you and your partner that tends to be about the size of the human you are co-parenting? Oh, that’s right. Everyone knew that. Well, it’s still alarming […]

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Essential Oils & Kids. Toxins in the home. Post #2

WHAT’S LURKING IN YOUR HOME? Let’s chat about some mind-blowing facts about what is lurking in our homes. I had no idea there were harmful ingredients in the things I used on my skin daily, and so if you are in this place, or anywhere near it, please know that this is a judgment free zone! All of us in here are on a wellness journey and you are invited, exactly as you are, and at whatever stage you are in! Store bought soaps contain sodium laureth sulfate, a toxic chemical used to remove car grease off of garage floors. This can be damaging to the skin, as well as disruptive to immune health and hormonal health. Both adult and kid shampoos contain phthalates, a toxic chemical that has been banned in children’s toys, but is still found in body cleansing products. It is known to be an endocrine disruptor, and very hard for the body to break down when used consistently during bath time. The main ingredient in candles and home sprays is formaldehyde, which is the number one cancer causing chemical, and is what we get embalmed with at the morgue. They say inhaling scents from candles or sprays is the equivalent to inhaling second hand smoke, which is even more dangerous than actually smoking the cigarette itself. Store bought household cleaning products contain 2-butoxyethanol, which is a toxin known to cause sore throat, narcosis, and severe liver […]

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Essential Oils & Kids Safety Post #1

WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS? If you aren’t familiar with essential oils, you might be wondering what in the world ARE THEY!? You’ve probably heard your friends talk about them, so let’s break it down! Essential oils are the aromatic, volatile liquids distilled from plants. The oil can be obtained from the roots, seeds, shrub, flowers, leaves and trees and bring health […]

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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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