Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Ahhh isn't she pretty? My kit came today and I have tried Valor and Peace and Calming at two separate times. I am hooked. The sound is soothing and I love the soft light at night since I get up with the baby. The cool mist humidifies wonderfully... I just want to close my door and listen to its hum and rippling water but the kids keep coming in and trying to borrow my calm. Hey, it works on them too... They are all smiles and ready for bed.
After a really long trying day this is exactly what I needed....
And if you want one too I can get you one since I am a distributor for Young Living Oils now. Their products fit so well into any family wanting a more natural approach to wellness.
They even have a oil that helps with snoring and just about anything else you can think of....
Monday, July 29, 2013
OK, I just have to say. Not only is pretty, it tasted great... Fresh rosemary and lemon balm sprigs from my yard on top with a sprinkle of cayenne.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
I am going out on a house call today to talk to a family about some natural detoxification routines or rather regiment. I try to tailor make the kit for whatever the family needs. As a Family Herbalist I cannot diagnose conditions but if you tell me what ails you I have an herb, salt, or other natural remedy for what ails you. Young Essential Oils have been added to my treatment array also. Just contact me and I will start a brewing....
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The chicken looked great even raw and it cooked so fast in the Dutch oven. So good with a sprig of fresh rosemary from the yard on top.
We will see how the hummus turns out tomorrow. I have garbanzo bean flour to make falafels with too. That will be a first....
Friday, July 26, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I use cast iron skillets to cook on the stove top and I greatly attribute this fact to my children's good iron levels. I love my iron tea pot and use it all the time. I have had this big Dutch oven for a while but it need seasoning. Since my small cauldron and a cast iron pot to be used over open fire needed to be seasoned I just worked on all of them at once. It heats up the house to use the stove a lot in the summer and my crock pot is cheaper energy wise but I just love cooking with cast iron. If I could only find a cast iron crock pot and a cast iron electric skillet for the counter top I would be on cloud nine....
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Monday, July 22, 2013
Well, Ben, ball, and baby of course....
He requested his picture be taken. It is so hard to get him to look at the camera I take every advantage I can get.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Wow, so good. I have grown lemon balm for years. As I was weeding around my lemon balm and collecting fennel seeds Eliot asked if she could eat a leaf. I said sure. I asked her if she wanted to make some fresh tea. I am always so proud of how easily most of my kids try new things.
My choice of activities today? Take kids to the playground. Choice of playgrounds? The one with the Babywearing International meeting at it. The kids had fun. They wore themselves out at the playground and at the creek...
Saturday, July 13, 2013
Here she is in all her glory.
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
This is what I put in it... grated plain Castile soap (yes I have a grater for soap only!), lavender EO, borax and baking soda. I stirred it all up with a wooden spoon and it worked like a charm. The diapers smelled great and are out on the line right now!
Now don't you need that to sooth some bug bites, scratches, poison ivy, and any other summer uh ohs? Works great as a soothing massage oil or added to the bath also. Helps with pain relief and itching.
Always available in my Etsy shop.... Motherly Creations
Monday, July 8, 2013
I feel like a woman who has given up a child for adoption. I legally can have visitation with Annika but I do not believe I will take advantage of it unless I know Annika needs me. My mother wants to still see her. If her father allows her she can take my visitation times I don't use but it is stressful on her too. Who knows what the future holds but at this moment Annika is not part of my future or daily life but I will always be there for her and her brothers if they need me.
I let Danny and Connor go years ago on a daily basis. I recently tried really hard to reconnect to them. Danny actually attacked me and the police had to be called during one of his visitations. He has Autism, is 17 years old, and over 6 feet tall. This all happened in front to my other children. I drew a line then. Connor cries and begs never to come to my house. He is a troubled depressed boy who has stated that he wishes he could just disappear. He does not want to be with me and his father is blind to his needs. I have no control....
I cannot sacrifice the 5 children that live with me and my marriage and any future children for the sake of lost children. I have responsibilities and it is a hard day when a mother has to choose between her drowning children......