The life of a mother includes a lot of thinking about other people, and only a little bit of thinking about ourselves. All of the work we do to keep our families healthy and happy can really take a toll on our own bodies. I myself have felt these stresses in my life, and totally understand the emotions and feelings that go along with it. While stress is a common thing in everyone's life, some have it worse than others. If you feel like it's too much, please tell someone immediately. Aromatherapy can help with those normal everyday types of stresses and anxiety, but serious cases of depression and anxiety should be dealt with in conjunction with a doctor or naturopath. Continue reading “Don't Worry Be Happy – A Stress & Anxiety Essential Oil Blend”
I don't know about you, but I LOVE free samples! I love them even more when they are from my favorite healthy brands! Get ready for a week that combines both of these awesome things, a whole Week of Wellness! From September 16th – September 23 you will get a chance to experience some of my favorite healthy foods brands like Numi Organic Teas, Go Raw, and Wild Zora meat and veggie bars. This week you will get the chance to wish for, and send FREE samples from these awesome brands to your friends and family, and they can also send those FREE samples to you too! If you RSVP for this event RIGHT NOW, you will not only get access to the events calendar for sampling events and flash giveaways, but you will also be entered to win the huge gift basket at the end! Continue reading “Join Me For The Week of Wellness Online Sampling Event! #WoW”
There are a lot of people out there that think that Aromatherapy is literally just about good smelling perfumes, massages, and maybe even some kind of magick. While there is some truth to that, it goes much deeper than that. If you are new to aromatherapy, you are likely wondering just how smelling something like lavender essential oil can help calm a cough or help kill an infection of the chest. You might be wondering just how smelling an essential oil can reduce stress or help you sleep better at night. You're not the only one! This is a common question and the answer starts with how essential oils enter your body. Continue reading “The Science of Smell in Aromatherapy – How Smelling Essential Oils Works”
Last Christmas I didn't expect to end up buying my list of favorite natural toys and art supplies twice, but a really close blogging friend of mine found out that her home was full of toxic mold that had been making them very ill. Their Doctor told them to leave everything they owned, ten days before Christmas. EVERYTHING. I couldn't imagine her little girl going through Christmastime having to give up their entire lives, so I talked to my mom (who helped me put together a bunch of clothes for them) and ended up shipping her everything I had purchased for Syfy from Bella Luna Toys. As I was doing this, I immediately went to their website, ordered what I needed, and before Christmas arrived, I had everything that I needed. Continue reading “I'll Love You To The Moon And Back – A Bella Luna Toys Review”
You might not know this about me, but I can not drive a vehicle because I can't feel my legs from my knees down (more about my medical story). This makes shopping somewhat difficult for me, especially when purchasing everything we need for our homeschool classroom. Fortunately for me, I live in an era where internet shopping is the norm and I am capable of finding everything I need with the click of a button. Last Christmas, in my efforts to find awesome natural/Waldorf/Montessori style toys, I came across AToyGarden.com and was pleasantly surprised to find a large selection of exactly what I was looking for, natural open-ended toys and craft supplies. Continue reading “Let Your Children Play With The Garden – A Toy Garden Review”
As an aromatherapist and herbalist, I somewhat cringe at all of the kid's doctors kits on the market. They only cater to one type of doctor, but there are many types of healers out there and I would like my child to know that not ALL medicine comes from conventional places. Don't get me wrong. Doctors have their place and I revere them for it, but our generation has become so out of touch with taking care of minor problems, that many people have been raised to go to the doctor for EVERY SINGLE THING, whether it warrants a doctor's care or not. I can understand this sentiment because I used to be one of them myself. Continue reading “Fostering an Herbal Lifestyle Through Play – A Simple Gifts Toys Review”
Today Sir Silas went on an epic adventure. This brave knight did not go on his journey alone, he was joined by his most favorite Princess who's good with a bow, Merida, a faerie named Bob, and a Master Wizard who wishes to keep his identity secret. This merry crew traversed afar in search of the “great purple rectangle mountain” (a purple yoga block), for within this magick mountain lies the sword of ice, pretty much the greatest sword ever!
What adult could have guessed that a basket full of silk squares in a myriad of colors could equal the best time ever for a young child? Certainly not me. When I first began my journey reading about Waldorf education and the natural toys that went with it, I must admit that I totally laughed a little at the rainbow silks being sold in the natural stores. I had read that they are extremely popular in Waldorf kindergartens and that children LOVED them for their ability to use them for all sorts of open-ended imaginative play. “Really?!?” I thought to myself. It seemed that my adult imagination couldn't see passed the simplicity of it all. Boy, was I in for a fun surprise!
Can't you tell by the shape of the seat, it's made for your butt, and not your feet? That's what my Grandma used to say to me as a child. It always stuck around in my head because of the nifty rhyme, and I have even been caught saying it to Syfy every now and then (I have to keep her memory alive somehow!). Though I do not plan on our homeschool kindergarten being tethered to a desk, I did want to create a personal workspace where Syfy could sit down and craft, paint, or otherwise do his creative thing. Continue reading “A Space to Call His Own – My Journey finding an eco-friendly kid's desk for our homeschool classroom – A DesksForKids Review”
What kid doesn't like to paint? It's creative, messy, and so much fun, but it can also be hard to find paints that are totally non-toxic and made from natural eco-friendly materials. I can understand if you don't have enough time to make all of your paints yourself, so you must be wondering what's safe to buy instead? While Crayola and Roseart coloring supplies are labeled non-toxic, they're all made with petroleum-based ingredients that we are trying to avoid in our own homeschool. Continue reading “Safely Painting With The Earth, A Kid's Natural Earth Paint Review – #HippyHomeschool Giveaway”