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Striving for Perfection?

I feel like there’s a lot of pressure in this world to be “perfect.” Sometimes I think feel it a tad more acutely since I’m a PhD candidate, and there seems to be this silent expectation that all PhD candidates should be close to perfect at all times, like perfect little aca-angels. However, if I’m… Continue reading Striving for Perfection?

Dieting · Health · mom tips · Uncategorized

Week one: starting a workout from scratch 

Making the decision to put your body– one lumpy and bumpy and not at all accustomed to being moved in any manner other than from one nice cushy surface to another, was a scary one. But if you recall, I posted a long time ago about struggling with my weight. Over the past year, through… Continue reading Week one: starting a workout from scratch 

essential oils · mom tips · Uncategorized

DIY momma : lemon-lavender bath soak with essential oils

Once a week, I make a spa bath (complete with spa music and candles) with an Epsom salt soak I make at home that is super easy and pretty much magical. The recipe includes Epsom salt and some essential oils. That’s it! It costs about $12 for 12 8 oz jars. I give them as… Continue reading DIY momma : lemon-lavender bath soak with essential oils

6-12 months · First Three Months · mom tips

Must Haves, Dos, and Don’ts: Baby’s first three-six months

DIAPERS: So, no matter what you need to face the facts: your baby, your sweet little bundle of joy, was made to poop, And by poop, i mean explode feces everywhere. It becomes a fact of life you and your spouse will often laugh about as you wipe poop from everywhere. Emmaline’s car seat, swing,… Continue reading Must Haves, Dos, and Don’ts: Baby’s first three-six months

6-12 months · essential oils · mom tips · Uncategorized

Mom tip: natural eczema and yeast infection cures

Our babe has some issues with eczema and with it getting nasty. Modern medicine wants you to use a cortisone cream to treat the eczema, and I’m not going to lie– before I had our babe I was all about quick fixes and over the counter cure. But now I want to keep her away… Continue reading Mom tip: natural eczema and yeast infection cures