Mom Monday: All Natural Toy Cleaner

Ever filled a bathtub with warm water, a little bit of Clorox or Lysol, and then added baby/kid toys to clean and disinfect them?

I’ve done it! But now I know better.  I don’t want any remnants of Clorox, Lysol, or any other toxic chemical cleaner remaining on my kids’ toys, especially when they may end up putting them in their mouths.  Read More »

Mom Monday: Lavaderm – The Spray I Use for Everything!

What do you use to soothe the sting of a sunburn? What about the itch of a bug bite? Minor scrapes and cuts? We used to keep a bottle of the aloe vera gel (with pain reliever added in) in the fridge for sunburns, Benadryl cream for bug bites, and Neosporin for scrapes and cuts. I don’t keep any of those in my home now. Read More »

Mom Monday: Seedling’s Diaper Rash Cream

I used to use Desitin when my oldest was a baby.  Even though I didn’t use essential oils yet, I was in a few “crunchy mom” groups then, so I knew it wasn’t super healthy for his skin.  However, he’d get such extremely bad diaper rashes every single time he’d have a dirty diaper, and Desitin was the only cream that had almost immediate results and relief for him (believe me, we tried so many!).  Thankfully, my second little one did not have the same problem, so I simply avoided the Desitin completely for her.  I never did find a replacement at the time.Read More »

Mom Monday: Sleep!!

Sleep is such an important topic, especially for busy Moms!!  I don’t know about you, but my first child did not sleep through the night until he was three years old.  I’m not kidding…  My second child was born 8 days after my first turned three, and she didn’t sleep through the night until she was two.  Five years…  Five years of little sleep.  I was working full time at the time too.  Not a good combination.  These days, I’m happy to report that our kiddos sleep through the night almost every night, so I’d love to share what we do to encourage good sleep in our home.Read More »

Mom Monday: Daily Vitamins & Prenatal Vitamins

Last Monday I shared with you that we are expecting Baby #3 in October!!  I am so excited to share with you how I am incorporating essential oils and our Young Living products and supplements with this pregnancy and even after our baby arrives!!

However, I also don’t want this blog to become just pregnancy and child-related information, so Mom Mondays will be coming soon!! On Mondays I’ll share something pregnancy, nursing, or baby/child related, and then we’ll be back to “regularly scheduled programming” the rest of the week.

This pregnancy, instead of taking my usual generic prenatal vitamins, I am taking Young Living’s Master Formula (their version of a multivitamin), along with Super B tablets and Ningxia Red.  I got these approved by my doctor before I began taking them once I found out that I was pregnant.

My biggest reason for wanting to change to Young Living products was to stay away from synthetic vitamins.  (Bye-bye Folic Acid, hello Folate!).  I notice a difference when I remember to take my Super B tablets in the morning and when I forget.  Ningxia Red became my best friend on those days when I couldn’t stomach much.  At least I knew I was getting a little whole-food/super-food nutrition in, and I found it easier to drink things than to eat (Hello smoothies!).  And the individual packets that Master Formula comes in? So convenient!  Add them to your packed lunch, to your purse, etc. to make sure that you remember to take them!

Even if you aren’t pregnant, look into Master Formula and Ningxia Red as two great additions to your daily routine (or to replace the synthetic supplements you may be currently using).  As far as Super B tablets, I’ve always recommended them as a Mom’s best friend (Hello energy! Bye-bye Mom brain!).

Do you use any of these currently?  If you’d like to order your own, please use my link here: 


Find out more information on Ningxia Red here:

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Our Little Life Hack #13: How to Cut a Watermelon Easily!

Summer is almost here!! I don’t know about you, but I always start craving watermelon once the temperatures begin to rise.  I love having it cut up in my fridge, ready to serve as a snack for my kiddos or myself.  It’s a great healthy, hydrating snack.  I like to cut watermelon into bite-sized pieces to have less mess (no more drippy wedges of watermelon).  Keep reading to find out how I cut up an entire watermelon easily!

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