Taking Care of Self

As a mom, my time is spent (mostly) thinking through my husband's and my son's needs. Are they fed? Clothes clean? Does our house feel like a home? Dishes done? Etc. It's not that husband-man needs to be tended to like a child; he has man-sized responsibilities caring and providing for our family, in light [...]

Applying Oils to Babies

Our son cried for over an hour last night. He was fed. Changed. Just very very tired. We added 2 drops lavender and 2 drops cedar wood to his penguin humidifier, and he was asleep in less than five minutes.

Sundays, No Rest for the Weary

It's raining in South Carolina this afternoon. Lawn mowers are quiet. Boats are docked. And, because it's Sunday, there's not even a lot of activity indoors for our family. Our friends are either out of town or they have family in town, the summer holidays have begun. Little Bearย missed his 2.5-3 hour nap this morning [...]