I discovered essential oils about three years ago and in that time I have started using them more and more around the home.
Not only is it a more natural and environmental friendly way to keep your home clean, it’s also a great saver for the family budget.
One small bottle of essential oil can go a long way and be used in so many ways round the home that it’s well worth the initial investment.
You will find that you will be able to remove cleaning sprays, floor cleaners, air fresheners and more from the shopping list with some of these simple ideas for using essential oils around the home.
All you really need is water, white vinegar and a few essential oils in your favourite scents (lavender, lemon, orange, tea tree, eucalyptus and peppermint are a few great choices to get you started) and you’re well on your way!
Later this week my baby girl turns two. Two! How did this happen? Where has that time gone?!
I look back on the past two years and realise how I have done things so differently this time round. In some ways, it almost feels like I have been I have been treading this path of motherhood for the first time again.
With my older girls, I was back to work within six to 12 months of them being born. They went to daycare and completed their preschool years in this setting before heading into primary school. But with my baby girl, I have been a full time stay at home mum needing to discover play groups and considering when might be the best age to start her at three-year-old kinder.
I haven’t rushed into swimming lessons and other activities like I did with my older girls. I’m just letting time be, enjoying what is going on around us, enjoying these moments … because as corny and cliché as it sounds, time really does go by so very fast. Just the idea of my youngest turning two makes me realise just how fast!
One area I really did do differently this time round was how I started feeding Miss 1 solids when she was old enough.
No. It’s such a simple word. A word parents so often tell their children with ease, however when it comes to others it’s somehow not so simple to utter.
But it’s time. It’s time for me to start saying yes to no.
For the sake of myself and my family, saying no has become an important tool of self-care and protection from overwhelm lately.