Loose Teeth Are Not For Me

Anyone who knows me knows that one of my oddest quirks is how much I dislike loose teeth. I do not care to see them wiggle and I do not want any part of pulling them out. I’m so serious here and my kids know this to be true. They will still show me their wiggly teeth and pull them out right in front of me. They will laugh at my reaction while I…

Sometimes The Table Wins

Bedtime is here. School is the next day and my kids are getting ready to catch some zzzz’s. My six year old has his first field trip to an orchard and I have volunteered to chaperone. I tell my six year to head upstairs to brush his teeth. He is in the living room getting his last few minutes in on his iPad. I’m coming down the stairs to head…

Whipped Body Butter

1 cup Shea Butter 1/2 cup FCO Coconut Oil 2 tbsp Arrowroot Powder 2 tsp Vitamin E Oil 32 Drops Essential Oils   In a double boiler: Melt Shea Butter. Mix Carrier Oil and Arrowroot Powder in separate bowl and set aside. Add Carrier Oil and Arrowroot mixture to melted Shea Butter. Stir. Add Vitamin E Oil and Essential Oils. Stir. Put in freezer for 15 mins or fridge for…

Crying Through The Car Rides

My youngest hates the car. It is something I never experienced with my other children. They always seemed to enjoy car rides as infants. Not my youngest though. She screams and cries pretty much every single time she is in the car. Sometimes she upsets herself so much she throws up. This makes for a stressful time whenever we have to go somewhere. With six kids and sports we are…

Creamy Salve

1/8 cup Beeswax 1/8 cup Shea Butter 1/8 cup Coconut Oil 1/4 cup Carrier Oil 1/2 tbsp Arrowroot Powder 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil 54 drops Essential Oils (Yields roughly 6 oz)   In a double boiler: Melt Beeswax Pellets. Mix Carrier Oil and Arrowroot Powder in separate bowl and set aside. Add Shea Butter and Coconut Oil to melted Beeswax. Stir. Add Carrier Oil and Arrowroot Powder mixture to…

Old School Banker

My daughter with the learner’s permit drove me to the bank one day. As we are pulling into the bank’s lanes for the drive thru and the ATM, she starts going towards the ATM lane. I say, “what are you doing? I need an actual lane with a person on the other end”. She’s like, “what…why don’t you deposit into the ATM?” I said, “I just like an actual person. You get…

Melt And Pour Soap

1 pound premade soap base (goat’s milk, shea butter, cocoa butter, oatmeal, honey, or any other base of your preference) Cut soap base into 1 inch by 1 inch cubes. Melt cubes using double boiler method. Make sure to stir while base is melting. Add 1 teaspoon of essential oils per pound of soap base. Stir. Pour into soap mold and let harden. This post may contain affiliate links. Please…

Sharing Is Caring

I have one child that I have to “share”. And by share I mean, she leaves for days and sometimes even weeks at a time to go to her dad’s house that is hours away. She leaves to spend time with her dad and his family. He gets her for holidays, family parties, and school breaks like spring break, fall break, and winter break. It has been this way for…