Archives for 2017
Tea tree oil is an essential in my medicine cabinet.
We have used tea tree oil in our family for years mainly as a disinfectant in my all-purpose spray cleaner, for bug bites and sunburns, and as a part of my topical replacement for antibiotics.
(source – with permission)
I just have to say, we think Richard Scarry books are THE BEST for teaching observation skills.
Little ones gain ability to sit and absorb detail in the old-fashioned way that lights up a child’s brain as they make connections in the world around them.
So much better to start them out with great books in hand than devices that don’t equate to actual processed knowledge!
Studies show that children with as little as two hours of screen time daily got lower scores on tests focused on thinking and language skills.
I attribute these books to our son’s early love of learning that has never waned. Today, he is a pilot for a major airline at 27.
I’ve never loved the “Mama Bear” analogy. When I think of Mama Bears, I picture moms who bite teachers’ heads off and elbow their way through crowds so their kids can get the best seat at story time.
I’d much rather be a Mama Swan, peacefully gliding through life with all my little cygnets in a row.
But I’m not. I’m the swan-faced mom with the heart of a grizzly.
So why am I writing about Aspartame again? Isn’t it a bit redundant? It would be if there were not still so many who do not know of its tragic effects, convinced by greedy big business advertising that it is safe. Sadly, a few years ago when I learned about aspartame I checked out every single package of gum and mints at the register and every single one had aspartame listed.
Beware everyone, but also you pilots and pregnant mothers! You both have others on board.
“There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.” ~Soren Kierkegaard
“You have cancer.” As a wife and mother, those are the last words you ever want to hear.
Life was rolling along and my days were full with caring for a family, helping my husband run our remodeling business and putting our extra time into a church plant. And then cancer struck, not once, but twice.
The first time was in 2012: the diagnosis was ovarian cancer, stage 3.