Three Things Every Mama Needs

Hey there, Mama!! I see you trying to make decisions on which diaper is best for your baby. I see you reheating your coffee for the 5th time before finally drinking it lukewarm. I see you trying to hold your tongue (and hold back the tears!) when your toddler dumps the craft bucket all over the floor. 

I see you, and I want you to know that you are doing a great job. 

Being a mama certainly isn’t easy, but you are doing great! And you - just you as you are! - were made to be a perfect match for your baby! 

As a mama myself, I know how hard it can be to decisions on what is best for your baby. So I wanted to share a few things with you that have been so helpful for me! 

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1. Give yourself grace. 

You are doing such a good job. It’s hard and you’re tired - I know. But know that you are rocking this mama life. Your littles are so blessed to have you as their role model! Breathe in, let things out, and know that at the end of the day all that matters is that they know that they are loved. 

2. Listen to seasoned mama advice.

I love to head over to ThinkBaby.org for some of this! There, three mamas have banded together to help you sort through brands, myths, ill advice, and so much more! There are heaps of tips and recommendations over there! I’m particularly loving the Secrets to Potty-Training post right now. We’re getting close to that stage (Alden is already 16 months!), so I’m reading up everything I can on it! You can read it here. And their tips for flying with a baby are so good! I only wish I had it 6 weeks ago before our flight to SLC. You can read about that here

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3. The Seedlings line. 

Young Living came out with an AMAZING line of baby products. We’ve used every single one daily since they released 13 months ago. I’m obsessed. They smell amazing and are clean and safe for our little ones! They have THE BEST wipes ever, a dual, tear-free shampoo/baby wash, the most divine linen spray, lotion, baby oil, and the only diaper rash cream that has ever worked for us! My favorite part is that they are filed with nourishing ingredients that aren’t harming my family. It takes all of the guess-work and comparisons out for you and it’s delivered right to your door from Young Living. 

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Never doubt that you are doing a great job! Your baby adores you and you are such a good mama! 

DIFFUSING ON THE GO
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I got the new Gentle Mist diffuser a couple months ago, but realized I hadn't told y'all about it! Long story short, I'm obsessed, and my family is too! Alden LOVES it. Seriously freaks out every time I pull it out! 

I keep this at my desk and then pop it in my purse when I go somewhere! I'm about to grab another one to keep in our car at all times. I have the ORB diffuser too and love that for travel, but this one is truly SO simple. I just can't love it enough!!

Here's some of what I've been diffusing lately:

+ FRANKINCENSE: seriously my mommy moment of zen each day. When Alden is freaking out or when I just need a moment of calm, I pop this in and just diffuse it right in my face. Instant calm for me!

+ GENTLE BABY: toddler tantrum tamer might be an appropriate name here. Just pop a drop in the diffuser and blast right on them when things get a little crazy. It's highly diluted, so no worries there ;) Alden loves it and it calms him down right away! Perfect for when we are on the go and can't get home for nap-time on schedule!

+ MOTIVATION: perfect for when I've got a long to-do list! I love to diffuse this when I have a mountain of laundry to do, or when I'm settling down to tackle some work goals!

+ SACRED MOUNTAIN: my current go-to when I'm having a rough day! I pop two drops of this in and just breathe deeply. Truly transforming!

+ CEDARWOOD: if we're having trouble winding down at night, I adore diffusing this one! Just diffuse it all over my body and it's so soothing. 

+ SPEARMINT: I adore this one in the car if there are tummy troubles!! It's refreshing, soothing, and uplifting! Totally changes the air too, which I love and is SO needed when there are tummy issues at play!

If y'all haven't snagged the Gentle Mist yet, you need to! Go run and make a quick order now, because having a diffuser with you 24/7 is truly life changing! 

If you're not a member with Young Living yet, you can grab your's here!

Just select the Premium Starter Kit of your choice (I LOVE all of them, but the Dewdrop Diffuser, Aria Diffuser, and Savvy Minerals Cool 2 are my personal favorites), and then add the Gentle Mist to your order and check out!

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If you're not ready to dive all in with the oils, grab the Basic Kit (you'll want the Stress Away that's in there!! it's a beach dream in the diffuser!), and then sign up for Essential Rewards (you can cancel at any time, but you'll be getting 10% back on your order today if you do it this way!), add the Gentle Mist Personal Diffuser, Cedarwood, Orange, and Sacred Mountain, and check out! Those give you so many diffuser combo options! 

You won't regret it!!