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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness

Mom/wife tip: even when you can do something yourself, it's still good to ask for help for bonding moments like these I could have put this together while my son was napping, but instead I decided to save it as a project for my husband and son to work on together. My husband is way more patient than me when it comes to teaching our son new skills ...

DIY Seasoning Salts

DIY SEASONING SALTS Did you know you can flavor salt using essential oils? This comes in really handy as expats when certain fresh or dried herbs and spices are difficult to source Add a few drops of your desired certified pure therapeutic grade essential oil to a couple of tablespoons of salt. Stir and add to an empty spice shaker bottle for con...

Mama Tip Monday

MAMA TIP MONDAY First tip, get your kids involved in the cooking prep - especially if it involves vegetables. They are more likely to taste the veggies if they helped prepare it! Including them in dinner preparation also helps them have a sense of belonging and significance. Those moments of quality time help lessen bored or attention seeking mis...

Caption this

CAPTION THIS I don't even know where to start, but every time I see this picture I smile I can see his independence through the outfit he picked out, even if it doesn't exactly match. His favorite shirt because of the material and the football (soccer) on it, even though he has no idea how to play football (soccer). His favorite jacket because it...

Got hives? No problem!

GOT HIVES? NO PROBLEM My son is highly sensitive to bug bites, and they often cause hives to appear all over his body. When it first happened, I was shocked and worried about how it would affect him. Would it hinder his breathing? Did I need to take him to the emergency room? Now, I've got a special blend of oils that we roll on the welts, as we...