Meal Planning 101

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Oh, my.

Why do I even have a blog anymore?

Perhaps it’s a little subconscious experiment I have called, “IS it possible to completely kill a blog by never posting anymore?”

Seriously–just “like” the blog’s facebook page.  That’s all I have time for anymore–a quick photo or story about the kids, perhaps a good ol’ fashioned debate about Monsanto–because life has been so…completely…crazy.

Good crazy–don’t worry.  Just feeling overwhelmed by everything.

ANYways, I’ve mentioned several times on the blog’s facebook page that we love ourselves some Taco Tuesdays in this house.  I got a text the other night saying this person and her family were now on board with Taco Tuesdays.

Be the change you want to see in the world, am I right?  The world needs Taco Tuesdays.

So, I decided to post a few things about meal planning if you all are into that sort of thing.

I’ve tried monthly menu rotations.  I’ve tried a 2 week rotation plan.

I have scrapped those and just went with what’s working in our house and gets the LEAST amount of complaining.

Every night of the week has a theme, and we will repeat that theme…all month long.

In January, something new will be added and something taken off because December’s meal plan calls for Roast Chicken every Wednesday evening.  Folks, that’s a LOT of homemade broth that I will make using the bones that just can’t go to waste.

Me thinks January will include “Chicken Noodle Soup” on Wednesdays instead.

So, here’s my step-by-step on how I meal plan.  (Have I talked about this before?  I can’t remember.  Who’s the best blogger in the world, baby?  This girl.)

1.)  Make the menu.  Lucky for you, I’m posting our December menu (which is definitely different than most other months because we will be gone from Christmas to after the New Year.  Hurray for a smaller grocery bill, amen?)

Here’s our December menu:  Meal Plan December

2.)  Once you have made out your menu plan, make a list of every single ingredient you will need.  I’m talking, down to “salt” or “sugar.”  (For example:  Taco Tuesdays in our house need the following ingredients:  taco shells [crunchy or soft, you pick], ground beef, cheese, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, and spinach).  But here’s the thing:  if we’re having that four times in the month, you need all of that…times four.  So, yes, you’re going to need to go back to the store and get the fresh stuff because it obviously won’t keep in the refrigerator.

3.)  Once you have your list of every single ingredient you will need for your meals, go through your pantry, freezer, and refrigerator and cross off anything you already have on hand.

4.)  Now, if you go to more than one store to shop, break out your ingredient lists under whatever store you’ll be buying them at.  (For example:  dairy is cheaper at Sam’s Club for us in KC.  Anything dairy goes under the Sam’s Club list.  I know that grape jelly, however, is cheaper at Aldi, etc.)  I would have loved to tell you how much to get of each ingredient for that December list, but we’re a family of 7 with 6 people eating.  Other families are larger, some smaller–you’ll have to figure it out.  Plus, my family just killed 2.5 lbs. of ground beef on Taco Tuesday last week, so I’m still trying to figure out a.)  how in the world that happened and b.)  what we’re going to eat when they are all teenagers.  (On the blog’s facebook page, several people suggested half ground turkey/half ground beef or even chicken for tacos.  I suggested this to my husband this week on Taco Tuesday and was met with the response I knew was coming:  Um, no.

5.)  Go shopping.  

6.)  When you get home, do ANYTHING you possibly can in preparation for your meals.  (For example:  I take all ground beef and make it into mini meatloaves for the freezer, and I put them in separate bags, already portioned out for dinner.   I then cook up the rest of the ground beef and add in my homemade taco seasoning.  I then let it cool, and I package it in portions for the freezer.)  I would love to get back to total freezer cooking for the month, but that generally consists of a lot of casserole type dishes, and since half of us can’t have dairy, and I’m not doing any grains, it makes it rough.  This is the best I can do at the moment under the circumstances, but I REALLY miss being able to just pull something out of the freezer and throw it into the oven.

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7.)  Stick to the plan.  I find that if I print OUT the menu plan and hang it on the refrigerator, we stick to it.  If I write it out, for some reason, I’m more apt to change things around, disregard what we’re having, and I’m tempted to grab something from a restaurant instead.  Print it out…hang it up…and look at it every day.  Make sure you are pulling things out of the freezer if you put them in the freezer.  Whole chickens need a few days in the refrigerator to thaw–and even then, I generally have to put them in the sink with some water just to be sure.

That’s it.  That’s what I do at the end of every month to start prepping for another month.

Or, today is the 13th, and I already made December’s menu plan out.  Whatever you need to do, people.

Bonus recipe?  Thought you’d never ask:

Homemade Taco Seasoning (so much tastier and healthier than the stuff in the packet!)

2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground oregano

Make up a bunch of this.  Keep it on hand.  Pull out how ever much you need to season your ground beef.

Catholic Schoolhouse Lapbooks

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I’ve had A LOT of people e-mail me as of late to ask about how we either do Catholic Schoolhouse in general or how we do our lap books.

So, this is a post on CSH lap books.

First of all, we’re taking two weeks to cover every one week of Catholic Schoolhouse this year.

Why?  It allows us to stay on pace with our little CSH group (two other families and us) when it comes to Art and Science.  We’re only meeting two Fridays a month, so my kids finish a week and get to do the Science and Art activity from that week–so far.  We’ll see how far off course we get once cold/flu season hits!

The other reason I’ve chosen to take two weeks to cover every one week is so we actually have time to do the fun projects I’ve been saving.  This year we’re discussing American History and Westward Expansion, and since we live in the heart of Westward Expansion Territory, we plan on really using this to our advantage.

But onto the lap books.  Lap books are one of my boys’ favorite activities.  We did a few last year, but this year I thought we would do a lap book with all of the information from each week of Catholic Schoolhouse.  As stated above, this gives us two weeks to finish one lap book–much more manageable!

What do you use for your lap books?

File folders.  We then hole punch them and tie them with yarn or shoestring.

What do you put in your lap books?

I put all of the information from each week of CSH in each lap book.  Some of these pages I make myself, others I get off the Internet.  Pinterest has been an absolute lifesaver in this regard.

Here is Week 2′s lap book.  Feel free to click on the images to see a bigger version.

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I designed the lap book cover.

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The timeline sheets were a Pinterest find–LOVE these!  Love seeing the boys’ artistic interpretations of the events on the timeline!

The other information on the left-hand cover was stuff I printed up in Microsoft Word.

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Drew up a quick “All About Saint…” sheet in Microsoft Word.  The kids filled it out about St. Kateri Tekakwitha.

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This is a “Master Composer Report” I designed in Microsoft Word.  They filled it out about Bach.

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This was a Pinterest find.  They have all sorts of coloring pages for historical characters.  This was Hernando de Soto.

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Another coloring page for Francisco Coronado.

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This is a “Person of Interest” page I made in Microsoft Word.  The boys were horrified by the actions of Sir Francis Drake (I surely don’t remember hearing in school about how he sacked and destroyed Catholic churches in the new world–I believe he was presented to us as a sort of hero!).

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And then they colored a picture of Sir Francis Drake.  (Technically I think this was supposed to be Sir Walter Raleigh, but that hat…that feather–it just looked like a guy who would sack some Catholic churches!)

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These pages were another Pinterest find to help us expand upon the Reptiles and Amphibians part of Science.

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The back inner and outer back cover where they had to write their skip counting and the next part of Psalm 22, and paste the Latin they are learning.

(For those confused, the Psalm we are learning is typically referred to as Psalm 23 by most people, however, it is Psalm 22 in the Catholic Bible.  I just happened to make a typo and write Psalm 24 when making this.  But it’s Psalm 22.  Confused?  Good.)

And that’s our lap book for week 2 in Catholic Schoolhouse.

We did lap books for Week 1 as well, and the kids also dressed up in costumes they put together and portrayed a character from that week’s information.

P was Juan Ponce de Leon.

D was a Hopi Indian Chief–complete with some homemade Indian fry bread we made so he could serve it to Dad while he watched the “show.”

E decided to be a bat.  Because we studied mammals.

The kids are currently working on week 3 this week, and we already have a good chunk of our lap books already done.  I’ll try to post pictures next week of the finished product–and hopefully get a picture of them in their costumes on “Presentation Night.”

Just a typical little Wednesday…

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Well, it’s been awhile since I’ve a.)  had a minute to sit down and bang out a blog post  and b.)  actually had something to blog about.

Other than essential oils–DING!  DRINK, TIMMAN!

Anyways, this week has been crazy, and last night just added to the craziness of it.

This girl right here

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started complaining that her tummy and her back were hurting last night.

And then she began crying because her tummy and back were hurting so bad.

We had her do the normal things parents do when kids complain of tummy issues, and she was still in pain.  She kept pointing very high up on her stomach–pretty much on her sternum.

So, I loaded her and the baby up in the car at 7:30 at night and took them up to urgent care.

On the way, the daughter was chitchatting happily in the backseat, and I was thinking, “Once we make it to the urgent care parking lot, I’m just going to turn around and head back home.  This child is fine.”

However, as we neared the urgent care, the child started crying hysterically again and complaining that her tummy and back were hurting.

Alright.  You win, lady.

The doc and a nurse came in and looked her over while I explained what was going on.

“It just really made us concerned because she was pointing so high on her stomach when we asked where the pain was,” I explained.

The doc noted that she went pale every time her tummy started hurting and decided an x-ray was needed.  He told me it would be a few minutes before they could get her back.

While we sat in the germ-infested room, watching some cartoon that was on the tv, the child announced, “I HAVE TO GO POTTY!” while crying again.

We headed over to a bathroom where…not much happened.

We walked back to the germ-infested room, watching some cartoon that was on the t.v.  Not five minutes later, she announced, “I HAVE TO GO POTTY!” while crying again.

We headed back over to the bathroom where…a LOT happened.  A LOT.

She immediately announced, “I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!” and skipped back to the room.

Skipped.

The x-ray tech came in to take us back, and I said, “Well, I think we won’t be needing the x-ray.  I think she just helped herself, actually.”

She sent the doc back in (meanwhile, daughter is just hap-hap-happy as a clam now, watching cartoons), and I explained what had just taken place in the restroom.

“Well, good.  Sounds like she’s fine then after that monster poop.”

I can’t make that up.  A medical professional said that to me.

Because, you know, the medical terms were just FLYING around that place.

So, doc–how much are you going to charge me for that scientific diagnosis?

We loaded up and headed home.

While on the ride home, the skies above us opened up, and a torrential downpour dumped itself on us.

While I was driving on the highway in Kansas City, America.

Now, some people look like this when it’s raining

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But I look more like this

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So, I slowed down to 40 mph (which I thought was living dangerously at that point since I couldn’t see the lines on the road), and I had cars (and semis–my favorite!) WHIZZING past me in the left-hand lane.

My favorite was when a motorcycle cop went whizzing past me at 80 mph.  In the torrential downpour.

Anyways, as I’m putt-putting it down the highway, praying and singing as loudly as I could, a semi comes up beside me in the left-hand lane.

As he flies past me, I notice that the truck suddenly disappears.

I’m talking, I can’t see the truck seconds after it passed me.

So, I realize that all of his lights suddenly went off…or out.

The term “ghost truck” ACTUALLY entered my brain while I was trying to sort out what happened.  And then I thought, “Did the truck just get hit by lightning, and now the electrical system has failed?!”

While I’m thinking these ridiculous and irrational thoughts, suddenly something starts crashing around on my windshield–while I’m still driving in the torrential downpour thinking about ghost trucks.

I start screaming, “IS IT A TREE BRANCH?!  IS THERE A TORNADO?!  WHAT IS HAPPENING?!” aloud in the car while hitting the brakes.

And that’s when I realized that my windshield wiper had decided to snap almost in half and was hanging on by a thread–just enough to let it flap wildly around on my windshield in the downpour.

And I wasn’t even close to being home yet.

So, for the rest of the trip I fought rain so hard I couldn’t see, huge trucks that were flying past me, and a whacked-out windshield wiper that was violently flapping around and not helping me see any better.

By the time we got home, my adrenaline was through the roof, and my nerves were completely fried.

And both kids were sound asleep in the backseat.

The end.

Thyroid Support Group for Husbands…

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Well, it’s been three years since I was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, and it has NOT been a smooth and easy journey.  I’m finally at a point where I can say it’s being “managed” and not out of control like it has been throughout the three years, and that is a great feeling.

And for those who live with someone diagnosed with Hypothyroidism, life suddenly changes for them as well.

I often joke that there needs to be some sort of support group for husbands who have a Hypo wife–where they can get together and listen to stories and go, “REALLY?!  I THOUGHT MY WIFE WAS THE ONLY ONE!”

Here’s how I think it would go…

[dreamy music sequence here]

Leader:  “Good evening!  Let’s all rise and say the pledge.”

Group:  “We are husbands who love our wives.  Hypothyroidism has changed our lives.  We promised to love in sickness and when well.  But sometimes Hypothyroidism feels like our own little hell.  Play ball!”

Leader:  “Okay, who would like to begin?”

Bob:  “Uh, well, I guess I’ll go.  Hi, my name is Bob.”

Group:  “HI, BOB!”

Bob:  “And, uh, I live with a wife who has Hypothyroidism.  She was diagnosed six months ago.  Um, well, she’s just not the same wife I once knew.  We used to go running together–we even ran half-marathons together–and now she can’t even get out of bed on some days.”

Leader:  “Can I just interrupt here for a moment, Bob?  The not getting out of bed thing–what’s the longest anyone here has had a wife not get out of bed?  Do I hear one day?”

Man:  “Yep!  One day right here!”

Leader:  “One-day-I’ve-got-one-day-do-I-hear-two-days?  Two-days?  Anyone-out-there-with-two-days?”

Another man:  “TWO HERE!”

Leader:  “We’ve-got-two-right-there-can-I-hear-three-days?  Anyone?  Three-days”

Another man:  “THREE RIGHT HERE!”

Leader:  “We’ve-got-three-over-there-can-I-get-four-days?  Anyone-with-four-days?  No?  Three days–going once…twice…SOLD to Steve back in the corner!  You are the winner of this pain cream to rub on her joints when she can barely walk up the stairs due to the Hypothyroidism!”

[Applause]

Leader:  “Anyone else want to go?”

Mike:  “I’ll go.  Hi, my name is Mike.”

Group:  “HI, MIKE!”

Mike:  “Cindy was diagnosed with Hypothyroidism a year ago.  We’ve had issues getting her medication filled each month, she’s went without her medication for a few days, and that’s when the crying starts.  I mean, she just bawls.  She’s called me at work, and I’ve had to go home because she is just laying there in bed, bawling hysterically.  She’s incredibly depressed, too.  I would give anything to see her smile again.  And the brain fog!  She can’t remember ANYTHING anymore!  It’s like living with my grandma!  I’ve found her car keys in the refrigerator, she can’t remember where she put groceries she just unloaded five minutes ago–”

Jim:  “Wait–does she have trouble talking?”

Mike:  “YES!  She’ll be in the middle of sentence, and suddenly she can’t think of the word she wants to use!  And she can’t figure out an alternative word, either!  It’s like her mind went completely blank!”

Jim:  “Mm-hmm.  Sarah does that all the time.  I just want to yell, ‘SPIT IT OUT, WOMAN!’”

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Tom:  “Can we just all address the temperature issue?  Please?”

[Applause]

Leader:  “Tom? What’s on your mind?”

Tom:  “I am a man.  I work hard to provide for my family.  And when I come home, I want to come home to a house that is at a REASONABLE temperature.  It’s 80 degrees in our house in the middle of summer, and Janie has THREE quilts on the bed, and she goes to bed dressed like we live in the Alps!  Meanwhile, I’m sweating to death and wondering if I’m going to die of heat stroke in my sleep–and her TEETH are chattering!  WHAT IS UP WITH THEM BEING COLD ALL THE DANG TIME?!”

Group:  “YEAH!”

Carl:  “And what about the hair?  The hair that is all over the place?  Our shower looks like Chewbacca died, and the floors aren’t looking much better!  Tracy’s hair is all over the place!  Does it EVER stop falling out?!  And what happened to her eyebrows?  It was like one minute they were there, and then the next minute, her eyebrows were nearly GONE!”

Pete:  “Sharon’s eyebrows did the same thing!  I don’t get it!”

John:  “Um, excuse me–am I in the wrong group?  My wife talks like a rabid squirrel, is hot all the time, and can eat everything she wants while still losing weight…?”

Leader:  “That’s the HypERthyroidism group next door, John.  Room 102.”

John:  “Oh, okay–that makes more sense now!  Thanks!”

Leader:  “Before we close for the night, I think Dave has something exciting to share.  Dave?”

Dave:  “Yeah, well, I think you all know that Susan was diagnosed four years ago, and it has been one heck of a journey.  I listen to what you’re saying—the depression, the fatigue, the crying, the freezing.  We’ve been there, done that, bought the Synthroid, am I right?  Anyways, for the past year, Susan’s Hypothyroidism has been completely under control.  Her emotions, her body temperature—they have all been stable.  She’s smiling again.  She’s actually participating in life rather than sitting in the corner, staring off blankly—it’s like she was just watching life go by.  But now, the old Susan is back–she has energy again, and her memory is back!  We couldn’t be happier!”

[Applause.  Tears from Robert sitting in the corner, but he squeezes his temples to hide it like he has a headache.]

Leader:  “Well, unfortunately our group session is out of time for tonight.  Come back next week, guys, because we will be talking about how many hours of sleep a normal person needs (6-8) vs. how many hours of sleep a hypo patient needs (14 or more).  Hang in there, guys.  You’re not alone!  I know it can feel like you’re living with a completely different person than the woman you married, but it WILL get better.  Now, let’s all high-five and grab a beer.”

Our battle with eczema comes to a close…

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Well, we’ve entered the land of Eczema–a word I can’t remember how to spell, and a condition I don’t really understand.

Our 2 year-old started to develop little dry patches on his face.  They would flare up red, sometimes to the point of bleeding, and I had no idea what they were.

I even googled “ringworm” because apparently I thought a 2 year-old could get ringworm on his face.

Where my hypochondriacs at?!  HOLLA!

Anyways, I finally realized we were dealing with excema ezcema exzcema eczema, and I needed to figure out what was causing the eczema.

While I started looking at his diet, I started looking at–you guessed it–my essential oils that I had just received in my Premium Starter Kit.

Many many google searches would tell me that many a person had found success with lavender for eczema.  Well, what was the harm in trying?

I grabbed the lavender and the coconut oil, and every morning and evening I began applying a little bit to the patches on his face.  (This was after trying vaseline, Crisco, Crisco+vaseline, Aquaderm, other lotions, etc.)

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I was starting to see results.  The redness was fading, and the dryness was as well.

In the mix, I had let the child drink some almond milk one day because we were out of regular milk, and the child became an addict.

Have you ever dealt with an almond milk addict?  Those people are nuts. (HA!  NUTS?!  GET IT?!)

ANYways, the kid was addicted to almond milk and would seriously throw a fit if he saw the cow’s milk jug come out of the refrigerator.

But I noticed something:  every time he had cow’s milk, the eczema would flare up again bright red.

Hmmmm.

So, it was yesterday that I finally called the fight:  he’s off cow’s milk as well.  If dairy allergies are genetic, and I, myself, had issues with cow’s milk as a child (and it STILL causes me to have migraines if I drink cow’s milk!), and we’re dealing with a baby who can’t have cow’s milk and a 7 year-old who is FINALLY getting back to normal in the intestinal department because HE’S off cow’s milk–what are the odds that the 2 year-old might be battling a dairy allergy?

(By the way, run-on sentences are totally genetic, too, I think.  So, have fun with THAT one, kids.)

So, we officially took him off of cow’s milk yesterday.

Oh, but his face?  Let’s check out what the Young Living lavender essential oil did for the eczema:

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We’re not completely out of the woods yet, but we can definitely see the sunshine streaming in as we continue down this path!

Disclaimer:  I am not a doctor.  I am just a homeschooling stay-at-home mom.  The information contained on this website is not meant to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  The information represents what I, an Independent Distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, have chosen to do to take charge of my own personal health and that of my family.  Statements on this website have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products on this site are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition, consult your physician before using these products.

FREE $20.00 off voucher for Essential Oils Premium Starter Kit!

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WOW! This is exciting!

If you have been thinking about enrolling as a wholesale member with Young Living Essential Oils, I have ONE $20.00 voucher available just for you! This would allow you to purchase the Premium Starter Kit for $20.00 off the everyday price! I only have ONE voucher, so this is going to be on a first come-first serve basis. Once it’s gone, it’s GONE!

The Premium Starter Kit is an excellent way to sample the “everyday” oils–oils you will find yourself using every day to help with everything from seasonal allergies to stress!  

The Premium Starter Kit includes the following:

5 ml bottle Lavender

5 ml bottle Lemon

5 ml bottle Peppermint

5 ml bottle PanAway

5 ml bottle Peace and Calming

5  ml bottle Purification*

5 ml bottle Thieves

5 ml bottle Valor

5 ml bottle Joy

5 ml bottle Frankincense*

5 ml bottle Stress Away

samples of Lemon, Lavender, Thieves, Peppermint, and Peace and Calming

2 sample packages of NingXia Red supplemental drink

(Due to supply constraints, Purification and Frankincense will temporarily be replaced with DiGize and Sacred Frankincense for a limited time.)

 

 

Let me know if you are interested in enrolling with Young Living Essential Oils and grabbing the Premium Starter Kit, and the $20.00 off voucher is YOURS!

Remember–enrolling with Young Living as a wholesale member allows you access to these essential oils at wholesale prices. You’re never required to sell them–you can just buy what you need and start your family down the road to better health instantly!

Helping Children Sleep with Essential Oils

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I’m a fan of sleep.

And I’m really good at it.

I almost went pro in college.

While pregnant with my first child, people would always say, “Sleep now–you won’t sleep for a LONG time!”

You don’t know what they mean until you’re living it.

And we’ve been living it for about five years now.

It all started when our second child was born–he was not a sleeper.  

At all.

There were nights I would stare at him and really wonder if he was part robot because seriously–how could a BABY not want to SLEEP?!  Isn’t that just what they DO for the first three months?!

He is now our most energetic child (with a heart of gold!), and it takes him a long time to wind down for bed every night.

It’s not uncommon for him to STILL be up at 10:00 at night–and he got up at 6:00 that morning!

So, when I received my Premium Starter Pack from Young Living, I immediately set about trying to figure out what would help him settle down a little earlier in the night.

It was one day, during lunch, when I decided to diffuse some lavender in the hopes that it would help lunch to be calmer and quieter than it was the day before that I noticed something:  we were all nodding off.

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We could all barely keep our eyes open!  I immediately threw some peppermint in the diffuser to wake us back up while I headed into the kitchen to whip up some “Sleepy Spray.”

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(If we only had one room with children in it, I would just turn the diffuser on at night in the room with lavender in it.  We have two rooms with kids in it, though, so this is not feasible at the moment.

I have a dream.  I have a dream that one day I will own diffusers in EVERY room of the house.)

I grabbed a spray bottle and the lavender essential oil.  After placing 20 drops of the lavender essential oil in the water, I gave the spray bottle a quick shake before whipping out my label maker.

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Boom.

Sleepy Spray–DONE!

Now to put it to the test!  

That night, as we were putting the kids to bed, I announced that I would be spraying the “Sleepy Spray” in their rooms to help them sleep.

I sprayed it in the room, on pillows, and on stuffed animals that they sleep with.

The kids?  Excited.  Loved it.

(You could also call this “Good Dreams Spray!”)

That night, three of them were out immediately, and our 5 year-old was out at 8:30 p.m.–which is HUGE in this house.  HUGE.

He now demands I spray HIM before bed.

But wait–there’s more!

When my Essential Rewards came this month, I had thrown a bottle of Cedarwood Essential Oil in the order.

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I had been reading a lot of testimonies about how Cedarwood was helping people go to sleep quickly.  Cedarwood is said to promote relaxation, balance, and increase mental focus while also regulating melatonin levels.

For $11.25 for a 15ml bottle since I’m a wholesale member, I decided to give it a shot!

I had read many a mom’s testimonies about how only one drop on the bottom of each big toe of their child helped them go to sleep quicker AND sleep through the night.

Take your socks off, kids!  We’re DOING this!

Results?  Our five year-old is out around 8:30 every night, sleeps through the night, and is waking up feeling rested.

Our 2 year-old, by the way, had started a fun game called “Let’s Wake Up Before the Sun Comes Up at 5:00 In the Morning!” and my husband I and I thought we were a bit too old for that game.

Cedarwood on his big toes before bed the last couple of nights seem to have helped him get back on his normal sleep schedule, and he’s waking up at 6:30 in the morning like normal.

What’s that?  Does it just work for kids, you say?

Funny story!  We just spent the weekend with my husband’s family.  My brother-in-law was watching me oil the kids before bed, and we were discussing Cedarwood oil.  I mentioned that it’s supposed to help induce sleep, and he grabbed the bottle and started dabbing it on his neck, behind the ears, and on his temples.  

Twenty minutes later, he started yawning and said he was going to bed.  

I held up the bottle of Cedarwood oil with a pointed look, and his eyes grew wide when he realized that the oil worked.

VICTORY IS MINE!

So, that’s our sleepy little story.  Mom is happy.  Kids are happy.

And they all lived sleepily ever after.

 

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