We often talk about roses and sunshine, and there is plenty of that. But the bare truth is that it’s frightening to be a parent. There are these times we need to cope when life isn’t fair. Fear and protection for my children. Only outweighed by a pure love so heavy that it makes my heart ache. This, bare, raw,… Read More
Butterfly thoughts are my thoughts that come and need to be spoken. They may be light hearted, or serious, or full of deep mindset work. Like butterflies, they float on the breeze and will fly back away unless I write them down. Enjoy!
Journal Prompts: What Are They? Do you journal? I discovered journaling as a child. I was a pretty shy kid, and writing offered me an outlet to express my feelings. As early as fourth grade, I kept a journal! I remember begging my Mom for it in JCPenney’s store. It was crucial to me to buy this little pink and white… Read More
CHOOSE TODAY, AND BE AWESOME: Let’s just be real today. It’s time for some honesty and a bit of tough love, too. TIME FOR HONESTY I woke up today in a not so great space. I needed some emotional support. Monday is not typically my BFF, and today was no exception. After talking my husband into getting our daughter… Read More
Mommy notes are little snippets of everyday humor that comes from parenting. Enjoy these, and don’t forget to share with a fellow parent! Have you been following my original Mommy Notes series? I post new Mommy Notes first to Instagram, so be sure to follow me on there if you haven’t already @essentialoilswithbetsy or find my hashtag #essentialoilswithbetsy. Real life as a… Read More
Don’t Rush It This morning as I dropped my little girl off at preschool, there was a note about kindergarten registration. Kindergarten! Just yesterday she was a teensy, not quite six pound baby. Now she is a five year old headed to kindergarten in the fall. I feel like I blinked, and all this time disappeared. It’s just… Read More