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Facing fears and winning at it

The idea of going half way across the country, driving, with just my son and I sounded like such an adventure when I started to plan it.  We planned stops all along the way to visit family and friends.  Little did I know how much he would teach me on just days 3 & 4.  When we started this 23 day journey we decided we would conquer frights and fears at some of our fun stops.  Let me tell you, B has superseded any expectation I could have ever had.  He is not a fan of snakes, and he held one.  Yes, it took some persuasion, of about 4 people, but he did it.  He does not like to be very high, but he conquered a medium sized rock climb at the zoo and even jumped down.  BUT....the most amazing thing he did was go up 7 stories high and seriously smash his height fear by “tackling” a very large and fast water slide. I am just in a awe of his newfound bravery.  
I am 38 years old, and I would never let someone “talk me” into holding a spider the way he decided to hold a snake.  I sure as …

Wool Dryer Balls For The Win

So, I’m a little late to the game. Maybe you are, too. Have you heard of wool dryer balls? I have been listening to friends and family rave about them for months now and I finally jumped on the bandwagon. I don’t see myself ever turning back.

For years I used fabric softener sheets, then I switched to the scent beads you put in with the wash, and then our whole lifestyle started to change when I joined Young Living (YL). So, the swap of nontoxic products slowly started to take over.

My first change was taking a mason jar and filling it halfway with baking soda and adding 10-20 drops of whatever oil(s) I wanted. Then, I would have to fill a giant, empty, glass pickle jar with wash cloths or small pieces of fabric and water and add the soda mixture and stir, stir, stir. But, adding this extra, wet cloth made drying time longer. So, I ordered a mass supply of the Young Living lavender baby wipes and while this fixed the added moisture problem, I would have to add 3-4 for larger loads, and…