As much as I love motherhood and the joy of being with my two little girls day after day, I must admit that there are moments I feel like I can't go on.
There are days when I feel void of patience...when facing their bickering, whining, and temper tantrums feels like more than I can handle.
I have, on occasion thrown things. I have yelled and carried on, scaring my children and adding to the chaos of those moments.
Then there is the inevitable regret that overwhelms me, and tempts me to label myself as a horrible, unfit mother.
The truth is I am not horrible, nor am I unfit to care for these precious little girls. I AM weak, and I am learning how to love and nurture both myself and my family, but the learning is not without mistakes.
Along with prayer and a few minutes to myself, I have discovered some amazing essential oils to help calm these feeling, and allow me to deal more peacefully with those I love.
There are three main oils I have used in these situations. They are doTERRA blends, and they have become dear friends and a real support system in the middle of the occasional madness. Elevation - a joyful blend, Balance - a grounding blend, and Serenity - a calming blend
The way I usually apply these oils is a drop or two of Elevation and Serenity on my chest, over my heart and then a drop or two of Balance on the bottoms of my feet. It does wonders to calm me and it helps in my desire to be gentle with myself and with my children.
I have used this same combination on my girls when they are having a temper tantrum or wake up crying in the night. Applying these oils to my girls and even my husband has helped them feel loved and nurtured.
My girls love having Lavender and OnGuard (another oil blend) applied every night before bed. We have been learning how to incorporate these oils into our daily routine and they are blessing our family, and even improving our outlook on life!
So...I have decided to share the doTERRA experience and give away one of my favorite oil blends...Serenity!!
You can use this calming blend in any situation that causes you stress! First day of school, or a new job. You can apply it before giving a presentation to a group of people, or before a big test. Use it for anything and everything, and then let me know what you think!!
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You will be entered once for each of the above entries.
I will be choosing the winner on December 31, New Years Eve, and will mail it out to you on Monday January 2nd!
Here's to a new year filled health and wholeness!