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Monthly Archives: August 2012
The all-time most popular post I have written is this one from seemingly ages ago on how to make your own essential oil blends for skin care. This one post has spawned tons of questions from readers around the world about which essential oils are best for their particular skin. I never expected to be spending Sundays away from my daughter, but here I am at a local Starbucks, responding to the many questions I get each week about what carrier oil to use and which essential oils I like best for hormone-related breakouts. As I type out my answers … Continue reading
A couple days before my daughter’s birthday, she developed croup again. Good timing, little Apple! This time, the ringing, seal-like cough was unmistakable. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you know I’m an old hand at croup, as this is my 7th or 8th tour of duty. I’ve lost count of all the times I’ve sat in the bathroom holding her, with the hot shower running and the steam curling up all around us, fogging up the mirror. Looking back, here are all my many posts on croup and coughs and croupy coughs, and the list … Continue reading
My little girl is two years old! How fast time flies…I remember the day I birthed her so clearly, and how fast my life changed forever. For the better, of course! Today, I surprised her with balloons as soon as she woke up. We told her, “Happy birthday!” And started singing to her. However, as we got to the part where we inserted her name, she said defiantly, “No! I want happy birthday…Daddy!” Meaning, she wanted us to sing Happy Birthday to Daddy, instead of herself. Some snippets of “conversations” we’ve had today, to remember for posterity (or just, ‘Hilarious … Continue reading