This thing called parenting…

Tessa BowersADHD, Autism, Life

Dance how you want to dance

Life is ever evolving but when you add parenting to the mix, suddenly you feel like you are on one of those loop-t-loop roller coasters. I used to be the mom of a child with sensory processing disorder with fine and gross motor development concerns.  I’ll be honest, this was hard, frustrating, and lonely. Last week that changed. Over the … Read More

Grief…

Tessa BowersLife

Grief Blog Image

Grief….. It doesn’t get better, it never does, it just gets different. Do you have a day or a week in your life that you wish you could skip or fast forward through?  I do.  It used to be just today, March 22.  But 6 years ago we added March 24 to the week and if it wasn’t for my … Read More

Sensory Overload is no Joke

Tessa BowersLife, Sensory Processing Disorder

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Sensory processing disorder is no joke friends.  Just when you think you’re on top of it and have your tool box all set for anything thrown your way, something new rears its ugly head. This morning I woke my daughter as usual in preparation for school.  I opened the blinds, turned the white noise maker off, turned the diffuser off, … Read More

New Year, New Me

Tessa BowersLife

2018 New YearGoals

Happy New Year!  It’s the time of year where you are supposed to sit down and make your goals for the year, choose your one word, declutter the house, and create your vision board. 365 clean pieces of paper to write your story on.  Well now its 362 days. Lately I’m having a hard enough time just making it through … Read More

Immune Support Gummies

Tessa BowersEssential Oils, Food Recipes

Tray of gummies

I’ve been making healthy gummies for my daughter to give her a little something special with out exposing her to the sugary dye versions that they sell at the stores.  Its always a bonus when I can sneak in something that  helps support her immune system and aid in promoting a healthy nights sleep.  Elderberry, Ningxia Red, and Tart cherry offers us … Read More

Car Chronicles Chapter 1

Tessa BowersCar Chronicles

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Every morning in the car on the way to school, my daughter comes up with some random question. And I’m not talking, whats the weather momma.  I’m talking deep, hurt your head, life discussions. Last week we discussed Merlot. Again. He comes up a lot in conversation. At least once a week, if not more.   Who is Merlot you … Read More

Essentials of Essential Oils

Tessa BowersEssential Oils

The Essentials On EOs

Are you completely new to essential oils,  thinking about taking the plunge, or have been using them for years?  During your research and use, if you are like me. you have visited tons of blogs and/or aromatherapy sites, maybe you have invested in some resources, researched several study sites, chatted with all your friends and now you are more confused then ever. … Read More

Chicken Curry Soup

Tessa BowersCategories, Essential Oils, Food Recipes

Chicken Curry Soup

I first created this soup several years ago when I had a doozy of a head cold and all I wanted to do was to be able to breathe through my nose again.  Now I get much of my respiratory support from essential oils, but this was pre essential oil use.  (Hard to be believe there was ever a time where … Read More

Crock Pot Apple Butter

Tessa BowersCategories, Essential Oils, Food Recipes

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We are well into apple season here and I have been busy making all things apples.  One of our favorite recipes, is Apple Butter.  There are always jars of this available in the freezer for eating or gifting. Lots of fond child hood memories around apples.  My dads apple pie, apple butter, apple picking, apple sauce, apples with peanut butter, … Read More

Bath Bombs

Tessa BowersCategories, Essential Oils

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I am totally addicted to making bath bombs.  They can be crazy temperamental but when you get them figured out they are gorgeous, smell amazing, make perfect gifts, and are highly supportive of your skin and emotional welfare.  (Actually its kind of okay when they are not spot on, then there are more for you 😉 ) After trying many … Read More