• An Introduction to Essential Oils and The 5 Ways You Should Be Using Them

    CommerBy now you have probably heard of essential oils if you are not already using them. I first started using essential oils about 20 years ago. Back then I mainly used them as an air freshener, as an alternative to popular chemical “plug-ins”. However, nowadays my use of essential oils goes well beyond freshening the air in my home. The History of Essential Oils Essential oils and their benefits were first discovered centuries ago. Many historians believe that Egyptians used essential oils in cosmetics and aromatics dating as far back as 4500 B.C. However, more recently multi-level marketing (MLM) companies started producing essential oils. These MLM have helped make oils…

  • The Benefits of Story Time

    Have you been skipping out on taking your children to the local story time? Are you so busy at night, with dinner, baths, and then rushing for bedtime, that you’re skipping reading a bedtime book? I get it. Really I do. When A was little, we were at story time multiple days a week and almost every night I was reading one of his many books to him. Then he got older. He got a little brother. We got busier. Story time got pushed aside. We were never attending local story times and I found that we rarely were doing bedtime stories. But story time is really so important and…

  • Celebrate Earth Day and make these 10 simple changes to be more green (eco-friendly)! | thislittleblogofmind.com

    Be Green: 10 Simple Changes You Can Make At Home

    Earth Day is right around the corner! So I got to thinking about the first changes I made in my life to live a little more green. There are many reasons to make changes and live a more Simple Natural Life. One of those reasons is to help take care of the Planet Earth. Another reason is to reduce the number of toxic chemicals you bring into your home. Global Warming At this point in time, scientists have concluded that humans are responsible for 70-100% of the earth’s global warming. Shocked? Yeah, I know. The number one cause of the rapid rate of global warming is greenhouse gases. Human activities are…

  • Tofu noodle soup is a plant-based alternative to chicken noodle soup. It’s vegan and can easily be made gluten-free. It’s easy to make and full of flavor. | thislittleblogofmind.com

    The Best Tofu Noodle Soup

    Today’s recipe is Tofu Noodle Soup. If you love tofu, you’ll love this recipe. If you don’t love tofu, don’t run away just yet! This soup will provide a satisfying hearty dish.    This page probably contains affiliate links. You can read the full disclosure policy here. If you purchase something through a link on this page This Little Blog of Mind will receive a commission at no cost to you. Myself and my family thanks you for helping support this blog. The Base The base of this soup is similar your typical chicken noodle soup. It contains onion, garlic, carrots, celery, parsley, and seasoning. Since this soup is plant-based…

  • Stop temper tantrums now using gentle parenting (conscious discipline) methods. | thislittleblogofmind.com

    3 Steps To Stop Tantrums Now

    Is your child in a tantrum throwing stage? Have you been trying to figure out how you are going to stop these tantrums without going crazy? As a (nurse practitioner) student I learned that many parents will come to you exasperated and ask “how can I stop the tantrums?!” The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that parents “ignore them”. Mmmokay, doc, got it! Now back to reality. How am I supposed to ignore the child who is screaming and throwing his body on the floor of Target because I won’t buy them the new (insert toy) now? Sure I can ignore my son as he makes a spectacle of himself…