I don’t often like to look back and see the past as the “golden years,” but there is a lot to be said for how our grandparents/great-grandparents integrated into their neighborhoods. My grandmother talks fondly about her good friend that lived across the street with whom she would share a cup of coffee each morning after their children ran off to school.
How sweet is that? Am I the only one whose heart squeezes at the thought of having a neighbor with whom I can share moments on a porch swing or under trees on a blanket in the yard?
This has been on my mind a lot lately, and have I’ve been wrestling with how to be more a part of my neighborhood.
We all love having healthy, glowing skin. Whether you’re pregnant, postpartum, in between pregnancies, or done having babies it’s important to keep toxins out of your lotions.
This coconut oil lotion recipe is a fast and easy way to keep your skin nourished and hydrated. The Vitamin E oil is great for stretch marks caused by pregnancy. Adding your favorite quality essential oils lets you have fragrances that promote peace and relaxation.
Seasons are changing and while we love the cooler weather that pushes down, it brings with it runny noses, scratchy throats, and fatigue.
With that in mind we thought it would be a great time to give you a great list of alternatives to the normal hand sanitizer we send with our children. They can be so harsh on their sensitive skin, and can do more harm than good sometimes.
In my neighborhood someone recently started a mom’s Facebook group. I had never even thought of doing something like that, but what a great way to pull your community in tighter! It’s been a great place to post for mom’s meet-ups and play dates.
It’s kind of scary to branch out and meet new people. One way to overcome your fear is to invite a friend to help you! I’m not gonna lie. I did that and it worked out great!
Here are some ideas for helping to get the moms in your neighborhood together.
Being pregnant and hospitable at the same time can sometimes seem antithetical. Having an open home for friends and family can seem daunting, but with a few practical steps it can certainly be more efficient.
One way to limit clean-up time is the entertain outside.