I knew when I was pregnant my life was going to change. I had heard a million times that life with a baby can be hard, but I was prepared, ready and willing to change. I knew I had some issues to work through, my OCD schedule, my neat freakness and my unwillingness to go with the flow. I didn’t care – I was ready. And for the most part with my first I did. Of course there was adjustments and changes, but I was able to keep most of my life on track even with the pitter patter of little feet every morning. Everything fell back into place.
Until Baby number two entered the scene. When I was pregnant for the second time, I knew I had mastered this parenting thing once and could easily do it again. I was still able to be super worker, super wife and super mom – at least that’s what I thought. My oldest was walking and talking and didn’t need his mommy by his side anymore – Right?
Wrong my oldest needed me more now then ever and having newborn clinging to your side while taking care of him wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I was falling apart – missing appointments, screwing up my work schedule and crying every night over all the tasks that laid unaccomplished. I couldn’t function, I couldn’t see the other side out, each day I was just growing in stress and worry. I looked like I had it all together, but on the inside I was a mess.
That’s when I started digging back into my oils. I knew I needed to be able to relax and go with the flow more. My uptight personality needed to take a back seat for my kids. Enter Stress Away – my much needed companion through the day. I carry this literally with me everywhere and every time I feel myself starting to unravel I take a moment to roll on some stress away. I am instantly calmed and relaxed – ready to face the drama of parenting.
I don’t know if its a placebo effect and if it is I don’t care. What I do know is Young living’s essential oils are pure therapeutic grade – not the stuff you get in the store that is filled with synthetic products and fillers, but pure oils. I feel safe knowing they test each and every batch. Maybe, it’s the moment I take to put the oil on that relaxes me – I don’t know, but what ever it is or isn’t young living has helped me be calmer, more relaxed and go with the flow. I’m no longer drowning in my own mess of stress in worry, but learning to truly saver each and every moment, calmly – for the most part. 🙂
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How has baby number two changed you and how have you managed the unmanageable? Leave us a comment and let us know.