Hello there! My name is Devin and I am a 30-something year old mom to 5 kids. We live in sunny southern California. Though, I’m originally from the east coast. My life pretty much revolves around my kids and my husband. I mean, I don’t really have too much time for anything else. My family means everything to me.
I want to reach out to other moms like me who just need a place to go and get away from their own reality for a few minutes each day. I want to share my life experiences with you. Especially those experiences of raising a large family. Our family situation is a little more complicated because my two oldest kids are not biologically mine. They are my step-kids, though I don’t love them any less than my biological kids. We live a fun, crazy, funny, hectic life and I’m sure you will get a few laughs out of what goes on around here.
I’m currently in the process of making some pretty significant life changes. The one that is most important to me is my new passion for essential oils. I have been wanting to rid my home of all the harsh chemical laden cleaners that make my lungs feel like they are closing up. I don’t want my kids breathing all that crud. And I sure didn’t want my little babies climbing on floors or sticking toys in their mouths that have been cleaned with said chemicals. I also needed something to help my baby sleep through the night.
My first two didn’t sleep through the night until about 2 years and I didn’t want to go down that road again. My husband suffers from allergies and I suffer from tension headaches so my good friend brought up the idea of using essential oils. I’ve found help with all these problems with Young Living Essential Oils. I want to share with you some of the amazing uses I’ve found for them, and hopefully help you detoxify your body and home with them as well.
If you are interested, I recommend the Premium Starter Kit. It comes with 11 amazing oils plus a diffuser and some other goodies. You can get it here. If you do decide to start on the oily journey with me, I’ll be right here to talk you through it. I’m always available to answer questions and help you along the way. I’ll also add you to an amazing oil group I’m part of on Facebook so you get the most out of your oils. And if you’re not digging the concept of essential oils, that’s ok too! I still hope you stick around because that is not what this blog is ALL about.
Another change I’m making is becoming more minimalistic. I am by no means a minimalist by the true definition, but I am working on minimizing and simplifying our home. We just have way too much crap! Seriously, there’s stuff in every room that needs to just go away! So I’m working getting rid of those things and sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) it means being very sneaky with my kids toys and clothes. Shhhhh. Recently, I’ve been following this great blog for some inspiration. She’s got a great tab labeled “Simplify Your Life” that I love!
I also want to improve my own physical health. I’ve been slowly but steadily gaining weight since my last born. Oops, sorry dear husband of mine! I’m working on it.
That’s just a little about me! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stick around! I would love to hear your comments or questions.