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Homeschooling – no more fights… please

Have you been running thin of patience? Just wanting to see the end. If you’ve been rocking this and relishing in all the together time I hear you, but it hasn’t all been rainbows and lollipops. Just a day when it all runs smoothly and there’s no fights and arguing. Wouldn’t that be a dream!

Chalk drawing and Hopscotch!
Writing site words on footpath is another great fun learning activity.

People thrive on community and connection and no more than our children who are used to being in a classroom filled with 24+ other bodies every day. Their energy bouncing around the room. Their playgrounds are closed,

Playgrounds closed.  Swings tied up and forts locked off like a crime scene.
Playgrounds closed. Swings tied up and forts locked off like a crime scene.

and sports canceled. The joy in sharing jokes and running around with friends snatched away from them two months ago. They are over their siblings, parent-teachers who are so bossy and at their last tether.

Homeschooling - work he's most proud of: drone and fox drawing!
Homeschooling proud of his work! Fox and Drone drawing all by himself.

Deep appreciation and gratitude to teachers even more so now. I have been thinking for the few years, what a task they have with all those students, marking, grading, setting homeworking, planning, and programming to a rigorous set of requirements.

This gig can be hard, and yes we can look on the bright side, we are fortunate we’re not sick, we have all of our essentials covered. However, there are only so many daily psychological stresses you can bear and your children can bear before it all becomes too much. You may know my expertise is in fitness so you’d think I’d be all over the PE requirements of homeschooling, well no… when I looked we were supposed to do 3 physical fitness tests each session about 40-50 minutes to complete from setting up. On Friday to break away from an argument with one child over English or Geography we got into the backyard to start with the PE. On top of the 3 fitness tests, there were also basketball drills and other activities. Plus a timetable to complete their daily schedule. Given that the kids only have one 30min session usually each week, my child was surprised at the amount of PE. So yep I felt like a failure, we could have done this. But you know what I am not going to beat myself up about it because fresh air and scooter rides down the road are even more important than ticking of worksheets.

I read today an article “How to stop Kids fighting” and it left me feeling really like I had no more answers, and this stuff is too fluffy to work in my house. Here’s the truth, each squabble or fight is going to be different and you need many many tools in your toolkit to work through them. I am going to share here some practical things I have done or turned to of late, in the hope they may help someone else.

Tool Kit Ideas for Flipping Mindsets:

  1. Let them sort it out themselves. Invaluable negotiation skills, and building emotional intelligence.
  2. Break it up and separate them. Physically I am not always able to do this, especially when a child is not agreeable to it, but when I can get them in separate spaces and let everyone breathe in their own space.
  3. Change of scenery – take them for a drive, take them outside to kick the ball.
  4. Hold them – just hold them in a loving way until their emotions can settle. Let them know you understand they are frustrated and talk through the scenario.
  5. Put Music on and start singing and dancing. Usually, I put on Spotify and make up a tune, or pick up the guitar (I can’t play) and just strum…. “Let it be” or something else pertaining to the situation.
    This will put them in shock.
  6. Add water: Offer a drink, a bath or a swim (if the weather is right). Water play is always relaxing. If it’s a bath definitely add some essential oils to calm and relax, my favourite at the moment is Adaptiv, closely followed by Lavender Peace and Balance. Bath can be anytime of the day.
  7. Dab an essential oil onto necks and base of skull while midst meltdowns, or at onset. In the peak I go for Adaptiv, Vetiver or Balance. To start the school day – I love the children’s touch rollers, Thinker behind the years, Brave on the heart and wrists. Watching them breathe it in is just adorable everytime, as I can see them feeling the oily goodness coming into their bodies.
  8. At night time we have been popping on some peaceful meditation youtubes. Here’s one they enjoyed listening to: https://youtu.be/hxFDliXvm0s
  9. Pop on a relaxation yoga for kids. https://youtu.be/4ZpkRAcgws4
  10. Acts of Kindness ~ Who can I help today? Thinking of others, making a card or writing a letter. Be it to friends, grandparents or nearby age care home it will be greatly appreciated and provide a sense of a greater picture of the joy in helping others.

It’s also really important to ask yourself these questions when dealing with fights?

“What is triggering them? – Are they hungry, tired? Is there something going on emotionally – friendship struggles? Feelings of inadequacy? When did you last have one on one time with each of your children – doing something they enjoy?”

We can spend all day correcting, but how often are we giving praise and building them up? This is a big one for me. Each day I want my children to know they are loved, and how proud we are of them. And where possible give really specific examples of their value.

At the end of the day if their interest lays in how to build a beehive, just go with it. There are all types of learning. And if their engaged and keen well that’s a win. You know an added bonus my kids are loving their piano lessons even more than usual, the youngest has even requested 3 lessons per week…. unheard of.

Beehive research and drawing of Mummy. Just so we’re clear the symbol on my front is a thumbs up! I got it straight from the artist mouth.

Good luck, parenting is hard, there is no one rule fits all. Fortunately, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. After starting homeschooling on March 26, it is a blessing to see for the children their school routines will resume back sometime this May.

For your own sanity and to have a laugh at all things parenting – check out Netflex “Working Mums”. Get your own serenity diffusing with Balance and Citrus Bliss or Adaptiv and Spearmint perfect for a gorgeous day. And have a Patience roller on hand! Rembember Serenity = Lavender Peace.

Like to get your essential oil journey started or need a hand with what you’ve got? Reach out happy to help you! And if you have any suggestions on keeping your homelife calm please share, love hearing other’s ideas.

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May Specials

May is feeling so good already! Our Covid restrictions are lifting a little and Doterra has some beautiful things to get as through this time.  Starting with our specials:

10% – Lavender Peace

Nab this gorgeous blend perfect for sweet dreams and settling anxious feelings.  It has obviously Lavender, Cedarwood, Ho Wood, Ylang Ylang, Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Vanilla, Hawaiian Sandalwood and the best of all Vetiver!  So you can try blend this up yourselves or the smart option would be to get yourselves some 10% off this month.  As this is our key one for bedtime along with Balance, I will get a couple while it’s on sale.

Free Product of the Month – Ravintsara
How to get it?
Place 125 point value order by the 15th of May and this will automatically be included in your order. 

An enlivening aroma that helps create a relaxed and open environment even in the stuffiest of rooms.  Milder than Eucalyptus fantastic for household multipurpose spray too.  Ravintsara is in one of our most popular blends – Easy Air.  Sourced from Madagascar.  How to use it? *Add a drop to a soothing Epsom salt bath or in massage after a workout * Diffuse for a refreshing, herbal scent – help clear the airways * Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and spray on surfaces or hands * Mix with facial cleanser for added cleansing benefits * Drop in diffuser with Lavender for restful sleep, may also help eliminate snoring * Create a hand cleansing mist by adding 3-4 drops to a 30 mL sprayer bottle  

~ Get Started and Share the Love ~
Super happy this promo has been extended this month!


New members Bonus Now is the time if you’ve been thinking about it to get your first oily stock.  You’ll pick up a free Citrus Bliss, an invigorating blend giving your household a fresh positive outlook. Diffuse, wear, clean or even add to your laundry softener.    My personal hack is I keep this in the toilet made into a spritz with water for room freshener or drop inside the toilet roll and you will get a beautiful aroma each time it rolls over.  Any new member with a 100-point value order or more will automatically have this added to their order.

Help a Friend Bonus Even if I received nothing from doterra I would shout it from the rooftops as it has helped my family and friends even our furbaby so much over the past 4 years.  My only regret is I didn’t have it in our lives sooner.  So when you have a friend that is stressed out, or child struggling with sleep, a persistent cough or cold, please don’t be shy and offer them some of the wonderful natural essential oils that you use.  They will be most grateful.  Better still sharing this month continuous your option to gain a limited-edition oil completely for free – Cananga.  Native to tropical Asia, the Indonesians believe that Cananga symbolises a happy life.  This is a limited edition you can’t actual purchase.  Plus in edition to receiving Canaga you’ll be eligible for 20% commission on your friends order!

Webvention is on – starting 14th May

Be inspired & uplifted!

What a treat we have a virtual convention you can watch in the leisure in your own home. Totally surpassed my expectations as it will take you to new levels personally. This is far from a sales session you’ll find as you’re educated, hear beautiful insights and stories. Plus, first to see all of the new release products. Fingers crossed I am hoping we get the children’s touch rollers (Brave, Thinker, Rescuer especially) and Adaptiv roller and Adaptiv essential oil 15ml. Some supplements would truly be amazing too – like Mito2Max, PB Assist and Terrazyme. Get your tickets here by 10 May:
https://www.doterra.com/AU/en_AU/webvention-2020

ORDER NOW….

I want to get some essential oils in my life, how do I get started? It will drop ship to your door just need a couple of details to fill in on link below.

You will receive your doTERRA Wholesale Customer account which gives access to doTERRA products at 25% off RRP. Check out these starter kits where 99% of people start – at great value:
https://www.blissactive.com.au/product-category/aromatherapy-kits/

You will become part of the Bliss Active doTERRA team.

Please type in the name of the person you are joining through, either myself (Natalie Sanderson ID: 3142540) or someone in my team, in the Wellness Advocate Referral section.

You will receive a Bliss Active welcome package, 1:1 over phone or in person “get started” wellness consult, educational email training to use your oils and optional access to members-only Facebook groups.

Click here, and click on tab “Join and Save”, enter your details.

http://mydoterra.com/blissactive

Reach out if like a hand what will suit your needs best, and I can make a recommendation and work out best value for you. Phone or text 0400 228 762 or email: info@blissactive.com.au to get your essential details and set up your order so could be at your door before weeks end.

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Sleep Baby Sleep

Gorgeous Wellness Boxes are designed to meet your specific needs, be it – muscles aches “Athletic Box” or sniffles and germs “Seasonal Wellness Box”, Cooking Delight, or my personal favourite “Bedtime Bliss”. . Not only is it awesome for sleep, but also anxious feelings (hello back to school, study, work) and Autism with the oils for calming and reassuring, settling the nervous system, melting away stress. How would you like to create a soothing and relaxing vibe in your home?

Insights into Bedtime Bliss Wellness Box and tips on how to use

Tune in to hear about this beautiful kit. I adore it and believe everyone should have this. Ready to roll and apply, with information card how to use and gorgeously packaged for you.

Add this enrolment kit to your cart and instead of $233 retail it is $172 – Insane price!

It is bundled together with cost saving on individual items. For newbies includes welcome kit and wholesale membership

Plus you can add on a diffuser or wild orange and you’ll get it at wholesale prices forever more. Undoubtedly now is the best time to get started with an essential oil journey.  My only regret is I didn’t have these beautiful oils in my life sooner.  Reach out if any questions happy to help on your journey.

Let me give you a detailed overview of Bedtime Bliss box and why you’ll want this in your life stat.   We all crave that feeling of a restful night’s sleep – sometimes, we just need a little help to get there. Don’t worry – we got your back! Introducing the Bedtime Bliss Enrolment Kit!

Sit back, relax and experience our go-to oils for a unique pre-bed wind-down! Help drift away with the aroma of Lavender Peace, Peace Touch, Balance, Cedarwood, Vetiver and added Fractionated Coconut Oil.

Within this Enrolment Kit you can find:

Lavender Peace

Begin your night-time ritual with 2-3 drops in your diffuser to promote a calm, relaxed environment. Add 2-3 drops to your warm bath with Epsom salts to create a relaxing, renewing experience. Apply 2-3 drops to the back of the neck or the heart, then inhale the excess from your palms to quiet the mind and calm your emotions before a tranquil sleep.

Peace Touch

Leave all of your worries behind and recapture the composed, collected you and apply dōTERRA Peace Touch by gently rubbing into your temples before bed. Apply to the bottom of the feet before bed, and keep near your bed for peace of mind throughout the night.  This is particularly amazing for those with autism throughout the day or to support sleep at night. Roll on down the spine or to pulse points during the day. 

Balance

A good night’s rest begins with a calm and care-free day. Apply Balance to the bottom of your feet to promote feelings of calmness and tranquillity throughout the day. Begin the calming process after dinner by adding 1-3 drops to your diffuser.  Helps melt away the stress during the day too, wear behind neck or apply to wrists and deep breathe in.

Cedarwood

Blend 1-3 drops with Balance or solo to create a relaxing environment after a difficult or action-packed day. Begin your night-time routine by adding 1-2 drops to your toner or moisturiser to leave your skin silky smooth, while enjoying the relaxing and grounding aroma.

Vetiver

Due to its calming, grounding effect on the emotions, Vetiver is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy; dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to your body in long, soothing strokes. Add 1-2 drops to a warm bath for deep relaxation.  Super amazing at calming the central nervous system, apply to base of skull or behind ears.  For night rub into the big toes to induce sleep.

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Use to dilute stronger oils and apply to the skin. Combine 1-3 drops each of your favourite calming aromatic oils to an empty roller bottle, and top up with Fractionated Coconut Oil to create your own, personalised Bedtime Bliss blend.

How Do I Get It?

It will drop ship to your door just need a couple of details to fill in on link below.

You will receive your doTERRA Wholesale Customer account which gives access to doTERRA products at 25% off RRP.

You will become part of the Bliss Active doTERRA team.

Please type in the name of the person you are joining through, either myself (Natalie Sanderson ID: 3142540) or someone in my team, in the Wellness Advocate Referral section.

You will receive a Bliss Active welcome package, 1:1 over phone or in person “get started” wellness consult, educational email training to use your oils and optional access to members-only Facebook groups.

Click here, and click on tab “Join and Save”, enter your details.

http://mydoterra.com/blissactive

Reach out if like a hand only takes a minute via text / phone 0400 228 762 or email: info@blissactive.com.au to get your essential details and set up your order so could be at your door before weeks end.

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How my day rolls with Essential Oils

Snapshot of my day with oils, each day is a little different depending on emotional & wellness needs. 💗 being able to draw on anything I need at anytime. Home essentials kit really does cover it all. No need to be relying on unnecessary medications or turning to naughty food for comfort or energy boosters.

Up & at ’em: wild orange & peppermint diffusing

Morning ritual: lemon water cleanse

Cleaning & removing: odours = vinegar with on guard

Sharing the love in class: balance grounding blend all round, definitely a favourite with my kids going off to school.

Keeping any tummy woes at bay: Digestzen. Has stopped anyone trying to skip out on school due to ‘not feeling well’

Lunchtime metabolism rebooted: Slim & Sassy

Night time: Lavender rubbed on souls & spine – peaceful nights sleep

 

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Nature’s Solution Enrolment Kit Essential Oil Bliss

Doterra Natures Solution Aromatherapy Kit

Oh Boy Oh Boy – this is the Bomb!

Recently released in Australia this enrolment kit is Epic.  So many are picking this up and for many reasons, firstly you save over $200 and have the whole kit to transfer your home bring it into a complete low tox chemical free from home cleaning to toiletries and first aid.

Here is everything you will pick up:

15ml DigestZen

15ml Purify

15ml Tea Tree

15ml Oregano

15ml AromaTouch

15ml Frankincense

15ml Lavender Peace

15ml Easy Air

15ml Citrus Bliss

15ml Lavender

15ml Lemon

15ml Peppermint

15ml Smart & Sassy

15ml Lemongrass

15ml On Guard

Past tense (10mL)

Clary Calm (10mL)

Ice Blue (5mL)

Ice Blue Rub

Correct-X

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Easy Air Vapour Stick

Petal Diffuser

Wooden Box

On Guard Cleansing Toothpaste

On Guard Foaming Hand Wash (with 2 dispensers)

On Guard Beadlets

Introductory Packet and Enrolment.

 

Purchasing this beautiful starter kit will entitle you to a dōTERRA wholesale membership fee, which will give you a 25-40% saving next time you purchase through your dōTERRA account directly.  New Wellness Advocates who enroll with a Natural Solutions Kit and have a 100 Product Value (PV) Loyalty Rewards order the following month* will receive:

  • 100 Loyalty Rewards Program (LRP) points
  • Start LRP point accrual at 15%

You will also receive my informative welcome pack guiding you to using essential oils, how-to-guide to buying dōTERRA directly, explaining the benefits of sharing dōTERRA and how to benefit from their promotions and giveaways, and lastly the ongoing support from me to mentor and guide you with recipes, remedies, videos and more.

As this kit entitles you to a wholesale membership with DōTERRA ordering directly via this link will enable your account. Please watch my How to Enrol & Order video to step you through your purchase or alternatively call me on 0400 228 762 to place an order on your behalf.  Or simply you can click here and go to “Join & Save” on the menu bar https://www.mydoterra.com/blissactive

Doterra Natures Solution Aromatherapy Kit
Doterra Natures Solution Aromatherapy Kit