Mother Culture and Natural Remedies for Fussy Babies

img_6243This child was up all night. Why is it so much harder to be up all night with a baby when you are in your 30’s versus when you’re in your 20’s? I mean, I know the answer to this, I’m asking in my 12-year-Old voice: “Why?”😩 Thank the good Lord I have an amazing husband who took the tough shift while I slept off my migraine from not enough sleep yesterday. (Self-induced. Related: literary friends, you might enjoy The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. It’s on Netflix.)

Anyway, it’s just a stuffy nose and fever, no biggie. Girlfriend is just mad she can’t breathe. Fair complaint, I think.

We diffused a little lavender essential oil, but it took me ‘till 4:15 to remember we had these homeopathic “calming tablets” for babies 6 months & up. So, that’s chamomile for the win. And now it’s 4:45am and she’s asleep and both mom & Dad are awake. 🙄img_6245

I wasn’t into learning about herbs when I had my first, but God was gracious and gave him to me when I was 22 and spunkier. When he was a baby, I would have gone straight for the Tylenol and all its chemicals. I started delving into learning about herbs last summer as part of Mother Culture when I was giant and pregnant with this sweet little lady, and also because I felt overwhelmed and unhealthy. I barely know anything, but what I have learned has helped, and given me better options besides pharmaceuticals.

Everyone in the family wins when Mom get more skilled or more knowledgeable about almost anything: food, healing, exercise, learning, gardening, painting, you name it. There’s so much to this Stay at Home Mom thing, and especially this Homeschool Mom thing, that threatens to smother your identity as an individual with interests of your own. But when you seize the chances to learn and grow while you’re helping your children learn and grow, everybody gains.



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