Baby's First Essential Oil Roller >> Young Living, healthy living, natural living, essential oils, YLEOs, baby care, healthy baby, pregnancy, postpartum, raising children, work-at-home mom, stay-at-home mom, tips for moms

Baby’s First Essential Oil Roller

I initially began using Young Living essential oils and supplements years ago, hoping they’d help me develop healthier habits and combat struggles I was facing with my chronic Lyme disease. But I also knew I’d value that much more when it was time to start a family. Naturally, I packed my oil arsenal in my […]

How I Naturally Combat Anxiety During Pregnancy from TheBlissfulPoet.com >> natural anxiety remedies, essential oils, postpartum anxiety, postpartum depression, pregnancy and anxiety, natural anxiety remedies, coping with anxiety, natural coping methods, healthy living, simple living, motherhood, moms with anxiety

How I Naturally Combat Anxiety During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a beautiful, frustrating experience. I think that’s true for most women. (And if it has been all beautiful and no frustrating, tell me your secret!) If there’s one aspect of pregnancy I wasn’t fully prepared for, it’s the emotional instability I’ve experienced. I’m thrilled about the future, but I’m also terrified. I have […]

How to Keep Writing in a Busy Season from TheBlissfulPoet.com

How to Keep Writing In a Busy Season

My husband and I bought our first house a few months ago. To me, that puts us squarely in the “grown up” camp even though I don’t feel nearly adult enough to be a homeowner. (I’ve just barely come around to the idea that I’m old enough to be married—and we’ve been married for three […]

Confessions of a Bad Novelist from TheBlissfulPoet.com / writing tips, author tips, how to write, writing inspiration

Confessions of a Bad Novelist

Can I confess something? This novel I’m writing, my very first? It’s bad. I mean really, really bad. I was sitting at Panera this morning working on chapter eight (after an hour of procrastinating chatting and coffee with a friend), and as I’m writing it I can tell I’m going to need a rewrite. Like, […]

One Poem a Week_My Writing Challenge for the Year from TheBlissfulPoet.com / writing tips, writing challenge, poetry, poems, writing inspiration

One Poem a Week: My Challenge for 2016

It’s true: I’m one of those nerdy poet types who’ll polish off a carafe of coffee in less than a morning, the one who communicates like a toddler unless I’m writing, the one who underlines and stars whole paragraphs in books and cries with sheer amazement at the mastery of a perfectly-crafted poem. God, why […]