Rugrats on Oils

Growing through what I'm going through.

I'm a mama to three beautiful children- Hawk, Scout and Saylor Verity. I've attained my co-occurring counseling master's degree and plan to return to work as a mental health counselor for postpartum mothers, once my children are in grade school. For now, I'm making my living as your oily lady & I'm just here to help you do the best you can on your chemical free, and natural alternatives journey.  It was really overwhelming to me, when I first started with oils, and it doesn't have to be that way.  I love to incorporate oils into my mental health practices, life in addiction recovery, and provide healthy coping mechanisms for my kiddos- in hopes that they don't grow up and turn to alcohol and drugs to cope with things like I did. 


June 28, 2018

Last but not least, embrace the chaos.  If you don't, the chaos will rob you of your joy.  Don't set expectations around a to-do list because it'll never get done in one day.  Make a "To-do-this-month" list, and keep is to the minimum.  Be gratefu...

June 26, 2018

Last week, Jon and I decided we needed a family day. We said goodbye to the messy kitchen, yard chores, and to-do-lists, hopped in the truck and decided to take the kids on a ferry ride across the Sound.  Typically, I take this opportunity to blow up my FB albums with...

June 24, 2018

Are you confused about essential oils and how to go chemical free in an affordable fashion?

June 23, 2018

I want to start this post off with a little experiment. 

Name 5 things you can confidently say you like about yourself. 

Ask your child, five things he or she likes about his or herself.


If you're like me, you couldn't with 100% confidence, name those 5 things abou...

June 18, 2018

Does anyone else get caught up in the, “I can’t wait”s of life that you don’t embrace the gifts of today? 

I’m not talking about not being able to wait for vacation, Trump’s term to be over, or world peace. 

I’m talking about the “I can’t wait for him to sleep throu...

June 16, 2018

Here's the deal you guys-  When I got pregnant in the Summer of 2016, it wasn't planned.  Neither was the miscarriage.  Two ways of God working in our lives, that I had absolutely no control over.  In processing that baby's loss (I call her my M&M baby) with Jon, we we...

June 14, 2018

Why you need to think before you slather. 

First of all, let's be honest. In my two years using natural sunscreens, I had yet to find one that I didn't slather on and have someone ask me if I was feeling okay afterwards, because I looked deathly white (ill).  When I fir...

June 12, 2018

I’ve seen a few shares on comparing yourself to other people lately and it’s allowed me to dig deep into self work, and figure out where my need to compare comes from.

You see, comparing myself to others is a thief.  As an adult, and especially as a mom, I know that I c...

June 11, 2018

Look up that full song, sang by Phil Vassar, a country musician. I remember hearing it in high school, and I couldn’t WAIT for that crazy life.  I laugh at me now. While I love it, I kind of envisioned my life with two under two like that song and welllllllp it isn’t!...

June 10, 2018

If you know me, you know that Jon and I aren't married. I often dabble between the words "partner", "boyfriend", and "father of my kids", not knowing which will be most socially acceptable to the person on the receiving end of the conversation.  Despite the fact we are...

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