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In Remembrance of Little Ones Lost

Today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. Remembering can take us down a couple different roads, depending on the healing we’ve allowed to take place in our hearts and where our Hope is anchored. Remembering can take us to a dark place where our hearts, minds, and bodies re-process every detail of that dark day every year, like clock-work. It’s like a movie screen that keeps replaying the same film, one filled with trauma, grief, and details we’d rather forget. Remembering

Deep Needs Hide Behind Smiles

I look at the smiling faces of my little people as I post their pics on a FaceBook, and as their mom, only I know the depth of the joy, and also the struggles in each of them. I look in their eyes and I know…just like only you know your kids or those closest to you. Life is interesting. I think the Lord allows us to simultaneously experience at times the darkest of nights and the highest of heights. This

Hosea’s 11th Heaven Day

Today marks 11 years since my little man Hosea Nathan went to heaven. In many ways it feels like a lot of time has past because we have lived so much life in the last 11 years…so much change, so many hardships, and equally as many joys.   But in so many ways, it also feels just like yesterday that I was holding him, changing his diaper, and trying to keep his sisters from smothering him with their kisses.   At times, I still

Wild Orange Essential Oil Snack Idea

OK Moms, it’s snack time and what do you grab? Walk away from the Gold Fish and try this yummy, healthy treat today. My kids LOVE apples with Wild Orange in their lunches or after school. It’s completely refreshing, energizing, and helps shift to a positive mood because of the doTERRA Wild Orange oil in it. Try it and tell me what you think!   🍊 Why I Love Wild Orange 🍊 It’s great for mood (not that we ladies are every moody),

Why We Left to Rebuild with doTERRA

What was it that compelled Nathan and I to walk away from everything we’d built for 7 years to start over in this industry with a new company? I never dreamed this would be my story, but I’ve come to see that living a life of faith is rarely predictable, has numerous unexpected twists and turns, and always requires us to step out before we see the end of the story. This key principle of trust and faith is what drove us

Oates Big Business Announcement

Hi friends, Nathan and I are super excited to share our hearts with you today and about a new adventure in the Oates’ house.  As you know, we love wellness and helping people find the “pieces” of their healthy lifestyle puzzle. For the last 7 years, we have been intensely invested in a specific nutritional company as one of those pieces and have been using and sharing their products for the last 16 years.  During those years our desire has been to do everything

Essential Oil Lemon Cookies

I am in love. With lemon essential oil. Lemon has always been one of my favorite scents because of how fresh and invigorating it is.  But it is also one of my favorite flavors.  And now, I’ve discovered how to make a yummy treat with this golden beauty.   But first, a few fun facts about lemon oil:   Did you know lemon oil is not the same as lemon juice?  Our doTERRA lemon oil is cold pressed from the rind versus squeezed from the fruit. The most beneficial

Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings

I am always looking to grow as a mom, business owner, in my relationships, and in my ability to walk in peace and not stress. And when I’m not growing I actually get really down. It’s like the creative part of me has been switched off like a light and I feel completely lethargic. But when I’m intentionally pursing growth opportunities, I come alive. Ideas start to flow. Relationships deepen. Business begins to thrive. And I feel a sense of