We’ve added a new element to our nightly routine – about 45 minutes before bedtime, my husband and I put on soothing music, turn the lights in the apartment down low, and give Madeline a bubble bath by candlelight. After this, we cuddle in our bed and I rub Madeline’s feet, legs, arms and back with essential oils. The first night we did this, Madeline said three times as I rubbed her little body with the beautiful fragrances, “I’m so happy!” Both of our hearts melted and a new ritual was born!
We normally give her a bath around bedtime but the simple steps of reducing the lights, adding soft music, and oils has really brought the relaxation and transition to bedtime to a whole new level. Our children feel and experience as much stress living in the world as we do and taking the time to help them unwind from the activity of the day can be a pleasurable experience for the whole family. Added bonus? The oils leave their heavenly scent on our sheets!
This week’s digest includes:
- Amanda’s Pregnancy Blog – “Gut Check: 12 Week Nuchal translucency (NT) Scan”
- Recipes – Susie Castillo’s “Scarlet Millet
- Do you have Life Force? – Kyro the Coconut Water Connoisseur
- Weekly Channel Excerpt - Cause and Effect
- March Book Club
- Community Posts
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In loving service,