Why the Quality of Your Essential Oils Matters

I had been considering purchasing my essential oils kit for about two years before I took the plunge. I had tried a few brands but had not found any real success with them. Some of them even made me feel quite ill: migraines, nausea, and they just didn’t smell good. Finally, after dealing with a years-long issue with one of my children and finding zero answers, I decided to ask my friend, Kathy, for her recommendation. I knew that she was an avid user of Young Living essential oils and that she would give me a well-thought-out list of resources to try. She did, I did, and that is why I am here today to tell you why the quality of your essential oils matters.

Why the Quality of Your Essential Oils Matters

As I previously mentioned, one of my kids needed some help. We had been dealing with a bed-wetting issue for way too long in our house, and we were to the point where it was beginning to affect this child’s self-esteem. Not to mention the constant washing of bedding and trying of remedies that never seemed to help. We cut out drinks before bed, tried waking this child up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom, encouraged more potty breaks throughout the day, had allergy testing done, did sleep testing to find out if there was a sleep apnea issue, and more, all to no avail. We were exhausted! And we didn’t know what else to do or try. Doctors did not have any more options for us except to try an alarm at night or to begin giving this kiddo steroids. No, thank you!

The recommendation given to me by my sweet friend was to purchase a bottle of Cypress essential oil, make up a roller bottle, and have my child begin rolling it across the belly each night before bed. We did this and almost immediately began seeing results. There was a night with no wet sheets; then three nights; then two weeks; and before long, it was normal and expected for this child to wake up dry every single morning. After a short while with no regression, we were able to stop the nightly roll-on routine, and still no more wetting. Hallelujah, we had found an answer!

Honestly, I wish I had thought to actually keep a log of the timeframe so I could give better details and simply to know for myself. I don’t know exactly what was going on with my child’s body that couldn’t prevent this nighttime bedwetting, but one little bottle of Cypress essential oil apparently held the key to the support that was needed. This is how I knew that quality definitely matters and that Youg Living essential oils were the only way to go for me when I did decide to purchase my own premium starter kit.

Why I Share About Essential OIls

I am so happy and grateful that my friend never stopped sharing her knowledge about essential oils with me. She consistently and patiently answered my questions. She truly wanted to help me find success for my family and was willing to share the resources that she had access to with me.

One bottle of quality essential oils changed the trajectory of my family’s life. We are still on the journey. We have learned so much along the way and there is still much more to be discovered. I can’t keep quiet about the ways our family benefits from the addition of essential oils and supplements to our daily lives and the best way to invest in family wellness.

If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and their benefits, feel free to scroll around Oils, Goals, and Grace. Or learn more about each oil in the kit and why the quality of your essential oils matters when you attend my upcoming class.

How do you use essential oils each day? Share your tips with me in the comments!

Grace Alone


This is the word that God keeps impressing upon my heart, that it is to be my one word for the New Year. That word has sat up there, alone, for a few weeks now, just waiting for me to get back here and start writing about it. Why I chose it, what it means to me, what I expect to learn about it. But that’s just it. I don’t think I fully understand why God gave me the word grace.

Grace alone.

God’s grace has been seen and understood in various ways during my life. I have experienced His grace and grace from others. Grace has been extended from me to friends, family, and strangers from time to time. But I think He wants me to learn more. To experience more. And more fully. Both giving and receiving grace.

I am equally excited and terrified by the prospect of experiencing God’s grace in its fullest form. What will be required of me? Will I need to go through even more hurt? What is to come for me and my family through this year of grace?

God wants to teach me about grace alone. His grace in my life, how to pour grace out on others as I keep learning to receive it more fully from His hands.

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Grace Alone

When you research the word grace, you find it in many forms. Grace is defined as elegance or beauty of form, manner, motion, or action. Or it can mean favor or goodwill.

My 4th child and second daughter’s middle name is Grace.

As a name Grace has a few meanings.

  • English – God’s favor.
  • Irish – Love.
  • Latin and American – Grace.

I have also read synonyms for grace, some of which are mercifulness, charity, leniency, compassion, benevolence, and clemency.

The English and Irish meanings are of particular interest to me. I am partially Irish. But also because God taught me so much about love in 2018. What it is, what it isn’t, how to express it more fully. I feel that, in many ways, grace and love are one and the same. And something resonates deep within me with the word compassion in relation to the word grace. Our God is a compassionate God. And I need His compassion. I feel compassion. I often crave compassion from others.

The Beginning of Grace

This is really all I have been given so far about my one word. God wants to continue teaching me about love, but in the form of grace. I don’t have a clear picture of what that will entail. But then, if I did, I wouldn’t likely need this word as my word for the New Year, would I?

I have a suspicion that this learning about grace will encompass its varied forms, and I don’t know quite what to expect. There is still much praying about and studying of the word (the word grace and God’s Word) to be done. I expect to experience the raining down of His grace upon me throughout the new year, and that He will enable me to pour grace out on others, even as I learn to receive it more fully from His hands.

Do you choose a word for the year? Share it in the comments and tell me why you chose that word. I always love to hear more about what others are learning! 

Simple Acts of Self Care to Refresh Your Life

Self care is important for your mental and physical health. As mom, you may tend to feel guilty about taking time to care for yourself. In reality,  you need those daily, simple acts of self care to refresh your life and help you feel confident and prepared as you take on your every day responsibilities.

Simple acts of self care to refresh your life can help you feel confident and prepared for the every day. Come learn how to add them to your routine!

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The ideas shared below are not extensive nor complete. I do hope they will give you a good jumpstart towards implementing a self care plan into your daily routine.

Simple Acts of Self Care to Refresh Your Life

One of the best things you can do for yourself is sleep. Far too often, moms neglect sleep in the pursuit of doing more with their time. You live off of caffeine to make it through the day and wonder how you will manage to get anything done. Take more time to sleep so your body is at its healthiest and is strong enough to face the day’s challenges upon wakening.

Take some time to get away and go out with friends. Maintaining outside relationships is important to a healthy family life. Without time with outside friends you can begin to feel trapped and alone, even while surrounded by family. Friendships can feed emotional needs that have gone unmet, helping you to regroup and pour into your family joyfully again.

Hobbies and Physical Movement Feed the Soul

Find a hobby that you enjoy. Anything from gardening to writing to dirt-biking can become an outlet that gives your mind and body a break from the stress and concerns of life. Taking time to do something you enjoy fills you up and renews your mind, preparing you to face a new day with anticipation and excitement.

Find a sport or activity you love and get active. Physical exercise is necessary for the mind and body. Exercise releases endorphins that make you feel good and help you cope with stress. Choose something fun and challenging so you will keep going back for more.

Feeling Pretty and Supporting Wellness

Make yourself feel beautiful by taking time to do something just for you, such as painting your nails, getting your hair done, taking a long spa bath, or buying a new outfit. These are all great ways to get rejuvenated, refreshed, and gain a boost in confidence.

Support your health and wellness by eliminating as many toxic chemicals in your life as possible. Choose alternatives for:

  • cleaning and hygiene care
  • skincare
  • perfumes and rooms sprays
  • the supplements you take each day

All of these go a long way toward ridding your home and life of toxins. My monthly wellness box is the best way to invest in family wellness that I have ever found. These tools equip me to support my family’s emotions and all of our body systems. PLUS I have access to ongoing education and the ability to purchase other items at a discount. No longer do I sit around wondering how I can help my children or myself. I have amazing go-to’s to not only help support our bodies when they are sick but that support them when they are well!

Have you read about why self care is so important?

Learning why you should add a self care routine to your life will help you to understand how the tips above will support your mental, physical, and emotional health.

What steps are involved in your self care routine? Share in the comments to spark ideas in others as they prepare to implement or improve upon their own self care plan. 

Why Self Care is So Important

Moms often forget to take care of themselves. You are constantly putting everyone else’s needs before your own, because that is what moms do. You love, you sacrifice, you care for others. However, when you ignore your own needs over a long period of time, it can really begin to take a toll on your mental and physical health. If you want to be the wife and mom you are meant to be, it is important that you take time for self care. Learning why self care is so important will help you to pay attention to the cues your body gives when it has had enough, and even take proactive steps before your body begins sending out SOS signals.

Self care for moms is crucial, and many of us simply don't take the time. Come learn why self care is so important and gain tools to make it happen!

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Why Self Care is So Important

Self-care helps keep your mental health under control. When you never get a moment to come up for air in life you are more likely to fall prey to stress and anxiety. Taking self care steps can even help support your emotions. Time alone, exercise, and participating in a hobby you enjoy are all wonderful self care activities which support your mental health.

Activities such as running, working out at the gym, and going to yoga classes all help improve your overall physical health, and they definitely fall into the ‘self care’ category. While carving out time for a workout you enjoy can be a challenge, the truth is that moving your body helps you keep up with daily life better by improving your overall fitness and health.

Promoting Confidence and Calm

Taking care of yourself can give you a boost in confidence. So often moms today get stuck in the yoga pants and messy bun habit. There is definitely space in everyone’s lives for the messy-hair-don’t-care kind of days. But when you are too busy focusing on everyone else, and you are continually running out the door hoping you don’t see someone you know, it’s time to slow down and assess your life. Taking a bit of time for self care before going out can help you feel more confident and less stressed. And you are worth it!

Don’t Perpetuate the ‘Busy’ Beast

We live in a society where busy has become a status symbol for some. Many are “too busy” to find time for themselves. Everyone gets busy, but living in a never-ending cycle of busy-ness and neglecting yourself doesn’t set the best example. This lifestyle teaches your children that being too busy to care for themselves is okay. As mom, you do not want to perpetuate the idea that self care is not important. This belief often leads women and children to become overstressed. Stress can exacerbate bouts of depression and other mental illnesses. Even the healthiest and most well-adjusted child (and mom!) can be made ill if they are always on the go and don’t attend to their own needs.

Taking care of others is often how women love. This is a good thing! But let’s be sure to take care of our own physical, spiritual, and mental needs so that we can pour out the excess on those we love. Then we will all be better off in the long run!

One way you can begin to take care of yourself now is by learning how to make the New Year your best year.  Gain tools for supporting your emotional, spiritual, and physical needs as we move into 2019, and receive lots of mom encouragement as you learn!

Self care for moms is crucial, and many of us simply don't take the time. Come learn why self care is so important and gain tools to make it happen!

Do you need ideas for how to incorporate self care into your life? Check out these simple acts of self care to refresh your life.

Do you have a self care routine that you follow? If not, what steps can you take today to create one? Share in the comments so others can get ideas and we can cheer one another on toward this goal of mental, physical, and spiritual health in the new year!

Making the New Year Your Best Year

As the new year approaches, there are so many things to consider. You are setting goals, decluttering, looking forward with excitement to what is coming in the next twelve months. Or perhaps you are dreading the new year. It may be hard to let go of people or events from the last twelve months. Maybe you are afraid of what is to come in the new year. Are you worried about illness? Suffering from a loss? Experiencing fear of failure? This is common for many of us. But as you speed forward into 2019 there are many things to be thankful for, even amidst the hard you’ve experienced. That is a lesson I have been learning.

Look for the good, as it is always there.

With a new year comes new opportunities. You can’t change the past but you can create a new future. What do you want to change from last year as you move into another? How can you build new beliefs, create change in your life, push out the fear and replace it with belief in yourself? Ultimately, it is up to you how you go about making the new year your best year. But there are tools to help, and I am excited to share them with  you now.

Making the New Year Your Best Year


Want to manage your time better in 2019? Join us for A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms to gain skills in planning and time management!

I am thrilled to share with you A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms! I’ve already got my ticket and I hope you will grab yours, too, to get started with your best year now.

Join us as 95+ expert speakers present over 175 practical and encouraging workshops to help you make 2019 your best year ever! The engaging and dynamic workshops will encourage and equip you in the following areas of your life:

  • marriage
  • parenting/motherhood
  • goal setting
  • planning/time management
  • health/fitness
  • finances/budgeting
  • household organization
  • homemaking
  • meal planning/prep
  • faith
  • simplification/minimalism
  • family life
  • self-care

And you’ll find much more!

A No-Stress Conference is the Best Conference

This unique conference is 100% ONLINE – woohoo! No travel costs or logistics to deal with. You can watch and learn from your home (or anywhere that you have internet access), in your pajamas, at a time that works for you! Attendees  receive LIFETIME access to ALL conference workshops. Yes! No need to stress out or feel pressured to watch as many workshops as you can right now. You can watch what you want, when you want, and know that your workshop videos will never expire. Perfection, right?

Learn from the Best Speakers Around

But wait! There’s more. You will hear from EXPERT speakers. If you need encouragement or practical ideas to help you achieve your goals in 2019, then look no further than A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms.

The speaker line-up includes nationally and internationally known speakers who have made television appearances (Rachel Martin was on the Today show!), written numerous books, spoken at conferences across the world, encouraged millions of women on their blogs and social media platforms, taught courses, and more!

Receive Gifts to Help You Make the New Year Your Best Year

There’s still more! Each conference attendee will receive a digital swag bag valued at over $800. Your ‘bag’ will be stuffed full of tools to help you make 2019 as wonderful as you hope it will be!

Swag bag goodies include:

  • planners
  • budgeting forms/ financial planners
  • meal planners
  • health/fitness trackers
  • courses
  • eBooks
  • exclusive discounts on dozens of products

and more!

Conference attendees also receive automatic access to an exclusive online conference community group with direct access to the speakers, fun and fellowship with attendees, receive amazing door prizes, and the chances to win prizes valued at THOUSANDS of dollars!

Want to manage your time better in 2019? Join us for A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms to gain skills in planning and time management!

Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? This conference is exactly what you (and I!) need to make 2019 different from all our previous years. The conference officially kicks off on January 4, 2019, but early bird registration (and the lowest price) is happening right now! You can purchase your conference registration TODAY through 1/3/19 for only $15. The price point was purposely set really low so it is affordable for ALL moms!

Is 2019 the year you want to get your life in order? If yes, don’t wait! Sign up for A New Year, Your Best Year: 2019 Conference for Moms now before the price goes up.

Click here to learn more and register now!

And I’ll see you there.  How fun that you are making the New Year your best year with me!

Do you already have goals in mind for the New Year? Share a few in the comments. I’d love to know your plans and cheer you on into and throughout 2019!

New Year’s Eve Oreo Pops

A new year is quickly approaching! You’re in the midst of setting goals, putting away Christmas, and still need to plan how you’ll be ringing in 2019. You are looking for last-minute snack ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration with friends and family, and you need something quick, easy, and delicious. This recipe for New Year’s Eve Oreo Pops is the perfect fit for your event night!

You need snack ideas that are quick, easy, and delicious. This recipe for New Year's Eve Oreo Pops is the perfect fit for your event night!


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You can’t forget the sweet treats for your special night. These pops are adorable and tasty, a delightful combination of yum.

New Year’s Eve Oreo Pops



1 (15.35 ounce) package Double Stuf Oreo Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

2 (11 ounce) packages white chocolate chips

Silver Sprinkling Sugar

Gold Sprinkling Sugar

Lollipop Sticks



1. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.

2. Place contents of one bag of white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat in 30-second increments, stirring each time, until completely melted. Do not overheat, as the chocolate will seize and become unusable.

3. Dip the tip of each lollipop stick and gently press into the cream center of the cookies. If the cookie cracks, press it back together.

4. Resting the lollipop stick against the side of the bowl, spoon melted chocolate over the cookie. Flip and repeat on the opposite side. Turn the cookie sideways and allow the excess chocolate to run back into the bowl. If air bubbles form, pop them with a toothpick.

4. Place the coated cookie onto the baking sheet. Immediately decorate with sprinkles.

5. Allow cookie to set completely at room temperature, or refrigerate for faster results. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve? Do you go out? Stay in? What is on the menu for your special night? Share in the comments so we can all get some new ideas for welcoming the arrival of 2019!

Elf Maple Popcorn

Who doesn’t love popcorn?! Combined with a lovely maple flavor, candy, and seeds, this elf maple popcorn snack mix is a great take-along for Christmas parties, for your own snack night at home, or to give to friends and neighbors as a homemade gift.

Elf Maple Popcorn


This elf maple popcorn snack mix is a great take-along for Christmas parties, for your own snack night at home, or to give to friends and neighbors as a homemade gift.

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This snack mix is a tasty combination of everyone’s favorites. It’s the perfect solution for your Christmas Eve snack night or any time this season!

Ingredients You Need


12 cups popped popcorn, salted

½ cup (1 stick) salted butter

½ cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon maple extract

1 cup marshmallows

1/2 cup candy-covered sunflower seeds (optional) or other multi colored candy

2 cups Bugles Original Crispy Corn Snack

Green candy melts

Pink candy melts

Yellow candy melts

Red candy melts

Instructions for Making the Elf Hats


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Melt the green candy melts according to the package directions. Wedge a Bugle snack on a fork and dip into melted candy coating. Tap the fork against the side of the bowl to remove excess. Use a toothpick to slide the coated Bugle snack onto the waxed paper. Repeat as desired. Allow candied Bugles to set completely.

3. Repeat the process with the pink candy melts. Allow candied Bugles to set completely.

4. Heat the yellow candy melts according to package directions. Place melted candy into a zip top freezer bag (snip the end slightly) or a candy decorating bag.  Drizzle yellow candy over each green-coated Bugle to resemble a stripe on the elf hat. Allow candied Bugles to set completely before mixing with snack mix.

5. Heat the red candy melts according to package directions. Place melted candy into a zip top freezer bag (snip the end slightly) or a candy decorating bag. Drizzle red candy over each pink-coated Bugle to resemble a stripe on the elf hat. Allow candied Bugles to set completely before mixing with snack mix.

Instructions for Making the Popcorn


1. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Top with cooked and salted popcorn.

2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar to melted butter and stir until combined. Pour the maple extract into the mixture and stir well. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 6 minutes.

3. Pour sugar over the popcorn. Toss to coat.

4. Add remaining ingredients and decorated Bugles. Toss well and serve.

Cook’s note: If you prefer a crunchy popcorn, add the sugar mixture to the popcorn and toss to coat. Then, bake the popcorn in a 250 degree oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. Allow popcorn to cool completely. Break into pieces and then add remaining ingredients.

Make sure you take a peek at our Christmas Cookie Cutter Pizza recipe for more snack and meal options for this Christmas season!

Are there favorite snacks that you traditionally prepare for Christmas Eve or during the Christmas season? This one is new to us, but it’s likely to make it onto the list in future years. Share about your favorite traditional recipes in the comments!

Christmas Cookie Cutter Pizza

Christmas is right around the corner! Can you believe it? There are gifts to purchase, Christmas dinner plans to make, snacks for Christmas Eve to buy…..and it feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day. That’s where this easy and delicious Christmas Cookie Cutter Pizza recipe comes in. Most families love pizza, so why not incorporate this festive recipe into your Christmas plans?

Most families love pizza. Why not incorporate this festive Christmas Cookie Cutter Pizza recipe into your Christmas plans?

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Christmas Cookie Cutter Pizza


Pizza dough, homemade or store-bought
Pizza sauce, homemade or store-bought
Mozzarella cheese, about 1 cup
Red bell pepper, sliced in strips
Yellow pepper, cut into a star shape
Other desired toppings like sliced black olives, mini pepperoni, diced green bell pepper, banana peppers, jalapenos, or mushrooms.


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface or pastry mat. Cut into shapes using holiday cookie cutters like this set of 101 Cookie Cutters by Wilton.
3. Place shaped dough on parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for about 2 to 3 minutes.
4. Remove pizza dough from oven and add sauce and mozzarella cheese.
5. Decorate as desired using your choice of toppings.
6. Return to oven and bake an additional 5 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of your dough and desired doneness.

Are you looking for Christmas snack ideas? Check out this recipe for Elf Maple Popcorn!

What kinds of snacks and dinners do you usually prepare for the Christmas season? Share your ideas in the comments!

Supporting Emotions for Families

Families can experience some big emotions. Families with members on the autism spectrum or who have been identified as gifted, those who struggle with anxiety, or those who live with other special needs can sometimes experience even more intense emotions. Most of us (okay, all of us!) don’t have all the answers, but there are some things we can do to help. These ideas for supporting emotions for families may spark a little creativity in you to support your own family’s emotions.

Supporting Emotions for Families

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Need help with emotions? These ideas for supporting emotions for families may spark a little creativity in you to support your own family and friends!

Listen and Validate Emotions


Validate feelings. 

No one wants to be told or made to feel that their feelings are not valid. Feelings are feelings. They are not good or bad, they just are. It is what we do with those feelings that can turn into a positive thing or a negative thing. When a family member is feeling angry, hurt, sad, depressed, joyful, excited, expressive, anxious, overwhelmed, or otherwise, let that person know that it is okay to feel.

You do not need to agree with his or her feelings in order to validate them. It honestly doesn’t matter whether you feel the same or if you don’t. Simply acknowledge the feeling. You can nod and say something along the lines of “I understand that you are (angry, sad, hurt), and it’s okay to feel that.” This goes a long way, in my experience, toward defusing a situation that may otherwise go awry.


Should they choose to open up and talk to you, really listen to what your loved one is saying. Don’t just sit and appear to be listening but not really hearing what is being shared. If you don’t understand something you can gently ask if they can explain, or perhaps you can repeat what you think you’re hearing to them and ask if you are getting it right. Everyone wants to be heard, from the youngest to the oldest. Listening is one way to allow everyone to be heard and to help those who are hurting to process their feelings in a safe place.

Faith Plays a Part



Do not discount prayer. Everyone who find this blog post may not be a follower of Jesus. That’s okay. I hope you can still glean something here that may help you.

However, if you are a follower of Christ, then prayer can be a crucial part of this process, as it is for many others. Asking for help through prayer can help center you and your loved ones. Simply sharing how you feel or what is happening out loud to God, can be cathartic. And even though you may not receive an answer right away, He is listening and always wants to hear from you.

Learn to Cope


Develop and teach coping skills.

It’s important to learn how to cope with your own feelings, as well as with those of your family members. Though this is a life-long learning process, it is helpful to create healthy patterns of behavior in families. Depending on the issue you’re dealing with in your home, you may need to learn a variety of coping skills.

  • Slow down and speak gently as you communicate with your child with autism.
  • Learn soothing words you can say to someone who is anxious, or simply sit with them and be a calming presence.
  • Research validating phrases you can say and make them your own to use during times of high emotion.

These are only a few ideas amongst many. Do your research to learn how you can cope with the specific issues in your own home. Don’t forget to teach your children and share with your significant other ideas for how to cope, as these skills will mean your family lives a more healthy life together overall.

How to Get Essential Oils in Your Life


Use essential oils.

There are essential oils to support every body system, including our emotions. You can use essential oils for support any time your are experiencing an intense emotion, positive or negative.

The limbic system is “a set of structures in the brain that deal with emotions and memory.” Smells can call up memories and powerful responses. Taking deep breaths while inhaling essential oils can create a wonderful, soothing combination when supporting emotions for families.

Some favorite essential oils to support emotions include:

  • Orange
  • Valor
  • White Angelica
  • Aroma Siez
  • Lavender
  • Tranquil
  • Cypress
  • Frankincense
  • Believe
  • Joy

There are others, but the above list is a great place to start.

If you’d like to try using essential oils to support your family’s emotions, you can learn more about making an investment in your wellness and determine if this is a good choice for you.

HINT: it is.

The ideas shared in this LIVE video over at Oils, Goals, and Grace on Facebook may help, too. Head on over there and check it out to see all of the oils I shared plus my complete thoughts on each of the points above.

How do you support emotions in your family? Share your tips and tricks below in the comments! 

Doughnut Holes Acorns

If you’re looking for a quick, easy, and tasty fall dessert recipe you’ve come to the right place! These doughnut holes acorns are simple to make and look amazing. They’re the perfect offering for any fall event, or for a simple family fun night dessert to enjoy at home.

Looking for a quick, easy, and tasty fall dessert recipe? Try these doughnut holes acorns - simple, fun, and tasty. Perfect for any occasion!

Doughnut Holes Acorns



doughnut holes

milk chocolate morsels or chocolate almond bark (about ½ cup for every 6-8 doughnut holes)

chocolate sprinkles

pretzel sticks


1. Prepare a plate or baking sheet with waxed paper.

2. Cut each pretzel stick into six pieces. These will be the stem of the acorn. Set aside.

3. In the microwave, melt the milk chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe bowl on high in 30 second increments, stirring well between each cycle and giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the chocolate is overheated or comes in contact with water, it will seize up and be unusable.

4. Dip the cut end of the Doughnut Holes into the melted chocolate to coat about ¼ inch of the cookie. Immediately dip in chocolate sprinkles.

5. Place a piece of pretzel stick into the middle of the doughnut side you dipped. You may need to shift the sprinkles slightly to make space.

6. Put the acorn cookie on the waxed paper. When all doughnuts are dipped and decorated, place in the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate is set.

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Are you looking for other fall recipes to add to your repertoire? Try this list of 13 Healthy Slow Cooker Soups for Fall