Top 5 Mom & Baby Tips

Top 5 Mom & Baby Tips

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As a former Labor & Delivery nurse and mama of 4 kids I am sharing my top tips to make your life easier!   Over the past 12 years since before I became pregnant and now some things have changed but these tips are tried and true.

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    Medicine vs. Essential Oils-The Choice is Yours

    Medicine vs. Essential Oils-The Choice is Yours

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    Medicine vs. Essential oils

    {which should you choose?}

    As a registered nurse who has given hundreds of medications during my hospital career and also a mother with a natural approach there is the big question….Do you use medicine OR essential oils?

    The answer is balance.  As a matter of fact the world needs to wake up and stop feeling like they need to choose.  In this article I am going to breakdown my thought process on why we need to stop living in one box (medicine) OR another (essential oils). 

    Allison Dreher

    What is Medicine?

    First, let’s SIMPLY break down what medicine is.  Medicine is FDA approved (in the United States) and regulated by certain parameters of testing.  Available for purchase by either over the counter or by a physician given prescription.  It is used to lessen symptoms and help the body after it has acquired a symptom, infection, or disease within the body.

    Second, medications are synthetic (or man made) and most often include ingredients that can be difficult for the body to utilize and recognize.  Most often resulting in side effects.  Keep in mind this is at a VERY basic level of what medication is.  

    Third, medications can and do provide you with an excellent option for reacting to a healthcare problem.  For example, emergencies, traumas, accidents, and a whole slew of other instances when medicine can save lives.  

     

    doterra essential oils

    What are essential oils?

    Essential oils are the protective layer on the surface (in most cases) of plants, fruits, flowers, etc.  The reason plants thrive is because of these protective oils.  Like food, our bodies recognize and utilize organic (from the earth) substances, because like plants we are organic beings.  

    We have to realize that humanity has not existed for thousands of years without the use of herbs, essential oils, and other items here on earth.  

    Essential oils have the uncanny ability to actually penetrate cell walls and clean from within.  This is something that sets them apart from mainstream medicine.  

    In the United States essential oils are not regulated by the FDA, making it important to choose a company that has incredibly high standards and is committed to scientific research.  Essential oils in the USA are supplements not medicine.  

    Why the argument?

    So, why is there a huge debacle at times over choosing one or the other?  There shouldn’t be.  Just like medicine is not the cure all be all, neither are essential oils.  It is about finding the balance where your life fits into each of these.

    As a mom I deeply desire for my kids to not be dependent on medication.  My thought being that if they traveled the world for a year they wouldn’t have to worry about something like a monthly prescription.  Are there exceptions?  Absolutely.  

    However, we as parents and as the owners of our own bodies we need to wake up and take responsibility for our actions and choices about what we put in and on our bodies.  

    This does not mean perfection, this means awareness.  

    doTERRA Oil COrner Allison dreher, medicine vs. essential oils

    quality matters

    If you are using essential oils from a company that is not committed to purity and science then you will not get the results you are looking for with essential oils.  However, if you choose doTERRA essential oils you will see their commitment to science, and the highest level of purity

    Unlike “over the counter” essential oils doTERRA’s are the most tested and trusted essential oils in the world today.  

    The recent hype over the last decade talking about the effectiveness of essential oils happened because doTERRA (founded in 2008) showed up with integrity to only put the actual essential oils from the plants into bottles.  

    Other essential oils that you will come across do have 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oils but the hidden ingredients in the bottles will do more harm than good, and not give you the results you are seeking.  And have therefore left people thinking that essential oils are ineffective, because in those instances they are.

    Apples to Oranges

    And remember, that essential oils are not FDA regulated so where is the testing and where are the results? doTERRA is the ONLY company that actually shares the results with you to lookup your specific bottles here.  

    You get what you pay for.  Your health and your family deserve the best.  And unless you would buy medicine off the street from any Joe Shmow you should not buy your essential oils just anywhere.

    Look into doTERRA and you will find that they are a company of integrity. They do no bash on any other companies but keep the focus of providing essential oils to best impact your family and the world for good.   

    faster processing times

    Compared to herbs essential oils are 50-70 times more powerful.  Making the less is more rule applicable.  With essential oils you can repeat as needed.  There is no need to wait in most cases to reapply essential oils.  Our bodies utilize and process what it needs and gets rid of what it does not.   Cleaning and supporting from the inside out. 

    The difference with medicine is that is has a half life.  Basically the reason why you have to wait in between doses with medication is because if taken too close together it can lead to a build up and potentially a toxic level of that specific drug in your system.  A big no-no.  

    With that being said this isn’t about choosing one or the other but recognizing the differences.  Essential oils are supplements.  Supplements support.  

     

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    It is important that when deciding effective essential oils are something you want to benefit from I am here for you.  After 12 years as a registered nurse and being a mom since 2008, and four kids later,  I understand what it is like to bridge the gap between medicine and essential oils.  Balanced Motherhood as I like to call it.  Not choosing between the two but knowing there are options and not limitations. 

    As a matter of fact doTERRRA essential oils can make certain medications more effective or compliment a treatment plan.  doTERRA Essential oils are emotionally supportive,  have Medlittle to no side effects, and are safe for your whole family. 

    I hope that this article has shed some light and helped clear up that it is not a competition between two modalities of helping our bodies.  There is a time and place for everything.

    In closing, the only essential oil company that is creating healthcare clinics is doTERRA.  More on that later 😉

    Over & Out,

    Allison

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    Why The Oil Corner to Shop doTERRA Essential Oils

    Why The Oil Corner to Shop doTERRA Essential Oils

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    Why The Oil Corner?

    {valuing people}

    Hey Girl,  Can we real talk?  Okay good.  First, thank you for stopping by my little corner of the world.  Second, I want to share why choosing The Oil Corner for you to shop at is important.  

    For a decade I was a nurse working in the hospital.  Giving patients the best experience was important to me.  However, being able to make sure people felt appreciated in a timely fashion was also important.  Multi-tasking at its best.

    Value of Mothers

    Save Time Save money

    People deserve a great experience no matter what. You deserve to get the most bang for your buck.  And that is why when you get started here you get education as a VIP and Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed.  I wanted to bring something different to the world of essential oils.  Valuing customers and treating them as the very important customers they are. 

    Giving resources and tips that work.  Not to make another sale but make sure you have what you need to achieve the results you are seeking.

    What I noticed was missing when I started with essential oils was the fun.  Humor and Ease were missing.  It all seemed too complicated, and even some of my own oils were left untouched for a period of time. 

    Allison Dreher VIP Program

    Nurse + Advocate

    When you get started with essential oils at The Oil Corner you will get access to my VIP Customer Portal.  Resources, Videos, and Giveaways are ready for you to enjoy.  

    And because I know the highs and lows of hormones, infertility, pregnancy complications, and more I have lots to share. A majority of my nursing career was in Labor & Delivery, and I have four kiddos that call me mom 1000 times a day 😉

    My nursing education plus real life experience are what created Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed.  I know that I am not alone when I talk hormonal imbalance. 

    Womens Hormones Healthy Sex Life

    Life Sabers

    doTERRA Essential Oils are life changing, and choosing The Oil Corner makes that transition so much easier.  A little bit of laughter, a whole lot of education, and even more support are the reasons to get started here.

    Choose one of my top starter kits and get access to the VIP Customer Portal & Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed ($199 value, not available for purchase). 

    Where you shop for essential oils matters.  And, I am committed to doing my very best to serve you. 

    Thank you for your time. 

    Over & Out,

    Allison

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    Bedroom Atmosphere

    Bedroom Atmosphere

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    bedroom atmosphere

    {sorry kids}

    Now ladies, you know that I have your best interests at heart.  And for some women this post may come across like I do not love my kids.  To be honest I love them something fierce.  However….not in my bedroom. 

    Of course when they are not feeling well or needing extra snuggles they are welcome. This post is going to talk about how to create a bedroom atmosphere…no kids invited.

    Bye kids

    Now I don’t know about you but my child blowing out candles on a birthday cake  isn’t a photo I want in my bedroom.  My bedroom is for sex, sleep, and the occasional Netflix binge.  

    Obviously different seasons of life mean different circumstances.  However, at this time my fourth babe (and last) is almost two.  The days of middle of the night feedings and such are behind me.  

    My bedroom is no longer occupied by one of my sweet babes.

    Bre Mama Hormones Unle

    Reserve a space for you & your man

    I say this from a place of complete love.  But, we need a space that does not scream MOM & DAD.  It represents who YOU are.  Who you were before your uterus was occupied by little miracles.  

    My recommendation is to keep the photo options to photos of you and your spouse.  There are plenty of other places to put and savor the memories of your kids.

     

    Goodbye tv

    Like I said earlier the bedroom is for sex, sleep, and the occasional netflix binge. However, that doesn’t mean a t.v. When we watch something in bed it is on my laptop not a T.V.  

    Removing the T.V. from the bedroom has increased our frequency of having sex as well as our quality of sleep.

    There is something about the brain connection when we set boundaries on the extra things we are doing in bed (t.v. , reading, phone scrolling, etc). When you eliminate the electronics in the bedroom you will sleep better and have a better form of entertainment #whipandnaynay. 

    Satisifed Man at the Oil Corner. WOmen's hormones

    clutter relocation

    Having a relaxing space at home is important.  And I am no stranger to shoving the extra laundry, shopping bags, or the things I don’t know what to do with into my bedroom. 

    Don’t get me wrong I am no clean freak.  However, clutter has a way of making me feel like no matter how much I have accomplished in a day there is a never ending to do list.  Leaving me feeling tense. 

    My recommendation is to find a different spot in the house to locate the clutter.  Maybe this means it is time to donate to Goodwill or have a garage sale.  

    Having a relaxing bedroom is so important to be able to unwind and relax. It is about more than great sex but about better sleep and peace of mind. 

    In a nutshell:

    Remove family photos-replace with photos of you and your spouse.

    Say goodbye to the tv-replace with some R rated shenanigans.

    Remove clutter- less stuff = less stress.

    Have fun 😉

    Over & Out, 

    Allison

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    doTERRA Empowering Women Girls Around  World

    doTERRA Empowering Women Girls Around World

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    doTERRA Empowering Women and Girls Around the WOrld

    {Periods and proud}

    Picture it…our 14-year-old niece in the kitchen with her mom, myself, and my husband Derek.  Now growing up periods and bodily functions were not topics of conversation.  A far cry from how we are currently.  

    Anyway, she starts talking about these MONDO MAXI PADS she is wearing.  And every time she moves she feels and hears a crunching sound.  We crack up laughing at this new brand she is trying out.  Derek on the other hand chuckles but had that,”Okaayyy, she just went there face.”

    However, it wasn’t a big deal to the teenager at all.  She is confident and comfortable with what her body is doing, including laughing at the maxi pad situation.  

    Empowering our girls in life is vital to cultivating strong and confident women.  Little women in the making need support in all that they do. 

    Worldwide impact for health opportunity and dignity days for girls

    Little Women in the Making

    Earlier generations referred to a period as “the curse” but does it have to be that?  What if we stopped looking at periods as a curse but as an incredible way to identify what exactly is going on with our hormones.  In Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed I dive into the menstrual cycle and the hormone fluctuations in an incredibly simple way.  

    Fortunately, I live in a country that isn’t shamed in the same way girls are in some other countries.  With that being said, I hope that the relationship with my own daughter continues on the path of comfort and communication.  This is imperative to my little woman feeling confident with the changes in her body.  Not only identifying what is going on with her body but to also give her tools to support the ebbs and flows of emotions.  

    doTERRA Empowering Women and Girls Globally Supporting the Whole Woman

    doTERRAs' Global Impact

    As you may know by now I am Registered Nurse turned Wellness Advocate with the leading essential oil company in the world.  doTERRA not only has the most tested and trusted essential oils in the world, with science to support essential oil usage.  doTERRA is also a huge advocate for Days For Girls. An organization created to support girls and provide opportunity to all.  

    As a consumer in America it is important to me that the businesses I support provide excellent customer service with a heart to impact the world for good.  doTERRA fits that bill and is one of the many reasons why I chose them to not only purchase essential oils from but partner with in creating a business.  Empowering women around the world to better themselves and feel their best.   Supporting our bodies with items God put on earth to optimize how our bodies function.  

    Using doTERRA essential oils is more than pretty smelling oils in cute bottles.  It is about supporting the whole woman, hormones, healthy sexuality, confidence, hair, skin, and emotional health.   The list goes on with all of the ways doTERRA essential oils can support our bodies.  Not all essential oils are created equal and doTERRA has risen above to provide the best and safest essential oils in the world today.

    days for girls support women globally

    " When we mobilize girls and women, their communities and our world grow stronger. We are changing the status quo, through quality menstrual care solutions, health education, and income-generation opportunities"

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    Thank you vip's

    doTERRA is helping alleviate poverty and shame around the world with works like days for girls, co-impact sourcing, healing hands foundation, operation underground rail.  And know that with your help and choosing The Oil Corner to support your doTERRA essential oil journey you are able to support women, children, and families around the world.  
     
    Thank you to all of The Oil Corner VIP’s!  

    You are very much appreciated!
     
    Over & Out,
    Allison 

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    Orgasm Reality

    Orgasm Reality

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    Orgasm Reality

    {A spark or fireworks?}

    As my favorite golden girl Rose said “it took 5 years to know what made my eyes roll back in my head.”  Let’s be honest just because you live with someone and end up spending the rest of your life together does NOT mean that they know how to be a good lover let alone a great one.  

    How to learn to climax?

    First things first is to be willing to learn.  If you are not comfortable with your own body then how can your man figure things out?  And whether you believe it or not your partner wants you to LOVE having sex with him. 

    A conversation most likely needs to happen.  Not in a nagging mom kind of way but something like this:

    “Hey Babe, so being with you is great, however I think I could orgasm better (or at all) if we tried to figure my body out.”  Now only a fool would turn you away.  With this being said set the tone in the bedroom and lead by example.  

    Sometimes it isn’t about being told what to do but being shown.   This is a great time to give a sensual massage, build up anticipation, and make getting there a lot of fun.  

    Orgasm sensation pleasure

    Do you spark or firework?

    Fifty Shades of Grey has left the impression that men know how to tease and tantalize in the bedroom all the while hitting all the hot spots.   

    Meaning essential that society has over sexualized and made being naked and spicing it up in the bedroom something we remain quiet about because it is not as good as the book.  

    Well ladies, let’s rip the bandaids off and talk about heightening intimacy and deepening connection with your man.  Are you ready?

    Orgasm reality

    Lead by example

    First of all most men do not understand the female anatomy.  And a lot of times women are unsure of what is what as well.  In order to achieve an orgasm the erogenous zones must receive adequate attention.  It is not always what you can see but how it makes your feel.  

    For men this is relatively easy because it is VERY obvious visually if something is working.  Women are different, and if you are breastfeeding it can be that much more difficult to get turned on.  

    This can all start with a massage, give him one, and then get one back.  Not only will this be great foreplay but also relax and ease tension you are holding onto.  

     

    Where is your equipment?

    Girl you gotta show him

    Some of you may be wondering if I am a former porn star turned Jesus loving woman who loves talking about sex.  No to the porn star part.  I am one of those that you see dancing at a wedding or around my house and I look similar to a robot without any oil in its hinges.  And would be one of the bloopers on SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE.  

    But guess what?  I don’t care how I may look in public when I dance because there is something deeply intimate about being 100% comfortable with that special someone that we can both give and receive pleasure. 

    It it how we were designed to be.  Sex and orgasms should be getting better and better with one another as the years pass.  However, the belief is that the longer you are with someone the more stale it becomes.  

    And that belief is DEAD WRONG.  What if we created an environment that just when we thought the best climax ever could not get better it does????

    Orgams Reality using essential oils

    Is it okay to talk about sex?

    Now before moving on some…..

    Some of  you may be wondering if this is okay.  Can Christian women talk about the bedroom? And believe me I have been in situations with a wide variety of opinions.  But with the encouragement of my husband, who has been the happy recipient of my endeavor, he knows more couples need a higher level of comfort and ultimately pleasure.

    Not only does having an orgasm release oxytocin (aka the connection/cuddle hormone) it deepens our connection with one another.  (Learn more on the in the video here for a sneak peek about hormones).

    The big guy upstairs designed us to have healthy sexuality and gave us pleasure zones to discover and utilize with our spouse.  There is a whole book written on intimacy in the bible.  

    And mama if your engine isn’t revving and chances are your hormones are out of whack.  In Bare Mama Hormones Unleashed I address ways to get hormones balanced. Also included are lots of recipes to increase circulation and pleasure (yes, dōTERRA essential oils can be used down there) so having an orgasm is easier. 

    Be Funny

    Satisfied and Smiling

    This is your dance which can leave you both satisfied and smiling.  Take the first step and have fun with it.  We need to discover and approach sex as something that is a priority in our lives to make better.  To get naked, show one another, tell one another (meaning your man not me 🤪) what feels good. 

    Now go have some fun!! #justdoit

    Over and Out,
    Allison

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