Aren’t Essential Oils New Age and Only Used by Crazy Hippies?

Welcome to the our series: The Skeptics Guide to Essential Oils.  Specifically I was very skeptical about how the oils worked and if it was all just an airy fairy new age concept. We are having a whole series with our Oil Explorers group, which is a wonderful group of people who are on an oil exploring journey together.  If you join our team of explorers, you will have the support of a great group of people with access to {Read More}

Whipped Foot Softening Cream

We all need a little pampering, and our feet are often ignored when it comes to pampering.  Let me start by saying that my feet are really really dry.  I have a condition that affects me on my feet and hands.  I am actually really lucky that these are the only affected areas that I have.  It causes my skin on my feet to reproduce at an extreme rate, so I have dry, dead, scaly spots of extra skin. I {Read More}

Smelly Shoe Solution

I have a teenage boy with very smelly feet in my house. His feet are so smelly that it is considered a form of torture to be shut in a room with his shoes. We tried powders, sprays, deodorants, and Lysol to no effect. Those trials resulted in smelly shoes that had a hint of citrus (or whatever smell the spray had). So after some internet research by my dad and I, we have found a solution that I think {Read More}

First Experience With Essential Oils

There is a lot of talk and hype about essential oils right now, and I got on the band wagon.  My initial intended use for them is not going to work out, so now I am going to go on a journey to see what roll these oils can play in my life, and I am going to bring you along on that journey.  I was hoping to use the oils to help make a good smelling home without the {Read More}

Yummy Yogurt and Cherries

I had quite a bit of success a while back with losing weight doing the Flat Belly Diet, and it is time for me to start thinking about that again.  One of my favorite breakfasts that helped me succeed on the diet is yummy yogurt and cherries.  I keep a huge bag of frozen cherries in the freezer, and just defrost a few in the microwave, put yogurt on them and then some granola if I need a crunch. When {Read More}

It’s Summer and It’s Awesome

I have just finished my first week of Summer break and I am loving it.  I work at a school district, so during the school year I have no time for this personal blog.  I see kids and do evaluations for Occupational Therapy, then pick up my kids from school, get homework going, start dinner, then I have to write up reports and enter info in the computer for work.  I feel like I am always working or thinking about {Read More}

Cinnamon Apple Crescent Bites

I am trying to use the food that we have in the pantry, and we have a lot of apples that need to be eaten.  We happened to have some Pillsbury crescent roll dough, so I cut up some apples, added a little sugar, cinnamon, and caramel, and then rolled the apple mix into the crescent rolls.  They were yummy.  I will make them again, but will try to work out how to have less dough, because the apple filling {Read More}

Yummy cookie peanut butter cup brownie

For 4th of July, I signed up to bring a dessert to the barbeque.  I had seen a couple of desserts on Pinterest that I wanted to try, so I had my daughter pick the one that she thought looked the best.  She decided on a dessert that has a chocolate cookie bottom, reese’s peanut butter cups in the middle, and brownie on top. Since we were making this for a pretty large crowd, I needed to use a big {Read More}

Solution to a wet bathroom: shower splash guard

Well since this blog is called Smart Mommy Solutions, I thought that maybe I might post a solution that I just implemented.  When my son leaves the bathroom after taking a shower, the bath mat is soaked, and the bathroom floor is really wet.  He can’t seem to keep the water from getting past the shower curtain.  He should be able to (my daughter is successful), but it has just become frustrating, so I made my way to Lowes and {Read More}