I've started this post at least 23423 times. That's an accurate count too.
What can I say about fatherhood that hasn't already been said?
It's no shocker to learn that our society struggles with fatherhood and masculinity. Think of this: when a woman is with her children, she is mothering them. When a father is with his kids, he is "babysitting." How often have you heard that? We are quick to label fathers as dead beats or softies or hands-off. So in an effort to show some of the Daddies some love for father's day, I thought I'd share some fun facts about fatherhood.
Fun facts about fatherhood
How to show fathers some lovin'
I've written many, many times about the book The Five Love Languages... and this is another prime example of when to use it. Because let's face it.. not all dads like power tools and neck ties. And someone so important deserves a gift that shows a little love and attention.
If Dad's love language is acts of services, then doing (rather than giving) will fill up his love tank.
I've had super sensitive skin my whole life, but it wasn't until I went away to college that my skin problems got worse. I developed eczema on my hands and I've suffered with it ever since.
I've tried what feels like every single product on the market: lotions, soaps, etc. You name it, and I've tried it. The majority of products left me unsatifised with the results or even worse - with hands that were stinging from the product that was intended to soothe me!
It was my battle with eczema that first led me to the essential oils path, and I haven't looked back since. One of the most soothing and healing balms was something I created in my kitchen. The rich shea butter and calming lavender oil work together to heal and calm the itchy and painful symptoms of eczema.
This balm is thick and I like to put it on at night right before bed so it can soak in all night.
What you'll need
2-3 drops of lavender oil
1 Tablespoon of 100% real shea butter
Warm the shea butter slightly in your hands so it's easier to mix. Add the lavender drops and mix together in your hands. Apply to the affected areas.
All out of lavender oil?
Because of the therapeutic nature of this balm, it is especially important to make sure you are using pure, unadulterated oils. You can refresh yourself with my Essential Oil 101 post, or my post on how to order oils, and let me know if you have any questions.
Have you tried this recipe? Comment below!
Wife & Mama with a passion for peaceful parenting, natural living, homeschooling... and my daily café au lait.