We have switched over areas of our home a little at a time to clean products with more natural ingredients. We always still have more to go, but as we add items to our home, I’m looking for better ingredients that I can trust to still get the job done!
As my fingers begin to trail along the keys, I’m reminded of the space between expectation and reality. So many times what we expect isn’t quite in alignment with life that happens.
It’s what we do with those in between moments.
There is so much in life that falls out of our realm of control. The unexpected bumps and bruises, the cough or sniffle, the long night of teething that comes without warning.
That’s why it’s so important for me to be intentional with the things we can control. I don’t always hit the mark; and many times fall short. But my goal in it all is to make the best decisions for my family.
To be intentional with the time I have with them. To make the most of the in-between moments. And yes, to make intentional choices with the clean products we use as well.
That’s why we have been making over our medicine cabinet. That’s why we are excited to find products like Maty’s natural and organic remedies, created by a mom who was frustrated with mo0oldern medicine and the horrible side effects she witnessed her daughter experience, she knew she had to do something. The need to find something better became her catalyst for creating a solution. So, she made products for her little one (and now all of ours) that are full of good-for-you ingredients… and they work!
One of the things that I’ve found with switching to more natural products, is that sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error before you find the right thing… the one that works for you.
After bouts of colic and too many sensitive-skin diaper rashes on our first little one, I’ve been conscious about what we use — and finding something that works to help with the inevitable yet unexpected. If you’ve ever had to change diapers through the screams of your little one, kicks of pain and that glare of the diaper-rash-red, you know that finding a product to help clear it quickly is important.
I have what I call a “graveyard” of creams that we’ve tried and didn’t seem to make a difference. When one of the twins ended up with a diaper rash recently though, I tried Maty’s Organic Baby Diaper Rash Relief ointment for the first time, and at the next change, the rash was almost completely gone!
So, while I can’t control when a cough begins or a diaper rash rears its ugly head, I can control what I do and what I use in those times. That’s why I trust the whole range of Maty’s baby products – and especially love their Baby Diaper Rash Relief Ointment for my little ones. On top of being made with gentle organic ingredients (including organic essential oils), Maty’s uses no synthetics, no petroleum, no hydrogenated oils, and no hidden ingredients.
When I worry less about the unexpected, or things out of my control, I can be better present for the normal, beautiful, everyday moments. I can better bridge the gap between expectation and reality. I can find a little more sweetness in the in-between.