sometimes, the only option is to wash the day away

You know those days that start out loud and crazy?

The days that it’s impossible to get a load of laundry done?

Or the dishes?

Or the vacuuming?

Not because you don’t want to get those things done.

But because …


well …


… it’s just impossible.

Because some days just get messier and more out of focus as the hours pass.

bathday4 (Even the photos get out of focus)

Sometimes, I’m just thankful to get the littles fed and clothed.

And if you’re anything like me … I struggle on those days not to judge my inability to keep life in balance.

I wonder how other moms keep it together and get it all done without losing their minds.

I compare myself to my super-Mom (and all the super-Moms I know) and thank goodness she isn’t here to see the living room carpet.

And then I take a few deep breaths and let it go because I remember that it’s just one day.

Plus, I learned a long time ago that beating myself up for being human doesn’t do anyone any good.

That’s when I start to run the bath water.

And then I add lavender (by way of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps Pure-Castile Soap)


This all started because I read somewhere that Lavender Essential Oil is good for reducing anxiety.

That it can calm emotionally charged situations.

It’s used to calm restlessness and bring clarity to a cluttered mind.

And it’s said to induce sleep.

The one thing Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap won’t do is add crazy bubbles to the bath …


(One day, our little are probably going to see those photos of bathtime at Abby’s and never forgive me for their lame-milky-sweet-scented baths).

Now I know I only have anecdotal proof that adding lavender makes a difference in the tenor of our home.

But I’m not kidding when I say that after a lavender bath everything changes.

The crazies go out the window.

Peace is restored.

Ahhhhhh …

NOTE: Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soap folks have no idea we exist over here at O’Mamas.  This is not a paid or sponsored post.  I just really like the lavender soap and use it for our littles and for me.  Also, if we run out of the magic soap, I’ve been known to add some lavender essential oils to the bath.  It has much the same effect. 

What helps you (or your family members) relax after a crazy day? 



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