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October 9, 2016

What I’ve Learned From Being the Mom of a Cochlear Implant Kid

Cochlear Implant

Each year, as the anniversaries of my son’s cochlear implant surgeries approach and pass, I am filled with emotions as I think of how far he has come and the strides he’s made in his life so far. Any mom who has a special needs child knows how emotional it can be to raise that child.

I’ve learned throughout the process of multiple tests, a hearing aid trial, surgeries, and cochlear implant hearing aid activations that I am growing right along with my son: mentally, emotionally, and every way in between. Here is what I’ve learned from being the mom of a cochlear implant child. Read more

Amy is a 32-year-old Mama of two, freelance writer, and work-at-home business woman. Through The Work at Home Mom, she helps women balance their personal and professional lives at home. Amy contributes to Reader’s Digest Online and other health and lifestyle publications.
In Lifestyle on
October 6, 2016

A Beginner’s Guide to Using Essential Oils

I was introduced to dōTERRA essential oils by a coworker about a year ago. I had heard of them before and was intrigued, but honestly very lost when it came to how to use them on myself, my children, and in my home. So, I started purchasing some of the more “simple” oils to start with: Lemon, Peppermint, Lavender, etc. These are the ones that have so many obvious health and home uses and allowed me to see just how awesome essential oils are. They aren’t a cool new health fad; if used correctly, they can help common ailments, clean the home, and provide numerous health benefits to you and your family. Some single oils and combinations of oils are very effective in lessening some symptoms that special needs children have, such as trouble sleeping, digestive issues, and anxiety. Read more

Amy is a 32-year-old Mama of two, freelance writer, and work-at-home business woman. Through The Work at Home Mom, she helps women balance their personal and professional lives at home. Amy contributes to Reader’s Digest Online and other health and lifestyle publications.