Time for some grooming!

Pet tip #2:  My little dog, Kaci, has hair that would grow until she looked like Cousin It.  She needs regular grooming but after a bad experience at a groomer, she is anxious and nervous when the groomer comes.  We have a mobile groomer come to the house to decrease...

Lemonade Zingers

Cooking tip:  For a fabulous lemonade bar, mix regular lemonade (squeezed is great, but I frequently have to go with the mix), and then give people a choice of fresh fruit and essential oils to add to their lemonade!  Everyone will have a great time mixing and...

Horse of a different color

My children all love riding horses.  We do not live in the country, but we definitely live in horse country.  My oldest daughter started training last year in dressage (riding patterns), and she was really advancing when she started to develop patterns of sneezing and...
Have oils, will travel

Have oils, will travel

Parenting is definitely a challenge. When my fourth child was born, we had kiddos ages: infant, 2, 4, and 6. Boy, were we a sight in the grocery store or in the airport. People looked at us and either appeared worried, scared, or just plain shocked. Scared was...

Grand Launch – 30 tips in 30 days!

Today is the Grand launch of the Dr. Julie Bates page.  My goal is to provide a forum with information and tips related to stewarding your own health.  This includes lifestyle, mental health, physical health, parenting, organization, success, leadership, and anything...