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DDR Prime and Speech Improvements


A friend of mine who has two sons with Down Syndrome told me about DDR Prime oil blend, and how it helps with speech in children.

Speech?  I got a couple of kids who need that, stashed it in my cart without much waiting.  SPEECH!

“Just one drop along their spines in the morning.”

Done, didn’t think much more about it.  These oils have done more for us than I could ever explain, I know their potency and rely on them for so many needs.

Elijah has been in speech therapy for 2.5 years.  We also wish Maria was in speech therapy, but haven’t found the right spot for her yet, although we did try singing voice lessons, her teacher trying to get her voice out her the raspy range, one that many of the kids in her orphanage had, I don’t know why.

I ordered the DDR prime, it was a bigger bottle than anything I had received from doTerra before.  I started in that morning, one big drop on along each of their spines while they ate breakfast, just before I put InTune on everyone’s necks.  #MagicPotions :)

The next day in the afternoon Elijah told me, “Mommy, I feel very well.”  I remember laughing as his proper English, then my mind flashed to the DDR prime.  There was no way to know for sure if this well spoken, clear sentence was already results from the DDR Prime, or not, but it did strike me as odd.  I continued applying DDR Prime pretty regularly, at least every other day to both kids in the daily morning routine.

We saw a speech improvement in both of them.  BOTH!  At the same time.  Maria’s voice has RARELY been raspy since we started using it. It’s clear and bright.  We haven’t had her practice her voice CDs once since we started.   I consider often if there were other influences that could be adding to these speech improvements we are seeing, in some ways there is no way for me to know if it was this or other influences, but what makes me think the DDR Prime has been a powerful source of speech help is that it has been in BOTH kids, not just one, and other people see the difference as well, not just the hopeful parents.  Elijah’s speech teacher noticed a difference before I told her about the DDR Prime.

Two weeks in, Elijah’s speech teacher was raving to me about how well he was doing, new words, but more so he was using his whole voice, which he sometimes turns off (you can see him talking, but if you were to touch his throat, there would be no vibration, he’d turn off the talking box in there)  He had stopped doing that, for the first time since he’d been home.

(He also had a HUGE growth spurt after we started using this oil….HUGE, eating a ton, and when I measured him he had grown an inch since February)

I can’t say it will work for everyone, but as I researched online, it seems like it works for LOTS of kids, there are moms raving about this stuff, how did I not hear about it sooner?

The purpose and function of DDR Prime is this:



Lots of people using it for many different reasons and having great results just like we did.  Had I known about this sooner, I could have saved some time and money driving to voice lessons last summer ;)

We are HAPPY over here about this stuff and we started using it on us and Finley has well once we learned the health and cellular benefits of DDR Prime.

I am excited to share with you guys, if any of you have little ones who need extra help in the areas of speech, I’ve also read many raving reviews on how it effects children with aspergers and Autism.


Find DDR Prime here .  Look under the category Wellness, then Cellular Health, and voila!  It’s a 30mL bottle, meaning double the normal amount you normally receive in a bottle of oils.



DDR Prime Essential Oil Cellular Complex is a proprietary blend of essential oils that have been shown in clinical studies to help protect cells against freeradical damage while supporting healthy cellular function. The blend includes Frankincense Resin, Wild Orange Peel, Lemongrass Leaf, Thyme Leaf, Clove Bud, Summer Savory Plant, and Niaouli Leaf essential oils providing powerful antioxidants that help protect against cellular free-radical damage.




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All the Pretty Horses

We met the raddest couple yesterday in Mexico who run a rescue for horses and animals.   Well, not at first, at first we got lost.  The old painted, faded signs slipping off whatever they were nailed to did their best, but we came up empty.  Andrew pulled over and asked some men hanging out under some trees who were helpful and led us to the right spot.  Not one person here is sitting zoning out on their phones.



We found the right gate, “All the Pretty Horses” and were greeted by a one eyed dog.  Rattle snake, we learned later. IMG_4635

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A man came out to us ragamuffins invading his home, touching all his animals and welcomed us warmly.  I think he had been resting, but it didn’t faze him, it would have fazed me.  He showed us and the kids all the animals, each one rescued and being rehabilitated.  27 horses in all.IMG_4649 IMG_4658


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His girl friend Crystal came out and Elijah instead of introducing himself started on repeat, “I wanna ride the horses, I wanna ride the horses,” because Andrew and I are really good at teaching our gem stones manners.


We didn’t have any money with us, but we mentioned that we could pay pal them later, and again they were unfazed, and saddled up the horses as the kids started stomping their feet with excitement.

No papers signed, list of rules, helmets or time schedules, just hills and valleys, each of us nestling a little boy with us, Maria riding her own.


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We saw parts of Baja we had never seen before, it with dry but alive with green.  Succulents in every corner of rock walls, the sun a golden on the edge of our eyes.  Elijah was silent in awe as he sat with daddy on the huge animal, kind enough to give him a ride through valleys and over hills.IMG_4733

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It was an incredible ride, breathtaking.  If you ever find yourself in Baja, Mexico, find All the Pretty Horses { http://bajahorses.com/}   They are the kindest people, a young couple who are devoting their lives to something good, and sharing it with others.  We did end up pay paling them once we got home, although it was hard to leave, we felt so welcomed and the kids were in animal heaven.  Maybe next time we’ll bring food to BBQ. 

As we drove away, the dust kicking up under our tires, we told the kids we would get them paletas for doing such a good job, for the boys it was their first ride.  
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We also stopped at Farmacias Similares.  “Lo mismo pero mas barato” —  “The same–but much cheaper” and no joke, it was!



Finley got a Pina Colada paleta, Elijah got a lime spicy one which he promptly complained about, but then made do, and Maria got strawberries and cream.


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“A cat!  KITTY!”IMG_4837 IMG_4847 IMG_4852 IMG_4854


Even after saying goodbye, the kitty waited and watched us, causing the kids great lament, “MAMA!!  She wants us!!!!!!!!!”IMG_4861

“She’s fine darlings, she’s just our friend now”  (No)


Great job little cowboys and cowgirl!   Proud of these brave kiddos



All the pretty horses, find ‘em!


Hola de México

We’ve been in Mexico for the past 4 days, and tonight is the first night we gave the boys a bath.  Elijah is convinced he can speak Spanish now, and greets everyone  with an excited hand, “HOLA!  Come ‘tas?’

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The trip was born out of a need from our friends who needed a place to stay with their family, and their boss has this home for anyone who could let them stay.  So we decided last minute and packed up.  Andrew and I love Mexico, everything about it, and we hope our kids will too.  There is so much freedom here, which can have a variety of results, but there is a depth and warmth unparalleled in the states.

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We have been living it up.  Yoga in the morning, spotting whales outside, the beaches are vacant meaning lots of wild life for eager little ones to spot.  The boys held hermit crabs and sea cows today, their purple, slippery bodies making them squeal, but they still considered them, ‘So cute!’  Elijah named his ‘Nooni’ because he names everything Nooni.


Sharing banana chips out of coffee filters

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Andrew and I feel spoiled with freedom and time.  The families here are so warm and caring towards each other.  The kids had a hard time driving down, Finley wanted to pray for all the broken houses, and Elijah wanted to go to the puppy food store to buy puppy food for the puppies eating trash.  But as time goes on, and they meet people and experience life here, they see less ‘imperfections’ and more adventures.  There is heart in the dust, and imperfection doesn’t mean sadness, we tell them.

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We drove 2 hours to La Bufadora, and I promised Finley an Ice Cream if he slept, he pretended at first, but then he was out.  Both boys slept for 2 hours.  I am not a high maintience mom, except when it comes to sleep.  If they get sleep, I feel like we can do anything.  When we arrived, the boys were ready to hit the town and see the spray from the ocean.


“I jus kinda feel like no one understands me…” “I do…” -Elijah

We got a taco lunch, and the kids got mango juice overlooking the ocean before we saw the sights and paid .50 to use the bathroom….

I am so lame, I refused.

Someone gave Elijah a free sample of some smoothie without asking, and it was the first time I’ve seen Andrew upset this weekend, “Buddy!  You DON’T give kids food without asking their parents!”

*Let’s keep walking* I laughed at the kids.

I was so impressed with the flexibility the kids showed while traveling that I would have been willing to treat them so much, and since we were in Mexico, that was possible!  Everyone can have their own mango juice!  *Applause all around*

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We’ve been grilling at night on the patio as Andrew talked to everyone walking down below.  Somos felices, somos juntos y libres.

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