Wondering if you have a safe baby carrier? Use this illustrated guide to safe baby wearing.
Safe Babywearing: An Illustrated Guide to Hip Health
I am told that even though baby carrier choices are expanding, the only obvious option to most parents, especially those looking to big box stores for guidance, is the Baby Bjorn and its various knock-offs. A lot of parents have ended up equating babywearing with the Bjorn, and I come across parents all the time […]
Gender Prediction Without Ultrasounds
Whatever reason you choose not to have an ultrasound, sometimes it’s fun to have some predictions anyway. Organic Gender sends you 2 little flower pots, one Girl and one Boy, with dirt discs and two packets of seeds. Follow the instructions to keep it watered. The strongest growth wins!
Study Confirms Home Birth Safety
Both of my children were born at home, after very different labors. My first labor was long and challenging. My daughter was born into my midwife and husband’s hands as I squatted on a birthing stool on our living room floor. My second home birth was fast – it came quickly, swept me up like […]
Having the Sex Talk With the Kids
So my kids asked some big questions recently. It came as the culmination of a few different chats about chickens and eggs. I don’t think our kids are necessarily any more curious than other kids. But we have a very open relationship with our kiddos because we talk about so many things as a family. […]
Bonding With Your Kids Before the School Years Start!
We love parenting in active and intentional ways as often as possible – and we start that immediately when our kids are born. We nurse them, wear them often (especially when they go through those fussy stages), and find ways to play alongside them. Generally, we let our kids, and their basic personalities, help point out the […]
Milestones and Moments
It is stunning to me how quickly my kids achieve their milestones. Evan and Brianna are reading Level 2 readers now. Micah can stay diligent to finish his assigned chores (trust me – this is a huge milestone). Adam is finally talking. And Vivian? Where do I start. This girl is truly living up […]
Baby Registry Etiquette & How To: Getting Registered for a Baby Shower or New Arrival
Sometimes pregnant mothers can be confused about how to register for baby gifts before a shower without seeming tacky or rude. Here are some tips to help. Is a Baby Shower Gift Registry Tacky, Rude or Inappropriate? No! Most people appreciate being able to quickly and easily find a baby shower gift that will be […]
Mother Knows Best: Helping Your Baby Get to Sleep
Baby’s bedtime can be one of the most frustrating times of parenting. Hundreds of articles and book have been written about getting a baby to sleep, each giving different advice. Most advocate various methods of the cry-it-out technique and many give conflicting information about how baby should be put down. Mothers may be left wondering […]
MAM Oral Care – The Perfect Stocking Stuffer
Vivian finally has teeth. About the time she started walking in earnest, she finally cut those first teeth. In our family we have a tradition of putting a toothbrush in everyone’s Christmas stockings (they also get one in their Easter baskets) and it’s a great way to counter act all those holiday sweets and remember […]
Cleaning MAM Bottles and Other Reasons I Love Them Plus Giveaway
Since the surgery and time in the hospital that caused me to have to supplement Vivian, I’ve become more aware of how important bottles are for the first time ever. I cannot tell you how much I love the MAM bottles. Let’s be honest – sometimes bottles get lost in the car for a day […]
Siblings Create Magical Moments with Disney Baby
A big thanks to Disney Baby for sponsoring this post and the Disney Baby “Little Character” Contest. My kids get along so well (for the most part) and play together in amazing ways. They constantly create these moments where I catch my breathe and think – This is it! This is the magic that makes life worthwhile! […]