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Infant bitten 25 times at preschool that has had at least 10 citations in the past!

"At first, I was like are those really bite marks? And then, my brain kinda stopped thinking and I started crying," the child's mother said after seeing the bite marks. **WARNING: Photos in the video above are graphic and disturbing A mother ...

Alienated First Time Moms?

I think it’s pretty well known that I’m a cloth diapering mom. You just need to look anywhere on my website. So I don’t pay much attention to commercials and advertisements for disposable diapers. But tonight I was catching up on some youtube stuff ...

Do Pediatricians Pierce Ears? Yes, But Read This First!! (Our Experience)

I was looking through some photographs of when my daughter was little and realized I had forgotten to write a post about her getting her ears pierced. It's a controversial subject, I know, but I thought I'd share our experience so others may benefit ...

TODDLER VS BABY: What is the difference between a toddler and a baby?

Having successfully navigated through several children (and still going),  I realized that there were many changes. The differences are fairly subtle in some cases, although dramatic in others. After all, both babies and toddlers like to be held, ...

Writing To A Ghost Town? Whats The Point?

What’s the point, Jane?  Why did you start writing?  You know, I’ve asked myself this question hundreds of times in the past several months.  I’ve always been decent at writing.  I could always tell a good story.  I just never tried to write ...

I Blame It On The Sweet Tarts!

After my recent car accident, I have some little nuggets of wisdom I would like to impart to you, my dear friends along with some general musings and probably a rant or two.  The kiddos and I were in a car accident a few months ago, thanks to some ...

Strong Enough To Listen

Have you ever wanted something really really badly?  I mean really?  And I’m not speaking materially here.  I am speaking spiritually and whole life-ish?  I’ll tell you what I want and what I have been begging God for weeks to know. I want to ...

11 Somewhat Surprising Items Toddlers Break, Destroy, and Misplace

While my children have certainly slowed down their path of destruction as they have gotten older, there is still no shortage of things they have managed to destroy in their short little lives.  I’ve read numerous parenting magazines, and countless ...

Helping My Toddler Adjust To Older Sibling Starting School!

School: for some, a nightmare to even think about. For others, like yours truly, a prime opportunity to shove my extroversion down the throats of anyone within arm’s reach. That being said, from the time I found out what school even was, I couldn’t ...

Losing my Dignity

Motherhood, what have you done to me?  I wrote this post a little while ago about the things I just never thought I would do as a parent.  There is one more little nugget of information that I thought about just the other day as I was peeing in the ...

How Do Toddlers Show Affection, Unprompted

Unprompted.  I’m not even sure if unprompted is a real word, but it is for purposes of this here blog post. I love my turkeys with all of my being.  They are growing so fast and saying new things every day that just shakes me to the core. ...

How Not To Ruin Your Kids Birthday Party

A toddler birthday party can be a terrifying experience, especially if you are the parent crazy enough to host 20 little rugrats plus a parent or two, at your home.  If you choose to go this route, please, for the love of all that is holy, pay ...

11 Things I Never Thought I Would Do As A Parent

I’ve been on a list kick the past several days. What can I say, lists rock? So here you go The ten things I never thought I would do as a parent. 1. Help my son pee, standing up. At the park. On a tree. But when a 3-year-old has to go, he has ...

The Adventures of a Bed-Hopping Mommy

Bet I got your attention with this one, huh?  Yep, I am a bed-hopping machine.  Often several times a night, a couple of nights a week.  Sometimes, up to three beds a night with three different members of the male species and one female!  Damn, I do ...

What Do Vegans Eat?

Milk Free, Except Really Not This is a small selection of the food I just bought for Gunne Bear. Do you see the words "Soy" and "Veggie"? Do you know what you DO NOT see on the ingredients list? Milk, milk protein, or contains milk proteins. But ...

Do Blackout Curtains Really Work? Special Ordered vs. Amazon

My husband is getting really tired of me re-telling the Saga of the Curtains over and over again, and could probably do without my calling him at work to rant about my latest soy purchase debacle, so I'm posting it here. Let's begin with the ...

Allergic To Milk! Great. What the hell do I feed my kid now?

Today? Is dead to me. Seriously, I cannot remember the last time I had a day quite this bad. It began this morning around 4 am when I had a panic attack of epic proportion. For no reason what-so-ever, I became convinced that the baby had ...

Cloth Diapers – Breaking Them In

We've finally gotten the swing of the cloth diapering down over here. I discovered a few things in the first couple of days: Disposables had made me lazy about changing my kid. The biodegradable inserts could not stand up to the onslaught of ...

I’m eating everything in sight

This no peanut butter thing is not working out for us over here. I am so hungry, I'm eating everything in sight. Last night, I ate through 2 bacon cheddar burgers, 1 roll, 4 slices of portabello mushroom, 1 heirloom tomato, and several handfuls of ...

Without peanut butter I will die from starvation!

So we spent about 7,000 years, give or take a few minutes, at the pediatrician's office today. I'm so brain dead now that I seem incapable of getting any real work done. To recap: Gunne Bear has a cyst on each foot. No idea where they came ...

Dear Squeezy Pouches

Dear Squeezy Fruit and Vegetable Pouches, Can I begin by declaring my undying love for you? I know this is a bit forward; we've only known one another a few days past a week. In fact, until just two weeks ago I didn't even know you existed. Let ...

The Elimination Diet

I think I've mentioned before that my son has some food allergies, as well as some eczema. Through the elimination diet or the taking away of one item at a time, we've managed to get both under control. I'm now using the Elimination Diet Workbook, ...

Curious Kids (My Turkeys) vs. Paper Shredder

Just when you think your kids are old enough to know better, they go a pull a stunt like this to prove that they will continuously attempt to drive you batshit crazy for the rest of your life.   My apologies for the poor quality, but you get the ...

Closet Cloth Diaper Hoarder

In anticipation of the Great Cloth Diaper Change this Saturday, I wanted to share with my readers why some mamas use cloth diapers. Below you will find a guest post from Andrea of One Tomorrow at a Time. Without further ado, here’s Andrea’s post:    ...

Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler

The story I'm about to share with you reminds me of that saying "Silence is Golden Unless You Have A Toddler." When Jocelyn started crawling early this week, I could not have been happier. She had been trying to crawl for weeks and was often getting ...

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