Cloth Diapering, Pregnancy & Parenting Discoveries

December 6, 2018

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 bathroom at the Chick-Fil-A with the door open watching my children systematically drench themselves under the guise of “washing their hands.”  I think my turkeys will probably suck the world’s water supply dry before their 5th […]
December 6, 2018

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.  Sometimes, I will be struck with the utter simplicity of their love for me, their dad and my parents, who are also a part of their caregiving team.  We are very lovey-dovey people.  I […]
December 6, 2018

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 attention to the details.  Details like the ones listed below are the reason I throw my kids’ birthday extravaganzas at Peter Piper Pizza.  Beer + pay $100 + just show up with a cake = […]
December 6, 2018

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 to go. Note to self: only select parks with restrooms. Lesson learned. Oh, and make sure you get your hair out of the way as fast as possible […]
November 22, 2018

Diapering Accessories

There are a few diapering accessories that you’ll want to pick up – and some that will just make life easier! Many of these options are inexpensive, though there is room to splurge! Wipe and Go The first thing you’ll need is a way to wipe. You can always hold baby’s bum under running water, but you’re probably going to want wipes too! You can buy disposable baby wipes from the store, or you can use cloth wipes. The advantages of cloth […]
November 20, 2018

Is Thrush Contagious?

I really hate thrush, also known as yeast. I first started to have to learn about it with my son, due to his kidney anomaly, he was on antibiotics for the first full year of his life. We have been fighting yeast ever since. Yeast, on the skin, such a baby’s butt, appears as a salmon colored rash with small dots. In the baby’s mouth, you will see white patches that do not come off. On the nipples, there will be redness, […]
November 18, 2018

Homemade Baby Wipes Recipes

Homemade Baby Wipes Recipes You may wonder what’s in commercial baby wipes and if they can irritate your infant’s sensitive skin. Maybe you’re interested in easy homemade baby wipes recipes. You can make your own baby wipes easily! You can use something like paper towels if you just want to control what’s on the wipe and for budget reasons. Or use cloth baby wipes (which can be washed along with your diapers). When you use homemade baby wipes recipes you can either […]
November 17, 2018

Car Seat Safety

How to Save Your Baby’s Life I can still feel the strap snap against me as the wind is knocked out of me and the world turns over. I can still feel the sharp pain and the blood running down my legs. And I can still hear the cries of my baby, and they block out everything else. I have these memories because I was in a car accident with my third child (then 13 months old). The accident was no fault […]
November 17, 2018

Baby Bath Time Tips for New Parents

Baby bath time for new parents can often be intimidating. Here are some tried and true strategies for making bath time less stressful for both of you. Giving a newborn baby a bath is a lesson in itself. You must be careful with the cord, his skin, eyes and so on. Fortunately, very young babies do not get dirty so you will not need to schedule baby bath time very frequently. While The Cord Is Still Attached Here are some practical tips […]