Reading with Babies: Integrating Play with Books!

I believe it to be important to start reading to your children from birth. Babies absorb so much from the world around them and books provide fantastic exposure to language, tone, and more. When I had my first child, I desperately wanted to be sure that I did my best to instill a love of reading […]

A Nursing Necklace for Wiggly Toddlers {A Review and GIVEAWAY!}

If you didn’t know, I’m a strong advocate for breastfeeding. I have nursed all four of my children through their first year of life and beyond and have loved every minute of it!  Nursing a toddler has its own set of challenges because the littles are always on the move, including during breastfeeding sessions. My […]

DIY Natural Coconut Oil Baby Wipes

All four of my children have had varying degrees of sensitive skin and eczema as babies and toddlers. The severity of reactions was different for each of them but one thing was the same for all of them–I could not, under any circumstances, use scented baby wipes. If I did, it was a matter of […]

A Sock Monkey Birthday Party!

  Two weeks ago, our youngest turned one year old. Our family typically does not throw birthday parties because we do family adventure days instead but the one birthday that we always make sure to throw a party for is the first one. Though we don’t throw huge parties, we do want to gather family […]

Healthy Living Made Super Easy!

We all want to make better health and lifestyle decisions for ourselves and those we love. We want to lose some weight, viagra order have more energy, hospital use greener products, create nutritious meals for our families, get fit, and feel confident that we’re doing all we can to prevent serious diseases. But it’s so […]

10 Tips for Handling Separation Anxiety in Your Baby or Toddler

As a stay at home mom, my children have all grown up with me in the home with them.  I’m the one that feeds them, soothes them, nurtures them, helps them, carries them, and more throughout the day to day happenings in our home. My husband is a very hands on father, but he also […]

Ready to POP Labor Day Inspired Pregnancy Themed Giveaway Hop!

Welcome to the Ready to POP! [a Labor Day inspired Giveaway Hop] hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network! This event is especially meaningful to me because last year on Labor Day, I was indeed in labor. I was 12 days past my due date in my pregnancy with my fourth child. and waiting (sometimes impatiently) […]

Lovely Pocket Diaper Review and Giveaway!

I haven’t written much about our use of cloth diapers, mostly because we do not use them exclusively. We use cloth at home some times, but not always and I rarely use them out and about. It’s just what works for our family right now. My stash has dwindled over the years as children grew […]

Squash, Apple, and Brown Rice Homemade Baby Food

I started making homemade baby food several years ago when my second baby was born. The first time around, I hadn’t really thought about doing it myself. I just bought the jarred stuff because that’s what everyone else I knew had done. At that point, I wasn’t very adept in the kitchen, so I was […]

Halo Sleep Sacks and Swaddle Giveaway!

As a mother to four children, I am a big supporter of co-sleeping and bed sharing. In my experience, as long as you know how to take the appropriate safety precautions, this is a fantastic way to promote bonding and get more sleep when you have a new baby. For those who believe it would […]