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You may have a toddler if…

You may have a toddler if…

You raid the play dough bin when you need a cookie cutter. Your toilet paper lives on the back of the toilet instead of on the holder. The only thing more bone chilling than screaming is silence. Everything in your news feed is about parenting.  Everything.  You stop...
Explaining Labor to Men…

Explaining Labor to Men…

I recently read an article from Stir Cafe about dumb things spouses have said in the delivery room.  I jokingly posted it to my husband’s Facebook wall with the caption, “Just don’t…”.  Conversation ensued in the thread, in which I...

Natural Birth: The End of an Era (at least for me…)

I was born on a farm.  No seriously, my mom had a home birth attended by a midwife.  This was in 1987, when home birth wasn’t progressive or brave.  It was something hippies and weirdos did.  After a bad first time birth experience with an OB in a hospital,...

10 Great Gifts for the Mom with the Too-close-together Kids…

“…I’m pregnant,” she says, with a baby on her hip.  She is hesitant to tell you, because she is waiting for judgment, or maybe some good natured joke about how full your hands will be, or whether or not you know what causes this.  (The internet...

The ER

Our daughter is currently dealing with a bout of HSP, which is a type of vasculitis.  It initially looked like hives, but instead of just going away, they left red, purple, and sometimes even black bruises.   After several days of worrying and not being able to...
‘A Can of Worms’ Busy Bag Activity

‘A Can of Worms’ Busy Bag Activity

I have coordinated a busy bag swap in my circle of friends with toddlers, and so I’ve been on the hunt for small, easily containable projects that would be fun for little hands.  I had the idea for this pipe cleaner feeding project, inspired by one using a...
Pattern Review – Olivia Handbag, ChrisWDesigns

Pattern Review – Olivia Handbag, ChrisWDesigns

We had a problem… The diaper bag that we bought used for our first baby is officially wearing out after 2.5 years.  I was never in love with it.  I got it for $15, so I can’t complain too much.  It was a Baby Innovations Square Slouch bag.  Frankly, it...
Laundry Laments

Laundry Laments

We are a cloth diapering family, and for the most part, we love it.  It has saved us a TON of money.  I love the fact that it generates far less waste and disgustingness to deal with than disposables.  For information about this, click here.  And while I do have the...

Grace is for Everyone*

This week a scandal erupted in my town.  A school employee was arrested for “charges of aggravated sexual assault against a child and possession of child pornography,” as newspapers are reporting.  It is whispered about around town, and it is being posted...