Don’t be afraid of change

I’ll try Sometimes the world sends you signs when you least expect them. This time we were walking through Marshalls doing some browsing before naptime. Walking by the home goods section I spied this pillow resting on a couldn’t-miss-it-if-I-tried cow pattern chair. Message received, loud and clear! But in all seriousness, Change can be a…

Emily’s New Kitchen

This past week I found a Step 2 kitchen on Facebook for $35 and jumped on it. It is the perfect configuration for a 15 month old because the oven and fridge are low and the sink and burners are about 2 feet off the ground. I got her pots and food and even a…

A rough start to cloth

I started cloth diapering after visiting a cloth-friendly friend (with twins!) who lived about an hour from me. She showed me her GroVia stash and made it seem so fun and easy it really got me thinking that maybe I could cloth diaper. It wasn’t until the ride home though that I made the decision…

These are a few of my favorite things (updated)

I am very loyal to brands and products that I have found work for me and my family. If it makes my life easier (or makes me laugh – which is just as important!) I will use it over and over again. These are just a few of the things that get me through the…

Buncha Farmers to the rescue!

“Not Pura Vida!” Words uttered after pulling Pura Vida out of the wash this week  This week my heart sank as I pulled Pura Vida out of the wash to find it had a lingering stain. Not a clue where this could have come from, I am usually very careful with my no longer available…

My Heart and Soul

Emily & Nick: My Heart and Soul  To say Emily loves music is an understatement. When she hears a song ends she will stop whatever she is doing and will enthusiastically clap her hands. Her excitement can be seen in her face during our first MamaSteph performance but I think it started in Utero when…

World Breastfeeding Week

I thought breastfeeding was supposed to be the most natural thing in the world. I assumed it would come easy and that it would be something I could control and that would end on my terms. Like most other things, I quickly learned that breastfeeding worked best when I just went with it and followed Emily’s…

My favorite part of the day

My favorite part of the day  Morning snuggles are just the best! In the morning, when I walk into her room she gives me the biggest smile, grabs a stuffed animal or blanket and reaches up for me. After a quick diaper change I bring her into my bed where we nurse, snuggle, and watch Tangled or…

(somewhat) Updated stash shot

Updated stash shot: 07.15.16  Missing quite a few that are waiting to be washed (La Ranita, Good Night Moon with teal snaps, Good Night Moon with pink snaps, Tweedle Dum, Harold’s Purple Crayon) or on the bum (Tiny Trunks) but I had to get a quick photo while the majority of my stash was clean….