MamaSteph smiles

MamaSteph smiles  This was our very first visit to see MamaSteph, am amazing woman who sings and preforms for kids of all ages. Its blurry because it is hard to take a good photo while containing a bouncing 5 month old. This may have even been the first strum of her guitar since Emily was hooked…

No clothespins? No problem! Sunning made easy

I decided to sun a diaper recently after a diaper came out of the wash with stains leftover from a particularly messy diaper change. Sunning is a natural (and free!) way to remove stains and sanitize cloth diapers. It was a rough spring with pollen so this was the first opportunity I’ve had to sun outside and…

Why I choose to use cloth diapers

I never thought I would be using cloth diapers. I never thought I would find joy in adding three extra loads of laundry to my week or an extra hour of folding. I never thought I would shout my love of all things cloth from the rooftop but here I am. I can honestly say I…

Mother-daughter first look

Our first look This is my most favorite photo of all time. It was taken by my husband on his iphone just after our daughter’s birth. I love the blur in the lower left corner, how it represents the chaos moving around Emily and I while for us time stops. I love having the moment that…

These are a few of my favorite things

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…

Things I am not in control of

Which is not to say I don’t have an influence over these things. My actions and behaviors have an impact on my husband’s and daughter’s actions and behaviors and in some ways the other people’s as well, but I truly cannot control these things no matter how hard I will them to go my way. Bedtime Nap lengths Can you see…