Cloth diapers are becoming increasingly more popular, among crunchy, and not so crunchy parents. And if you are new to the topic, reading through tons of information can make the task seem, a little daunting. So, I will share with you some tips, and pointers, on how to make cloth diapering easy and dispel some myths along the way!
Myth 1: Cloth Diapers Take a lot of Time As we all know, babies thrive within incorporating routine. This can go the same for your diapering! When broken down, you only need to include 2-3 extra loads of laundry per week, to be able to keep your baby in cloth diapers. That’s depending on the size of your stash – if you have less [...]
Despite being twins, my babies are remarkably different little humans. I am reminded every single day as to their uniqueness. This was a lesson I had to learn at first, to not compare them. My son is a sponge, he is constantly absorbing and feeding off of his surroundings. My daughter less so. She currently goes through her days happily singing to herself and her play frogs. Already I can tell her imagination is a deep and colorful one. As she grows I will continue to make a point to be invited into the beautiful world inside that mind, to make certain she always feels safe to include me, and never shuts me out. Because who knows how deeply things are affecting her, perhaps [...]
Having been a mother for 24 years has been an amazing ride. It has been full of tears – tears of laughter and tears of sentiment and joy. To new mothers everywhere, parenting is definitely worth the sleepless nights in the beginning. Though child development has a predictable pattern, your child’s reactions to their world weave a unique set of memories you can call your own. I am sharing mine below. Cherish yours. Live, laugh, love and have a Happy Mother’s Day!
YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD IS GROWING UP WHEN . . .
AT 16 MONTHS, your toddler has learned how to crawl out of her crib, walk all the way across the house to your bedroom and stick her pacifier in your mouth. [...]
WHAT IS POSSIBLE?
There are a lot of things that are not possible now that I am a mom. However, on the other hand, there are a few things that are now possible because I have become a mom.
Most of those things involve being able to accomplish tasks moderately well with one hand. I am excellent at cooking with one hand. I am excellent at dressing a child with one hand. Also on the list is drinking cold tea, eating left overs and closing doors with my elbows. I excel at those three things, too.
There are however a lot more things that I am either not good at or have become downright impossible now that I am a mom. Here is the list. It is a list of things I [...]
My kids eat McDonald’s. They clamor for it. Every time we pass those incandescent golden arches I hear 4-year-old Avery sing from the backseat, “Fries, Mommy?” and 9-year-old Camden start in with the “facts”, “Mommy, did you know that Happy Meals come with water and apple slices? Isn’t that such a healthy choice?”
As my own mouth begins to salivate thinking about the warm, salty goodness that are McDonald’s fries, I have a mini-struggle in my mind between Ease and Guilt. Ease makes me glance at the clock. Almost 5 pm. By the time we get home, I justify to myself, it will be 5:30 and then making dinner will take another half hour at least since I didn’t think to thaw [...]
Now don’t get me wrong, my husband and I love him very much. After a long struggle with infertility, a tumultuous first trimester that resulted in two trips to the ER (once via ambulance) and an emergency c-section, we often refer to him as our miracle baby, our fighter.
And true to his determination to be a fighter, he is incredibly headstrong. One day I’m sure his headstrong personality will make him a leader.
But when he’s throwing a fit because I put his apple juice in the wrong cup, it makes him a jerk.
Take yesterday for example.
For lunch, I made a beautiful chicken salad packed with fruit and nuts and healthy as can be. I served with [...]