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DIY Galaxy Ice Dyed Onesie

DIY Galaxy Ice Dyed Onesie

I stumbled across the concept of dyeing fabric last year when I was deciding whether to sell my stone gray Lillebaby carrier. It wasn’t getting much love and had a ball point pen mark on the front. On Facebook I saw a gray baby carrier that had been dyed to look like a gorgeous galaxy [...]

Exploring Our Public Library

Exploring Our Public Library

This past spring I discovered our public library. I knew where it was, but I never went there to visit or see what it was all about in our small town. I really wish I’d gone sooner. However, now is the perfect time since M will be three and we have already outgrown our bookshelf. [...]

DIY Paper Heart Wreath

DIY Paper Heart Wreath

Perfect for Valentine’s Day, a paper heart wreath is a fun craft for mama and little ones! I made this one with my toddler, and I’ll be making another with my preschooler next week! I used one-sided scrapbook paper squares, so that means one side of the paper is plain white. I’d recommend using double-sided [...]

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

Photo Book: Toddler’s Best Friend

When I was a child, we always had at least one dog. I loved playing ball with them, snuggling with them, hiking with them, really doing anything at all with them. Some of my happiest childhood memories included our dogs. Late in 2006, I moved into my first apartment on my own. Shortly after, I [...]

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

DIY Home Calendar and a FREE Download!

I need to have a calendar within sight while I’m working and planning my family’s life. I’m a very visual person and need to physically see the days ahead of me. If I don’t write down appointments, trips and events, they will disappear into the vast, empty space that is my pregnancy and mommy brain. [...]

DIY Nursing Tanks

DIY Nursing Tanks

When moms-to-be ask me what items I can’t live without, I usually mention my collection of nursing tank tops. A nursing-friendly wardrobe can get expensive in a hurry, but these tank tops were an inexpensive and easy solution. They attach to any regular nursing bra, providing an extra layer of comfort and midsection coverage. I [...]

DIY Emergency Car Seat Labels (Free Download!)

DIY Emergency Car Seat Labels (Free Download!)

I’m sure any mama who surfs Pinterest has seen this idea floating around. It’s kind of one of those “duh!” concepts that makes total sense: a label stuck on your child’s car seat listing emergency information including their name, birthdate, emergency contacts and allergies. This way, emergency responders are better prepared and know who to [...]

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

DIY Mini Mei Tai Doll Carrier

I have talked about my love for babywearing more than once on MSW. A while back, I was surfing the web and came across a child-sized baby carrier meant for a child’s stuffed animal or doll. My son saw what I was looking at and was mesmerized, “Mommy, can I have one of those?!” Then [...]

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

DIY Tie-Dye Turkeys

If you’re looking for a fun craft to do with your little ones for Thanksgiving, making a tie-dye turkey is a quick and easy project. You probably have everything you need already in your home, so a trip to the store won’t even be necessary. This easy project is perfect for little ones who can color with markers. Materials: [...]

DIY Butterfly Art

DIY Butterfly Art

My almost-two-year-old’s big girl room is butterfly themed— she adores all things butterflies. When I saw this pin, I had to recreate this beautiful DIY art for her bedroom. This craft is pretty toddler-friendly; C helped me with everything except gluing the fragile butterflies onto the canvas, which I did during her nap time (with [...]

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