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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. [...]

Jackpacks: Donating School Supplies

Jackpacks: Donating School Supplies

I met a wonderful mama, Joey, through my local Hike it Baby chapter and she started a little project five years ago in honor of her son Jack, who passed away in 2006. For International Kindness Project Day in 2011, when Jack would have been turning five and starting kindergarten, she bought five backpacks and [...]

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 6

TJ is six and a half and in the same classroom with the first, second, third, and fourth graders at his Montessori school and he is LOVING it (yes, even summer school). He is reading anything and everything he can get his hands on and it’s been amazing to see how the world has become [...]

The Baby Files

The Baby Files

Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Baby Files Cloth diaper. Going into this I wanted to cloth diaper because I was as a baby. Now, I’m saving the planet one diaper at a time, which is only a perk to why I use cloth. Use essential oils. I though [...]

The Mama Files

The Mama Files

Things I thought I would never do when I was a mom: The Mama Files Buy “fat” pants. Yes.I.Did. Use baby layette hangers to dry my bras. They make cute little bra trees. You should try it. Wear a plain tank top around shopping for the day. I got baby poop/puke on my main shirt. [...]

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

I’m Not Crying Because I’m Sad!

Right after I had my baby girl (her nickname is Peeps, which I’ll be calling her on this post) almost 2 years ago, I remember my husband wheeling me out of the hospital when all of a sudden…the tears started flowing and I could NOT STOP. I cried on the whole drive home. I cried [...]

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

When an Omnivore’s Child Goes Vegetarian

My oldest child, Mae, was the quintessential “easy” baby/child. She slept great, and pretty much through anything, and went everywhere with a smile on her face. I really cannot remember a time where she had a difficult day until she hit three years old. She was/is a constant ball of joy. I’ve also always called [...]

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

My Journey to Fitness: Hike It Baby

When I was growing up, vacations with my family were almost always camping. That combined with being a Lifetime Girl Scout and I have had a love for hiking since I was pretty young. Simply being outside, away from civilization (even if it’s not that far away), communing with some sort of nature, has always [...]

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

The Benefits of Singing and Music: For Baby

This is the first post in my series on the benefits of singing to your children. Part 1 is singing and playing music to babies. I hope you enjoy. I come from a family big on music and song. My mama was in the church choir when she was young, my sister and I were [...]

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

5 Ways Pregnancy Helped Me Relate To My Toddler

Toddlers can often seem like an alien species to us. The motivation and logic behind their behaviors are certainly a mystery most of the time. But, being pregnant has given me a whole new understanding of my toddler’s behavior. I never before realized how much pregnant women and toddlers have in common. Here are just [...]