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A Babywearing Daddy

A Babywearing Daddy

My husband and I hadn’t really planned on babywearing. I’d read the benefits and seen the cute, snugly pictures so I was open to trying it out, but I hadn’t planned on it being a daily part of our lives. I still made sure to register for the best strollers, swings, bouncy seats, etc to [...]

Autism: Alternative Therapies

Autism: Alternative Therapies

You can read about our son’s autism diagnosis here and the process of beginning services here. Brody was diagnosed with PDD-NOS at 16 months old. Very young for an autism diagnosis, but as it turns out, it was spot on. The developmental pediatrician gave us hope and said that with the right services and a [...]

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When the “Should” Hits The Fan

When my husband and I began the discussion about having kids and then started off on our journey towards conception, I thought I had a good idea what I’d be in for. After all, I had a degree in education, had taught preschool through to 12th grade, and had worked as a nanny for many [...]

Traveling with Breast Milk

Traveling with Breast Milk

When my little man was just shy of four months old, I had to go on a four-day, three-night, work trip from New Hampshire to Colorado. We were exclusively breastfeeding, and I knew to maintain my supply, I would have to pump while away. I had debated what to do with the milk I would [...]

Saving Money While Raising Kids - What Works for Cassie

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works for Cassie

Recently, Michelle, Mary Ellen and Alex all posted about ways they save money while raising their kids. In our community, it isn’t always a priority to save money. Many of our friends and neighbors have a two-income household or have a little extra in their bank accounts. So sometimes it can feel a little embarrassing [...]

Saving (Even More) Money While Cloth Diapering

Saving (Even More) Money While Cloth Diapering

We are a cloth diapering family, and proud of it! Even my husband regularly tries to convince other dads to cloth diaper their little ones. The second question we get most often after “isn’t it gross?” is “isn’t it expensive?” Here is how our family saves money on cloth diapering. Shop the sales! For example, [...]

Maggie D’s Favorite Books - Age 2

Maggie D’s Favorite Books – Age 2

When my daughter was born, a friend gave us a cute black onesie for her that says “Future Reader.” It won’t surprise anyone who knows me that my girl is growing into that prediction! She loves taking trips to the library and picking out new books, and at home she asks me to read them [...]

E’s Favorite Books - Age 16 months

E’s Favorite Books – Age 16 months

Elizabeth LOVES to read. Whether it’s while sitting in my lap or on the floor by herself, if she’s being quiet chances are she’s with a book. There’s are her current favorites: Hop on Pop. All day, every day. I actually have to hide it from her every few hours so I can get a break! [...]

TJ’s Favorite Books - Age 4

TJ’s Favorite Books – Age 4

My son is super active and constantly moving, so it’s always nice to get a chance to sit quietly with him and read a book. It doesn’t happen every day or even before bed every night. But when it does, it’s a real treat for me and my husband because we both love to read. [...]

Saving Money While Raising Kids - What Works For Michelle

Saving Money While Raising Kids – What Works For Michelle

Who doesn’t love to save money?! But being thrifty doesn’t mean you or your little one needs to go with out daily wants. Here’s what works for our family: We cloth diaper. There are tons of websites dedicated to teaching parents about the cost effectiveness of cloth diapering, so I won’t go in to the [...]