The Two Week Wait and Pregnancy Test Results

 FTC Disclosure Statement: Thanks to Fertility Planit for sponsoring this post and giving me a Clearblue®  Fertility Monitor. While I have received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.     This post is part of a series following us as we TTC (Try to Conceive) our third baby using a Clearblue® Touchscreen Fertility Monitor. Post […]

TTC Check In and Q&A

FTC Disclosure Statement: Thanks to Fertility Planit for sponsoring this post and giving me a Clearblue®  Fertility Monitor. While I have received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.  This post is part of a series following us as we TTC (Try to Conceive) our third baby using a Clearblue® Touchscreen Fertility Monitor. Post #1 […]

Testing Testing 1-2-3

FTC Disclosure Statement: Thanks to Fertility Planit for sponsoring this post and giving me a Clearblue®  Fertility Monitor. While I have received compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.  This post is part of a series following us as we TTC (Try to Conceive) our third baby using a Clearblue® Touchscreen Fertility Monitor. Post #1 […]

Baby Fever

FTC Disclosure Statement: Thanks to Fertility Planit for sponsoring this post and giving me a Clearblue®  Fertility Monitor. While I have recieved compensation for this post, all opinions are my own.  If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that my husband and I have two children with a fairly substantial gap […]

Men, Stop Saying “We’re Pregnant”!

Mila Kunis is one of my favorite actresses, and when she went on Jimmy Kimmel and dug into a quart of ice cream it pretty much made my day. I don’t personally mind if my husband says “we’re pregnant”, and this was obviously a rehearsed stand-up bit, but it was still pretty darn funny. Also, […]

How to Make Cloth Wipes from Receiving Blankets

When you have a baby, everyone gives you receiving blankets. What are those things even for? I mean, they’re colorful and fun, but really, they serve very little useful purpose. Unless, that is, you happen to need cloth wipes. Which every crunchy mom does. If you look at it that way, people are just giving you […]

Cloth Diaper Wipe Bits Recipe

    This cloth diaper wipe bits recipe is wonderful to make ahead of time so you don’t have to mix up wipe solution every day. These soapy  bits will keep your baby’s bits oh-so-clean and the ingredients are gentle and soothing. The soap is an effective cleanser, while the coconut oil gives the mixture some “glide”. The […]

We Stopped Using a Highchair

Shortly after Darling Baby had his first birthday, I decided it was time to stop using a high chair. So we went to Ikea and bought him a little table and some dishes. We wanted him to learn to sit at a table for meals and we wanted him to have furniture that was his […]

Toys and Activities for Your Child’s First Years

Many of the new mothers I talk to want to know how they can stimulate and entertain their babies and toddlers, and what the best toys are.  The predominant tendency is to buy lots of toys so the child will always have something new to play with and take lots of classes to keep the […]

What I Wish I’d Known During My First Pregnancy

When I became pregnant with my youngest son last year,  I had no idea how many things had changed since my last pregnancy fifteen years ago.  With my first son, I bought a stroller, he slept in a crib nightly, was supplemented with formula.  In 1997 I hadn’t heard of Dr. Sears or attachment parenting.  Crunchy […]

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