Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Rough Week

It's been a long few days. In short, I broke my phone and the Child has turned in to mobile terror (and yes, I mean that with all the love in the world).  As she learns how to walk/speed crawl everything in the house has been turned upside down.  I currently have all the heavy pots and pans on the countertop, since she has been hurting herself with them when she pulls them down.  The rental we are in doesn't have enough cabinets for me to really find another place to store them, so I'm at a loss. And out of energy. And patience. And now that the Child is asleep (finally!) I don't know what I'm doing writing, I should be eating or using the bathroom by myself.

Monday, August 27, 2012

At Long Last! The Child Eats!

Finally, after months of disinterest, the Child has begun to eat solid foods.  Sort of.  It's slow going, but I'm ok with it.  The slow pace of it all has really given me time to think about the message I want to send to my daughter about food.

 I want her to treat her body well, to nourish it with good and healthy food, to eat the occasional cookie and to be an effective reader of food labels. * I have a lot to say to her about food, this is just the start.*

My mom is a type 1 diabetic and since I was a kid we would read labels together to try and find healthy and tasty foods that she could eat without causing major spikes and dips in her blood sugar.  My family has always been health conscious, so label reading is second nature to me. My interest in healthy living and good eating has expanded as I have moved from consumer ("mom, will you make me a sandwich?"), to novice gardener, to chief cooker and head of the family shopping committee (har-har). Over  the years my interests have expanded to include organic and pronounceable ingredients, sustainable farming practices, ethical food companies and minimalist packaging. 

So far the Child has begun to eat a mixture of table foods (she loves to squish and then eat blueberries) and purchased baby foods.  I know some people are firmly in the "make-your-own-baby-food-all-the-time" camp, but the fact is that just does not work for us. 

In the last month I've purchased some baby foods and done A LOT of label reading and researching.  Some of what I've found is reassuring, there are some good and responsible baby food companies, but there have been some real surprises as well.

In the next few weeks, I'm going to be writing about some companies that I've come to trust and really feel comfortable feeding their foods to the Child and some others that I think come with some serious caveats .

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bummas Review and Giveaway

Finally, at long last my first review and giveaway! Woohoo! Casey from Bummas was kind enough to send me a package of her award winning "Wild Ones" wipes to review.  Award winning you say? Indeed!  Bummas were recently awarded the Seal of Approval from PTPA(Parent Tested Parent Approved) Media AND and Eco-Excellence award from Natural Child World.

I was thrilled when a small envelope, arrived in the mail because one and I was excited and two the packaging was compact and efficient and there is nothing that bugs me more than wasteful packaging (I'm looking at you major online retailer). Anyway, here they are all artsy-fartsily arranged.
Pretty, huh?  The first thing I noticed was the nice tight serging, these babies won't be unraveling anytime soon! They're nice and soft, and frankly they've becoming a Child magnet. She loves to reach for them when she's on the changing table.  I think it's because they are the brightest colored wipes we own.  Unlike many other wipes out there, these are made out of 100% terry cloth.

Extreme action closeup! Bazinga! Terry in action!

These are my first terry cloth wipes and l now understand the appeal for terry cloth.  These are nice and "grabby" both for diaper changes and as wash clothes in the tub. They are also the right mix of thick and thin, thin enough to not take up too much space in the wipes container and thick enough to get a good lather for soap and provide a safe barrier for wiping when changing the Child's diapers.  If you hold up your hand (provided you have normal sized hands), that's about the size of the wipe and I've found that it's been easy to "palm" a wipe and maintain control of it while wrangling a wiggly child.

I've been using Bummas for about a month now, and they are holding up very nicely and the fabic has remained exceptionally bright and soft.  Functionally and aesthetically, I'm really pleased. I think any mama would be happy to receive these as a gift, I know I would have!

Bummas can be purchased here and a set of 10 Bummas will cost you $15.

Casey has very generously offered one set of Bummas to a lucky reader, enter below earthlings!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: I received said product for a review. The opinions are my own and your experience may differ from mine. 

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Beach!

Come Monday, the Child and I will head off to the beach with my folks and brother while the husband stays at home (boo) and works.  This beach? It's the beach of my childhood memories.  It's a wonderful, idyllic and mostly empty beach. 

I'll be taking along my Bumbledoo swim diaper, 12 flats, 3 covers and 7 flip disposable inserts.  I think I should be ok because I'll have access to a washer and dryer and knowing my parents, I guess more specifically my mother, we will be doing laundry everyday and I will just toss my flats in.  The child has been pooping sporadically as we slowly transition into solids, so that should help. But I'm sure, given my luck, we will get to the beach and she will promptly begin pooping 3x a day.  I'll report back on how it all goes. I'm hopeful to say the least.

In other news, I have stocked the freezer full of frozen burritos for the husband, so hopefully he won't starve. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Downton Abbey

If you don't have a little bit of a crush on Matthew Crawley something is seriously, seriously wrong. So while the Husband was away I signed up for the free month of Netflix and started to watch the first season.  I was moderately interested, but caring for the Child while attempting to pay attention produced poor results, hence the reason I almost never turn on the TV.

Then my brother came for a visit, giving me a little bit more time to listen to Maggie Smith's biting one liners. That Dowager Countess is a real tart and frankly she reminds me of my grandmother. I mean that in the most loving way possible...

Anyway, I'm in love with the show and the only way to actually watch is to find some means of care/entertainment for the Child. So I opted to visit my folks for a few days and promptly foisted the Child on them (which, oh by the way, they loved) and got on to season two. OMFG. I cried at the end of the season finale when they kiss! That kiss was so many wistful glances in the making. Sigh. I am in love.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Blueberry & Avocado

I spent most of yesterday watching the Child mash blueberries and avocado bits into her face and hair. I feel like a good parent somehow. What'd you do? (throws out chests and arms) bring it.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

I don't get this "Button" business

So, I'm sitting here waiting up for the Husband to get home, entering giveaways and hoping the Child doesn't wake up just as he walks through the door (#itwouldhappentome).

I'm not sure what this, maybe it's a rant, maybe it's a query but I don't get this "Grab my button" business on rafflecopter. What IS that? (double crazy emphasis points for both italics and caps) No, seriously, what is the point? I get that everyone wants to show that they are interconnected and that other blogs love them too, and they're cool but blah blah blah, come on!

They clutter up pages and I think they're silly. If someone can explain this "button" concept to me, please enlighten me. Heaven forbid I should ever have a "button", "grab a button" or sew a button on feel free to tease me and remind me of this.

Monday, July 30, 2012

I'm Outta Here!

After a long and frustrating week, I'm blowing this joint. Ya heard me, I'm outta here! I'm hightailing it to my parents house so they can spoil me and buy me things help me take care of the Child while I run screaming in the opposite direction. 

So, sayonara!

Sunday, July 29, 2012


So the Husband has been gone for a week and even though I 've tried to work the cheery-I'm-fine thing, the truth is  I'm falling apart. I'm exhausted by a needy wounded (more on that later) dogand a teething clingy baby. Frankly, I have very little time to myself and the little time that I do have is spent trying to practice my deeping breathing/don't have a cow  exercises. So more later, and yes, in the next week I will be posting my long awaited giveaway. Despair not!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My morning Routine

So parenting is a lot of work and I don't get a lot of breaks. The Husband works a lot (currently overseas) and in many ways I'm essentially parenting on my own. That being said, I do get a few blissful sweet hours of alone time. 

Before the Child wakes up I like to enjoy a little alone time in front of the computer, sipping my coffee and entering my giveaways (cue old lady/bathrobe image). But today, horror of all horrors(!), rafflecopter isn't working.

So, rafflecopter, this one is for you. How dare you mess up my morning routine?? Don't you know that you are integral to my morning zen/zone out process?? I need you to be up and running so that I have something to space out and do while I drink my morning coffee. Don't get all "well you could read the news or clean the house" on me. No, I absolutely cannot do those things.  Cleaning the house is for after my giveaways and reading the news is for while laying in bed.  There is an order to my life, it can't be disturbed! Do you hear me? Do not disturb my morning routine!!

The Child is teething, (fun!) so I'm already on edge, consider yourself warned. You have zero time to fix this problem. 

Also, for those of you who wonder what I am going to do after I post this, the answer is look at cute animal pics. Nothing to bring you back like pictures of bunnies snuggling dogs.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Husband is away...

The Husband is gone for two weeks, and you know what? I ain't cooking for two weeks!!! That's right  I will be doing the single girl diet, which for me consists of scrambled eggs, yogurt with frozen berries, hummus with carrots, coffee and chocolate.

Frankly, that's the only perk/benefit of having the Husband traveling.  Who's going to kill the errant moth's that get inside? How about my internet?  And what about regulating our finicky thermostat?

I'm ready for him to be back NOW, but in the meanwhile the Child and I will be hanging out, visiting my folks and eating those strangely addicting Dr. Sears puffs.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Breaking News: The Child is a disinterested eater!

Feeding the Child solids is like taking "just a sip" from a firehose - impossible.  Attempting to feed her anything off a spoon begets baby kung fu and a mess. Seriously, she is the master of the two-hand fend off and the if-you-put-in-my-mouth-I'm-gonna-sneeze face.  Who taught her this??? Aren't these toddler level skills?? I'm blaming the Husband.

These next few weeks I'll be reviewing kid food. Freeze dried, purreed, in a pouch. You name it, I'm trying it.

Why? Because as much as I love breastfeeding, and trust me I do, I will not be breastfeeding the Child until she is five.

I miss red wine. Red, red wine, you make me feel so fine...

Monday, July 16, 2012

Things I wonder about...

So the Child is napping (she went down easy) and I have completed almost all the household tasks (minus dinner) that were on my list, therefore I am zzzzzoning out in front of the computer.

On occasion, I like to check the Thirsties outlet page.  I know, I know, I have a Thirsties problem.  They were the first cloth diapers (duo wrap, stay dry insert and wipes) I ever bought and I love their business ethos, so cut me some slack. But, I digress. Anyway, I often wonder about the kind of defect that forces a cute little wrap to end up in the outlet.

 In my cloth diaper fantasy world, I like to imagine that there has been some crazy accident at their factory and that the covers end up tie-dyed. Wouldn't that be cute? Or better still some tie-dyed wipes.

And then, after this terrible factory accident (no injuries) the tie-dyed wipes and covers end up in the outlet, where they are purchased by yours truly.

The End.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Morning Thoughts

So I have been trying to do diaper laundry every third day and it's mostly been working, but for some reason yesterday afternoon, I decided to go back to my every other day routine and start a load. Boy, was that a smart decision! After putting the Child in her night time diaper, I lay down to nurse her and she promptly had the biggest poop of all time. Had I not done diaper laundry that afternoon, I would have had NO extra night time diapers. None!

I think there's a lesson to be learned here.

Thou shalt not save up the diaper laundry until one only has ONE night time diaper left.

Honestly, I'm not sure what prompted me to do the diaper wash yesterday afternoon ( I normally do in the morning or late at night) but I'm taking it as a sign from above that I almost erred seriously in my diaper ways.  

Also, does anyone else ever put a night time diaper on their child only to have said child promptly poop?

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Exciting news! My first giveaway!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be doing my first giveaway!  I'm not going to say who or what because the details are still be worked out, but I am very excited. 

I will say this though, they are an award winning company founded and run by a mom. Mom power!

More news on this giveaway in the upcoming weeks, in the meanwhile I will be dancing around my kitchen to "I like to move it move it" out of one joy and two because the Child finds it highly amusing.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Where have you gone Thirsties?

Did Thirsties not have one of their weekly giveaways this past week? I'm frantic, heartbroken and mystified. So many emotions! Be still my heart!

How can I grow my Thirsties stash/obsession if they don't have a giveaway?

**Plea to Thirsties**
I beg of you, oh dear Thirsties, please have another giveaway so that I might try (in vain so far) to win your lovely US made, carbon offsetting, solar powered products.

This is one of those "absence makes the heart grow fonder" sort of moments, I think.

The Thirsties weekly giveaway was the first giveaway I ever entered and I have devotedly/OCD'ly entered ever since.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Planet Wise Wet Bag Review

When I started cloth diapering, I wasn't really sure what I needed. I'm a minimalist at heart, so I didn't want to be a whole lot of unnecessary stuff.  For the first two months of the Child's life I only owned diapers and wipes.  Seriously.

It wasn't until the great poopathon at our two month well-child checkup that I decided things had to change. Basically in the course of an hour and a half visit ( we waited and waited and then waited some more to see our pediatrician and lactation consult) the Child pooped three times and spit up all over me. There is nothing like leaving an exhausting morning appointment with a disposable Harris Teeter plastic bag fully of poopy diapers and clothes to make you rethink your current set up. 

Anyway, I requested and received a Planet Wise Wet Bag for the holidays from my folks and I haven't looked back. Here's a picture of the one I have:

Tada! There it is and aren't my photo taking skills lurvely? Yeah, I know, they leave a little something to be desired.

This wet bag has been great, not only do I use it when I'm out and about, but I've also successfully used it while on vacation. What does successfully mean? Well, it's a medium and I have stuffed a days worth of dirty (including poopy) flats and covers in it without stink or leaks.  This is the only wet bag I have, and I have no intention of switching it up, although I'm considering buying a large one with a snap handle thingy in Owl to possibly coordinate with the Child's room.

This bag has held up very well after almost seven months of constant ( I have a hard time sitting at home) use AND it's MADE in the US! Go Planet Wise! What more could you want in a wet bag?

Also, I was perusing their site and they make cloth wipes as well! Swoon!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Things I've won...

I'll keep this list updated...I promise

6 BumGenius Freetime
$25 gift certificate to Etsy store
1 package of Molly Suds
7 Ella's Kitchen pouches and an upcycled bag
3 pack's of samples from Sweetbottoms baby 
1 Geffen Absorber and 2 Geffen wipes
1 set of lunchskins reusable bags
1 Grandmas's natural soaps
1 pack of 3 Snappi's
1 better bottoms diaper
1 Earth's Best Bars
1 Blogger Bash ( swim diaper, wet bag and something else that I've currently forgotten)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Different strokes for different folks

In a few short hours, The Husband, The Child and I will attend a 4th of July BBQ at a friends house.  I'm thrilled to be going, it's a nice group of people with children the same age.

*This is where I get ranty*

There is one family whose choices have been diametrically different than ours. Our husbands are in the same profession, but very different ends of the spectrum resulting in different lifestyles. Very different. I realize I am being vague, but I like a modicum of privacy so I'm sorry. Deal with it.

Anyway, the wife, who gives out a lot of unsolicited advice as it is, always makes a point of comparing our lifestyles. She very clearly feels they have made the better choice. What I really want to say to her is "what works for you is not what works for us, to each their own!".  I don't want to fight, I don't want to argue when our mutual friend has invited us over for a nice afternoon.  The choice we have made for our family is the right choice for us, and really that's all that matters.

There, that's it, I'm done. Rant over.

Monday, July 2, 2012

She sleeps!

I have a few glorious hours all to myself. The husband is off to work and the Child is still asleep. What to do? what to do? I've made two important phone calls (don't you just LOVE arguing with insurance people first thing?), written three emails, consumed 2.5 cups of half caf. coffee and done the dishes.

I also used the bathroom by myself, which is a rare occurrence.

This day has already been productive, so if the Child wakes up and it all goes to pot? Well, at least I got to use the bathroom by myself and honestly, these days, that goes a long way towards a good day.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Squeee! Fluffy Mail! Geffen Wipes Review

They came! They came! After feverish updating of the USPS site and constant stalking of my beleaguered looking mail lady, my Geffen wipes from Lovely Eco Chic arrived!

Here they are! Pretty, right? Anyway, these wipes weren't entirely new to me.  I had been given one of the 60%hemp 40%cotton (what you above) and one made of all cotton ( pale pink serging, for those of you with cloth wipe OCD like me).

So for 10 wipes it was $8.99. I'm not sure if this is still the price, but even if it's a dollarish more, these wipes are still worth it. For one, they are USA made. GO USA! (Did anyone have a Mighty Ducks moment or was that just me? Remember when they played the Russians? I think that was the second one.)  Two, these wipes are thin. How thin? This thin.

Yeah, that's ten wipes folded up. I plan to put the majority of these wipes in my diaper bag since space is at a premium.  But I also intend to keep a few by changing table. Why? Because they are white, and when you use a white wipe in little nooks and crannies you can tell if you got everything.  You should know what I mean. 

On a totally different note, I also purchased the lavender prefold.  I'm in the process of prepping it, and it's too early to really tell, but I think it's gonna be a winner.  I pulled it out of the wash, and it was so heavy with water (yes, my washers spin cycle leaves something to be desired) that I can't even imagine how absorbent it's going to be when it's fully prepped.  

Friday, June 29, 2012

Where I come from...

So I come from a place called Fayetteville, NC.  Home to Fort Bragg, Fayetteville has gotten a bad rap over the years, Fayettenam ring a bell? When I was young I remember it being a bit unsavory, the highlight was the mall and downtown was the kind of place your mom and dad made you put your head down when you were driving through.

Fast forward two decades (yes, I've been kicking around Fayetteville on and off for 20 years) and the city is completely different.  The downtown area now has restaurants, cute shops, bars and museums. It's urban revitalization done right.  When we go to visit my parents, downtown is where we choose to go. 

You know what's downtown that I love? Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique!!! Yay, diapers that I can touch and ogle over!  Ok, ok so I know the main store is in Raleigh/Fuqay Varina and to be clear I've never been there, but wow do I love the Fayetteville store! The store is cute and small and the women who staff it are nice, like legitimately nice. I went in one Saturday close to closing time and they let me browse the consignment bin while they closed up (I got a Fuzzibunz ).  It's a well curated store and they even have those famous SBB wipes that always seem to sell out so quickly online (that'll be another post).

It's stores like SBB that make downtown Fayetteville a fun place to be.  So SBB? I love shopping with you both online and in the Fayetteville store.  You, and you alone have my love and loyalty when it comes to online diaper shopping.


Thursday, June 28, 2012

WAHM made Cloth Diapers

More and more I read and hear about how terrible the US economy is and how Americans are struggling.  This isn't new, the economy has been in the crapper for several years and it doesn't look like it's getting better anytime soon. I am fortunate in that my family is riding out this storm in relative safety and comfort, but I know that's not the case for many.

I come from a military family and am married to a National Guard soldier and both my childhood and married experiences have given me a deep love and belief for and in America.  I think it's important to support US companies and products.  So you know what? NO foreign made diapers for this mama (does thumb jerk movement back at self)!

I realize that this is not an option for every family, that some families can only afford to buy cheaper  diaper packages from overseas, but I am lucky to be able to afford a US made diaper and that's what I'm going to buy! I choose to vote with my dollar and support US mamas!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thirsties wipes

Here it is! My first review!

When we started cloth diapering I wasn't so sure about using cloth wipes. Frankly it seemed like cloth diapering was accomplishment enough, but after about a week of trying to separate the disposable wipes from the diapers, I gave in and purchased four packs ( three girl and one boy set) of Thirsties fab wipes. Wow, what a life changer! Of all the wipes I have, admittedly not a ton, these are the first ones I reach for when I open a messy diaper.  In short, they are my workhorse wipes.  After almost nine months of continuous use, they are still soft which is not something I can say for other wipes I own.  As I've mentioned before, I use anywhere from 6-9 wipes per messy diaper, so each wipe is getting washed anywhere from 2-3 times a week, so it's not like they aren't getting used a bunch.  I have been beyond impressed with the quality of the Thirsties wipes and Thirsties in general. 

I also really love that they are made in the US and that Thirsties is such a responsible manufacturer. Carbon credits? Low impact dyes? Solar Panels? Seriously, what's not to love.  More and more, as the economy is in flux and people are out of work and struggling I want to support eco-friendly US businesses. It's a nice feeling for me knowing that I am 1) getting a good product and 2) that I am supporting a business that has good values.

But, in the spirit of honesty, the Honeydew color drives me crazy. Absolutely bananas.  You'll notice it's on the top of the stack, well I want to use it first so I don't have to see it.  I really have no idea why the color upsets me so, on its own I like it, but in that stack of lush wipes it just bugs the heck out of me. 

Monday, June 25, 2012


I was entering giveaways while the Child naps when I came across something that made me stop. A blog which lists giveaways had a personal post commemorating the loss of their baby girl five days after birth.

 I can't even begin to imagine.

The Child is now 8.5 months and I can't imagine a world without her. I just can't. I know there is not a lot of control over life, but I will do everything in my power to protect my child. When I read something like that it makes me hug her a little harder and longer, find more patience in my heart and recognize how valuable and precious life truly is.

Friday, June 22, 2012


I deleted my post on giving myths Child a hot hand massage after a messy meal of avocado wedges. Nooooooooo!!!! So upset. Drowns sorrow in pile of chocolate chips while cursing technology.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It happened!

I won something! From Rafflecopter and from a twitter party no less! I've been trying in vain for quite some time to win something cloth diaper related and it just hasn't worked. It was getting to the point where I wanted to call up Rafflecopter ( do they even have a phone number?) and complain that I wasn't winning, that I was doing everything right, and that there must be something wrong. Well I won, so now I can't complain. Too much. I won laundry detergent, and while I am super happy I won, I also want to say in my whiny little girl voice " but I wanted diapers! DIAPERS!". Nonetheless, I happily sent off my address and now I will begin the happy stalk of the mailman.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Car seat + The Child= poop

No seriously. For the last week everytime I put the child into her car seat and leave the house, she promptly poops. What gives!! I'm not talking about "the oh I can just change her in the back seat of the car and continue shopping"sort of poop, no I'm talking about the turn the car around and place child in bath sort of poop. This is cramping my style, how am I supposed to get stuff done?!? On another, far more personally satisfying note, I am all out of wipes (laundry day) and therefore I must acquire more.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Morning thoughts

I'm awake and the house is quiet. I've fed the dog, made coffee and am now sitting here enjoying a few, just a few, quiet minutes to myself. What's running through my mind:

Chocolate(we don't have any and it would go nicely with this coffee)

How still the House is when no one is up

My parents and brother, they're coming up got visit today

Grammar, I'm not good at it

Community, I found an online one that's really making me happy

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Child

That sounds so clinical, right? Well, when The Husband and I say "the child" we don't say it all boring and normal. We say it with flair, as in "tha challlld", think nose in the air, stuffy-voiced, I-have-a-butler-my-name-is-kip sort of way. Just so you know.

No, I don't just use one

I often read that people like cloth wipes because they only need one or two to get the job done. Are you kidding me???? I use anywhere from 6-9 for a poopy diaper!!! I am not gifted enough to fold a wipe a million times to get all the nooks and crannies clean. Just not happening for me. So you know what I love about cloth wipes? That I can use so many and not feel bad about it! Cloth wipes have been a worthwhile investment! So worthwhile that I'm buying more, specifically some Geffen baby ones. Don't judge me! and don't tell The Husband!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Rome wasn't built in a day

and neither will this blog. This is going to take some time. I'm new to this and computers aren't "my thing" so bear with me. Yesterday, as I was stumbling through some first time blog problems, I'm looking at you Networked Blogs, I stumbled upon two very scary and upsetting words, "functionality" and "widget". What the heck! Stay away from my blog you evil words-with-ominous-sounds! I realize others might not be so concerned, but The Husband is a Patent Attorney and he uses those words all the time. All the time! He has a computer science background, so as far as I am concerned he is the word/almighty authority when it comes to the internet, computers and anything with a battery. Anyway, I promptly stopped what I was doing and emailed The Husband. I requested he pop a tab on a dew, put on his computer nerd/geek hat and help me out. The Husband? He's a good guy, he did just that. And now? No more widgets or functionality, the internets got them and that's fine by me. In sum? Blogging ain't easy and The Husband is a real saint/computer wizard.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Le sigh.. The time has come

The child, now 8 months and two days, has had her first real-person, smelly poo. I'm a little bit happy because that means at least some of the solid food has gone down the hatch. Mostly it feels like our attempts at solids have been an utter failure, but this my friends was a smelly indication that Solids are indeed progressing. I'm sad and happy all at once. Happy that my child will one day eat something other than breast milk ( although I do love breastfeeding) and sad that the days of water soluble poop are over.

Are cloth diapers the new beanie babies

There are lots of Mama's out there who have impressive diaper collections. I don't know these women at all, and I have no idea how many children they are currently diapering, so I'm not judging, but when I think about 150 plus diapers, I think "where the heck do they keep them!!!!". That's besides the point though. I think for some, cloth diapers are like beanie babies. Yeah, I said it. Remember the late 90s? Aside from the mass hype and commercialism, I knew girls ( ok, so for the record I'm currently 27) with hundreds of those little choking hazards. They collected them, lovingly arranged them, waited obsessively for the next ones to come out... Wait, sound a little familiar? I realize the parallel isn't exactly the same, but the short is - that's how some mama's treat their dipes, AND that is how I feel about my cloth wipes. I love my cloth wipes. I lovingly fold them, color coordinate them ( I like them to look good on the changing table), trawl the internet for pretty, absorbent, WAHM ones, excitedly order them, and then I wipe up messy poops with them. Crazy, I know.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Did you know that dark chocolate is a remarkably good source of iron? So important for breastfeeding mamas. Om nom nom.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Cloth diapers

So there is a blog hop going on, and gosh darn it I want to win some diapers. I try my darnedest, enter like a madwoman and no such luck! I end up empty handed. Harumpf.

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Today has not been great. Why? 1. Cracked phones screen 2. Husband away and I miss him 3. Dislike my fur baby

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Morning thoughts...

Things I'm thinking about : New Britax car seat. More coffee. Buying diapers. Mowing the lawn. Whatever, it's the weekend - no need to be coherent.