Food, Parenting

Summer Crafts Week One Recap

If you have been following us on Instagram, you have seen all of the fun things we have been doing this summer.  Our van is down, so we are limited on where we can go for a while so I decided to pick out a ton of fun crafts and snacks to do with the kids.  We have been doing about 2-3 crafts a week along with a crafty snack which is the most fun. […]

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Parenting

Parents of Many

I am a mom of many and sometimes I laugh at myself when I realize some of the things I think and say. 

Have you ever misplaced your baby?  You are folding laundry or doing the dishes and you turn to look at that sweet face in the swing, but they aren’t there.  You check the floor in the living room.  Not there.  Did she roll under?  I bend down…  Hmm.  What is that that just brushed against my si- OOooooh.  There’s the baby. […]

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Entertainment, Parenting

Review: “A Tale of Two Mommies”, “A Tale of Two Daddies” by Vanita Oelshlager

I received a copy of both books for review via NetGalley.

“A Tale of Two Mommies” by Vanita Oelshlager is a quick read children’s book about a boy who answers questions about his moms, Momma and Mommy, as he plays with two other kiddos at the beach.

“A Tale of Two Daddies”, by the same author, is also a quick read, this time about a girl who answers questions about her dads, Daddy and Poppa, as she plays with another kidlet at the playground. […]

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Parenting

Review: Spectra S1 Breast Pump + Giveaway

I have been pumping since four days post-partum to give Laken the most precious gift of breast milk.  At first, I was using the Ameda Purely Yours pump that I had.  It was working, but I was having a hard time with sore nipples and I was getting clogs.  I had heard in some of my surrogacy and exclusively pumping Facebook groups that the Spectra line of pumps were REALLY good. 

I got in touch with Brianne at Spectra Baby USA and she hooked me up with the Spectra S1.  I immediately fell in love with this pump.  There are so many wonderful features that this pump has.  Let me tell you about all of the pros. […]

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Parenting

Mom-Bashing: Are you guilty of doing it?

We really focus a lot, as “crunchy moms”, on doing what works for us and making sure that we realize that those things don’t always work for others.  There was recently an incident that happened that made me want to address the issue of mom-bashing.  Mom-bashing happens in all types of groups with moms of all colors, shapes, religions, statuses, and parenting styles. […]

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Parenting

Increase Your Milk Supply

We must!  We must!  We must increase our bust!  Am I the only one that says this in my head when I am thinking about increasing my milk supply?  There are many things you can try to increase you milk supply.  Overabundance doesn’t always come naturally to some mamas, including myself, so we need a little extra help to feed those little boob monsters. […]

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Parenting

Winter Car Safety in Memory of Lindsay and Hailey Gardner

Last Tuesday, January 13th, my local crunchy mom group lost an amazing mother, Lindsay Gardner and her 13-month-old daughter, Hailey.  It is suspected that she crashed her car and eventually succumbed to hypothermia.  It’s something that none of us could ever imagine in our wildest dreams, especially since we live in Texas where it doesn’t seem like it would get THAT cold. […]

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Parenting

10 Baby Things You DO Need

Remember my list of baby things you just DON’T need? Well, I sort of left you hanging, didn’t I? Here is the follow up of the things that are actually helpful to have around when that little spawn of yours arrives!

  • Boobs.  Whoever said formula is easier is CRAZY.  I don’t have to warm up my boobs, sterilize my boobs or pack extra boobs when I go out.
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