Breakfast Burritos: on-the-go and on-the cheap!

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Although Sweet T is sleeping better at night, sleep is still precious in our household. We’d often rather sleep than eat and this makes weekday breakfast’s a challenge. First of all, I’m not about to see hubs off in the morning after having been up twice in the night. Second of all, hubs isn’t about […]

How to Avoid Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

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Judging by all the stretch mark prevention products out there I’m not the only vain mama in the world who wants to know how to avoid stretch marks during pregnancy. Lest you think I’m too conceited, I did worry about more important things during my pregnancy such as good nutrition, birth defects, miscarriage, etc. However, […]

Quick Zip Zipper Crib Sheets: Must Haves for Baby!

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Five years ago we invested in set of zipper crib sheets. When she outgrew crib sheets and moved into a toddler bed, Gus used that same set of quick zip crib sheets. Now he’s in a toddler bed and I’ll be passing along the best crib sheets ever to a mom friend with a crib […]

Lyle the Lobster

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Check out Lyle the Lobster. He has a lot of mistakes, but he’ll still look cute in Sweet T’s pot. Though judging by his color, he’s already had a run-in with a pot! Lyle’s pattern can be found at Ravelry.com. You’ll need to create a free account to view him. The ice cream was actually […]

The Sleepeasy Solution

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I’ll never forget Sweet T’s newborn photo session. It was special, adorable, and professional but what stuck out most in my mind was Sweet T being uncooperative unless swaddled and wide awake for 90% of the session. Our photographer asked, “What sleep training methodology are you using?” After thinking sleep training methowha?? I snorted and […]

Sushi Anyone?

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Hubs would argue that the crafted version tastes better than the real deal. He’s not a huge fan of eating “bait.” No accounting for taste. *sigh* Check out this adorable pattern from Aquamarine Celestina. I didn’t do it justice with my finished product, but it’s still pretty cute. I’m hoping Sweet T will enjoy the […]

Keeping Cloth Diapering Simple

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The cloth diapering community has become a veritable subculture in recent years. There are entire websites dedicated to fluffy chat, reviews, and trading as well as a plethora of online retailers and Etsy shops carrying cloth diapers and accessories. With so many choices available, opinions shared, and an entire cloth diapering lingo to decipher (what […]

DIY Cloth Wipe Solution

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When I first started cloth diapering I used disposable wipes. This only lasted a few days before I realized this method was more trouble that it was worth since after a diaper change the wipe had to go in the garbage while the cloth diaper went in the pail. Now, I’m even more hooked on […]

The Zen of Cloth Diapering

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Frugality has a stiff competitor in most areas of my life. Laziness too often trumps attempts to penny pinch, but with our new attitude toward simplicity and self-sufficiency in place we decided to give cloth diapering a go. Prior to Sweet T’s birth I viewed our future as cloth diaperers with dread. Who can honestly […]