Review – Ergo Baby Carrier

When I was pregnant with my daughter, Evalee,  I did all sorts of searching online for all types of product. Cloth diapers, breast pumps, nursing bras, co-sleepers, parenting books, you name it I researched it. I can’t remember exactly  how I discovered the art of babywearing and the many styles of baby carriers…but once I did I went a little crazy. I purchased at least one of every style I... read more

An overview of cloth diaper styles…

I remember all too well beginning my research on cloth diapers. I was about 7 months pregnant and had no idea what I was looking for. All I knew was that I didn’t want to use disposable diapers. It took all of about 30 seconds of searching Google before I was completely overwhelmed. Who would of thought there were SO many options? Ultimately, we decided to use Bum Genius & Fuzzi Bunz pocket style... read more

Breast milk but not breastfeeding?

So a few weeks ago my parents were visiting and as usual my mom brought me her back issues of Time magazine. Ordinarily I don’t find an article worth writing about but this was just too interesting not to share. Apparently there are a group of moms who choose to pump and bottle feed their babies rather than nurse them. These moms recognize the overwhelming benefits of breast milk…but for one... read more

My venture into the world of cloth diapers

It was not all that long ago that I was in your shoes…pregnant and considering using cloth diapers for my new little bundle of joy. When I first began my search I consulted a cousin-in-law who was already using them herself. She chose to use the all in one style cloth diaper, you will see them referred to as AIO, as well as the two piece Kissaluvs. These involve a fitted cloth diaper with snaps for... read more

Attachment Parenting Element #3 – Breastfeed Your Baby

As we continue to discuss the 7 baby “B’s” of attachment parenting as defined by Dr. Sears in The Baby Book we come to #3… Breastfeed Your Baby “The benefits of breastfeeding in enhancing baby’s health and development are enormous, but what is not fully appreciated are the magnificent effects of breastfeeding on the mother.” – Dr. Sears Here’s whats in... read more

Review – The 90 Minute Baby Sleep Program

I came across  The 90-Minute Baby Sleep Program: Follow Your Child’s Natural Sleep Rhythms for Better Nights and Naps by Polly Moore when purchasing another copy of Elizabeth Pantley’s The No-Cry Sleep Solution for a friend expecting a baby. (The No Cry Sleep Solution is a standard baby gift of mine) I am so glad that I found this hidden gem. I really don’t know why more parents are not... read more

Using The No Cry Sleep Solution With Jeremiah

If you don’t know already, I had a really rough road with my now 3 year old daughter Evalee in the sleep department…By the time she was 9 months old she was waking every hour and a half to nurse, day or night. I was exhausted. But, now I am a “seasoned” mom armed with more experience and knowledge and hopefully can avoid that same state of exhaustion with our new little boy... read more

Breast Feeding The Second Time Around…

I have to admit that I thought breastfeeding my second child was going to be like riding a bike, you just get on and go…not so much. For starters, Jeremiah seemed more interested in cooing and “talking” when he was first born, unlike his sister who latched right on as soon as the breast was presented to her. It was unbelievable, he just talked and talked for a solid hour after his birth.... read more

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