My Second Birth Story

So, my “due date” of December 18th came and went much to all of our surprise considering that Evalee came a week “early”. Plus, I was carrying MUCH bigger this time around, much more out front so to speak… My mom had already been here for a week or so, helping me get some much needed rest, cleaning and preparing food for the freezer. Every morning we woke up wondering when... read more

Attachment Parenting Element #2 – Belief in Your Baby’s Cries

Somewhere along the line, modern day parents were told that when a baby was crying it was to manipulate rather than to communicate. I am sure if I dug deep enough, I could find the source of this ridiculous information but it would only upset me, so why bother. Such a complete disregard for common sense is mind boggling. Bottom line, a baby cries for a reason. That reason could be hunger, sleepiness, pain... read more

Fitted or Contour Cloth Diapers – What’s the difference?

If using pre fold cloth diapers seems a bit daunting, but you don’t like the idea (or the expense) of a pocket or all in one style cloth diaper system, then fitted or contours may be best for you. These styles of cloth diapers are quite similar in function, the one difference being most contour cloth diapers do not have any elastic. Some contour brands will also have an extra soaker sewn into the... read more

The Green Mom Pregnancy Diet – Second Trimester

I know I’m officially in my second trimester when my energy boosts and my appetite comes back. I use this time to prepare as much as possible for the new baby such as: Sorting through the old baby clothes and washing them Organizing and cleaning closets Exercising (Yoga, walking, swimming are all good) Any of those things you won’t be able to do once your belly gets big and your energy starts... read more

Attachment Parenting Element #1 – Birth Bonding

In many ways, attachment parenting does not mesh well with our modern society. Being pregnant and giving birth are treated like serious medical conditions when in fact pregnancy and giving birth are very natural states and experiences. C-section rates are climbing by the day as more and more parents are convinced that it is the safer way to go in the face of “complications”. But before I go off... read more

The Seven Core Elements Of Attachment Parenting

If you were to ask three different attachment parenting moms to give their definition of attachment parenting you would most likely hear three different answers. How you choose to parent your child is not only a very personal choice but also a very “touchy” or sensitive subject as well. No one wants to hear or be told that their choices are wrong in any way causing emotional harm to their... read more

Prefold Cloth Diapers De-mystified

When I first ventured into the world of cloth diapers over 3 years ago, I didn’t even consider prefolds. As far as I was concerned, I was going to have enough to learn being a new mom, I didn’t need some complicated folding and pinning to learn on top of it. Plus, although my husband was all for using cloth, he wanted to go with a style that would be as easy to use as possible. Now that we are... read more

Is my toddler ready to drop her nap?

I pose this question because it is one I am dealing with at the moment. Literally, at this very moment I can hear my little Evalee talking and singing to herself when she should be fast asleep. I put her down for her nap almost two hours ago. At this point, she should be getting up. Now what? Nap time is precious time, not only for our toddlers but also for us as moms. It is not an easy thing to see go. I... read more

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