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BeGreen T I heart Cloth Diapers

When it comes to being a green mom, there's only one thing I love that's even close to babywearing... And that, my friends, is cloth diapers. Cloth diapers are so easy, guilt free, not to mention they make baby bums look totally cute! When I was offered a chance to review the new line of tee shirts from BeGreen T, well this one was calling my name for sure! These tees are very soft and comfortable. They launder well (I've washed mine twice already). I was surprised because the logos are literally part of the shirt. They aren't painted on with cheap paint, so you don't have to worry about them peeling off from wear. The whole thing is … [Read more...]

Keeping My Daughter in Touch with Her Hispanic Heritage

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I have a 6-year-old daughter who is half Hispanic. Her father's parents are natives to New Mexico with a big majority of her heritage being Hopi Indians. Her father isn't too big into the culture himself, and after meeting my language requirement for high school graduation I surpassed him in my Spanish knowledge. Her grandparents both are fluent, and we decided that we did not want her to miss out on that part of who she was. Besides Gaia's interaction with her grandparents on her father's side and her love for Dora the Explorer as a wee lass, she did not get too much of the language down in early years. We know how important childhood is … [Read more...]

Notes from the Nude

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Once upon a time I read a post about a mom who wanted her sons to see her naked and it caused controversy on Facebook. Go figure. It wasn't my page, thank goodness. But all the same, women were completely outraged that this mother would let her boys see her naked body. Some suggested it was nothing short of child endangerment. And that folks is what made me mad. See I am constantly reminded of the story of a mother breastfeeding during bath time who was arrested. And more and more parents who are actually taking care of their kids are being punished for something as simple as getting a second opinion on medical care or even playing … [Read more...]

Water Bead Centerpieces (A Dollar Tree Wedding Sneak Peak)

water bead centerpiece

If you Google water beads you'll find a lot of different fun things to do from sensory activities to flower vase arrangements. I honestly never heard of them until a few months ago during a co-op buy in one of my Facebook groups. I was intrigued, and that's when my window shopping obsession began... I would often get on different water bead websites and add different colors to my cart. However, I was so confused about how X grams looked when the beads were fully expanded. I didn't want to over buy, or not have enough. They're so cheap that shipping seemed silly if you didn't get exactly what you needed. I came to the conclusion that I just … [Read more...]

Making Expired Breast Milk Lotion

expired breast milk lotion

I have been blessed to spend most of my breastfeeding days at home with my son. Although I did recently decide to go back to work, there's no need to pump much since he's in full toddler mode with the solid food and almond milk consumption. I do, however, have plenty of milk in my freezer taking up space. It's a good thing, too, because that patch of dry skin I thought was pregnancy mask is hanging around making my face look all scabby and blah. Try to ignore the fact that my Paragard makes me break out worse than adolescences ever did. Focus on that dry skin patch under my bottom lip. See that? I hate it. I had it with Miss Gaia … [Read more...]

Adding Fun to Our Bathtime Routine with Daddy & Company

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This three-day weekend was a real doozy for us. The heat down in Florida makes living in the outside world hard, even for us natives! It's a guarentee that if we do decide to venture out into the world everyone is going to come home slightly frustrated and hella stinky. The only cure is a cool shower and a nap. The kids love bubble baths, but as we get more conscious of our choices in the home bath time has suffered a little. I can't tell you how long it's been since I gave up looking for a reliable bubble bath that was long-lasting, smelled good, and also non-toxic for my little one. I thought that bubble baths were just out for us. With … [Read more...]

Adding Decorative Flare with Fulcrum Gallery {Review}

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Last month I had some hiccups in arranging the layout of my living room. We have quite an eclectic way of decorating that is mostly centered around friends' art or found pieces. However, I am a huge breastfeeding advocate and I adore older breastfeeding portraits. My favorite is a rare gem by Jan Sanders van Hemessen circa 1544 called "Maria med Barnet." I first fell in love back in 2011 (about a year from my breastfeeding in art post), but it surprisingly isn't very popular and until Google popularized it's "search by image" feature I couldn't really find anything about it at all. (Yet another way technology is helpful, right?) Sadly I … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding Awareness Photoshoot feat. Eshakti

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Motherhood can take a lot out of you. It's not uncommon for moms to feel run down or frumpy. (Frumpy is totally a word, by the way.) Although I am not normally one to wear dresses, I do enjoy dressing up occasionally. My comfy mom shape makes my entire wardrobe tricky, but thanks to eShakti I had a lovely frock made that was custom fit to my shape and preferences. And what better way to show it off than to have a  fancy photo shoot to honor Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Breastfeeding photos of my 17-month-old toddler are very dear to my heart. We wanted to go with something different while still capturing the essence of our casual … [Read more...]

Keeping Up The Homeschool Energy with Bagel Bites

bagel bites #shop and homeschooling

Disclaimer: I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for #CollectiveBias and its advertiser.   Homeschool week 1 complete. Update: success! Things are starting to fall together and we're slowly but surely getting into our very own relaxed routine. Some surprises lurked in the mix. One of the things I did not think about was how much food my child would need at home. Kids re pretty hungry little creatures, what with the constantly growing and all. We can't always binge on fruits and veggies, so I try my best to focus on food that has real … [Read more...]

Fight Head Lice with the Natural Formula of ClearLice

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Back to school season... wooo!By this time most of the nation's kids have began their first weeks of public school and us homeschoolers are sitting around wondering what all the hallabalu is about. (I lie, we're actually quite thankful because the parks are quiet.) Moms all over are rejoicing for bittersweet moments of peace and quiet and alone time. Unfortunately this back-to-school business can stimulate other seasonal issues... like head lice. August is peak season for lice infestations because children spend more time with other children. And homeschool children are not left out... A full grown louse can live up to 48 hours off of a … [Read more...]