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...]

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

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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...]

#MilkMakinMamas KoalaKin Nursing Pouch Giveaway

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KoalaKin Nursing Pouch Giveaway Hosted by: mama pure Co-Hosted by: Healthy Baby Beans Sponsored by: KoalaKin The Milk Makin' Mamas Event is a month long celebration of breastfeeding & pumping product reviews, giveaways, education & inspiration. Be sure to check out all of the giveaways in the event. The KoalaKin Nursing Pouch allows for hands-free breastfeeding that is comfortable for mama and baby. It was designed with mamas of busy toddler's in mind so you can walk and move while breastfeeding and is ergonomic to protect your back, neck, and arms. The design allows for easy adjustment of baby's position so that you can … [Read more...]

Beating Thrush – A Poem About Victory

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When it comes to breastfeeding I feel like I've dealt with just about every possible downfall there is. And in case you ever forgot, thrush is kind of my thing. Today Mama Pure is featuring a little poem I wrote on her blog. Click the picture below to head over and check it out. Beating Thrush - A Poem About Victory   If you're interested in my journey here is some more reading material for you: My nursing story with Gaia is here on Livejournal. You can read about how to beat the yeast beast on Breastfeeding Place. Here's my fight with the candida curse. … [Read more...]

A year of amazing loot and year two for Loot Crate!

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Here it is... Loot Crate number 12.  I have received 12 fabulous crates and they just get better and better for me! Last year I got my very first crate in July of 2013. They continued piling up. I had to stash my Loot Crate items around and distribute them throughout my house. I even re-purposed several rates last Christmas as gift boxes. Now I have a slightly smaller stack of crates... My 12th crate was oddly shaped. All of my crates were stubby like the ones on the left in the photo above. Then the LAUNCH crate was more of a cube. After that they were flatter looking, never as alluring as the original. Then last month this weird … [Read more...]

#MilkMakinMamas Earth Mama Angel Baby Giveaway!

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Breastfeeding can be tough. One of my favorite brands to get me through those early months was Earth Mama Angel Baby. I couldn't have survived without the Nipple Butter. And I'm sure little Anders's bum is grateful for the Angel Baby Bottom Balm! I'm honored to be teaming up with mama pure to bring you this Breastfeeding Essentials Bundle giveaway. Hosted by: mama pure Co-Hosted by: The Fully Caffeinated Mama Sponsored by: Earth Mama Angel Baby   The Milk Makin' Mamas Event is a month long celebration of breastfeeding & pumping product reviews, giveaways, education & inspiration. Be sure to check out all of the … [Read more...]

Accessorize Your Stash in August with Spray Pal! {Giveaway}

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Welcome to the 3rd Annual Accessorize Your Stash in August Giveaway Hop, hosted by the Blogging Mamas Network. If you’re ready to accessorize your cloth diaper stash, you’ve come to the perfect Event! A fabulous group of bloggers have come together to help you do just that – with Cloth Diaper Accessory Giveaways! If you love cloth diapering, then you’ll love hopping around to see what each blog has in store for you and your Fluffy Stash! I'm giving away a Spray Pal to take the mess out of cleaning up those dirty diapers. You will be less afraid of those semi-solid poop diapers with a Spray Pal on your side! You can read my … [Read more...]

Cleaning Cloth Diapers with Spray Pal

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I'm not going to lie; Cleaning cloth diapers can be messy. It's not hard, but it is gross. Breastfed poops aren't an issue because you just throw it in the wash and they come out clean. Once you get into solid feeding, however, you get these nasty peanut butter poops that are sticky and icky. Then you have to add a pre-wash to get all the filth off... but it's really getting the semi-solids off your precious cloth that can be difficult. That's where Spray Pal comes in handy. Before Spray Pal my routine was to stash the dirty diapers away until the end of the day. And then I had to spray the diapers down, all the while splashing on the … [Read more...]