Summer Bounty

Watermelon and Canteloupe

It’s been a busy, tough summer, but we’ve been enjoying the fruits of the season. Lots of fresh fruits, veggies, and eggs from our garden and from friends and family. This is my favorite time of year for eating!

Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag Review

Skip Hop Duo Signature Diaper Bag Review

I recently purchased the Skip Hop Duo Signature diaper bag. I spotted a mom with one while we were out at a restaurant recently and instantly coveted the cute chevron print and the way it hung neatly from her stroller. It was compact! It wasn’t bumping against her knees! IT WAS CUTE! I tried to [...]

Review: ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier

ERGObaby Organic Baby Carrier Review

I love our Ergo. I made the decision to purchase one last year before we made a trip from Oregon to Texas. On our previous trips to Texas, Kellen and I had used our K’tan CarriersĀ to haul Isla around various and sundry airports, but by the time Isla was 10 months old, the K’tan was [...]

9 Reasons You’re Wrong for Being Against Breastfeeding in Public

9 Reasons You're Wrong for Being Against Breastfeeding in Public

As a mother who breastfed her first baby (sometimes in public) and plans to breastfeed any future babies I have (sometimes in public), I’ve heard a lot of comments over the years, mostly from total strangers, about why it’s totally immoral, gross, and perverted to breastfeed in public. Some of the comments are merely ignorant. [...]

#SummerCloth Diaper Giveaway Winner!

Summer Cloth Diaper Giveaway Hop

a Rafflecopter giveaway Congratulations to Kerri on winning the bumGenius 4.0 and 12-pack of Marley’s Monsters cloth wipes! Thank you to everyone who entered to win the giveaway. Hope you all have a very fluffy summer!

The Real Reason My Daughter Goes to Daycare

Over the weekend, a friend of mine sent me a link to a blog post by a woman discussing why her children do not go to daycare. Her primary points were: 1) Daycare is awful, and 2) Her children are her responsibility. The completely unsubtle implication of her latter point being that mothers who work [...]

Cloth Diaper Q&A

Cloth Diaper Q&A

Here are a handful of questions I’m frequently asked about cloth diapering and my typical responses. 1. Why did you choose cloth diapers? It was cheaper. When I was pregnant with Isla, I was very concerned about how much having a baby was going to cost, and diapers are a huge and ongoing expense. I [...]