We picked the diaper we prefer, adjusted the absorbency with inserts, and fit the diaper on the baby- the diaper has been used and did its job. So . . . now what? Continue reading
I love board books, they are perfect for the under two crowd who can be pretty hard on books. I purposefully have all of our books sorted: traditional, paper books in Marshall’s room. Only hardy board books in Vi’s room and the living room. Continue reading
Pumpkin spice may epitomize fall but strawberry rules summer as the season flavor. Due to this, what better way to spend a cool and cloudy summer morning than going to the strawberry patch?
Since Marshall was just a bit younger than Vi is now, we have always made it a point to get our little ones into their local library. With Marshall, I was working during the day and Brad would work straight night shifts. Brad would bring Marshall into story time, the only dad among all the moms and nannies. Now it is my turn to bring the kids in while Brad is at work.
Both get so excited when they see the library. They love having the librarian read to them and asking them questions about what they just heard. Afterward, we always stick around to browse the books.
A major perk to cloth diapering is that blow outs and leaks are few and far between compared to disposable diapers. To achieve success with keeping baby’s clothes clean, though, you need to get the right fit. Continue reading
Summertime brings sunshine, campfires, beach days, and wonderful produce. In an effort to live a bit more green we try to grow our own fruits and vegetables. Continue reading
I know, I know . . . everyone- including me- pronounces the father of their child the best on Father’s Day. So, at the risk of sounding cliché, Brad is one amazing dad. Really. Continue reading
See, Ferdinand is a bull living in Spain. All the other bulls love to run and butt heads, but not Ferdinand. Ferdinand may be the biggest and strongest- but he enjoys sitting alone, smelling the flowers around him. Continue reading
In honor of the upcoming Shark Week (starting June 26th!) we would like to throw it on back to our party from 2014. Marshall wasn’t quite three years old and Violet was still a wish. From breakfast through the day we celebrated sharks in age appropriate ways- sometimes silly and other times more educational.
And so we present:
I wanted the day to begin and end with sharks, so for breakfast I cut up two bananas to create a simple shark and then used little sprinkles for eyes. Bagels with cream cheese and strawberry slices for life preservers rounded out the look.
Raw silk, cotton, hemp, charcoal bamboo (CBI), bamboo, microfiber- there are many different kinds of inserts that can help you adjust the diaper to your needs. I use hemp, bamboo, and microfiber inserts in our stash.