What Do You Think? Potty Training

What Do You Think? Potty Training

Ohhhh, potty training. It’s the combination of two little words that can stir all kinds of emotions from been-there-done-that parents! ;) Because every child is different, you never do know what it’ll be like, how long it will take, or what challenges may arise. My experience with Maggie was quite easy. She started showing signs of … Continue reading

♥ Signing Families ♥

♥ Signing Families ♥

Sign language truly holds a special place in my heart. I taught both of my sons, as babies & toddlers, to sign many words. We used ASL signs but put them in order of the English language (also known as Signed English). They were able to communicate with me and my family before they could form words and sentences. It … Continue reading

Not Quite a Minimalist…Yet (Movies)

Not Quite a Minimalist…Yet (Movies)

Several years ago, I became so overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” we had, that I started decluttering. Major decluttering. I’m sure this happens to many people, especially after having children (because we tend to accumulate a lot for them), but it surprised me nevertheless. I did a series of posts on Too Much Stuff, back in 2012, but I have found … Continue reading

A Cozy Cloth *Giveaway*

A Cozy Cloth *Giveaway*

Okay, ladies…get ready for a very personal and money-saving giveaway this morning, because here it comes! Have you heard of washable, re-useable menstrual pads yet? I was genuinely surprised when I first found out about their existence! I mean – WHO DOES THAT?! A whole lotta women, that’s who! And they’re enjoying a better experience, I … Continue reading

Keeping the Home: Fragrance

Keeping the Home: Fragrance

Welcome to another Keeping the Home post! This one is about something I would REALLY like your thoughts on: home fragrance. I have a few techniques, but I would love more! Have you seen the commercial about being “NoseBlind,” with the actress from Glee? It’s funny and it’s over-the-top, but it’s true – we DON’T generally … Continue reading

Guest Post ~ The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Guest Post ~ The Importance of Staying Hydrated

Kristen Battle of The Wellness Battle graciously agreed to write this guest post for me to share with my readers. Her blog is pretty new but her posts are impressive! I loved this one about sunscreen (I adore posts that teach me something relevant to my life!) And what’s more relevant that WATER?! We all need it; find … Continue reading

Transparent Tuesday ~ My Tiny Kitchen

I’m really happy to be joining in a link-up started by my friend, Melissa of Our Growing Roots. The theme is Transparency and Authenticity, and the “rules” are quite flexible. :) Basically, share a photo or post that displays something you wouldn’t normally feel too great about showing to the world. In my case, that’s my kitchen. … Continue reading

My So-Called Problems

My So-Called Problems

It’s pretty incredible how our unique perspective on life, based on what we have experienced and seen, affects the way we view things. Our problems, which seem valid and legitimate to us, could easily be seen as NON-problems to those who are living lives radically different from ours. “If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab … Continue reading

Friday Randomness

Good morning! I have several random things to share today, so welcome to my scattered thoughts. ;) I announced the winners of the Wet Bags *Giveaway* on my Facebook page a little while ago, so head on over to see if you WON! I am working on my blog right now! :D Looking into changing themes/designs, … Continue reading

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Relaxing about Toddler Sleep (or Lack Thereof)

Routines are very beneficial, and often necessary, for babies and young children. When they know what to expect, they comply much more often, even when it’s something they may not enjoy. This is especially true of sleep. Their need for sleep will always be there, but the time, duration, and the way they actually go to … Continue reading

A *Giveaway* to Contain the Wet!

A *Giveaway* to Contain the Wet!

Today I am happy to be able to introduce you to – not only a great, new Esty shop – but also to a practical and  cute product that I have known nothing about in all my (14) years of motherhood! The Wet Bag I started using cloth diapers with my third baby, so this accessory wasn’t found by me until … Continue reading