The other day I was asked what kind of fun and crazy things I did this summer with my kids. I had to think about it…I didn’t really have much of an exciting answer. Summer is no different than any other time of year for me and my children–SLOW and SIMPLE. Because I’m a stay at home mom of two very young kids, summer’s are full of playing outside with the hose, digging in the garden, building forts…all while I try to sit for a moment and finish a lukewarm cup of coffee. I have sacrificed my career and sometimes my sanity to make my children’s little world’s slow and simple. I’m trying to create an atmosphere of simplicity for my children so that they may learn to be happy and easily amused at the little things in life.
I have been teaching a postpartum preparation class at a local birth center for several months now. I thoroughly enjoy teaching and presenting on this topic. So many new mothers go into the “The 4th Trimester” with a level of unawareness. They have no idea what to expect physically, emotionally, mentally and sexually. “Dr. Google” can be a great tool, but it’s usually something we are utilizing at 3 am, confused, desperate and not sure what to believe. click to continue reading
Cloth Diapering 101
I’ve been cloth diapering my two children for a combined four years. My initial motivation for choosing to cloth diaper were environmental and financial. The idea of saving thousands of dollars per child by using cloth was appealing, and I loved that I wouldn’t be filling my trash can with disposable diapers every week. After using cloth diapers for several months, I learned there were other perks. They were also really easy to use and super cute. I made a handout for my friends that were entertaining the idea of using cloth diapers and now it’s here for you to use too. Here is a handy, condensed resource for your cloths diaper questions and curiosities.