Category Mom

all things mom. garden, birth, breastfeeding, cloth diapers, organization, etc

Mema’s Recipes

My grandma passes away almost a year ago. She was a great cook. My aunt was able to save some of her handwritten recipes. I scanned and laminated all of them so we would be able to keep them forever.…

Free books!

And they are good too! Did you know Dolly Parton gives away a ton of free books??? Every month from birth to age 5 your kids can get a book FOR FREE. And they are some of my favorites the…

Breastfeeding Tips

When I was pregnant with our first, I had 2 goals (read demands). I was not going to have a c section (um… About that) and I was going to breastfeed for exactly one year (also, about that). I ended…

Paper Towel Alternatives

We go through a ton of rags. So many faces and hands to wipe. Plus dishes, counters, floors, high chair, etc, etc, etc. The list is endless. I try hard to avoid paper towels. Here’s what we keep in the…

Chores

I feel like it’s super helpful for kids to help around the house. These are skills they need to learn for life but also, we all live here so we all need to pitch in. “Team work makes the dream…

Visual Schedules

OMG HOW DO I GET THESE KIDS OUT THE DOOR?!?! When G was about 2, we started going to the gym almost daily. Some days it was a STRUGGLE to get her ready and out the door on time. Same…

Vacuums

Who would have thunk I would be reviewing vacuums. But here we are… I am such a mom. Not that that’s a bad thing at all. It just makes me giggle that I have opinions on vacuums now. In addition…

Potty Training

We pretty much follow the kids’ leads with stuff. Potty training included. note: I hate calling it potty training. We aren’t training our kids. They are just learning and growing. Just like any new skill. We don’t call it multiplication…

Connection is Key

I don’t plan to write about my kids’ specific behaviors. And I definitely don’t want to write about it in a way that shames them. You won’t see me post pictures of my kids crying on social media or here.…

Dealing with disappointments

G loves gymnastics. LOVES it. Our gym has amazing childcare and classes like art, gymnastics, and many more are included in her membership. The “problem” is you can’t sign up for them early. They are first come first served classes.…