Category Mom

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

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.…

Count Down Chain

little kids don’t really get the concept of time. We set timers to help with transitions but what about longer waits? Like months or weeks? Enter the paper chain! We have made these for countdowns to Christmas, birthdays, Halloween, etc.…

So Much Artwork!

So, what do we do with all the art work/projects we create? Well, G has a stack in her room she doesn’t want to part with.. Our neighbors all have stacks. Grandparents have stacks. We have started mailing them, too.…

Mary Poppins Bag

When we are going our with the kids to a “not kid friendly” place, we try to pack a bag with quiet toys/books/games/coloring stuff to keep them entertained. Oh, and snacks. Don’t forget snacks. We call it our Mary Poppins…

Carpet Cleaner

Let me start by saying I hate carpet. But we have carpet on a good chunk of our house. I hope to change that one day. carpets + kids = stains. And some stains are rough. Like this one. I…

Fostering Independence

Look… I am kind of a lazy mom. If I can have the kids do something so I don’t have to, I am going to make sure they can do it. However, I don’t push them into anything. I don’t…

Movie Night

Sometimes it’s ok to stay up late. Sometimes it’s ok to miss bedtime by a lot. For me to say that is a BIG deal. I am, usually, a pretty big stickler when it comes to G’s bedtime. I know…

Nursing Woes

“Nursing is the most natural thing. Your body was made for it” Ok cool… Maybe… But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. For a lot of moms, it’s not. I was really lucky with G. We had some pain at the…

Hungry Root

I have been trying to find a way to make meals easier on me. I LOVE to cook and meal plan but lately… I don’t know… I am tired. My brain needed space for other stuff so I started looking…

Carseats

I am not gonna lie. I have a lot on anxiety over my kids safety.  Yeah, I let them climb on whatever play structure they want to but that doesn’t mean I am not mentally biting my nails the whole…