Wishing I Could Hear “I Love You”

Before I became a mother, I had this perfect little ideal of my children. My children will be so easy, well-behaved, mellow. They’d listen to me when I asked them to do something. They’d clean up after themselves, they’d sleep like little angels every night. Of course, there’s always this bring-you-back-to-reality kind of moment and …

4 Ways to Encourage Kindness in Kids

There are so many things we want for our children. Even before having kids I remember dreaming of the day I was a parent. Dreaming of my children growing up to be smart, successful, compassionate and kind. I dreamt of the day my child would be the friend everyone wanted to have and not because …

How to Cloth Diaper in 2019

There are many reasons a family chooses to cloth diapering: environmental, health, economic, social and more. For every reason given, there’s a dozen or more ways to cloth diaper. This makes the entire process around cloth diapering extremely overwhelming. If you’ve done a quick google or Pinterest about cloth diapering, you know there’s a million …

Newborn Safety Series: Feeding Safety

Newborns are fragile, they’re resilient, but they’re also fragile. They are also limited on what they do the first few months of their lives. They eat, they sleep, they poop, pee, and that’s about it. One of the most important factors as parents to help our baby grow and flourish is feeding them, however there …

Valentine’s Day DIY: Heart Shaped Bath Bombs

I love making gifts for my friends and family. Admittedly time is always a factor. I’d make more gifts if I had infinite time. These wonderful heart shaped bath bombs are so quick and easy. With a little pretty wrapping it’s a simple, cheap, yet pretty and well thought out DIY Valentine’s Day gift. *affiliate …

Newborn Safety Series: Choking and Strangulation

Choking and strangulation are both leading causes of accidental death in infants. There are so many different objects and situations that can pose a significant risk to your baby’s safety. Watching for these several different hazards can help protect your child from serious injury or death. Choking Hazards Food As a baby grows old enough …

Newborn Safety Series: Bathing Safety

As we consider safety while raising our children is it important to consider bath time. The risk for injury during a bath for newborn or small child is high. Most children love water and are drawn to playing in it. *affiliate links* Sponge Baths Newborns should be given sponge baths until their umbilical stump falls …