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Electronic Baby Book DIY

Well, here I am with my bi-monthly blog post! While that is certainly not the goal, that is what my posts are shaping up to be lately. It won’t be like this forever, so just roll with it. I do. Sweet Toddler and I are recovering from an awesome stomach …

Homemade Disinfecting Wipes

OK, new rule:  No one is allowed to say the words “poop” or “sleep” around me right now. ‘Cuz those are my buzzwords, and I might just flip out.  Ninja style. It’s easy to see from my “new rule”  that I may be in a little over my head right …

Holiday Footprint Crafts

The holidays are such a busy time of year! It’s important to me to make sure I take time out to make a special craft with the kiddos, no matter how busy and hectic things get.  I usually try for an ornament, but this year since it is our first …

Sweet Baby, Version 2.0

In mid-August, this sweet young man graced us with his presence! Born under a Super Moon, this Sweet Baby shares the traits of the infallible, calm, illuminating, and awe-inspiring moon.   He had a beautiful birth at home.  I was powerful, he was strong.  I remember in the midst of …

Pregnancy Tea

Growing a new life is one of the highest honors ever bestowed upon me. And it’s hard work.  Ain’t gonna lie. During this special time, it’s important for me to nourish my body, and aside from a healthy diet, exercise, and efforts at relaxation; another important way I care for …

Kokum Butter Salve

Kokum butter. This skin-rejuvenating, healing butter is dervived from the kokum, or mangosteen tree, indiginous to India. (Garcinia indica). Kokum oil (butter) contains 60-65% saturated fatty acid making it solid at room temperature. Kokum butter is prized for it’s skin healing properties, and is a favorite for many making their …

Oral Pain Salve

Oral Pain.  It’s so awful. Most of us have experienced it at some point in our lives.  If not as adults, then definitely as children, and it’s incredibly hard for parents to see their babies in pain. Thankfully, Sweet Toddler hasn’t had too rough-a-go of things… until now. Canine teeth.  …

Butter Treats

It seems like– out of the thin air– Sweet Baby became a Sweet Toddler. How does this happen? She moves fast, thinks quickly, and very decisively wants what she wants! And one of the things she really wants is…  BUTTER! So, the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree, …

Breastfeeding: A Love Story.

On a blazing hot July day Sweet Baby joined us earthside in the greatest moment of my life.  A bit intimidated with this beautiful creature, I admit that my shock and awe may have overrode my motherly instincts at first. Sweet Baby was born in water and soon after her …

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