A Glimpse in our Life: Why I Went Missing

Belly Monster is sneaky and quick. I’m learning. My phone went missing. For about an hour. Turns out Belly Monster used her Go Go Gadget Arms to get it off the table. She called some people. She texted others. She also turned off some of my apps. I didn’t even know you could turn off … Continue reading

A Glimpse in Our Life: DaddyLa Hugs

Belly Monster calls Teddy “DaddyLa.” We don’t know why. It’s often accompanied with a sign she made up for him. Because she’s adorable. And maybe a little mysterious. So I’m standing in the kitchen, by the gate, and she’s on the other side, in the living room / dining room. Teddy is at the dining … Continue reading

I Need a Three Day Nap

Belly Monster has been going through some kind of awful growth spurt, and I’m dying. Thursday night she didn’t sleep. Well, she slept from about 9pm to midnight. Then she was up until almost 6am. It was awful. Friday she was grouchy, but I chalked it up to crazy sleep. She willingly took a nap, … Continue reading

Blowing Up the Kitchen

BEHOLD. Revel in the glory of the Fagor! When we were getting married, Teddy and I registered for a pressure cooker. No one bought it, but we got plenty of gift cards, and we had our completion discount, but we didn’t buy it. Mainly because while I wanted one, I was freaking terrified of it. … Continue reading

Introducing Boobles™

Boobles™!!! Dying laughing here. Also, Old Faithful is the best.

Nursing on Baby’s Terms

I don’t know how long Belly Monster will nurse. We’re coming up on 18 months, and so far she shows little sign of quitting. Will we nurse through toddlerhood? Past it? I know some friends and definitely my mom (who was against nursing from the get go) already think enough is enough. But you know … Continue reading

Women Deserve Better

This is really powerful. I’m lucky that we found a supportive pediatrician who (so far) has not questioned our choices. She is actually pleased we’re still breastfeeding, and when I decided to delay transitioning to traditional solid food from packaged baby foods, even though that would mean not transitioning until after 1 yo, she was … Continue reading

Cloth Diaper Related Resolutions at Cloth Diaper Geek

I’m late on this one, but Cloth Diaper Hell has a great post of 10 cloth diaper resolutions. I’ve already done some of these! But some I think I’ll take up for 2015. Take a look at her list. Here’s where I stand on the 10 resolutions. 1.  Did it! Domestically to Annapolis when Belly … Continue reading

Recipe Review: The Pioneer Woman’s Homemade Applesauce

The Belly Monster loves applesauce. LOVES. She is always asking for it, and I figured with as much as she eats, I should give a go at making my own. After poking around online, I decided to try a recipe I found over at The Pioneer Woman. It looked pretty straight forward and quick, two … Continue reading

Stain Solutions from U of I Extension

Guys, I’m apparently really boring. Excessively, mind meltingly boring. Because I just got REALLY excited about this. How. To. Clean. Everything.

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