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Tweet   Last year, I decided to do a “Pintrest Christmas”. My son was still very small and napping a lot so it was a great way to spend some quality time with my daughter. We made enough of these dish towels (ok, so technically they’re linen napkins because I couldn’t find towels, but you get the point) to give 2 or 3 to every family member. It was NOT a task completed in one day or even one week. We just tried to utilize every free moment we had and lil Imp didn’t...

Tweet A dear friend of mine is from Ukraine and she and her husband primarily speak Russian in their home. Since her children are close in age to my own (and we enjoy the same vintage of red wine), we have frequent play dates. As a nerdy Speech-Language Pathologist mama, I can’t even begin to tell you how cool it has been to watch my daughter and her son play as they were both learning to communicate. My daughter spoke English and he a mixture of tones and sounds with some words tossed in...

Tweet Happy Independence Day! Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty. ~Louis D. Brandeis As we celebrate this Independence Day, I’d like to honor the men and women who have fought for and continue to defend and protect our freedoms. This week’s post is dedicated to an organization that serves our wounded warriors. Ruckabye Baby – Helping wounded warriors carry on Freedom is the oxygen of the soul. ~Moshe...

Tweet With our 1st child I spent hours in the kitchen each week preparing, cooking, and pureeing baby food, then freezing it in ice cube trays or small plastic containers. It was exhausting, messy, and required a lot of cleanup. On occasion, we splurged and purchased baby food pouches. These things were a godsend! No jars or bowls to scrape or wash. Just squeeze straight into the spoon…or baby. No fuss, no muss, but at $1.50 a pop they were a luxury. By the time baby #2 was ready to try solids,...

Tweet This whole “going organic” process has made me painfully aware of how strongly chemicals smell. Products that I’ve used to clean for years and that never bothered me, now make my nose and throat burn…baby poop ain’t got nothing on chemical stench! I’ve also become more concerned about washing off the chemicals that I touch, than I am about washing up after changing a poopie diaper. That may sound gross to you, but watch 10 Americans or The Toxic Truth...