Once It Was Simple

The last couple months I’ve been giving a lot of thought to the title of my blog. What does it really mean? What does it mean to me? I’ve always had a fascination with all things old-fashioned. And by that, I mean anything that happened before technology took over. I love the idea that everything…… Continue reading Once It Was Simple

“Clean” Cleaning Fruits & Veggies

What the heck does that mean? Well, have you looked at the water you’re using to clean your fruits and veggies once you’re finished (I hope you’re not just letting the water run and run while you dip your food in and out – such a waste)? That stuff is gross. Just imagine how clean…… Continue reading “Clean” Cleaning Fruits & Veggies

Recycling in a Small Space – And Without Easy Access

Oh, how easy it is to let life get past you. Excuse, excuse, excuse; reason, reason, reason. I won’t go into detail because it isn’t really important. I’ve made time for what matters right now (my husband, my children, my home – in that order) and now I’m adding to my priority list. Before having…… Continue reading Recycling in a Small Space – And Without Easy Access

Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Let me just tell you this: I used to¬†hate using bars of soap. I always thought it was less clean than using a lufa (Really, Anne? Really?). On top of that, bars of soap always left me feeling like my skin was pulled too tight and it was so incredibly dry all the time. Not…… Continue reading Using Natural/Homemade Soap Bars

Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Infant sleep is often considered a four-letter word. No parent going through it really wants to talk about how much their baby is sleeping, because the answer is usually, “NOT ENOUGH!” Short naps, not falling asleep when they’re tired, waking constantly at night – there just aren’t enough hours in the day for parents to…… Continue reading Infant Sleep – Not As Scary As It Seems

Getting to Know Your New Baby

There is so much excitement, wonder, and trepidation involved in having a baby. Especially as a first time mom, there is much you don’t know about the new life you’re bringing into the world. Luckily, though, those first weeks of his or her life is the perfect time to get to know that little one.…… Continue reading Getting to Know Your New Baby

Give Experiences, Not Things

Take a walk through your home pondering this question: “If my house were on fire, what would be the one thing I would grab on my way out?” Your first thought might be a family member or a pet, but let’s say they are already out of the house and safe. What would be the…… Continue reading Give Experiences, Not Things

Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

This post is incredibly fitting for today – I’m feeling completely swamped. And I really shouldn’t today. I don’t have that much I have to get done. But with lack of sleep, a fussy infant, an energetic toddler, and poop on the floor, it just all seems a little too much. Life with 2 under…… Continue reading Adjusting to Life with Two Kids – Two Under 2

Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Some days I just need to hit the reset button. Being a stay-at-home parent is not a walk in the park, as some might believe. The day to day tasks that we complete¬† and are required to take care of may seem mundane but they take a toll. And because of this, we need to…… Continue reading Self-Care: Hitting the Reset Button

Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply

There’s nothing worse than typing up a 1000+ word post only to have it not save. And I thought it was pretty good. But, apparently, it wasn’t meant to be. Now, breast milk supply works on a supply and demand system. Your baby screams and cries her demand and your body works as hard as…… Continue reading Dealing With Low Breast Milk Supply