Natural, Healthy Living

Safely Use Essential Oils

Please see my disclosure page. I've written about this topic previously, but I'm not sure it can be said enough. There is a safe way to use essential oils. I know I'm guilty of this, but when you start looking into using essential oils for yourself or your family it feels like because it's extracted… Continue reading Safely Use Essential Oils

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Natural, Healthy Living

Cost Effective DIYs That Really Work

Homemade cleaning, health and beauty products are becoming the new thing. Everyone has their own recipes, but do they really compare on a financial scale with store-bought options? Read this post to see a cost comparison and analysis of 4 common products, and how to make them yourselves.

All Things Baby · Parenting

Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

That's right, I'm going there. Sleeping arrangements can vary from house to house, family to family, and even child to child. They certainly did around here. But please understand that I am not promoting or condemning any one idea or circumstance so long as safe sleeping habits are practiced with your children. Let me start… Continue reading Co-Sleeping: The How’s and Why’s of Our First Month Home with Little Squish

All Things Baby

Sleeping Like a Baby

It baffles me when I get on social media and see all the suggestions for how to get a newborn sleeping through the night. I don't know where these people get the idea that this is o.k. or even recommended but it blows my mind just how often it comes up. And asking new parents… Continue reading Sleeping Like a Baby

All Things Baby · That's Life

Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

It's amazing how much more difficult it is to have a second baby. It's easy to think you know what to expect because you've done it before, but it is so much more than you can even imagine - or at least than I imagined. I knew before having Little Squish that things would change… Continue reading Mom Guilt – Just Let It Go

Pregnancy, Labor, & Delivery

What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1

Pregnancy is a special time in life. Your body is working overtime, daily, to create a whole new person. And the further along you get, the more you get to really experience that new life - little kicks and rolls, hearing the heartbeat, hiccups, and seeing that squirmy little in your ultrasound. It is also… Continue reading What to Expect When You’re Growing a Person, Part 1

Pregnancy, Labor, & Delivery

5 Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

I've seen a fair few lists of suggestions for things to do when you find out you're pregnant. And I can honestly say I have no idea what any of them say because I just skip right over them. I'm sure they have some great ideas, especially for first-time moms, but I just never felt… Continue reading 5 Things to Do When You Find Out You’re Pregnant

Natural, Healthy Living

Learning a Healthier Way to Eat

We're making changes around here to incorporate more fruits and veggies into our diet. It's hard work, especially with a busy toddler and tired mommy, but if we can do it, you certainly can, too.

Natural, Healthy Living

Vials, Bottles, & Jars, Oh, My!

Finding new uses for old glass jars and a great way to get free glass jars to use for anything and everything. Don't forget to clean them!

All Things Baby

Babies and Sleep

Babies know what they need and when they need it. Particularly when it comes to sleep.