• Product Review

    SoftBums Cloth Diaper Review: Diapers that grow with your child.

    Who has cloth diapered from infancy? Who has purchased a newborn stash just to have your baby grow out of said newborn stash in a month, and has caused you to purchase another diaper stash to last you till your child potty trains? Let me break down the cost. A good recommendation for a newborn cloth diaper stash is to have about 24 diapers. At an average cost of $15 a diaper that comes to $360.00. (Unless you do shells and flats.) Newborn diapers do not last till your child potty trains because your child out grows them causing you to have to purchase another cloth diaper stash. While you…

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    ThredUp – Secondhand Clothing Review

    I love Hand Me Downs As a kid every season my mom would bring down bags of clothes from the attic for my sister’s and I to go through. They would be labeled with a name, age range, and clothing size. It was like Christmas every season. I didn’t care I was wearing my older sister’s clothes. When I was pregnant many friends offered me their maternity clothing, and when I had my daughter the same friends offered us clothes that no longer fit their children and I sure as heck said yes both times! Clothes are expensive, and unfortunately clothes today are not made the same way as they…

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    Bamboo Baby Blanket’s Review: Tula, Nicki’s Diapers, and Best Bottom

    Hindsight is 20/20 Even With Baby Products As a parent do you ever have moments where you say to yourself, “Man! I wish I knew that back then.”? I do, and I find it is happening more and more in regards to small business company’s. Sometimes I think about all the money I could have saved if I had just known about a certain company. (Or a superior product not found in a big box store.) One of those products I have spent tons of money on trying to find the best ones are baby blanket’s. Children use blankets ALL THE TIME. (Heck I like a nice blanket to cuddle…

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    Why I Made The Switch, and Now Shop Small

    Before Before I was introduced to the natural parenting community I was a huge big box retail store shopper and couponer and did not shop small. Then I started to notice items I had purchased at these said stores were not holding up well to wear and tear. They were actually starting to cost me more in the long run since I was having to repurchase the same item over and over again. I hate to say it, even though I love Target, most of the clothes I have purchased from there have ripped very easily, or the color on their shirts have run and I end up with a splotchy mess.…

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    MommyCon: Why I Love It, and Why I Feel Families Should Try to Attend At Least Once

    Confession Time I have a confession. I love MommyCon. What is MommyCon you ask? I would describe it as a convention for parents about everything baby and family related. Personally, I went for the first time in 2016 and I fell in love. I enjoyed the experience, vendors, sessions, and meeting new people. I learned so much from my MommyCon experience, and I discovered parenting communities I didn’t even know existed. Sure, I knew a little bit about babywearing, cloth diapering, and natural parenting, but in my community no one really did all that. Shopping at big box stores and following “mainstream” parenting practices was the norm. After attending MommyCon I discovered…

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    Prenatal Vitamins – When to Start, What to Look For, and A Look At Some of Your Options

    There are so many different brands of prenatal vitamins now they take up half an aisle at Target. You have prenatal gummy vitamins, regular pill form vitamins, and now you can also get prenatal drinks, powder drink mixes, and prenatal vitamin snacks. They also range in cost. Does the difference in the kind of prenatal vitamin form or price really matter? Yes and no. If you have a hard time swallowing pills then a drink or a squeeze pouch snack will work for you, but not all of them offer all of the nutrients you should be receiving in a prenatal vitamin. So, when should you start taking a prenatal…

  • Product Review

    Fabula Nebulae All Natural Body Products Review

    When you have kids it is very hard to find/take time for yourself. When you are a parent though self-care is very important. If you aren’t taking care of yourself, it is hard to take care of others. This is a hard lesson to learn for some. To this day when I have a moment, usually when my daughter is napping, I could take some time for myself but instead I think of all the other things I need to get done, and I try to tackle some items on my to do list. This is why I have had an unused spa gift card for almost a year. What?!…

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    Product Review – Smartbottoms Haversack

    Being a first-time parent I am sad to say when I was looking at diaper bags, almost 2 years ago, I went for cute/monogrammed instead of cute/functional. (Doh!) When I decided I needed a new diaper bag I knew what I was looking for, but I was blown away with how much diaper bags were going for. Unfortunately, I am not a parent that can spend $300 on a diaper bag no matter how nice they are. So, I continued my search. I needed a diaper bag with pockets on the inside and could one day double as a purse or laptop bag. Then Smartbottoms released their Haversack. The price…

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    Product Review – Nicki’s Diapers Bamboo Overnight Fitted Diaper

    As parents we all know that feeling all to well. Baby is sleeping soundly, either in our laps, our beds or on us in our beds, and then there is this warm wet feeling. That beautiful baby sleeping so softly just peed all over you and/or your bed. Now your up changing your clothes, your bed sheets, and the baby. This has happened to me. My daughter is a heavy wetter so it has happened in regular disposable diapers, night-time specific disposable diapers, and also in cloth diapers. Quite a few cloth diapering families do not cloth diaper at night for this exact reason. We are all looking for a night-time…

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    Product Review – EzPz Mini Mat

    As a new parent I was so proud when my daughter started eating solids and eventually showing interest in using a plate and utensils. What I wasn’t to fond of, but of course it was adorable, was when my daughter would take her plate and dump it upside down so all the food would run or fly off. To her it was so much fun to dump her plate and feed the dogs her dinner. (Not fun for mom or dad who had to clean up or take care of said gassy dogs. haha!) When we went out for dinner, knowing are daughter would just dump her plate, we would…