Just For Fun
Three Natural, Easy Mosquito Repellents
For many of us, it’s summer time again- the time of year for running through the sprinkler and chasing down the ice cream truck as it sings and lumbers down the street. Unfortunately, it also means the reappearance of the universally despised mosquito. Even the Dalai Lama is rumored to smack a biting mozzie. They […]
You Know You’re A Mom When…
Just in time for Mother’s Day! You Know You’re A Mom When…. 1. You don’t think it’s weird at all to eat your kids’ food scraps. 2. You’ve lost the social cue that reminds you not to talk about bodily fluids with people who can’t handle it (anyone without kids). 3. You kinda sorta […]
7 Weird Early Signs of Pregnancy
Everyone knows how hard it is to endure the dreaded two week wait: the time between conception and taking a home pregnancy test. Before you see two little lines or get a confirmation from your doctor or midwife, those 14 days can feel like an eternity! Here are 7 lesser-known early pregnancy symptoms that may […]
Three Tutorials For Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs
Happy Easter! Most of us who celebrate this holiday grew up hunting through bushes and our homes for decorated eggs. It was always so much fun to imagine the Easter bunny leaving goodies for us.
Now that we’re parents ourselves and know that the food coloring traditionally used to dye eggs isn’t the best option and we find ourselves at a crossroads.
Embracing Our Post-Birth Forms, The Fourth Trimester Bodies Project
Postpartum weight. Stretch marks. Scars. Changes in breast size and shape. Differences in sex drive and sexual pleasure. These are just a few of the body-mind-heart centered issues on the plates of new (and not-so-new) mothers. For many, not much of what comes after pregnancy is deeply explored or educated upon. First things first, the […]
Counting Down and Counting Our Blessings, New Year Family Traditions In the Making
I’m still on the gratitude kick (even if I’ve failed miserably at keeping up with my daily 365 Days of Gratitude writing on Facebook). Thinking about New Year’s has me thinking about the year-(almost)gone-by. The Christmas holiday just behind us, I’m also shoulder-deep in a desire to set more traditions in place in general […]
Adventures in Babywearing: Weddings!
Weddings are occasions that bring together family and friends, both near and far. They mark new beginnings and allow us to witness the love and commitment between two people. They also are fertile grounds for awesomely awkward toasts from distant relatives and a chance for your kooky cousin to show his best Macarena moves. And […]
Touching, Unguarded Portraits of Sleeping Parents-to-Be
I first came across Jana Romaova and her work in September, when Jordan G. Teicher did a feature for Slate.com on her totally captivating photographic series, Waiting, in which Romanova photographs 40 couples during their pregnancies. One photo of 40 different couples, one for each of the 40 weeks of what is considered a full-term […]
Adventures in Babywearing: Happy Halloween!
Babywearing is fun, so creating Halloween costumes that incorporate babywearing is a no-brainer for families across the globe. Here are some of our favorite babywearing families to inspire you to get creative with your own costumes. And for more clever and festive babywearing costume ideas, check this out! “This is me as Pippi Longstocking […]
What’s the Deal with “Dear Mom on the iPhone”?
With so many responses to “Dear Mom on the iPhone” zipping around the web these last few months, I figured that I should go see what all the huff (counter-huff and supportive-huff) was all about. Last November, a blogger named Tonya Ferguson, who writes her family blog 4littlefergusons, wrote a post that she title, “Dear […]