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Preparing for baby 2

by Karen on July 10, 2013

I’m now 29 weeks pregnant, and officially into the third trimester. In the beginning of my pregnancy, everyone told me I would be amazed at how different pregnancy would be the second time. That hasn’t really been the case for me. I’m struggling with the same aches and pains, nausea, and extreme exhaustion (only this […]

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I’ve raved about inexpensive prefold diapers in the past, and I still think they’re a great entry into cloth diapering. They don’t require a huge financial investment, they’re easy to use, durable, and a snap to keep clean. However. As many of you seasoned cloth diapering moms warned me, prefolds have become cumbersome as Judah […]

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This new stage of development does not agree with me. I much preferred the days when Judah would sit still, snuggled safely in my arms out of harm’s way. It’s not that I wanted to keep him that way forever. I’m really looking forward to the fun stuff that comes along with having an older […]

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I remember when I first started shopping for baby things, I was so overwhelmed. There are so many baby products on the market, and sadly, so much of it is totally and completely useless. Almost every expecting mother finds herself asking the question, “What do I really need?” Aside from the obvious essentials like diapers, […]

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I like to think I’m a pretty intelligent lady. And I know I’m cautious. Especially when it comes to my 3-month-old bundle of adorable, Mr. Judah Michael. I read manuals. I always follow instructions. I take the rules very. seriously. So when I installed Judah’s car seat back in November, and I couldn’t find a […]

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Cloth diapers 101: Caring for cloth diapers

by Karen on February 17, 2011

Yesterday I shared some tips on what kind of cloth diapers I recommend and what to buy. Today I’m going to cover the proper care and maintenance of cloth diapers. You can use diaper rash creams. Even though you read everywhere that diaper rash creams are a big no-no when it comes to cloth diapering, […]

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Cloth Diapers 101: Getting started

by Karen on February 16, 2011

Before I was even pregnant, I made the decision that I was going to try cloth diapering. I was committed to the idea, but totally overwhelmed. With so many options, laundering methods, and rules, it seems so complicated. The good news? It’s really NOT as complicated as the Internet makes it seem. Which is actually […]

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This day.

by Karen on February 15, 2011

Spend afternoon in a wretched mood due to sleepless night and crabby baby on nap strike. Inform husband that 15-minute break is necessary to maintain sanity. Escape house. Drive across town to Starbucks, because the only thing that can potentially turn this sour mood around is a decaf soy mocha. Play Dire Straits as loud […]

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Resources for a dairy-free lifestyle

by Karen on February 11, 2011

It’s so overwhelming to consider cutting an entire food group out of my diet. I was already struggling to meet my daily calcium requirements, especially as a nursing mother. This is just going to make things that much harder. Not to mention, I love cheese, you guys. Like seriously love cheese.  This dairy-free thing is […]

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