‘Tis the Season to be Crafty

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Well, the holiday season is upon us! Whether you regard it with enthusiasm and glee or with apprehension and anxiety, the truth is that all the decorating, buying, wrapping, partying and entertaining can be A LOT to handle! On top of the time and energy we devote to the holiday season, the money spent can […]

Getting Fresh, Organic Produce Delivered to Your Door

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A few months ago, we received a great gift from my father: a delivery of fresh, local organic produce to our home. We scheduled it to arrive a few weeks after our new son was born and it was awesome to wake up to healthy, fresh and organic produce on our doorstep, literally (they deliver in […]

DIY Valentine’s Day Ideas

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So, there is A LOT going on in my life right now and money is getting pretty tight. I stuck to the January Money Diet, as we are COMMITTED to moving this spring (play room, play room, play room!) and our dog just had to have a torn ACL repaired to the tune of $4,000. […]

No More Mud-Slinging!

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A few weeks ago I was Facebooking and came across the cutest image of a new celebrity couple happily and lovingly carrying their newborn down a New York sidewalk. Shockingly, the article accompanying this picture was devoted to how selfish, ignorant and basically evil these parents were.  Their crime? Using a forward-facing baby carrier. Gasp. Unfit […]

Keeping Your Baby’s Bottom Clean and Dry

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According to a study in the journal Pediatrics published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, many American families struggle with the cost of diapers. In fact, the average household spends approximately $1000/year on this essential for baby – a significant expense for those families on public assistance or surviving on a low income. Because one […]

The De-Glamorization of Parenthood

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I changed my son’s diaper on the ground beside a trampoline today.  Remember when you were pregnant and you thought it mattered where you changed a baby’s diaper?  You put that dark cherry changing table on your registry thinking you couldn’t live without it?  As you go on, modern conveniences like that go out the […]

Safe Packaged Tomatoes: BPA-Free Options

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The debate over the chemical Bisphenol-A began raging about 6 years ago when my first son was an infant. At the time, BPA, as it’s called for short, was found in everything from hard plastic baby bottles to pacifiers, causing major concern. As the debate hit a fever pitch, companies (and even entire countries!) took […]

Cutest Halloween Costumes. Ever.

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Surely, by now, you’ve chosen your baby’s Halloween costume. But if you haven’t, or if you want to start jotting down ideas for next year, here are some adorable costume ideas from Etsy. This Raggedy Ann doll wig is crazy adorable and if your little one already has freckles, the outfit is complete! Store-bought costumes […]

Throwing a Green Party

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Throwing your child a birthday party can be a rite of passage for them, but it also means you’ll be throwing away a lot of paper and food waste. It can be hard on the environment, not to mention hard on your wallet. Expensive wrapping paper, paper plates and cups, ribbons and balloons, these are […]

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

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It’s no secret that babies cost a fortune, although the exact price tag has remained a pretty well-kept secret. Now, we’re not saying it isn’t worth it, but times might be tough with a baby if you’re strapped for cash. Have a look at just what to expect when you’re expecting.