Small Business Favorites

  Small Shop Favorites Small Business Small businesses are, as you may already know, privately-owned partnerships/corporations that have fewer employees and less revenue than a regular-sized business. Think of your local coffee shop, or hair salon, or downtown boutique. They’re often more friendly, more personal, and much more customer-oriented than a large business. My Passion ...

If She’s Deaf, So What?

If She’s Deaf, So What? My phone rang; I glanced down at it and sighed. Rowan’s pediatrician had been calling me with reminders to set up a second hearing screening. I’d been putting it off ever since she “failed” the first one, when she was born. I’m not a procrastinator by nature. But for this, ...

Why Reusable Swim Diapers?

Reusable Swim Diapers? I’d never have guessed that I would try reusable swim diapers. I always thought it was just so much easier to dispose of the soiled things after a day at the pool. They’re dirty and wet, so into the trash they go. No washing, no worries. Right? Well, not exactly. Disposable diapers ...

The Nuby™ 360 Sipper (Product Review)

The Nuby™ 360° Sipper (Product Review) Road Trip This summer, we aren’t traveling far; we just bought a house, got new(ish) jobs, and, of course, we’re adjusting to life with a baby. So, we’ve been opting for day trips! Shorter adventures, yet still loads of fun. Our most recent trip was to the zoo–and it was a ...

Nursery Inspiration: Safari Neutrals

The Dream Long before I was married–or dating, for that matter–I knew I wanted to have kids. Three, five, maybe even eight? I was certain I was going to be a mom one day. For some, having a baby is a fulfilled dream; for others, it’s quite the unexpected turn of events. But either way, ...

Secrets I’ll Keep From My Daughter

04. June 2017 Parenting 10
  Secrets I’ll Keep From My Daughter There are some things I will never tell my daughter. She just turned seven months old and I find new things to love about her every single day. She’s got eyes as bright and blue as the western sky and a smile that lights up the room. Her dimples ...

Baby Sleep Tips

30. May 2017 Parenting 6
Baby Sleep Tips Real Experiences Plus Research from the Experts Sleepytime Struggle You’ve given baby a soapy bath, changed her into soft pajamas, read her a bedtime story, even fed her sweet, warm milk. Soon enough, she’s falling asleep in your arms. “Perfect,” you think, as you lay her down gently in her crib. Tip-toeing out, ...

Binxy Baby Hammock

The Binxy Baby Hammock: An Honest Product Review The Problem Mommies, I don’t know about you, but I’m the one who does the grocery shopping for our household. I’m particular about what goes into the cart and makes its way into our kitchen. When possible, I opt for sustainable, organic, non-GMO products. I’m also the ...

What To Do If Your Baby is Deaf

08. May 2017 Parenting 2
  Failure? “Don’t worry, many babies don’t pass the hearing screening the first time. She’s probably fine.” That is what the nurse told me the morning after Rowan was born. Her left ear failed the hearing screening. What the nurse said really bothered me. Not because my baby might have hearing loss. (In fact, having ...