We all go through changes in our life, but rarely do we stop to think about how our body’s most intimate workings change. For menstruating folks, the changes we experience with our periods are sometimes rapid, sometimes gradual, but hardly ever consistent. If you are reading today as a non-menstruating individual, I bid you good day- as I’m sure you’re not needing to read my reflections. But if you are experiencing changes in your period related to gaining weight, having a baby, or perhaps facing health and physical ability issues- then I encourage you to read on.
If it’s quiet time because mom is sick, the weather is bad, or baby is napping, you might need some gentle and volume friendly activities for your Preschooler! Here are three great options we’re reviewing from The Baby Footprint.
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If you’re like me and have practiced Babywearing since birth with each child, you might be sad on the day they’ve outgrown their baby carrier. But did you know toddler wearing is a thing? There are many toddler sized carriers on the market, but are they all as comfortable, beautiful and supportive as this one? Maybe not! Check out the Fidella Fly Click Plus toddler half buckle carrier.
Now that my Littlest is out of diapers, I wanted to share my thoughts on “diaper free by two.” I’ll talk about how I’ve set flexible expectations, and changed my definition of the words “potty trained.” I like to tell people my son isn’t potty trained, but I am. Last summer we did the three day method, and packed away daytime diapers to begin potty training. But it doesn’t mean he does it all on his own and never has accidents, it just means I’ve changed the way I am managing his pee and poop from diapers to the potty.
Here are my favourite low-key activities to do with your kids when you are stuck inside or need some down time due to chronic illness.
The Mama Knows offers up some creative cost-saving options to increase your cloth diapers absorption with these repurposed cloth diaper boosters.
Are you interested in using an “okay to wake” clock for your preschooler or toddler? Here’s my review on the gro Clock, after one year of use. This popular children’s clock turns into a Starrett sky at bedtime and each star disappears one at a time to count down to a scheduled wake up time! Your preschooler will learn valuable time concepts related to sleeping, and you might just get more sleep yourself.
I love reading birth stories. As another of 3 myself, I’ve experienced the joys and frustrations of birth three separate times and reading about other people’s experiences is always interesting to me. But I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in comment sections around the internet. I’m seeing a lot of negative comments about Birth Plans. You can sum up the majority of these comments as saying “Ha! You can’t plan for birth. That baby is going to do what it wants and you don’t get a say.” But that’s just not true. At all.
Do you find yourself saying “But they don’t need anymore toys for Christmas!” Just like I do each year? We’ll this new tradition might be worth looking into! It’s called Santa’s Toy Bag and basically, you just fill a bag up with toys that your children no longer need and send it off to Santa’s workshop where he and the elves can spruce them up and give them to other children!