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!
I forgot to cancel my Free Amazon Prime trial and Something Amazing Happened
So last summer, I signed up for a free trial of Amazon Prime (Canada). It gave me access to special Prime Day deals on a few products that I was interested in, and free two day shipping. So I though, why not? My plan was to cancel after the free trial period was over, and go on with my life. But that’s not what happened.
A Modern Cloth Diaper Delivery Service
Have you ever been curious about cloth diaper delivery? It turns out it is pretty straightforward and cost effective, this day in age, and I’ve asked my local service to write a blog post about it! I know many parents struggle with the idea of using disposables, but can’t commit to washing cloth diapers at home. It turns out, cloth diaper services are a very convenient and affordable alternative!
The day my cloth diapers got trapped inside my Washing Machine
Most cloth diapering moms are attached to their cloth diapers, but some of us take that feeling to the extreme. It’s safe to say that my cloth diapers are not only a hobby, they are an addiction; and I love them deeply! So this morning, when they were trapped in my washing machine, I immediately made it my mission to free them from the clutches of potential doom! I wish I could have seen the look on my husband’s face when I sent my 13 year old to ask: “Mom wants a torque screw driver that will fit a bolt-top…
How to Wash Cloth Diapers
No topic is more discussed among cloth diapering user groups than Washing your Cloth Diapers. This is partly due to washing being the biggest hurdle that families face when choosing to cloth diaper, but also because there is so much controversy over the best way to get it done. Every situation is different and depends on your machine, water hardness and detergent. I recently learned first hand what it meant to deal with “Stinky diapers.” And let me tell you, I now understand why some moms give up on cloth diapers. If you are/planning on washing your cloth diapers at…
In my laundry room: Washing Carriers and Wraps
My baby drools, eats messily, my life is busy and my wheelchair tends to roll over everything I own at one point or another. My carriers are no exception to these rules. So when I noticed my favourite carrier, a woven wrap meh dai, was getting pretty filthy, I knew it was time to act. I headed to the laundry room and started to wash my Fidella Fly Tai this week, and realized afterwards that I had never read any instructions about washing woven wraps and baby carriers. I needed to wash it, and I trust my machine, so I…
A Busy Thanksgiving Weekend, Learning from my Grandmother to Follow my Dreams
I’m back! I apologize for the blog being slow. Things were pretty crazy over on my Facebook Page last week with LOADS of giveaways for International Babywearing Week! I hope you snagged some great stuff! If you didn’t, there’s still TWO carrier giveaways open. Thanksgiving is always a hectic time of year for my family- we have TWO of our three kids born on October 8th which means their birthday almost always falls on Canadian Turkey Day. So of course, my oldest wants a huge Thanksgiving feast for his birthday each year.
I’m Preparing for a Hospital stay, and it sucks
In addition to a physical disability, I have a chronic illness called Crohns Disease. Crohns is a bowel disorder that affects my small intestine and I’ve had surgery for it in the past. There are very unpleasant symptoms, as one would expect from any disease that targets bowels, and they can interfere with my daily life quite a bit. My disease has become so severe that I’m on a disability program because of it. One big hurdle that it often throws at me is hospitalization, and I’m facing that right now.
Cloth Diapering for the Domestically Challenged
When I first told my mom that I was considering cloth diapers, she was shocked. Not because she thought cloth diapers were weird or that poop was gross, but because she knows me- and she knows that I’m kind of a domestic failure. I hate laundry with a passion, so in her mind me using cloth diapers was kind of ridiculous. If you’re thinking the same thing, that cloth diapers couldn’t possibly work for you because you aren’t Mary Poppins, then this post is for you.
15 Summer activities to help your kids appreciate nature
What are your kids doing this Summer? For many of us Summer time with the kids is a time to enjoy the outdoors, the sunshine and if you’re lucky the lake or ocean. As much as kids love Summer holidays, keeping them busy can be a real chore! If you don’t have the luxury of a Summer camp, then it’s up to you as a parent to find things for the youngsters to keep busy with. While I’m a big supporter of free play, and letting my children come up with their own activities without my prompting- there is something…