Google+ Google+ Google+

Contemplating Cloth (Part 2)

Spencer in a Happy Heinys cover

By request, Krista is delving into writing about cloth diapering!  Check out Part 1 of her Contemplating Cloth series! Okay, so if I want to start using cloth diapers, what do I really need?  Where do I buy this stuff? You first need to … Continue Reading

Contemplating Cloth (Part 1)

23459_509349738457_157600444_30295691_1502430_n

I have had several people request a post about cloth diapering. I know that our audience is a mixed group of parents who cloth diaper, don't cloth diaper, and those who are curious about cloth. There is no shortage of blog posts about cloth … Continue Reading

My Little Roommates

www.bunk-beds-and-loft-beds.com

Late night games, flashlights and ghost stories, forts and glow in the dark army men. I guess you could say I have a romanticized view of sibling roommates. Possibly because I had a nice experience of rooming together with my older sister until … Continue Reading

Make Me Laugh

prune_juice

My youngest son has some "elimination issues" and we have been experimenting with a few different solutions to help him poo without pain.  This week's method of choice is prune juice.  When our oldest son heard that his little brother was getting … Continue Reading

Restaurant Woes

Fast Food Kid ckforjc @ stock.xchng

My children have finally reached the age (almost 3 and 14 months) where I am starting to believe they are conspiring against me to make all public appearances something of a disaster.  Now, for those of you who have older children and are beginning … Continue Reading

Remember The Puddle!

Remember that story about my 2.5 year old peeing his pants in Wal-Mart a few weeks ago? Yesterday, I took him back to the store to get a few things.  He's really fun to take to the store (when he's not making puddles all over the dairy section) … Continue Reading

Regression Depression

Ever wondered why random "Wet Floor" signs pop up all over Wal-Mart?  Wonder no longer.

"Oh yes, he's potty trained!" The moment those words escaped my lips, I was addicted.  "Diapers? Oh no, we won't be needing those!  He's potty trained!" "He'll let you know if he needs to potty.  He's potty trained, you know!" Fast forward to … Continue Reading

Discipline Discussions – #18

itunesplaydatelogo-17

Parenting Chit Chat and talking about discipline! Books we've read and used Time Outs Defining our discipline styles Our discipline struggles Spanking To spread the word about our show, tell your friends about The Playdate Crashers … Continue Reading

Product Review: Lamaze Books

captaincalamari

Most people know that reading to their children is important.  What many people don't know is that even when your children are babies, they can benefit a great deal from regular reading with their parents.  Even at very young ages, children can learn … Continue Reading

Tutorial: Haircuts At Home

DSC04691

We really need to stop referring to our youngest son as "Baby."  He is almost 14 months old, is walking, and is starting to talk (well, mostly jabber, but you know what I mean).  After he turned one, my husband and I started to start using his name … Continue Reading

On Our Own

185659_513192407717_157600444_30389243_7527434_n

This probably won't be the most upbeat of all my posts, just to give a fair warning.  I'm writing about our Early Intervention evaluation which happened just this afternoon, so I'm still trying to think it through myself. Today, we had a lovely … Continue Reading

Ready to Paci-Wean?

Will throwing his paci away in our overflowing disgusting trash can.

Before I had kids, I swore that my child would never have pacifier still when he was able to talk. I briefly considered taking it away after his first birthday because I knew it would only get harder the longer we waited, but my husband took pity on … Continue Reading

Breastfeeding In The News – #17

itunesplaydatelogo-13

Parenting Chit Chat - Dairy issues, walking toddlers, developmental fears, sleeping, and weaning from the pacifier Congratulations to the new parents and newly expecting parents in the playdate crashers family! We discuss breastfeeding in the … Continue Reading

Change It Up!

CLOTHES PEGS © William Farquhar | Dreamstime.com

It's that time again!  The snow is gone (here, anyway), the days are longer, and it's time to trade in our sweaters for shorts! I should be excited that my littlest one, who is just now really starting to take off walking (at almost 14 months, in … Continue Reading

One Day They’ll Grow Up

PLAYING WITH MAKE-UP © Dreamstime Agency | Dreamstime.com

One day, not so long from now, my kids will be teenagers. That is the thought I had yesterday as my husband and I drove seven high schoolers on a trip for greasy burgers and hiking (great combo, no?).  My husband is a youth minister and while I do … Continue Reading

Amazing Baby Development

sitting up

Most of the time life is so hectic and we are so sleep deprived that we can easily miss out on some of the wonders of child development. I was reflecting today on how awesome the human body is and how babies develop. They go from being totally … Continue Reading

Waiting and Wondering

PASSING TIME © Ben Goode | Dreamstime.com

I haven't said much about what's going on with my oldest son and I still don't want to share everything that's happening, but I'm ready to open up a little more.  So here goes... For about a year, we have been struck by how quickly and naturally … Continue Reading

Oh My.

183104_513169448727_157600444_30388949_6736345_n

A few weeks ago, I was at a used bookstore with Miles (2.5, above) and was looking at books in the Parenting section. He was looking around and telling me all the letters, trying to read words. I heard him say … Continue Reading

Away We Go!

Home

We are driving home from a quick trip to Ohio right now and I'm posting this from my husband's iPhone. My apologies if there are embarrassing errors! We are racing against the clock on our drive home. If all goes well, we will arrive at the same … Continue Reading

Love or Hate? : Backpack Harness

leashkid

Ok, I immediately know how I feel about this one, but I thought it might spark an interesting debate from those who love it. I submit for your consideration the backpack Harness. What do you think? As a dog owner and mother of a toddler you … Continue Reading