Homemade Teething Oil and Other Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

Homemade Teething Oil and Other Natural Teething Pain Remedies for Babies and Toddlers

If you’re looking for natural alternatives to acetaminophen for teething pain in babies and toddlers, you’ve come to the right place! I’m sharing a homemade teething oil and all my other favorite, go-to natural teething pain remedies. A friend asked me the other day what I use for teething pain and I realized I had […]

Reader Parenting Tips for New Moms and Dads

My Merry Messy Life: Advice from Real People for New Parents

I’ve always said being a first-time parent is like sleep walking – you have no idea where you’re going, what’s coming next or can even see straight as you bump and trip over things. It ain’t easy! You can read all the books in the world and so-called expert advice, but sometimes it means squat […]

A Mama’s Guide to Breastfeeding Essentials

My Breastfeeding Essentials Guide for New Moms

Isn’t it amazing how such tiny people require so much STUFF? At least, the bigger they get the less stuff they require, but it’s much more expensive stuff. If you are pregnant and planning to nurse your baby, here is my recommended list of must-have stuff to survive and make breastfeeding a little easier. Just […]

A Mama’s Buying Guide to Newborn Baby Gear Essentials

A Mamas Guide to Baby Gear Essentials

If you were like me when I was pregnant with my first, I was totally overwhelmed with what I needed to buy for the creature that was making my belly quite round (not to mention a few other parts!). Reading through review after review made me go cross-eyed and I found that what I really wanted and […]

Our Gender Reveal Party and Baby Announcement!

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Are you dying to know yet? I know I was this morning – we had our sonogram (see the 3-d pics here!) two days ago so I was ready to find out today. We had an awful night last night with the boys – let’s just say, their room STUNK. I will not be feeding […]

Homemade Moisturizing Baby Shampoo and Body Wash Recipe {free printable label}

Natural Moisturizing Baby Shampoo with Dr. Bronner's

A super simple and gentle shampoo and body wash for babies and even adults. I use this same formula as my body wash, too! It is non-toxic, sulfate and paraben free, and gentle on that brand new skin. To get a shampoo like this in the store, you’d have to pay a good $10 or […]

My Almost-Natural, Quite Traumatic Birth Story

My Almost-Natural, Quite Traumatic Birth Story

As we prepare to welcome our third baby into our family, it seems timely to write about my first labor and birth story. When we got pregnant with Gabriel I never imagined I would live to experience the kind of labor and delivery story I’m about to share with you. It was extremely long, emotional, […]

Crochet Baby Cocoon – free crochet pattern and tutorial

Crochet Baby Cocoon Free Pattern with Organic Cotton Yarn in Green and Cream

Here is a pattern for an uber-soft, ribbed, organic cotton baby cocoon that I made. I chose to make this one differently than most of the patterns you’ll see. Most are made like a very long, upside-down hat. This one is made as a rectangle, sewn together, then crochet the base on at the end. […]

Easy DIY Nursery Wall Art {free tutorial}

My Merry Messy Life: Nursery Wall Art DIY

While I was eight months pregnant with squirt blossom, Grayson, my husband took Gabriel to see his parents for a week (I was too preggo to travel). It was fantastic – I had a WHOLE week to myself! I went to town decorating Grayson’s nursery – sewing, cutting, and painting. I love simple, cheap decorating […]

Homemade Diaper Rash Cream – Natural & Non-Toxic

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Here is one homemade diaper rash cream that seriously works – and it’s 100% all natural, organic and pure luxury for sweet little bums. I have always been a huge fan of Desitin, well, since becoming a parent three years ago, that is. That stuff just plain WORKS. We started off using Boudreaux’s Butt Paste, but […]