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 […]

Sugar Love Baby Blanket – Free Crochet Pattern

Sugar Love Crochet Baby Blanket - Free Crochet Pattern

A free crochet pattern for a girly and sweet baby blanket that’s textured and fun! As you may know already, I have three kids and they are ALL boys. I love my boys to pieces and wouldn’t trade them for a million girls, BUT I sure do long to buy those girly clothes and crochet […]

Homemade Natural Gripe Water for Colic in Babies

My Merry Messy Life: Homemade Gripe Water for Colic in Babies

Gripe water has always been one of my favorite go-to mama tricks for my babies and its surprisingly easy to make cheaper at home with no worries of high fructose corn syrup. With three breast-fed babies who all had acid-reflux, gripe water has saved my sanity on many a day and long, long, long night. […]

Crochet Star Baby Mobile – Free Patterns

Crochet Star Baby Mobile with free patterns and a tutorial!

There’s this adorable crocheted baby mobile hanging in Griffin’s nursery, and it was so easy and fun to make! Here’s a tutorial and free patterns so you can make it, too. Here’s how I did it: I made 8 large star appliques and 8 mini ones (both of which are free patterns on my blog). […]

Crochet Owl Blanket Lovey – Free Pattern

Crochet Owl Lovey Blanket for a Baby

Here is a super cute pattern for the littlest people in our lives – an owl blanket lovey! I love the pattern for the blanket because it looks like it has little dots all throughout. Each row could be a different color if you’d like a multi-colored blanket, but I kept it to two colors […]

Smarty Pants – Training Pants and Cloth Diaper Review

Affordable Smarty Pants Cloth Diapers Review

I’m always on the look-out for good quality and affordable cloth diapers and they aren’t easy to find. In my Complete Cloth Diapering Guide, I write about several brands I’ve tried already, but I hadn’t tried Smarty Pants brand of both cloth diapers and training pants for toddlers. They have super cute patterns and are […]

Crochet Baby Blanket – Mitered Granny Square

Crochet Mitered Granny Square Baby Blanket

Every new baby needs a special, homemade welcome into the world and this crochet mitered granny square blanket is the perfect pattern! You can use any variety of colors to give it a unique look, making the geometric and graphic pattern really pop. There’s a precious, brand-spankin-new little bundle in our house these days, and I just […]

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 […]

Baby Boy Crochet Hat with Cuff and Pom-Pom – Free Pattern


Making hats for babies, and especially newborns, is so satisfying because they go so quickly and they look precious on those little heads. In anticipation of our third baby boy, I’ve made a layette set that includes this hat, and here is the free crochet pattern so you can enjoy it, too, in preemie and […]