Archive for September 2014

When you’re sick…

…and you’re a mom, don’t expect to get that “rest” they tell you is so important! After having a tickle in my throat at the beginning of a long travel day of airports and planes and foolishly not having my preventative remedies (including essential oils) with me, my body gave into a nasty cold. But, […]


D’s Journey, Part 6 – Intestinal Rehab

We last left off with D recovering from the reconnection surgery. He had lost a lot of intestines, and the surgeons told us he had 65cm left (the average for babies is 300cm). This put him at risk for “short gut syndrome” but the NICU doctors told me that the number didn’t matter as much […]

lunch boxes for kids

20 Best Lunchboxes for Kids

I’ve been packing lunches pretty much daily for the past 4 years, and I’ve tried a lot of lunchboxes over the years as the kids have gotten older and their needs have changed. There are so many options out there nowadays, but it can be difficult to figure out exactly what fits your needs until […]

Eczema, allergies, and what’s worked for our family

I don’t know exactly how or why this happened, but in the past few years our entire family has unfortunately been forced to become experts on dealing with eczema and allergies. Our oldest daughter HJ has definitely had it the worst, suffering from constant eczema since she was an infant, seasonal allergies, and food allergies […]


Gift for the new Big Sister

As Little Deer grows closer and closer towards becoming a big sister, I’ve been thinking more about getting her a big sister present from the new baby. She’ll be just shy of 22 months old when her little sister is born, so she’s still pretty young and oblivious to it all. I posed a question […]

zucchini blueberry crumble muffins

Zucchini-Blueberry Crumble Muffins

Here in my neck of the woods, summer is over in a big way. It’s fall, for sure, and with the change in seasons comes a change in the vegetables available at the farmer’s market. Pencil-length cooking zucchini morph into giant, oblong zucchini-squash: the kind bigger than Little Oats. So, loaded down with zucchini, and […]

Flashback Friday – Oct 2011

These posts are back from when we first launched and I was the only person blogging! Prenatal Appointment Timeline (checklist) Postpartum Pain Relief (checklist) Hospital Goodies (checklist) What to Buy for a Second Baby (checklist) Maternity Clothing Stores Breastfeeding Gear (guide) Sleep Sacks (guide) Clogged Milk Ducts and How to Treat Them Pumping Up the […]

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