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A Beginner’s Guide to Being a Semi-Crunchy Stay at Home Mom

First, I want to make a few things clear about this “Beginner’s Guide” and this blog: Being a stay-at-home mom is a big deal. A huge life changing, earth shaking undertaking. But…
So is being a working mom- just being a mom is a huge life changing, earth shaking undertaking. And while I think this guide may be helpful to any mom, working or not, the focus is on stay-at-home moms because that is what I know best. But please know that know matter what kind of mom you are, (birth, adopted, foster, or whatever) if you are raising tiny humans with tender, loving care, you are awesome and I support you.

My Newest Semi-Crunchy Adventure: Homeschooling my 6th Grader!

So after a crazy, whirlwind of chaos week I am officially a homeschooling mom! That is a sentence I never imagined myself saying, or even being excited about. But it’s true, and I’ll be homeschooling my 6th grader this year and I really am excited! Okay, honestly I’m also waay overwhelmed. This was totally unplanned. …

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Breastfeeding Update: Month 24-25 + My Secret to Breastfeeding for 2+ Years

Holy crap. I did it! Two years of breastfeeding. Two years of nursing bras, sore nipples, doubting myself, doubting my boobs, doubting my sanity, twiddling, tumbling, and sleepless, yet sleepy snuggles. And we are here. My little man turned two this week. I’ll be honest, these last two months haven’t been easy. For a short …

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Breastfeeding Update: Month 22-23 + When Will I Wean?

Guys, I am so excited. Only one more month until that two year mark. That magical number the WHO recommends. This was my ultimate breastfeeding goal. Although, next month I’m sure I’ll be singing a different tune because my baby is turning two! Such mixed emotions. So, what’s new this month? My toddler’s newest breastfeeding …

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Semi-Crunchy Easter 2019 Infant/Toddler Basket Filler Favorites

Easter hasn’t always held a special place in my heart. I love all of our Easter family traditions – I love the big meal and how we cook together and eat together, I love watching my kids color eggs, I love hiding plastic eggs and watching my kids’ faces light up when the eggs are found and opened, and I also love putting together special Easter outfits for my kids (even though my 11 and 15 year old are over this tradition and my toddler prefers to be naked.)
But we don’t necessarily celebrate the religious aspect of Easter (although we have family discussions about it), and I don’t love all the candy and sugar it’s associated with, and I don’t love the pressure society seems to put onto parents about celebrating the arrival of the Easter bunny and filling basket with loads of chocolates, jelly beans, and peeps – the latter of which usually end up in the trash because we all know when there’s a choice between jelly beans, peeps, and chocolate, chocolate will always win.

How to Inspire Your Kid’s Inner Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship in today’s world is so exciting! With the internet, there are so many opportunities out there, and so many ways to start your own business. If you can create content, provide a service, or sell a product, you can start your own business!
So, why not use this as a teaching opportunity for our kids?

Breastfeeding Month 11: Sleepy Snuggles

I started writing this post last night, as I lay on my side in bed with my little dumpling snuggled up in the crook of my arm, and firmly latched onto my boob. My free hand was strategically trying to keep hold of my phone, while tapping out a post with one thumb. I quickly realized that this was not only a bad idea because of how uncomfortable it was, but also because the phone almost slipped out of my hand and onto my baby’s head.

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Breastfeeding Months 18-20 Update + Dealing With a Nipple Twiddler

Breastfeeding a toddler is like trying to fill up a moving car’s gas tank – if the driver of the moving car is a circus clown with a heavy foot, and somehow the car can fly and jump and flip (basically it’s a spaceship), and also if the gas pump is your nipple. Also, also if the circus clown can reach his arm out of the moving car/spaceship to touch and twiddle and pinch your other nipple.

Not the best analogy, but you get the picture. Breastfeeding a toddler isn’t always easy. And this is the stage of toddler breastfeeding my little and I are in – wiggling, squirming, twiddling, and playing.

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