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How How to Keep Spiders Out – Naturally

Yesterday I actually screamed a little….like a girl. I was a bit embarrassed and ashamed. I was about to walk into the bathroom and saw this giant, life size, man eating spider in the corner of the hallway. Okay, so … Continue reading

Big Big Sister / Big Brother Gift Bags

When we found out we were pregnant with baby #3, I knew I wanted to do something special for Maggie and Charlie to help them celebrate the new baby, although I think they would be just as happy to hug … Continue reading

A A Fun Freebie from eMeals!

 *Affiliate Links may be included.*   I found a really fun freebie for you guys this week! As many of you know, I LOVE eMeals! eMeals is a meal planning service that sends you a weekly list of recipes including … Continue reading

Books Books We Love: National Geographic Kids Halloween

I love this book, and so does Maggie.  There is actually one page where there are dogs in costumes and she had to get down from the couch and go show it to Lady Jane, the dog.  It was so … Continue reading

Mia Mia Tui Ella Bag #Giveaway

Welcome to the Mia Tui Ella Bag Giveaway Hosted by Miss FrugalMommy & Sponsored by Mia Tui About Mia Tui Mia Tui was born in 2010 after I’d spent years searching for the perfect bag that would suit my busy … Continue reading

Cloth Diapers

What What Do I Need to Cloth Diaper a Newborn?

Cloth diapering a newborn doesn't have to be difficult. You will likely need more cloth diapers than you would with an older infant / toddler. Why waste money on disposable diapers when you can start saving money right from the start? The cost of buying a newborn stash doesn't have to be overwhelming, and many of the things you will buy can be used as your baby grows. So, what do I need to cloth diaper a newborn, you may be wondering. Well, here you go. Continue reading

Sneak Sneak peek for a #clothdiaper event that will rock your week!

Something NEW and EXCITING has hit the cloth diaper community, and we are celebrating with a huge cloth diaper giveaway!, the ultimate source of consumer reviews for cloth diapers, has just made its debut. To kick start the launch … Continue reading

Budget Budget Cloth Diapers: AI2 + {Buttons Cloth Diaper Review}

*Disclosure:  I received the products below for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.*   I am so excited to kick off the budget cloth diaper series.  After listening to multiple friends talk about how they wanted … Continue reading

What What is charcoal bamboo + {Rock-a-Bums cloth diaper review}

*Disclosure:  I received the product mentioned for the purpose of this review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions are 100% my own.* Ever since first hearing about charcoal bamboo fabric in cloth diapers, I wanted to know more, because, … Continue reading

Choosing Choosing a one size diaper for newborns + Rarpz review

*Disclosure:  I received compensation in the form of products for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   When I was pregnant with Charlie, we knew we would use newborn diapers.  John worried a lot about … Continue reading

Moraki Moraki Diaper review & All in One cloth diapers explained

*Disclosure:  I received compensation in exchange for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   All in One Cloth Diapers may be the easiest style of cloth diapers to use, whether as a parent, child care, grandparents or even … Continue reading

Tips Tips for washing cloth diapers in hard water

Whenever I ask cloth diapering parents what their biggest struggle is, the answer is generally a nighttime diaper solution or a good wash routine.  When I started using cloth diapers, I went into it really naive and just assumed it … Continue reading

Take Take the “What is your diaper style” quiz {+review}

What is your diaper style?  Pocket diaper?  All in one?  All in two?  Find out what the diaper quiz says about your diaper style. Do you need fast drying times? Do you love matching inserts to diapers? Do you need … Continue reading

Hybrid Fitted Cloth Diapers explained Explaining hybrid fitted nighttime cloth diapers #FluffyXmas

You may have missed it {okay, I highly doubt that} , but I love fitted diapers.  I would love if my entire stash was made up of fitted diapers.  Having a boy has taught me the necessity of having nighttime … Continue reading

Even Even baby’s bum is ahead of the game with Smart Bottoms #FreshFluff

*I received the product mentioned below for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.*   After using pocket diapers for the better part of the last almost 3 years, I have developed a love for AIO’s … Continue reading

Autumn Autumn AMP Cloth diaper Giveaway

Welcome to the Autumn AMP Giveaway hosted by The Parenting Patch and co-hosted by Hackanator, A Sensible Momma, Leettle Baby, Cloth Diaper Guru, My Cloth Diaper Stash, Conservamom, Cloth Diaper Addicts, and Thinking About Cloth Diapers. In honor of the … Continue reading

Brighten Brighten babys day with Glow Bug Cloth Diapers

*I may have received free product for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are 100% my own.* Starting out our venture in cloth diapers, pocket diapers seemed to be the easiest, most popular choice, and from what I can … Continue reading


What What to Do With Expired Car Seats + Combi Shuttle Infant Car Seat Review

I will start with the base because you will probably be installing it in the car right away. I absolutely love that everything you could need to know to install the base is clearly marked in both english and spanish, making it easy and fast to install the Combi Shuttle car seat. Continue reading

5 5 Things to Know When Buying a Nursing Bra

There are two main styles of nursing bras, clip down and pull aside. The clip down bras tend to offer more support. Hotmilk Lingerie bras feature a one handed clip that you can release to feed your baby. Continue reading

6 6 Non-Toy Gifts for 2 Year Olds

Let's face it, our children don't need every single toy out there, but people love to give fun gifts to kids. Continue reading

5 5 Simple Tips to Make Your Dishwasher More Effective

I have always pre-washed my dishes. I was raised to do that since we have always had a septic tank. Cascade Platinum wanted me to leave my nasty, dirty dishes sit for 24 hours and then just load them straight into the dishwasher, no pre-washing at all. Continue reading

5 5 Easy Ways to Stay Active During Pregnancy

*Disclosure:  I received complimentary products for the purpose of this post.  All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.*   I know there are days during pregnancy where the thought of standing up seems like too much.  Getting a workout … Continue reading

Innovation Innovation Meets #Babywearing + 10 Reasons to Babywear

If I said 9 ways to use this one baby carrier, would I have your undivided attention? It's true, that is what HIPSTER is all about. I promise, this carrier is like nothing you have ever seen before. For the first few minutes after it arrived, I wasn't so sure because there were pieces. I've never seen that with a baby carrier. But, I touched it and played with it for a few minutes like a new toy and I realized how simple and awesome this carrier really was. Continue reading

Tuesday's Toddler Tales

A A fun Labor Day weekend {+Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

Happy Labor Day!  We spent the weekend up at the cabin and had quite a bit of fun.  We went to the beach, played some bean bags, did some fishing, played a lot of cards, jumped on the trampoline, played … Continue reading

A A Growing Faith + some fun toddler prayers {+Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

Our faith has always been important to us, and it was a no brainer that we would begin teaching our children about it from the start.  Since I use to work in a church teaching, I already had some ideas … Continue reading

And And the parent of the year award goes to me because…..

Every so often, I find myself calling my friend Katie in Ohio to share the latest and greatest in parenting.  It may just be something like I turned around quickly and sent a kid down to the ground, them erupting … Continue reading

Calling Calling all sports fans {+ Tuesday’s Toddler Tales}

Around here, this mama gets pretty excited about football.  Especially our beloved Green Bay Packers.  I can’t wait to cheer them on every week and hopefully come away with a win.  The kids, well, they are pretty good fans themselves, … Continue reading

Dining Dining out with Toddlers

If you think I’m crazy, as many people do, just for attempting to eat out with toddlers, that’s okay.  I am a little crazy, hehe, but I don’t mind having to eat out with the kids.  We eat out way … Continue reading

Do Do you have a picky eater? {Tuesday’s Toddler Tales linky}

I hear it a lot, my child is picky, my child will only eat xxxx and oooo.  They won’t try anything new, they won’t eat what I cook so I make them something different.  There are a lot of picky … Continue reading