My Experience With An Onbuhimo

November 27, 2017

An onbuhimo is a traditional Japanese style waistless carrier. You can use it for a back or front carry, and it is designed for babies 15-35 pounds who are sitting unassisted. It seems like everywhere I look on social media lately, I’m seeing more and more about onbuhimos! I hadn’t heard of this kind of carrier until Sakura Bloom came…

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Feeding A Family

November 24, 2017

I’ve always had an interest in trying to find the best sources of food. I have tried to prioritize the quality of the meat we consume and part of how I do this is by eating less meat, but spending the same amount on it. I particularly enjoy Primal Pastures. They are based in Temecula, CA & are vey dedicated…

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Clogged Ducts

November 22, 2017

Oof. Send help! Dealing with another clogged duct over here. This is the fifth clog we’ve had, so at least I don’t panic when I realize what’s happening. Clogged ducts are super common for breastfeeding mamas. They happen when milk isn’t removed often enough, or if you wear restrictive clothing. In this case, I think it was from Grace. She…

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Daylight Saving Time

November 6, 2017

WHY is this even a thing we still observe? I was never a fan of Daylight Saving Time, but now that I’m a parent… forced to wake up an hour earlier with my already early rising baby?   This is torturous! Getting up at 5AM and Grace fortuitously chose to stop loving her activity center, so I’ve been keeping her…

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Teeth

November 4, 2017

Oh, the joys of teething! Grace has just popped out her SIXTH tooth. It coincided with the 9 month sleep regression so car rides have been positively torturous for all involved parties. We’ve been doing our best to stay close to home and walk rather than drive whenever possible. She’s been fighting sleep in all forms, and biting me regularly…

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So, You Want A Natural Birth.

November 2, 2017

First thing to clarify is what do you mean by natural? If you mean a non-medicated, vaginal birth then you have come to the right place! I should start by saying that I am in no way an expert on the topic! You should definitely talk to a birth professional before you make any big decisions. I’m just a woman…

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