Updated on June 27, 2016
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Have you seen the look? You know, the look. The look of sheer horror when someone discovers you use cloth diapers? I’m not talking about the look of “oh my goodness we just became BFFs” when you tell this tidbit of information to a new found cloth diapering mama. No no. I’m talking about the look you get when someone who has never seen a modern cloth diaper finds out you use cloth. I think the best version of this look was thrown at me by a flight attendant on a West Jet flight back in August of 2015. She was giving us the low down on flying with an infant (even though we’d done it multiple times before), and then she pulled out this plastic bag and asked me to put any dirty diapers into it before we threw them in the garbage. I said, “I don’t need that, we use cloth diapers.” I’ve never seen so much confusion and horror flash across someone’s face in an instant like that. I get it. She’d probably never seen a modern cloth diaper, and yet she probably had all kinds of assumptions about them. She probably had a lot of the same assumptions about cloth diapers that my own relatives had before they saw our diapers in action. Not only did people tell me that they’d placed bets with their child-free friends about how long we’d last using cloth diapers, but they also told me all the reasons that cloth diapering was “choosing the wrong path”. I kid you not. I’ve decided it’s high time I write up a post with the most common assumptions non-cloth diaperers have about cloth diapering, and reveal the hard truth about cloth diapers. Read More
Updated on June 20, 2016
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If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you probably have figured out that I’m Canadian. Hey, if you didn’t know that, now you do! This little fun fact about me explains why I have soft spot for Canadian made products. I love supporting local businesses whenever I can, but what I love even more is supporting Canadian companies that opt to keep their manufacturing right here at home. Omaïki is precisely one such company! Omaïki is a cloth diaper brand based out of la belle province (that’s Quebec) that has been making cloth diapers since 2007. Now I’ve been in the cloth diaper world since 2012, and had yet to try an Omaïki cloth diaper. Blasphemy, I know. All that has finally changed and I’m ready to dish the dirt on the Omaïki AIÖ (that’s Omaïki’s cute name for their all-in-one, note that lovely umlaut). Find out what I really think about this Canadian made cloth diaper creation!
Updated on June 19, 2016
Welcome to the Backyard Fun Giveaway Hop!
This month MamatheFox and On Honeysuckle Hill are happy to provide you with another super fun giveaway hop. At each stop in this giveaway hop you will find prizes galore and most with daily entries. Be sure to bookmark this page so you can come back and enter them all again another day to increase you chances of winning. Be sure to visit MamatheFox and enter the Grand Prize giveaway for a basket of pasta and sauces from The Blonde Italian, mustard from The Mustard Man and a Total Tomato Set from Kuhn Rikon.
I received this item at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
This whole mom thing is a lot. It’s a lot of days, it’s a lot of love, it’s a lot of tears, it’s a lot of firsts, and it’s a lot of lasts. From their first cry to their first smile, the first time they roll to their first steps, their first latch to the last time they want to nurse, there are so many moments that are both incredible and joyous, but also so many moments that are bittersweet and hard to hold on to. Of course you’ll take pictures and videos, create a photostream so family far away can follow baby’s development, but these are all moments in time. Snapshots of an instant as it passes by. As moms, we celebrate the milestones all while knowing full well that it’s something that will never come again for the first (or the last) time. Sad as that may be, it’s just part of raising babies! Have you ever considered creating a tangible memory? Something from your journey through motherhood that you can hold onto? You might be surprised to learn that it’s absolutely possible to have a piece of the earliest days of motherhood to carry with you always. Monique of Blessed Grove Keepsakes does just that! Based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Monique has been making keepsake jewelry for years, giving mom something tangible to carry a moment of their motherhood journey with them every day. Read More
Updated on June 16, 2016
Just last week The Heir took a nap in the middle of the afternoon. Now this may not seem like a noteworthy occurrence, but since he hasn’t actually been taking a regular nap since way back in November, it was definitely out of the ordinary. When he finally woke up from his lengthy nap on the sofa, I asked him what he was dreaming about. These days, The Heir dreams about one of two things: preschool and superheroes. This time, he was dreaming about superheroes. Talking to The Heir about his dreams is something I do fairly often. At the end of every day when King Dad finishes reading stories to The Heir, I come into his room for my goodnight hug and kiss. It’s then that The Heir shares his favourite parts of his day with me and we talk about the things to come. Read More