Children

Fashion Series: Summer, part 2. (Rompers and Maxi Dresses)

Rompers are my second boyfriend. They’re just so comfy and cool, and they are totally IN right now. They’re what I’ll be wearing this summer when I’m not at the pool or going out in my heels and my hubby’s classic ’69 Ford. Actually scratch that. I’ll for sure be wearing them then. Because, what’s… read more

Adoption: An Important Update

This update is long overdue, and honestly, so is my heart in this adoption process. I feel like a pregnant woman about 2 years past her due date at this point. Who knew it takes til kingdom come, to get all the stuff done??? Things were moving along so quickly at the beginning, I gotta… read more

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Eat Their Veggies.

Now that school is out for most of us, it’s time for long days at the park, late nights, and pool parties. Time for bare feet running through the sprinklers, fresh peas out of the garden and all the wonderful things that summer brings. Unfortunately that also means it’s ice cream, hot dog, and popsicle season. Don’t… read more

Hippy Mamas and Heavenly Baby Wipes.

I’ve been wanting to make my own baby wipes since kingdom come. Or at least since I started having babies, five years ago! I remember my Mom making her own (yeah, she was cool like that!) when my youngest siblings were babies. Something about the smell or the feel or the way the lightly scented… read more

The Chaotic. And a Few Things I know.

It’s been a bit chaotic around here. Baby boy’s been squealing from bellyaches, Beanstalk’s been asking “why” and I’ve been jostling and juggling and answering questions. I’ve been chopping veggies, packing lunches, and buttoning up princess dresses with one hand, bouncing baby in the other….Holding and swaddling, explaining and swaying. I’ve been returning phone calls, taking orders, and… read more

On Odorless Poop and Waking up From the Fog.

So you’ve been heavily sedated for over two weeks, inoculated by the deepest love and the strongest bond known to man. And now, slowly but surely, you’re waking up. Slowly but surely, you come out of that euphoria-induced trance of peach fuzz and heaven-scented baby scalp and the innocent little squeaks of a newborn. That intoxication of soft buttery skin and odorless poop and sleepy… read more

Happy Little Finds: Festival Treasures.

I love Sundays. It’s the one day when we are almost always together-just the three of us. The Beanstalk, Huzbun, and Me. Yesterday was no exception. We sorta made a day of it at the New West Fest which took place here in town. I had heard about it a few weeks ago, and thought perhaps it would be fun, but then… read more

Happy Little Finds: Clove Oil for Canker Sores!

I am currently in a bit of a love affair with essential oils. Ok, so. Maybe it’s not quite LOVE, but it’s definitely a “very-strong-like” affair. I have been using them for forever, and recently even more so, since I stumbled upon a brand of pure therapeutic grade oils. Notice, I said PURE! That, to me, means absolutely no toxins or additives, or any of the… read more

Happy Little Finds: A Pile of Pink Clothes.

It’s been a week of piles. Piles of laundry. Piles of needs. Piles of junk building up in the car. Piles of goals to meet and messages to respond to. Piles of frustration and running and plopping into bed every night, exhausted. Piles of spilled milk and inside-out clothes to sort. Piles of problems and reasons… read more