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Why we didn’t circumcise

In America in 2006, a little over half of all boys were circumcised and in the Western states, where we live, only a third were.  We didn’t circumcise our son because when I questioned why we would cut some skin off his penis, I couldn’t think of one good reason.  I just couldn’t help but [...]

Inexpensive, easily found BPA-free sippy cups

I wrote this piece on my search for the perfect sippy cup only to realize that the “cheap plastic sippy cups” (Take & Toss cups) I refer to are made of the safe #5 plastic.  They are inexpensive, found at any major retailer, and are BPA, DEHA, and phthalate free!  Born Free cups are currently [...]

Controlling the Crap Tsunami OR Great Birthday Gifts for Kids

Today I completed a project that’s been hanging over my head for a long time: cleaning and organizing my almost 4 year old’s room.  Not just putting things away, but throwing out broken toys, loner socks, and packing away clothes she’s outgrown.  It was quite a day!

It is really amazing how much stuff she [...]

Breastfeeding & Flu Update with an eBay Listing Bonus!

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about how I was recovering from the flu and tandem nursing my almost 4 year old daughter & 3 month old son so they wouldn’t get sick.  I wondered if my kids would get this awful flu.

Well, it’s been 2 1/2 weeks since I got sick and while [...]

Won’t be Flying on United Airlines Again Anytime Soon

I’ve had the opportunity to fly with children cross-country twice this year, once on Northwest and once on United.

Northwest offers early boarding for those traveling with small children which was so great as I was traveling by myself with my 2 month old baby.  It was so nice to be able to board the [...]