It has taken a lot of learning and intentionality on my end to teach them to correctly identify different parts of nature. But I believe it is one of the greatest practices we've established, because by knowing nature by name and identifying nature together, we've all fostered a deep love for it.
You're tired of dealing with diapers. The cost, the mess, the time. But are you ready to try potty training? That's another question entirely. The reality is: potty training is hard. At least, it is when you follow conventional practices. But it wasn't hard for us. Let me tell you about our experience with Slow and Steady Potty Training. I'll tell you what we did (and didn't do) to potty train our two kids before they turned two-and-a-half with minimal stress, zero power struggles, and positive results.
I had fiercely judged mothers of breastfeeding toddlers, mothers who co-slept with their children, the ones who seemed to make their child the center of their universe. I labeled them as indulgent, compromising, and foolish. Yet that was the mother I had become.
Every family ought to have a living books library: a collection of high-quality, beloved texts that make the reader feel more alive. A living books library will serve a family well over the years, nurturing a love of reading and developing the intimacy that comes from sharing stories and ideas together. This post will explain what a living book is, why you ought to have a living books library, and tips on how to build one that your family will love for years to come.
So you’re interested in delving into the world of cloth diapering! Good for you. We began our journey with bumGenius cloth diapers just over four years ago, and I’m so glad we did! I did a lot of research before we sprang for cloth, and I heard a lot of positive reviews for bumGenius diapers. Even though they were more expensive than some of the brands, I thought they sounded awesome. Made by Cotton Babies, they are soft, cute diapers that adjust so the same diaper can fit an 8-pound baby and a 35-pound toddler. And boy, do they last. We have used ours every day for four years and…