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Tricks of the trade

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Tricks of the trade

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10 Things You Should NEVER Ever Do to Cloth Diapers

Best friends who aren't local? Not uncommon in the Internet age! Voila! Baby Shower by Mail.

The next time you boil a dozen eggs, save the water and pour it on your garden and plants.  The water becomes enriched with calcium when the eggs are cooked.

"Cream of something" soup: To substitute for the preservative-laden 'can of cream of ______ soup' recipe items!

How to properly set a buffet table! Who knew?

When your dishwasher doesn't clean well, a simple cleaning often solves the problem.

10 pictures to take on baby's first day.

Turn your ultrasound into art work for your baby room.

Put leaves in baking soda and water until they become translucent. Put in a picture frame. An elementary-aged child could easily collaborate with or be supervised by a parent to do this!

Baby Food Pops... Natural popsicles for teething babies!

Baby Sign Language - Quick Reference Guide

Here's how us adults can practice waiting to give our children more time to tell us what's on their minds.

finding joy: dear moms with little babies - a letter to new moms.

Helpful house hacks: ultimate tricks of the trade!

Bench Bookcase!

Following graduation a father handed his daughter a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Dr Seuss in it. At first she just smiled and said that she loved that book. But he told her "No, open it up." ...On the first page she saw a short paragraph written by her kindergarten teacher. He told her "Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach and principal to write a little something about you inside this book."

  • Corrin Aguillard
    Corrin Aguillard

    I started this for David last year. I went to all his past teachers and got them to sign :)

Food Storage

Timeline of a Breastfed Baby. This should be included in every woman's "going home" packet--sometimes mothers who really want to breastfeed give up because they don't know that certain patterns are normal and will pass!

  • Jill Crawford
    Jill Crawford

    This has helped my sooo much. Now I have faith in myself to successfully breastfeed

This bestselling book details how parenting young children impacts marriage. Bottom line: parenting can be really tough on your relationship. With lots of humor, compassion and practical advice this book shows you how to keep your marriage strong after the baby bomb hits.

GOOD to know! I'm notoriously hard on canvas shoes.


Spray paint through lace!

"My Fridge Food" is AMAZING. You check off what you have on hand and it proposes recipes. You can even filter the results by calories, which ingredients you want to use, etc.

What 5,000 disposable diapers per child looks like.

How to clean your stove's exhaust fan filter. Truly disgusting to see all the grease come off it!!! But works wonderfully well!!!