Weaning My Toddler

Weaning My Toddler

+J.M.J.+ Zelie is 28 months old and she is now weaned. I can't believe I'm typing this, because just a few weeks ago on social media I shared a photo of her saying how we were on the downhill slope, but that I was "sure we have at least a few months of breastfeeding left." [...]

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Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads 101

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads 101

+J.M.J.+ I haven't bought disposable menstrual pads for 2.5 years now (well, aside from one package to use while traveling without access to laundry). I asked on social media for your questions on reusable pads, and I'm ready to answer them and give you the 4-11 on this super easy to care for, better for [...]

My Favorite Babywearing Carriers

My Favorite Babywearing Carriers

+J.M.J.+ Second only to nursing, babywearing has been the most life-changing help in parenting for me thus far. Truly, I don't know how we would be able to function without it sometimes, and that isn't hyperbole. From grocery shopping and errand running with ease, no stroller necessary - And facilitating nap time anytime, anywhere - [...]

To The Mom Belittled For Her Healthy Choices: Your Work Matters

To The Mom Belittled For Her Healthy Choices: Your Work Matters

+J.M.J.+ The crunchy mom is often teased as if we're all stuck up, holier-than-thou snobs who want to put others down for their Happy Meal habits. Sometimes it's perceived as cruel to often deny kids junk food that's so mainstream in our society. Furthering this attitude, there are multiple memes going around online right now that [...]

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

Naturally Dyed Pink Frosting

+J.M.J.+ I mentioned in my post yesterday with resources for St. Valentine's Day our natural dye for our cookies. After all, artificial red dye is usually derived from petroleum, can cause hyperactivity in kids, and is incredibly toxic as you can read about here. It's really easy to naturally get around this using... beets. And no, [...]

Our Easy Night-Weaning Story

Our Easy Night-Weaning Story

+J.M.J.+ Zelie is almost 15 months, and as of last week, she is night weaned! I put the call out on Instagram to see if anyone wanted to know anything specific about our process so I'll explain how we night-wean as I answer your great questions. How Did You Know It Was Time? We do [...]

My Cloth Diaper Stash

My Cloth Diaper Stash

+J.M.J.+ I'm back from my cloth diapering FAQ post earlier this week  to answer all of the questions asked specifically about our diaper stash itself... you know: what brand I use, how many I have, how I store them, what accessories we use, and that big decision: snaps or velcro closures! Let's jump in! Disclosure: [...]

Cloth Diaper FAQ’s

Cloth Diaper FAQ’s

+J.M.J.+ I put the call out on social media for any cloth diapering questions and quite a few rolled in. I'm going to jump right in and answer them, consolidating any really similar queries. A few of you wanted to know more about our diapers themselves and which accessories I recommend, read all about those [...]

My Little Kids Don’t Use Screens. Ever. Here’s Why.

My Little Kids Don’t Use Screens. Ever. Here’s Why.

+J.M.J.+ In this world of Baby Einsteins and Netflix for Kids, Philomena and Zelie have never watched a t.v. show or movie before. They've never played with an interactive book or game on a tablet. They don't know children's digital entertainment exists, and while screens could definitely occupy them during the day, not letting the [...]