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, [...]

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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. I'm going write about [...]

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 [...]

100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

100 Days of Real Food: On A Budget {New Recipe Included!}

+J.M.J.+ It's here! Lisa Leake has done it again; developing a mouthwatering collection of real food recipes for us to enjoy, this time focusing on clean eating with a budget in mind. Disclosure: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us [...]

The Whole30: What It Is and Why We Are Doing It

The Whole30: What It Is and Why We Are Doing It

+J.M.J.+ The Whole30. It wouldn't surprise me if you've heard of it before, and you'll even see their logo on a few pre-packaged products these days. Some people think it's a radical diet for weight loss, and while many people lose weight on the Whole30, it's designed for a totally different purpose. (In fact, to [...]

Weaned at 3 – A Look at Our Nursing Journey

+J.M.J.+ Philomena turned 3 this past week, and just a few days before that, she weaned. It's been sad knowing she is done, and like I figured would happen when I was musing about nursing my toddler in a wean by one world here, I can't remember our last nursing session, because I didn't know [...]

My Reusable Household Favorites – {Save Money / Reduce Toxins}

+J.M.J.+ Aside from eliminating toxins and harmful chemicals from my home... I like saving money. Conveniently, lots of the glass and cloth things I use around the house help me achieve both of these end goals. Thanks to so many naturally minded consumers and the zero-waste community, a lot of these options are becoming more [...]