The Ikea Breastfeeding “Celebration” Moms Should Be Ashamed

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Remember that time a mom claimed an Ikea employee called her "disgusting" for breastfeeding in the check-out line at their store? Moms all over the internet had their feathers ruffled. A retaliatory nurse-in was scheduled (retaliatory, because that's the nature of a nurse-in). Ikea stepped up from the outset, taking the matter seriously. They launched an [...]

Pregnancy Update: 3rd Trimester

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How far along: I don't know, a million days? With a million and a half to go? (In reality: I have a little more than two months left. Might as well be FOREVER.) Wearing: Most of my old sweats have given up on me (TRAITORS). I have one pair that is super comfortable. Guess what I'm wearing [...]

Newborn Cloth Diaper Stash: Take One!

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We haven't named the little dude yet, but he is pretty well stocked on places to poop. Go figure. (Actually, we've named him about four times, and nothing sticks for more than a week. Boy names are hard!) Anyway, let's talk diaper stash. Originally, I was planning to do mostly prefolds and covers. Slowly, I've [...]

A Blog Post for the Five-and-Under Set (and their Adults)

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Pull up a chair. Grab your early readers (or your geeky older kids!) and watch the wonderful video that is Neil Gaiman reading Green Eggs and Ham. Really, this is probably the only time you're going to find something on this site meant to be consumed by you AND your child, so go for it! Guaranteed [...]

The Breastfeeding Police

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There are breastfeeding "advocates" out there who've come to love the message more than the moms. They would have you believe that you will never be a good enough mother. Or a good enough advocate. Breastfeed! Do it at any cost, they'll tell you. Don't let an ounce of formula near your precious baby, or you are a failure.  [...]

Do you have to homeschool to be a good parent?

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I need to clear something up after my post on homeschooling. I don't think you have to homeschool to be a good parent or to be responsible with your kid's education. Yes, that's how it's panning out for us, but it's not The One Right Way. The primary issue is being responsible for your kid's education. It's [...]

Where to Buy Cloth Diapers Online: Free Shipping, Rewards, Best Deals!

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Buying cloth diapers can be really overwhelming. I was totally confused the first time someone asked me if I wanted AIOs, fitteds, or pockets. Huh??? And even once you decide which diapers to buy, there's the issue of figuring out where to buy them. The TL;DR of this post goes like this: Here are 4 online cloth diaper [...]

It was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week

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At some point, we will probably think back and assume this couldn't possibly have happened in the span of just one week. It did, so I'm writing a quick blog post about it (more for my memory than anything else). This was one of those weeks where we just laugh. Shit happens, and then it keeps happening, [...]

…and they said I’d need math!

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Take math, they said. You'll need this later in life, they said. And you know what? BITCH, PLEASE. Gimme back my paint brush, ain't nobody got time for algebra.   (I dropped out of Advanced Math and Physics on the first day of my senior year of high school so that I could take art [...]

Stop Saying You “Can’t”

Most of the time when I mention that Ava is homeschooled, I get one of three reactions: 1. Indifference. They don't really care, which is fine. 2. Enthusiasm, perhaps followed by a mention that they homeschool, too, or that they know people who do. 3. Excuses: "That's great for you! I could never do that because [...]

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