Mom to Mom: Preschoolers, Math and the Value of a Dollar!

Posted by Becca on 1/20/2015 to Mom Madness
preschool,homeschool,mathMy daughter is five years old, hasn’t started kindergarten yet, and, though she’s learned some basic preschool math, she really has no concept of money yet. For instance: She had a particular dolly that she really, really, wanted. We counted up

Create GIFTS worth giving with these kid-made Christmas gift ideas!

Posted by Becca on 12/15/2014 to Mom Madness
christmas gifts made by kidsIt’s that time again! The time of year when the scent of pine fills your living room, the sound of Christmas carols fills your ears, and your floors and tables are filled with tape, wrapping paper, and brown paper packages!

Mom to Mom: My TWO Different Yet Beautiful Births

Posted by Becca on 9/30/2014 to Mom Madness
water birthIn a couple of weeks, I will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the day I became a Mom: in other words, my daughter’s fifth birthday. As usual, I’ll spend the day reminiscing about the precious details of the day she was born. The night before, I’ll

If kids could write the rules for their moms.

Posted by Becca on 9/4/2014 to Mom Madness
If kids could write the rules for their moms, what do you think they'd be?

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TWENTY great uses for Coconut Oil

Posted by Julie on 8/28/2014 to Green Living
coconut oilThe use of coconut oil has become a popular trend in the health food and medical industry over the last few years. Derived, as you would imagine, from mature coconuts, this so-called “miracle cure-all” is high in saturated fat but does not contain cholesterol. Reported health benefits

Frugal Parenting: 15 FREE Toys You Already Have at Home

Posted by Becca on 7/26/2014 to Green Living
free toysI don’t know how many times I’ve heard myself and other parents say: “I don’t know why I buy him toys. He’s just as happy with the cardboard box!” When my son was teething, I bought all sorts of organic, wooden, rubber, wool, and other all natural teethers, but he was happier chewing on canning rings or an empty potato chip bag. My

Mom to Mom Monday: Hand Expressing Breastmilk

Posted by Becca on 2/3/2014 to Breast Feeding
breastmilk,hand expressionI was afraid it would happen one day. It happened before, years ago, but I’d been vigilant this time. I had a routine this time. Still, it happened again. I forgot a crucial part of my breast pump. I sat at my desk at school with only just the time necessary to pump the

Amber Teething Jewelry, Does it really work?

Posted by Julie on 1/23/2014 to Family Focus
baltic amber teething, teething remedyI never used Baltic amber with my daughter. I considered it, but I just never got around to it. Also, I wasn’t convinced it wasn’t some weird, hippy superstition thing. She never seemed to need it either, now that I think of it. Her first teeth came in at around nine months of age and they came slowly and without too much drama. I think that by the time

Gift Shopping for All Natural Parents, What can you buy?

Posted by Becca on 1/14/2014 to Green Living
babyHave you noticed that there are two types of parents when it comes to baby gear?

There’s the mainstream parent who uses Johnson & Johnson products and has a changing table full of disposables and a room full of plastic toys, and there’s the all natural

Tips For Treating Eczema Naturally

Posted by Becca on 1/7/2014 to Green Living
coconut oil,eczema,baby,treatmentSensitive skin runs in my family. When I was a little girl, my skin cracked and burned painfully every time the cold, New England winters would make their way back around again. I lived on Chap Stick, petroleum jelly, and lotions of any and every kind. Now, both my babies suffer from some type of sensitive skin, having unfortunately inherited my skin (Read more...)
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