One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know

One Simple Piece of Insight Every New/Soon-to-Be Parent Needs to Know
Whether you’re family planning or about to become a parent the amount of questions you will ask yourself is unremitting. It doesn’t take long as a non-parent to find out what’s in store when you have children. You simply listen to friends who are parents or browse a satirical parenting website that discusses the trials... Read more »

Rage Alert: When Something Wakes You Up & It’s Not Your Baby…

Rage Alert: When Something Wakes You Up & It’s Not Your Baby…
As a parent you endure a multitude of moments that challenge you both physically and psychologically. Parenting is a test of fortitude, full of unpredictable bumps in the road. For me the most challenging aspect of being a parent is sleep deprivation. Pre-child I was one of those people who swore I can’t function on... Read more »

Perform Random Acts of Kindness (in Your Own Home)

Perform Random Acts of Kindness (in Your Own Home)
There’s world-wide encouragement to perform random acts of kindness towards strangers. For example: hold the elevator door for someone; give a generous tip to an overworked employee; take off your gloves and give them to a stranger in need. The options for spreading kindness amongst strangers are endless. Being a good samaritan and fostering kindness... Read more »
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My 2016 Resolution is "Ditch the Tally"

My 2016 Resolution is "Ditch the Tally"
I’ll abstain from dumping another I want to see these things go away in 2016 post on the internet because they seem negative and bossy. I prefer focusing on accomplishments from the previous year followed by reflecting on goals for self-improvement. Self-improvement is a lifelong process best fostered all year round. However, there is something... Read more »

Quitting Breastfeeding

If you’re contemplating the end of your breastfeeding days there are many elements to consider. For me there was the health of my son, my relationship with my son, and my health. I was absolutely thrilled to be able to breastfeed. Many mommies don’t have the choice for many different reasons. I do feel if it’s... Read more »

Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub

Non Toxic Product of the Month: The Honest Company Sea Salt + Sugar Body Scrub
Body scrubs, especially sugar or salt scrubs, are a fantastic way to soften skin/add moisture. As you’ve seen with previous non-toxic product posts I discuss a product I frequently used prior to giving a shit about the ingredients. My scrub of choice was any Sabon body scrub. I often received them as a gift and... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Tips for a Healthier You: Don’t Beat Yourself Up
When it comes to healthy lifestyle tips don’t be an asshole to yourself is one of the most important. While your establishing any health-related goal there will be trials and tribulations, modifications, and exceptions. No one can abolish unhealthy habits established a lifetime, decade, or a few years ago, overnight. Saying you’ll cut out refined... Read more »

Nate's Top Baby Toys of 2015

Category: Multifaceted. Want a toy you can whip around at people but also destroy quickly & swiftly? Wrapping paper is where it's at. The best kind comes from wrapped presents but you can resort to a roll if that's all that is available.
My son Nate is trendsetting at the young age of nine months. When it comes to toys, he knows his shit. He was generous enough to collaborate with Legumes & Layettes to bring you his list of top toys for 2015. He agreed to participate in compiling a yearly roundup of the top toys in... Read more »

Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe

Why I Make Minimalist Parents Cringe
I always hear other people say things like: “babies don’t need a lot of stuff, just love” or “we don’t need a registry, we have everything we need now!” Um…huh? That would be an amazing philosophy for our checkbook! I know minimalist parenting refers to a lot of different aspects of parenting. For the purpose of this... Read more »
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Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day

Tips for a Healthier You: Avoid a Laundry List of Resolutions Come New Year's Day
Google holiday stress, managing holiday stress or any variation and your computer might crash. The holidays are synonymous with wanting to bang your head against a wall. For most of us it’s a love hate relationship: you cannot wait for the holiday season to begin and suddenly you’re thrilled when it’s over! It’s easy to... Read more »