Can I tell you guys something real?
I am a mom who has a lot of anxious thoughts postpartum, and being a woman of color adds to my stress. Being a black woman, specifically.
I won’t go into depth because other black women understand and I am not trying to convince anyone else. Continue reading “The trauma of being a black mother”
LB has been at my mom and dads since Friday and I have been going crazy with organizing and cleaning random stuff while Viv naps. Idk if it’s the dopamine from finally being able to accomplish ANYTHING in peace or some kind of hormonal response but i love it 😂
– cleaned out and organized kitchen cabinets
– cleaned out fridge
– helped install our home security system (by help I mean hubby did it then I made him relocate the keypad 😂)
– sorted through a bunch of paperwork
– painted around thermostats and home security keypad
Pics for proof 😂
Continue reading “Nesting with Tarra ? – 5 months postpartum 😆”
Cloth diapering during the day is much different than at night once your baby starts sleeping longer stretches. During the day most cloth mommas change every 2 hours (or whenever the diaper is soiled) so diapers only have to hold that much pee. But no one is waking a baby every 2-3 hours for a diaper change so night time cloth diapers need to be comfortable and absorb a lot.
Vivian is a heavy wetter (she obviously takes in A LOT of milk – just look at her 😂). She has been sleeping 8-10 hours at night since about 8 weeks old. Continue reading “Cloth diapers made easy – night time cloth diapering”
Now we are getting into some advanced cloth diapering stuff, haha. If you’re new to reading here or just looking for the beginning stuff, please check out the basic cloth diaper washing post. And the other cloth diapering made easy posts 😊.
One common problem with cloth diapers is stink. If you’re following a good wash routine, things should be fine. However, one of the main causes of stink is mineral buildup.
Continue reading “Cloth diapers made easy – hard water and stripping diapers”
When I first started cloth diapering I knew I would use disposable wipes. Why not? They aren’t that expensive and I didn’t want to be washing the wipes.
That changed quickly. I noticed that the natural thing to do when I change a diaper is to fold the wipe into the diaper and drop in the bin. I had been gifted some wipes from Thirsties so I gave them a try. I was in love.
Even the stinkiest “would have blown out a disposable” poo only took 1 cloth wipe.
Continue reading “Cloth diapering made easy – cloth wipes”
Whew. Yal, we went on a trip to VA beach. Like every year. But this year we were a party of 5, with kids ages 12, 4 and 4 months.
And we still had a blast! How? Well, here are my tips for planning a family vacay:
Continue reading “Traveling with all these da…rling children”
Today I want to give some info on cloth diaper inserts. Check out the last 2 posts in the series for types of cloth diapers and wash routine info.
Inserts go into pocket diapers and they are the absorbent core. Certain inserts can also be used inside of diaper covers.
There are a few common materials used for inserts – I’ll list these in order of affordability because I do believe cloth diapering should be as cost effective as possible. Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – inserts!”
Alright guys, it’s that time of year that I need a swimsuit. I used to spend time store hopping and trying on things but now I just don’t have time or care that much. Last year, I ordered my new bikinis from Amazon. Honeslty I over order, try them on, and then send the ones I hate back. Last year I kept these three:
Continue reading “It’s swimwear timeeee!”
If yal know me you know I love rompers. Especially ones that could transition from pregnancy to postpartum in a flattering and comfortable way 😊
A bunch of people have asked where I got these 2 in particular from. I keep forgetting to share.
So just so ya know, they’re both from amazon. Here’s a link to the blue one on the left and the yellow one on the right. They both were super cute when I was pregnant, too
Continue reading “Rompers galore”
Disclaimer – I’m not an expert at cloth diapering at all. Only been in it 2 months with Viv (though LB has been using cloth pull ups at night for about 6 months). But here’s my 2 cents on wash routine
Before I knew anything about wash routines I threw LBs cloth pull ups and inserts into a heavy duty wash with some detergent and called it a day. I didn’t have any issues except a slight stink. But that was just a few months, and I need vivs diapers to last years.
So here we are.
There’s a ton of routine advice out there, Continue reading “Cloth Diapering Made Easy – Wash Routine!”