My mom has compiled quite an exhaustive collection of homemade household recipes- here is one I'm anxious to try! I've been making my own liquid laundry soap for nearly two years now and love it, but I think I'll try the powdered variation and see how it works. Let me know if you decide to make ... Read More about Homemade Powdered Laundry Soap
As a mama with two in cloth diapers, I'm always on the lookout for ways to keep our diapering routine as convenient and user-friendly as possible. I thought I'd share some of the ideas that have worked well for me. Here's tip numero uno: Have a wet bag or two... or three. ... Read More about Keeping Cloth Diapers Convenient: Tip #1
Every birth is amazing and every baby is a miracle. I treasure the precious moments following the birth of each of our three children, but the birth of our son last week- which was our first home birth- was especially amazing. Our first two children were born in a hospital under the care of a ... Read More about Deciding to use a midwife
Here are some pictures my husband snapped of our new baby boy, Mr. K, and me ... Read More about MaMa’s Little Boy
I'm 15 and we just moved to the South. Do adults expect to hear yes sir or yes ma'am when being answered? If so, when do you expect it for SURE? Any examples of when i should? Thanks if you can help, April Hi April! While there's no hard fast rule for saying "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am", ... Read More about Manners Question
Question from a reader: Hi Kristy, I noticed your last post about cloth diapers and thought maybe you could have some tips to share with me. I recently switched, having two babies in diapers, to save money and have so far had a positive experience. Initially I found that it is an ... Read More about Q&A: How do you keep cloth diapers in good condition?
I have a confession to make; this is not an easy one for me, considering I am a die-hard cloth-diapering-mama. But the truth remains, Miss E's diapers have been leaking for, well, months now. At night. Every night. Think wet sheets. Wet jammies. Yes, even wet socks. Eeew. I've been using ... Read More about Keeping little bottoms dry OR Solving leaky cloth diapers
As I mentioned in a previous post, Jeremy and I receive lots of questions regarding our using a midwife. Since this is my third pregnancy and the first time not to use the services of a medical doctor and hospital, many are probably wondering why change now? Here's why. Just for fun, I thought ... Read More about What’s it like to use a midwife?
Herbs are a wonderful source of health, nutrition, prevention and cure before, during and after pregnancy. Although it is by no means exhaustive, I've found the following list to be very helpful regarding herbs to take and avoid during pregnancy. Herbs To Use During Pregnancy Red ... Read More about Taking Herbs During Pregnancy
We are a one milk-drinking-family. This is really no surprise considering the fact that three out four of us are either growing toddlers or a growing mama! Unfortunately, milk is a very expensive habit! We were paying just under $4 a gallon for it here, and that was the cheapest we could ... Read More about Raw Goat’s Milk & A Few Tips for Saving Money on Milk
We've been experiencing quite a taste of winter's chill here in Texas the past week... perfect weather for soup, soup, and more soup! My husband requested broccoli and cheddar soup last week, and this tasty dish was the result. I added some cooked barley to a favorite recipe and, boy, was it ... Read More about Creamy Broccoli, Cheddar & Barley Soup
Since Valentine's Day is just around the corner I thought I share a favorite recipe of my aunts- Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies! My aunt always makes her cookies thick and soft and, boy oh boy, they are delicious! My girls helped me make and decorate a batch for our Valentine's social at church ... Read More about Sweet Treats- Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies