Medicine Cupboard Organization

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  Medicine Cupboard Cleanout! Empty the area one item at a time. Check the expiry of each item; toss any that have expired. {A google search revealed several sites that suggest that flushing isn’t a good idea.} Group like items together. Wash out the area. Find appropriate containers or baskets that work for the area. […]

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Postnatal Healing Herbal Bath

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photo adapted from jessica.diamond After birth, at minimum your perineum is sore and chances are, you may have some minor tearing. A soothing herbal bath is great for promoting healing and also good for helping baby’s cord stump to heal. The Hamilton Midwives’ website has the recipe but I simply went to the drug store […]

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Prepare for a Home Birth #2 – Set Up

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photo adapted from jessica.diamond Considerations for Setting Up: So you’ve gathered all your supplies. Good job! Before you begin to set up, you’ll want to decide where you will labor. {Note: I’m not a doctor, or any sort of medical professional or birth expert. I’m simply sharing what works for me.} There are three main […]

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Choosing a Home Birth

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photo adapted from jessica.diamond Is it Safe?!? Choosing a home birth is not just for the brave. or the insane. It’s not really even that radical of an idea; though society would have us believe that. Prior to the introduction of hospital births 100+/- years ago, home was where you had your baby. Oh, yes […]

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A Lovey for Baby

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photo adapted from jessica.diamond My sister had children quite a few years before me. After watching them all get attached to something {blanket, stuffed animal, quilt etc.} we decided to be a bit pro-active. When I was expecting our first child, we talked about it and decided that our children would have small, square, lovey […]

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Murphy’s Oil Soap to Remove Dry Erase Marker

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Last week Chloe got hold of a dry erase black marker and had a hay-day in her room during nap time. Doors, walls, desk, laundry basket, bathroom and her quilt! A combination of Epicure’s All Purpose Cleaner, a Magic Eraser along with perseverance and her room is cleaned up. The quilt was another story. I […]

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DIY: Easy Art Display Clothesline

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   Wondering how to display artwork in your child’s room without a bulletin board or traditional methods? Why not a clothes line? I saw Work of Art Clips at Land of Nod and thought I’d do my own spin on it. Cheap and Customizable A little string, some embellishments from the buck store or your […]

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Bare Minimum Cleaning

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I remember when my husband and I first looked at the model home before building ours and I said jokingly {but not really joking} that we would have to hire a cleaning lady because of all the tile. The main floor has a lot of it and then there are 4 bathrooms! Un-Maintainable Standards I […]

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Painting the TV Room

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   Doesn’t look like much but these were all over the walls in the corner from a puppet house we had. It was original builder’s paint and even the finger smudges around the lightswitch wouldn’t wash! I’m going to paint today! I woke up the other morning and decided that I wanted to paint our […]

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Starting a Basic Blog

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photo by cheetah100 I’ve received numerous emails from friends, family and readers asking questions about starting a blog. Rather than continually typing out emails, I thought I’d turn it into a little post. Let me start by saying that I’m no pro. I don’t know 10% of all there is to know about blogging. I’m […]

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