everything you need to know about cloth diapering + a GIVEAWAY

Howdy there, friends and Happy Earth Day! Isn’t this planet that we get to call home so beautiful? I am pretty passionate about this place, God’s wonderful creation, and I am a big fan of taking care of it in the best way that I can. If you’ve been around here for awhile you know that I am a self-proclaimed “hippie mom.” One of the ways that I am hippie-ing (that could be a word, okay?) and doing my part to take care of our planet is by cloth diapering my little squishy one’s bum! So, in honour of Earth Day, I have teamed up with Glow Bug Cloth Diapers to bring you all kinds of cloth diapering info annnnnd a GIVEAWAY! Keep on reading for my answers to the most commonly asked cloth diapering questions, my honest review of Glow Bug Cloth Diapers, and to enter the giveaway, of course!

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top 10 things new moms need

Let’s just say that my nesting instincts are strong because from basically the time I peed on a stick to the time Eli was born, I was in full-on baby preparation mode. I researched all the things. Bought all the things. Set up all the things. And now, I am realizing how many of those things proved to be completely irrelevant in the first few newborn months. For example, the crib? What crib? The bassinet? Used it for maaaaybe 6 hours. The stroller? He hated it for the first 4 months. I have, however, compiled a list of ten things that are actual must-haves for any new mom. It may not be your traditional list of “must-haves” but I’m realizing that I’m not that traditional anyways. Mamas to be, take note so you know what to really ask for. Friends and family of mamas to be, take more notes and make a new mama’s day.

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How I became a babywearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, hippie mom

I’m 4 months into parenthood, and two things have become very clear to me… 1. I love that boy more than anything in this world and 2. I am a total hippie mom/attachment parent/whatever you want to call it and I totally didn’t see that coming. Today I am sharing three of the hippie mom parenting trends that I am totes on board with and some reasons why…

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n u r s e r y

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I love decorating but of all the spaces in our home that I have decorated, the process of decorating Eli’s nursery was my absolute favourite. There was just something so special about picking out cute little treasures when I was pregnant and imagining the times we would spend together in his sweet little room. When I was pregnant I loved to go and rock in the rocking chair and focus on the light at the end of the tunnel of pregnancy – rocking my squishy babe in the same place! And then when it happened I literally bawled. Anyways, I thought it would be fun to share his nursery with you guys. Most of the sources are linked at the bottom of the post but I blame pregnancy brain for forgetting where I got some of the things, oops!

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9 sleep deprivation fails (#mombrain)

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Y’all, the sleep deprivation struggle is real. I read somewhere that it’s the equivalent of walking around drunk. All day. Everyday. The last couple of weeks have definitely been lacking in the recommended hours of zzz’s with what may be teething or the 4 month sleep regression. The other night, however, my sweet angel slept for 11 glorious hours so that’s given me enough fuel to get back to blogging and make a list of the silly things that sleep deprivation made me do so I can look back and laugh at myself and try not to take this phase of life too seriously…

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