How Long do You Keep "Old" Baby Clothes & Gear?

This is stressing me out, making me nervous, and getting me excited and a little sad all at once. I have saved almost all of my kids clothes and gear (cloth diapers, baby supplies, etc) in case – or when. or if. – we have another child. Of course, that makes sense to save stuffContinue reading “How Long do You Keep "Old" Baby Clothes & Gear?”

Do You Use the Free Child Care at the Grocery Store?

If you shop at Fred Meyer (or other stores that have free built in day care) do you leave your kids there while you shop?  I never have.  Honestly, I don’t see myself ever doing it. It has never crossed my mind as an option. Not that I think it’s “bad” or anything, I’ve justContinue reading “Do You Use the Free Child Care at the Grocery Store?”

Parenting Choices: Give Your Thoughts or Not Your Business?

I’m curious about something. If you notice that your friend (or even an acquaintance) has their child in an unsafe situation, when do you speak up and say something? When does it become helpful/educational and when does it cross the line as being nosy and butting into someones parenting choices and life? Example’s: A friend has their kidsContinue reading “Parenting Choices: Give Your Thoughts or Not Your Business?”

Questions on Bed Transitions, Gate at Door, and Sleep

I hope you are all having a great Monday! We had a great week with my dad visiting, seeing the huge sea lion at the Seward Sea Life Center, hiking up Exit Glacier, going on a bike ride, running a half marathon, and climbing up Flattop.  I just cried dropping him off at the airport (likeContinue reading “Questions on Bed Transitions, Gate at Door, and Sleep”

Chicken Pox Party: Good Idea or Too Risky?

A pox party defined by Wikipedia:  “A pox party is a party held by parents for the purpose of infecting their children with childhood diseases, most commonly chickenpox, thus acquiring some immunity to the disease.[1] According to the Washington Post, parents who expose their children to the virus in this manner believe that this method is “safer and more effective thanContinue reading “Chicken Pox Party: Good Idea or Too Risky?”