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Earth Day: Be Bee Friendly and Protect Your Kids

It’s Earth Day! And even though you didn’t recycle that milk jug with the “solidified milk” inside, you can still potentially redeem yourself in the land of eco-karma by being a bee friendly citizen. I am sure you have heard there is a global crisis about the declining bee population. This issue is important for […]

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Beginners Guide to Backyard Chickens

We raised our first chicks about 6-years-ago after buying our first home. It had an adorable old shed that would quickly and easily translate into a chicken coop for the babes we picked out just before Easter, cause what’s better than fuzzy chicks at Easter!? We researched the breeds and needs of our chicks-to-be to […]

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Reopening the Breastaurant | DMMB

The Grand Re-Opening of the Breastaurant {and why I’m not excited about it}

It’s true, after an almost 4-year hiatus, my very own Breastaurant is set to re-open this month. I’ll likely be hosting a soft opening sometime in the next week. And while I have no doubt the Breastaurant will be busy and well-liked by its number one customer, I’m not excited about it. I have not […]

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The Surprising Reason I Chose an Un-medicated Birth

I’ve never been a fan of the term “natural childbirth.” It insinuates that any woman who has a baby with the aid of an epidural or through a C-section somehow had her baby “unnaturally.” I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to go through unnatural childbirth and this is coming from someone who had both children “naturally.” I […]

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I’m still breastfeeding my toddler… There, I said it.

The secrets out…I’m still breastfeeding my toddler. You might be rolling your eyes, automatically logging me into to the categories of crunchy, hippy, or helicopter parent, I mean, I probably would have 5-years-ago, too. Let me start by saying that I didn’t know I’d still be nursing, and if you’d told me before I had a […]

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How Does Your Garden Grow: Tips for Gardening with Kids

Before we had our son, my husband and I had our cats, our pup, and our garden. We’d spend evenings in the yard grilling, feeding the chickens scraps from the table, watering, and tediously weeding the garden beds we had planted together. The smell of the soil, the feel of it on my skin, the satisfaction […]

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Bribing

Bribing as a Parenting Tool (aka: Sanity Saver)

I believe in bribing as an effective parenting tool. Yep, I said it. You may be more comfortable with the word “incentive” and that’s fine. Same approach. Same effect. I sometimes bribe my kids. Well, really just my 3-year-old. My 1-year-old isn’t quite in the phase of fiercely exerting his independence, thrusting me into toddler […]

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Encourage More Praise Less

Encourage More and Praise Less

Let’s encourage our children more and praise a little less. {There is a difference, and it’s important whether you’re raising a toddler or a teen} Everywhere I go, I hear adults say to children “good job!” or “way to go!” for practically everything they do.  We live in a society where trophies, ribbons, gold stars, […]

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