Creative DIY, parenting

Mom’s Toolkit DIY: Emotion Cards

Among my mom friends we often find ourselves uttering the phrase "little people with big emotions". It seems to be not only a term of solidarity but a gentle reminder that the tantrums we find ourselves navigating with our little ones are the result of a barrier in communication. Imagining yourself in a world where not only do you not know what you are feeling but you also can't tell anyone what you are feeling or ask for help. Those strong emotions ultimately manifest in physical actions, and then we as parents get frustrated because those actions are almost always undesired behaviors. So what can we do?

babywearing, pregnancy

Demonstration – Bellywrapping: Sweetheart finish.

Bellywrapping during pregnancy is something that has helped me tremendously in coping with pelvic pressure, lower back pain, and abdominal pains. Though different than belly binding, belly wrapping can be done in a number of ways from functional to stylish. For this pregnancy I began wrapping the baby bump at approximately 24 weeks, much earlier… Continue reading Demonstration – Bellywrapping: Sweetheart finish.

baby, Lifestyle, parenting, pregnancy

Baby on Board

We announced our second little one in early March. I used a program called RPG maker to create a 'game'' that revealed our good news at the end of a scripted sequence. Knowing that the vast majority of people would not take the time to 'play' the game, I recorded myself going through the game using a program called xsplit (local recording feature that saves the raw footage right to my computer). The 'game' was still quite long and I did as much editing as I thought I could get away with, but still it was a bit longer than I would have liked. We were sure to include our son Trent as the main character and it worked out just right.Β 

babywearing

Luluna Slings Coral of Vine Traveller

Very recently I played host to the Luluna Fusion Coral of Vine that is currently travelling around North Texas. I love hosting wraps and this was my first experience with Luluna Slings.Β  I was impressed with the soft floppiness of the wrap as soon as it was placed in my arms. For a wrap that was rumoured to need some breaking in, it felt as if it had held a magical number of babes even before it was our turn. Seven days to wear and discover seemed

babywearing

Let’s Try: Flipless HJBC (Half Jordan’s Back Carry)

As my son grows older and more independent, my babywearing days grown shorter. Nothing saddens me more than the realization that these days will soon come to an end. My passion for babywearing has not slowed down with the need but rather increased. My stash has grown, my friendships in the babywearing community have grown,… Continue reading Let’s Try: Flipless HJBC (Half Jordan’s Back Carry)

babywearing, parenting, personal

Tips for Sending your Carrier Travelling

The day has arrived, a new carrier was delivered; it’s fluff mail! Excitedly you open your package and remark at the beauty of your new carrier. This wonderful and beautiful tool that will help you and your baby achieve and bond. You pour over the directions and care instructions and possibly give your carrier (wrap) a wash, an iron, and give it spin....

babywearing

First Try: Rucksack Ring Finish

Sometimes you set out to do a babywearing video and you forget the simple things like pulling your hair up, bribes for your wrapee, reference notes for key points to show.... and SOMETIMES you try something for the first time when your wrapee isn't feeling well, no one has had much sleep, and you just… Continue reading First Try: Rucksack Ring Finish