DIY: Extra-sensitive skin baby wipes

DIY Make-at-home baby wipes for extra-sensitive skin! No more diaper rash.

  I don’t know of many young ones who get diaper rash every time a regular baby wipe is used, but darn it if we didn’t end up with just such a baby boy. Our first plan of action was Pampers Sensitive Skin wipes. They’re a bit pricier per unit, but you do what you have to do to avoid a red butt on your kid. Sadly, those still seemed to irritate the boy’s skin. Thankfully, before our son was even born I’d found a great post about … Continue reading

Get fresh floors for CHEAP with vinyl plank

cat walking on vinyl plank

Before we sold our house (3 days after putting it up for sale!), we had a laundry list of things to do in order to appeal to a variety of potential buyers. Selling your house ain’t easy. Even if it sells fast. And I rarely say “ain’t”. After deciding to sell, it took about a month and a half to get all these things done with our busy schedules, a toddler and two big dogs. (And cats, but they don’t bother us until we want … Continue reading

Moving!

devil tree

For anyone who regularly attends this blog, I just want to say omgsorrysorrysorrysorrysorryIknow because this is one of those “I never post anymore” entries. But! Unlike all those other ones people do, mine has a legit cause! (I’m sure everyone else has perfectly good reasons as well. In fact I’m positive they do.) Over the past few months we have fixed up every possible flaw in our current house, put most of our junk into storage, staged our house, put it up for sale, and … Continue reading

John’s 1st birthday party!

Smash cake in waiting.

It’s been [almost!] a whole year since John became the center of our world. It really did fly by, considering the long and agonizing nights, as well as the routines we had to establish to avoid said nights. What a year. I’m convinced we lucked out in the baby department — aside from how terrible I was at adapting to lack of sleep. In two days, this guy turns a whole year old. We made it! It feels that way, anyhow, even though I know … Continue reading

How we treated our dog’s nasodigital hyperkeratosis — wait, what?

hyperkeratosis dog paws, almost feathery in texture

I thought to write this since as an animal-lover, finding a solution to our woof’s problem lifted such a weight off my back. Hopefully it helps someone else’s puppy out too. A few weeks ago, Casey started limping. We first assumed it was a pulled muscle since she does this often up north when she runs around. She had been roughhousing (ruff-housing?) in the snow a lot with Junior. After a few days it hadn’t resolved itself though. I checked her paws quickly and they seemed a bit cracked. … Continue reading

DIY: Crib Rail Cover

I recently learned that I am raising a gerbil: I’m open-minded and an animal lover so this would have been fine, until I read one comment on a forum where someone said her kid chipped his tooth gnawing a crib rail. That and I don’t like my young boy eating paint. I needed a cover! I decided to use fleece (it’s cushy on the chompers) but wasn’t sure on just tying it on. Could he pull it up with his little bunny teeth (switching rodents), … Continue reading

See ya, 2014!

Today my baby boy turned 9 months old. That means 9 months ago our lives changed forever. 2014 has been without a doubt the most defining year of my life. If I can be frank for a single post in time… I honestly never thought I’d have kids, and when we decided to have one, I read a lot. I tried to prepare. Miklos… eh, I don’t know, you can ask what he did. I remember him laughing a lot and generously driving to the store at night to … Continue reading

If I don’t see you, Merry Christmas!

JOY to the WORLD

Well hello! I’m quiet lately, but it isn’t because I don’t like you very much. In fact, if you visit me, I like you a lot. Thank you for your website patronage. It has been a very busy year for our family. I am hoping to get back into the swing of things as my baby doesn’t need to hang off of me 24/7. That should be soon. I will be baby-gating all doorways and tethering him to a wall without electrical outlets and then … Continue reading

5 Baby Items That Helped Save This Mom’s Sanity

5 Items That Helped Save This Mom's Sanity! -- commatose.ca

Have you noticed my blogging absence lately? Has it made the heart grow fonder? Are you rolling your eyes? Stop doing that. They’ll stick. As a parent I can say that now. It turns out kids are life-altering in just about every way you can imagine! A baby is a bundle of joy, love and is a living, breathing bootcamp for patience and problem-solving skills.   Here are some game-changing baby items that have saved our sanity. I’ve used affiliate links here but I have not … Continue reading

5 Ways to Stop Wasting Your Fruit

fruit smoothie pink

Since John’s been around, I’ve made a smoothie almost nightly to make sure I get in the fruit servings I miss out on during the day. It also keeps away the evening snackies and as such it’s been a lot easier to get rid of my pregnancy weight than I’d expected. My skin is also clearer than ever (uhh, except this giant pimple near my lip I happen to have for the first time in months as I write this), and now that John likes to play … Continue reading