It’s o.k. not to breastfeed, or is it?

It's o.k. not to breastfeedIt’s o.k. not to breastfeed, or so I thought as my hubby and  I walked into our first appointment with our soon to be pediatrician.

As it took hubby and I three and a half years to have Little Pumpkin Doodle breastfeeding was the least of my concerns. After making it past the 1st trimester, I thought, wow, I’m really going to have a baby! So I put myself into full baby mode and started nesting. First on my agenda was to buy cute baby clothes, second was to start looking for a pediatrician.

Before starting the search I did what most people do, and started asking friends, women on the street and reading blogs for tips on what I should ask while interviewing doctors. Feeling very proud of myself I was fully armed and ready to interview doctors with my two page questionnaire. [Read more…]

Here’s a fantastic way to recycle your child’s pajamas!

pjsAre you looking for a fantastic way to recycle your child’s pajamas?  With cooler temperatures arriving in just a few weeks not every little one has what need this fall & winter.

A  few weeks ago while walking through a street fair a kind woman stopped us to give Little Pumpkin Doodle and I a bag full of goodies. The volunteer was from Leez PJ’s 4 Kids– a non-profit that collects pajamas for kids in need that are homeless or in foster care. [Read more…]

How to Get More Use Out of Onesies

OnesiesHappy Friday! For those of you who are reading this blog for the first time, Fashion Frugal Friday-“how to get more use out of onesies,” is where I share with you my bargain finds.

However, this posting is a little different. Let me explain, we’ve been pretty lazy about potty training Little Pumpkin Doodle, but after she had an accident on the sofa (eeeek!) we decided to get it together. So what does a onesie have to do with potty training?

We thought we were doing the right thing by asking LPD if she had to go potty and then encouraging her to use the potty by giving her praise. Even after all the praise, she continued to pee in her pull ups. It was no surprise when I picked her up from daycare last week that she was wearing a different outfit then what I put her in that morning. [Read more…]

Motherhood-Why didn’t Someone tell me it would be like this?!

index.2Motherhood is special and an ongoing lesson about life; so the other day I put the following question out to a few of my fellow bloggers:

What is the one piece of advice  about motherhood you wished someone would have given you before you had children?

Special Thanks to Deidre, Nina & Anjanette 🙂

Here are their answers: [Read more…]