Inner Beauty

On the Inside Looking In

Our family has three kids under the age of 5 and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with #4. Our kids are ages 5, 2, and 11 months. So we get quite the looks when we are out in public. And yes, I have received the oh-so-well-intended question, “You do know how that happens, don’t you?” as eyes travel down to my expanding belly. It takes all I have not to roll my eyes…I have, Continue Reading…

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Baby Bottles: Ditch the Plastic and Go Glass!

(This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you click on one of the product links, I may receive some compensation. It will not charge you anything extra, however. All opinions are my own from actual use of products. For more information, please visit my disclosure policy.) When I started to look into decreasing the toxic products in my house, one of the first things we did in the kitchen was to get rid Continue Reading…

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Cloth Diapering: 5 Reasons To Ditch the Disposables

I will be completely honest. I didn’t initially start cloth diapering for the environment or for financial reasons. To be perfectly upfront, several of my friends were cloth diapering their new babies and I thought, Well that sounds like a new and exciting adventure! Maybe even the “thing to do”! Little did I know it was the first step of my ongoing journey that would help define not only myself as a mother, but how Continue Reading…

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When Losing Is For the Best

It’s that never-ending battle to get kids to eat dinner. It’s the pushing food around so they don’t touch, because God forbid the rice fraternizes with the green beans. It’s the slouching over the table, head leaning into the arms, legs kicking the chair legs. And of course, what one child does, the other instantly mimics and follows suit, mirroring the sighs and mutterings. It never gets old…for them!   But as mom and ruler Continue Reading…