The BEST DIY Cleaning Recipes

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There seem to be a million different non-toxic cleaning recipes on the intranets, these are tried and true ones that I think are the best. My go-to homemade all-purpose cleaning spray. Easy liquid laundry detergent. If you have a new baby and the for first time you are realizing that you don’t want chemicals in… [read more]

Selling My Cloth Diapers!!

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THESE HAVE BEEN SOLD! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR VISITING Who wants them?! I am selling all of Penelope’s cloth diaper stash.  I had hoped to use them all on another baby, but since it’s not likely we are going to have another baby anytime soon, I would love for them to go to a… [read more]

Potty Time!

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Similarly to our attempt at making baby number 2, we are gonna take the chill route with potty training. I am chomping at the bit to be done with diapers, especially since, the girls I was a nanny to, were total pieces of cakes to train.  I really, really don’t want to have a nightmare,… [read more]

No More Toilet Paper

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I am constantly trying to be a better person, mother, and wife, and I am always trying to be more “green” and reduce my natural urge to be over consumptive and have lots of shiny new things, so I thought I would give cloth toilet paper a try. I figured if I am washing cloth… [read more]

Mod Podge Fun!

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This is my first attempt at Mod Podge! If you don’t look too close it came out pretty good. I am practicing for Penelope’s 1st Birthday party. I am going to Mod Podge some vases, like the one in the tutorial below, for decoration for her party. I reused a couple of bins of Seventh… [read more]

Elimination Communication

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We have decided to try Elimination Communication in our house.  Err…I mean with Penelope (although Peter and I do communicate about our elimination, it goes like this, “I need to PEE! Right NOW! Can you PLEASE hold the baby!?!”) I never dreamed I would be participating in something like this.  I am about as crunchy… [read more]

Homemade Diaper Wipe Spray

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This is for the hardcore natural mamas, the ones who are not only doing cloth diapers but are going all the way. I present to you the concept of cloth wipes and homemade wipe spray. Oh, yeah. This above picture is of most of the ingredients I use. In my foggy mommy haze, I forgot… [read more]

Readers Questions: Homeopathic remedies for sick babies and how to switch to cloth diapers.

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Yay! I got my first couple of reader questions!  Here are the questions and answers.  Please  note, that I am not a Doctor, so this can not be used as medical advice, I am simply sharing my personal experience. Please keep the questions coming!  You can email me at Info (at) MamaAndBabyLove.com Reader Question: I… [read more]

DIY Diaper Changing Pad Cover

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I think this is my best project so far, as far as satisfaction goes. Dresses are awesome, but to make something useful was pretty great. When I was done and put it on the diaper changing pad, I was totally surprised. I couldn’t believe it actually worked and turned out! It fit perfectly. This pad… [read more]

Why We Use Cloth Diapers

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I got Penelope’s size large cloth diapers this week and I thought I would take a moment to explain why we cloth diaper in the first place.Surprisingly, cloth diapering has actually been a very pleasant experience. I thought it was going to be much more work. It is more laundry, but other than that, its… [read more]