Goodbye to All the Hair

We’ve been chopping hair all around these parts over the last few months and now we’re to the point where everyone has the shortest hair they’ve ever had! Some of us just keep getting shorter and shorter too. Thought I’d share some pictures of all of it here today.

Peanut Long Hair

Short Hair 1.0

Short Hair 2.0


Long Hair

Short Hair


Long Hair

Short Hair


Long Hair

Short Hair 1.0

Short Hair 2.0


Long Hair and Beard

Short Beard

Short Hair (though this wasn’t on purpose, the stylist was really awful)

Just Another Wednesday

Welcome to the March 2015 Carnival of Natural Parenting: Day in the Life

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Carnival of Natural Parenting hosted by Hobo Mama and Code Name: Mama. This month our participants have given us a special glimpse into their everyday.


Welcome to a day in our lives! Today, as part of the Carnival of Natural Parenting, I’m sharing photos from every hour to show what a normal day is like in our house. This was pretty fun to do!

This particular Wednesday started at 5:45am with Banana deciding it was clearly no longer time to sleep. He’s been on an early waking kick this week. 5:45 isn’t too bad though (there was a day where he woke before 4am!). Now on with the pictures!

6am: Drinking my big ole cup of coffee. Mmm coffee.

7am: Girls are awake now and we’re drinking our purple smoothie breakfast.

8am: Rushing Peanut off to school. Today was wear a hat day for Dr. Seuss week.

9am: Reading books with Twig before we return them at the library. Wednesdays are library days.

10am: Got myself dressed and contemplated cutting my hair. It’s getting so long!

11am: Waiting for Peanut to get out of school.

12pm: Story time!

1pm: Back home and eating some lunch. Banana loves apples.

2pm: Nap time! Twig recently went back to napping and likes to hold onto my left arm. Twig nurses, of course. Peanut is in her room having an hour of quiet time.

3pm: With the two little ones asleep and Peanut finishing up quiet time, I actually get 10 minutes of alone time! Knitting, listening to The Half-blood Prince (re-reading them for the 6th or 7th time), and sneaking some poptarts.

4pm: Nekked baby crawling! Twig is still sleeping while Peanut and I try to “teach” Banana to crawl. He’s so close!

5pm: Twig is awake again and helping me put laundry away.

6pm: Eating dinner (leftovers night) while we start watching The Boxtrolls. Twig is sitting on the floor eating some cauliflower.

7pm: Still watching Boxtrolls and cuddling on the couch.

8pm: Bedtime! Actually at 8pm it was dark, but this is around 8:20 when I was sneaking out of the room.

9pm: What? More baby-free time?! Maybe this isn’t a normal day! Doing some dishes.

10pm: Getting Twig to potty (we just started night training) before I go to bed myself.

Well I hope you enjoyed a look at what our days are like. It’s always nice to see that the people we see on the internet are real. Show me yours!


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Tandem Nursing

breastfeedingcafecarnivalWelcome to The Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival!

This post was written as part of the Breastfeeding Cafe’s Carnival. For more info on the Breastfeeding Cafe, go to For more info on the Carnival or if you want to participate, contact Claire at clindstrom2 {at} gmail {dot} com. Today’s post is a Wordless Wednesday! Share your breastfeeding photos! Please read the other blogs in today’s carnival listed below and check back for more posts July 18th-31st!

We don’t have many photos of both of my girls nursing (it only happened for a few months and taking pictures while nursing two kids is hard), but here’s one I found I can share today.

Here are more posts by the Breastfeeding Cafe Carnival participants! Check back because more will be added throughout the day.

Our Montessori Closet

We converted to this montessori style closet about a year ago after having most of everything else in the room along the montessori lines (which from what I understand is mostly that all things need to be at the child’s level). It was super easy to set up and it’s easy to maintain. The child-level bar for hanging clothes is a shower curtain bar (which has fallen down a few times because it’s just held up by pressure) and Peanut loves hanging their clothes on it for me. Dresses, shirts, shorts, pants, and skirts go here. Then in the back they each have a sock/underwear box and a PJs box. They’re both really good at putting away these clothes once I have them in piles from the laundry. The system is simple and we keep a relatively low amount of clothes on hand (enough for a 1.5 weeks, more if a child is potty training like Twig is) so it’s really easy to keep up with. If you’re looking for a closet solution, I definitely recommend giving this a try.

You Were The First

Welcome to Wordless Wednesday! Now for me to add just a few words: If you’re expecting your second (or third or more!) baby, or even if you’re not, you should read this book to your firstborn. I’m sure it’s all my crazy pregnancy hormones, but I cried when I read this to Peanut. Go check it out.