From the category archives:


Reduce, reuse, recycle and have fun doing it.

9 cool new baby and kid products I saw at ABC Kids Expo 2015

Karen — who has written numerous posts here and who has her own site Off the Meathook — and I spent the past two days walking the enormous floor of the annual ABC Kids Expo, where folks in the baby industry show off their products to potential buyers and media. Karen even spent some time laying on […]

Stylish shoes for toddlers that are socially responsible, too!


Thanks to for sponsoring this post.Morgan & Milo slip-ons from Shoes are an entire new world of responsibility for parents. From deciding when kids start wearing them, to how many pairs of shoes a growing body needs at a time, to managing where they are, and if they are allowed to be worn in the […]

Activity #342: Make some easy kids pants

How to make toddler pants from a tshirt: a 30-minute sewing project, start to finish

I did this project and wrote the post for the first time when my now ten-year old was as pictured above, after being inspired by tinyhappy who displayed inspiring before and after pictures of her tshirts made into pants! Now, let’s celebrate my success, people. I took this long-sleeved t-shirt belonging to Ryan, and while […]

5 Super green baby activities

picnic baby

You know how everyone wants you to buy green stuff in order to do your part for the Earth? Well, being green is more than just buying more crap we don’t need, it’s also getting our hands dirty planting a garden, annoying your family by turning out the lights when they’re still in the room, […]

The Control Freak’s Guide to packing your diaper bag

Diaper bag prep from rookiemoms and 7th generation diapers

Thank you to Seventh Generation and Touch of Cloth™ Disposable Diapers for sponsoring this post. I have definitely been in the position to bum diapers off strangers in the past. Accidents happen, of course they do. But to be prepared for the next rookie mom adventure, I need to channel my inner control freak (who am I kidding? […]