A Pro-Vaxxer and an Anti-Vaxxer Get Together for a Playdate… You’ll Never Believe What Happens Next

Today my friend Melissa (who owns qdSpray) came over for a play date. One of us vaccinates her kids, the other does not. So you’re not gonna believe how insane this play date turned out.

First of all, there were choo choos. That was really important. Lots and lots of choo choos.

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Yes, there was some hitting, but that’s to be expected when two three-year-olds, a two-year-old, and a one-year-old co-mingle. Mostly we were all smiles.

Just havin fun with our qdfriends!! #EndtheMommyWars

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Then we ate a two-course meal of chicken nuggets and mac-and-cheese.

Finally, there was coloring. I think the baby may have tasted some crayons – big shocker there.

#endthemommywars

What? You were expecting drama?

Sorry, none of that here.

#EndtheMommyWars

The Cloth Diaper Need Curve

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I call this the “Cloth Diaper Need Curve”. It’s a mathematical phenomenon. No matter how many you have, you always need one or two more.

Problems Only Cloth Diapering Moms Understand

Ah, the cloth diaper addiction. At first it’s total bliss. You start building your stash and bask in the cuteness. Then life happens and you realize that you have special problems that other people just can’t relate to.

But it’s okay – you’re not alone.


1. Your baby’s favorite foods are blueberries and beets. It’s cute and all, but you know stain-removing frenzy mode is coming.

Is #thewalkingdead hiring for baby zombie extras? This little one just discovered that beets are delectable.

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2. The postal service just changed your mail carrier’s route, making your fluff-mail waiting period longer and more agonizing than before.

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3. You found a new house you love, and it comes with a gorgeous new washer and dryer set. High efficiency, of course.

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3. You splurged on some adorable winter cloth diaper prints, and now you’ve gotta figure out creative ways to keep baby warm while still showing off the diaper.

'Tis the season to be Ollie – fa lala lala, lala la la

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5. You share a PayPal account with your husband. At some point he’s going to catch on that you’re no longer “saving money”.

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Top 5 Babywearing Halloween Costumes

You already know that I use cloth diapers, so it probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that I also enjoy wearing my baby in all kinds of different carriers. (Or as someone at my son’s preschool recently called it, “You know, that baby backpack thing.“)

I’m not actually crafty enough to make – or even think up! – any of these costumes myself, but here are my all-time top 5 favorite babywearing Halloween costumes found across the web.

  1. The Leprechaun

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    Found at Hello Lucky

  2. Ellen Ripley

  3. Fresh Popcorn

  4. Spider Web

    Original source unknown

  5. Zombie Mom!

    MAMA-ZOMBIE-COSTUME

    Original source unknown


What are your family’s Halloween plans this year?

Cloth Diaper Grammar

I’m a grammar nerd. I can’t help myself. In the ninth grade I won a gold medal for some grammar test we took in my English class, and I was way proud of that bling.

(And hey, I’m not perfect, but when I do find grammar or spelling errors on my blog, I experience almost the same level of embarrassment as when I accidentally dropped my underwear on the floor at Starbucks.)

Welcome to today’s lesson on parts of speech.

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cloth diaper

klôTH/ˈdī(ə)pər/

noun

  • An adorable piece of fabric material wrapped around a baby’s bottom, providing both function and fashion to the tiny wearer.
  • “I am addicted to cloth diapers.”

verb

  • To put a cloth diaper on a baby.
  • “Before I even got pregnant, I knew I was going to cloth diaper my baby.”

adjective

  • One who uses (and possibly obsesses over) cloth diapers.
  • “I just read a really a strange blog post about grammar from that cloth diaper weirdo.”