Preparing for Baby’s First Food

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, Jencu, Edited 2014 Baby Quill is almost five months old and before I know it, it will be time to start her on solid foods (at six months). I really can’t believe it-  seems like she was just born yesterday. During her nap time, as I’m rocking her to sleep, […]

How Many Cloth Diapers Do You Need for a Newborn?

Ahh, the age-old question. How many cloth diapers do you need for a newborn? I shall tell you the answer. You need more than I have… As you probably know, I cloth diapered Bridger, but I really didn’t start cloth with him until he was about a month or so old. But with baby Quill, […]

I am Mama Cow: Baby Quill’s Unplanned Unassisted Home Birth (Part 2)

This is the second part of Baby Quill’s unplanned unassisted home birth story. To read the first part, click here. Baby Quill’s Birth Story, Continued… Pushing and Birthing 11:24 AM- 11:37 AM In case you forgot, my husband had gone out to start the car so we could head to the hospital. He came back […]

I am Mama Cow: Baby Quill’s Unplanned Unassisted Home Birth (Part 1)

If you follow me on Facebook, you know the birth of our second child, baby Quill, just occurred at home- completely unplanned and I’d say pretty much unassisted to top it off. It was hands down the most amazing experience of my life. (And one that makes me want to have zillions of babies, at […]

Flame Retardant Freak Out (Avoiding Flame Retardants in Baby Gear)

Photo Credit: memekode, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, edited 2014. I recently spent a several day period of time in a flame retardant-induced freak out. I started digging out all of Bridger’s baby gear (swing, carseat, pack-n-play, ect.) and wondering which flame retardants they all contain. What concerned me most was that his gear was purchased […]

Maternity Photos by Jennie Pyfferoen Photography

Well this worked out perfectly. If you can’t tell by my silence lately on the blog (and Facebook, and Twitter, and Pinterest, and Instagram…ahem), I am in super baby mode. Baby girl is due in two weeks and I am busy as a bee getting everything ready. I actually have tons of things I want […]

“Birth like Mama Cow”

This Friday, I have no “Fridays on the Farm” update. We did some gardening and some cooking as usual, but really I went crazy on the house. Rearranging to make room for baby, redoing Bridger’s room to reallocate furniture to the baby’s room, etc. Things a very pregnant “nesting” mother does. And since I have […]

Crunchy Baby Must Haves

(Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Jen (Riley) Lee, Edited 2014.) Baby #2 is due in a few months, and I’m mentally making a list of things I’d like to have this go round. Now that I’m into all things reusable and non-toxic, here’s my “crunchy baby must haves” list: 1. An organic crib mattress. […]

10 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Baby/Toddler’s Exposure to Chemicals in Plastic

Photo Credit: Randy Robertson, Flickr Creative Commons Attribution, Edited 2014. From an environmental perspective, we all know plastic is bad, right? Being that it’s made of chemicals and typically at least somewhat disposable… I mean, no one’s passing their cute plastic plates down to their grandchildren. But the human health dangers posed by exposure to […]

Cloth Baby Wipes and a Homemade Wipes Solution Recipe

I’ve been cloth diapering Bridger boy for over two years now, and when you’re cloth diapering, it’s just as easy to go ahead and use cloth wipes as well. I mean, you’re already doing the laundry. What are a few more little poop-covered sheets of fabric, you know? Now that our wipes have basically made […]