our clothesline install

Clothesline Them!

I’m sitting here typing this and looking at my brand new clothesline. I have been curious about creating one for a few months, really every since C started wearing Cloth Diapers. Apparently, sunning cloth diapers is a fantastic natural way to to whiten them. For about a week, I have been pinning ideas and had …

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That's a Lie.
Family Life Kids Life Uncategorized

6 months of Cloth

“I feel so violated.” This was the yell that ended cloth diapering with E when he was about 10 months old. Hubs had gone to change his diaper and it wasn’t a fun one. He asked what he needed to do and I told him the routine. That night we went out and bought a …

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Which will win?
Kids Life

Battle of the Bags

The diaper bag scene has changed in the past eight years. When I first found out that I was pregnant I knew that I was willing to splurge on a good diaper bag. With A, I had gone through about 10 in the first 2.5 years of her life. At $25 a pop, that was …

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having fun
Life My Health

My Tribe

That journey into motherhood isn’t always smooth. Quite often, there are many bumps, scrapes, bruises and even some broken bones along the way. I don’t know anyone who describes motherhood as glamorous. I also don’t know anyone who describes it as alienating. As a new mom, and a fairly young one, it was really tough …

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Standing in our room.
Family Life Life My Health


Get rid of EVERYTHING! I’m a Type A, love knowing everything, Control Freak. We have been in this house for a little over three years. Before moving in, I donated and sold a ton of things. When we moved in, I made a pile of boxes of things I decided I did not need and …

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Our Family Picture
Family Life Inspiration Kids Life


“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” ~ Seth Godin Sometimes we have blue days. Down days. Terrible Days. E gets in these funks and it seems like nothing is going to get through to him. …

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The speech banana
Hard of Hearing/Deaf Kids Life


Sometimes it’s nothing. C was diagnosed with “Hearing Loss” shortly after she was born. I don’t know if it was really a shock for me. Our hospital tested her hearing at about 24 hours old and when she failed the screen on her left ear the technician said to not worry, “It’s probably just fluid.” …

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Sitting on some rocks
Autism Kids Life

Oh E…

Oh E… I love you even when… There is a children’s book where the child asks the parent if they love them in all types of circumstances. E doesn’t ask, he just puts me in all of the circumstances. Today was one of those days. If you have a child on the spectrum, you probably …

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Autism Hard of Hearing/Deaf Inspiration Kids Life


Hello! I guess this is my moment to introduce myself. I’m Mary Elizabeth and together with my hubs, I have 3 very special blessings. They are A, E and C, respectively. Over the past few months since C was born, I have joked repeatedly to my husband that we are either “batting a thousand” or …

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