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Summer Fun for Babies (& Mommy, too!)

My 1 yo, Mia, is extremely energetic.  She’s also a little impatient and bores easily.  The past few weeks have been a blur, with us having 2 parties and then an unexpected trip to California.  Now that we’re back home and settling into our routine, I find myself left with a very spoiled little girl.  In order to alleviate some of her restlessness, I’ve decided (per my mother’s advice) to start taking Mia on a daily ‘field trip’ in the hopes of keeping her busy, keeping her engaged, and keeping my sanity.  Here are a weeks worth of events I’ve found that are baby-friendly & out of the HOT weather: Continue reading


Making Laundry Powder

I wash a lot of cloth diapers, which means I use a lot of detergent.  I find that Tide and Bleach work pretty well at disinfecting, deodorizing and stain prevention, but that means that I have to buy loads of plastic and put things that I don’t have a shot at pronouncing on my baby’s most sensitive areas.  This recipe took 1/2 an hour to make, $10 in supplies and is enough to cover me for almost a year.  And even better – all the ingredients came from Dorignac’s…it’s so easy it could put Tide out of business.

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10 Ways to Reduce, Reuse & Recycle in NOLA

Residents of other cities are surprised to learn that recycling is so difficult for New Orleanians.  Considering our waning coastline and eroding wetlands, we should be the first to reduce our waste.  And perhaps we would, if it was easier to do.  After weeks of researching the internet and talking to anyone who would listen, I’ve found some ways to recycle locally.

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