Monday, February 7, 2011

Weekly Wrap up February 7th 2011

To make up for last week's fiasco with the wrap up, we've included 2 weeks worth of reading material.
Thank you very much to those who helped.

I am happy to say we have been contacting some people about give aways and we're getting a decent response.  Christy and I have also been working on a project.. called "Spreading the fluffy love" It's going to be taking a life of its own, as a community where families in need can reach out to get new or used cloth diapers, and people can swap. The Community will not involve selling, like in other sites, this is mainly so people that honestly want to cloth diaper or people who already do but cannot afford much can ask for donations. People who have used diapers, are done diapering can donate.  Think of Eats on Feets, but with Cloth diapers. We will also be working with Cloth diaper companies to sponsor donations and giveaways.

Thank you for your support we are looking forward to being of help!

and here's the blog wrap up, if you want to know how you can participate read more about it here.

Last week, Emily at This Side of Crunchy wrote about being prescribed a baby in The Road To Motherhood . In My Heart Has Always Known You , Emily writes a letter to her daughter in which she describes how she has always loved her, even before birth. A fun song by Jamie Lidell inspired I Need Your Touch To Get Me Through My Day , a post about the importance of skin-on-skin contact.  

This week at This Side of Crunchy, Emily gave in and purchased a Sophie the Giraffe as described in The Baby, The Budget, And the $20 Teether . Moms who pump at work are encouraged to send comments to the US Department of Labor in Help Shape Legislation for Breastfeeding/Pumping in the Workplace

Last week over at Rockin Mama Tanya wrote about the birth of her first daughter in 2 separate posts. First she covered the natural birth that was not meant to be  birth revisited... DD#1 part 1 and about her subsequent attempts at breastfeeding in Birth Revisited DD#1..Part 2 Booby trapped!.  She also expressed her annoyance over the assumed entitlement people often have to attack each other online/through social media just because they do not have the same beliefs or opinions in I am sick and tired ...

This week at Rockin Mama Tanya covered the always sensitive subject of circumcision in I'm Going to give my Newborn a Tattoo.  Discussed the dramatically different birth of her second daughter (a home birth) in the beautiful post Birth Revisited DD#2 A Healing birth. )a MUST read post!). She posted a beautiful tear jerker post to her baby daughter in Today.... (grab your tissues before you read) and wrote a hilarious take on the idea that moms who home birth somehow think they are "better than" those who do not in The Hot Blonde in the room... 

Last week at Adventures in Mommyhood Christy vented about mothering styles and the cliques that can form in But Where Do I Belong?  Shared a very personal account of her childhood and how that helped her to become the Instinctual Mama that she is in Childhood Lost and Found.  Gave a little insight into her parenting philosophy as part of the Natural  Parents Networks Wordless Wednesday blog parade in Wordless Wednesday: Parenting Philosophy She then switched gears and gave a hilarious little window into her daily life in the post I have to laugh or else I may cry which has all the makings of a hilarious sitcom skit.  Finally she showed us the world through the eyes of her preschool with a photo piece full of pictures he took in The World Through a Preschoolers Eyes
This week at Adventures in Mommyhood Christy also touched on circumcision and her own guilt over circumcising her son in A Mother's Guilt.  She shared photos of her experience with this weeks blizzard that covered a large portion of the US in Wordless Wednesday: Snowmageddon 2011.  She shared her attempts to start a completely dye free diet for her family in Our Dye Free Adventure.  She then covered the strange phenomena of mommy's telling white lies to each other and their family/friends/doctors in Mommy Lies and wrote a follow up piece to her original "The World Through a Preschoolers Eyes" featuring more pictures taken by her son with Through a Preschoolers Eyes- Little Sister   Finally she shared a hilarious story of where she found one of her daughters asleep in Where's Monkey? There She is! and a funny yet sad "eulogy" to some cherished books from her sons babyhood that were destroyed in Rest in Peace Pablo, Caterpillar and Tails

Last week over at Confessions of an Earthy Young Mom Rainbow wrote about her favorite time of day for her little Snuggle Bug in Bedtime Giggles.  She wrote a beautiful post about how much she loves her body now after giving birth (complete with beautiful photos) in My Baby Made Me Love My Body.  Finally she talked about her decision to stop taking Snuggle Bug to the doctor for well check ups in Check Up Check Out expressing that since they do not vaccinate the well check ups are more of a hassle than anything else.  Creating a lot of work for a mere 5 minutes with the doctor just to hear baby is "doing great".

This week at Confessions of an Earthy Young Mom Rainbow talked about the sensitive issue of discipline and when it crosses the line into abuse in Abuse Masked as Discipline.  Vented about the stupidity of so many who think that all SAHM's sit on their butt all day long doing nothing and have the easiest job in the world in Stay at Home Moms Don't Do Anything.  Obviously anyone who thinks like this has NEVER been a SAHM!  She posted a yummilicious looking recipe for Home Made Pop Tarts and vented about the pressures others can place on a new mom (or new parents in general) and the decisions they choose to make for their kids in Ruffled Feathers especially grandparents who do not agree with certain choices (or all choices) being made.

Last week at Fine and Fair Joella wrote a cute little post to her daughter about her new found pouty face in So It Begins.  She covered the reason why she chose to cloth diaper in Whats What Wednesday: Why Cloth?  She talked about her love for Knickernappies One Size cloth diapers in Featured Item Friday: Knickernappies One Size Diaper and shared a 15% discount code for LuSa Organics  in LuSa Organics Discount! tgis code is good through Marcg 1, 2011 and gets you 15% off a purchase of $50 or more.

This week at Fine and Fair Joella shared her daughter Delilah's love for playing in her closet in Closet Cave.  She discussed all of the modern options for cloth diapers in What's What Wednesday: Cloth Diapers-Beyond Prefolds and Pins  complete with some adorable pictures of Delilah in some fluffy wear.  She wrote a letter to Delilah discussing the generation Delilah was born into, Generation Z, and all the things that are expected for that generation in  Talkin' 'bout My Generation She covered the features of a very wonderful sounding wet bag that I had never heard of before in Featured Item Friday: Sarah's Stitches Wetbags.  Finally she talked to Delilah about her dislike and attempts to not use the word N-O in That Dreaded Two Letter Word

Over at All American Mamma Blog Shelly continued to faithfully post her 365 Project enteries everyday.  She is doing much better than me at this.  My poor 365 Project Blog has kinda sorta been abandoned. 

Last week she wrote a touching post called Ultrasounds and waves  a must read! About how a little ultrasound can change everything in an instant.  She also wrote about Moderation not just for diets anymore about finding a middle road with all this extremism in parenting.

This week she wrote, Boobs and Playboy to sum it up, She talks  about tagging random photos does nothing for the breastfeeding acceptance cause, because boobs are great and fabulous multi-taskers. about tagging random photos does nothing for the breastfeeding acceptance cause, because boobs are great and fabulous multi-taskers.
Secondly, not mom related but a glimpse into why she chose to be agnostic. on Where's the humor? Not in this post .

1 comment:

  1. I would LOVE to be involved in your cloth diaper swap idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that idea, and am currently trying to set up something similar through my towns community center. Let me know how I can become involved! Luv, NurturingtheNaturalMama :)