Monthly Archives September 2009

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up

It’s a drizzling Thursday morning, and Eric, Danny, and I are watching raindrops as we drive to school. “Can you hear the rain, boys?” I ask as we stop at a red light, pointing to my ear and listening to the patter of raindrops on the roof of the car. “Yeah, Mommy!” Eric exclaimed, pointing…
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Cheese and What?

I love picking my daughter up from preschool. I love hearing about what she did and how much fun she has. Today, she told me she had a great snack. “I can tell,” I said. “It’s still all over your face. What was it?” She wiped her mouth with the back of her hand. “It…
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Wool Week Finale: Video

This post is part of “All About Wool Week” on Dirty Diaper Laundry. I hope everyone has enjoyed “All About Wool Week here on Dirty Diaper Laundry.  This was an experiment for me.  Trying wool for the first time was both overwhelming and exciting.  Turns out, wool isn’t the complicated cloth diaper solution you think…
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How to Lanolize Your Wool. A Quick Video Guide.

This post is part of “All About Wool Week” Lanolizing wool seems complicated but it is truly simple!  Don’t over think it!  I did tons of research before I set about lanolizing my covers for the first time.  While I always, always encourage people to do their research I think over researching can be a…
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if home is where the heart is, what’s this place?

If home is where the heart is, sometimes my home is not where I am. I miss a Tim Horton’s drive-thru, a car with a dozen more cup-holders than you’ll ever need, browsing Old Navy, having friends to drop in on that have known you for years. I know that if we moved back to…
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Gap Casting Call

Someone suggested that I enter Ian in the Gap Casting Call so I did but being the unbiased mother that I am, I had to enter all 3. The links are below. Yes, you have to register. If you don’t mind doing that, we would really appreciate your vote. This is the 1st time I…
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Well, SOMEBODY’S Ducks ARE NOT in a Row

Go ahead, ask me how I spent a nice large chunk of my day. Well, how nice of you to ask. I spent a nice chunk of my day going back and forth arguing with the records keeper at Zach’s school and the records keepers at the Health Department. See to start the whole mess…
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Oh brother

1978 – I was 5 and he was 4, we played together because that’s what you do at 5 and 4. In the backyard, breeze blowing, watched by my grandparents. 1992 – I was 17, he was 16. My parents worried, me confused, he was in the hospital for having self-destructing thoughts. He wouldn’t talk…
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Dancing Queen

Lately I’ve been fascinated at all the things that Violet is picking up and I’ve enjoyed just sitting on the floor with her watching her go about doing her little thing. A couple weeks ago she started “dancing” whenever certain songs come on and eventually she would start shaking and wiggling whenever I asked her…
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Play All Day Snapping Merino Wool Cover Review

This post is part of “All About Wool Week” Play All Day Diapers was a brand that I “shockingly” had never heard of.  How it escaped my diaper radar is beyond me.  Play All Day Diapers are back to basics.  They come in earthy tones, or even just natural un-dyed, and are meant to be…
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