DIY Co-Sleeper Review {One Year Later}

A little over a year ago, I blogged about the DIY Co-Sleeping Crib we made and it became pretty popular on Pinterest with over 152,000 pins to date. I had no idea that so many people would be inspired by our little IKEA hack, and since I blogged about the co-sleeping crib before Kate was born, I thought it would be helpful if I shared my review after using it for one year. The Quick Version I love it and I wouldn't change a thing! We are still happily using it and will continue to do so … [Read more...]

Our DIY Co-Sleeping Crib

We co-slept with both of our boys, and plan to do the same with our baby girl. With the boys, I just put a toddler bed rail up on the side of my bed to prevent them from falling off, but the bed rails are so unattractive, and I really don't want to put one on my bed again, since I just finished decorating our master bedroom. (You can find more pictures of our master bedroom here.) I started looking at co-sleepers on Craigslist, and decided to check out Pinterest as well, where I found this DIY … [Read more...]

Christmas: The Aftermath

So here is what my typically very organized playroom looked like the day after Christmas and the addition of too many new toys... Aaaahhhh! So I spent the entire day today reorganizing and cleaning the playroom. I had the hubby move a giant cabinet that we have been having no luck at selling BACK into the house and into the playroom for more toy storage. And then had him move our current toy shelf into the boys bedroom, and take the crib apart and put it in storage. (Little Man hasn't spent a … [Read more...]

How It All Began

My first son was born in March of 2008. For blogging sake, I will call him Buddy. While I was pregnant, I began doing a lot of reading and online research about parenting. That's when I discovered Dr. Sears and Attachment Parenting. I read his book entitled "The Baby Book" from cover to cover. Although I agreed with his parenting philosophy, I wasn't quite sold on things such as babywearing and co-sleeping. The only thing I was certain of was breastfeeding. Thankfully, breastfeeding was very … [Read more...]