Monthly Archives: October 2008

Infant Potty Training with the Booster Chair and Potty Combo

Why would I want a booster-chair-and-potty-combo, you ask. For starters, it’s very handy to have when you’re traveling. Most of us will do without one or the other. After all, traveling with kids usually means flying to get there fast or staying at someone’s house. But if you’re on a road trip, this can be […]

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My Parenting Bookshelf

Here are my favorite resources for the baby years, the toddler and preschool years, discipline, getting along, food and nutrition, and elimination communication.         

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Easy One-Piece Pattern for Pants 6 – 18+ Months – Cloth Diaper Friendly Too!

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Commercial Cosmetics versus Homemade Cosmetics: Intended Use, Shelf Life, Additives

First, I want to stress that my lotion-making 101 guideline is intended for home use. If you want to make and sell a skin care product, you must adhere to the regulations set forth by the location where you conduct your business. Short version on preservatives: Just like my home-cooked meals, I do not use […]

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Our Family Perennial Garden

We have two gardens, one on each side of the house: the higher maintenance vegetable garden is mostly cared for by my husband whereas I take care of the lower maintenance perennial/herb garden. We all take part in harvesting from both gardens.

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Local Austin Gardening Resources

Garden centers are wonderful sources of inspiration. They also have staffs of people manicuring the grounds. If you’re looking for low maintenance ideas, peruse commercial sites that do not frequently have landscapers ripping and planting new beds.

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Family Gardening

There are so many benefits to gardening and the earlier you can introduce it to your kids, the more likely they will develop a natural appreciation and connection with the environment. I have had my kids out in our garden since they were babies and as soon as they could walk, they were ready to […]

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Maker Faire Austin 2008

Today, I went to Maker Faire for the first time. All I have to say is, WOW!!! I took my son with me and there was something to see and do for both of us. The highlight for him was definitely the RoboGames. If you’re in Austin and looking for something to do for the […]

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My All-Time Favorite Lotion Recipe

When I make lotion for our family, I definitely use the weight method (as opposed to volume). I also use coconut oil. It makes a wonderful moisturizer and also has many other health benefits besides in skin care.

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Going Beyond Basic Lotion-Making? Get These Two Essential Tools

My simple lotion recipe and instructions are a good place to start making skin care products. But if you want to go beyond the basics, you will need to have a good digital scale and a hand held electric mixer.  

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