Archive | June, 2016

Bo Knows…Diapers

This is a really random post but I wanted to share in case you either have kids or grandkids in diapers OR you are getting someone a baby gift – diapers are always helpful, right?!

<<On a side note, I feel a little bit guilty that I have a drawer full of wonderful FuzziBunz cloth diapers that I used on Rand during his first year of life, but I can’t even keep up with our regular laundry these days so I am not going to even attempt cloth diapering again until I am a little more on top of things at the house.>>

Back to what I wanted to share…

For the first time in a while, I had a really bad headache.  The migraine type that start behind your eye and then hurts so bad it makes your tummy hurt!  I’ve discovered that scents (like most candles!) are huge triggers for me.  We were low on diapers and at HT they didn’t have the ones I needed in Bo’s size so I bought a pack of Pampers and cannot believe how strong the scent is on them!  Bo still smells like them after a diaper and outfit change!  I had to toss them into the garage and will deal with them later.  You would think it was only USED diapers that would smell so strongly! Ha!  Anyhow, I am 100% certain they are the culprit of the migraine and will just have to shop online to find what I need.  I really don’t like buying bulky things online because of all the packaging but when I can’t find them locally…

Also, the company I work for, Beautycounter, posted a helpful blog post on non-toxic diapers a while back.  You can read it here.

Here are the diapers we prefer, in order:
1.  Bambo Nature – so soft!

2. Whole Foods 365 Brand

3.  Earth’s Best

4. Seventh Generation

5.  Honest Brand

6. Huggies Little snugglers (what I buy when I can’t find the above, they are WAY less scented than Pampers)

Please note, I did not price check the links, so shop around.  Also, here’s my personal Paper Road link – enter PAPERRD20 at checkout to get 15% off your order at – I use this site frequently for diaper orders especially when I have a coupon code!  Happy diapering:)

use code: PAPERRD20
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New customers to, or other Quidsi sites only. $20 maximum discount. Subject to change or cancellation.


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I just can’t help myself…

And all three older boys have a hard time keeping their little hands off Bo too – he’s so lovable.   Wen is always saying…”mom, look at baby Bo, he’s so cute!”

This one looks like he’s had enough of my phone in his face. And I’ve only documented a “few” but there must be a couple hundred thousand kisses and cuddles and smiles I’ve committed to memory and enjoyed the moment instead of jumping up to find my camera/phone. As my dad used to remind me (when I would go slightly crazy trying to document moments or places), “Anna, some moments are better to just remember.”

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June 7

13 years later…
 Yesterday we celebrated our 13th anniversary (a day late) and went out for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants thanks to a generous check from Ema (she also gets us some of our real silver place settings each year and this year we got the soup spoons!). Bo got to come too because, when you are 2 months old, you get to do things like that! He was very well-behaved and we get a big kick out of all the attention he gets and comments from people who think he’s our first. They always are surprised when we tell them there are 3 more at home with the babysitter!
 On our actual anniversary we had dinner with the boys followed by some fun time on the porch. We both imagined that maybe we’d have 4 kiddos by 13 years of marriage but never imagined having a 12 year old or adding to our family the way it went down. God is good like that -filled with joy beyond what we can dream up for ourselves.

- Posted using BlogPress from my iPhone. (Time for summer and just as I’ve taken away the kids iPads for the summer I’ve figured out how to blog more easily from my phone… Do as I say not as I do should be my motto to the kids I suppose!)

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