a few things…

This week really flew by!   Here’s a bit about what went we’ve been up to…

* Lincoln is 9 months old!?! Crazy.  I still have to take pictures and do his “official” monthly post, but his well-baby visit went great.  He is healthy, growing and right on track developmentally.

* Also, my cousin’s adorable baby boy just turned one, so here’s a birthday shout out to Asher!  Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend 🙂

Happy Birthday from Lincoln :)

Happy Birthday from Lincoln!  Disclaimer– We may have taken this picture to wish Nani a happy birthday several months ago… but I know Lincoln sends his birthday wishes to his cousin too 🙂

* I started reading a new book that I am obsessed with.  It’s called, “Beyond the Sling” and it’s by Mayim Bialik.  That’s right.  It is a book by Blossom.  Anyway, it’s all about how she is raising her two boys.  Now, of course, I am really enjoying it because most of my parenting choices echo the things she is discussing…  I suppose if someone is doing things in a completely different way then they might hate the book.  But, if you are at all curious about natural childbirth, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. I think this is a great book that introduces the concepts in a non-judgey way, from the perspective of a real Mom.  (Also, did you know that Blossom has a PhD?  in neuroscience? Also, I’m sure she loves being referred to as “Blossom”…)

*I just discovered a new website that I am very excited about called Brickyard Buffalo.  It’s another “deals” website like Totsy or Zuilily or Gilt, but all of the vendors they feature are small, independent artists/companies.  Does Lincoln need these adorable bicycle leggings?  For 20% off, probably…

I love them.  There are more cute prints at the vendor's website, Sugarlime Lane.

I love them. There are more cute prints at the vendor’s website, Sugarlime Lane.

* I’m still working on my “declutter, clean, simplify” mantra, and I am making some progress in Lincoln’s closet that I hope to share soon.  Along with my decluttering, I am trying to make some changes around the house to be more “natural” and “green.”  I know it’s the trendy thing to do nowadays, but truly it’s having a baby that has made me reconsider and want to change.  Pre-Lincoln I was already using household cleaners from Method and Seventh Generation and trying to eat organic as much as possible; I’m just trying to continue those things and make some more adjustments.  One thing I’ve been thinking about lately is all of the plastic in our lives nowadays.  I’d like to start using more glass, cloth and/or wood when possible.  I’m starting small by replacing our plastic Tupperware with glass food storage containers. I am also planning on looking for more wooden/cloth toys for Lincoln going forward (not that he needs anymore toys right now– we have gotten so many amazing gifts and hand-me-downs!).

Did your week fly by too?  I hope so 🙂  Also, if you have any tips on living more environmentally friendly, please feel free to share!

3 thoughts on “a few things…

  1. yay on 7th generation stuff, when i can afford it, i do that stuff too, its much better for the world and us. and on glass, dont forget that most drinks taste better out of glass than plastic too.you are a very smart mom. 🙂

  2. Asher says thank you for his shout out! He’s loving his new one year old status and successfully used it to negotiate a later bedtime last night. However, things will be back to normal tonight 🙂

    As for green living, we’re on board! I’ve been a little fanatical about checking all of our household products on goodguide.com for a while now. It’s so surprising what some “green” products really contain! We also recently ditched our traditional mattress for an organic one. I never realized how awful foam mattresses were until I did some research! Crazy.

    Have fun going green and a belated Happy 9 month to Lincoln!

    • Ha ha. I love that he used his new 12 month old status for negotiating purposes already 🙂

      Thank you for the website recommendation! I’m sure I’d be best just making my own cleaners from vinegar, essential oils, etc… Maybe I’ll work on that next…

      I keep thinking, I made sure to get a really nice, organic crib mattress and Lincoln hardly sleeps on it! Ugh. I am scared to research foam mattresses… Our mattress is only about 2 years old and I think Michael might kill me if I suggest that we need to purchase a new one :/

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