Breast milk soap


Kennady has “severe” eczema so I have to be very selective with what I put on her skin. I was reading online and found that you can actually make soap using your own breast milk. Kennady’s eczema always sooths itself when I cover her in breast milk. So why not put it in soap? I went to the craft store and got clear glycerin soap cubes, a soap mold and spatulas. I took half of the glycerin packet (1 pound) and melted it in a sauce pan. I did a low slow melt. When the soap base was melted I added the breast milk. I let that slow boil for about 5 minutes until everything was well combined. I poured the mixture directly into the molds and let “dry” for 72 hours. If you add less milk the molds setup faster from my understanding but I wanted as much breast milk in there as possible without messing up the base.  I’ve been using it on her for the last 8 months and it’s been great. I just whipped up a new batch. Even her doctor was impressed. #ParentingWin

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First baby hug!!!

I put Kennady in bed with me this morning to nurse and I fell asleep. She started patting my face to wake me up then leans in and puts her arms around my neck and hugged me. Then she kissed my nose and hugged me again. I’m on a mommy-cloud-nine. Just had to share this milestone with everyone.




Blessed and loved

As I sit here and organize Kennady’s things to put in her new closet I realize yet again how truly blessed and loved we have been. I thank God on a daily basis for blessing Kennady and I. For blessing us with amazing people in our lives who are willing to go above and beyond to help us out.  So many people don’t have a support system and I’m blessed enough to have a huge one.  My daughter wants for nothing and I have been lucky enough to be able to stay at home with her. I love every minute I get to spend with her. Even when she’s teething lol. She’s my world. I feel like I don’t say thank you enough to those in my life. I’m going to have to do better in that department. 

I hear about so many people who don’t have any help and it breaks my heart. I pray that they find kind and loving people to help them along the way. My family and friends have been my angels here on earth. I wish everyone had the kind of people I have been blessed with.


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Carrier: LilleBaby Airflow in black



YAY She got to be semi normal

My baby girl got to have PIZZA for the first time last night and she loved it. I found a company Daiya who makes really great vegan cheeses. well now they have come out with a line of pizzas. The pizzas are allergy friendly. Actually all of their current items are allergy friendly. 

The pizzas are on a gluten free crust, have vegan cheese, nut free, soy free and egg free. These are all things my daughter has to stay away from. So I jumped on this pizza quick fast and in a hurry. I do Baby Led Weaning (is it even called that if your kid is over a year old? lol) but I’m less strict with it. I will cut up Kennady’s food when I feel it might be a bit too large for her or might be a choking hazard.

I cooked the pizza as the box directed. Now here’s a crazy fact about me. I can cook just about anything from scratch but foods from a box tend to mess me up lol. After the pizza was cooked I  let it cool a bit and cut it up into smaller tiny mouth bite sized pieces. Kennady LOVED it. I haven’t seen her eat anything that fast in days. Well anything but her favorite Daiya “cheddar cheese”. She eats that stuff daily.

The pizzas are a bit on the pricier side at $9.99 each BUT as thrifty mom of an allergy ridden toddler I feel these are worth EVER dime.


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Nuna Sena

I’m really excited to be able to write about the Nuna Sena Mini play yard. We travel a lot so when my daughter got too big for her Fisher Price Rock-N-Sleep I started researching and looking for something that was easy to travel with. I was looking for a bed/play yard that was easy to fold, not too heavy , had it’s own bag and was compact. Enter the Nuna Sena Mini.
I chose the Sena mini for a number of reasons. When we travel we normally do so with my mother. She is a “woman of a certain age” so I wanted something that would be easy for her to use as well as myself. The Sena is light weight compared to other play yards. We stay in standard 2 bed hotel rooms so space is often limited. The Sena mini is a great bit smaller than your average play yard. It fits perfectly between the two beds in a double bed hotel room. Now lets move to my favorite part the one handed setup and fold. It opens with one hand and closes with one hand. You push down on the middle to open it and pull up on the strap in the middle to close it. It comes with it’s own bag as well. Think …one of those beach chairs with the bag. The bag reminds me of that. My mom has a midsize car so space can be limited when we’re traveling with two adults , a baby and all the things a baby needs. This fits right behind the seat standing up on the floor in her car. It doesn’t take up much room at all. Overall this is my favorite play yard for travel and for home. My daughter is small for her size so we’ve been able to use it longer than most I’m sure. There is now a changer attachment for the Sena. I’m going to look into getting one. I just want to make sure my daughter isn’t too heavy for it already. If you’re looking for a neat easy to use play yard check out the Nuna Sena Mini (or full size. It folds and sets up the same way).

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Happy Easter

I’d like to wish all my readers a Happy Easter. I pray that your lives are filled with love and all things wonderful.


Inza and Kennady 2015

The celebration is complete

After weeks and weeks of planning and changed dates my tiny princess finally had her first birthday party and was baptized. It was a beautiful event filled with love.  Most of those invited and who RSVPed didn’t show up which turned out to be ok. We had just the right number of people for the venue and party. When it started I got a call from the minister saying her car had broken down and she was waiting for AAA. So I had everyone go ahead and eat. Amy got grilled chicken, beans, rice and potato salad. From what everyone said it was good. I couldn’t eat any of it because I’m still nursing and Kennady has major allergies. I’ll get into that more in a future post. I was blessed to find an allergen friendly bakery for Kennady’s cake.  It was gluten free, nut free, egg free, dairy free, soy free and corn free. Just what I needed for my tiny princess. The smash cake was only $8 and free delivery. I ordered cupcakes for myself and anyone else who has an allergy problem. I was surprised they were very tasty.
The minister finally arrived. My friends Danielle and Jody helped get Kennady ready along with her Godmother Amy. I hadn’t seen Jody since high school and lets just say that’s been many years. Jody and I have known each other since we were 5. We dressed Kennady in her pretty white dress, white tights, white headband (which she promptly took off) and white baptismal shoes. She looked like such a big girl.  At 4pm the baptismal ceremony started. I didn’t think I’d get emotional but I did. I actually cried. There was just so much going through my head and my heart. The room was filled with overwhelming love. Everyone there cares about Kennady and I and that meant the world to me. I was so happy with how everything turned out. Everyone seemed to have a good time and Kennady was thrilled with her cake and everything else. I’m one happy mommy :)
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