As an organic-eating, glass-instead-of-plastic mommy, you would think I'd be a cloth diaper fan. Sadly, my laziness limits my ability to give enough shits about the environment when it comes to Clark's dirty diapers. Also, my husband is an obsessive coupon clipper, and, so far, we've paid no more than $20/month for diapers. I have nothing against cloth diapering, but I am … [Read more...] about Cloth Diapers: 27 Questions
The holidays are just around the corner, and for new moms and dads everywhere, the question of the hour is, "What should I get my baby for Christmas?" It's a complicated question. Since your baby won't remember this holiday, it's probably a good idea to err on the side of practicality. But practical gifts don't have to be boring (also, practical gifts aren't always … [Read more...] about What to Get For Baby’s First Christmas
A lot of parents share Amazon Mom (totally discriminatory/sexist, but that's not the point) as a source for diaper deals. Amazon boasts that its prices are 20% cheaper than in-store diaper purchases. Right now, people are sharing Amazon's $25 gift card bonus as an opportunity to get "free diapers" (it's not, BTW, if you like diapers that actually work). But, will signing up for … [Read more...] about Buying Diapers from Amazon: Amazing Deal or Total Rip Off?
There are a few major differences between homeowners and apartment dwellers, but the issues become significant when the following happens: 1. Your LO has a shitsplosion. A shitsplosion that involves you dissessembling his entire swing and scrubbing it in the bathtub. Because you're not bringing the baby to the laundry room. And you can't leave him alone in your … [Read more...] about Apartment Dwelling Parents: Pros & Cons
My husband and I have learned a lot about being practical when it comes to baby supply purchases. Diapers, clothes, formula (if you need it), and other incidentals can quickly add up. When you're sleep deprived, it's easy buy things impulsively and "worry about it later". Except that you discover "later" means a negative checking account and some serious "WTF did I do?!" buyers … [Read more...] about What Every New Parent Needs to Know About Coupons, Gift Returns, and Saving Money on Diapers and Formula