Victoria Day Long Weekend

Victoria Day long weekend (or May 2-4) is one of my top long weekends throughout the year.  It is the first long weekend that, more often than not, has great weather for outdoor shenanigans.

When we were much younger, this weekend was about finding a place to throw a party.  Now it is all about fun outside and resisting the urge for mid afternoon naps.

To kick of our weekend, we took Little Man to visit Grandma N and Grampa A on Saturday.  Grampa A had a huge pile of manure to mulch into his gardens, and we had an exciting surprise for Little Man.


Not crappy plastic tools to dig and rake to his heart’s content, but real metal and wooden tools. Continue reading


Cloth Diapers Part 3: Our Experience

Today is the third istallement of my series on cloth diapering.  First I wrote about the “ew” factor and other myths of using cloth.  Next I wrote about the different types of cloth diapers.  Today I want to tell you a little bit about our experience with cloth diapering Little Man.

We knew we wanted to use cloth diapers from the get-go.  It seemed like a good thing to do for Continue reading

Cloth Diapers Part 2: Different Shapes for Different Babes

In part one of the Cloth Diapers series, I talked about the “ew” factor (how cloth diapering is not as dirty and gross as people think).  This week’s post is about the different types of cloth diapers available today.

Ah the complicated world of the modern cloth diaper.  Flat diapers?  Prefolds?  Pocket diapers?  All-in-one’s? It’s enough to make your head spin.  If you know that you want to use cloth diapers with your little one, but Continue reading