If you haven’t yet heard of Kyle Miller’s story, I urge you to take a few minutes and watch the video. It’s heartbreaking, but contains such valuable information about the importance of using a 5-point harness carseat up to 80 lbs. Please also read the information to the right of the video and pass this along to anyone you know with young children. Also, a few days ago, I read some tragic news on a message board I’ve been a part of for the past five years. A mama lost her 18-month-old baby girl after she drowned in the bathtub. Her husband walked out ofRead More →

Feb. 11 is my 2-year blogging anniversary. Wow! Time flies when you are having fun, huh? One of my goals when I started my blog is mentioned on my “About” page: “Since Ava’s birth, I’ve felt a need to raise awareness on various issues relating to women’s health and children, something I try to do via my blog. I truly do want to make the world a better place for her and Julian and I hope that I can do that even if it’s in a very small way. As Gandhi said, ‘We must be the change we wish to see in the world.’” IRead More →

My husband Jody is 34 years old today. :) Happy birthday to you Jody, the father of my children and the love of my life. I know I don’t always say it, but it’s true. Not having much money to spend on birthdays, I had to get creative with gift ideas. I bought him a couple of DVDs (A Christmas Story and Savannah Smiles – from his youth – I’m happy that they are both kid-friendly flicks – at least I think they are), as well as a 10-visit pass to our city’s rec center. Then, on the creative side, I framed a recent pictureRead More →

Ava and I made oatmeal-Goji berry muffins and cookies today. If you’ve never heard of Goji berries (aka wolfberries) before, I highly suggest you read more about them, specifically about their nutritional value. These are some amazing little berries! * 19 amino acids, 6 times more than Bee Pollen * 21 trace minerals, including Germanium * 6 essential fatty acids * Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, E * More beta carotene than carrots * More antioxidant power than any other known food source * 500 times more Vitamin C than oranges * 4 Unique Polysaccharides (Master Molecules) found in no other food source * LinoleicRead More →

Since I started my blog nearly two years ago, several of my (real life) friends have started up blogs of their own. They are all in my blogroll, but I wanted to give a shout out to them here too. :) Hi, ladies. Heather at A Mama’s Blog Julie at ChezArtz Sonja at Sonja’s Outdoor World and most recently, Nicole at From My Zoo To Yours Stop by and say hello to them, won’t ya? Tell them Amy sent ya. ;) Recently I’ve been on the lookout for other mamas with similar interests/passions as mine to add to my blogroll. Here are a few newRead More →

I finally took Dawn‘s recommendation and bought some Charlie’s Soap Laundry Powder. I’d been wanting to switch to a natural detergent for a while, but I put it off because I had a large bottle of All Free & Clear that I didn’t want to go to waste. Once that was nearly used up (I gave the leftovers to my sister), I placed my order for Charlie’s. I’ve been using it for about a week now and so far, so good. I didn’t want blab about it on my blog until it passed the cloth diapers test, but it did so and with flying colors.Read More →