I’d like to welcome a new advertiser to Crunchy Domestic Goddess – Lily’s Garden Herbals, maker of natural, herbal, non-toxic household cleaners. You may recall that I reviewed these natural cleaning products a few months ago and was very pleased with the results. Lily’s Garden Herbals were formulated by Kim Falcone, a mother and herbalist with a deep appreciation for the natural world. All of Lily’s Garden Herbals natural household products are homemade, non-toxic, contain NO chemical ingredients or synthetic preservatives, are biodegradable and never tested on animals. Her ad is located in my left sidebar. Welcome, Lily’s Garden Herbals!

In case you aren’t on the Business of Being Born mailing list, but are waiting for the DVD release to Netflix, I wanted to let you know you are going to have to wait a little longer. The Netflix release has been pushed back to Feb. 26. The good news is that the reason it was pushed back is because BOBB is now planning a theatrical run in Chicago, Seattle, and Tulsa. So, yay for more exposure! The bad news, of course, is it that means more waiting, unless you happen to be in Chicago, Seattle or Tulsa. Then by all means get yourself toRead More →

That’s how much money we saved ourselves this weekend by picking up the dog crap in the yard ourselves, instead of hiring the local pooper scooper to do it. After the diagnosis of the crazy balled up ligament in my back and the increasing pain I was experiencing, I felt justified in considering hiring someone to remove the last two months’ worth of frozen poopsicles from our yard. However, after discovering the pooper scooper charges $40 per 5-gallon bucketful for a one-time removal, and knowing our backyard was fuller than I should probably admit, Jody and I decided just to do it ourselves this pastRead More →

Cross-posted today at BlogHer: BlogHers Act. As always, I welcome comments over there. Makes me feel loved special like someone is actually reading. ;) When I became pregnant with my first child after a 13-month long roller-coaster ride of trying to conceive (including two rounds of IUI – intrauterine insemination), I admit that at first I welcomed morning sickness with open arms. However it didn’t take long for the novelty to wear off and it became a sort of love-hate relationship. I loved the dry heaves I experienced every morning for the first trimester of my pregnancy for the reassurance they provided me that aRead More →

If you are searching for the Bloggy Giveaway post, here is the link to my digital camera giveaway. And now, let’s get back to January’s Carnival of Breastfeeding, brought to you by the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog. This month’s theme is “beginnings and endings.” Since I don’t know much yet about endings with regard to breastfeeding, I thought I’d share the story of my breastfeeding beginning – one I’ve yet to tell here – instead. Following my story I have links to other bloggers participating in this month’s carnival. Hope you will pay them a visit too. :) After a much harder than expected labor andRead More →

2/2/08: This GIVEAWAY is now CLOSED. I am no longer accepting new entries. Thank you for all of the interest! :) It’s time again for another round of the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival and this time I’ve got something supa-dupa cool to give away – a digital camera! It’s an HP Photosmart M547 6.2 MP 3x Optical Zoom digital camera. (Thank you, HP!) I’d like to say that it’s brand new in the box, but the truth is that I took it out and used it a handful of times. That was back when we were thinking of buying a new camera and I wanted toRead More →