Author: Elizabeth

Hot Weather Wearing

News flash: If you babywear in the summer, you are going to be hot. No, seriously. Everyone always asks “what’s the best wrap or carrier for hot summers? Humid summers? What will keep baby and I cool? What about solarveil/hemp/linen/mesh/cotton?”…

Wonder Woven Review: Montijello

The handwoven wrap craze has exploded. Every week, new weavers pop up, and every week, mamas (and the market) flock to a different one. Weavers flog wraps, open and swiftly close custom lists, sneak-release, try hard to be the Next…

Comparing Tekhnis

Lately I’ve seen a few mamas asking for comparisons between different Tekhni weaves. Since I have a ceres ecos tester here, I thought I’d take some pics and share some impressions while I have three of the four different weaves…

Sh*& Lactivists Say

photo by Blue Silk Photography

Oh, I’ve been to nurse-ins. I’ve tandem-nursed – twice, and intentionally. My middle son breastfed until age four. All my kids have various protein intolerances, requiring me to keep dietary restrictions shared mostly by medieval hermits and late-stage anorexics. I’ve…

Mainstream Parenting, Doggy Style

We weren’t always baby-wearing, co-sleeping, attachment-parenting hippies. We listened to the experts. We were afraid. If we did what our instincts told us, our precious baby would be forever damaged, destructive, and horribly spoiled. So we followed the mainstream, sucked…

No, They Are Not Full.

Dear Grocery Store Bagger, Church Lady, Homeless Dude, Well-Meaning Starbucks Guy, Chik-Fil-A Woman, and Everyone Else Who Will Say This To Me This Week and It’s Only Tuesday, I know you’re trying to make conversation. I know you probably don’t…