Monday, March 28, 2011

Menus, Babies, and Bellies!

As most of you know my husband is a professional photographer (and my personal photog tutor) and we have decided to throw a really fun mini-session portrait party!  SO...for all you Portland mamas out there check this out!

This is a great opportunity to save over 50% off regular session fees!  I will be there assisting any moms or kiddos that need it!  I will also be providing light snacks as well as discount coupons and information on local companies who support local mommas!  There is limited space available, so please book your session time NOW!!  I hope to see all you glowing mamas there!

On to some pregnancy musings.  I have been researching a lot about cloth diapers the past few days.  We did cloth diapers with my son and loved it.  When we first started, so many people said it was too hard and we wouldn't be able to do it.  HOGWASH, I tell you!  It was much easier than anticipated!   We had a cloth diaper service for the first couple months that my son was born, which made it SO incredibly easy.  But even when we no longer had the service it was just as easy.  With the easy factor comes the green and toxin-free factor.  Happy babies, happy planet, happy mamas!  Cloth diapers have little to NO toxins, which protects our precious little one's bottoms!  Keeping disposable diapers OUT of the landfills, helps our beautiful planet....our home!  The average child goes through 6,000-10,000 diapers from birth to potty learning and these diapers sit in landfills for over 300 years!   GROSS!

So, why am I researching cloth diapers if I already know about them?  I want to learn about all the different cloth diaper products that are out there.  Let me tell you....there are LOTS!!!!  We used Bummis and BumGenius diaper covers with organic cotton diaper prefolds!  We really loved both products and kept them all.  We plan to use the ones we kept but I want to add to my cloth diaper stash.  I want to try a different brand!  So my research continues.  If any of your mamas out there recommend a different cloth diaper brand, send it my way.  I plan to put together a whole blog about cloth diapers, how to use them, and tips for all you mamas out there!  Keep an eye out for that! 

And for our menu this week!  I hope everyone is taking steps towards a healthy organic way of eating for your body and our planet!


MONDAY:  Vegetable Polenta Bake (moved from last week) with a green salad

TUESDAY:  Egg Salad Sandwiches with a green salad

WEDNESDAY:  Shrimp Tacos with black beans

THURSDAY:  Spaghetti with homemade veggie/tomato sauce and steamed kale

FRIDAY:  Veggie & Tofu Stir fry with brown rice

SATURDAY-  Vegetarian Cobb Salad and leftovers

SUNDAY-  Potato Casserole (*recipe to come) and Mustard Crusted Salmon

For more meal planning inspirations, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie every Monday.

Peace, love, and understanding,

"The best medicine in the world is a mother's kiss." - Anonymous


  1. I love cloth diapers too! Lucy is almost done with daipers!!!
    We would love to get some pictures done :)
    maybe on our camping trip
    hugs and kisses friend :)

  2. What a nice idea! And although I'm done having babies, if I was closer, I'd come and help- I'd never pass up an opportunity to be surrounded by beautiful tummies and mama's! :)

  3. I always love seeing your menu plans!

    As for cloth diapers - when the day comes for me to start/expand my little family I'm definitely planning on cloth diapering.

    The two I've heard the most buzz about have definitely been Fuzzibunz and Blueberries :)

  4. WE USE bum genius on our 2 year old Lucia. they are great because they grow with the child. i only had to purchase 8 shells for this diaper session. with my other baby, 3 years ago, i had to get the S, M, L shells as he got bigger.
    I am happy to see that cloth diapers are progressing.
    One thing about cloth, most day cares don't accept them! Loca!!!

  5. if you're not already a follower, you gotta connect with Ashley at Small Measure....

  6. My son is 3 now, so he's potty trained (whew), but I was totally intimidated by cloth diapers. Maybe the second time around....but it's true that daycares do not accept them here either,, so that complicates things...too bad though.

  7. Jess- I love you lady! I need to get planning on this camping trip! Thank you for reading and sending me some comment love!

    Crystal- I wish you were closer to come help! It is pretty amazing to be around bellies & babies! Thank you for reading!

    Caroline- I haven't heard about Blueberries! I need to check them out. I love the name. When the time comes, if you have any questions about cloth diapers, I can help! Thanks for stopping by!

    EccoGrrl- Thank you for the referral to her page. I checked her blog out. What an awesome blog and lady! Thank you, thank you!

    Monica- Thank you for stopping by. If you questions about cloth diapers with you second time around, let me know. I was totally intimidated as well but luckily I had some amazing ladies around that helped me conquer the fear of cloth diapers. And I feel blessed that I won't need to put my little one in day care! But it is too bad that day cares don't allow cloth diapers! Thank you so much for reading and stopping by!

    I love the comment love, ladies. Thank you!


  8. What a great idea! My baby bump is not showing yet but when it is I can't wait to have photos taken. Wish I lived just a bit closer to Portland.

  9. Anna- I didn't know you were pregnant! Congrats!!!! How wonderful! When are you due? Thank you for stopping by!

    -Alyson @


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