One of the most painful phrases to breastfeeding moms anywhere is: “plugged duct”. http://www.kellymom.com is one of the best resources out there for breastfeeding information. All of the suggestions on that site for a plugged duct are great: Hot compress, hot shower Nursing, nursing, nursing Massage Limiting saturated fat in your diet However, I stumbled… Continue reading The Magic Wand for a Plugged Duct
The best way to make cookies is to make a huge batch. I have a recipe for some awesome chocolate chip cookies that turns out, like, 5 dozen cookies. However, DO NOT bake them all! Bake 2 dozen. Eat some warm, share some with friends, have some for breakfast the next day. The rest of… Continue reading The Best Way to Make Cookies
I love pictures. I love to take them, and I especially love to look at them a few years down the road and sentimentally bask in the nostalgia. How in the heck are you supposed to manage the the gigantic number of pictures that are digital lives produce? Do it well, you can find a… Continue reading Organizing pictures in a super duper awesome way.
A bright magenta ink cartridge once exploded. All over. On the carpet. On my MOM’S beige carpet. Panic ensues along with extensive Google searching for how to get an ink stain out of carpet. I try everything. Then I stumble across this advice. Use rubbing alcohol to douse the stain. Cover it up with iodized… Continue reading Using rubbing alcohol and iodized salt gets out virtually any stain.
For my first baby, I thought Velcro cloth diapers would be much better than snaps! Easier! Faster! They wear out and lose their ‘stick’. They’re scratchy. Baby turns 7-8 months old and can start tearing their diapers off themselves. For my next baby, I bought a set of 12 snap diapers. They last forever! (so… Continue reading Snap cloth diapers are better than Velcro cloth diapers