A Day With Darude

Have you ever had an experience that makes you take a step away from your life and reflect? Or a moment where realization hits you square in the face? I was blessed to have one such experience this past weekend when I won a contest to go out to Portland, meet Darude and catch one […] The post A Day With Darude appeared first on lo-wren ....more

LÍLLÉbaby Carrier Giveaway

Back in July, This West Coast Mommy marked two years of blogging. Two years deserves a big giveaway, and this is it! Okay, okay, it’s a little late (or a lot late), but better late than never, right? ...more

Atlantic City Airshow: Thunder Over the Boardwalk

I am a proud Air Force BRAT, my father having served 23 years in the United States Air Force (USAF). My father’s Air Traffic Controller career took us all over the world, but my favorite place, and the place I consider “home” growing up, was the United Kingdom. The one thing I remember most is […] The post Atlantic City Airshow: Thunder Over the Boardwalk appeared first on lo-wren ....more

HALO® SleepSack® Review

I no longer have a baby small enough to fit into a HALO SleepSack®, but I owned and used at least four of them when D was a baby, both cotton and fleece. As a new mom, having read so much about SIDS and healthy sleep, swaddles and sleep sacks were my early go-to choices […] The post HALO® SleepSack® Review appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Epic De-Stash and Giving Diapers, Giving Hope Fundraiser

Cloth diapering provided so much for my little family — a cost efficient way to diaper my son, a gateway into the natural parenting community, amazing networking opportunities through blogging, and many more wonderful benefits. I’ve met SO many wonderful people through cloth diapering, and cloth diapering provided me an outlet for writing in those […] The post Epic De-Stash and Giving Diapers, Giving Hope Fundraiser appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Sh*t Happens: When HUMP Day Becomes a CRAP Day

You know those cool swag bags you get when you attend conventions and trade shows? They’re awesome, right? Full of fun goodies, gadgets and gifts, mostly things you don’t need or never wanted ....more

MommyCon 2015: Cloth Diapering in DC

I am finally recovering from the whirlwind weekend in DC, celebrating all things natural parenting at MommyCon 2015. I am struck by how much this amazing convention has grown since its first year! Cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, oh, MY! ...more

Fun Stories For Kids

I remember shopping for books when my nieces were little, navigating the children’s book section of the bookstore was like navigating a war zone without a map. I had no idea what to buy, other than books I remembered from my own childhood and the books featured prominently within the section (publishers are genius about […] The post Fun Stories For Kids appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Smart Bottoms Eloise Giveaway

For the past year I’ve had the honor of being a Smart Bottoms Cloth Diaper Ambassador, endorsing a cloth diaper brand whose product and business philosophy I believe in 100%. Since I began diapering in 2012, I’ve watched Smart Bottoms grow from a company with a buzz among cloth diaper bloggers, to a brand whose […] The post Smart Bottoms Eloise Giveaway appeared first on lo-wren ....more

And Sometimes I Write About Cat Dander…

I wake up each morning, filled with gratitude. I’m grateful to have a happy and healthy family, and I’m grateful to have a job that I love. While it means that I’m unable to blog here as often as in the past, it also means that I’m able to work from home in a career […] The post And Sometimes I Write About Cat Dander… appeared first on lo-wren ....more