Smart Bottoms + MommyCon = Limited Edition Print

With MommyCon 2015 kicking off in Chicago on February 21st, excitement is brewing! Some of your favorite bloggers and baby biz folks will be in attendance (Dirty Diaper Laundry, The Leaky Boob, Badass Breastfeeder, Baby Guy NYC, and more), offering sessions about everything from Cloth Diapering to Potty Training. If you’re not familiar with this […] The post Smart Bottoms + MommyCon = Limited Edition Print appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Tip Toey Joey Toddler Shoes: Run, Jump, Repeat

When my husband and I found out that we were expecting a boy, I immediately turned to him and said, “Well, we’ll be saving a lot of money because I won’t be buying tons of dresses and accessories.” It turned out that this was only partly true because my husband, whom I lovingly refer to […] The post Tip Toey Joey Toddler Shoes: Run, Jump, Repeat appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Parenting: Saying ‘No’ When You Want to Say ‘Yes’

We’ve all had those days when we fall into bed exhausted after teaching, corralling, making difficult decisions, and nurturing our little ones. Then there are those moments where you have to make split-second parenting calls; you know, when your little one says something inappropriate out in public, especially when it’s directed towards someone. I had […] The post Parenting: Saying ‘No’ When You Want to Say ‘Yes’ appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Whore Pigs and Other Toddlerisms

The wonders of toddlerhood, and the toddlerisms that my son often comes up with never, ever cease to amaze and amuse me. This past weekend was one I had bookmarked, scheduled, and looked forward to for weeks. It began with me asking my husband to take Friday off, as I wanted to hit up a […] The post Whore Pigs and Other Toddlerisms appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Glow Bug Cloth Diapers: Fun, Functional, and Affordable

I had the great fortune to name one of the diapers in Glow Bug Cloth Diapers’ Earth Fest Collection last spring (Zevron), and recently named a diaper in their 2015 Brainiac Collection (High Fidelity). If you haven’t participated in Glow Bug’s Name This Print contest, be sure to follow them on Facebook so that […] The post Glow Bug Cloth Diapers: Fun, Functional, and Affordable appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Should I Try to Conceive Directly Following a Miscarriage?

When I shared publicly, about suffering my first miscarriage, I received an outpouring of support and well-meaning advice. Overwhelmingly, people responded by telling me to try again as soon as possible; they meant well, but somehow I felt that this was bad advice [for me]. Don’t get me wrong, my first thought, after discovering I […] The post Should I Try to Conceive Directly Following a Miscarriage? ...more

Parenting Is Not About Me

One of the greatest lessons I’ve learned as a parent is that parenting is not about me or my husband, it is, and always will be about our child. From the earliest days, our lives were dictated by our infant’s most basic needs: breastfeeding on-demand, dry diapers, warm clothes. Those early choices had nothing to […] The post Parenting Is Not About Me appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Cloth Diapering: Accessories You Don’t Need

This post is geared towards those families who wish to take a simplistic and minimalist approach to cloth diapering, as I did. Retailers are going to hate me for this, but here goes…. After cloth diapering for two and a half years, I’ve seen my share of cloth diaper trends and accessories, and have amassed […] The post Cloth Diapering: Accessories You Don’t Need appeared first on lo-wren ....more

Top 8 Posts of 2014

Happy New Year! 2014 was a year of hurdles, set-backs, growth, achievement, and enlightenment; thank you for being a part of that journey! I have some exciting projects to announce in 2015, and hope that you’ll continue along with me on this incredible ride ....more

Amping-up Your Skin Care Regimen

Let’s talk about skin care for a moment, shall we? I’ve shared about the difficulties I’ve experienced finding a cleanser that wouldn’t irritate or dry out my extremely sensitive skin, but I’ve not shared about some of the things I do to replace chemical astringents and toners. I’m creeping towards being a ‘woman of a […] The post Amping-up Your Skin Care Regimen appeared first on lo-wren ....more