Weddings & Babies: New Beginnings & Hope

Every now and then, I experience something that causes a fundamental shift in my perspective. This weekend—the weekend when my big brother married a truly beautiful woman—has been one of those times. My family is geographically separated. Our immediate family is spread out between four U.S. states and three time zones, and … Continue reading

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt

DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Ruffles

The Project: A DIY ruffled crib skirt Total Time: Several Hours Pattern: None Used Costs: Sewing Machine, Material & Thread Difficulty: Moderate (and Requires Patience) My Daughter’s DIY Ruffled Crib Skirt Our crib skirt is by far my favorite DIY project from Small Shaw’s nursery, so I’m excited to share it with you today on … Continue reading

Adorably gDiapered Baby Bottoms

Adorable gDiapers MilliGFunk

  I never made a big decision about cloth diapering. I did do a lot of research, but I think that I knew before I started researching that I wanted to cloth diaper. The thought of using disposables just kind of icked me out. Maybe it’s my compulsive need to … Continue reading

The Postpartum Meal Train

Meal Train for New Parents MilliGFunk

Note: This is not a sponsored post. After the birth of our baby girl, our Family Readiness Group (FRG) leader did a wonderful thing for us: she organized a Meal Train. A Meal Train is a lineup of families who deliver pre-made meals to new parents. Mealtrain.com allows the organizer to … Continue reading

How to Make Your Own DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers

DIY Diaper Pail Deodorizers from MilliGFunk

The Story of Two Diaper Pails We have two diaper pails in our nursery: one for trash and one for diaper laundry. Both pails are Safety 1st Simple Step pails with compartments in the lids for deodorizing disks. Unfortunately, I can’t find deodorizing disks in Germany and it seemed excessive … Continue reading

Incredible Customer Service at buybuy Baby

buy buy Baby ships baby glider to APO address

  Every once in a while, I have a customer service experience that blows all others out of the water. One of those experiences was in ordering our baby nursery glider for shipment to our APO address from buybuy Baby in Maplewood, Missouri in November 2013. Note: If you’re unfamiliar with … Continue reading

The Fog: A Guest Post by Chambanachick

Chambanachick Guest Post

Thanks so much to Melissa for asking me to write in her space today! Wishing you all the best for the upcoming labor day. Congratulations on the little girl joining your family soon! It settles in the first time that baby with the softest hair and sweetest breath is placed … Continue reading

Marathoner to Mommy: What a Difference A Year Makes

Marathoner to Mommy

Today in 2013, I Ran My First Full Marathon Nick was recently home from Afghanistan, we were quickly approaching our first wedding anniversary, and I’d spent the previous 9 months counting down his deployment and running — a lot. Today in 2014, I’m 36 Weeks Pregnant We’re in Germany now, … Continue reading

34 Weeks Pregnant — Daydreaming of Sushi & Beer

Pregnant - Daydreaming of Sushi and Beer - MilliGFunk

I’m in the final weeks of my first pregnancy, and while I’d like to say that I’m romantically distracted with images of frilly little baby girl clothes and a milk-drunk baby asleep in my arms, the truth is that I’m not. Not yet, at least. I don’t yet know what … Continue reading

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