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Jenny Bradford

Full-time Wife, Yogi, and Mom

Mom to 2

Dallas, TX

Jenny Bradford lives in the Dallas, TX area and blogs at Living (formerly Conscientious Confusion). This includes everything from green living, natural health, conscientious consumerism, cloth diapering, and living frugally. She is a wife to Christian and mom to Little Sir born Oct. 2009, and Little Lady, born Feb. 2011.

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Keeping germs away
November 14, 2012 4:00 pm | by

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas? No, that was actually a little bit of sarcasm on my part — it’s cold and flu season again! Just when you thought you’d made it through, it’s back. Nothing brings out the sniffles and stomach bugs like sending your precious children back to school to exchange germs with their friends. But never fear! We are here to remind you of some simple and easy ways that we can all help our kids maintain their immunity and ward off those pesky germs.   Hand washing – did you know that you

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Solid foods and cloth diapers
October 29, 2012 1:00 pm | by
Cloth Diaper Creams

I’m one of those moms who looks forward with great anticipation to the time that my babies start to turn from dazed infant to interactive baby. One of those signs of increased involvement is starting solid foods. Whether you start with purees or do baby led weaning, solid foods are going to affect your cloth diaper routine. But like the small changes that make your baby’s personality shine more brightly with age, the change to solids from liquids is a positive and exciting one. My son eating sweet potatoes, and applying them to his head Surprise: poop smells more stinky

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Potty Training – What to do when it’s time for #2
September 26, 2012 10:30 am | by

After almost 3 months of being completely potty trained for peeing (self initiating, able to go to the potty all by himself), my almost-3-year-old son still refused to poop in the potty. Any potty. Not his potty chair, not a potty seat on the big potty, not even the kid-sized potty at his preschool. Every single day, I used my diaper sprayer to spray poop out of his big boy underwear while we repeated the same conversation:Me: “Where does the poop go?”Him: “In the potty”Me: “Where did you put it?”Him: “In my underwear” *sigh* It got to the point where

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Prenatal Yoga
August 29, 2012 3:29 pm | by

I admit it: in my pre-kid years, I was kind of a yoga addict! I’ve never been a huge fan of exercise that involves a lot of bouncing around, huffing and puffing, or excessive sweating. I love how my muscles pull and stretch in yoga and slowly became stronger while the deep breathing relaxes my whole body. Another aspect of yoga that I that I particularly appreciated during my first pregnancy was the ability to modify almost any routine or move to accommodate various physical challenges, such as a watermelon-sized bump in the middle of my body. Because I have

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Mom’s Top Ten List
August 1, 2012 3:10 pm | by

I’ll be traveling this week to New York City for the annual BlogHer blogging conference – without my kids! I am so excited about this chance to meet with so many of my wonderful internet friends*, and to be encouraged by all the sessions and speakers. While I’m away, my husband and in-laws will be taking turns caring for the kids, currently 2.5 years old and 17 months. You might wonder, are you worried that things will fall apart while you’re gone? What if the discipline slips? No, I don’t really worry about those things. Here is part of the

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My Modular Diaper Bag
July 2, 2012 7:55 pm | by

Our last post featured the contents of Jill’s diaper bag, so I thought I’d show you mine, too! My favorite diaper bag was always the Petunia Picklebottom touring tote, but when we added a second child in cloth diapers to our family, it was suddenly too small! Instead of upgrading to the Sashay Satchel (which would have been my first choice but wasn’t in the budget at the time), I decided to go to Etsy and find an artisan that could make me a bag from cloth. Mine was custom-made, but here’s the design it is based on from The

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How potty training affects laundry
June 23, 2012 9:36 am | by

Potty training, for us, means instantly less diaper laundry. Hooray! The potty training toddler is still having accidents, but it is definitely a huge difference to have only one baby in cloth when I was accustomed to two. I’m no longer having to run loads of laundry and stuff pockets late into the night because I’ve run out of diapers. Occasionally, the diaper pail wet bag is actually full before I run out of diapers! While I’m really enjoying less urgency in washing my stash, I’ve also learned from the more experienced cloth diaper mamas that I have to be

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In the trenches of potty training
June 7, 2012 2:59 pm | by

Did you read Jill’s wonderful and informative post earlier this week about the Potty Training Boot Camp method? Let me warn you, this post is nothing like that. We are, as I type, smack in the middle of attempting potty learning with Little Sir, our 2.5 year old son. This is a post, not from experience and hindsight, but from the trenches. I can’t tell you “how we did it” as much as “how we are attempting to do this”. May you learn from my ongoing mistakes!   Let me set the stage for you. Little Sir is what some

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Cloth 201: Traveling? Don’t forget the dirty diapers!
May 14, 2012 2:47 pm | by

A few weeks ago, our car started smelling really weird. At first, I ignored it because really, when does a car carrying two toddlers smell GOOD? But eventually we broke down and did a full-car clean out. What did we find in the back hatch area of our car? A slightly wet cloth diaper! Fortunately, it was only wet and not solid waste. Can you imagine if had been poop? I can guarantee that we would have found it sooner! Keeping up with diapers and wet bags is just another mom duty that comes along with cloth diapering. Even the

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Mom’s Week: Love, Mom by Jenny B.
May 14, 2012 8:35 am | by

Editor’s Note: As part of our Mom’s Week celebration, we asked our blog contributors to write a special post entitled, “Love, Mom” Throughout the week we will be sharing their posts with you. We hope you enjoy them and it inspires you to take a few moments to write to the most important people in your life and to sign it “Love, Mom”. ———- Dear kids, It’s been less than 3 years since I became a mommy for the first time, but already my life is so different thanks to you both! In some ways, I’m a better person and

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