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I was talking with a friend the other day and the topic turned to our children and how our parenting styles change as we mature, gain experience and get more comfortable with being responsible for another human being.  I can remember bring home my first baby almost 9 years ago and having nothing else to do other than sit and stare at her.  Every time she demanded I was there to appease.  I was there to appease before she demanded.  My first born baby has grown into a cautious child.  She is not daring, not very independent, and always asks before she acts on something.

5 years ago my second was born.  I didn’t have the same amount of time I did with my first.  I spent more time sitting back and watching, and less time jumping in and “rescuing”.  DD#2 does not take no for an answer.  If I tell her to hold on a minute, she finds a way to figure it out on her own.  She is a firecracker.  She is a confident child, always getting into trouble, always pushing the limits.

My youngest daughter is now nearly 2 years old.  I have a much more laid back parenting style than I did 9 years ago.  My baby eats sand at the park and I don’t freak out.  She paints, plays in water, gets grass stains, puts playdough in her mouth  and colors with markers.  If it won’t hurt her I let her do it.  I let her make mistakes, and if she asks for help, I help her.  I’m excited to watch her grow and develop and see what personality style she will have.

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I’v been working on some prefolds for my beautiful Avery who is nearly 22 months.  Of course just when they all came in the mail and I embellished them, found two lonely diaper pins and mastered folding the diapers and pinning them (up until this point we had done pocket diapers) she has a sudden interest in the potty.  Now normally I wouldn’t even begin to think about toilet teaching a child this young, but when they are taking their pants off every chance they get and telling you the second that they have peed, well, who am I to hold her back, right? so the fun begins.  I scoured the Net looking for a pattern to use my prefolds and turn them into training pants, preferably with a water proof outer, but to my dismay, there was not a thing out there that I could find.  Sooooooo, that brings me here.  I am going to make up my own pattern.  wish me luck!

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Introductions

Afternoon all!  I am sitting here wondering the proper way to introduce myself, define myself.  Wife, Mother of three, crafty, cloth diapering, recycling, superhero.  They are all so fitting!  All so me!  I’m hoping to make the time to share (with anyone who want’s to share) my crafty ways.  Let’s get thing moving!

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