Tag Archives: Lessons Learned

8 Tips for Avoiding Bug Bites (All-Natural Bug Spray Review)

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Itchy, scratchy, red bumps and blotches all over your body! No one wants that! And no one wants that for their child either. But when you spend as much time in the outdoors as we do, you’re bound to end up with a few, and let’s keep it to a few, shall we? We have gotten pretty good at avoiding… Read more »

Troubleshooting the Fit of a Nursing Bra

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Having an ill-fitting bra can be a nightmare! But how does a new mom know what size nursing bra to buy (especially when her breasts change size almost hourly!)? I’m currently on my 3rd size of nursing bra, now at almost 20 months postpartum, and I’m still not back to my pre-pregnancy bra size. It’s really incredible what your body can do to… Read more »

Maman’s Top 10 Most Popular Posts

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  As I celebrate my first blogiversary (blog + anniversary), I thought it would be a great idea to look through Google Analytics (an insight tool for websites) to see which of my 132 posts were the most popular. I ignored the posts that were just giveaways, because those are a little skewed, and also decided to break down my… Read more »

10 Tips for Moms Returning to Work

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I returned to work in December after a year-long maternity leave, and it has been a challenge. I should put that in the present tense: it IS a challenge. It is a challenge to get everyone up and out the door in the morning. It is a challenge to muster the energy to teach French to 150 children that aren’t… Read more »

Wee Woollies Review (+ Winter Layering Guide)

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 I received these items at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions remain my own.  We are a “rain or shine” family, which also means that we get outside whether it’s +35˚c or -35˚c. In order to do this successfully, though, we need some “tools”. There’s an old Norwegian saying, “There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.” So to… Read more »

Humans of the Outdoors: Advice Round-Up

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Welcome to the first ever Humans of the Outdoors Advice Round-Up! Whether you’ve just stepped out of your home and into the outdoors for the first time, or whether you’ve been doing it for years, you could probably use a little advice and you probably have some to give. When I “interview” folks for the Humans of the Outdoors series,… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Packing Less with Wool

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*This post contains affiliate links. After our first time backcountry camping with cloth diapers, we returned home feeling wise and wrote a list of do’s and don’ts. That list served us well in preparing for trip number two, and we had more success this time around. We repeated our do’s and avoided most of our don’ts and lightened our load… Read more »

Camping with Cloth Diapers: Dos & Don’ts

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*This post may contain affiliate links. Have you shied away from taking cloth diapers camping with you? Are you wondering if cloth diapering in the backcountry is a possibility? I am here today to tell you that IT IS POSSIBLE and WE’VE DONE IT! I don’t think I tell you often enough, but I’m not an expert. At anything really…. Read more »