MamaKate

Babywearing

Posted by in Activism, Baby Wearing

Well, it’s time to do my part to say something about the recent uproar about baby carriers. Our slings, mai teis, and various carriers are being looked at as possibly unsafe by the CPSC. There was the recall a few months ago that got everyone that wasn’t already “in-the-know” about baby carriers scared of slings. SCARED. Scared of something that could be the most wonderful thing to discover for you and your child. From this singular recall, all other similar carriers are getting lumped into the issue. There might even…read more

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More About Food

Posted by in Activism, Documentary, Family, Nutrition

As Spring has sprung, food has been on my mind quite often.  With gardens popping up everywhere–including our yard–and with the Farmers Market opening day fast approaching, I can’t help but let food consume my thoughts.  In our garden we have all the early spring stuff already planted–broccoli, carrots, spinach, arugula, kale, cauliflower, beans, peas, onions, and lettuce–and tonight we will add in some tomato and red pepper starts around the border.  I. can’t. wait. for. tomatoes. seriously.  Last night my lovely grandmother, who gardened most of her life, gave…read more

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No Impact

Posted by in Activism, Family

John and I just got back from the local screening of No Impact Man. The main idea of it was something we, of course, have pondered before. We, as a family, are becoming increasingly more conscious of our impact on the environment. It’s nice to watch movies like this one to light the fire for inspiration to keep moving forward with our goals. John and I both liked the fact that the family doing this “no impact for a year” project had a well thought out plan for things to…read more

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I Made Soap!

Posted by in Activism, Family

Spring is here and I made laundry soap!  Yep, I’ve decided to go ahead and make my own laundry soap and household cleaners.  I’ve known for a long time that it would be simple and affordable, but have just now made the effort to actually do it.  Last week I attended a Permaculture meeting and left feeling completely inspired.  Inspired enough to start making some changes to the way we do things around our house.  So, we are taking small steps here and there to be less wasteful and more…read more

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Wow

Posted by in Activism

Ok, so we (The Fry Fam) are busy! Seriously. What are we busy with? Well, to start we have two children and one of us has a job. Then, there’s the normal house upkeep, website upkeep, business networking mumbo jumbo. And also, for my business I usually need 2 sewing nights a week to keep up with orders and preparation for upcoming craft shows. This has been the extent of what has kept us busy until just recently when we decided to sign up for everything under the Sun! (I’m…read more

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Oh boy!

Posted by in Activism, Breastfeeding

Oh man! I feel awesome today, for so many reasons. For one, I am feeling 100% better after having my second bout with Mastitis. The main reason for this post stems from this breast infection I have, but I’ll get to that in a minute. I also want to let you know that I am wearing flip-flops. Yes, flip-flops. It is 60 degrees outside, and I am joyous. 30’s may be coming back for a few days, but today it is 60, and I am so glad for that. Indiana…read more

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