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About: Megan McCoy Dellecese

Megan is a wife, mother to two young children, freelance writer, and educator. She shares her attempts at simplifying, among other things, at her blog, Meg Acts Out. When not busy meeting deadlines and chasing cats and kids, she enjoys acting in community theatre (where she met her husband), watching old movies, and sharpening her history buff skills.

Recent Posts by Megan McCoy Dellecese

Organizing Cloth Diapers – Part 2

I posted a handful of cloth diaper storage ideas a couple of years ago (and the ideas are still great!), but I thought it’d be fun to share a handful more. Depending on how much space you have for storage, there’s literally a solution for EVERYONE’s needs.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

At our house, we have a simple cube storage unit (pretty sure it was this one) with just a few bins (we picked some textured ones to up the “furniture-esque” appeal, but there are super inexpensive ones that work perfectly, too) that handle both Harpers clothes AND cloth. We also keep out-of-season and still-too-big clothes in an under-crib storage bin, which keeps things pretty minimal, and extra blankets and things hang out in her closet. It works for us!

HANG IT UP


The most mobile option of them all, hanging a cloth diaper stash using over-door storage is downright Read More

Earth Day Every Day


As cloth diapering families, we already realize that small changes can make HUGE impacts when it comes to the environment. But, admittedly, my family and I have started slacking off in other ways since the birth of our second child. Here’s my list of relatively simple, actionable ways to start thinking of Earth Day as an everyday event (and hopefully there’ll be some ideas you can use here, too!):


– Start going to the farmers’ market regularly. We used to do this a lot, even skipping from one local town to another to see what products were best at which spots. When our first child was born, our diets were maybe 50/50 local (sometimes more, particularly in the summer). But, now, while we’re eating a majority of organic foods, there are plenty of processed in the mix.

But, this is more than just about our diets. Having our kids grow Read More

Celebrating the Spring Season with Fluff!

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, or the coming of Spring, this is a time of rebirth in so many ways. Be it a celebration of your spirituality, an end to Lent, or an appreciation for nature’s newness, there’s much to celebrate. Even just the return of a warmer season brings a simple, newfound joy.

If you’re having a fun celebration, taking some nice, dressy photos, or just letting the kids run around sans the heavy warm weather clothes, it’s a great time to show off your favorite fluff. (It’s also a practical way to advocate for greener practices during the month of April – aka Earth Month!)

Here are some of my favorite fresh fluff colors and prints for springtime (a handful are retired prints, so if you’re lucky enough to own one, you’re a lucky duck!):

Moss

Moss is actually more of a blue color with a fair amount Read More

Spring Activities for Tots

 

It’s hard to admit that springtime has hit when we had snow as recently as Saturday in my neck of the woods. But I’m psyched to finally be able to get our kids outside more, recharge with some sunshine, and open the windows to help with spring cleaning (wow, I must be over winter if I’m anxious to get cleaning!). I love the changing of seasons, so the change is welcome!

While I know that our son will take to running the yard IMMEDIATELY, I’d like to come up with some fun, spring-themed activities (both inside and out) for our 16-month-old daughter, too.  

Here are some ideas I stumbled upon just for the wee ones that you may enjoy at your house, too:

Soda Bottle Flower Print from Inner Child Fun – Super simple stamp art AND it recycles those soda (or water) bottles. Just make sure the bottom Read More

Why I’m in No Hurry to Potty Train My Daughter

There are a zillion methods for potty training out there these days. It seems that there are plenty of parents who have success with one – and an equal amount of families who say the same method doesn’t work. So please don’t take my ramblings today as potty training gospel. Just because I have one child who successfully navigated this tricky part of childhood doesn’t mean that I’m an expert. Far from it!

That said, I’ve decided that there’s no rush in potty training my daughter.

When my 4 ½-year-old son was younger, we had some early “hooray!” moments with potty training. I guess you could say that they were misleading…extremely. Just because we had some successes didn’t mean that it would be a simple, easy “Point A to Point B” journey to a diaper-free existence. Add to it the fact that I was pregnant with our second and there Read More