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My Cloth Diaper Failure and How I’ll Bounce Back

Greetings to all Thirsties blog readers and users out there! A quick introduction today before jumping right into my first post – my name is Megan, and I’m over-the-moon excited to be chatting with you here. I hope that my topics and experiences will speak to you on many levels as we take this journey together. I look forward to getting to know you and hearing your own thoughts in the comments!


As a soon to be second-time mama, it’s sometimes hard to admit that I didn’t succeed at everything the first time around. I never got the hang of¬†babywearing. My disciplining voice is still far from the gentle parenting resources I’ve read and admired. And, the biggest “shoulda-coulda-woulda” parenting moment of them all: I failed at cloth diapering.


For the cloth diapering pros out there, you may be chuckling to yourselves. After all, what’s so hard about Read More

Dear First Time Mom….

My sister became a first time mom on Friday morning. Suddenly I’ve found myself back in time four and a half years ago to that first first day at home. thirstiesnight that I brought Brennan, my first born, home from the hospital…

Dear First Time Mom,

Welcome to the ‘hood, the motherhood that is! You aren’t crazy that you joined us in this life changing event; although I realize that you may feel like you were insane to decide to join the ranks of mothers who’ve gone before you. Here are the things that we’ve all experienced, those things that may have already happened to you or are yet to come and how yes, you are normal:

That first poop that you have to take….it can be terrifying, especially if you have stitches down there. Don’t worry, you probably won’t rip everything out and the more you relax the easier it’ll be. Trust me, Read More