Category “baby”



brooke schwab


I recently stumbled on the beautiful photography of Brooke Schwab and my first thought was, “why doesn’t she live closer!??!”  I love her work, especially from these mini sessions.  all that white space, all those happy kids! {I even spy sweet Ory!}

pssst – in case you missed it, I shared a few tips on taking photos of kids here.

{all photos by Brooke Schwab}



solvej swings


eventually we’d like to get a swing for Wolf. he LOVES swinging and I’d love to have one at our own house. and being the advocate of less plastic that I am, I’ve gotten my head stuck on a wooden swing. I’ve had visions of pushing Wolf in a fancy wooden swing in the backyard in our dream house and a few weeks ago, I pinned a wooden swing image that I’d sourced back to an old Domino magazine with no references. since then, I’ve been madly on the hunt. today while on the search again, I not only found that swing but I also found the jackpot swing.

Solvej swings are made in New Zealand from weather proof materials, natural durable timber, rot proof canvas and stainless steel fittings so you can use it outdoors. plus, they have carbine hooks and screw eyes make it very easy for you to move the swing so you can use it indoors as well. {hooray!} they are pretty much the nicest swings I’ve ever seen. I love that they are canvas – more comfortable! and I love the natural simplicity of them. and Wolf told me he wants one too so… Dad?  ;)



how to know when

baby food

Elizabeth posted a little “how to know when your baby is ready” question in her 10 Ivie Things today and it got me thinking about baby’s first food.  lately, I’ve been thinking Wolf might be close to being ready for a little intro of solid foods.  Wolf is no longer being breast fed, he’s exclusively on organic formula.  {when I went back to work, my already low supply just disappeared but that’s for another post.}  so I’m wondering… would he be ready to start solids a little early?  he’ll be 5 months old next week and I know most sites say to wait until they are 6 months old but he’s been reaching for our food for weeks now and he’s had a few tastes.  it’s been fun to watch his reaction on little tastes of our morning smoothies and last night’s tongue-on-the-pickle was the most hilarious thing I’ve ever seen.  from what I’ve been reading, he’s not quite physically ready for solid foods though.  he’s still thrusting his tongue a little and he’s not sitting up by himself yet, but he’s so close!

baby led weaning?  what’s your take?  I guess the main concept is that it allows the baby to eat however much he or she wants to eat.  it encourages the baby to lead the way.  but there’s something so traditional about purees and mashes that makes me long to create tasty little blends for Wolf.

so let’s talk babies and food.  I’d love to hear your thoughts and when you started your wee one on solids.



babble babble…

me and wolf

we’re back from a great trip to Idaho.  we had such a good time and weren’t ready to come home.  Wolf went on his first hike plus he got to meet lots of family including his aunts and uncles, grandparents and great grandparents!  he simply loved all the attention.  you can see a few pictures here.


here are some posts from Babble you might enjoy:
more sewing books & patterns I’m eying
the dirty details of diapering
Wolf loves music!
celebrating our 1 year anniversary meant leaving the baby with a sitter.

pssst… do you instagram?  I’m @unrulythings if you’d like to follow me!



somebody is one month old!


Wolf turned 1 month old on Sunday and I can hardly believe it!  time really does fly with a new baby.  of course I’m biased, but time especially flies with one as cute as Wolf!


today I wrote about my struggles with breastfeeding on Babble.  I’ve been struggling to boost my milk supply and it’s been quite a challenge.

here are a few other posts from Babble you might enjoy reading:
reflecting on becoming a mother
Wolf sleeps!
road trips with a baby.
searching for the perfect non-diaper bag.