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Olivia Lasting
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In this popular #clothdiaper tutorial, I show you how to fold a #reusable #prefold cloth diaper six different ways: pad fold, angel fold, newspaper fold, jelly roll fold, and diva fold. #makeclothmainstream #clothdiapers
In this cloth diaper tutorial, I show you how to fold a prefold diaper 6 different ways, with tips and recommendations for each.
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This! Make your own #barbecue sauce with fresh or frozen #blueberries , slather it on some chicken, and grill. Tastes like #summer to me! #BBQ #recipe  
We went blueberry picking for the first time last weekend. Well, I should clarify that hubs and I went blueberry picking. The girls went blueberry eating. We’ve made a pretty big dent in the 11 pounds of blueberries we picked (not including the pound and a half my kids ate while “picking”), but we still …
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Help your kids make chores into a game with a #free #printable chore chart! #coitchecklist
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How to keep your furry friends safe this holiday season! #petsafety #doglovers #catlovers  

Did you know that lilies are highly toxic, especially to cats? Just a couple of bites can be fatal, so make sure they're out of reach at all times.
Cats and dogs are part of our family, which means they’re part of our celebrations too. Awareness and a little bit of safety proofing can keep the holidays fun for everyone and avoid the potential for illness or injury. Actually, a lot of these tips are relevant for toddlers too, so I think I’m already …
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One of the best ideas I've seen yet - custom plush friends made from your child's artwork! #holidaygiftguide #giftideas  
Earlier this year, Budsies contacted me asking if I’d be interested in checking out what they do. And what they do is turn artwork into custom plush toys. What a neat idea! Budsies kindly offered to create a toy for each of my girls so we could share with all of you the process from …
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Are Toopy and Binoo coming to your town? Highly recommended!
Last weekend, I got to take my girls out to see their favourite mouse and cat friends in their newest live theatre production, Toopy and Binoo: Fun and Games. We were especially excited because we were also invited to the VIP (Very Important Preschooler?) pre-show party. We arrived about 45 minutes before the show and …
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Indoor air quality has a significant impact on your family's #health. Poor air quality can affect your sleep, trigger #asthma or #allergies, and cause #headaches, nasal congestion, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, irritability, or forgetfulness. Ugh!

But wouldn’t it be helpful to know right away if you’ve got issues with your #airquality instead of realizing it after the sniffles, headache, or asthma attack? Find out what +uHoo​ can do for your #wellness and check out the ‪#‎uHoo‬ Indiegogo to pre-order the most advanced air quality sensor on the market at a huge discount!

You could even win an #Amazon #giftcard in their launch party #giveaway!
We spend almost 90% of our time indoors, but did you know that indoor levels of air pollutants can be two to five times higher than outdoors?
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Why you should keep your child in a rear facing car seat as long as possible. #extendedrearfacing  
I’ve heard it for years. “When are you going to turn that car seat around?” Well, at five years and ten days old, I finally turned Teagan’s car seat forward facing. “But that’s crazy!” I hear some of you say. “You’re supposed to turn car seats forward facing at a year.” NOT TRUE! There are …
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This week we took the girls out for an early #Christmas treat: Max and Ruby in the #Nutcracker Suite!
This week we took the girls out for an early Christmas treat. We attended Max and Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite at the Surrey Bell Performing Arts Centre. The show opened with Christmas elves doing a song and dance routine and setting up  the stage. We had fantastic seats for this show, thanks to Rock.It …
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Max & Ruby remind me so much of me and my brother when we were little!
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Do you try to eat #localfood? 8 reasons why that's a good thing! #localfoodmovement  
Welcome to the October 2014 Natural Living Blog Carnival: Advocating for Our Food Supply. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Since October is Non-GMO Month, National Farm to School Month, and Fair Trade Month, we are naturally talking about …
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Here's a fun movie for Halloween! Thunder and the House of Magic review.
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I write about my family, natural parenting, babywearing, cloth diapering, and breastfeeding. You'll also find product reviews, giveaways, paleo-friendly recipes, craft projects, geeky stuff, and whatever else interests me. Join me at http://thiswestcoastmommy.com/
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