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Why I Babywear

I love to babywear. It’s all over my blog, my Instagram account, and my Facebook account. I talk about it constantly to everyone that I can. I post photos of all the carriers that come my way. I go to meetings and just enjoy it all.  I started babywearing 5 years ago when Birdie was born. I came across a photo of my grandmother wearing my mother and another one of my mother wearing me in a traditional mei tai. I asked my grandmother how to make one and she explained the dimensions to me. My mother in law, who…

Review: Kokoro Koneko Sage

Kokoro Koneko Sage 50% organic cotton, 50% sea island cotton – 300 g/m2 aka gsm $$$ Machine Woven Support: Average Best for: Smaller babies Carries: Single pass carries for smaller babies, multi pass carries for larger babies Sage was my second Kokoro wrap that I own. It was the first wrap that I’ve owned that had sea island cotton, and oh, what a difference it makes! I fell in love with Kokoro Textiles when I saw some of their tri-blend wraps, and I just fell down the rabbit hole. This wrap is about average width with tapers. It’s just one of the…

Where Have I Been?

I totally disappeared and I’m sorry for that. My laptop died, a sad sad death. Well, the hard drive did. I haven’t been able to get it up and working, so I’m trying to post from an ancient desktop, that I fixed up. We’ve had a pretty busy summer. The last summer before Birdie started school. She is in kindergarten now! It’s been quite a change. Tot doesn’t quite know what to do without his sister. He’s always asking for her and looking for her. We are two weeks in now, and she’s enjoying it. We drove the coast and…

Review: Pavo Textiles Ring System Temoaya

  Pavo Textiles Ring System Temoaya 100% cotton – 280 g/m2 aka gsm $$$ Machine Woven Support: EXTREMELY Best for: Any age Carries: Most carries Thanks to a dear friend, I was able to host a traveling Temoaya. I’ve always wanted to try a Pavo wrap… What better to do it with than an amazing black warp Ring System wrap? I was not disappointed. At all. The wrap lived up to the hype. That’s for sure. This wrap has an average width with shallow tapers. It also confused me at first. It seemed to be thin. Which worried me, since Tot is a bit…

Review: Fiolia Handwovens Springolicious Ring Sling

  Fiolia Handwovens Springolicious ring sling 50% cotton, 50% bamboo $$$ Handwoven Support: Perfect for smaller babies Best for: newborns and infants Carries: ring sling I got to test out this Fiolia Handwovens ring sling and it was simply gorgeous! It’s called Springalicious because these colors are just amazing together. Totally springy! I love handwovens, they have a special place in my heart. The warp is 50% cotton and the weft is 50% bamboo. It is woven in a pebble zig zag weave. Tot is a heavy baby, so I have a hard time with some of the thinner wraps that…


I'm Nikki. Work at home mama that loves to eat & travel. I am totally obsessed with my children, crafts, and baby wearing. April & October is a life blog about my family's adventures. Read More


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  • We pulled out our @appleblossomwovens Black Agate Tencel wrap for this chilly weather. It’s been cold and rainy, so the extra coziness of Tencel has been great. ⁣
Black Agate has been one of our favorite monochrome wraps ever. 🖤 It truly speaks to me. I can’t wait for Reflection to be released which is another monochrome wrap, with a kaleidoscope weave. Both white and black weft are speaking to me. M
#babywearing #appleblossomwovens #abwovens #wovenwrap #wovenwrap #toddlerwearing
  • Who is always at the ready to take somebody’s head off during the holidays? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Just look at me wrong or finish my favorite dish and it’s over. ⁣
The social anxiety is real and @socialcbd has really helped during this past holiday week and the upcoming festivities. Thank you #SocialCBD for helping this mama out during the holidays. ⁣
#sponsored #yougotthis #cbdoil @apexdropofficial
  • Obsessing over @squeezamals this holiday season! The picnic pack was the cutest addition to our Squeezamals collection. Everything came for a perfect picnic lunch. ⁣
Dumpling loves the texture of the squish of the Squeezamals. She is always found with one in her hands. ⁣
If you’re interested in grabbing some for your littles, check out your local @walmart!
#Squeezamals #bhteddybear @apexdropofficial
  • I volunteered in my daughter’s classroom for Thanksgiving. I helped on the food line so I had to tie Dumpling to my back and make turkey sandwiches. We do teach the kids that we don’t actually celebrate Thanksgiving, and the teachers discussed the truth with the kids. I’m glad I didn’t have to step in like previous years 🤦🏽‍♀️⁣
My tote bag from @shopkindredtogether is my favorite though. I’m able to fit everything in there. A quick link to the shop is in my profile & you can use code APRILOCT to save 💰 ⁣
Wrap | @appleblossomwovens 
Bag | @shopkindredtogether ⁣
#appleblossomwovens #abwovens #shopkindredtogether #classroommom
  • We were so lucky to be able to check out the Flip & Spin for the Win bundle - thanks to @PowerYourFun. The bundle included Laser Launchers (which I can’t pry out of Tot’s hands), the Mini Cyclone Stunt Car, and Turbo Tops Gyro Cars - which you see pictured here. These are our favorite part of the bundle, the kiddos are constantly try to do tricks with them. ⁣
Thank you Kaliber Global Toys for this awesome gift! #sponsored #PowerYourFun #TurboTops @apexdropofficial
  • Yesterday was my birthday! I’m thirty-something (the something is silent 🤪) and it was a good day. A made it back from a 10 day trip just in time to celebrate. The kids were so excited to make mom’s day fun. ⁣⁣
My sister always grabs a red velvet bundt cake for me and I love it. It’s my favorite. My grandmother used to bake me a red velvet cake every year when I was younger and it’s important to me to have it. ⁣
Here’s to another revolution around the sun ☀️
  • I posted about the awesome @pjmasks PJ Masks Seeker about a month ago. I grabbed it at @target and kept it hidden until it was Tot’s birthday. He had already completely forgotten about it & it was a wonderful surprise to open on his day 🎂 He’s been playing with it nonstop and his sisters keep trying to get a turn. ⁣
Thank you to MomSelect for gifting us this toy. It’s the perfect toy for this @pjmasks obsessed family. #ad⁣
#JustPlayProducts #JustPlayToys #JustPlayAllDay #PJMasks #Target #SocialSpotters
  • My middle child. My wild child. He’s officially 5 years old and 1 day. I tried to make sure he had a fun filled day yesterday and now I’m exhausted. This year he decided he didn’t like cake and asked for donuts instead 🍩 ⁣
Happy birthday Tot 💕
  • We saved this Star Wars coding kit for Tot’s birthday and it was a hit! He was totally interested in putting it together and making things work. He’s my little tinker. ⁣
#ad - Thank you @teamkano for the gift!⁣
#CodeYourGalaxy, #StarWars, and #AnyoneCanMake @apexdropofficial

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