Hi, I'm MamaGoose!

Loving wife to my amazing husband and best friend, stay-at-home mom to my crazy, can't-sit-still, preschool daughter (aka Goose, born Aug '09) and my gotta-get-into-everything, crawling son (aka Handsome, born Dec '12)... the loves of my life and my reason for living!

A little about me... I started blogging back when I was pregnant with Goose as a way to keep all friends and family updated on how both I and baby were doing throughout the pregnancy. After she was born, I created a blog dedicated to Goose and all of her adventures growing up, but while I was blogging for her I decided I might as well create a family blog. So when she turned one I ended her blog and created a new family blog to take it's place.

Even though I'm not the greatest blogger, and I tend to forget about it every now and then, it's something I really enjoy. I love sharing my own experiences and reading/following the experiences of others. All I have to say is whomever invented blogging, thank you!

Anyway, some of my favorite blogs to follow are craft and cooking blogs. I consider myself a crafty person and a cook-in-progress, and I've been wanting to start my own craft/cooking blog for awhile. I just never got around to it until recently, I have to say that my main motivation was the sewing machine I got for Christmas in 2011. I'm still learning how to use it, but what a great way to share my sewing experiences than on my very own blog!

Please don't forget I mentioned that I tend to forget about my blog... or more correctly that I get caught up in life and before I know it, days, weeks, or even months have past between my last post! I promise I will post as much and as often as I can though!

I hope you enjoy my blog of my many adventures in crafting, cooking, and life!



Friday, April 13, 2012

Homemade Baby Wipes

It's been a couple months now that I have been making homemade baby wipes, and I am for certain not going back to store-bought wipes!  Not only is making my own wipes super easy, but now I know exactly what I'm putting on Goose's precious bottom, and we're saving money too!  It's a win-win!

The original recipe I started using I found at White House Black Shutters.  But I found that 4 cups of water was too much and I had to squeeze out each wipe before using.  I also noticed a little mold in the bottom of my containers.  After doing some online research I learned that it was because I wasn't using them fast enough.  My solution was to switch to distilled water instead of tap water, and I also started making 1/2 batches at a time to make sure I use what I make.
So enough babbling, here is the recipe I use to make my wipes, using similar steps as White House Black Shutters:

Homemade Baby Wipes
Makes 1/2 Batch

  • Container with lid - I got mine at the Dollar Tree, but I don't reccommend it
  • 1/2 roll Paper Towels - cut full roll in half with sharp knife, save other 1/2 for later
  • 1 1/2 cups warm Distilled Water
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 2-3 drops Baby Shampoo - I use California Baby Tea Tee & Lavendar Shampoo/Bodywash
  • 1 drop Baby Lotion - Optional.. sometimes I do this and sometimes I don't

1. Mix water, oil, shampoo and lotion in the container.
2. Add paper towels and lid, aking sure it is well sealed.
   (Make sure the cut side of teh paper towel is on the bottom.)

 3. Flip container upside down for at least 5min.

 4. Flip right side up and remove cardboard center. Use!

(Pull wipes from the center.)

Let me know if you try it and what you think!