Growing With Bumkins

My Cloth Diapering Journey

Five years ago, when I was pregnant with Pumpkin and the ink on my master’s degree in environmental journalism was still wet, I tried to convince my husband we should use cloth diapers. He was not in favor and, because he would be staying home with her two days a week, I didn’t push it. 

Finding Your Baby’s Style of Solid Food

There is so much information about starting solids that it can easily become overwhelming. There are 3 different styles of feeding that I will experiment with when we start solids: purées, finger foods, and baby-led weaning (BLW). 

Winner, Winner, Soup's for Dinner

By Jessica Lehmann, Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist “Souping” is officially a verb, as in “souping is the new juicing.” Once humble, now decidedly posh,...

Spring Activities for the Whole Family!

For the past few years, our Easter routine has been: have breakfast, open Easter baskets, go to church, then head over to my in-laws for Easter dinner. This year, however, my dad and stepmom will be in town, so we are hosting Easter dinner for 10 at our house. And, other than a sign we hang on the front door and some egg cups, it turns out we have no Easter décor.

Egg Dyeing Using Natural Ingredients

With Easter just a hop, skip and a jump away, we wanted to bring you a green option for enjoying the fun of coloring eggs!  Our contributor, Carly, offered up the following recipes for primary color dyes made with natural ingredients that you can find in your own kitchen.

Break Out the Baby Bottle, We Won a Cribsie!

We couldn’t be any happier to announce that the SuperBib has won another Cribsie Award!  Thanks to you, our loyal fans and voters, we were named “The Surest Way to Save an Outfit” in the Mealtime category.  This is the THIRD year we’ve brought home this coveted award and we’re happy to keep doing so, if you’ll have us.

Get Ready to Celebrate Dr. Seuss!

As one of our longest standing partnerships, Dr. Seuss is near and dear to us here at Bumkins. So, of course, we are all about celebrating the good doctor’s birthday on March 2!

Boogie Down with NCPG!

We are so happy to have been a sponsor of the North Central Parenting Group’s 31st Anniversary Fundraising Gala! The...