The BEST bread machine recipe!

For all you busy parents who don’t have time to bake bread from scratch, the bread machine is such an easy way to get that home cooked goodness without the fuss and muss!  I throw my Baby #6 on my back, roll up my sleeves, and 6 minutes later, can go play again!  Here’s the recipe, but you may need to make adjustments for your own machine as mine  #1 – is ancient, #2 – has only a few settings, and #3 – knows exactly what I’m going to make!

1 cup warm water – I use warm tap water!
3 tablespoons sugar – I use organic!
2 teaspoons yeast – I use regular, not bread machine!
1/4 cup vegetable oil – I want to try Coconut Oil but haven’t yet!
1 teaspoon salt – I use sea salt!
3 cups flour – I use organic!
Put the Water, Sugar, & Yeast in the bread machine pan. Set your timer for 10 minutes, and while the Yeast gets all foamy and bubbly, pour your other ingredients into a prep bowl – Oil, Salt, & Flour.  Add the prep bowl ingredients to the bread machine pan, and set your machine to cook a 2 pound loaf on “quick bake!”  Yummy!!!

Good luck, *happy baking & babywearing*, and feel free to tweak the recipe to suit yourself – and your own machine!

Enter to win a Beco Gemini!

Our friend over at Life With my Littles is hosting an amazing giveaway to win-

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So go over to her page by clicking on this link, Life with my Littles, to go over to her blog. Show her some love, enter her giveaway and

GOOD LUCK PAXbaby mommies!

*happy babywearing*

The Traveling Babywearer

One of the BEST things about babywearing is the freedom it gives you! Whether you are traveling 2 miles or 2,000 miles, and with 1 child or 6, the well-traveled babywearer knows that any destination and activity is much more enjoyable with a beautiful, comfortable carrier!

The whole family enjoyed a gorgeous day at one of our favorite beaches, and Baby #6 and I are loving our lovely Folk Birds Tula while frolicking in the sun and sand!

Want one for yourself? PAXbaby carries a Tula in a color and print for every personality, and every stop on your family’s travel map!

*happy babywearing*

PAXbaby hits the road!

PAXbaby has hit the road – and in supreme style and comfort, don’t you agree?!  This weekend, we packed up the family – and one of our favorite carriers – into the NewDVan and headed north: destination Santa Barbara!

One of the most challenging decisions to make when packing up for a road trip for a family of 8 is choosing which beautiful carrier (or 2, or 3!) to bring along. We left the stroller at home in favor of  this gorgeous Tula in Folk Birds as a perfectly colorful addition to our road trip back to the town where it all began!

(Notice anyone missing from this picture? Sweet baby #5 thought it a perfect time and place to fall fast asleep in his daddy’s arms!)

Want one of these lovelies for yourself? Head on over to PAXbaby, and check out our selection of Tula soft structured carriers to take with you on YOUR next family road trip!

*happy babywearing*

BB Tai from Babylonia!

While babywearers old and new love the comfort of a good soft structured carrier, the ease of a slingified wrap, and the beauty of a hand woven colorway, every wearer needs the timeless reliability of a quality mei tai in their stash! Babywearing friends, look no further – now you too can add an affordable, tried and true (hundreds of years!), Asian style, wrap conversion BB Tai from Babylonia!

One of the best priced wrap conversion on the market, the BB Tai  from Babylonia is lightweight, easy to use, ideal for most babywearers and their small companions!!!  We are used to the extra extra long straps of the American brand mei tais, but the BB Tai straps are 60 inches – long enough to tie in front with a front carry, and perfect for a Lexi Twist during a back carry!!!  The body of the Mei Tai is a generous 18 inches wide and 15 inches tall, and the slide up headrest adds another 5 inches of height & support to last you and your little one well into the toddler years. Each waist strap in 30 inches long, allowing for accommodation of a wide variety of body sizes and shapes. What more could a baby wearer want and need?

PAXbaby has these ultra cute baby carriers available in the Sling Exchange rental program if you would like to try before you buy, otherwise, take one home, and give it a go!

*happy babywearing*

Babywearing on Ellen!

Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr has been an outspoken and oft photographed babywearing and breastfeeding advocate since her little one, Flynn, was born in January 2011. Husband Orlando Bloom has also been frequently seen wearing sweet baby Flynn in soft structured carriers and wraps out in public – and you know we ALL adore a daddy that loves to wear his babe as much as mom!

In a recent appearance on the Ellen show, she was presented with a custom, tricked out, Kokopax framed baby carrier – fashioned to look JUST like the lovely, decorative wings worn by Victoria’s Secret “it”  runway girls! And check out all those extra’s – the only thing missing is her very own Mai Poketto!

Click here to see a video clip of the segment with close-ups of all the added necessities, and check out those babywearing muscles!

*happy babywearing*

Ocah week at PAXbaby!

A week full of goodness at PAXbaby means 7 wrap conversions made from a series of Girasol wraps in a variety of colors!  What have we raffled so far?  A Chococabana Clippee, a Forest Berries Conversion, & today, a Black Diamond Conversion!  Are you new to the world of Ocah?  These are highly sought after baby carriers made with expert skill and a fine eye for detail!  PAXbaby hand picked the wraps to send to England to be chopped and sewn into babywearing goodness that will hold & cuddle your baby for years!  Kerry Ocah then designed the carriers to make custom for PAXbaby, and bippity boppity boo, sent them back to PAXbaby!  Now, after months of planning, it is my joy to show you these beautiful carriers and offer them at random drawing to the lucky winner!  There are more to come, so if you have missed these, stay tuned!

*happy babywearing*

Happy Easter from PAXbaby!

Happy Easter, friends!  I hope your day was as wonderful as ours and you have a lovely Easter season!  We celebrated with church in the morning in my Double Rainbow Ring Sling followed by a yummy lunch and rainbow-y Easter egg hunt in my new Ocah pod!!!!  A holiday isn’t a holiday without a new baby carrier from PAXbaby!

*happy babywearing*

Babywearing Skills

Watching the kids at their class today made me think about babywearing not only as a way to tote your baby around, get stuff done around the house, and as an artform, but learning to babywear is like learning a new gymnastics routine – it’s all about safety and physical skills!!!  Learning the right amount of pressure to pull your strap to get it to tighten in JUST the right way! Learning how to manipulate the sling rings to get the tension of the rails pulled snugly and evenly!  And don’t even get me started on the mad skillz needed to wrap!  Babywearing covers all the bases from appearance – lovely – to convenience – very – to stretching your brain and body!!!

*happy babywearing*