Category : Guest Posting

Guest Posting

I’m featured on Chubby Cheeks Thinks!


Chubby Cheeks Thinks is a really cute blog (the header makes me want a cupcake!!) with lots of reviews and giveaways.

Today, I’m the featured blogger!  Ch-ch-check it out!

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All In One Diapers Guest Posting

My guest post series and a word about AI2s

>My first “intro” post on Village of Moms is up here.  Over the next several days, there will also be a “cloth 101” type series of posts from my point of view.  I’d love it if you checked it out.  I will try to post as my posts are posted (ha, postity post post post.)

She’s also doing some cloth giveaways in the next few weeks!

My Cloth 101 posts had me thinking and I wanted to clarify.  For a new cloth diaperer, all of the types of cloth diapers can be super overwhelming. 

I always thought that an all in one was a diaper that looked most like a disposable, with the absorbent layers sewn in.  You don’t have to do a thing but wash it.  They usually look something like this:

An “all in two” was a diaper that consisted of a waterproof outer layer and a separate, absorbent soaker, that either lays in or snaps into the shell.  Like this:
There are fitteds with soakers like this also, but since they don’t have a waterproof layer, they are fitteds (and need a cover) rather than all in twos.
So then there are what I call hybrids.  Gdiapers, Flips, GroVia etc.  They have a shell/cover that is used with various soaker pads, including disposable soakers.
Simple, right?  Wrong!  As diaper makers are trying to find their niche and make a unique product, the lines between diaper types are really becoming blurred.  The same diaper style that’s sold as an all-in-two above (and by many other diaper makers as well) is sold as an all in one when it’s made by Goodmama.
Waterproof outer, snap in soaker…all in one.  I had someone tell me that it was because the outer shell couldn’t be reused with a new soaker at the next diaper change.  The inner of the shell has material that would get wet/dirty and would need to be washed.  That the only true all in twos were the hybrid systems.
I respectfully disagree.  I may not be as seasoned as some other cloth diapering moms, but if I buy an all in one, I expect a diaper that can be used, washed, dried and used again, with no extra steps.  If it was two pieces, it’s an all in two.  In my mind, all in two just means that it has two pieces, and the hybrids, while they are all in twos, are really a different breed.
In the end, it really doesn’t matter, just be careful when you’re buying and ask for details and inside photos if you’re not sure what you’re getting. 
I guess I just wanted to throw this out there, since when I talked about All in Twos in my cloth 101 post, I really just talked about the hybrid systems.  It can be disappointing to not be clear on what the diaper is like (which is why I hope you all like my blog!)  I’ve bought all in ones that have sewn in soakers, sewn in in soakers with pockets, soakers that are only sewn at one end and have to be stuffed back in, snap in soakers and sewn in soakers with an extra flap soaker.  I’ve bought fitteds with most of the same types of soakers as well!  Then I’ve used at least two all in ones that were exactly the same as all in twos, but they were called all in ones.  Very confusing! 
I think the general definitions of “one” and “two” should drive the naming of diapers, not reusability of the shell, but that’s just my two cents!
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Giveaways Guest Posting

Giveaway roundup and other news

>I try to keep posts interesting and on topic, without a bunch of junk posts, so I’m putting lots of info here!

First, I now have a blogroll page.  I just added it, so it’s definitely under construction!  If you would like to be listed, please give me a link to your blog, the title of your blog, and what category you’d like to be listed in (humor, parenting, thrifty, green etc.)  I’d love to be listed on your blogroll as well, or you could grab my button and put it in your sidebar.  That’s not required though.

Second, Fitteds and Pockets and Snappis, oh my! is going to be featured on Simply Stacie on July 9th.  I’m excited about that, her blog is a great resource for new bloggers.

Next, I wrote a series of guest posts for Village of Moms that are basically cloth diapering 101.  We all know I’m no expert, but I wrote basic cloth diaper info with FAQs and photos, from the viewpoint of someone who was a cloth diaper noob not long ago!  My posts will start June 5th

You might want to hang around her blog during June, after her “Green Baby” segment, she’ll be doing “all things baby and toddler” followed by “Journey to Healthy Living.”  Here are some of the giveaways she will be doing: HappyBaby and YoBaby, GroBaby cloth diapers, Rethink Crafts cloth diaper cover, BabyLegs, Posh Little Tutus, Seventh Generation Kit, Fresh Organics, BioKleen and more.

Here are my current giveaways:

June will have more giveaways, including several cloth diapers, a swim diaper, cleaning products and a new Planetwise product! has a Sleepy Wrap and Boba Carrier up for grabs, but it ends May 31st.  I see about 280 entries right now, that’s not many for such an awesome prize!  Go here to enter.

The Etheron’s Blog has a Ergo giveaway!  It ends 6/25.  Go here to enter.

Little Yaya’s Blog also has an Ergo giveaway.  Ends 6/3.  Enter here

Enter your own giveaways in the linky, or enter other good giveaways you’ve found.  Have a relaxing, long weekend!

You can copy & paste this code into your own blog post to have all of these links show on your blog as well.

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Giveaways Guest Posting

A quick (OK long winded as usual) note from yours truly!


First off, I’m doing a series of guest posts on Village of Moms starting the first week of June.  I’ll be writing some Cloth Diapering 101 posts about different styles of diapers and basic how-to stuff.  You all know I’m no expert, but I was in that brand new to cloth diapering position not too long ago.  So it will be info and opinions from my point of view, not copied & pasted from any official sources or anything like that.

If you get a chance to read my posts when they’re up, I’d love it.  You might want to check out her blog anyway, she has several giveaways coming up next month that I know you all will be interested in, including GroBaby, Babylegs and more.  I’m reading her recipe posts right now and I’m getting hungry!!

Now, on to the rambling: A comment on my bread post got me thinking and I just wanted to bore you share with you.

I’m very anti-drama and I stay out of it as much as I can.  I feel pretty strongly about the decisions I make for my own family, but I’m not terribly concerned about what others do.  Some people may think that makes me lame because I don’t protest or write letters or try to sway people, but that’s just how I am.  I don’t care if you are so crunchy you churn your own butter, or if you drive a Hummer.  *ducks from tomatoes thrown at me*

Anyhoo, I know that I would never win any awards for world’s greenest family and I’m OK with that.  I’m making small changes as they work for me.

I know that different people are at different stages in “going green” and people are looking for different things.  Some people use only baking soda or vinegar for everything from washing their hair to washing their countertops.  Other people have certain chemicals they want to stay away from and some just want something biodegradable and not tested on animals.  So, you may see me reviewing a product that you don’t think is green enough for you, that’s OK!  Someone else may be interested, I’m just putting the info out there, do with it what you will.  I review products based on my opinions and how they work for my family, and you may not feel the same way that I do.

As far as the H  F  C  S (hoping someone’s Google alerts don’t ping and come a-knockin’ on my door again!) some people don’t care, some people aren’t sure, some people hate it and yeah, some people are allergic to corn!

My blog and reviews aren’t a platform for any agenda I have.  Yes, I love cloth diapers and I want people to get the info and love fluff too.  That said, if you end up sticking with sposies, I still love ya and I still want you around.

I am trying to grow a thicker skin, but that’s easier said than done.  I’m glad to share my opinions when asked by someone who honestly wants the info.  However, I’m not interested in trying to defend myself to someone with their own agenda, nor do I wear my decisions as a badge!

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Guest Posting

Come Visit Me


Over at I’d Rather be Changing Diapers!  Heather “interviewed” me a while ago and has posted the interview today.  Gosh it was a while ago since my son is more like 11.5 months old now!  Boo-hoo!

You just might learn something about me.  :-p

Also, check me out, I finally got a domain name.  For now, it just redirects here, but hopefully someday, Fitteds & Pockets and Snappis, oh my! will have a new home.

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