>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:
>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:
dreawood.com 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!
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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!
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. https://change-diapers.com/ For now, it just redirects here, but hopefully someday, Fitteds & Pockets and Snappis, oh my! will have a new home.