Being a mom is hard, no matter how you slice it. It is even harder when you don’t feel well. A story about cloth diapers and postpartum depression is an oddly difficult tale to tell, but, alas…it is my personal story. It is a tale I wish had been different, but can only accept and find solace in sharing with others. My transition to motherhood was a very rocky one. I’m fairly certain that it is not perfectly easy for any mom, although that illusion is often in place around us. It is a charade that led me to feel inferior since I did not gracefully become a mom. At all. I tripped, stumbled, and barely treaded water for over a year. My son and I struggled to connect, my husband had to take care of both of us, and my life was challenged in ways I never imagined.
MonkeeBumz is a new shop that offers custom fleece covers that are compliant and now officially opened! To celebrate we are giving away some awesome prizes! Just a little about MonkeeBumz: The owner Sherry started making fleece covers about 4 months ago for her son (who just had his first birthday!!) and she fell in love with them! She decided that she wanted to open her own business making them but wanted to be compliant (tested for lead and fabric content) before she opened. Go to her Facebook page here to learn more on her full story and to see the sizing and pricing details! The prize list is as follows: 1. Custom Fleece Cover from MonkeeBumz– Winner will get to choose what awesome cover they want for their little bum 2. ‘Fia Fluff Bottom Balm-Winner will get one container of balm for little ones see She Seams So Crafty’s
Find out how to wash cloth diapers, or how I wash mine at least. Although surely everybody figures out individual tweaks on their own laundry process, this overviews the basic process of pre-rinsing, hot washing, and rinsing again. My fluff is still in great shape after two years of “heavy doody” use! FYI: I only have experience using a top-loader and non-HE machines. I’m surprised when someone learns I use reusable diapers and responds with a grossed-out face or comment. I assure them I don’t touch poop anymore than a disposable-diaper-mom and that washing cloth diapers is absolutely sanitary, responsible, and thrifty. I imagine this task was nowhere near as simple for our ancestors to complete, but washing cloth diapers is totally easy now. So, I hope you enjoy my first video blog…or vlog, if you will. But ugh, I hate that word. That’s probably my second least favorite word. I guess it is
This $1000 giveaway is now LIVE! I am helping to promote a contest by The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet, which is a cloth diaper lending bank with chapters located in cities across the United States. They also provide support, education and guidance to economically disadvantaged families in the USA and Military families stationed overseas. You can learn more about their amazing organization and history in the special message from their founder at the bottom of this post. If you or anyone you know would like to cloth diaper but cannot afford it, please check out The Rebecca Foundation (TRF). Did you know 1 in 3 families have to choose between food and diapers? TRF helps families-in-need not have to make that choice by providing a cloth diaper loan program FREE of charge for them to eventually return. All they ask of these families is to volunteer two hours of their time at some
If you are, or know, a family that wants to cloth diaper but can’t afford it, please check out The Rebecca Foundation’s Cloth Diaper Closet, They are a FREE cloth diaper lending bank with chapters located all across the United States. They also provide support, education and guidance to economically disadvantaged families in the USA and Military families stationed overseas. I will be announcing their special giveaway with you on June 9th in honor of their new #cloth4all campaign. The goal is to break the stigma surrounding cloth diapers, showing that everyone no matter race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, economical and work background can use cloth diapers. We hope by releasing #Cloth4all that others will become more aware of our organization and we can help many more families! Join me and hashtag it up on social media! You can follow my photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Let’s spread the cloth love together! Big thank