Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pimp Your Stash Winner #11 - Julia

This week's winner has a private blog so we cant take a peek, however the photo on her profile reveals what a cutie pie she has... Hope she enjoys her new bag! She won with comment #8.

Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your bag out to you ASAP!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Adventures in Cloth Diapering: Big Brother Helps Out!

I wish I'd had my camera handy (or my new FLIP video camera that is coming in the mail this week!) to capture this moment.

I was about to change Ethan's diaper when Brennan comes up.

"Mom, can I do it?"

Me, thinking about it...this could be messy, it could be cute. It is definietly a skill he needs to learn to be a good husband one day.

"Okay Brennan, sure."

I mean...seriously, who says NO to a free diaper change?

Brennan pulls off the snaps of the Blueberry, removes the diaper, wipes Ethan up (with guidance on where to wipe. Bren says, "But he's not dirty!"), and puts the dirty diaper in the wetbag.

Then, Brennan (with me holding Ethan's hinny in the air) gently puts the new diaper (this one a BumGenius with velcro) under his bum. Once he feels it is positioned just so (and just in the knick of time...Ethan was getting restless with his body raised in the air), he covers the front, pulls the velcro tabs and declares himself done.

Not bad for a six year old, I only discreetly tightened one side a tiny bit. Maybe this can become a new hobby for him...

Now, if only I could train Jackson to stuff clean diapers, I'd have it made!

Comments: I write posts from time to time called "Adventures in Cloth Diapering". It's a place for me to share what I am learning as I began CDing my youngest (and last) son at the age of seven months (he's almost one now). This is my latest post about my son changing Ethan's diaper for the first time.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Julie: Sweet n' Spooky Treats!

As the boys turn 3yrs old my husband and I realize that the time for having plan our families traditions around them is over. They can now pretty much attempt everything that we intend to do. I never said it wouldn't be messy but at least now they can participate in our pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, gingerbread house making, etc.

This year so far has been fun. My daughter Guinn came home from school Friday and was convinced we should have our own Halloween party this past weekend. She wrote a list of supplies, delegated tasks and made us promise we'd follow through. Trust me, there's no arguing with a 6yr old party plannner!

We headed out to the craft store and bought the supplies we'd need to make decorations and some spooky treats for our party. My husband and daughter spent quite some time working on their spooky cakes "Frankenstein" & "Skeleton Man." I think they turned out fabulous, they did a really great job.
We also made our sugar cookies with royal icing and decorated them to the max! Some were so drenched in icing by the time the kids were done that I couldn't even find the cookie on the tray. But they had fun and that's all that matters. Believe it or not we didn't have any crazy accidents with the food coloring.
It's times like these that I get a glimpse at what our future holds as a family and I really look forward to it. While I did love the baby years, I look forward to all the new ways we can share our lives together and all the memories we can create now that the kids are getting old enough to really get out and experience life with us. Gosh I love my little freckly family!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Miracle Diapers needs our help!

If you're not familiar with Miracle Diapers, they are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. They are dedicated to helping families who might not otherwise be able to afford it, get a jump-start on cloth diapering. You can read more about their history and Mission Statement HERE.

You might think that as long as Miracle Diapers is flooded with donations of cloth diapers to lend out to families in need that they'd be all set, but that is not the case. Since Miracle Diapers is a non-profit organization, they need a constant flow of monetary donations and support to help keep them afloat. They have bills to pay, supplies to purchase among other expenses that are all a part of running and organizing a non-profit.

While their "diaper cave" is fully stocked, they are in desperate need of donations in order to stay in business. Besides making a monetary donation, there are several ways you can help support Miracle Diapers and help them raise the funds they need.
  • Purchase a Business Membership
  • Purchase Advertising on the MD website
  • Purchase a Family Membership
  • Donate an item to be auctioned off at their Hyena Cart
  • Donate items to be sold in their Retail Store
  • Host a fundraiser on your site where you donate the proceeds or a percentage of your proceeds to Miracle Diapers
  • Host a local fundraiser like a bake sale, car wash or yard sale
  • Donate your used diapers or sell your used diapers and donate the funds to Miracle Diapers
The possibilities are endless. Get creative and lets make this Holiday Season a blessing for Miracle Diapers and their recipients!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pimp Your Stash #11 - Ends Friday 10-30 (Wahmies DSQ Pail Liner) *** CLOSED ***

This weeks Pimp Your Stash winner will receive a Wahmies Diaper Service Quality Pail Liner! This weeks question is "What do you use as a diaper pail? And do you use a pail liner?"

Guidelines for Entry
-In order to participate in our weekly contest and validate all extra entries you must first answer the weekly question.

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-Each contest runs from Sunday 12am to Friday 9pm.

-Winners are chosen using, notified on Saturdays and winners name also posted on Blog.

-Winners have 7 days from contest end to claim their prize.

-Participation is open to mamas and papas worldwide! Anyone and everyone is welcome to join in the fun, however we are not responsible for lost packages and prizes that do not reach their destination will not be replaced.

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Fluff in the Spotlight: Wahmies Diaper Service Quality Pail Liner

This week Diaper Discussions is proud to put Wahmies DSQ Pail Liners in the Spotlight! Wahmies original design and quality construction make this pail liner a must have for all cloth diapering families!

Wahmies DSQ Pail Liner fits most large diaper pails. It is approximately 29 inches tall and will fit the typical 54qt pail, or a 13 gallon trash can with a 53" circumference. Yes! You can now use a typical kitchen trash can for your dry pail.

Attached in the seam is a patch of fabric on which you can put a few drops of tea tree oil, or other fragrance or essential oil to keep the diaper pail odors at bay. On wash day, remove the liner from the pail, dump the diapers in the washer (with this liner, there's no risk of touching dirty diapers) then toss the liner in the washer right along with the diapers!

Featuring a custom elastic closure that hides from view when liner is in your pail but can be used to close your liner when transporting diapers, or for use to keep little hands out of dirty diapers when not using a pail.

Additional features:
  • Top elastic stretches to fit a wide variety of pails
  • Custom elastic for child safe closure when needed. No dangerous elastic bungee cords to entangle children.
  • Only 2 tight, durable, heat bonded, and water resistant seams keep moisture inside.
  • Durable Waterproof Polyurethane Laminated Polyester (PUL)
  • Made in the USA
  • Wahmies Products have always been PVC, Pthalate, and Lead Free.
  • MSRP $17.95each
  • Available in a variety of prints and solid colors to match your nursery!

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