It’s easy to assume that cloth diapering is a lonely game. While it may be picking up steam in the #makeclothmainstream realm, a lot of us are often the only ones in our families treading the modern cloth diaper path. Maybe you live in a rural area with few other cloth diapering parents around, or simply don’t seem to know anyone else who has made the same choice.
Of course, it may not be like this for everyone. While my immediate family generally doesn’t cloth diaper (well, my mom did, but that was a different time ;-)), I have come to realize that I have at least half a dozen friends and acquaintances whom I can call on if I have any questions or concerns regarding my stash or its use. This alone makes me proud that we really ARE making cloth mainstream – one family at a time!
But, … Read More
I’m writing to you, family who cloth diapers your child(ren) part of the time, to say I understand. I know you’re there, seeing pictures of humongous cloth diaper stashes. Watching those folks who #buyallthediapers. Hearing the somewhat competitive conversations between fellow cloth diaperers about their hand sewn cloth wipes and homemade wipe solutions. Thinking that you can’t participate in the #makeclothmainstream challenge because your child only sports cloth at certain times of the day or week.
I get it…100%. Because, y’know what? I’m with you. I’m a part-timer.
I never ended up taking the extra steps to ask my mother-in-law to deal with our cloth diapers when she babysits during the week. There are a few reasons (a huge one being that she washes the kids’ clothes every time they get changed rather than sending them home and I hated to get nitpicky about the wash routine), but overall it … Read More
Happy Labor Day, guys!
I’ll admit it – I’m pretty excited for autumn. It’s my family’s favorite season by far. But, it’s all too easy to fall into the stressful “do all the fall activities” craziness, especially with the other chaos that occurs – for us, that means sending our older son to preschool, getting back to a routine with Mama heading back to school (which is a whole new ballgame this year since I’m starting at a new school – ahh!), and a hundred other smaller tasks.
So, what’s a fall lovin’ family to do? Simplify.
I’m not saying busy families need to suck it up and not have any fun because things are so crazy. I AM saying that it’s okay to drop the things that aren’t even close to fun or aren’t even kinda fun.
How will I do this? Talk to the boys (our daughter is … Read More