Welcome and bienvenue to the Canadian WAHM Superheroes Super Giveaway, hosted by Lindsay at Maman Loup’s Den! When Lindsay first took the plunge into becoming a Work-at-Home Mom, she went in search of a community of fellow WAHMs with whom to network. Finding only resources suitable to American Moms, she decided to create her own […]
Welcome to the Lil’ Monkey Cheeks 5000 Fans FluffStravaganza! It’s been just over a year since Lil’ Monkey Cheeks opened its proverbial virtual doors to serve Canadian and American Fluff-Mail-Aholics with speedy shipping, surprise herbal teas and personalized notes. Joining the Lil’ Monkey Cheeks team this spring as Social Media Manager, Lindsay at Maman Loup’s […]
Welcome to the Buttons Diapers Cover and Hemp/Cotton Inserts Giveaway sponsored by Buttons Diapers and hosted by The Parenting Patch. Buttons Diapers recently unveiled a new line hemp/cotton inserts. Heather of The Parenting Patch reviewed the hemp/cotton daytime inserts and hemp/cotton nighttime doublers. Made from 55% hemp and 45% cotton, the new natural fiber inserts […]
Welcome to The Great Pumpkin Scavenger Hunt! Halloween is right around the corner so Cloth Diaper Addicts and some blogging buddies decided that it would be fun to do a fabulously spooky giveaway with a twist! Hidden around our blogs, there’s a jack o’ lantern or two. Find the jack o’ lantern and enter it […]
Welcome to the Borrowed Planet Cloth Diaper Giveaway sponsored by Borrowed Planet Cloth Diapers and Accessories and hosted by The Parenting Patch. Heather of The Parenting Patch is a huge fan of all-in-twos. She recently tested and reviewed an all-in-two cloth diaper from Borrowed Planet. Be sure to check out her full Borrowed Planet All-in-Two […]
Maman Loup’s Den and Caterpillar Baby are giving away Bummis’ new Dimple Diaper: the perfect overnight solution! You can read Maman Loup’s full review to find out how this organic cotton, one-size fitted diaper held up on her Cub. Toronto-based online retailer, Caterpillar Baby, is a family-run business devoted to offering the very best in […]
Cloth Diaper 101
I never thought that it would be necessary to write a blanket post on cloth diaper group etiquette. After all, I’m certainly not a “Miss Manners” type and can throw down a little too easily. Plus I’m forever saying that every cloth diaper group has their own culture with things to remember. Dropping an eff-bomb, […]
Let’s be realistic: the bleach soak for cloth diapers controversy has been done and redone a million times. There are people who will bleach soak their cloth diapers on a monthly basis and “never have an issue.” So I’m not going to tell you that if you bleach soak cloth diapers they’re going to burst […]
When one decides to use cloth diapers, one quickly finds that there’s a whole lot to learn. You’ve got different styles (prefolds, fitted, hybrid fitted WAHM, hybrids, pockets, all-in-two, and all in ones) to choose from, and then within those different styles are a plethora of brands. And the start up cost to building a […]
While at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas, Kim Ormsby unveiled the latest GroVia design: the GroVia ONE. Here’s your tour of this beautiful new diaper!
For several months now, I’ve been an active volunteer with the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause. We recently did a small cable spot to bring awareness to the non-profit organization. Here it is! (And you can see my littles running about and being adorable.)
In the News
Ever since Shop Diaper made their appearance nearly two years ago, there has been an unsettling trend: cloth diaper knock off sites are spreading like a disease. Cloth diaper knock off sites offer nothing beneficial to the cloth diaper community and offer plenty of harm, so with that in mind? I feel that comparing them […]
I am SO thrilled about the new AppleCheeks diapers! Eudora is approaching potty training readiness, so I’m out to get her in all of the cuteness I can possibly manage while there’s still time. AppleCheeks didn’t disappoint! Meet the new AppleCheeks diapers, Boo! and Trick or Cheeks! Boo! is Lake Echo with Orange You Glad […]
Jill Duggar Dillard shared an Instagram photo of herself and her husband… and shared that they were considering cloth diapers for Baby Dilly. Let’s be honest: I’m thrilled. I can’t think of a better way to #makeclothmainstream than for them to be a regular staple on a reality show. Of course, there’s more to it […]
It’s funny. I have friends that are talking about how they have baby fever. I see people online make comments about instant baby fever after seeing cute baby pics. But me? I can’t relate. I don’t have even a little bit of baby fever. We’re done. I see people wondering from time to time when […]
I am 6w3d pregnant. I currently look 6m3w pregnant. (6 months, 3 weeks.) I am quite, er, “well-endowed”. I’m so bloated that my stomach is sticking out beyond my boobs. I keep trying to go to the bathroom, and it takes 20 minutes to pop out a raisinette. My tummy is gurgling from gas. It […]
One of the things I love about blogging is that I have a permanent record about how I felt and the things that I did. It’s wonderful to see how far I’ve come. When I was six weeks pregnant with Eudora, I woke up with abdominal pain during pregnancy. I’d had a miscarriage prior to […]
Models are my own little ones, Norton and Eudora. Location: the beautiful, scenic Rainbow Park in Prince George, BC. Shirts by The Children’s Place. Jeans by Old Navy. Diaper by Ella Bella Bum.
I spent the majority of July in Radio Silence. I didn’t do much posting. There was a very simple reason for that, and that reason still exists. I’m exhausted. I feel beaten down and depressed. Life with Norton is wearing me down. For a while, I was able to make jokes about how we were […]
As much as I hate to link back to Amy Glass and give her any more attention than she’s already gotten, there seems to be no other option. Read her post before you read mine. Ms. Glass, You and I clearly have different ideas on different things. And that’s okay. But I will say that […]
Are you ready to #tryallthediapers?! I’m thrilled to be writing this long overdue Blueberry Deluxe cloth diaper review! I’ve been a fan of Blueberry for a long time, but I’ve yet to write about why it’s a diaper you need in your stash.
Since Eudora is approaching potty training readiness, I’m really feeling the pressure to try all the diapers before I run out of time. The Bummis Duo-Brite ai2 has been in my stash since they were released. As soon as I saw them, I knew I had to give it a shot. About the Bummis Duo-Brite […]
I thought that I was running out of cloth diapers to try, particularly from bigger companies that sold their product in cloth diaper boutiques. Then my friend Lindsay put Mini Kiwi Diapers and I together for a review. Simone of Mini Kiwi graciously sent me a package diapers and accessories, including this Mini Kiwi pocket […]
Cloth Diapering Life
One of my favorite things about cloth diapering has always been the ability to match fluff to the outfit. I’m really enjoying Halloween because the diapers that I don’t usually pay attention to are getting some love! In this pic, Eudora is wearing a GroVia hybrid in Mandarin. Mandarin is a discontinued color, but there […]
Check out this handsome devil! This cutie pie is wearing a hybrid fitted diaper with awesome glowing cats’ eyes! Both the diaper and adorable model are made in Canada: the model by his mommy and daddy and the hybrid fitted diaper by Jelly Bear Boutique.
Is there anything cuter than a little clown baby? This little girl is modeling a Peachy Green all-in-one diaper in Rainbow Zig Zag. Peachy Green diapers are available at Lagoon Baby.
Life with Norton has, in some ways, gotten harder. He’s more defiant than ever. He still uses “I peed in my room!” as an excuse not to go to bed or wherever else. But things were out of control. There was a lot of yelling, temper tantrums, throwing things, tears, and hitting. Counting to three […]
I’ve been amazed at the amount of support that I’ve gotten (and helpful suggestions!) after writing about how there are times that I just feel so very defeated when dealing with my son. Thank you. I appreciate it. A lot. The last couple of days have had some improvements. Yes, there are still a lot […]
From the time I was pregnant with Norton, I was hoping to instill a love of books and learning. I just knew that we had to promote early reading as best as possible. But there was a bit of a stumbling block with that. Sure, I went to school to teach… but I wanted to […]
When it comes to toddler language development, Eudora never ceases to amaze me. Maybe it’s because I have the struggles of Norton’s language delay fresh on my mind, but regardless, I’m going to take a moment to brag on La Princesa. She amazes me. Most mornings when I open her bedroom door, she’s still in […]
A lot of little kids are enjoying the wooden trains. Who can blame them? Trains are just awesome. Still, though, when parents are trying to figure out how to indulge their child’s train love, they often find themselves wondering some big questions. Chuggington or Thomas? While my friend Jo likes to tell me that I’m […]
Everyone loves the classic book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and its sequels like If You Give a Moose a Muffin and If You Give a Pig a Pancake. It’s all about how when you do something, there are consequences, whether planned or otherwise. It turns out that if you give a kid […]
There are a lot of different reasons why people do or don’t choose to participate in child vaccinations. I’m not here to criticize them or bring up any logical fallacies. I’m giving my opinions on child vaccinations, and maybe a little bit of factual information sprinkled in. That being said, think about what you learned […]
In honor of International Babywearing Week, I’ve decided to pull out some of my old babywearing posts. My favorite places to wear my babies were always out and about, so it was a guaranteed adventure. When we finally got out of Chilliwack and headed back home, I had put the freshly laundered Snugli infant […]
I knew when Norton started gnawing on the pull strap of his infant car seat that it was time to clean the darned thing. Well, actually, I knew that it was time to clean Norton’s infant car seat when we had to put a receiving blanket under him in Cache Creek (3 hours from home) […]