Wednesday, May 21, 2008


This is an AMAZING story! In the aftermath of the earthquake in China this police woman, who recently had a baby herself, is nursing 8 babies (all of which became orphans due to the quake). Check out the article. God bless this woman!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

"Try This Product" Tuesdays

Hey, guys! I know it has been WAY longer than a week since my first post...but I have some good excuses. (ie. we bought a new house and have been spending countless hours painting)

Every Tuesday I will make an effort to dedicate a post to a product I recommend. This week our subject is cloth diapers.

I never really considered using cloth diapers on my babies. I thought that was an ancient practice done away with the invention of disposables. Not so much. When I was a baby my Mom used cloth diapers on me, mostly to save money. These diapers were the traditional chinese fold used with pins and a diaper cover. By the time I learned I was pregnant with my second child I had discovered the new and improved cloth diapering system. Boy was I impressed!

After much research and discussions with my cloth-diapering friends I ordered a jumbo pack of the Bum Genius 3.0 diapers. Oh my Lord! These things have rocked my world!!! Not only are they gorgeous. They are comfy for my baby girl and super EASY. This diaper is just like a disposable except you wash it instead of throwing it away. It is an adjustable one-size diaper, so you can use it from birth through potty training. Washing it is a breeze: you just remove the insert and throw both the diaper and insert in for one cold cycle and one hot cycle. BEAUTIFUL! (My sweet friend Kathryn has a great recipe to make your own laundry detergent. It is great for washing diapers AND is cheap and Green.)

I was a little skepitcal of the extra work it would take to do cloth diapers. But, honsetly, it hasn't been much more work than it was to run to the store every week when I ran out of my disposables. Besides that, I've have already saved a boat load of money. On average a parent will spend about $2000 from birth to age two on diapers for their baby. I spent $350 on all of the diapers and supplies I need for two plus years! Whoa!

Try them. Not only are they better for the environment but they are better for your baby!