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Mother’s Day #ClothDiaperHop Sponsor Spotlight: Babee Greens

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I've got another wonderful Prize Package full of cloth diapers for you all!  This one is for a fun event called "Mother's Day Cloth Diaper Hop Giveaway"!  The giveaways will go live on Monday, May 1st and run until Saturday night, the 12th... with the Winner being notified on Mother's Day!  There are over 90 blogs participating and all have at least a $25 Cloth Prize, but a lot have prize packs worth over $100... including So Easy Being Green! The first fabulous Sponsor in my Prize Pack is Babee Greens!  These diapers and this wonderful company are one of my absolute favorites that I've ever worked with, and some of my favorite fitteds! Our line of certified organic cloth baby diapers and baby products was developed out of a desire to provide an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional chemically grown cloth and plastic … [Read more...]

We had such a great time at the Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012!

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We had a WONDERFUL time at the Great Cloth Diaper Change this weekend!  I attended the Change in Knoxville, TN - it was quite a drive for me, about an hour and a half, but well worth it!  I went with a friend and her 4 month old son.  It was such a fun time because our location really outdid themselves from last year! This year, the Knoxville location held a Natural Parenting Expo as well.  It was a fun time, getting to meet and see local businesses... including Swaddlebees & Blueberry Diapers {who are local to Knoxville} and Cutie Tooties  - and lots more! Our location made up some cute shirts, which I definitely had to have for the girls and I!  They gave away some great prizes and even though I didn't have any luck that day, it was still fun to enter for them!  Sophia enjoyed the Music & Movement program too!  Moreaya … [Read more...]

Mom Blog Monday

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Are you a Mommy blogger? Do you blog about your kids? Do you blog about great things for Mommies? Do you wanna meet other Mom Bloggers? To participate in the Mom Blog Monday Blog Hop, the rules are super simple! All we ask is that you follow the 3 Co-Hosts: The Not-So-Secret Confessions of a First Time Mom, Luxury Living Frugal Style, and So Easy Being Green… the first three blogs on the linky! Then follow Spot #4 which is the featured blog of the week! After that, follow as many Mommy Blogs on the linky as you want... remember, the more you visit, the more visits you'll receive in return! Remember: If you have a Self-Hosted Wordpress blog and are unable to connect with GFC, please detail, in your Title on the Linky, how you prefer other bloggers to connect with you! We would LOVE it if you’d grab our button and put it … [Read more...]

When did Sophia turn into a Picky Eater!?

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Moreaya will be 4 months old this week!  These last 16 weeks have flown by and are a bit hazy... how can she really be this old!?  I am planning to start her on infant cereal soon and it got me to thinking about how we'll introduce other solid foods. With Sophia, I started cereal around 4 months and then a couple of weeks later I started with Green Vegetables then Orange Veggies then last came Fruits.  I did it that way after a pediatrician told me that if you started with Fruits, the baby may associate all foods with the sweetness of fruits and dislike the veggies more.  So, we did it.  Sophia was the best little eater.  She actually seemed to prefer her Peas and Green Beans over Fruits! When she started eating table food, she loved broccoli, asparagus... She was such a good girl with her veggies!  Our family was always commenting … [Read more...]

Real Diaper Week: Today’s the Day! Attend a local GCDC Event!

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This blog post is a part of a series to celebrate Real Diaper Week and the Great Cloth Diaper Change that will be taking place this Saturday, April 21, 2012.  Each day this week, I’ll be discussing a different angle on the topic of cloth diapers to bring more awareness to the Event and to CD’s themselves!  Feel free to chime in by way of the Comments section, or if you’re a blogger yourself – JOIN IN the fun! Great Cloth Diaper Change 2012 – Attend and invite a friend to a local GCDC event! Today's the Big Day!  At 12:30 pm EST today, I'll be changing Moreaya into a brand new Bummis EasyFit with Snaps!  {Read my review on the diaper in yesterday's Fluffy Friday post!} I hope you've already made plans to attend a Great Cloth Diaper Change Event in your area because it's going to be a ton of fun!  We're helping spread the news about … [Read more...]

Fluffy Friday: The Brand *NEW* Bummis EasyFit!

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To say I was excited when Bummis said they would send me a sample of their brand new - not even on the market yet - EasyFit diaper for me to use in tomorrow's Great Cloth Diaper Change... would be a major understatement! I tried my first EasyFit after seeing a few different blog reviews and because they were always rave reviews.  Do I like them?  Well, let's just say there are now 6 EasyFits in Moreaya's stash more than any other diaper I own.  They worked wonderfully on Sophia when I added an extra hemp insert into the Pocket.  Yep, there's a pocket even though it's an AIO.  And miraculously, they worked wonderfully on Moreaya as a newborn!  Now, at around 13lbs, they fit her so well, still at the smallest setting. So, I was excited to see the changes that had been made for the remodel of the EasyFit. The new EasyFit … [Read more...]

Real Diaper Week: Re-Using Cloth Diapers!

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This blog post is a part of a series to celebrate Real Diaper Week and the Great Cloth Diaper Change that will be taking place this Saturday, April 21, 2012.  Each day this week, I’ll be discussing a different angle on the topic of cloth diapers to bring more awareness to the Event and to CD’s themselves!  Feel free to chime in by way of the Comments section, or if you’re a blogger yourself – JOIN IN the fun! Real Simple Real Diapers Reuse –  Reuse, traveling with cloth, cloth diapering at night Today, I'm going to be tackling the idearea of "re-using" cloth!  {Although I have a ton to say about traveling with cloth diapers AND cloth diapering at night... if I blogged about all 3 you'd be reading for awhile!} There are a few different ways that I can think of, that you can re-use cloth. The first and most obvious is re-using on … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Carpooling | How to Rideshare

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As fuel prices rise, the cost of commuting to and from work can start to eat into your monthly budget. This becomes even more apparent the further you live from work. The easiest way to save money on gas, short of taking public transportation (which isn’t an option for everyone), is to organize a carpool or rideshare. You can start by chatting with coworkers about the idea to gauge interest. It may be helpful to post a notice or send out a mass email stating that you’re interested in starting a carpool. Even if you only find one other person to carpool with every day, you could end up saving a lot of money. Carpool savings The main reason most people start carpooling is to spend less money on gas. Carpooling with just one other person, if you alternate driving days, will result in a 50 percent decrease in fuel costs. You’ll also save … [Read more...]

The Clean Towel Giveaway – $300+ Prize Giveaway!

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Welcome to The Clean Towel giveaway hosted by Mom with a dot com & MamaNYC! This isn't your ordinary giveaway but it's just as sweet. We got together with some great blogs to give our readers the chance to win an awesome prize package! The Clean Towel is an innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly product that will save you money. Imagine not having to spend so much for paper towels and helping our environment at the same time. Sounds great, huh? The Clean Towel's main goal is to get some opinions of consumers like you. They have created a simple survey that will take you no longer than five minutes {they promised}. They are evening sweetening the deal by offering an amazing prize package valued at over $300 - including an Android Tablet! Now, I don't want to tell you too much more about The Clean Towel or it might take the fun … [Read more...]

Real Diaper Week: Health Benefits of using Cloth Diapers and Cloth in Day Cares

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This blog post is a part of a series to celebrate Real Diaper Week and the Great Cloth Diaper Change that will be taking place this Saturday, April 21, 2012.  Each day this week, I’ll be discussing a different angle on the topic of cloth diapers to bring more awareness to the Event and to CD’s themselves!  Feel free to chime in by way of the Comments section, or if you’re a blogger yourself – JOIN IN the fun! Real Simple Real Diapers for Babies – Health benefits, cloth diapers in hospitals, or cloth diapers in day cares Not only are cloth diapers better for the Environment, better for your Wallet, but they are also better for your Baby! Disposable diapers contain traces of Dioxin, an extremely toxic by-product of the paper-bleaching process.  It is a carcinogenic chemical, listed by the EPA as the most toxic of all cancer-linked … [Read more...]

Real Diaper Week: $$$ Savings using Cloth Diapers

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This blog post is a part of a series to celebrate Real Diaper Week and the Great Cloth Diaper Change that will be taking place this Saturday, April 21, 2012.  Each day this week, I’ll be discussing a different angle on the topic of cloth diapers to bring more awareness to the Event and to CD’s themselves!  Feel free to chime in by way of the Comments section, or if you’re a blogger yourself – JOIN IN the fun! Real Simple Real Diapers Savings – Cost savings, diapering on a budget, cloth diaper banks or support organizations I'll admit... the first and foremost reason I chose to use cloth diapers on Sophia {and now Moreaya too} was Money.  I would about guarantee you that $$$ Savings is one of the top two reasons that every family decides to use cloth diapers.  Sure, the eco-friendliness was a big factor as well, and after choosing to use … [Read more...]

Learning her ABCs.

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Sophia has been singing her ABCs for awhile now.  When she first started singing them, a few rantogether, some were   left   out, but it was still entertaining and very good for her age! Now, we're working on recognizing letters by sight.  She knows the majority of the 26, but there's still a few that she gets hung up on... J, K, M, N, Q, U, and the differences in I and T, & V and Y. We point out letters everywhere - at the grocery store, in books, on signs.  I also realize that even though she knows most of them, it's very easy to lose that knowledge if we don't reinforce the behavior quite often. One fun way that we are practicing our ABCs lately is with our Organic Letter of the Day Cookies from Earth's Best Organics Sesame Street line of products!  Sophia loves the fun of learning - I got so lucky with this little gal - and … [Read more...]