Jump into Mama Cloth Giveaway Event – US

Pink Lemonade Shop Mama Cloth Giveaway

If you've been thinking about jumping into Mama Cloth and replacing your disposable products with lovely, reusable cloth pads - well, this Event is for YOU! We have a prize package for you today full of everything you'll need to make the cloth switch, courtesty of Pink Lemonade Shop and hosted by So Easy Being Green. Whether you're looking to start a Mama Cloth stash, or simply adding to an existing one, these 5 reusable cloth pads will probably become your favorite.  Pink Lemonade Shop's cloth pads receive nothing but rave reviews for their softness, resistance to staining, comfortability, and beauty! Within this prize, you'll receive: {2} 6" Original Width Mini Pantyliners in Turquoise and Orange Minky 9" Day Pad (wide width) in Bubblegum Pink Minky 10" Heavy Pad (wide width) in Chocolate Brown Minky 11" Overnight Pad (wide … [Read more...]

Ditch the Disposables: You Have Reusable Menstrual Options

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This resuable menstrual options post was inspired by my collaboration with Lunapads.com.  All thoughts, ideas, and opinions are 100% my own! Here on So Easy Being Green, we've talked about a reusable menstrual products that are available instead of using disposables.  I've reviewed a few different menstrual cups and even shared how they completely changed my life.  I did a whole series on Mama Cloth before that, when I had completely ditched disposable products after having Moreaya. But did you know there are even more options than those two?  Yep, there are actually quite a few and today, we're going to examine each and see if one would be better suited to you than another.  I'll be sharing a super awesome new product too! It's always good to have … [Read more...]

Buy One – Give One: The Ruby Cup Campaign

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I was sent a Ruby Cup in exchange for posting about my experience with this menstrual cup.  All thoughts are my own! It's been awhile since we've tackled the subject of menstrual cups, so let's dive right on in, shall we!? I've already shared with you the 7 Ways a Menstrual Cup Changed My Life.  I even wrote a rather long post answering all your questions about Everything You Wanted to Know {and Some Things You Didn't} About Menstrual Cups.  Today, I'm sharing with you a company with a heart that I just can't wait to share! The Ruby Cup was a cup that I knew nothing about until just a few months ago.  Now I can't wait to tell you about them now! The Ruby Cup Menstrual Cup performs just as well as the other 3 cups that I have in my cup stash … [Read more...]

Green Your Mom: Full Set of Mama Cloth from Peepods {$78} – WorldWide! #GreenMoms

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Welcome to the 2nd Annual Green Your Mom Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network!  We are excited to bring you great prizes valued at $25+ to help you "Green Your Mom" (or yourself) this Mother's Day!  After entering my giveaway, be sure to visit the other blogs listed under the Rafflecopter form for your chance to win more great green mom giveaways. If you're a green Mom, want to be a green Mom, or know a Green Mom - you're really going to love this one! Peepods is a fabulous company that knows a thing or two about being green.  Amber, the owner and fabulous lady behind Peepods {formerly known as Naturally Simple Products} has created a line of reusable cloth pads, often referred to as Mama Cloth, that are simply gorgeous. There are … [Read more...]

Let’s Get Down and Dirty – Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Menstrual Cups

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I recently wrote a post about how how my Menstrual Cup Changed My Life.  I got quite a bit of positive feedback from the post and quite a bit of "Huh?  Seriously?" type feedback too!  So, I put out the question on the So Easy Being Green Facebook page and got some great questions about menstrual cups.  I also scoured FAQs about the subject and am going to tackle those too - in a very down-to-Earth, non-technical way {because that's how I like to learn and read and hopefully you do too!} Knowledge is Power.  I didn't know a thing about menstrual cups a year ago, well, other than seeing an occasional blog post on the subject every now and then.  The first time I tried to use my cup I failed miserably.  I only tried once that first cycle.  My next cycle, I really, really wanted to make it work, but I semi-failed again and only used it a … [Read more...]

7 Ways My Menstrual Cup Changed My Life

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I hinted in my giveaway post for a Lunette Cup how this product changed my life.  You may have thought I was joking a bit, but I'm totally not.  It has literally changed my life and I finally found freedom from my period. If you haven't been able to tell yet, this post might be a little sensitive to male ears, so there's your warning.  First, this isn't my first experience with a menstrual cup.  I used the my first menstrual cup for a few months and blogged about it.  Honestly, I really liked it but hadn't been using it long enough to really feel comfortable.  It took 3-4 cycles for me to fully learn how to use the cup and how it best worked for me. So, when the Lunette came I was excited to see what the differences were.  We'll cover those, then … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 6 – Switching for the Future

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This is the sixth post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I’m blogging about them here or read the 1st part , 2nd part, and 3rd part {review of It’s a Girth Thing Period Pads!}, 4th part, and 5th part. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you’re not interested, please skip this post! One of the biggest reasons that It's a Girl Thing Period! {a division of Posh Pads} decided to host this challenge was so that the word of disposable alternatives would be spread.  Obviously they wanted to reach as many people as they could, but one of the most important groups to them, is young females by way of their Mothers.  If we can get Moms on board, then their daughters will follow... Our … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 5 – Cost Effectiveness of Using Re-Usable Menstrual Products

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This is the fifth post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I’m blogging about them here or read the 1st part , 2nd part, and 3rd part {review of It’s a Girth Thing Period Pads!}, and 4th part. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you’re not interested, please skip this post! Before we get to it - we have 1 comment to address from the last post: Emily says:  Umm, wow. Seriously!? I nearly got SICK looking at that moldy thing! GROSS! I’ve heard of people using Mama cloths, and even have some friends who do. I cloth diapered, but for some reason haven’t been able to bring myself to use cloth pads. I’m not sure how I missed parts 1, 2, and 3, but am going back to read them … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 4 – Dangers of Disposables & Why the Challenge?

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This is the fourth post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I’m blogging about them here or read the 1st part , 2nd part, and 3rd part {review of It's a Girth Thing Period Pads!}. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you’re not interested, please skip this post! Before we tackle today's subject, I did want to address a couple of comments that I received on my last post about this topic: Karin says "I’m so glad you are reviewing this! Here’s a question for you: Before you put them in the wash, do you need to do anything with them? Like diapers, you need to swish in toilet, or whatever. Or is it like breast fed poo, where everything is water soluble? I know this is a weird … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 3 – Cloth Menstrual Pads from It’s a Girl Thing Period!

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This is the third post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I’m blogging about them here or read the 1st part and 2nd part. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you’re not interested, please skip this post! Before we tackle a review of this particular brand, I did want to address a comment that I received on my last post about this topic: Becky Fluff says:  I use mama cloth and I LOVE IT!! But, I have heard that it is best to NOT wash in hot water because, unlike with cloth diapers where iron is not an issue, there is an issue with the reaction of iron with hot water… I can’t remember the exact details, but I know that I have read somewhere to wash in warm/cold water. I hadn't read anything about this so I tried to do a little digging.  I'll admit, … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 2 – Prep, Laundering, and Storage

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This is the second post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I’m blogging about them here or read the 1st part here. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body – if you’re not interested, please skip this post! One of the things that scares people away from using cloth menstrual pads is the worry about washing them.  I promise, it's not hard {or gross} at all!  If you cloth diaper your child, you'll find that the process is very similar and you'll probably use some of your cloth diaper accessories with your Mama Cloth too! Prep: I've read a couple of different opinions on prepping your cloth pads.  One says treat them like you would your cloth diapers - they need to be washed a few times so they'll be more absorbent.  I just don't see this really being the case … [Read more...]

Mama Cloth {a Series}: Part 1 – My First Week w/ No Disposables

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This is the first post in my Mama Cloth series.  You can find out why I'm blogging about them here. **Remember, these posts are all about menstruation and being comfortable with the topic and your body - if you're not interested, please skip this post! I did it.  I went an entire cycle using only cloth and no disposable products... and I'm getting ready to do it again!  Although I am dreading it, I mean really - who enjoys the monthly visitor - I don't dread buying disposable products and throwing money out with the trash! I really encourage anyone who is on the fence about using cloth pads to try them out.  You can always start with a panty liner or two and see how it goes from there. For the most part, my first cycle with all cloth went fine.  I … [Read more...]