Kids and nature: they need each other

“I like to play indoors better ’cause that’s where all the electrical outlets are.” – a fourth-grader in San Diego Most of my childhood summers were spent exploring the creek bed that ran through my suburban neighborhood, hanging out at the community pool until dusk, and then playing Sardines with the other kids on my (read more…)

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Cloth diapering: your most common questions, answered

Photo by Momma’s Baby I’m currently working on a big resource list of helpful links related to cloth diapering, and it will be published tomorrow. But I wanted to write up a quick “extra” post to address the most repeated questions I found in the comments sections during our Cloth Diapering 101 week. Q: What (read more…)

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The Simple Mom cloth diaper review

  So far during our Cloth Diapering 101 week, you’ve heard about the different types of cloth diapers available, why you should at least consider cloth diapers, answers to common misconceptions about cloth diapers, and two videos that show you how to use and clean them. Today, I’m going to review the cloth diaper brands (read more…)

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Visual demonstration: How to put on a cloth diaper, and how to get one clean

Photo from Parents Earlier today, I shared the reasons that convinced me to switch to cloth diapering. While those reasons are compelling, some people might still be concerned that cloth diapering is a massive chore. They hear people say it’s really not that hard, but it’s difficult to believe when parenting little ones is challenging (read more…)

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3 compelling reasons to try cloth diapers

I‘m a self-confessed newbie at cloth diapering. I was interested in it from day one of my oldest daughter’s life, but I didn’t know anyone else who did it, and I wasn’t sure where to even begin. About a year later, a friend of mine told me that she was going to cloth diaper her (read more…)

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