Weekend giveaway: Bummis Organic Cotton Cloth Diaper Kit

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Hooray!  I’ve got a great giveaway today for those of you who are looking to start cloth diapering, or to get back onto the cloth diapering fluffy bottomed bandwagon.

This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been notified.  Thanks!

Our sponsor Bummis has been making cloth diapers since 1988.  I’m partial to their Super Snap covers on my cloth diapered kiddos myself and we also use their wetbags and prefolds.

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Did you know that they also have a new Sun Line?  Yes, the Sun Line was recently released and it includes a cap, tee, tankini, and a swimmi diaper for your little one.  As they say, they’ve got your baby covered for fun in the sun “from the bottom up!”

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Confessions of a cloth diaper drop out (and how I got back on the fluffy bottomed bandwagon)

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Those of you who know me might be a little surprised by this post.  After all, for over a decade I’ve had at least one baby in cloth diapers and have spent many, many years with two in cloth diapers at a time.

I knit wool soakers, I peruse etsy for adorable handmade diaper covers, I have participated in online forums devoted to cloth diapering, and (okay, I’ll admit it) I take a tiny bit of pride in being “old school.”

However, (and this is an important point), as I often say, one person’s “simple” might be another person’s “complicated.”   It turns out that last year one of those things that used to be a cornerstone of my simple living parenting life was overwhelming me.

So, I became a cloth diaper drop-out.

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Weekend links

boxplayThe kids have been playing that this big box is a swimming pool. It would appear I”m not the only one anxious for warmer days.

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The Friday Five: 5 favorite reading spots in our home

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Happy Read Across America Day!  This is a day we set aside to remember that you are “never too old, too wacky too wild, to pick up a book and read with your child.”

For today’s Friday Five I’m sharing 5 of our favorite reading spots in our home – the places where we love to curl up with a good book.

5 Favorite Reading Spots in Our Home

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1. Amelia’s favorite spot is on Daddy’s lap with all of her siblings around her (I know I’ve shared this picture before, but it is one of my favorites of my favorite people).

Amelia’s favorite book right now is Where is Baby’s Belly Button by Karen Katz, which her big brother Max gave to her for Christmas because of her obsession with belly buttons or “gong gongs” as she calls them.

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