Summer travel season is upon us! In a few short months, my husband and I will be packing up our 3-year-old and 1-year-old to go to Florida. It’s our first real trip as a family of 4, and I am sooooo excited to be hitting the beach. I’ve already started mentally planning everything we need to make this a fun trip that has as little stress as possible. I’ve scoured the mom groups and blogs so you don’t have to. Here’s everything I plan on doing to have a successful trip to the beach! Sunscreen This is probably obvious, but I’d
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As families make plans for spring break and summer travel, we receive a lot of posts in our Facebook group, the Mob, about how to successfully use cloth diapers while traveling. Cloth Diapers While Traveling There are several factors that can make it easier or more difficult. Will you have access to do laundry? If so, carry on as normal! Try measuring out how much laundry detergent you will need ahead of time, or buy it at your destination. If you don’t have access to laundry facilities, how long will you be gone? You don’t want to go too long
When the number of kids is greater than the number of hands, the holiday season isn’t quite as magical, 24/7. What do you do when there are five kids, two hands, and ten packages to get into the post slot? How do you shop for Christmas presents when you have three of the kids in the buggy? As a mother of five children, 8 years and under at one point, I am going to share my survival tactics and hope that it will make your holiday season just a little bit merrier. Do Not Expect Picture Perfect Whoops, did I
My family and I recently went on a trip across the country from St. Louis to California. This was our first big trip with our little girl, who is now 2 and a half years old. We were headed to Disneyland for a couple of days, then down to San Diego for some family time at the beach. To say I was nervous about the trip would be an understatement. I had lists for my lists a month ahead of time because I was so worried I would forget something. I’ve compiled one last list for you of my must-have
When you get married and have children you begin to make choices based your family’s priorities and goals. Family finances play a role in making our goals a reality. For us, providing experiences and life-memories for our children has always been one of our top priorities. And cloth diapering has been one tool we use to help make that happen. Early Family Financial Choices My husband and I married right out of college, with student loans and careers that had not yet been established. Financially, we were starting from nothing. I had accepted a teaching position right before our wedding, but knew
I love to try different types of diapers… I love changing it up a bit depending on if we’re at home, at another person’s home, running errands, etc. Sometimes I prefer bumGenius Freetimes, and sometimes I prefer the Flip Cover + Inserts! Flip is Cotton Babies’ hybrid diaper system. You can buy inserts for day time or night time, stay-dry or organic cotton, and newborn or one-size. The price point is perfect for anyone on a budget! Flips come in the variety of our favorite Cotton Babies colors and prints, so there’s plenty of options if you want to create that perfect rainbow.
Flip is the ultimate summertime cloth diaper. It’s convenient, easy-to-use and provides parents with more FREEDOM and flexibility on the go. With a one-size cloth diaper cover that’s compatible with three types of absorbent inserts (stay-dry, organic or disposable inserts), you have more options when it comes to cloth diapering — anytime, anywhere. This Independence Day, let’s celebrate cloth diaper freedom with Flip. We’re giving away a Flip One-Size Diaper Cover and a pack of Flip Inserts (in your choosing) to FOUR lucky people. To enter this week’s giveaway, just comment below and tell us how Flip Diapers provide your family with more convenience. a Rafflecopter giveaway Eligible entries must be posted
Summer is here, so let’s hurry and pack our bags and head out for the weekend! Wait, let’s make sure we have the necessities before we hit the road. Sunscreen… CHECK! Swim Gear…CHECK! Toys… CHECK! Sunglasses.. CHECK! Blankets… CHECK! Cloth diapers.. cloth diapers.. Bueller? When it comes to vacation and traveling with cloth diapers, it can be easier said than done. But with these helpful tips, you can take your cloth diapers anywhere and leave the worries behind! 1. Pack a bumGenius Wetbag or two. This is essential! You will be able to store 3-5 soiled diapers in your wet bag. NEVER use plastic grocery bags.
It’s January, and if you’re like me, you’re dreaming of summer and the idea of a three-week beach vacation. But if you live in the real world, the mere thought of an exotic beach vacation has to be scaled back into a small weekend getaway with your kids. When it comes to traveling with children who wear cloth diapers, it’s really just as easy as traveling with children who don’t. Only it takes a bit more planning and packing. Here are a few tips to help you take your cloth diapers on the road: 1. ALWAYS bring a bumGenius wet bag or
So this week I will leave behind my baby and big kid with my big husband and flew away to New York City for five glorious and exhausting days. However, I’m convinced that the five days leading up to leaving may be more exhausting than the five days I actually spend in New York. (That city makes me SO TIRED.) My husband works full time and I know he doesn’t have time to cook, clean, organize and run the house the way I do, not because he’s incapable, but because he’s gone 9 hours a day and doesn’t witness how