Friday, May 25, 2012

So where is that diaper?

I've been getting a lot of emails asking where the traveling diaper is, when it will get to you, and IF you even are going to get a chance. So here's the deal.... EVERYONE who filled out the form will get the diaper. When? We're not entirely sure. It's taking much longer to move from person to person than we expected. So please, when it gets to you - act quickly - snap a picture and move it on to the next mama and baby because everyone is just as eager as you are! In an effort to help you get an idea of where it is, and where it will be next, here's the list of cities and states the diaper will be visiting!

Norton Shores MI
Marquette, MI
Kentwood, MI
Mattawan, MI
Tecumseh, MI
North Vernon, IN
Farina, IL
Williamsburg, IA
Shawano WI
Green Bay WI
Saint Paul, MN
Bemidji, MN
Poulsbo, WA
Vernonia, OR
neugene, Oregon
scappoose oregon
mission viejo ca
beaumont ca
Aliso Viejo, CA
West Hills, CA
Garden grove, ca
Scranton, AR
Broomfield, CO
golden co
Gresham, Nebraska
Courtland, KS
Moore, Ok
Coweta, OK
Enid OK
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa Oklahoma
Houston TX
Rosharon, TX
Waxahachie, TX
Fort Worth, TX
Irving, Tx
St. Louis MO
Kirkwood, MO
Casstown, OH
Batavia, Oh
Brunswick, Ohio
South New Berlin,NY
Fort Drum, NY
Syracuse, NY
Braintree, MA
Bristol, NH
Belmont, NH
Pottstown, PA
Waldorf, MD
Memphis, TN
Franklin, TN
Raleigh NC
Fairview NC
Douglasville, GA
Midland, GA
Fernandina Beach, FL
Port St Lucie FL
Beaufort sc
Summerville, SC
Dorchester, SC
Goose Creek, SC

The diaper will then be taking a trek back to it's roots and will be headed to CANADA!!!

Dorion, Ontario
Mount Hope, Ontario
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, ON
Ottawa, Ontario
Calgary Alberta
Orillia, Ontario
Richmond BC
Mission, BC
Port McNeill, BC
Abbotsford, BC
Huntingdon QC
Gaspé, QC
Chateauguay, Quebec
Saint John NB
Brandon, MB
Les Cèdres, Qc
Ardrossan, Alberta
Thompson, Manitoba 
Saskatoon, SK

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mommy's little secret

When I was pregnant with my son I gained 60 pounds. That's a lot. So when an 8 lb baby came out, I kinda wondered what the heck I was going to do to drop the other 52 pounds. Because I had a c-section I was in the hospital for 4 days and by the time I finally got out of bed and got home I was amazed to see my body wasn't *that* much bigger than before I was pregnant. I wasn't exactly fitting into my jeans, but I was only a size bigger, which considering the weight gain I thought was impressive!

Just a few weeks after giving birth to my son, I looked like myself again. I wasn't the same weight, but to anyone other than myself, my husband, and my parents I looked like any normal person. When out in public, people would be shocked to hear my son was only 3 weeks old and time and time again I heard "You look amazing for just having had a baby!" So what was my secret??

The Belly Bandit. I wore the Belly Bandit for weeks after both my kids were born. It made me look better, and apparently helped with a lot of other things too, some of which I didn't even know were happening! Both of my children were breastfed and I never once had problems with my back or shoulders. I can only assume this is because of the belly bandit because my posture is far from perfect, and even less so when breastfeeding. Apparently the belly bandit also helps with water retention, which could explain why I really didn't have much bloating even after being hooked up to an IV for 4 days straight.

What was my favorite part of the Belly Bandit? With my son, I had an emergency c-section. I knew very little about what the procedure was and nothing about recovery. I was more wrapped up in paying attention to my newborn than actually paying attention to anything the nurses and doctors told me, and so when I did finally get out of bed and start walking around I had this nagging fear that my incision would open and my intestines and organs would come spilling out onto the floor. Yes, I realize how ridiculous that sounds, but my section with my son was my first surgery ever so I didn't really know anything about anything. Anyway, having the belly bandit wrapped tightly around my gut made me feel like everything was held in place. It gave me the peace of mind that if my incision opened (which it didn't) I'd have enough time to lay down on my back and keep my organs inside my body rather than have them come spilling out. Thankfully I never had to test that theory (I'm not even sure it's possible) but the point is I had the peace of mind and it was one less thing to worry about when all I wanted to focus on was my son :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

$25 Gift Card Giveaway!

Hello to all our fantastic Great Cloth Diaper Hunt friends! We hope you're having a great time on the hunt! As a special treat, we are offering a $25 gift card to one of our fans. The giveaway is open today only, so make sure you get your entries in quickly!!

And, as a special treat, we're also giving away a free pair of babylegs with any order over $65! You don't need a coupon for that special, just let us know in the comments if you'd like a boy, girl, or gender neutral set! We'll do our best to send what you ask for!

Ok enough chatter! Let's get on to the giveaway! Just enter easily with the Rafflecopter form below!

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

The Tag a Long: a review

We've had a great relationship with the makers of the Tag a Long for quite some time. Jenny always tells me about how cool they are, and each time I would glance at the product images and think "yeah cool... but not something I NEED." As with most things suggested to me by people in the business, I once again was wrong. The Tag a Long is exactly what I needed.

The Tag a Long attaches to just about anything - typically a stroller, but it's also suggested for carts at the grocery store or elsewhere. Basically, anytime you'll have some kind of moving object that you are pushing... and you want your toddler to stay nearby, the Tag a Long makes it easy. It quickly attaches to just about anything that has a bar/pole/whatever:
I knew that part would be easy... what I wasn't so certain about was the success rate of getting my almost 3 year old to hang onto the handle while we walked. Surprisingly enough, he was more than happy to oblige and walked perfectly next to me almost the entire time and without much of any coaching/bribing/cajoling.
Somehow, the Tag a Long has become his favorite toy. He loves holding his "special handle" and going on walks. I haven't tried it attached to a cart yet, but I'm thinking it will work wonders and be a fantastic addition to my purse!
We love our Tag a Long, and I am pretty sure we'll be adding a second one to my artillery of "mommy's little helper" products. Grab one for yourself, and keep your toddler a safe distance from you while still letting them be independent!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Angela Marie Tutus: An incredibly cute new product!

If you celebrated our birthday bash with us, you already know we're ridiculously proud of our employee Angie and her line of tutus. Angela Marie Tutus are one of our newest products. The are incredibly cute and impressively well made. Angela Marie Tutus are completely customizable, you pick up to three colors for your tutu and it is made to order before being shipped out to you!

The band of Angela Marie Tutus consists of ribbon wrapped elastic making a soft, sturdy band to go around your child's waist.
 There's tons of tulle to make the tutu extra fluffy and puffy!
And once it's on your little lady, the pretty can't be beat!
I might be slightly biased since that's MY daughter, but I just think these pictures are too cute for words!! I love dressing her in this tutu and always get compliments about how gorgeous the tutu (and the little girl wearing it) are. Want to get your little lady an adorable tutu? Grab an Angela Marie tutu today!!