There are a few keys to getting diapers clean. People differ on exact routines and detergent preferences, but most will tell you you need lots of water, plenty of detergent, a pre-wash rinse and an extra detergent-less rinse, as well as a water softener if you have hard water.
Here is the wash routine we have established over the last 3+ years.
I put this resource list together for our Diaper Free Utah group.
A friend recently wrote me: I have done quite a bit of research and found a blog that laid out the differences, but I wanted to get your perspective on what’s the best option out there and ones that might be more convenient or easy to use when we’re just so tired. Continue reading
I’ve wanted to be a mother as long as I can remember. People who know little more than my first name would be able to tell you that I love babies.
When David and I were engaged, we discussed having children and agreed that a few years would be preferred before starting our family. We’d only been married two months when, unlike we had planned, I was ready. I wanted to be a mother as soon as I possibly could. Months and months of back and forth, praying fervently for direction, arguing heatedly about decisions, and many tears of loneliness, and we were in a very dark place. I couldn’t stop thinking about having a baby and David simply wasn’t ready. In the spring of 2011, he came to me and said that he would make it a goal to be ready for a family by August. A weight was lifted and the unknown morphed into a finite goal. Those months were so peaceful and so very exciting. We worked together to prepare in many facets of our lives and our marriage improved drastically. We began trying for a baby on our second anniversary. I had irregular cycles but had charted them religiously for years. As excited as I was to be a mother, when four months passed without a pregnancy, my heart was still content and I was still enjoying the anticipation. It was just so fulfilling to finally be on the same page as David and to be working toward the same goal instead of against each other that I was not getting very anxious about our unsuccessful attempts.
On Thanksgiving Day, I took a pregnancy test, thinking I might want a glass of wine with dinner. Continue reading
Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers | Roots and Wings
Give your children roots and wings
Never fear the change it brings
There is no reason to be sad
Be thankful for the time you’ve had