Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cloth Diapering is coming back.

Although, approximately 80% of American families use disposable diapers today many mothers are choosing to use cloth diapers. I started CDing (cloth diapering) when my son was about two and a half months and he is now almost one and a half.

Isn’t he cute?

The #1 reason I chose to cloth diaper was MONEY.

- To diaper one child in disposables for 2.5-3 years it would cost 1500-3000. This includes wipes, diaper rash creams and Pull-ups.

- Cloth diapering will cost you anywhere between 400-1200 depending on which diapers you chose and how many diapers you buy. This includes detergent, utilities, diaper pail, and all other accessories. When you use these diapers on subsequent children your savings multiply.

I am expecting our second, a little girl, in August and will have two in diapers. So I will to have buy a few more diapers. But fortunately if ever didn’t need my diapers and wanted to sell them, cloth diapers have a 50-80% resale value. Cha-ching!

So in celebration of Earth Day on Friday, Heidi let me share a little on a greener way to diaper that will leave a little more green in your wallet.


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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Conference Reflection

Today was the last day of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' General Conference.  Twice a year we gather via the airwaves to watch/listen to inspired speakers.  The two days seem to pass by so fast and then you have to sit back and let it sink in.  Was that message for me?  What can I take from this? 

Elder Holland said that none of the speakers are assigned a topic beforehand; they are simply suppoused to speak from the heart what the Lord wants them to say.  It is interesting when several people speak on the same topic.  I liked when Elder Holland said that if we are trying our best we can give ourselves high marks.  I remember a couple times in college when we got to grade ourselves in a religion class.  I was always hard on myself and could never give myself an A.  Maybe I could've given myself more credit.  No being a Latter-Day Saint isn't an easy path most of the time but it is the right path, where eternal truth lies, if we seek it, and continue in it. 

Yes, I can do better but in other areas I can give myself  "high marks". (when I just wrote that it made me cringe, I'm working on it.)