Posted on | October 16, 2013 | No Comments
While mourning the death of a loved one, the last thing anybody wants to deal with is the appearance of long lost family members, and disputes about the deceased’s will. It is difficult to know where you stand in matters like these, so here is a short breakdown about who can contest a will, and common reasons for doing so.
Posted on | October 4, 2013 | 1 Comment
Educators know from experience that children who enjoy books from a young age often develop better reading habits. As students, they tend to continue enjoying books regardless of whether they read to study or strictly for entertainment. Therefore, books can benefit all the young ones in your life and personalized gifts for kids are always well received because they become very special mementos.
Posted on | September 22, 2013 | 2 Comments
I’ve been pretty busy this week so only a few links, but they’re good ones! The photo tips are especially timely for me as we will be celebrating Sebastian’s third birthday today! Check out Sebastian’s birth story, 9 month update and 2nd birthday posts. I’ll have to get a 3 year update/bday post up soon.
Joyful Abode: 12 Simple Tips For Fauxtographing Your Children
Gianelloni Family: The Myth of Herd Immunity
Evolutionary Parenting: Why Is Saving Babies’ Lives Not Enough
Posted on | September 16, 2013 | 1 Comment
I was lucky to receive a bundle of Flip diapers for the purpose of this review. I was not in any other way compensated and all opinions here are 100% my own… and I give these diapers a rave review!
My husband read a review of these diapers that called them a better version of gDiapers – And I agree! Flip diapers are like the perfect combination of pocket diapers and gDipes. Flip are now officially both my and my husband’s favorite type of cloth diapers.
If you were just starting out with cloth diapers, I would highly recommend Flip. While I love trying out new brands and types of diapers, Flip really are perfect in many ways. They couldn’t be easier – They are like a diaper cover system (old school style with flats, prefolds or fitteds with a waterproof cover) but much more user-friendly. Even if you use a variety of diaper styles, these would be perfect for grandparents or daycare and for travel. You can purchase reusable cloth or disposable inserts, both of which take up considerably less space in a purse or diaper bag than the standard pocket diapers they resemble. The inserts slip easily into a lightweight PUL cover. If the diaper is wet, the insert is simply replaced. For a poopy diaper, toss the whole thing in the wash.
Above: Flip diaper on my chubby baby Ezekiel, around 3 months old, on the medium rise/size setting. You can see the insert poking out a bit but we’ve never had a leak. (He could probably fit in the smallest setting but I try to keep his chunky thighs as comfortable as possible. Neither of my babies have been heavy wetters and Zeke already frequently wakes up dry. Either way, these are trimmer in real life than they look in the photos.)
The only negative to Flip diapers is the disposable inserts, and that’s not really a negative. The disposable inserts work very well and are super convenient when you’re on the go. Maybe too convenient though. The inserts work so well because they are essentially disposable diapers without sides. Yes, they look nicer, but I wouldn’t actually consider them cloth diapers when using the ‘sposie inserts. (Like I said though, super convenient. Being able to just toss the old insert is pretty awesome while you’re away from home, especially if there is poop involved.)
You can find Flip diapers at some local retailers but it’s easiest to buy online. While there are cheaper diapering systems, these are worth the extra money for the convenience factor, and they are still much cheaper than pocket diapering. ($100 buys you about 12 diaper changes with Flip versus 5-6 changes with most pocket diaper brands.) Flip also sells organic inserts for a couple more bucks. They also have neat training pant options.
Overall, the Flip Hybrid Diaper System is officially the number one cloth diaper brand I’ll be recommending to parents new parents from now on. While I do still enjoy trying a variety of cloth diaper brands, we could easily get by using only Flip diapers.
Posted on | September 15, 2013 | No Comments
All the Blue Day: Housework Routine Posts – It’s a Wrap, or the Why of Housekeeping Housekeeping & cleaning & why it’s important
Whoop Scoop: Breastfeeding and the American LDS Culture I find myself fascinated by Mormon culture (Thanks, Big Love) and love this post on breastfeeding and modesty
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