Homemade Laundry Powder: 3 Ingredients. 10 Minutes.

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I’ve been making a lot of my own cleaning and beauty products over the years, but for some reason, laundry detergent is one that I haven’t given a try until now. Now that I know how easy and inexpensive it is to make, I probably won’t be going back! This recipe actually comes from a good friend of mine. Renee and her family have lived overseas as missionaries for years and hope to be back on the field in the near future, so she’s always […]

How to Swish a Diaper in the Toilet and Your Other Cloth Diapering Questions Answered

An inside look at a wet bag

This post marks the end of our short, but hopefully helpful, series on dispelling some myths about why cloth diapering is actually easier than you think. I asked you for your cloth diapering questions, and you really let me have it! I couldn’t answer every single question, but I tried my best to make sure that all of the various topics were addressed, so here goes nothing… Q. So, my question is: what detergent do you use? Do you use this for all your laundry? […]

Dispelling the Myths: Why Cloth Diapering is Truly Easier Than it Seems

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I’ve been cloth diapering for over 6 years, but I still sometimes find myself surprised by the strange looks and the mistaken opinions that most people have when the topic arises. I want to dispel some myths in what will be a short but hopefully clarifying series on cloth diapering. In my experience I have found that using cloth dipes is simply not: More expensive More disgusting More time consuming More inconvenient For hippies only :) Today I will begin by addressing two of the […]

Giveaway: 6-pack Happy Heiny’s Cloth Diapers

Happy Heinys Cloth Diaper

Written by Sherrie Cook, Contributing Writer As I have written to you all before, more and more people (and many of you) are making the switch to cloth diapering for so many reasons!  Thanks to our ever-expanding internet technology, most of the fears associated with switching are being talked about openly and often.  Due to this wealth of conversation and information many families are finding simple solutions to stinky diapers, detergent quandaries and how to deal with rashes. You may wonder, if there is such […]

Natural and Eco-Friendly Laundry Soap Reviews: 5 Moms Test and Compare

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In light of the growing interest in more natural and environmentally friendly products over the past several years, the number of cleaning products lining the shelves of your local health food store (and even conventional stores) has grown enormously! For a mom with a limited budget and barely enough time to get through the mountains of laundry, who has time to purposefully buy and compare various brands to know what works and what doesn’t? This fall, I asked 4 of my dear friends who also […]