Focus on Fluff: All-In-Two Cloth Diapers

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This post is part of the Focus on Fluff cloth diaper series. Last week we looked at All-in-One cloth diapers. Today I will be sharing about the All-in-Two cloth diaper style! Also known as hybrid systems, All-in-Two (AI2) cloth diapers are similar to AIOs, but have a separate insert that attaches to the waterproof outer layer. They also fasten with hook and loop (velcro) or snaps. May be a good option for you if... AIOs sound great except for the drying time. Because pieces in the AI2 can be separated in the wash, the drying time is reduced dramatically. May NOT be a good Continue Reading

Preschool at Home: My Philosophy, Focus & Curriculum Plan {2014-2015}

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It's that time of year again! While most people have already started back to school, I am just now getting around to getting our homeschool year planned and organized. Claire will begin Preschool this year and is always asking to learn something new so I have put together quite a few ideas to keep her busy. I know many of you want to know that I have planned for the year, so I will be sharing that today. Please remember that these plans are what I think is best for my daughter's personality, my teaching style and our family lifestyle. I do not think all people should do as much (or Continue Reading

Thrive @ Home Thursday {8.14.14}

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Happy Thursday! I want to say a big "Thank you" to those who left me a comment last week. If you didn't have a chance to share your input, feel free to add one this week: What specific thing do you want me to write about that would help you to better THRIVE at home? :)   Now it's time to link up! The Thrive @ Home Thursday blog hop, hosted by myself and my good friend Amy at Gospel Homemaking, was created as a place for women in all seasons of life to encourage one another to thrive--not just survive--at home. It is our hope and prayer that this link-up will become an community Continue Reading

Focus on Fluff: All-In-One Cloth Diapers

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This post is part of the Focus on Fluff cloth diaper series. Last week I shared a few tips for purchasing cloth diapers. In the next five posts of this series I will explain the different styles of cloth diapers, sharing the pros and cons of each type and give you my personal opinion. Today we will be discussing the All-in One diaper. As the name suggests, All-in-One cloth diapers (also known as AIO) are a one piece system making them the most like disposable diapers. The waterproof outer layer makes a separate cover unnecessary. These diapers fasten with hook and loop (velcro) or Continue Reading

Thrive @ Home Thursday {8.7.14}

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Wow! Can you believe it's August already? The past few months have flown by! I hope you are enjoying your summer and keeping cool... Can I ask a favor of you? Would you leave me a comment and share one or two specific things you would like for me to write about that would help you to THRIVE as a Christian, wife, mother, homemaker and/or homeschooler? I would love to know how I can be more of an encouragement to you. Thanks so much!   Now it's time to link up! The Thrive @ Home Thursday blog hop, hosted by myself and my good friend Amy at Gospel Homemaking, was created as Continue Reading

Focus on Fluff: Buying Cloth Diapers {What You Need to Know}

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This post is part of the Focus on Fluff series. After reading and researching the many reasons to use cloth diapers, you have decided to take the plunge.  Great!  Now what? With so many different options, purchasing cloth diapers can seem overwhelming. Thankfully there is a wealth of information that can guide you in making choices that will best suit your needs. Popular Q&A on Purchasing Cloth Diapers As you begin your cloth diapering adventure, you will need to ask yourself quite a few questions in order to decide what is best for your family. Below are a few things you will Continue Reading

Thrive @ Home Thursday {7.31.14}

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The Thrive @ Home Thursday blog hop, hosted by myself and my good friend Amy at Gospel Homemaking, was created as a place for women in all seasons of life to encourage one another to thrive--not just survive--at home. It is our hope and prayer that this link-up will become an community of uplifting fellowship and inspiration. Please read the guidelines below for information on how to join us every week!   Guidelines Post topics can include: Biblical Encouragement, Home Management, Homeschooling, Intentional Living, Marriage, Motherhood, and Recipes.... Basically anything that will Continue Reading

Focus on Fluff: Why I Chose to Use Cloth Diapers

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This post is part of the Focus on Fluff series. When I began my cloth diapering journey, I was asked by several people why I use cloth diapers instead of disposable diapers.  Although I had good reasons for doing so, I felt like I couldn't give a full answer because I didn't have concrete facts that were backed up by research. This caused me do some digging... Below are some of the reasons that helped me decide that using cloth diapers is the best choice for my family. While I will admit some of them may seem to be a bit extreme, I believe they are still a concern and should at least Continue Reading