What’s shaped like a heart and fabulous enough that I keep it close to my heart all day, every day?
Yup! You got it! These days, I’m never found without my BAMBOOBIES!
Do you know about Bamboobies? They are, without a doubt, the best washable nursing pads on the market. Besides being a single-use product that ends up in the garbage, disposable pads are filled with a nasty gel (like disposable diapers) that bursts out when it gets too full. One night, I found it on my skin and my son nearly ingested it. From that day forward, I have only used washable fabric pads. I have tried so many, and mark my words: I will never use another brand. My heart belongs to Bamboobies! Continue reading →
Subscription boxes. There’s no shortage of them these days. From fitness focused to eco-crafts for kids, there’s something for everyone who likes to find fun things in their mailbox each month.
My favorite? Conscious Box, hands down. This is the box that is curated just for me. For my interests. For my commitment to the planet, to pureness, to sustainability. When a Conscious Box shows up in my mail, I know I’m about to find some new treasures.
When I came home from the hospital with our new little love a couple of weeks ago, the first thing I did was stock up on movies. Some for me, since I expected to be up all night, and some for my son, who I knew would be pretty bored while Mommy was stuck recovering on the couch for a while. Since our favorite, Peter Pan, had just been rereleased, we skipped the RedBox and just purchased it.
I was a little irked to see that I could only purchase the movie in a set that included both the DVD and the Blu-Ray disc. I guess I see the idea behind it – if you buy both, you’ll have the disc when you decide to make the switch to Blu-Ray (which we have not done yet, although I feel like we won’t have a choice soon.)
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love new technology. Really. What I don’t love is the pile of old electronics in our garage! TVs, VCRs, old monitors, and other old relics, tossed aside and dusty. Still working, but outdated. It’s kind of sad, really, for the poor, once-loved technology as well as the environment! After all, you can’t just throw that stuff away so it tends to just stick around as clutter…for a looong time.
Luckily, there is a quick and easy way to get rid of those unwanted items. Did you know that you can recycle them at Best Buy? In fact, Best Buy not only accepts your old electronics for recycling, but they are leading the industry in recycling efforts by offering the service for FREE in every Best Buy location in Puerto Rico and the U.S.
There’s kind of a revolution going on. You want in? Sure, but I’m going to have to talk about period stuff for a minute…
I grew up thinking there were 2 options for feminine products: pads or tampons. I guess the ol’ OB could be considered a third option depending on how you look at it, and I did prefer those for a while because there was no applicator, and I considered that a little more Earth-friendly.
It wasn’t until college that I heard of something called a menstrual cup. I wasn’t sure what it was, or exactly how it worked, but I knew one girl who used one and she was waaaay crunchier than I was.
That was then. Bwahaha!
So long story short, after I had my son and committed myself to ridding our lives of scary things that make us sick (like chemicals and plastic, both of which live in a traditional maxi pad), I decided I wanted to give menstrual cups a try. I had heard nothing but great things about DivaCup. Sure, I had some reservations about using something that seemed like it could be complicated or uncomfortable, but after just a few uses it was easy as can be. No fuss, no mess. If you have those same concerns, let me assure you: you can do it. I promise.
Here’s a statement straight from DivaCup describing their mission:
Diva international Inc. makers of The DivaCup® (menstrual cup) and The DivaWash®, offers women an environmentally responsible and economical alternative to tampons and pads, thereby changing the face of feminine hygiene around the world.
Billions of tons of pads and tampons are dumped into landfills each year, and consumers are becoming more aware of this every day. Because of this, women are looking for a cost-effective way to make a positive impact on the environment. The DivaCup® significantly reduces one’s eco-footprint while providing the most convenient, clean, reliable, and comfortable way to address the monthly cycle and the issue of disposable feminine hygiene.
Obviously, using a product that eliminates waste is good for the environment. But the benefits of DivaCup go further. I honestly think that using DivaCup is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a woman. Seriously. Pads and tampons are full of chemicals that have no place in a woman’s body, and I have even been told by friends that their flow and uncomfortable symptoms decreased when using a menstrual cup. I chose cloth diapers mainly because I didn’t want yucky toxic ingredients next to my son’s most delicate parts, so I should be worth the same consideration, right? I think so. I encourage every woman out there to just give DivaCup a try; it might take a cycle or two to get used to it, but it really is easy…and you’re worth it.
Interested in trying DivaCup? Purchase onein stores or online, or enter to win one using the easy Rafflecopter form below!
Happy Earth Month, from me and the folks at DivaCup!
And just a note: DivaCup provided me with a product sample for review purposes, but I was not compensated at all for providing a positive review.
Kelly Wels is on a mission to change your diapers.
Ok, maybe not your diapers. That would be silly.
She’s on a mission to change the type of diapers you use. Unless you already use one of the many, many varieties of easy-to-use and uh-freakin’-dorable modern cloth diapers on the market–then she’s on a mission to make you feel like the coolest mom on Earth.
Either way, I think she’s succeeding. After reading through her new book, Changing Diapers: The Hip Mom’s Guide to Cloth Diapering, I’m feeling pretty hip and eco-fabulous, and if I didn’t already love cloth, the fluffy bums pictured in the book would change my mind for sure!
Have you ever considered using cloth? Have questions? Come on – admit it. You’re wondering what happens to poop in your washing machine, right? Or maybe you’re worried about the “stink factor.” No matter what your questions or concerns might be, you can bet Kelly addresses them in this book.
I wish I had had a guide like this when I first started out. The choices were mind-boggling. Prefold? All-in-one? Pocket? Fitted with a cover? Hemp, bamboo, microfleece, PUL? What did it all mean? I was sure I wanted to try cloth, but also very sure I didn’t want to waste my money trying 25 different types before I landed on one I liked.
This book addresses that very issue perfectly, along with every other issue pertinent to cloth, in a relatable, understandable, friendly voice. The voice of another mother who really wants to make a difference. You’ll learn how to choose, how to clean, how to deal with nighttime, as well as details about different brands, accessories, the eco-benefits, helpful cloth diapering bloggers and so much more. Plus, you’ll find tons of fluffy baby bottoms that are reason enough to give cloth a try!
It’s hard to explain the heartwarming feeling of hanging your cute little dipes on the line to get some sun, or the feeling of knowing that your child’s most delicate parts are not wrapped up in toxic chemicals and plastic. With modern-day cloth, wet, poopy diapers actually verge on fun. No joke.
Join the movement! Just click the banner below (or the button on my sidebar) and get your very own 248 full-color pages of pure fluffy love! ….makes a great stocking stuffer or shower gift!
Have I convinced you to try cloth? Are you already a fluff addict? You’re in luck! Kelly has also offered one lucky reader ONE FUZZIBUNZ ONE-SIZE DIAPER and one “I’m a hip mom and love cloth diapers” ECO-FRIENDLY TATTOO!
Enter to win using the simple Rafflecopter form below.
The only mandatory entry is the first one on the form: Leave me a comment below telling me why you love cloth diapering OR why you’d like to give it a try. Make sure to leave your email address!