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To cloth or not to cloth?

When I first found out about my pregnancy, my main concern FAR was if I was going to be able to afford a child being a single mom while attending school.  I want(ed) to have the cheapest happy healthy baby as possible. I researched and read on ways to cut baby costs and one thing intrigued me: cloth diapering. I love the idea of it also being eco-friendly and  it was an added perk to know I wouldn’t be introducing her to chemicals so soon!

I deliberated for several months on if cloth diapering would be something I’d want to pursue for my first child. I spent a lot of time researching the topic through different platforms trying to decide if the pros outweighed the cons and after several months I have decided to try cloth diapering.

A common concern is if I would have the time to do cloth diapering? I do go to school full time and work. Then I figured, “Hey, if it saves me money-it’s worth it.” Then it came down to water costs? Water actually doesn’t cost that much, it’s electricity that is what is often high. I already wash my clothes in cold water, and I can sacrifice  2 loads of hot water cost a week.

I finally purchased Real Nappies on Amazon at a killer price and OsoCozy Indian Cotton prefolds for Ivy’s first 6 months. If it doesn’t work for me, I tried.


One of my really good friends, Beth, had her second child on November 4, 2014 at 8:47 weighing in at 5 lbs 14 ounces in Virginia. I was so happy for her and her little family. She had been trying to conceive with her husband for awhile after her 1st had escaped the extremely younger years and  little bugger finally happened, then was finally born.

I didn’t always approve of Beth and Josh getting married, because it was so quick and I guess I’m a little closed minded to shotgun weddings. I always felt guilty for not going  to their wedding, but I had always said it was because I didn’t support it, how awful that must have been. The real reason is I had forgot, and I was busy getting high.  How could I do that? Good thing she is understanding and when I finally was able to openly admit it to her this past year (shes been married 6 years), and she was nothing short of thankful for the explanation. Phew!

Congrats to my friend!! XoXo!