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For the entire month of June we’re placing Fluffy Tickets in every order with prizes, coupons, and more! Want to know what you can win?

 Fluffy Ticket holder will
win a $100 gift certificate
to Kelly’s Closet.

  • 50 Bonus Diaper Dollar Reward Points
  • Free wet bag
  • Free one-size diapers
  • Free shipping (standard shipping in the continental US only)
  • Double Diaper Dollar Reward Points
  • Coupons for $5 off $25, $10 off $99, or $35 off $199.
Every order will receive one of these fluffy tickets!! Each fluffy ticket will have a unique coupon code that you will need to enter on your next order of $15 or more (unless otherwise noted). Fluffy tickets can be redeemed until July 31st, 2012. When redeeming your fluffy tickets you may only use one coupon code per order so they cannot be combined with other coupon codes that may be active at the time of redemption. Missing or lost tickets cannot be replaced.

To win the Grand Prize all entries received during the month of June will be placed into a drawing and a winner will be selected at random (using The Grand Prize winner will be announced on or after July 9th, 2012 and notified via email. The winner will have 72 hours to claim their Grand Prize or a new winner will be selected.

No purchase necessary to enter to win. Customers who place an online order at Kelly’s Closet during the promotional period will automatically receive a fluffy ticket. To enter without placing an order, mail your name, address, and phone number to:, Summer Fluffy Ticket Event, PO BOX 369, South Paris, ME 04281 along with a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope. Entries must be postmarked by June 30th, 2012. Entries postmarked after this date will not be eligible. Only one mail entry per person/per household for the promotional period.

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This week's Fluff Friday winner is Samantha Clinton!

She will receive:

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Please, contact us ASAP so we can get your winnings out to you!!!
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I know many of us noticed the TIMES article about extended breastfeeding and whether or not a woman is MOM enough to handle the “challenge”. I think the last thing the mom community needed was for someone to accuse us of being not MOM enough!

I find that as I get closer to our “due date” there are a lot more people criticizing us about our choices for our baby and our childbirth. Because of my fear of medication and drugs (they make me CRAZY and not in a cute college girl way, more like in a rabid PMSing Tasmanian devil way) and my husband’s far more intense fear of needles anywhere near him (or me!) I decided that I wanted to have a natural childbirth and use The Bradley Method to do so. This inspired me to do A LOT of research into what people, the media, and the medical community stated is BEST for my baby. All in all, I was a bit terrified of all the things people told me that I NEED to do in order to have a baby and I felt a lot of it was either unnecessary or down right ridiculous. What I found most useful was my communication with real mothers. Mothers who have had c-sections, mothers who breastfed, mothers who handled a natural twin birth, mothers who formula-fed…I found one thing in common with all of them: they were DEFINITELY mom enough.

Now I know this may seem a little convoluted on a cloth diaper blog and pulling this back to be relevant may seem like a stretch to you, but to me it isn’t. My research (and I know you ladies and gents love research) has lead me to be much more decisive in my lifestyle choices.

So, why am I cloth diapering? In all honesty, its not cause of the environment – though as I get older I notice I am becoming a lot more hippie-ish than I thought I’d ever be – but it is because I know it’s the best thing I can do for my child and my family.

It will save us money and it will be healthier for my child. I don’t need to tout about the cost savings to most mothers. This one is obvious. However, health-wise it may not be as clear to others. My husband has severe allergies. He has suffered all of his life because for the most part he and his mother didn’t have options for alternative food, clothing, and health goods – they also didn’t have the available information (i.e. the internet) to help them. I, however, have this power, these resources, to make a difference in my husband and child’s life. I can make food free from allergens that is delicious and healthy. I can make my own detergent to ensure that my family doesn’t end up covered in hives at the end of the day. I can deliver my baby, free and safe from interventions, because my body was created to do so and I WANT to do it that way. I CAN cloth diaper, despite the fact that people have these antiquated ideas about the technology behind it and seem to think I am the laziest person ever (despite working since I was 15 years old while going to school full time and graduating college in 4 years while working with disabled children).

So in the end when people approach me and ask me about my choices for childbirth, nutrition, and diapering, I tell them that my goals are to have a natural childbirth without interventions, breastfeed my child as long as I can to promote a healthy immune system, and I will cloth diaper my baby to ensure that his sensitive skin and allergies will be kept at bay. Now some people respond negatively, nay, even bitterly to my choices. Will everything go according to plan? Who knows, I’m not God (however, I am pretty awesome). But in the end it doesn’t matter if everything goes according to plan because in the end I will have had the knowledge to make the best possible choice for my family - And THAT ladies and gents, makes me MOM enough!

My name is Sara, I am 24 and currently 8 months pregnant with my first child. I am married to my best friend and wildly enjoying this path to parenthood. I'm the youngest of 8, I love children, animals, dancing, and the beach. I grew up in a pretty crunchy household and am finally starting to understand the choices my mother made to keep our family happy and healthy.
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What does being MOM enough even mean??

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…there is an element of fun!” Mary Poppins

I’ve been drawing a lot of comparisons lately between cloth diapering and children’s movies lately but let’s face it, Mary Poppins really IS relevant.

Sometimes I get a little distracted when cleaning, doing laundry…all of those fun, homemaking things. Facebook, blogger and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer are nearly always readily available for my reading pleasure with a click of a mouse. Not to mention the two adorable faces who call me mommy. And this might just sometimes get in the way of my fluff laundry, too. So, I will start with a confession…I don’t always organize my diapers this way. Sometimes I just throw the clean diapers into the clean Grovia wet bag and set it on the floor next to the changing table.

But SOMETIMES, I lovingly fold each flat diaper, Grovia stay dry insert and Grovia shell and put them away. And I actually find that there really IS an element of fun (especially if I sing, “a spoon full of sugar…”). Here is how I organize my day time diapers:

I have a 3 cube storage unit with fabric bins next to my changing table.

The top of the unit holds cloth wipes, Baby Bum Drops wipes solution, Magic Stick, CJs BUTTer, flushable liners and baby lotion.

The top bin holds all of the Grovia stay dry inserts, which we use for my 7 month old.

The middle bin holds the Grovia shells for my 7 month old.

And the bottom bin holds the flats and Grovia shells for my 2 year old.

And if you are wondering (based on the pictures), I really do color code my diapers to make it easy for daddy since our children are on a different snap setting. Green and cream means boy; every other color means girl.

I’ve adapted my changing table to accommodate a large trash can which holds a Grovia wet bag and a small trash can for dirty disposable wipes (which we use for toddler poop).

It took me awhile to find the 3 cube storage method but now that I have, it is SO easy and convenient. And sometimes my toddler actually forgets how fun it is to throw all the diapers around; out of sight, out of mind (sometimes).

Happy organizing. And may every job you do that must be done, have an element of fluffy fun!

Mindy Hill is a stay at home mom to two children, age 2 and 7 months. She likes to pretend that she can still hold everything together and admits to feeling much better once the cloth diapers are put away and the bed is made, even if the closet is bursting at the seams. You can laugh at her by visiting
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I love cloth diapers. My husband is on board with them now too. It took some time for us to get them, since the start up cost was a little daunting. One of my mommy friends was really nice and lent us some prefolds and covers and from that moment on I was hooked. I recently returned her diapers so she'll have them when she and her husband decide to have another child.

I love so much about cloth diapers (and wipes!) First off, I love the money savings, that was one of the main reasons that I wanted to cloth diaper in the first place. I love the cute colors on my baby's butt. I love the fluffy butt look when I slap a new diaper on him. I love that I always have diapers. I enjoy the fact that while my water bill when up about $3.00 a month from all the laundry, I'm not buying $30 dollars worth of diapers. I strongly enjoy the cloth diaper community. I love the fact that I have never had to clean up a “blow-out” on my son. Another great thing is that it is so good for my son and the environment. I feel good about not putting chemicals on my son's bottom and that I'm not helping to fill up the landfills.

Those are a few of the reasons that I use cloth diapers. Last night I thought of another one.

Every once in awhile a friend of ours goes out of town and asks us to watch her dog Morgan. We happily take Morgan in when we can. She's a great dog and is great with our son. He loves to climb on her and she doesn't react to his climbing at all. I never, of course, leave them alone together for obvious reasons. We'd love to have a dog of our own, but the costs of dog ownership are a bit much for us and we would insist on being responsible dog owners and keeping up to date with her vet appointments and registration.

Anyway, in addition to our visiting dog guest, I also babysit every weekday for my handsome little nephew. He's adorable and loves animals. It's really a great mix to have my son, my nephew, and Morgan in the house with me. Well, until night falls. Last night Morgan was nowhere to be seen. We called to her, we whistled, and finally my husband went downstairs to find her enjoying a little diaper salad from the garbage can. You see, while my son is cloth diapered, my nephew is not and his diapers need to go somewhere.

I usually dump what waste I can from the diaper to the toilet, but I can't actually dunk it, so there is often waste still on the diaper when it gets thrown into the garbage where it is easy pickings for an ambitious dog like Morgan. I know what you are thinking... just empty the garbage before you go upstairs. Well, I didn't think of that, because I cloth diaper. Usually I will empty it when my nephew goes home for the weekend because I don't want the garbage to smell over the weekend, but there are usually at least a couple diapers in the trash on Thursday night.

So, reason number 496 why I like cloth diapers: No Diaper Salad.

Sarah Brooks is a cloth-diapering stay-at-home mom to her 12 month old son, Quentin. She, her husband Charlie, and Quentin live in northern Vermont.
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When I found out I was pregnant, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to use cloth diapers – better for the environment and better for my wallet. A win-win. I began researching and reading the Cloth Diaper Whisperer Blog like crazy. I found some of the information helpful, but I knew that I needed to experiment on my own. So I began the process of figuring out the perfect system for me. And although I’m still working things out a bit, I have found a few accessories that are must-haves.

Number one, by far my FAVORITE accessory: flushable liners. When people inquire about cloth diapers, look at me like I’m crazy, or ask that typical “What about the poop?” question, I always respond with an explanation of my flushable liners. They have made cloth diapering manageable for me. I don’t have to figure out how many times to swish around the diaper in the toilet, or fear staining on my brand new (oh so cute) diapers. Instead, I place a liner in every diaper and pop the diaper on my little one. If he poops, clean up is not too bad – just flush it all down with the liner. If he doesn’t, I just toss the liner in the trash, and I’m done. The liners are great for on the go too.

I also love my little wet bag for when we’re out and about. I don’t think it’s possible to cloth diaper outside of the house without one. I carry mine in my diaper bag, so that if I need to change a diaper while we’re out, I simply place the dirty one inside the wet bag and zip it up. It keeps the stench in and keeps the dirty diaper away from everything else.

When I’m at home, I use different accessories. And one of my new favorites is my drying rack. It’s nothing special – just a typical white metal drying rack, but it means two very important things. One, I don’t have to cough up five quarters every time I wash diapers to put them in the dryer. And two, I can have sun-dried diapers every time.

With these three powers combined, cloth diapering has become way easier to manage, keep up with, and continue no matter what situation I’m in. I’m still learning a lot about cloth diapers, since my little guy is only three months old. I am bound to find other accessories that help me along the way, but for now these three are keeping me going and helping me realize that cloth diapering doesn’t have to be that difficult.

Bio: Aimee is a new mom and a new cloth diaperer. To learn more about her attempts at green and ethically living, check out her blog at
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