Saturday, February 26, 2011

Today Declan is wearing Kushies Ultra Diapers,and I just wanted to share


I was turned on to Kushies by a mom I work with. She was like me in the desire to stay home with her baby as long as possible. Neither one of us have the luxury of being stay-at-home moms living in the Bay Area. She was desperate and another online mom took pity on her and sent her some used Kushies. Not knowing about all the choices or even were to shop I took to the Internet and discovered Kushies were pretty cheap. I ordered five for $55 at

At first I hated them because they made my baby have a butt like Grimace. It wasn't until Sonny weighed about 20 pounds before I started to use them pretty regularly. They seem towork better on a larger baby. On the other hand, Kushies are by far the easiest of my stash to use. Kushies Ultra are an all-in one diaper that is unique in design since it has a long flap inside.The flap works as a built in doubler. There are no pockets, and you can machine wash and dry them. Often they are the diaper I put in the diaper bag for daycare because they work simular to a disposable diaper. On the other hand, the flap is part of the reason they are so bulky. This makes the Kushies Ultra good for a long car trip but bad for a playdate in the park because of its limited movement.

When you buy them they come in a package of five. The prints are neutral and plain. We got a ducky, a swirl polka dot, a light green, a light yellow and a white. Over the four years I have owned them I have lost a couple and chose not to replace them. On a scale of one to five they are a three. I would recommend only if you were strapped for money, because they are less expensive than disposible diapers and not as cute or baby firendly as my other cloth diapers.

I should mention Kushies has some awesome products, including flushable diaper liners that make getting rid of a poopy effortless. I will be reviewing their training pants in a later post.

Kushies - Reusable Ultra Diapers for Toddlers - 5 Pack
Kushies Flushable Biodegradable Diaper Liners

Monday, February 21, 2011

Checking in with my goals

1.This years garden will be fabulous.

Early stage is looking good. I can't wait to get some containers and for the final frost to be over.
Burpee 72-Cell Greenhouse Kit - Seed Starting

2. I will have chickens.
I still don't have Warren on board with this idea. I have done a lot of research.

3. Learn to compost.
I started about two weeks ago. So far I think I'm doing well.Time will tell.

Exaco Trading ECO-2000 2.4 Gallon Kitchen Compost Waste Collector

4. Read more watch TV less.
This is still a struggle. I am trying out the Kindle on my Android.
Motorola DROID X Android Phone (Verizon Wireless)

5. Run more.
I have to wait for a thumbs up for the doctor about my back.

6. Reduce house hold clutter by 50%.
Not as far as I'd like to be. Little by little bags of out grown clothing and shoes have been leaving. Next is the boxes in the garage. Pics to follow.

7. Take family to the snow.

So I got almost got them all to the snow. Warren and Tanner were home sick.

8. Visit 3 state/national parks with the kids.
Columbia is our first park. We drove past it today. I told them about it and now they are ready. Now to wait on the snow to melt and spring to get here. Oh yeah and pick two more parks.

9. Keep strong with eating and feeding my family healthy.
Started off strong. I slipped this last weekend with Sonny's birthday. Time to start up again. More healthy dinner blogs to follow.

10. Get Sonny to sleep in his own bed.
Ok he is not in his own bed every night but he is dry almost every night. We finally ditched the bottle. (Given to him the first time at  1 1/2 years to attempt to reduce breastfeeding a little while we expected his brother. It back fired. DON'T GIVE BABIES BOTTLES!!!!!!)