What should everyone know about your adorable family?
That we do our best, but we're not perfect. Hubby and I both grew up in Germany and still speak German at home with our kids. My family moved here when I was in high school and husband came through a study abroad program.
How did you get introduced to cloth diapering?
Through another, no longer in business, cloth diaper store. I don't remember how I got the idea, but I just couldn't stand the thought of all that trash. I also listened to a lot of pregnancy podcasts during my first pregnancy (when I had that kind of time) and one of those may have discussed the subject and planted the seed.
Best diapering tip for a newbie?
Keep it simple and ask for help/advice. And always pack an extra outfit, or two.
Favorite diaper and why?
Currently pockets. They are too cute, very functional, easy to use and simple to wash.
Funniest diapering experience you’ve had?
I don't generally associate funny and diapering... Recently my mom, who watches my kids regularly, was so used to putting liners in my 2-year-old's cloth diapers that I came home to find a liner in her disposable, when she was having a bad rash during a cold.
Best environmental change made since having kids?
No one big change, just little ones. We probably recycle and reuse more.
Best financial change made since having kids?
Being broke for a little while and staying home with the kids for the last 2+ years. Buying a lot of kid things used (clothes, toys, etc.). Nothing wrong with hand-me-downs.
Best (healthiest, quickest, cheapest) meal for your kids?
Pasta. Both love noodles of any kind. If I'm out of spaghetti sauce or don't have time to make some, a can of pureed tomatoes with some seasoning will do just fine.
Moment you realized “I sound like my parents?"
All the time! A little opposite, but recently I overheard my dad snap at my mom and realized where I get it...