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Learning

Jack Welch had an interesting recipe for success. Every time his team finished a project, they’d spend a little bit of time celebrating the successes, but then they spent a lot more time reviewing and documenting their failures. He created a process to help those teams implement what they’d learned from both the successes and … Continue reading

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I found a way to get to the bottom of my pile of email….

I do a lot of work at night and on the weekends. I never expect a response until a business day, but sometimes people who don’t know me don’t know that…. which means that I have more email that needs taken care of before normal people go back to work. In an effort to help myself … Continue reading

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When the look on his face..

I’m in Las Vegas with a team from Cotton Babies at the ABC Kids expo this week where we just released two fun new colors (Stellar and Jolly) and some other fun new product updates. I started my day with my youngest little person realizing that it was me talking to him. This look of … Continue reading

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Detergent Residue and Cloth Diapers

As we’ve helped customers with the cloth diaper washing questions over the last twelve years, we have accumulated a number of research-based articles and studies about detergent ingredients and detergent residue.  I’ve compiled some points regarding detergent residue below. This information may prove helpful for cloth diapering moms, cloth diaper business owners, and manufacturers making decisions about washing cloth diapers. … Continue reading

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A Business Owner’s Perspective on Disney World

Vacation doesn’t often happen for our family. This year, spring break fell right in the middle of the an intense time for our business, but we needed a vacation so, on a whim, we loaded everyone in the car and headed for Florida. I used points to reserve our hotel rooms on the iPad while … Continue reading

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Washing Cloth Diapers: A Look At The Last Ten Years

I recently read a post in a forum from a cloth diapering mom complaining that her cloth diapers weren’t clean.  Her friend had told her to use a sprinkle of detergent when washing her cloth diapers.  She was frustrated because the amount of detergent she was using wasn’t working.  As I read the responses, I … Continue reading

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Yeast (Candida Albicans) and Cloth Diapers

There’s a lingering recommendation in the cloth diaper community that a few drops of tea tree oil will remove yeast in cloth diapers.  We are not aware of any study showing that tea tree oil is effective in removing yeast from cloth diapers when used in a washing machine in very low concentrations. We do know that tea … Continue reading

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Seven Steps to Avoid Becoming A Victim of Mommy Fraud

The rise of the Facebook group (and the ease at which they are created / joined) has provided a fertile ground for fraudsters to play in the cloth diaper world.  Women tend to trust each other and, assuming the best in each other, readily step into traps laid by those who prey on the gullibility … Continue reading

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Powdered Dishwasher Detergent (like Cascade) is NOT SAFE for Cloth Diapers

A few years ago, we started to realize that our dishwasher wasn’t getting our dishes clean.  The glasses were hazy.  The silverware looked spotty.  Things just weren’t coming clean.  Then, the dishwasher broke.  My thrifty husband did some reading, took it apart, fixed it, and put it back together again.  Inside he found a mess … Continue reading

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Gisele Bundchen is a breastfeeding mom… who also works.

Laughing as I watch the mothering world engage in a debate over Gisele Bundchen’s breastfeeding photo. Of course most women aren’t feeding their baby while they simultaneously get their hair styled, nails manicured, and makeup done, but many of us ARE feeding our babies while we are also working our own jobs. Gisele is a … Continue reading

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