You are very, very, very grateful to stop buying tiny disposables for your newborn. Do you know how many diapers they go through in a day? #holycrapalot!
When you wash a load of diapers, it somehow feels more rewarding to have more diapers in the load.
Getting to finally have a baby wear the cute GIRLY colours and prints? Best ever!
If you have one-size diapers (that adjust from 8-35 lbs), your kids can share all of the diapers — meaning you can throw a few unisex colours in your diaper bag, and not worry about who might need to wear them.
You get the enjoyment of shocking people who think it must be sooo much work (“Two kids in cloth diapers OMGGG!”) when, really, the small amount of work makes up for the cost it would be to have two in disposables (“Two kids in disposables OMG CHA-CHING!”)
I’m Heather Laura Clarke. I’m writer living in beautiful Nova Scotia, I have a 11-year-old son and a nine-year-old daughter, I married my high school sweetheart, and this is the story of my handmade life.
I have depression and anxiety, and I fight like hell every day to keep it from taking over my life. Creating things helps.
Whether I’m writing novels, decorating a room, busting out my power tools to build furniture, getting muddy in the pottery studio, sewing clothes for my kids, or cross-stitching a swear word, I’m all about using my creativity to craft a life I love.
I’ve been writing this blog since 2009, so if you dig deep into the archives, you’ll meet a bright-eyed 25-year-old newlywed who was basically obsessed with having kids, buying a cozy house, and supporting herself full-time as a writer. (Spoiler alert: she got exactly what she wanted.)