July 9, 2014
Picture-worthy pinwheels and Go Big beach bums have us thinking Pinterest. As we dive into our Summer Sale, we want to see where chevrons, schools of sharks, girly gingham and kickin’ stripes take you.
This week, make some mood boards with us! Start with a favorite limited edition gDiapers print and let inspiration help you build a board around it. Tag #gDiapers and #moodboard so we can search and “awww.” We’ll be looking for images to pin and sharing some of our favorite boards on Facebook. We might even pop a few goodies in the mail to busy pinners, so don’t be shy. Steph, our own resident pinner, has a few boards up to get you started on the gDiapers Pinterest page.
Ready, set, pin!
June 13, 2014
It was only a few short months ago that we checked in with our friends in Maine, Brian and Elsa, for the first time. They were preparing to become parents for the first time! And then there he was. Otis emerged a bit earlier than expected, but he was healthy and oh-so-welcome to the world. Otis’ dad, Brian, took the time to kindly catch us up on life with baby.
Out into the World
“It was a surprise this week to glance at the calendar and see that Otis is already four months old. It’s also surprising to look out the window and see it’s finally spring, which the Mainers just call “mud season.” And it’s super surprising to find myself working an honest-to-god day job as of last week — my first following nearly eight years of full-time freelancing — while Elsa’s wrapped up her maternity leave and gone back to the co-op part-time. Big changes around le cottage du Kevin.
Continue reading On Location with Brian and Elsa: Surprises.
May 29, 2014
Is It Spring yet?
Maybe in Portland, or Austin, or even London. But after checking in with our composting friends in Leadville, CO last month…
“Still full on winter around here. Although regular trips down valley allow us to taste spring via bike rides, walks, and trips to the parks. Compost pile, along with the entire backyard, is still buried in several feet of snow. But it looks like all the melt occurring on the warm days is taking care of the inserts we’ve been putting in the pile, as I have a hard time finding anything from even a month ago. Perhaps a bumper crop of compost this year!?!”
Continue reading On Location with Carrie and Cooper: Beneath the Snow
May 8, 2014
One of the best things about working at gDiapers is the privilege of knowing so many mothers. Women connect with us when they are planning for their baby’s arrival, and we get to witness them being born mothers. It’s an incredible transition and it’s one that we believe every mother should be able to make. But the world loses 300,000 mothers during pregnancy and childbirth each year. That means the loss of a mother every two minutes.
There is hope: 90% of maternal deaths can be prevented. The three critical barriers to maternal health are transportation, education and supplies. Every Mother Counts is working now with communities across the globe to take down these barriers and allow women to safely transition into mothers. Removing these barriers isn’t easy work, but the solutions are here, right now. And the impacts are immeasurable.
Continue reading Take 2 for maternal health. Because Every Mother Counts.
May 2, 2014
Today we welcome guest blogger (and definitive expert on all things nap-related), Alicia Steffann, of the popular blog, Naps Happen.
An Expert at Being a Non-Expert
Long before I ever even considered writing a blog, I was agonizing over what type of diapers to use. With my first son on the way, I wanted to make a diapering choice that would be kinder to the environment. When I discovered gDiapers, I was excited to try them but, at the time, I didn’t have any friends who had gDiapered their babies.
I was a little nervous, but I did it, anyway.
Continue reading Alicia Steffann shares a secret …