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The Great Cloth Diaper Change 2013

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Mom’s Milk Boutique will be host to the West Frankfort, IL site of an international cloth diaper changing event taking place on Saturday, April 20, 2013, two days before Earth Day. In its third year The Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year’s Guinness World Record of 8,251 cloth diapers changed around the world at one time.

“Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever,” says Heather McNamara, Executive Director of the Real Diaper Association. “Building off the success of last year’s event with 189 qualifying locations in 11 countries, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers.”

The West Frankfort event anticipates approximately 50 people to be in attendance. The event will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, April 20 at Mom’s Milk Boutique located at 601 S. Emma St. West Frankfort, IL 62896. In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also be light refreshments, raffles, and sales of cloth diaper products and accessories.

For more information or to participate in The Great Cloth Diaper Change held at Mom’s Milk Boutique please visit the Great Cloth Diaper Change Southern Illinois Facebook page. Or feel free to contact Bonnie at info@momsmilkboutique.com or at 1-855-227-5662. on the You can also go to http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/ and click on the map to find information about your local event. The Great Cloth Diaper Change can also be followed on Facebook and on Twitter.

About Mom’s Milk Boutique: Mom’s Milk Boutique was founded in 2007 by two sisters, Abbie and Bonnie, who were committed to natural, eco-friendly parenting products but felt frustrated at the lack of available resources and products in their hometown. Their solution? They opened an itty-bitty storefront in their small town of West Frankfurt, IL. Five years and a few babies later, they have a bigger retail space, carry a wide selection of products, and have an on-line store! Mom’s Milk Boutique has very high standards for what products they will carry and strives to offer them to costumers at the very best price possible…all while making it a fun place to shop! They offer free classes on cloth diapering, contests, giveaways, reward points, and much more! Abbie and Bonnie created something truly special when they opened Mom’s Milk Boutique. It’s more than simply a store; Mom’s Milk Boutique is a community that serves families both near and far.

About The Great Cloth Diaper Change: In its third year, The Great Cloth Diaper Change is an international initiative organized with the help of the nonprofit Real Diaper Association designed to show the world that cloth diapers are a real option for today’s families. The brainchild of Judy Aagard of Tiny Tots in California, Aagard says she came up with the idea in an effort to host a family event celebrating Earth Day. The Great Cloth Diaper Change has morphed into an exciting Guinness World Record breaking event, and in 2012, more than 8,251 babies were changed at one time. For more information visit http://greatclothdiaperchange.com/

This event is part of a larger (and growing) movement to change the way parents think about diapering their babies. Participants may contribute $1 (or more) at any of the North American local event. The money will assist the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Real Diaper Association in their efforts to help families across the U.S. and Canada find and use reusable cloth diapers.

Want to attend the Great Cloth Diaper Change event in style or support the cause from afar? Check out this adorable speciality print cloth diaper by Bottombumpers! All proceeds from sale of this diaper will benefit the Great Cloth Diaper Change event. Want to win one for FREE? Be sure to enter our giveaway TODAY!

Other fun 2013 Great Cloth Diaper Change merchandise can be found here.

Hope to see you there!

-Sarah

Who’s Who at Mom’s Milk Boutique: Meet Bonnie!

Monday, January 14th, 2013

If you have ever had the pleasure of shopping at Mom’s Milk Boutique in West Frankfort, IL then you have probably had the pleasure of meeting Bonnie in person! If you have ever ordered on-line or over the phone, then perhaps you have interacted with Bonnie? And of course if you are on facebook, you have certainly seen a picture or two of her and her adorable son working hard at MMB. 🙂

Even though she’s constantly zooming around the store, she stopped for a moment to answer a few questions so you all could get to know her a little better! 🙂

What is your title and role at MMB? How long have you been working there? I am the Co-Owner with my lovely sister, Abbie. It has been a trip! Whoever said “working with family is a bad idea” couldn’t be more wrong. Abbie and I have been driven closer together as sisters because of the store. The amount of time we spend speaking with each other is astronomically more than it would have been if we wouldn’t have begun this adventure together. She moved away for college while I was just coming into my “real” teens and life kept her away. We spoke occasionally but not enough. Our conversations were merely small talk. Moving from home, to Michigan, to Arizona, and now to Switzerland, distance would have been our enemy. But MMB has given us a bond with one another that cannot be matched. Over the last 5 1/2 years, I have loved every minute sharing this experience with her. We are truly blessed to have this opportunity and with out it, may have gone through this life never really “knowing” each other due to the distance.

What is your top favorite product at MMB? I don’t believe that to be a fair question. 😉 However, given my 5 month old’s current speed bump in life, I would have to say the Amber Teething Necklaces and Bracelets! Oh my goodness how they have been a life saver for us. We have cut our two bottom front teeth and working on the top. We have them on ALL.THE.TIME.

What is your favorite baby carrier and why? Again, a hard one. Each carrier has a special place in my heart. I LOVED the Sakura slings during our newborn stage! It was so easy to put on, get him in, and take him out, and take it off. But right now, I am addicted to the Boba. It has great support, a high back for Gummy, and the prints are adorable!

What does your cloth diaper stash look like? Wow, well….I got a lot of Abbie’s preloved diapers from Kaatje and Legend. So my diaper stash looks PRELOVED, LOL. I have SO many different styles. Mostly older diapers from like 3 years ago. I have a few new that I have added to the bunch, like wool and fitteds…by far my favorites!

Who are the members of your family? I suppose you want me to stick with my immediate family and not, sisters, brother, mom, dad, Grandma…. 😉 I have an amazing husband, Theo (Theodore) whom did I say was amazing? This guy, I tell you, a woman couldn’t ask for better. I have two girls, Faith (10) and Ilana (6). Faith is the sweetest child you will ever meet and Ilana…well, she is a firecracker. We just recently added Lil Gummy (Mongomery) who is getting ready to hit the big 6 Monther in 2 weeks. The girls absolutely adore him and are such a wonderful help. He has been a hoot. It is so different already with a boy. I can tell I am going to have my hands full with this lil guy!

What do you like to do for recreation? Recreation? I wish I had some awesome story for you on this one. Alas, we are a kind of boring family, a little laid back and enjoy our quiet evenings together. Theo’s a farmer so that takes up a LOT of our time and vacations don’t come easy. However, in the summer we enjoy a day at the lake, tubing, skiing, swimming. So there it must be. Our recreation is the Lake; which is only fun in the summer…during the fall and winter we hibernate.

Share a favorite family tradition: Again, I will have to say Sunday’s at the Lake is my favorite tradition.

What is one tip you have for breastfeeding mamas? Mind over matter. If you THINK and believe you aren’t enough, guess what, you won’t be. We are our biggest enemy. Just like you can talk yourself into being scared of the dark, you can talk yourself into not making enough milk. We as women are run by our emotions and hormones. When we convince ourselves that we are going to have problems, we are going to have problems. I highly recommend standing in front of your bathroom mirror, grab hold, gently squeeze, and yell, “I AM WOMAN! I AM ENOUGH! WATCH ME NURSE!” Nothing like a good pep talk session to start the day off right.

What are some of your favorite “me” time indulgences? This may sound crazy, but I don’t enjoy “me” time alone. I hate being alone. I get bored. I want to talk, and talking to myself is too rhetorical for my liking.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be? I would like to have Superhuman Speed. I want to get things done FAST! I want to get places FAST! And then, I want to be able to slow it back down while I’m enjoying family, friends, and life. But all that work stuff, all that getting there stuff…that needs to happen quick.

What is one of your favorite quotes? “A person’s a person no matter how small.” I think Dr. Seuss had life pretty much figured out.

What are your goals/intentions/resolutions for this new year? Don’t get behind!

Thanks Bonnie! So great to get to know a little more about you and your family…and I LOVE your suggestion about standing in front of the mirror and giving yourself a pep talk! It’s happy visual to think of women actually doing that for themselves! 🙂

-Sarah