I hear this question ALL. THE. TIME. "My spouse is hesitant/nervous/hates the idea of cloth diapering
... How do I convince them??" I'm going to be honest, some of the responses I see on various groups surprises me. I believe that marriages, relationships, and friendships are more important than disagreements. At the same time though, it is really great having a support system while raising children and being on the same page. So without further ado, here's my perspective on how to "convince" your spouse (or anyone) to cloth diaper.
It's officially over a month into the New Year, so I wanted to take a moment to check in on those New Year's Resolutions! 🎉 If you're going strong still, you're a rock star. If you're struggling and needing some extra motivation... You're here with most of us normal people!
Something that helps me is focusing in on the "why." Especially when it comes to the resolutions I make for my family and our sustainable journey.
This past August I moved from Japan to Virginia with a 18 month old and two dogs by myself. The trip included 36 hours in airports/on flights, 1 night in a hotel, and 10+ hours in a car. In the following month I also did three 6-12 hour car rides with my crew. It was not ideal, and probably one of the hardest things I've managed, BUT I learned a lot along the way and want to share my tips with you!
For the sake of keeping this a reasonable length I will focus on flights with kids.
The choice to move my family toward chemical free was not sudden or overnight. It has been a gradual and ongoing shift. I am not a doctor or scientist, but I wanted to share what things influenced my decision and practical ways to implement no tox items.
This mama is tired. I bet you are too. This blog will hopefully give you some ideas and some peace of mind. But most of all, I hope it reminds us to be gracious with ourselves. We are all just trying to get through this season while shielding our kids from the heaviness of it.