Meet Kelly Wels – Owner of


During my long weekend in NYC for BlogHer I had the opportunity to bond with one very awesome lady - Mrs. Kelly Wels- the owner of, Kelly's Closet and The Cloth Diaper Whisperer (stop laughing Mel and Cindy - my besties IRL who giggle at me and my online life).  I made plans ahead of time to meet up with Kelly for multiple reasons - primarily because I didn't really know a lot of other blogger's and neither did she.  Kelly has always been willing to work with me on both of my blogs and with multiple projects related to cloth diapering and I was super excited to finally meet her in real life.  What I didn't expect was to come home with such a wonderful new friend. Kelly is married and has three adorable little kids ages 12, 10, and 2.  Her oldest (Olivia - 12) helps out in the warehouse and is learning the business quite well.  When asked if she was done having kids the response was "I don't know!"  She purely loves being a mother and raising her kids - in cloth ... [ Read More ]

Cloth Diaper Laundry – An Update


I've written about my laundry routine before with my cloth diapers but I wanted to give you an update...after all our routines change as our children continue to grow and our diapers get older.  Let me first start by saying that what works for me may not work for you.  Why is that?  Let me first start by giving you some facts on me, my diapers, and our routine. 1. Lil' B is 16 months old, still breastfed and eating solids regularly.  I tell you this because a wash routine of an infant is different from a toddler. 2.  Our stash is primarily BumGenius 3.0s (about 20) and about 10-15 mixed other brands that we've tried.  All are pockets, all-in-ones, or all-in-twos.  We've never used pre-folds. 3.  More info on our stash - most of them are microfiber, microfleece, or some other micro-combination.  We do have some bamboo, hemp, and cotton combo inserts as well.  4.  We have an old-fashioned top loader washing machine.  We're waiting for it to croak before we invest in a ... [ Read More ]

Mother’s Day Eco-Gift Ideas

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**Giveaway Alert** Check out my second offer for a great eco-chic giveaway from kateylove jewelry!  ECO-ngratulations Sarah H! Mother's Day is just a week away - what are you getting your mom this year?  Do you have a wish list of your own?  Here are just a few ideas compliments of my beloved sponsors. 1.  Lillunia- If you haven't visited Lillunia yet you really should.  These find ladies make some adorable artwork and prints that are perfect for a nursery or child's room.  They have a new photo album on the front page that shows you some creative ways to display their work.  My favorite room in their album is the pink and brown room with the Koala print.  Laura from Lillunia has offered my readers a special discount for 15% off with code TheEcoChicMoms.  Don't forget that you can customize any piece with names and dates; just let them know when you checkout. 2.  kateylove jewelry - I wish I had a picture of me wearing my own kateylove necklace but I'm a little camera shy (I ... [ Read More ]

Join @EcoMomMedia Thursday 4/29 for #DiaperShops Twitter Party!


Did you realize that I'm now hosting Twitter Parties on Thursday evenings?  You can now follow me at Eco Mom Media for the most up to date eco-friendly and cloth diapering Twitter Parties!  This weeks party is sponsored by Diaper Shops.  Why should you attend this weeks party?  Because Diaper Shops is celebrating the 9th anniversary of Kelly's Closet by giving away an iPad and a ton of cloth diapers!  The party is Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 9pm ET.  Be sure to register HERE and use #DiaperShops hashtag during the party.  Can't wait to see you on Thursday! ... [ Read More ]