I Thought I Knew Mama


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Charise is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

What's an easy, eco-friendly habit that could help families save money?

Charise Rohm Nulsen

Cloth diapering! The commonly accepted figure for the cost of using disposable diapers is $1,500 to $2,000 by the time your child is out of them. If you decide to use only chlorine free diapers or biodegradable diapers, that number climbs to $1,600 to $2,500 (according to 2009 figures). You can significantly reduce the cost of diapering by using cloth. After the initial start up cost to purchase the materials you need (In our case, it was around $150.), you can save several hundred dollars each year by committing to cloth. If you plan to have more children and reuse your cloth diapers, you will have saved a serious amount of money!
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What's a great cleaning product you've discovered?

Charise Rohm Nulsen

I clean almost everything in my house with a mixture of white vinegar, water, and a few drops of lavender essential oil!
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