Cloth diapers: How to diaper your child and save money!

I’ve been reviewing, researching, and asking folks about cloth diapers for almost 4 years now!  My husband was never on board, considering my daughter was close to potty training (or so we thought at the time!).  When #4 was on the way, I decided to go for it!  Before I even considered names for my bundle of joy, I was online scouting sites for deals on cloth diapers.  I watched many YouTube video reviews (check the links below for some of my favorites!) on uses and favorite brands of diapers, and I drilled anyone around me using cloth diapers on their little ones!
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It’s amazing to find that everyone has a different method for cloth diapering!  Some use cloth all the time.  Some use disposable diapers over night and/or when they travel, and use cloth diapers around the house.  Some used cloth diapers and cloth wipes, while others use cloth diapers and disposable wipes!  And it all seems to boil down to what you have time and energy for, what your baby tolerates, and what you want to or can afford!  Some of these factors you don’t and can’t know until you meet your new baby!
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If you know me from this blog, you know I’m all about the savings AND convenience.  I wont sacrifice too much of my time, but rather find efficient ways to save money and still have time to wear that Super Mom cape of mine!  Keeping the family budget in check and saving money are huge goals of mine while I stay home and raise our kids.  I know disposable diapers, even with the use of coupons, would drain that budget!  I am taking a leap of faith and cloth diapering my baby boy!

Cloth diapers drying on the line in my laundry room!  Aren't they cute!

Cloth diapers and covers drying on the line in my laundry room! Aren’t they cute!

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Here are some things I’ve learned while preparing to cloth diaper: Continue reading

Hy-Vee coupon matchups for the week of 6/26 with Great low prices!

Hyvee foods grocery store coupon matchups.

I do not intend on doing matchups this summer, but this ad was too hot to keep my hands off of!  The deals for cheap drinks this summer, cheap grilling meats, and more are just too great!  A lot of the coupons are printables from Coupons.com (click link to print)!  So if you don’t get the papers, no worries!  Print from multiple computers, twice per computer, and have friends and family print for you!  It’s time to stock up and save! Continue reading

Summer fun havin’ a blast – no coupon matchups for a while!

I have had so much fun enjoying the pool and being outside with my three kiddos in this warm weather!  This is our first summer without me officially running a daycare.  Without worrying about being home for nap time, we are FREE (until baby arrives in October)!
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I’m sorry I haven’t posted any shopping trips!  Besides having fun, I’ve had a lot of other things going on keeping me super busy!  I’ve been researching, shopping for, and entering the world of cloth diapering!  I’m so excited to try this method out!  Not just because it’s frugal and will save us hundreds upon hundreds of dollars on diapers, but because with most my children thus far inheriting my sensitive skin, I hope it will be a more sensitive method for diapering!
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5 things to try for your bedwetter before taking a trip to the doctor!

relieving bedwetting at night

Bedwetting is something many parents experience their children go through.  Many new parents believe bedwetting will be a thing of the past after potty training, but some children are still suffering from bedwetting into their teens!

According to KidsHealth, “About 13% of 6-year-olds wet the bed, while about 5% of 10-year-olds do.” Continue reading

Fareway sales and coupon matchups for the week of 5/15

fareway food logo

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Fareway Foods Coupon Matchups

Sioux Falls

Week of 5/15 – 5/21

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Fareway Grocery stores accept coupons. I’m not very familiar with their policy yet, though. They have some low priced items each week which are worth stopping in and picking up! Check out the match ups below. Stock up prices are italicized!

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Baby Carrots, 1 lb – $0.98

Head Lettuce – $0.69 Continue reading

Sunshine Foods Sioux Falls Coupon match ups for the week of 5/15

sunshine-foods grocery store coupon matchups

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Sunshine Foods Coupon Matchups

Sioux Falls

Week of 5/15 – 5/21

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Below are the coupon match ups for Sunshine Foods in Sioux Falls. Coupons that are found for certain items are listed below next to the sale item. Printable coupons are listed with links to print. Items that are a stock up price are italicized. Everything listed is a low price. Check their coupon policy before using coupons!

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Sunshine Milk, 1 gallon, 1% or 2% – $2.99

Our Family Shredded or Chunk Cheeses, 8 oz – $1.47

Dean’s Country Fresh Ice Cream – $4.44

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Hy-Vee Coupon Matchups and Sales to save money for the week of 5/15

Hyvee foods grocery store coupon matchups.

Hy-Vee Coupon Matchups

Sioux Falls

Week of 5/15 – 5/21
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Below are the coupon match ups for Hy-Vee. Coupons that are found for certain items are listed below next to the sale item. Printable coupons are listed with links to print. Items that are a stock up price are italicized. Everything listed is a low price.
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Del Monte Gold Pineapple each – $1.98

Charmin Bath Tissue 9-big-rolls ultra strong or 9-large-rolls ultra soft – $3.99
Use $0.25 from 5/12 P&G
Or $0.50/1 from P&G booklet
Final Price: $3.49 Continue reading