All About Cloth Diapers 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway

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On March 3, 2008, All About Cloth Diapers made its debut into the then scarcely populated world of cloth diaper blogs.

I can still recall with crisp clarity how it all came to be.

My husband and I were on a road trip to see our friends in Oklahoma…the same friends that convinced me to cloth diaper back in 2005.

As we drove in the night my husband, a natural entrepreneur, suggested that I turn my obsession for cloth diapers into a business.

Of course I doubted my ability and the market, I mean who wants to read about cloth diapers??

But, having nothing else to do we brainstormed for 2 hours over potential blog names.  After all, I couldn’t go down this road until it had a name!

I remember voicing the ideas “report” and “news” but those were being used.  We knew it needed the words “cloth diapers” in it and I prefer to have a single focus so out came “All About Cloth Diapers”.  Simple, explanatory, no room for confusion.  It fit me well.

I’ve had ups and downs with my motivation and inspiration over the years but your continued need for answers keeps me going.

I’m always amazed at the never ending source of information to blog about.  Washing woes never end.  No cloth diaper works perfectly for two siblings…at least for me.  And the creativity never peaks!  More and more cloth diaper brands and styles are released every year making the buying decision that much more complicated.

Five years ago I penned my 2nd blog post titled 6 Reasons Why Cloth Diapers Are Making a Comeback.  How fun it was to read over that article!  I could use those 6 reasons today with a bit of tweaking to the text.

  1. Internet
  2. Style
  3. Availability
  4. Increased Environmental Concerns.
  5. Greater Interest in Healthy Choices.
  6. Ease of Use.

If those reasons were true 5 years ago they are exponentially TRUER today! (bunny trail: truer is a word but how much more true can true be??)

World Internet usage grew by a billion users from 2008-2012.  A few of them are searching for information on cloth diapers.

Styles continue to be created.  Five years ago the hybrid, hybrid fitted and pocket hybrid fitteds didn’t exist!  When did the first All-In-Two come on the market? Something to research.

I’m a huge supporter of cloth diapers becoming available in big box stores.  The more available cloth diapers are the more they will be used.  Charlie Banana diapers are available in Target stores and that is AWESOME! BumGenius and gDiapers are available in many Whole Foods.  Yeah!!

On the local level many WAHMs are selling their diapers in consignment shops, farmer’s markets or clothing boutiques.  Cloth diaper exposure is growing.

Environmental and health awareness never stalls.  Research is constantly being cranked out proving how detrimental disposable diapers are to the planet and the body.

And last but not least, ease of use.  That is the driving force behind every new cloth diaper product.  How can we make it easier and better?  I love discovering creative ways moms and dads answer that question.

When All About Cloth Diapers began Paisley was 15 months old.  She made her debut on April 11, 2008, showing off the trimness of a folded flat.

paisley

The last 5 years you have seen me cloth diaper 3 newborns. Sterling, Camden and Finley! Camden modeled a great compilation of pictures of a newborn in cloth diapers.

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I’m always grateful for your involvement in this journey.  Without your feedback and questions I’d quickly run out of steam.

To celebrate my 5 year blogiversary I want to give away some very special diapers.  Special why?

Ragababe and Little Fancy Pants are two of my favorite cloth diaper brands (I have several favorites!).  Ragababe AIOs are the main diaper I have used on Camden from the beginning.  More so the last 1 1/2yrs.  Little Fancy Pants became a favorite in the fall of 2012.

I humbly thank you for all your love and support and I look forward to another 5 years, Lord willing!

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About Autumn Beck

Autumn is a wife, mother, homeschool teacher, friend and most important a follower of Christ. She began cloth diapering in 2005 and has experienced many joys and trials throughout the years. Autumn enjoys writing but would choose camping with her family any day!

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404 Responses to “All About Cloth Diapers 5 Year Blogiversary Giveaway”

  1. Lacey J Says:

    I’ve been following for about six months

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  2. Raquel Beaty Says:

    I have been following for maybe about a year? Maybe a little more!

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  3. nikki c Says:

    I’ve been a follower for a couple of months.

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  4. Shannon Says:

    I just found your blog about a month ago, and have been reading it when I find time.

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  5. Nicole Gutermann Says:

    I am not a consistent reader but have been reading off and on for about 14 months now.

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  6. Carrie C Says:

    I have been cloth diapering for about 7 months and I found your blog about 5 months ago. I have loved reading your posts and reviews. I have learned so much. Thanks for all you do!

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  7. Amelia Says:

    I don’t remember exactly when I found your blog, but I’ve been cloth diapering my two-year-old since birth and have always loved your blog for the wonderful info. So…I’d say I have been following for close to three years!

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  8. beth c Says:

    i’ve been following for over a year! thanks so much! :)

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  9. Kirstin Says:

    Actually, you were the one that “convinced” me to follow my path of cloth diapering, as there is no one else in the world I could turn to (everyone around me except hubby thinks I’m out of my mind). I found your blog and it helped educate me about the surprisingly complicated world of cloth, and without it I know I would have failed. Thanks again for devoting your very scarce time to helping folks like myself :)

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  10. Harley Says:

    Just for a few days. We just started cloth diapering and I am still just venturing into this world :)

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  11. Stefanie Says:

    I’ve been following for about 2 months. We’ve decided to cloth diaper baby #3 & your site has been SO helpful! Happy blogiversary!!

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  12. Rebecca Rushton Says:

    a couple of months

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  13. Amanda J Says:

    Just found you today. I can already tell I’ll be sticking around and learning! My little one isn’t due until August so I have lots of time to build my stash.

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  14. Monique Eckert Says:

    Just for a couple months!

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  15. Breanne Says:

    A few months I think

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  16. Julie Ghrist Says:

    probably about a year

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  17. Amy Says:

    Since I started cloth diaerinf my first 3 monthds ago.

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  18. Lianne Says:

    Only a few weeks!

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  19. denise Says:

    about 6 months

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  20. Lynette Says:

    Since I first started cloth two years ago. I stumbled upon you as a resource!

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  21. Christina CG Says:

    I’ve been following for about 6 months now!

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  22. Patricia Barnes Says:

    Ive been following for only a few months.

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  23. Sarah Gilbert Says:

    Just a little while :)

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  24. Michelle Says:

    About 3 months!

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  25. Chantal Says:

    Just a few months! So full of info!

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  26. Dana K Says:

    I think about a year.

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  27. Felicia M. Says:

    I have only been following officially for a few days, but my journey into researching cloth diapers started about five months ago.:)

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  28. Michelle L Says:

    Just a few months. So glad to have found you!

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  29. April Bowen Says:

    I’ve been following your blog for two and a half years. I have learned so much from you.

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  30. hannah ezinga Says:

    couple months

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  31. brandi Says:

    probably 6 months or so since i found out i was pregnant

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  32. Beth Ann Says:

    Since around June. :)

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  33. Shannon Stubbs Says:

    I have been following for probably a year or two, I’m not sure.

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  34. jenna b Says:

    following for baout 6 months. cloth diapering for almnost a year!

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  35. Kaleena Snell Says:

    I’ve been following for a year.

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  36. Heather M Says:

    Probably 2 or 3 years now!

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  37. Ashlea Says:

    I just started following AACD.

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  38. Melanie Says:

    I’ve been following maybe 8 months? My first is 13 months now and I really started getting into CD blogs once I started trying different cloth diapers.

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  39. Betty J. Says:

    I’m really not sure! Probably over a year.

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  40. Kristina S Says:

    I have been following for over 3 years when I started cloth diapering my first.

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  41. Laura Says:

    I am new to your blog!

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  42. SOPHIE Says:

    I am a new reader. I am preparing for my 24 week preemie to come home from the nicu(He will be home in a few weeks). I’ve been looking for more info and tips on using cloth.

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  43. Eliska Says:

    I am a newbie here

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  44. Britni Bradford Says:

    I’ve been following about a year now.

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  45. Shawn S Says:

    I have been reading this blog for over a year now. I discovered it while I was pregnant. This website is very informative

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  46. Erin B. Says:

    I have been following for about a year when I decided to use cloth diapers on my daughter!

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  47. Gwen Says:

    New to cloth diapering and I am really struggling to find through information on how it’s done. I’m feeling discouraged at times with prices, inserts, cotton, hemp, microfiber,ugh! How to wash them, how to make them last through the years, and how to educate others to try it. Glad I found your blog today, THANK YOU, I am loo

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    • Gwen Says:

      Opps, my son pushed the entere button…anyhow I am looking forward to reading through and following your blog!

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  48. Diane L Says:

    It was because of your blog that I got started on cloth diapering. It was the first blog that came up on my web search. You’re honest, thorough, and your topics are expansive. I’ve enjoyed reading your blog and I also purchased your very helpful guide. You have been part of my own cloth diapering journey. I’ve started reading your posts on trainers, so you grow with me. Thank you for writing this blog!!!

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  49. Emily Says:

    Only a couple of months now, but really like it! And I loved reading Finley’s birth story, featured by Kanga Care recently. Holy moly!

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  50. Brittany C. Says:

    I’ve been following All About Cloth Diapers for almost three years, ever since we started cloth diapering our first son. We have cloth diapered three babies in that time and your blog has been so helpful!! I have it bookmarked on my Internet browser and I’m here AT LEAST two times a week.

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  51. Joana A Says:

    about a year and a half or almost 2 years because i was pregnant with my son when i started researching cloth diapers and i found your blog

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  52. Kari Says:

    I have been reading AACD with much interest for the last few months.I started researching more into cloth in my second pregnancy, he is only 6 weeks. I am so thankful for all the info.Love the recommendations & reviews. I CD’d my first child, but have learned so much through this site.I wish I had known then what I know now.What a difference hemp & bamboo make! Even as boosters!I ebf & homeschool as well.

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  53. Amy Says:

    Just found it!

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  54. Jillian S Says:

    I have been popping in a few times in the past few months

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  55. Mary D Says:

    I started reading sometime last summer. I’d come across your blog before but that was when I started reading every post.

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  56. Ellen Bratzel Says:

    I think 6 or 8 months…. and loving it!!! I started CDing about 4 months ago. Reading your blog helped give me the courage / info necessary to take the plunge on baby #5. You helped teach this old dog new tricks! Thanks! :)

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  57. Echo Says:

    I have been following since August 2010 :)

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  58. TIm Says:

    I’ve followed for over 15 months (the age of my daughter) It began with research during pregnancy & has continued to be one of my top sources for information!

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  59. Valinda Says:

    I have following for about 2 1/2 years since I started looking for a more economical way to diaper my firstborn son. Now he’s two years old and potty trained and we have saved hundreds by cloth diapering. Thank you!

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  60. Jessi W. Says:

    I’ve been following for a month or so now. :o) Love it!

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  61. Lori Taff Says:

    I just started following! I just started cloth and have so much to learn.

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  62. Jamie-Lynn Says:

    I just started following the site as I transition to cloth diapers with my first baby Brookie Bear who is now three months old! Congrats on the blog-a-versary!

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  63. Jamie-Lynn Says:

    I just started following the site as I transition to cloth diapers with my first baby Brookie Bear who is now three months old!

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  64. Julie Says:

    I believe for about 9 months now :)

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  65. Ashley Santillanes Says:

    I found your sight a few months ago :)

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  66. Vivian Says:

    Less than a year

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  67. Christi k Says:

    Your blog was the first cloth diaper blog I ever read in June 2012 :) we started cloth diapering shortly after :) I enjoy your information & reviews!

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  68. Sarah Says:

    Love your blog! Been following for over a year now!

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  69. Jennifer Says:

    Found you a year ago and your blog is great!

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  70. Jennifer Anderson Says:

    I’ve been following for just over a month now. I needed to find a solution for one of our twins’ sensitive skin and diaper rash issues. This was the very first page I found and clicked on. I read, and read, and read! I now have BOTH babies in cloth! Thanks for all the valuable information!

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  71. Kelly Says:

    You have been helping me via your blog for 1.5 years!

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  72. Pang Xiong Says:

    I found your blog about a year ago. I was researching CD for baby #3 who is now 9 months. Thanks for such a helpful resource.

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  73. LuannaM Says:

    Just started and im excited to learn all about cloth diapers!

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  74. Jenny Says:

    about a year and a half.– really enjoying it…thanx! :)

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  75. Kristen Says:

    I have been following AACD blog for over a year as my sister in law has begun cloth diapering and research before my nephew was born. :)

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  76. Jessica O Says:

    I have been following for probably over 6 months!

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  77. Elizabeth Borer Says:

    I started following your blog probably about a year ago. My first born is due in less than a month and I am so excited to start cloth diapering him! Our stash is growing quickly and even my husband is getting excited about it.

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  78. Kim Says:

    I remember finding your blog with my first when I was looking for information on cloth diapers! He’s five now!

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  79. Vanessa Yvonne Says:

    I started reading your blog a few months ago.

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  80. Brandi Says:

    I’m a brand new follower. My oldest is 6 and I found out about modern cloth diapering at the end of his diaper wearing years so I didn’t make the switch then but I knew if I ever got pregnant again I would be cloth diapering. Found out this week that I will be having another baby this year!

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  81. Joan Says:

    I’ve been following since the spring of 2011…your blog has been a great resource as I figured out what types of diapers to buy and how to take care of them!

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  82. Keshia Says:

    This is one of my go to blogs for information. Congrats on turning 5!

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  83. Jessica Sams Says:

    I have been following for over a year now. It was because of this blog that I chose to cloth diaper my daughter when she was born. One of the best decisions of my life. Thank you!

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  84. Kristin Says:

    Just a few months…about as long as I’ve been using cloth on my two month old!

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  85. Faith Says:

    Found you through a mutual friend, Grateful for Grace!! I’d already decided to cloth diaper our baby but boy howdy, did I have questions. ;). You’ve been a great resource!! Thank you!

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  86. KD {Mom of 3 Dolls} Says:

    about a couple of years now

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  87. Stephanie Says:

    I’ve been following for a few years now, look forward to my emails saying there is a new blog, and also use your site as a reference when I have a question, or can’t quite remember, :) Thanks

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  88. Cynthia I Says:

    I have been following for about 3 years.

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  89. Ashley Says:

    I have been following for almost 4 years now. I didn’t realize you had really just started at that time. Wow, it’s so amazing. You never seize to continue to answer my questions. Thanks so much Autumn!

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  90. Raina baker Says:

    Only been following for a few months but I love it!

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  91. Kayla Says:

    One of my best friends introduced me to cloth diapers almost 2 years ago and I found your blog within that time to help learn and research before having a little one of my own! It’s been incredibly helpful to build my stash a little at a time before all of the other baby items since we’re just starting the TTC journey.

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  92. Andrea Says:

    I have been following this blog for about 5 months.

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  93. KM Says:

    I’m expecting my first in April and I’ve been learning all about cloth. I’ve loved your website! It is a great resource. Just started following.

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  94. amanda Says:

    I just found you a week ago.

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  95. Melissa Says:

    About 6 months

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  96. Amanda D Says:

    I’ve been following for a year since my son was born. Thanks for all the great info!

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  97. Lily Ivey Says:

    I’ve been following for about a year. About as long as I’ve been cloth diapering.

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  98. Karianne Says:

    About a year, since just before my lo was born :-)

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  99. Jennifer Tippett Says:

    I have heard about and been following your blog since 2011 before my 16 month old was born, so almost two years now. =)

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