Jessica Carter is mom to two, works from home and just finished two books (but she’s afraid she’ll never read another book again until after her kids are grown). Let’s get to know this cloth diapering mom a bit more:
Q. How have cloth diapers changed your life?
A. When my daughter Lydia was born in 2008, my husband actually proposed we use cloth diapers several times. I flat-out refused, rattling off all of the negative things that I “knew” about cloth diapers. They were messy, unhygienic, caused diaper rashes, pins, etc. When pregnant with my son Mason in 2010, a friend of mine had been using cloth diapers with her daughter for a few months and went on and on about how wonderful they were. I checked them out, visited a local cloth diaper store and we were officially hooked! I couldn’t believe how easy they were to use and above all HOW CUTE! They have (and will) saved us so much money, they’re super easy and SO cute! Now I tell everyone I know about them and use every opportunity possible to show off his fluffy bottom!
Q. What is your funniest diapering changing, poop or pee story?
A. I have been amazed at the decrease in poopy “blow-outs” we’ve had since we switched to cloth. My daughter’s onesies were always stained and I don’t have a funny poop story with my son! I was nervous about what my family’s reaction would be to us using cloth diapers, but even my sister said (once she had changed one or two) that she wished they made them in adult sizes because they looked so soft and cozy!
Q. What do you find most rewarding about motherhood?
A. Being a mother is the most amazing thing in the whole entire world. I am so lucky to work in the home party industry and stay home with my kiddos during the day. Seeing my children smile, having my daughter tell me that she loves me, and watching the two of them make each other laugh is so rewarding. Watching my daughter develop into her own person over the last three years has been such a gift, and I’m looking forward to watching my son do the same.
Q. What was the last movie you watched / or last book you read? Tell us about it.
A. I just finished two books- one was total brain candy and the other was more serious. The first one was Sophia Kinsella’s “Mini Shopaholic.” I discovered this series in the past year and it’s such a fun read. The second was “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” by Barbara Kingzolver. I’ve recently become really interested in food culture and this was a facinating book. The only time I actually have time to read is while I’m nursing. After my son isn’t breastfeeding anymore I may not be able to pick up another book until they are both in school!
Q. If you had 24 hours of freedom to do anything you wanted (and money wasn’t an object), what would you do?
A. If I had an entire day to myself and money was no object, I would wake up early and hit the road with my husband, coffee and pastries and we’d go on a road trip for the day. I’d like to do some hiking, shopping and lunch on a beach. We’re both so busy that we rarely get a chance to spend time together, and we used to love to do day-trips all around the beautiful state of Maine pre-parenthood!
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