Friday, November 11, 2011

Giving Thanks at Cottontail Baby

Happy Veteran's Day!

I am Kathleen, owner of Cottontail Baby and its sister site, Mamaclothonline and a proud member of the Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative. This is usually my favorite time of year. My young sons get so excited about Halloween and all three of them have birthdays in October or November. Those celebrations plus all the family fun of Thanksgiving make these late Fall weeks party central around here. So, all happiness, all fun, all the time. All the time, that is, until I read the newspaper.

The news many days is bleak and sad, unfortunately. Not many truly joyful things make the front page. However, lately, everything just seems particularly bad. The tragic and unbelievable activities unfolding at Penn State, the sordid accusations in the Presidential campaign, the teetering economy in Greece, earthquakes in Turkey, flooding in Thailand, even pox parties. What is going on?

I noticed that several of my friends are updating their Facebook statuses each day with an item for which they are Thankful. A wonderful November tradition. Instead of writing this month's blog about Happy Heiny diapers, which was my original intention, I decided instead to write about what I am thankful for. Thankful both as a mom and as an owner of a Cloth Diaper business. I am still going to do a Happy Heiny giveaway so one of you can have something to be thankful for as well.

I am Thankful for the following Cloth Diaper products

1. Happy Heiny reusable training pants that can be customized to fit any child no matter how big or how small
2. Kozy Designs Wool Shorties with whimsical designs always make me smile
3. Mommy's Touch mamacloth in luxurious, gorgeous, bright brocade
4. Lori's Nursing Necklaces customized with each child's name make breastfeeding easier
5. Swaddlebees wipes in lime and lemon make even messy jobs fun
6. Northern Essence products...all of them....can't choose a favorite they are all so good
7. Imse Vimse cloth trainer three packs in jungle and Magic Dragon. So much more fun than the ubiquitous cartoon characters or disposable training pants
8. The wonderful utility of a prefold diaper. We use them for EVERYTHING around here
9. The new bumGenius 4.0s in Einstein and Lovelace. LOVE the new prints and LOVE their inspiration
10. Leslie's wet bags in each and every size. We use them for diapers, for wet swimming suits and for snack bags.

As a Mom I am Thankful for

1. Healthy and happy kids
2. A wonderful husband
3. Great schools and teachers
4. Supportive mom friends. No mommy wars in my world, THANKFULLY
5. Fun and friendly neighbors who are always willing to lend a hand
6. Tuesday and Thursday morning spinning classes
7. Other parents who volunteer to coach, be room parents, chaperone the field trips and carpool. My life would be so much more difficult with them not in it.
8. Sherri the barrista at my local Target's Starbucks. She always remembers my order and greets me with a smile
9. The Math Bingo app on my iPad which has lived up to its billing as a truly educational and fun tool
10. Date Night!!!


This month, we are giving away one of Happy Heinys super cute and super fun holiday One Size diaper. This cute bright green diaper with red snaps will be perfect all December on your little one. In order to enter the giveaway, please

1. Comment below about why you are thankful
2. Fan Cottontail Baby on Facebook
3. Fan the Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on Facebook


  1. I am Thankful to have a healthy boy, and able to breastfeed him exclusively since he's born till now, it's been 19 month!

  2. I'm thankful for family: my boys, my husband, my siblings, my parents, my sister-in-law, nieces and nephews and my grandparents. It truly takes a village to raise kids and I am so grateful for all the help I receive!
    saywah_j at yahoo dot com

  3. I am not only thankful for my wonderful boys, but I am also thankful for all of the support that my family and friends have given me throughout the pregnancy of my twins (complications and all)

  4. I am a fan of Cottontail baby on FB as well!

  5. thankful for my house, my baby girl, my big girl, my husband, my Lord, my family and friends, and most of all for happiness!

  6. I am thankful for my 3 beautiful boys. We are so excited to celebrate the holidays with our new addition this year.

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  8. i'm a fan of Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on fb.

  9. i'm a fan of cottontail baby on fb

  10. I am thankful for my happy healthy grandson and for grandbaby number 2 on the way, expecially that my daughter is no longer morning(all day) sick.

  11. I am thankful for my happy and healthy baby girl.

  12. Like Cottontail Baby and Cloth Diaper Retailer Coop on facebook and subscribed to mailing list

  13. Like Cloth Diaper Retailer Cooperative on facebook

  14. I am thankful for good health, caring friends and family and a truly blessed life.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    angiedkelly at gmail dot com

  15. i am thankful for having my son make it though all of his medical conditions. i dont know where i would be without him. i'm a fan of cloth diaper retailer cooperative, and cottontail baby on fb.
    thanks for the giveaway!!

    gabby croshier-

  16. also joined the mailing list

    gabby croshier-

  17. I am thankful for my new son who is just weeks old! I am also thankful that I have the opportunity to be home with him a lot of the time!!

  18. Fan of Cottontail Baby on Facebook

  19. Fan of Cloth Diaper Retail CoOp

  20. Joined the mailing list

  21. I am very thankful to have 3 happy healthy children, the newest about to have her 1st Christmas!!!

  22. Fan of Cottontail Baby on Facebook

  23. Joined the Cottontail Baby mailing list

  24. I am so thankful for my healthy baby boy. While I was pregnant, I was on bedrest and had to quit nursing school. Thankfully, I've been accepted back in and graduate in 6 months! Blessings all around to be thankful for!



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