Ilana is co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mother to three girls - Azure, Phoenix and Ione. She's also the owner of A Jaded Mama, a blog about mothering, small business ownership and all things green. When she's not busy coming up with new product ideas, working on social media campaigns and co-managing the business, you'll find her doing handstands, doing pull-ups, co-sleeping, raising school-aged children and reading.

Amy is the other co-owner of AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers and mom to three boys - Bailey, Davray, Sacha, and to beautiful DAUGHTER, River. She's a dedicated and very attached parent and just adores the company of her enormous, gorgeous boys. When she's not busy juggling the company finances, talking on the phone with suppliers and trying to talk Ilana down off a cliff, you'll find her very involved in her community activities and enjoying the great outdoors.

Natalie is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Natalie is the mother of three children - Elinor (6), Grant (3) and Roslyn, who will celebrate her first year of life - fully diapered in AppleCheeks - in December! If you follow her personal account on Instagram @justgnatty, you'll know that she's just a little obsessed with taking fun photos of these diapers and has an outright addiction to MiniZips. Got a blog topic, giveaway wish or product feature idea? Send a note to!

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Super Fan - Megan Metcalfe


1. Your full name - Megan Metcalfe

2. Where are you in the world? Bright, Ontario Canada.... where is that you ask? It is a small village south of Kitchener Ontario.

3. How many kids do you have? I have one child, a baby boy named Kieran who is 10 months old.

4. How long have you been cloth diapering? I started cloth diapering about 7 months ago, part time. I started exclusively using cloth when he was about 5 months old.

5. How long have you been an AppleCheeks fan? I am proud to say that the first and only brand I have ever used is AppleCheeks!

6. Where did you purchase your AppleCheeks? I bought all of my new diapers from a wonderful, super cool girl named Lindsay at Bump Maternity + Baby. I have on the other hand gotten all of my used diapers from the Facebook Applecheeks For Sale Or Trade page. I traded for them all with hats and goodies that I knit :) They are all a great group of mama's!!

7. What do you do for a living? At the moment I am staying home and LOVING it!! But, like all good things that will be coming to an end very soon and I will be going back to work. I am a Refrigeration/HVAC mechanic by trade and now work on the sales side of it selling equipment. It is a much better gig and I stay MUCH cleaner!! Hopefully one day I can pack that all in and knit full time and stay home with my babies!

8. Besides using cloth diapers, what other ways do you help to reduce your impact on the environment? I guess when it comes to other environmental impacts that we are making I am not that exciting. We just do regular old recycling, composting, turning off lights and saving water. We try not to use things that are uneccesary like shopping bags and water bottles, but like I said nothing to fantastic that is going to win us a noble peace prize! Which I suppose is something that we could really work on. Diapers are our biggest thing since it totally hit me when I read about the fact that EVERY disposable diaper ever made are out there in landfills! I found that very disturbing and I still can't believe my diapers are still out there hanging around and will be for many years after I am not!

9. What else would you like us to know about you? Tid bits to know about me??? Hmmm, I am about as exciting as my recycling efforts! I taught myself how to knit about 2 years ago and now I can't stop :) I specialize in props for newborn photography and baby goods. I pretty much spend all of my free time doing that and of course working on my poetry!

Follow Megan's knitty exploits on her Facebook page.   

AND...keep reading because Megan not only knits, but she writes some AWEOME poetry ;) 

Ode to AppleCheeks

When I first started diapering, never would I have made this prediction,

About how I would develop this crazy addiction!

I pinch all our pennies to save up our cash,

But I always find extra when it comes to my stash.

Seeking Hard To Finds has become a kind of mission,

While anxiously awaiting the new Limited Additions!

Eucalyptus, Periwinkle, Lavender Fields, Sailor Blue,

Will I ever find an Orange Zest, in a Size 2???

Auctions are held and everyone is bidding to win,

Who knew we'd spend so much on something a baby just sits in!

I don't care if it is girly, I will take what I can,

As far as I am concerned Samoa can be worn by a man!

I trade diapers for hats that I knit up with urgency,

I guess in a way they're my new form of currency!

Checking my watch and stalking the mail,

What beautiful colours fill my diaper pail!

There are no other diapers out there, AC's are the best,

My day gets much brighter when I see Lemon Zest!

Sitting and waiting for a colour that is new,

How pretty is St. Lucia and it's sister St. Lucia 2?

I toyed with the thought of a Prince song rendition,

With hopes of Purple Rain to be my newest addition!

Trading and swapping and locating more,

Laundry has become exciting and no longer a chore!

My stash is getting up there and must weigh a ton,

I am so happy I just scored my Mrs. Robinson!

Looking through my stash trying to find what's omitted,

If my husband finds out, he will have me committed!

Droning on about diapers, I must get quite repetitious,

Good God the baby looks darling wearing his Delicious!

At work I will search, afraid I'll get fired,

To be honest I was sad when coriander was retired!

Easter is coming, candies and goodies no more,

There is only one kind of Chocolate that I'm hoping for!

This poem is pretty silly and might even sound dumb,

But can anyone out there help me locate a PLUM???

I trade diapers for hats that I knit up with urgency,

I guess in a way they're my new form of currency!

I toyed with the thought of a Prince song rendition,

With hopes of Purple Rain to be my newest addition!

Constantly looking, desperately searching for weeks,

Hi my name is Megan and I am addicted to AppleCheeks!

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Reader Comments (3)

Love the poem

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter'indy

Love the Poem!!! Thanks for Sharing!!

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTammy

The poem was great! I love it.

June 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Big Slomkowski

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