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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 natalie@applecheeks.com!

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Sparkles & Rainbows

A huge part of AppleCheeks is our online community. Sometimes it seems like the group as a whole develops its own personality, and even moods. There are days that leave us brimming with joy and wonder at beautiful events, and there are days that leave us sapped of all positive energy. It is not an uncommon occurrence in online groups, though - but how do we get our sparkle back?

It starts with you. It starts with me. It starts with every single individual deciding to be a positive part of someone's day. It doesn't require PIFs or fluff mail - although aren't those fun? It doesn't require having the biggest, fanciest stash shot - although aren't those fun? It can be as simple as deciding to "smile" at everyone you come across in the crazy world of virtual connections. You never know who might be having a rough day, and your uplifting statement or compliment might be the best thing that happened to them in a long time. Hint: EVERYONE loves to hear how beautiful/cute/adorable/sweet their baby or child is. The members of our online community are there because they love the friendship and interaction with fellow devoted AppleCheeks fans. There's a place for everyone, and no one is alone. You CAN find someone who is like you and form a wonderful relationship - even though you may never meet in person. Take the time to welcome a new member. Take the time to get to know a longer-term member. Is everyone picturing sparkly rainbows now?

Be the light. Be kind. Show love. You may find that when you do those things, they will be reflected back to you, multiplied. Are you ready to shine?

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