Contributors

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 babywearing, cloth diapering, co-sleeping, breastfeeding, 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 baby 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.

Beth is the Social Media Coordinator for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. You can find her on @AppleCheeksDipe on Twitter or Instagram or the Facebook page! Beth has a little boy, Mason, who is 4, two girls, Audrey, who is 3 and Hayden who is closing in on 1! When Beth isn't busy figuring out fun for the AppleCheeks Fans or blogging on Me as a Mommy, she is avoiding housework, breastfeeding, trying to find some space on the couch or in her own bed, or chasing after her older kids with Hayden strapped to her back!

Katie is the Events Coordinator {aka Party Girl} for AppleCheeks Reusable Diapers. Katie has a little boy, Austin, who is 4. You may recognize her from Pickled Pink, the beautiful swim diaper named in her honor! When she isn't busy party planning or working, Katie is playing with Austin, hanging out with Beth, or glued to her iPhone texting Ilana & Amy from the shower.

Social Stuff

 

9:58AM

Posh Mommy Jewelry - 30k for Mother's Day

This week, we're bringing you lots of great giveaways for our 30k for Mother's Day giveaway! Each day, we'll be introducing you to a mom-focused brand and giving you the chance to win some of their great products!! We also have a giveaway for an iPad mini going on the AppleCheeks Facebook page, and you can get an extra entry just for completing all of the entry methods available in the daily giveaways! Today, we want to introduce you to Posh Mommy Jewelry.

 

 

POSH Mommy is a jewelry collection renowned for setting new style standards with personalized luxury for the entire family.  Founded in 2007 by Ali Krebs, the collection features distinctive pieces that can be customized with engraving and birthstones to commemorate special moments such as births, anniversaries, and other milestones with the elegance of fine and fashion jewelry. The collection has coined iconic heirloom designs including the Wee Loop, Forever Loop, Mommy Disc and Due Tag. POSH Mommy for women, children and men can be found in over 40,000 upscale specialty stores and boutiques in the US and internationally, as well as at their online destination.

POSH Mommy was founded in 2007 as a unique and fashionable mommy necklace company. Ali Krebs self-funded the business, keenly utilizing her education, experience and style. "I knew if we were going to make this work we had to be different!” she says. “My husband suggested embedding birthstones, which was our first big hit! I learned to embed stones into the precious metals and for the first two years embedded every stone in the thousands of pendants sold... My first unique designs, the loop and square were the beginning of making mommy necklaces hip and hot!" Ali and her husband live in the Bay Area with their two children, Tanner and Tayler.

What would you get with $100 to Posh Mommy? Will you get something for yourself? Something for your mom? No matter how you spend it, this prize is sure to become something beautiful!!
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10:15PM

Featured Retailer: Squish Tushy!

Happy April!! Can you belive Spring is already upon us? Jokes on all of us, eh?! Today, Our darling friends from Squishy Tushy launched a super fun AppleCheeks sponsored giveaway. You NEED to go over to their facebook page and check this out! We know all too well how creative you AppleCheeks fans can be and now it's time to prove it to Teresa and her staff!! We thought it might be fun for all of you to learn a little bit about Squishy Tushy and the folks behind it first...

First off, can you tell us a little about the family behind the store?   My name is Teresa and I am the proud mom to 3.  I started cloth diapering with my oldest and found after 5 months that Gerber prefolds and plastic pants don't work so well. When I discovered that my second child was allergic to disposables I found the new modern diapers and haven't looked back!  I have enjoyed helping thousands of families find the best diaper for their little ones, AppleCheeks are a favorite at our store! I'm certain she meant to say in her house too... although I know Teresa's children have been out of diapers for a few years now. We have had the INCREDIBLE experience of spending some time with them the past couple of years at trade shows... Katie and Beth may have taught them poker one year, then follwed it up the next by plastering them in AppleCheeks glitter tattoos.

What is the name of your store?
Squishy Tushy

When did your store open?  Our online store opened in April 2008. After a few years of being online only we decided the area needed more and opened up a brick and mortar storefront in April 2012.

How long have you been carrying AppleCheeks?  Oh goodness,  maybe 2010??  I have a terrible memory... it's been awhile!

Do you ship to countries other than your own?  We ship worldwide, I've shipped to countries I have never heard of!

What are your customers saying about AppleCheeks?
Our customers love AppleCheeks.  I have several customers that have started using AC from birth and went right up to potty training with AC!  The colors and prints and the fit are some of the best things about AC. Totally agree... like TOTALLY. ;)


What are your other top sellers?
  Toys!   We sell Melissa & Doug, Haba, Hape, Sophie, Kleynimals as well as breast feeding supplies and for summer natural bug spray and sunscreen that really works!   We also sell a line of jewelry that helps arthritis, diabetes, ADHD, high blood pressure, depression and more!  We offer a 90 day money back guarantee and it actually does work! Say WHAT?!?!? I'll have to check those out. Sounds super awesome! And with the money back guarantee it can't hurt to try!

What would you like us to know about your store or yourself?  I love to help my customers, it is really one of the best parts about having a store.  Helping someone decide what diapers are best for their family and troubleshooting are where my heart is.  Having made almost all of the mistakes in cding personally, I try to help people before they go down the path that I did.  We carry the largest selection of cloth diapers and trainers in SE Michigan and NW Ohio (I've been told it's actually all of Michigan-Pennsylvania but that's customers talking, I have no proof).  Squishy Tushy also carries diapers for youth and adults with special needs and/or incontinence. 

Where can we find you?  At my store :)   Blissfield, Michigan (on the Ohio, Michigan border)

 

Thank you so much for spending the time to chat with us Teresa! With 3 kids, and a busy business we know you must have very little spare time, so we are honored that you chose to spend some of it chatting with us!! Now... for all you eager fans! Head over to the Squishy Tushy facebook page for details about their fun giveaway. And be sure to check out their selection of AppleCheeks both in store (if you're local) and online because they are 15% off this week!! YIPEE!!!

10:07PM

Day 25! The Nest Natural Parenting and Stonz

The Nest Natural Parenting was started by Danielle and her husband Justin after the had been cloth diapering for several months. They started cloth diapering because they were desperate to save money on their extremely tight budget. After listening to Danielle talk about diapers non stop, Justin encouraged her to reach out to other moms and share her knowledge with them! Cloth Diapering has saved them so much and helped them get through some very rough times, especially after welcoming a second baby to their family just 14 months after the first. Applecheeks are Danielle's favorite brand and the one she recommends first to moms who want to know more about Cloth Diapers. In addition to being a working at home mom of two, Danielle is also a Doula and her husband works full time, but helps her with their business in the evenings. When you support their website you are supporting a family run small business that is promoting cloth diapers and making a direct impact on their local community.
And great news! The Nest Natural Parenting is moving! They are having a moving sale this week: 15% off all AppleCheeks! This sale is valid March 27 - April 3, and orders of $30 or more ship free to the US!
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Stonz Wear makes it easier for parents to share the great outdoors with their children, by manufacturing an awesome range of infant and children’s outerwear with quality, innovation, function and style as the four core elements.
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10:00PM

Day 24! Simple Baby and Sleep Belt

Simple Baby is Fort Worth's only cloth diaper store. While there are lots of online retailers in the area we maintain a physical presence in a rented boutique space. Meaning that FW residents can come feel and squeeze Applecheeks anytime 10 to 6 Monday - Saturday. We have been around since late 2009, but March 1 will be my 2 year anniversary owning the business.

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SleepBelt is a hands free skin-to-skin support system, designed for babies 0-3 months. Unlike a wrap, carrier, sling or skin-to-skin shirt, SleepBelt is quick and easy to use, facilitates easy transfer of baby from chest to crib, keeps baby in his most natural position (knees tucked or froggy style), and has no buckles, straps, or clips to dig into the wearer. SleepBelt is loved by lactation experts, midwives, nurses (it's currently being used in 3 NICUs), doulas, authors, sleep consultants and new parents everywhere! We manufacture in Canada, are a recent PTPA Media Inc. winner, and are patent pending.

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9:55PM

Day 23! Up on the Hill and One Creative Mama

Up on the Hill is a small Brick & Mortar in the heart of Historic Shepherdstown, WV. We strive to provide only the highest quality cloth diapers & accessories, natural toys, and fashionable clothing for your family. For today only, Up on the Hill is offering 15% off all AppleCheeks - that means you can celebrate just as much as we are!!

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One Creative Mama was founded in 2007 to help mamas and babies express their love for breastfeeding. One Creative Mama's original designs are 100% Pro-Breastfeeding. Whether you are a nursing mom, mom-to-be, or just someone who wants to show support for your favorite nursing duo, these shirts will be perfect for you and your baby, and they make a unique baby shower gift!

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