Author - Ellen Sternweiler

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Ellen is the proud mama of Jonah (6), Elijah (5) and Hannah (2). Last year she gave up her career of 21 years as a graphic designer and marketing director to open Bellybum Boutique.

5 Fantastic Reasons to Switch to Cloth Diapers

The mere mention of cloth diapers sets eyes rolling, gasps, whispers of "eew" and "you must be kidding?" As a mom of three, I've had experience with both cloth and disposable diapers. Shocking but true, the cloth diaper store owner used disposable diapers. Gasp! So, from one experienced mom to another, here are five great reasons (in no particular order) to consider making the switch:

1. If I only knew then what I know now: After disposable diapering two children well past the "av...

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Ellen Sternweiler

Juggling Act: Balancing My Life With Special Needs Kids

We went to the Midnight Circus last summer, my kids watched an extremely talented juggler in amazement! The act started as one would expect, with a couple of balls and a few tricks. It became much more exciting when his assistant joined in and started throwing more balls and random objects into his act. Soon he was juggling what seemed to be an impossible number of things. It lasted for just a moment, though it seemed much longer. The whole audience stood with bated breath—all waiting to s...

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 7:00 AM by Ellen Sternweiler