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Mama Monday: Getting To Know You....

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Hi! Allow me to introduce myself; my name is Elizabeth Anderson. You can call me "Bert" though; it's a nickname that stuck since the age of ten. I live in the frozen tundra that is Minnesota, at least that's what it feels like since Spring is nowhere to be seen at the moment. Then again, I know everyone else is feeling that way too wherever they may live. I'm married to my college sweetheart, Ben, who is my other half. What I mean is that we complete each other in areas where the other is weak. Recently, I took up running as a way of getting back in shape. Actually, I participated in a 90 day fitness challenge through a local gym here in the Twin Cities. I was about 70 lbs overweight with a very sedentary lifestyle. I changed my eating habits and started enjoying working out. You'll probably hear about this part of my life since it's so important to me both as a woman and as a mother. I have one fur baby, a beagle named Chula, who is eight years old. And the most significant job that I will ever have is being a mama to two wonderful littles, a four year old boy named Brennan and a 21 month old girl named Kendall. Both of my kiddos were cloth diapered and although I'd love to tell you that I was the genius behind that decision I, sadly, cannot take the credit for that one. After a friend decided to cloth diaper her first child, Ben started investigate the benefits and he was hooked. I really had no choice since we wanted to save money while I stayed at home. What has amazed me about cloth diapering are the other cloth diapering parents that I've met over the last four years. The cloth diaper community is unique; it's friendly, helpful and very kind. While there's a vast array of crunchiness from staunchly crunchy to semi-crunchy I have found most everyone to be welcoming of all viewpoints. My little sister is pregnant with her first and she is also going to use cloth diapers. She's commented to me on the same thing: the cloth diapering community is so helpful and nice. I'm thrilled to be writing "Written by Mama Monday" for Thirsties. I am very excited to be blogging for them because I think it's Thirsties has the best cover ever!!!!!!


You can read more about me and my adventures on my personal blog, FirstTimeMom, where my motto is no matter how many kids you have you'll always be a first time mom. After all, there's a first time for everything! So tell me a little bit about yourself and really, I'm pleased to meet you!

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  • Hi Bert! I am a mom of two little girls and a third our first boy due in May! So first time mom to a boy, scarey!!! So nice to met you!

    Dace on
  • I agree with you that the cloth diapering community is friendly… and unique! When I meet another cloth diaperer or am able to introduce someone to the world of modern cloth diapers, I feel an instant connection to them that I just can’t get from anywhere else. It is truly special. Cloth diapering is almost a subculture, and I’m so happy to be a part of it.

    That said, my choice of Thirsties products I would like to receive would be hemp prefolds! I need to venture away from cotton because my little one is growing and wetting more.

    Jennifer Bell on
  • Hi Bert! That is awesome that you get to blog for Thirsties! I love thirsties diaper covers, aios, and fitteds :)

    Bekah Kuczenski on
  • Hi Bert! I am a first time mom of my 13 month old girlie and have been cloth diapering for the past 5months. Definitely still learning and enjoying the online cloth diapering community! Can’t wait to read more of your posts. :)

    Laura on
  • Hi Bert! Welcome! I am originally from Minnesota as well, so I hear what you are saying about the ground still being frozen there. I look forward to reading your posts!


    Sonya Choron on

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