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Super Mom Spotlight: Aimee C.

Name: Aimee C.

Tuscon, Arizona

Kid(s): Cecilia Ivy, almost 1 year old (April 6)!

Occupation: Stay-at-home-mom. I tell everyone that I am most certainly NOT a homemaker, as I suck at keeping up a house! :)

What is your favorite cloth diaper? FuzziBunz Perfect Size Diapers are my absolute favorite. My daughter can still wear smalls, amazingly enough!

What is your nighttime diapering routine? Nights are when we use FB mediums. We stuff them with a regular insert and a trifolded prefold. They are bulky, but they really work!

What is your particular style of parenting? I'm pretty crunchy! I am an attachment parenting, babywearing, extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping kind of mama. I also love making stuff we use in the house, like laundry detergent, cleaning cloths (I crochet), cleansers for the house and the family, and I do a ton of cooking. But, like I said before, not so good at the cleaning part!!

What were your reasons for cloth diapering? Well, they are adorable! I also like the sustainability of cloth, and the money saving!

What is your favorite meal to prepare for your family? Garlic rotisserie chicken, agave and butter glazed carrots and roasted potatoes.

What is your favorite thing about being a mom? Least favorite? Every minute I spend with my amazing daughter! I don't really have a least favorite thing. Maybe the early days of sleep deprivation. :)

What do you do to make time for yourself? I take a little "me" time at night. When my daughter goes to sleep, my husband generally does as well, so they snuggle down in bed, and I have some quiet alone time!

Favorite Quote: Babies act out when they're hungry, cold, and tired. They do this for survival." --Marilu Henner. I love this quote because it sums up how I feel about my parenting style. I believe that babies who are attached to their parents grow up to be more secure, independent and self-confident adults.

What advice do you have for new cloth diapering moms? Don't stress about it! Cloth diapering doesn't have to be complicated, and it also doesn't have to be an all-or-nothing thing. Start small if you want to--buy a handful of new or used diapers, and see how they work for you. Even better, ask a friend who already cloth diapers if they have a couple you can borrow. Start small, and you will probably end up addicted like I am! :)

Super Power? Would the ability to sprout money from trees count as a super power??