Meet Courtney and Abbie of Simple City Life, Our newest Molly’s Suds Ambassadors!

Read this charming post written by Abbie, one of the mamas behind the blog Simple City Life.

I am a total cloth diaper rookie! I have only been cloth diapering since my little girl was born on December 23rd, 2013.  My husband and I made the decision to cloth diaper when we found out I was pregnant and I have not regretted the decision yet. One of my biggest influences with cloth diapering is my good friend and comrades Courtney Fisk.  Courtney actually started Simple City Life Blog a few years ago and has been an advocate for home birth, green living and cloth diapering since I have known her.

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She seriously is a guru when it comes to what each diaper company has to offer and has taught me so much about the importance of raising her family free of chemicals whether it is cleaning products, food or skin care and so much more.  Courtney brought me on this past summer as a writer for the blog and it has been quite the journey.  I have tried to be a bit more educated myself over the past few years about the importance of living a “green” life but the more I learn the more I realize I am just getting started.  One of the important switches I started making in our home last year was our laundry detergent.  My step-daughter has severe eczema and I hated the thought of her sensitive skin having clothes washed in soap that would be more harmful for her. I also knew that with cloth diapering I would want a soap that would be clean and free for my little baby’s skin as well and would not have a yucky residue left. I discovered Molly’s Suds this past summer when we were having a virtual baby shower for our blog and we asked to review some of the products.  I think I was first won over by the great smell of the peppermint from the laundry powder and then when I read the story behind Molly’s Suds I realized this was more than a company but it was a family’s story and ambition.

I was skeptical that the powder would clump in my front loader and was a little skeptical at how little of it I needed to wash the clothes but to my surprise the clothes were super clean. After the baby was born I was washing new born diaper like crazy and again I was so pleased with how clean the inserts were getting and there was no smell. I have heard you have to “strip” diapers a lot but I have not had any issue with buildup yet and have not stripped anything but the clothes off my daughter after a blowout. Once I started using Molly’s I have not wanted to use anything else. I even have half used bottles of other chemical free laundry soaps sitting in my basement that I have not touched in a while.simple city life

Both Courtney and I are so pleased that our blog gets to promote a company like Molly’s that stays so close to our own desires for our home and family. I think even if I wasn’t an ambassador I would be trying to get the word out there to our readers. Feel free to read more about Courtney and I and our life in Milwaukee at www.simplecitylife.com and be sure to follow us as we post many reviews and giveaways.

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Molly’s Suds, perfect for sensitive skin?

I passed one definite trait onto my three children – sensitive skin. We have to be very selective about the types of soaps and laundry products we use.  A reaction is possible, especially when heavy dyes or perfumes are involved, so we look for solutions without irritating ingredients. This is one of the main reasons I eagerly tried Molly’s Suds Cloth Diaper Detergent.inquisitive mom

I’ve used cloth diaper safe detergents on our diaper laundry for the past five years, with varying success. Last year, I even tried switching to a popular name brand detergent hoping I could use it on all of my laundry, but my youngest and I had immediate reactions. We started with Molly’s Suds not long after this trial and the results impressed me immediately.

Molly’s asked me to try their detergent and decide if I felt it was a product I would use for my family and stand behind as an ambassador. I needed assistance at first determining a laundry routine using my He Top loader and Molly’s provided excellent customer service. Once I had my routine down, our diapers came out clean and white each time.

I decided to become an ambassador for the brand after trying it for a month and was pleased to find my enthusiasm only grew over time.  Molly’s Suds creator Monica really impressed me with the motivations behind her all-natural brand and the in depth research she conducted to create an effective, all natural detergent using the best ingredients. Monica understands cloth diapers and how to create and use an effective detergent for inquisitive mom cleaning them.

Molly’s Suds is also a great fit with my blog, The Inquisitive Mom. I love learning about new products and especially exploring eco-conscious options.  Molly’s uses pure, cruelty free sources and I feel good using these products for my family. I also always appreciate the opportunity to support a small, family business, especially one with such a passion for their mission.

We just potty trained our third child and realized we put diapers away for the first time in seven years – eek! I don’t think they are packed away for good, but with kids ages 2, 5, and 7, we’ll definitely be exploring how Molly’s tackles other tricky laundry issues beyond cloth diapers!

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Meet Stephanie, Houswife Mama, and get to know this Molly’s Suds Ambassador!

Hey guys, I’m Stephanie, mama to Adah and Abigail, my 4 and 2 year olds, respectively. I have been married to my college sweetheart, Michael, for the past 8 and a half years. I am originally from Massachusetts and we currently live in North Carolina with our cat Loki and 2 dogs Hera and Zeus. housewife mama,blogger

I have had the privilege of staying home with my girls while Michael works as a Systems Analyst and Workstation Developer for a local bank with several branches (basically, he can fix/build/whatever computers/networks/etc.).

I host sponsored product reviews and giveaways via my blog, am an occasional Ebay seller and just started crafting items and selling them on Etsy.

cloth diaper powder,mollys sudsSince I do not have a regular income but am still paying on student loans I have to get pretty creative in budgeting our money so that we can live within our means, without racking up any consumer debt. Some ways we do this is through meal planning and coupons (not in a crazy-coupon-lady way),  buying most of our clothing and other items from thrift stores and using cloth diapers and wipes.

Cloth diapers can sometimes be a hassle if you cannot get them cleaned the right way. I have learned this through trial and error but am happy to report that since we started using Molly’s Suds to clean our diapers, we have not had this issue. I even have a front-loading washing machine and do not have to add extra water or run 37 rinses. I simply follow the directions on Molly’s Suds packaging, exactly, and my diapers are clean every time. Oh, and I do not use a diaper sprayer either (scandalous, I know).

I am elated to be a part of the Molly’s Suds Ambassador Team and truly mean everything I say about Molly’s Suds getting my diapers clean. Side note: I have had the fortunate/unfortunate (not sure which one) opportunity to conclude that Molly’s Suds Cloth Diaper Powder does work effectively to get dog urine out of laundry as well.

Please come visit me anytime over at HousewifeMama.com and enter some of my family-friendly giveaways. You might even find a story or two about the slightly-more-than-mundane things that happen in our family.

Meet Shannon and learn WHY she loves and uses Molly’s Suds!

Hi all! I’m Shannon, mommy to Maggie, my 3 year old princess; and Charlie, my 18 month old thrill seeker. Together with John, we are building our family out in the countryside of Minnesota. We have two dogs, an old man dog named Buddy Boy who was abused and neglected before we got him, and Lady Jane, possibly the worlds greatest dog and lover of kids.mollys suds ambassador,shannon

John works his tail off so that I can stay home with the kiddos, but along with being a SAHM, I sell real estate, do daycare for a little girl Charlie’s age, and write my blog.  When we aren’t busy working, we love to do anything outdoors, fishing, hunting and whatever else we can find to do.

We have constantly been making efforts to be a more green family, and cloth diapers was the main gateway into this world for us. While we recycled and had a water cooler instead of bottled water, we do so much more now. This summer we are planning to grow an awesome vegetable garden. I use to scrapbook and make my own greeting cards, but haven’t done it as much since having kids. One of my very favorite things to do is play poker.

My blog seems like my lifeline to the outside world some days and you can find me over at Our Piece of Earth where I share stories about our daily adventures, our attempts at being amazing parents, our efforts at going green, parenting tips and so much more. I share reviews of products we love and offer some great chances for you to win them! I originally started writing my blog as a real estate blog but realized I wasn’t completely passionate about it. Once I started writing about parenting topics, it came cloth diaper powder,mollys sudsalive. There is so much to say as a parent and I love to share our successes and struggles with other parents who can relate.

We use Molly’s Suds because after battling with stink as soon as Charlie would pee, we couldn’t find a solution with our HE washing machine other than Tide, and that was causing our diapers to leak. When I had the chance to try some Molly’s Suds and become an ambassador for them, I was so excited! At first I wasn’t sure if it would work, but once I tried using more than the recommended detergent with our hard water, my diapers were finally not reeking every time Charlie went to the bathroom.
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I’m so excited to be on board with Molly’s Suds and hope you will pop on over and visit me on Our Piece of Earth.

Make sure you follow Our Piece of Earth for additional Molly’s Suds related posts, reviews and giveaways from Molly’s Suds Ambassador Shannon.