As we prepare for the newest member of our family to arrive, I have had to make some important decisions. What pediatrician to go with, whether to breast or bottle feed, where baby should sleep for the first few months, etc. Something that I decided on before I even became pregnant this time was that I wanted to venture into the world of cloth diapers. The biggest reason for me is cost. My mother has graciously offered to purchase all of baby’s diapers, so the cost will be nothing for us, whereas the cost of disposables adds up fast.
However, as I have come to learn more about cloth diapering, I have discovered other positives. It seems that cloth diapers are usually better on baby’s skin, not to mention they apparently reduce the number of blowouts that occur and they are better on the environment. Changing Diapers is the one book I have read on the subject, and it not only expounds on the pros of cloth but also educates you on the different styles, brands and also how to care for cloth diapers.
I have a feeling I will be using this as a reference guide in the next few months! Have any of you tried cloth? If so, please share your experiences!
The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt is one of those books that I have been looking forward to for a long time. I tend to enjoy diary formatted books, and this one was even more fun because it was a scrapbook, so it had a lot of fun additives.
It’s 1920 and Frankie hopes to escape a life on the farm by attending college at Vassar. There is a salacious love interest, as well as a Transatlantic voyage, among much else, so it is definitely an intriguing read.
My biggest problem with Frankie Pratt was how quickly it went. It’s one of those books that can easily be read in one sitting, not only because of the format but also because it is an absorbing book. The time period injected a bit of fun as well and I appreciated the period elements that Preston included.
Because the readathon is coming up, it is worth mentioning that this would be the perfect choice to break up the monotony of reading all day and into the night!
Naomi Jenkins is having an affair with a married man. She is completely captivated by him and although she realizes that the situation is wrong, she has convinced herself that her love for Robert Haworth rights any wrongs they have committed.
One year into their affair, Robert fails to show up for their weekly hotel tryst and Naomi is filled with dread. She never doubts that something awful has happened, and she sets out to find him, no matter what the cost. She decides to report him to the police as a man who raped her, in the hopes that that will move them into action.
I thought Naomi was completely deluded. She had already spent so much time becoming enmeshed in an adulterous relationship and now she was willing to accuse her lover of rape in order to discover his whereabouts. She seemed like an all around nut job, to be honest, but the circumstances of her past and Robert’s disappearance made for a compelling read.