5 Years of Awesome Celebration

by Amanda Hearn · 17 comments

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5 YearsCrazy right?

This year marks five years of blogging for The Eco-Friendly Family and for my friend Kim, from Dirty Diaper Laundry. While our blogs have many differences, our stories parallel one another in many ways.

We both began blogging because we found a passion in cloth diapers and natural parenting. At the time there weren’t many websites or blogs on the topic, and if there were I didn’t know it. Like Kim, I started my blog to share what I was learning with others. I wanted to be able to help other parents looking for the information that I was seeking out and learning about.

Five years later, I’ve written nearly 500 posts – with nearly 100 of those on cloth diapers alone—and even the oldest of them still get shared to help parents today. It’s truly amazing. In that same time Kim’s blog and YouTube channel have grown into the most loved and trusted resource for information on cloth diapers. If you haven’t discovered her blog yet, I encourage you to do so. I love her style and am lucky to call her a friend.

During these last five years my blog has grown considerably, and two years ago I had the privileged of becoming part of the team at Green Child Magazine. I consider myself very fortunate to have work that I find so much purpose, joy, and love in. Every one of you that has read a post, left a comment, or clicked ‘like’ is a big part of that. That encouragement means more than you know. Thank you.

Top Posts From The Last 5 Years

5 Years Day 1To celebrate, Kim and I decided to hold a big blogiversary bash. We’ve rounded up some amazing sponsors who have generously offered some great prizes. There will be a new prize package each day, to celebrate our five years!

(You can find Day 2’s form right here!)

Today’s prize package is a Neapolitan Chelory AIO in Velcro ($32.95), Eco Nuts Liquid Detergent and their new Ammonia Bouncer ($23 value), $25 to spend at Sweetbottoms Baby Boutique, 10 bags of Mommee Meals chews for pregnant, nursing, and active moms ($62 value), and any AppeTEETHERs from Little Toader ($10 value.) Be sure to come back each day for your chance to win a new prize pack. Good luck!

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Amanda Hearn

Amanda Hearn

Founder of The Eco-Friendly Family, design geek, serial tanktopist, content creator, mother, coffee addict, & lover of fun. I am also a partner at Green Child Magazine & Put A Cup In It!
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Alba April 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

love cloth diapers

Nancy April 15, 2014 at 7:06 pm

I thought the DIY Powdered Soap Nuts Laundry Detergent post was interesting.

Beth R April 15, 2014 at 8:16 pm

My favorite moment was probably the diy cloth diaper detergent youtube post. I still actually reference it when making mine today!

Melynda April 15, 2014 at 11:05 pm

I’m new but my favorite moment was Kim demonstrating a diva cup and actually sitting on the toilet. Thank you, Kim! 🙂

Sarah Hayes April 15, 2014 at 11:54 pm

Ive loved all the cloth diaper review videos and the cup comparison video

Shalaina S April 16, 2014 at 12:49 am

From the EFF I love the DIY cloth diaper laundry detergent as well as the menstrual cup, not one size for all posts. From DDL my favorite post is the one comparing hybrid diapers. It helped expand my cloth diapering horizons, lol.

sherry blamer April 16, 2014 at 8:53 am

My favorite from both blogs is the info I got on menstrual cups. I have one that I use and absolutely love it. I honestly would never have heard of an alternative to tampons if it weren’t for these blogs. I also love all the cloth diaper talks and reviews. I now know some many different diaps out there.

Julie Ghrist April 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

I love the video on menstrual cups that DDL did!

Kathy April 17, 2014 at 2:49 am

Wow! Congrats on 5 years! What an achievement! 🙂

Kathy April 17, 2014 at 2:54 am

And my favorite blog entry was the one on cleaning cloth diapers! 🙂

rachaelm April 17, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Five years! So incredible

rachaelm April 17, 2014 at 3:58 pm

It apparently cut off the half where I said I love the diy cloth diaper laundry detergent!

Lesley April 17, 2014 at 8:48 pm

My favorite blog was the patterns for Mama cloth! Thank you!

Sara C. April 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm

This website helped me discovered my love to wool covers!

Joelle April 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

I love kims post about cups

Katie L April 21, 2014 at 2:41 pm
Jenny G April 22, 2014 at 5:07 pm

Congrats on 5 years. My favorite moment was definitely learning so much about cloth diapers. I swear you were the main inspiration for me deciding to cloth diaper our son!

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