This is my first time blogging and I must say - it's right up my ally. What could be better than sharing thoughts, ideas and interesting facts? If you don't already know me, here's a blurb about who I am and what I do.
I live with the man of my dreams, Jason, in Perth, the town I grew up in. We have two loving, vivacious children, Colby, 4 and Leila, 3 months. My fabulous mother, Norma, and I decided to join forces to make cloth diapers viable and affordable to all families in the Ottawa and Kingston areas. We are growing our diaper service from the ground up and 2010 is our third year in business, and I must say, it's an adventure.
Everyone always asks "Of all things, why a diaper service?" I think the person with the strangest reaction in the world was my dad: "You want to WHAT? You want to wash sh*tty diapers for a living. You're crazy." To this day he can't come into the shop when there is dirty diapers; he runs away gagging and we don't even notice. Everyone asks how on earth we can wash poopy diapers, then they go on to pity the poor delivery driver, who happens to be my mom or my father-in-law. Let me tell ya, it ain't half as bad in the winter as it is in the summer. And washing is far better when you're not in your first trimester of pregnancy - I've had two babies since we started the service.
So back to "why a diaper service." I love anything that has to do with babies. I have a background in perinatal care as a doula, lactation consultant and childbirth educator, so my life has always revolved around babies. One evening I had a chat with a friend of mine (and fellow doula,) Jes, about cloth diapers. One thing led to another and BAM starting a diaper service was a great idea. I got to planning and voila, a business plan was built. I showed my mom and she was impressed, as any mother would be, and the service was born.
Our initial idea for the store was to have some added income and to make cloth diapers, baby carriers and breastfeeding necessities available locally. Having a place where people could come and "check out" the service would be great too. I'm happy to say, the store has worked out wonderfully. I love being able to show people how easy cloth can be.
So there it is, the birth of Sweet Peach in the few short paragraphs. Stay tuned for more posts. I'll do my best. Don't forget to stop by http://www.sweetpeach.ca/ regularly to check out what's new.