Thursday, January 1, 2015
Friday, July 29, 2011
For the past few months I’ve been doing my best to not use my dryer and discovering that I really don’t need it. So, I decided to extend the challenge to you as well – to try not using your dryer for the entire month of August.
What do you have to do?
(1)Not use your dryer during the entire month of August. This doesn’t apply to you personally, but to your entire household (and, yes, it will be a challenge to convince my hubby). Obviously I am depending on you to be honest with me here as I have no way of making sure anyone actually does this.
(2) Post on Bums Away’s facebook page at least once during the month of August something about your dryer-free experiences. Good, bad, ugly – all comments are welcome. Did it rain for 3 days and you’re all out of underwear? Do you not have a dryer so this is really easy for you? Etc. etc. (There’s no advantage in posting more than once, however you’re welcome to do so for fun. Commenting on someone else’s post doesn’t count – you must create your own post.)
(3) Be a resident of Canada
(4)In early September, I will be asking who made it dryer free for a month. If you did, you need to comment on this post (on the Bums Away facebook wall). I will leave two days for people to respond. Those ‘responses’ will be considered entries for the draw if you meet the other 3 criteria (above).
Since September is back to school time, I will be giving away 2 Itzy Ritzy snack bags (your choice of prints – as long as I have them in stock) to a random person who meets the above criteria. http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=346&c=120
So, have fun and get creative in drying your clothes (and no, a Laundromat is not an optionJ).
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Friday, December 10, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Both are very interesting articles and raise the issue of how far have we really come and are we going backwards. Erica does make the point (and I agree entirely) that there is way way way too much pressure put on mothers and expecting mothers.
Yet here I am, feeling very lucky to be able to stay home with our daughter while my husband brings in most of our household income.
What has changed? Family law has certainly changed dramatically in Canada since the 1970s. If we ever get divorced I won't be left with nothing. That provides security to the stay-at-home mom that didn't exist back in my grandmother's day.
That being said, I have to reconcile my current at-home status with my feminist beliefs (if you'd have asked me in my late teens and early 20s if I'd ever be a stay-at-home mom I would have told you NEVER). What has changed? I fell in love with my daughter and with motherhood and love it far more than any job I have ever had. Not all women have that experience and I fully support those women who can't wait to get back to work - staying at home is not for everyone.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Tomorrow is my birthday and approximately the one year anniversary of Bums Away going online. So, to celebrate, we want to give you a present. Make a purchase from Bums Away between now and midnight Nov. 10th (EST), and we will include a free give based on your purchase amount. Please indicate your top 2-3 colour/print choices in the Comments sections as the inventory numbers for the ‘gifts’ will not be accurate – I will update them periodically throughout the day, but I won’t be online all day (especially since it’s my birthday!).
Birthday giveaway details:
Spend more than $50 (not including tax & shipping) get Kanga Sac snack bag (value $7.95) http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=266&c=103
Spend more than$100 (not including tax & shipping) get Snack Happened snack bag (value $12.99) http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=346&c=120
Spend more than $150 (not including tax & shipping) get Eco lunch box (value $24.99) - Please indicate whether you want the Oval set (http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=362&c=120) or the three-in-one set (http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=363&c=120)
Spend more than $200 (not including tax & shipping) get 3 Sprouts Organic Storage bin (value $40). http://www.bumsawaydiapers.com/products/details.php?p=335&c=135