Meet the Lalabye Mamas

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Meet our Lalabye Mamas for 2017. Get to know them and be sure to follow them on social media so that you can catch exclusive hints, tips, and fun photos that share the #lalabyelove!

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Melissa

(Owner, Creator)

family-editedI started my cloth diapering journey long before making diapers ever crossed my mind. I was a second time mom, looking for the ultimate diaper, dreaming of all the perfect features rolled into one. I had tried many brands and knew exactly what I wanted in a diaper, but that diaper didn’t exist. I sketched out my design and began working towards making my dream a reality.

I’ll admit that the whole process of designing a diaper, researching, contacting, and interviewing manufactures was very intimidating. I worked hard to find a factory that is certified and has fair labor practices. All Lalabye Baby diapers pass rigorous testing required by CPSIA. Getting every last measurement and feature included in a diaper and communicating with the factory to produce my design was challenging, but the end result was worth it! I had help with my design process not only from friends and family but from cloth diaper retailers, other cloth diapering moms, and a professional seamstress. Every feature of my diaper has been carefully thought out, debated upon, and implemented.

Lalabye Baby is a small, family-run business. Every single order that goes out to you through our website or out to our retailers is inspected, packed, and shipped by me. The name “Lalabye” was inspired by my daughter Leah; she used to call herself Lala. My husband, with his background in graphic design, came up with our logo and website. Everyone in my family has contributed to the success of our small business. My kids were my inspiration and motivation, my testers, and my little helpers. Most importantly, I had a lot of support from my family and friends. Without any of them, Lalabye Baby wouldn’t exist.

Follow Me!

Instagram: @lalabyebaby
Twitter: @lalabyebabycd
Periscope: @lalabyebaby
Pinterest: Lalabye Baby
Facebook: Lalabye Baby
Snapchat: LalabyeBaby
Questions? Problems? Concerns? Email me: info@lalabyebaby.com

Kristen

(Blogger, BST Admin, Chat Admin, Social Media Manager, & Retired Lalabye Mama)

Hello, lovers of Lalabye! My name is Kristen, and I’m a former high school English teacher turned stay-at-home-mom and a part-time private tutor, blogger, and social media manager. I enjoy teaching babywearing and cloth diapering classes in person and via Periscope, too. I blogged for Dream Diapers before beginning the blog here at Lalabye Baby and over at Mommy Sincerest. I also blog for a store that has a natural parenting focus. I’m a huge advocate for empowering women as mothers and speaking up about infertility. I love organizing, photographing, gardening, living green, and vegging out watching episodes of my favorite tv shows (Jane the Virgin, Call the Midwife, Downton Abbey, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Scrubs, Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) or movies (comedy, drama, and British comedy). I love to travel and be out and about, and most every day my 4 year old asks me, “Where we goin’ today, momma?”

I cloth diapered my son from infancy and went through several brands before I found Lalabye Baby when he was 8 months old. The elastics were better than in the diapers I had; the fit was better; the inserts were more absorbent, and my husband loved the color coded belly band. He said, “We have to get more of these.” So I sold off our old stash and kindly obliged! We used our Lalabyes until Lucas potty trained and have used them since birth with our youngest son, Everett. My husband is happy that we have plenty of “the good diapers” around and has been impressed with all the new prints that have been released in the past year.

I started cloth diapering my son Lucas in 2013 to save money so that I could stay at home, and it’s turned into a hobby and a passion for me to educate others about the benefits of cloth and that you can use cloth diapers even if you’re aren’t a “hippie” as my mother would say. Cloth doesn’t have to be complicated! I am your wash-routine guru if you ever need help (but be sure to check the blog first- there are plenty of posts on washing and care) and I love to help people problem solve any issues that may crop up. I’m proud to be a retired #LalabyeMama after three years, and I’m beyond happy to remain in this community as the social media manager, blogger, and an admin.

Follow Me!

Periscope: @mommysincerest
Instagram: @MommySincerest
Pinterest: MommySincerest
Facebook: MommySincerest
Flipagram/Snapchat: Biehler423
Blogs: Subscribe! MommySincerest and of course Lalabye Baby

Katie

(Lalabye Mama, Lalabye Chat admin)

IMG_2705Hello Lovers of Lalabye!
I’m Katie; I’m 28 year old stay at home mom of my 14 month old son, Declan.  I married my high school sweetheart, Sam in July 2014.  I was a full time CNA and Nursing student, working countless overtime shifts when I found out I was pregnant with Declan.  I worked as much as could in preparation for the new baby and for me to be able to stay home full time.  Being a mom is the best gift I could of asked for.
Declan has a wild personality, but he is so inquisitive which I love!  I hope he never stops learning and exploring every little thing.
People who know me well, know that my favorite thing in the world besides my family, is Disney.  Since my first Walt Disney World trip when I was an infant, I’ve been down that rabbit hole since (pun intended).
I also love binge watching Netflix and eating junk food.  Who doesn’t?!
As a family, we love doing all things outside and traveling.  We live in Michigan, where there is constant weather change which keeps things interesting!  We love going Up North to our family cabin.  Life stands still up there.  Our cabin is right on the lake; so we do a lot of boating, tubing, knee boarding, etc; when weather permits of course.
I’ve always known that I wanted to cloth diaper when I became a mom and I wanted to start right out of the gate!  I found Lalabye through my sweet friend, Kristen Bens.  When I was a couple months pregnant, I quickly started building my stash in preparation for my son.  The quality, the rainbow snaps, the vibrant colors, and unique prints drew me in, but my favorite part is being a part of the community.  The Lalabye community is filled with the most kind, supportive, and generous mothers I’ve ever met and I’m so honored to be a part of it.

Follow Me!

Periscope: @klop0410
Instagram: @clothmamakatie
Pinterest: @klop0410
Snapchat: @kako4
Twitter: @klop0410

Charlotte

(Lalabye Mama, Graphic Designer)

I’m Charlotte; I’m a 33 year old part-time graphic designer and a full-time wife to Nick and mom to Emily. Emily is a sweet, smart, and determined two year old with a very sensitive tush! Nick and I grew up in the same neighborhood (a few towns over from where we live now) but didn’t meet until we were in our 20s through mutual friends. We have been married since 2013 and have never felt like more of a family since having Emily. We are so excited to be expecting our second daughter in August, on whom we hope to use cloth from birth.

We’ve been cloth diapering since Emily was 8 months old and found Lalabye Baby shortly after that. I was drawn in by the rainbow snaps and bamboo inserts and started using them exclusively after realizing how amazingly they fit and how wonderful the community was. We have had a few challenges along the way, but Lalabye Baby has never failed us, and I’ve always been able to rely on the wonderful mamas in the chat group for motivation. I’ve never found a more supportive and motivating group of moms, and I feel blessed to be a part of it. Lalabye Baby has turned one of the most mundane aspects of motherhood into a passion for me and has introduced me to mamas who will be friends well past potty training.

Follow Me!

Periscope: @CharMcAlpine
Instagram: @charlottemcalpine
Pinterest: @CharMcAlpine
Snapchat: @CharMcAlpine
 Twitter: @CharMcAlpine

Kate

(Lalabye Mama)

19553352_10211616774347674_368636915_nHi Lalabye friends! My name is Kate aka Mama of Hendrix and Piper, H&P for short. I am 29 years old, and the girls turned one in February. They’re happy, funny, emotional, creative little creatures and by far the greatest things that I have ever done! They have been my dream for as long as I can remember. I have said my entire life that I was going to have curly blonde haired, blue eyed, identical twin girls and that they’d be mini versions of me. Who knew I would end up being right?

Hendrix is older, tends to wear stripes, talks more and has a little more hair on top. Piper is taller, slightly aggressive when being affectionate, wears lots of polkadots, and is always on the move. They both love reading, music, dance parties, food, diaper laundry and animals. The girls were born in Portland, Maine but we moved to Minnesota when they were eight weeks old so that we could have the help of our amazing family. At that time, I had a completely debilitating multiple sclerosis flare. My main focus through everything has been my daughters. My family happily helped us continue our breastfeeding and cloth diaper journey because they’re both so important to me.

I first saw Lalabye diapers online while working on building a registry, but we didn’t actually get any until the girls were almost three months old when we restarted cloth full-time. I loved the colors so much that my first purchase was for ten diapers before I had even seen them in person! Once I realized they have rainbow snaps and we got them on the bum, I was completely hooked! We became exclusively Lalabye as quickly as I could. I had always been a solids girl, until Pura Vida convinced me to buy a print, and now I can’t imagine not having prints in our stash! I joined Lalabye Chat in the middle of the Costa Collection releases, and I have always felt at home with the amazing women in the group. I’m proud to be a part of such an encouraging, loving, respectful group of families! The fluff butt photos don’t hurt either!

Follow Me!

Periscope: @kahepi
Instagram: @katehp3
Pinterest: @HendrixandPiper
Snapchat: @ kateph3

Olivia

(Lalabye Mama)

19437719_1681931758487945_8631252664879614936_nHi everyone! My name is Olivia and I am so honored and ecstatic to be a Lalabye Mama! I am a stay at home mom and wife living in my beautiful hometown of Louisville, KY. My husband, Josh, and I were high school sweethearts and have been married for almost four years now. We have been blessed with two little guys who are currently in Lalabyes, Elijah and Ezra, and we also have one more Lalabye baby on the way. With a 2.5 year old and a 16 month old, we are always on the move! We love taking trips to the Louisville zoo, splash parks, and adventuring and traveling as much as possible. I really love that my boys share my excitement for exploring and spending time outdoors.

19576486_1681977438483377_1426944694_oDuring my down time I enjoy crafting, catching up on my favorite blogs, and baking as well as sharing cute pictures of my boys in their Lalas with my fellow Lala lovers! Our cloth diapering journey started when Elijah was three months old, but we took a few breaks because we couldn’t find the perfect cloth solution for him. May of last year, we found the perfect diaper we had been searching for: Lalabye Baby! I was so thankful to finally find a diaper that met and exceeded both of our boys needs. Our entire cloth diaper stash was quickly replaced by Lalabye Baby diapers, and we have never looked back. Not only did I fall in love with Lalabye Baby diapers, I fell in love with the community as well! I have never met a group of women as kind and supportive as the women I have met in the Lalabye community. I have truly made life long friends among these ladies! I am so excited to start this journey as a Lalabye Mama and to continue to spread the Lalabye Love!

Follow Me!

Instagram: @olivia_evanow
Pinterest: @olivia_evanow
Snapchat: @olivia_evanow

Flipagram: oliviaevanow

Robin

(Lalabye Mama, Chat Admin)

20050022_10105065277180869_1303810244_oHello Lalabye Fans and Followers! My name is Robin and I am the proud mama of two amazing boys. Walker will be 5 in August, and Cameron will turn one in September. My husband Ryan and I have been married for 6 years. My lifelong dream was always to be a stay home mom, and we were finally able to make that happen last January. Prior to staying home, I worked for a State Farm agent handling customer service and a little sales. I also have a degree in Elementary Education that I will finally be putting to use when I begin homeschooling my oldest. Walker is the sweetest, most loving little boy. He makes us laugh and keeps us on our toes. He is also and an amazing big brother to Cameron. Cameron is curious and stubborn and LOUD! He is very determined to keep up with his big brother- of whom he thinks the world. Our family loves going to the zoo, taking family vacations, and watching movies together. We are also huge Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cub fans! I knew I wanted to cloth diaper before I ever had kids. When I was pregnant with Walker, I went off of the advice of a friend when it came time to choose my stash. I used one brand exclusively, but we switched to disposables when he was about 18 months because I became frustrated with stink and fit issues. I knew I wanted to use something different with my next baby. That’s when fate intervened! I happened to meet former Lalabye Mama Kristen Nicole at a prenatal swim class, and she told me all about Lalabye Baby diapers. Soon after, I ordered a few and fell in love instantly. They were so soft and vibrant, and I loved that my new baby would fit in them right away. I love the Lalabye Community just as much as I love the diapers. I am so blessed to have a group of supportive, helpful, and loving mamas always willing to offer advice or encouragement when it’s needed. I know some of these women will be in my life long past potty training.

Follow Me!

Flipagram: @rlwest721
Instagram: @crunchycon_mom
Pinterest: @rlwest721
Snapchat: @rlwest721

Yvette

(Lalabye Mama, BST Admin)

13271873_10101582274481251_1763909560_oHi everyone! My name is Yvette, so excited to be a lalabye mama!  I’m a former school counselor turned SAHM who also works part time from home. I’m married to my Lalabye hubby (Chris), and we have an amazing 2 year old Lalabye wearing daughter, and baby brother on the way in August!

My favorite things to do are go to the zoo with my family, play outside when it’s nice, spend time with my husband, and chat with my fellow Lalabye Mamas! When I’m not busy chasing my two year old around (ha!), I love reading the latest dystopian teen novel series!

When we first began our cloth journey, we tried every style and brand under the sun, but once we bought our first Lalabye Baby (Tiny Trunks)… it was love at first change. We sold off every other brand and stashed up on Lalabye Baby! I love being part of this community, not only because of the amazing diapers, but because the mommas in here are some of the kindest, most respectful, helpful, and loving I’ve met! While it’s crazy to imagine it, this community and experience has truly enriched and changed my life, and I’m so grateful for it!

I love to share the Lalabye love and look forward to getting to know all you and your Lalabye babies!

Follow Me!

Pinterest: ymp81

Jordan

(Lalabye Mama)

13274998_10107616328373760_645632250_oHi, fellow Lala-lovers! My name is Jordan and I’m a 29-year-old mama to Jack. I teach second grade ESL in Houston and feel very lucky to have a job I love to wake up for each day. I also sell jewelry on the side of my day job and just started my masters. I am a craft enthusiast, board game lover, and shopaholic. I am enamored with the Spanish language and hope to teach Jack, too! My little guy will be 3 in December. Jack is a super social dude who never stops moving, loves singing, and is obsessed with Cars and anything octopus! This kid would live outside if we would let him and loves water. We’ve been cloth diapering since Jack was six weeks old. I fell in love after I put on his very first diaper, Lalabye Baby in Hush. Although I was told again and again to build a stash of wide variety, I just couldn’t understand why none of the other brands came with some of the Lalabye Baby features I had grown to love. So, my Lalabye stash continued to grow. I am honored and excited to spread the word about these amazing diapers. I’m currently helping to design a new diaper, It’s Raining Cats and Dogs. I cannot wait for its release; it’s a dream come true to work alongside Melissa and her designer. Join the Lalabye Baby movement and let’s spread the #lalabyebabylove together!

 

 Follow me!

Pinterest: @jah0gan (that’s a zero not an O)
Periscope: @jahogan
Snapchat: @joho1023
Instagram: @jahogan
Flipagram: jahogan

Brenda

(Lalabye Mama, BST Admin)

profile photoI’m Brenda. I am 29 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband, Justin, for 9 years. I’m the lucky mama to four amazing littles: Avery is almost 7, Olivia is 5, Mason is 2 and Taylor is 5 months old – currently the youngest two are my Lalabye-wearers. When I first started as a #lalabyemama I was hopeful we could add one more #lalabyebaby to our family and since then we have been blessed with our last little baby. I am honored to be part of the Lalabye Baby community and continue my role as a Lalabye Mama with the unique perspective of cloth diapering two children at the same time.

After starting our cloth diaper journey with a stash of various brands and styles we have converted to completely Lalabyes and couldn’t be happier. I feel especially lucky to share this amazing community with all of you. My top 3 solid Lalabyes are Goodnight Moon (any snap combo!), Charming and Down By the Bay. As for prints my heart lies with Birds of a Feather, Kaleidoscope and Enchantment Under the Sea.

Follow Me!

Instagram: @brendalnunley
Twitter: @mrsnunley
Pinterest: MrsNunley
Flipagram: @brendanunley

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