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Want Your Business To Be In "The Dirties on Diapering" Book?

I have had some businesses ask about being in The Dirties on Diapering Green Business & Cloth Diaper Directory in the back of the project's book. If you are interested, please email me, Jamie, at SugarSnapPhoto@gmail.com.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Gently Used Cloth Diapers and Accessories Needed For Auction!

CLOTH DIAPER ENTRIES FOR THE AUCTION IS NOW CLOSED. THE AUCTION WILL BEGIN VIA MY FB PAGE TUESDAY, JANUARY 18 AND WILL LAST FOR 48 HOURS. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION! I hope everyone is getting excited about the next Kickstarter re-launch for The Dirties on Diapering photo-journalism book project!  It's coming here soon this January 2011!  I'm going to re-launch this time for the maximum 90 days!!  I have a great feeling this time about the project's success -- being that the third time's a charm right!!??  Yeah!!!  Plus after the first couple attempts, with each one being improved upon with better information and planning, I have received much more public attention both online via blogs, facebook, etc. and even some attention in some local NW newspapers!
Before my third funding launch, I want to host an auction via my Facebook page in order to raise funds for giveaway goodies to give my amazing and loyal backers during the 90-day funding marathon!  So I am asking right now for anyone who has some gently used cloth diapers, accessories, or amazing green baby products to donate their goods for the cause.  No matter what the item, the first $5 for each item will be given to the person donating the item in order to cover shipping, anything beyond that will go to my project. If you are outside the US, you can request a higher shipping charge but please remember that your item must sell for at least $1 over shipping costs to sell.  All funds will be exchanged via paypal -- so you have to have a paypal account to place your item in the auction.  That being said, here's what you need to do to donate your item(s):
-- Email me!  SugarSnapPhoto@gmail.com the following information:
1.  What is your item?  Cloth Diaper Brand?  Type?
2.  How long it was used and any visable wear if any.
3.  What kind of detergent was used.(if known)
4.  ONE quality picture showing as much as you can via that photo for each item. If you want to sell more than one item as a set, use one photo.
5.  Your PayPal email address.
When your item sells, I will paypal you $5.  If your item does not sell for at least $6, nothing will happen and you will keep your item.  It is expected that you mail your item to the winner of the auction within 3 business days of the auction close.
Please try to have your items to me by January 16th. Thank you so much again to everyone for your help with this project!  I am excited to be working hard on it again!
Sincerely,
Jamie Wilkinson
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

gDiapers & Other Natural Disposable Diapers that use SAP

A big part of my photo-journalism project is on toxic chemicals in disposable diapers -- which has brought forward a powerful and controvertial conversation about a chemical called super absorbent polymer (SAP).  SAP is commonly found in most all disposable diapers -- even in "natural" brands.  If you were to tear open a disposable diapers, you would find many gel-like beads inside, this is the SAP.  It's what makes disposable diapers so absorbant, and it's also what keeps the moisture off of baby's behind.  There are many tests out there that show this chemical to be non-toxic and safe.
So what's the controversy about?
SAP was introduced into diapers during the 1960s.  It started in Japan, and made it's way to the United States.  Typically then 5-6 grams of SAP were found in each diaper -- today's new thinner diapers use double that.  Although SAP is often called "harmless," "swallowable," and "non-toxic" -- the CHEMICAL also often causes severe skin infections or worse.  During the 1980s, SAP was removed from super-absorbant tampons because of the increased risk of toxic shock syndrome.  In 1999, Archives of Environmental Health published a study where mice were exposed to various brands of disposable diapers and suffered eye, nose, and throat irritations -- even asthma attacks.
In my personal opinion, I feel like these negative studies are often overlooked because disposable diapers make up such a major part of the US economy.  Those major diaper companies have a lot of money to do research and studies to create any statement or results they want.  It's not hard to take a bunch of statistics and make them say anything.  And yes, that goes for both sides of any debate.  However, when it comes to studies about chemicals on my babies' most sensitive parts I prefer to play it safe and NOT use disposable diapers of any kind.
I bring this topic up because many people questioned why I would put a gDiaper in with the cloth diaper photos on my slide show promoting "The Dirties on Diapering" during round 2 funding.  gDiapers use a disposable insert using the chemical SAP.  They promote on their package that they are plastic free, biodegradable, and natural... but they still use SAP, along with other popular companies such as Seventh Generation & Earth's Best.  Although I do not support gDiapers' disposable inserts, I have to support the company.  Like many "green" companies, they are by no means perfect... but they do help in the right direction.  gDiapers were the first cloth diaper I chose when starting cloth.  I used disposables on my daughter for the first year until I became pregnant with my son.  I originally chose cloth because I wanted to save money.  Like most moms, I didn't even really know all of the facts about chemicals inside disposables and the real impact on the environment.  I was just doing what everyone else did.  So, to save some money, I bough some cute little gPants and a few packs of gCloth inserts (with gDiapers you can choose to use cloth or disposable inserts -- I used Cloth).  Now I mostly always use the bumGenius Elemental (aka Organic) because I love how easy the AIOs are and my heavy wetters never leak!  But I have to give thanks to gDiapers for pushing me in the right direction.  I originally chose gDiapers because I could use either cloth or disposable inserts.  I rarely even bought the disposable inserts once I realized how easy cloth was now.  Eventually I did grow less fond of using the snap-in inserts because of the steps involved and also because they need to be replaced every few months so they don't leak.  But I don't know if I would have been ready at first to dive right into cloth without the hybrid option.  It was also easier to convince my husband and family to try it if they had a disposable option when they were with the children.  So for those reasons I DO like gDiapers, and if you love their gCloth system, I see nothing wrong with that!  No SAP in their hemp/cotton fleece inserts -- which are super nice and soft!
However, because of the controversy and my opinion against SAP, I will no longer include photos of gDiapers to promote my photo journalism project.   I hope you understand gMums and gDads!  For those of you that choose to use the adorable little gPants, I ask you to please choose gCloth inserts and not the disposable!  Thank you!!!
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Diaper Economics 101

Most moms I know in my day-to-day life use disposable diapers.  Moms that notice me changing my kiddo's cloth diapers eventually always ask, "what do you do with the poop?"... However, I've noticed that the most common response is, "I think they're great, but they're too expensive."
Okay moms!  When you go car shopping, do you buy the brand new $100,000 Lexus because you can make the payments or do you buy the $5,000 gently used Honda because you can pay for it all now and have no payments ever again?  Not that disposable diapers are ANYTHING like a Lexus.  Disposables are rough little peices of paper with toxic chemicals inside that we wrap around our baby's most gentle parts and call it good because we can afford the payments!  Okay... calming down now.
Let's get real.  You're concerned about the upfront cost.
There are some great low-cost options to start your stash out there!  If you could spare just $100, you could have enough cloth diapers to start today using Econobum (www.econobum.com) -- and this will get you all the way through Potty Training!  But... but... but... so you see all those moms out there using fancy AIOs and Pocket Diapers, and that's what you want too!  Start with Econobum, and spend $16/month on a cute or easier diaper rather than $40/month each kid on something you will throw away!  The other beauty of cloth is that you can use them again and again and again for every child!  If you were using disposables, Consumer Reports estimates that you will be spending $1,500-$2,000/year for EACH CHILD on disposables!  You can even find many great deals on gently used cloth diapers if it doesn't bother you to use another family's diaper.  They all get washed anyway!  Another great option for low income families is the Cloth Diaper Foundation (clothdiaperfoundation.org) where you can apply to get started for just shipping!  The Cloth Diaper Foundation will send you enough gently used cloth diapers to get started while you build your stash.  When you're done, you just mail them back! 
Alright, now let's pretend for a moment that you just found out you were pregnant -- let's even pretend it took 2 months to figure it out!  That leaves you 7 months to save for diapers.  I spent about $40/month each kiddo on my children for disposables back in the day (and I have 2 in diapers, so start multiplying).  If you put $40/month away for 7 months, you would have a really nice stash of cloth diapers!Okay, okay, so I've convinced you that you can afford the diapers!  But what about the extra water and detergent costs.  I'm going to have to wash these things!  I'm sorry, but having kids means you're going to have to wash a lot of extra cute little things anyway!  The moms at Cottonbabies.com say it costs them an extra $3/week to wash diapers once a week.  However, I'm going to guess most moms wash every 3 days, so we'll bump that to $6/week.  Not too bad.  I've actually never noticed the extra cost myself.  I buy laundry detergent anyway, and $6/week split between your water and heat bill, you'll never notice.And you have to admit, that warm fuzzy feeling you get when your kiddo's diaper matches his/her outfit AND is helping the planet AND you know it's chemical free AND your saving money!... now THAT is priceless! ... well, the price is at least LESS!

If you are new to cloth diapering, here are some great links:
Getting Started...The Cloth Diaper Foundation: clothdiaperfoundation.orgDiaper Companies...
Econobum: Econobum.com
BumGenius: BumGenius.com
Kissaluvs: Kissaluvs.com
Nifty Nappy: NiftyNappy.com
Apple Cheeks: AppleCheeks.com
Bum Essentials: bumessentials.com
EnviroBum: EnviroBum.com
GroVia: Gro-Via.com
Fuzzibunz: FuzziBunz.com

Cloth Diaper Stores...
Cotton Babies: cottonbabies.com
Diaper Junction: diaperjunction.com
Kelly's Closet: kellyscloset.com
Eco Baby Gear (Portland): ecobabygear.com

Laundry...
YoreGanics: yoreganics.com

Information...
Real Diaper Association: realdiaperassociation.org


(PS- Sorry for all the written out web addresses, the Link option on Blogger doesn't seem to be working this morning)
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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Content Planning

Here is a rough outline of my book content so far... imagine it via photography of course!

1. History of Diapering
.....a. Different Cultures
.....b. Invention of the Disposable
2. Health Concerns
.....a. Toxic Chemicals
.....b. Baby's Health (Rash, Athsma, etc.)
3. Environmental Concerns
.....a. Landfills
.....b. Water
4. Economical Impact
.....a. Cost Comparisons
.....b. Impact on the Business World
5. Cloth Diapering Today
.....a. Types
.....b. Washing
.....c. Hospitals & Daycares
.....d. Traveling Tips
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Portland Tribune Newspaper Article

A re-vamp of the Gresham Outlook's newspaper article has now been published in this month's Sustainable Life section of the Portland Tribune Newspaper!  Yay!  This newspaper will get an even larger market of people to learn more about cloth diapering!  Baby steps... baby steps... I love it!  Also, I'll be teaching another Cloth Diapering 101 class next month at Eco Baby Gear in SE Portland.  Just more wonderful ways to spread the word!  "Nobody likes change, except for babies in diapers!"

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

For The Love of Links!

Hey everyone! The compilation begins. I'm going to be collecting as much information via the web that I can over the next two weeks. So if you find any great links please post them in a comment in this blog! Things I'm especially looking for: information on any studies related to chemicals,health, and the environment and diapers of any type, hospitals that currently use cloth diapers, specific landfills dealing with diaper issues, history articles, groups or organizations for cloth, great stories about moms, etc. Thank you again for your help and support! I'm excited to start researching!
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Cloth Diapers in Hospitals Idea

Alright, so I've been brewing up some ideas about ways to both promote cloth diapering and help my "Dirties on Diapering" book project.  I've been especially excited about one idea that has been brewing in my brain lately.  I think it would be awesome to find some cloth diaper companies interested in donating some cloth diapers of any kind to a "Newborns in Cloth" project.  I go to the very well known Children's Hospital at Emanuel here in Portland, Oregon every week for my daughter's occupational and speech therapies.  I though it would be fun to make packages for nurses to give new moms as gifts that include one cloth diaper, a packet of informaiton about cloth diapering, and a free newborn photo shoot by me in the cloth diaper they receive!  I would of course get a model release for shared rights with the company that donated the diaper so that they get the photo in return for donating the diaper.  I wouldn't be making any money, but would at least be creating some awareness!  Also, I am adding a donation button to my webpage here to my paypal account for the project.  However, note that this is no longer through Kickstarter, so it is a donation only and nothing more.  The reward is simply helping more mamas choose cloth diapers, and in return helping our earth, baby's health, and even parents!  This way might be slower than having all of the funding up front, but I am excited to do this project no long how long it takes!  And I'll keep everyone up to date on any and all progress!  Thank you again for your support, and I'd love to get your feedback on my recent idea! Tweet This

Friday, October 29, 2010

Cloth Diaper Auction!

Get excited for some great deals on gently used cloth diapers!  All diapers being put up for auction are stain-free and in excellent condition.  You will find everything from Nifty Nappy (sponsor), BumGenius, Fuzzibunz, Thirsties, gCloth, and the list goes on!  You'll find covers, AIOs, wool, inserts, and more!  The auction price will also include shipping within the country the diaper belongs to.  Final purchase will go through PayPal and will be expected within 48 hours.
This event is being put on by SAPsMaMa: Natural Parenting in the Modern World.  You can find them on Facebook by clicking here.  There is a list of many items up for auction under their "Discussions" tab. The auction will take place on their Facebook page.  Also, be sure to check out the SAPsMaMa blog where you can find all of the latest reviews, giveaways, and information about natural parenting in the modern world!

THE DETAILS:
Gently Used Cloth Diaper Auction
Sunday, November 7, 2010 at 8:30pm CST

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

YoreGanics Review & Giveaway!


**UPDATE #2**
Yay!!!  So, I actually ended up doing an overnight soak in the Brightener & Whitener using that same diaper with the old stain.  And most of it really did come out!  Wow!  Amazing!  There is barely a spot in the middle where the stain was really thick, but I am very impressed with the results!  In fact, impressed enough I'm getting out some of my old clothes to do it with too!  Here's the pic ---------->>


UPDATE:  I have been informed that the old stain will come out if I do a 6-hour soak w/the Brightens & Whitens!  The test is on!!  Results published tomorrow!


**GiveAway Closed: Congrats to the winner, Melissa Phinney!**

While searching for green giveaways from various companies to help support my Dirties on Diapering photo journalism project, I was approached by a company called YoreGanics to do a Review & Giveaway on their laundry products!  It says right on their product that it is great for cloth diapering, so I gave it a shot!  I tried three of their products -- soap nuts, stain remover, and the brightens & whitens.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous about putting nuts straight from a tree in with my laundry!  Especially my cloth diapers, which cost more than most of my clothes!  I had never even heard of this!  But when I opened up the little cloth bag, I could see that you tie them up in a small pocket-size cloth pouch so nothing gets into your clothes!  These soap nuts come from trees in Northern India and Nepal and contain a natural soap when agitated in water.  There is nothing added to these nuts, they are 100% natural and free of chemicals and fragrances!
 
My current laundry soap is just the ALL Free & Clear from the Fred Meyer around the corner.  I've always noticed that my diapers are clean, but after a bit they start holding smells.  About once a month I run a little bleach through and it seems to help, but even with the double rinse it leaves a bit of bleach smell too!  My biggest compliment to using YoreGanics soap nuts is that not only is there no smell at all to the soap, but it leaves no smell at all!  I don't know how it does it, because even form experience with other brands of natural soap there is sooome sort of smell, be it from the soap or the laundry or the water.  With the soap nuts there was nothing!  It was like they were brand new!  The other great thing about the soap nuts is that you can re-use the same nuts for a few washes!  When they start getting thin, you just toss them and get a new set.  I think that you could get even more loads out of a bag than what it says!
 
I also tried the Brightens & Whitens pouch.  Also no smells!  You just soak your laundry in a bit, dissolved in water before washing.  I do feel like they brightned up a bit!  It wasn't significant, but I feel like if you used this over time that it would really help keep your clothes and diapers in shape!  There's no bleach, so you're not going to wear away at your fabric.  It was very gentle and I would definitely recommend trying this to those who don't like the harshness of bleach!
 
The last thing I tried was the stain remover!  There seems to be a slight but sweet scent, but nothing that stays through the wash.  It comes in a spray so it's easy to put on.  You just squirt a bit on the stain, let it sit a few minutes, scrub if needed, and throw it in the wash!  I tried it on two different diaper stains... one old, and one new.  The new one was after my girl at blue-berries, ew I know, but I had to try it!  Those are the ones that really stick around!  It got the new stain out no problem!  Yay!!!  However, the old stain stuck around.  I wish I would have had the stain remover 3 months ago and the old one would never have been there!  So, for the stain remover I would recommend as long as you spray it on right away!  You could even spray it on right before you threw it in the pail so that it would have already sat by the time you do laundry that night!

 
I'm so glad I gave YoreGanics laundry products a try!  I really do love them for my cloth diapers!  And you can too!!!  They are going to give one of my readers a trio to try also!  To enter the giveaway all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog saying why you are excited to try YoreGanics!  The winner will be chosen at random by Random.org Friday, 10/22/2010 at 4pm PST!  Thank you so much to YoreGanics and my readers for supporting The Dirties on Diapering!

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Old Stain AFTER

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Fresh Stain AFTER
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

3 Days Left!

Just 3 days left to fund "The Dirties on Diapering!" This morning the local newspaper printed an exciting article about the project! You can read it here: http://www.theoutlookonline.com/news/story.php?story_id=128754074637896700 Hopefully that will help spread the word, at least locally, and maybe help people elsewhere that may be skeptical see that I'm a real person doing a real project!
Also, I've had people questioning the financial breakdown of where the money will go, so here's a brief look:
Publishing Costs: $2,000
Backer Rewards, Books, & Cloth Diapers for backers: $3,000
Journalism costs (travel to landfills, hospitals, companies, science labs,etc. plus some needed equipment and legal): $3,000
Also, I'll be posting an update Friday with a list of everyone who has won something along the way so if you missed your name you don't miss out!
Be on the lookout for my review on YoreGanics this afternoon right here on my blog!  I will be having a giveaway too! And don't forget to follow me on Facebook for even more giveaways!
Thank you to everyone for all of your support! You rock!

Jamie Wilkinson @sugarsnapphoto
Sugar Snap Photography
SugarSnapPhoto.com
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

UPDATE -- 4 DAYS TO GO!

It's been a bit since I've been able to update everyone, but now it is time for a 4-day marathon!  The end of Round 2 funding is coming to an end this Saturday at 12pm/PST.
Today I am working on a winner's list so people have a place to go check if they have won!  We have been giving away lots of goodies, and there are more to come!  If you are a company with a giveaway, it's not too late!  Just let me know what you would love to give one of my backers and I will be sure to post it and get you the winner's information!
Also today, I am working on a general break-down of the project costs so that everyone knows where the money is going!  I've had a few questions about publishing and production costs.
If you live in the Portland, OR area be on the lookout for the Gresham Outlook tomorrow!  Wednesday's paper will have a story about this project!  I hope that will bring in the much needed last minute pledges!
I definitely need everyone's help spreading the word about this project!  I'm working hard to keep up with both the project deadline and my family.  I would really love to see us make it this time around!  I know we can do it!  Thank you again to everyone for your amazing support! Tweet This

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Cotton Babies Gift Certificate Giveaway!

We are sooo close to hitting $1,000!  Don't forget, I will be giving one lucky backer a $20 gift certificate to Cottonbabies.com when we reach $1,000!  You only need to pledge $1 to be entered to win!  Thank you again everyone for your support! Tweet This

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Updates, Giveaways, Blogs -- OH MY!

It's been an exciting Round 2 with lots of give aways and more to come! We are already down to 16 days left, and funding is starting to slowww again! Let's get out there and spread the word any way we can! Here's what I have going right now...
I'm still nudging last time's major sponsors -- they haven't responded yet, so I'm thinking they are just very busy (especially BG with their exciting new prints). So I could use all the help you can with nudging them! Major sponsors from Round 1 were: GroVia, BumGenius, & Diaper Junction. Don't forget to remind them that they have to RE-pledge because nobody was charged during the first try and all pledges were void. And of course keep nudging ALL of your favorite cloth diaper and green baby companies! Anyone is potential major sponsor!
I've been talking to a local newspaper about an article about it! That's exciting! The Gresham Outlook -- a Portland suburb newspaper is interested in the story, but it probably won't be published until toward the end since the reporter writing about it won't be back in town until the 18th.
And of course, keep tweeting and writing about it! We've made it to $800+ with just small pledges! That's impressive! Every little bit counts!! Here's some links to a few recent blogs:
Mirthful Motherhood:
http://mirthful-motherhood.blogspot.com/2010/09/dirties-on-diapering.html
http://mirthful-motherhood.blogspot.com/2010/09/bonus-entry-opportunity.html
SAPsMaMa:
http://sapsmama.blogspot.com/2010/10/dirties-on-diapering-tons-of-extra.html
Diaper Parties by Tanya:
http://diaperpartiesbytanya.blogspot.com/2010/09/dirties-on-diapering.html
Thank you so much for spreading the word!!!! You guys are amazing!
Also, if you are in the Portland area, don't forget this Saturday I am teaching a Cloth Diapering 101 Class at Eco Baby Gear on Division at 1pm. Give them a ring to reserve your spot!
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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Award of Inspiration

I am honored to have received an "Award of Inspirtation" from Healthy Child Healthy World!  Thank you everyone for your support, you all deserve this too! Tweet This

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Grab the Widget!

Keep everyone on your webpage updated on "The Dirties on Diapering" status with my Kickstarter widget!
Grab it from my Kickstarter page, or copy and paste this code:

<script src="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sugarsnapphoto/the-dirties-on-diapering-round-2/widget/card.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

This code will generate the widget I have on my page to the right ----------->>>>

This is a great & simple way to spread the word to everyone you know online!

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Saturday, October 2, 2010

One Person CAN Make a Difference!

Yeah!! We reached $800 today, and that's without the major sponsors adding their pledges back on yet! That means it's all been from the little guys -- which proves that every little bit adds up! Thank you guys for your support! I am so excited, that I am going to buy a random backer a $20 gift certificate to Cottonbabies.com when we reach $1,000! So go spread the word! Because every bit counts!  Thank you again!!!  You guys rock! Tweet This

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Giveaway #2!

I'm excited to do another giveaway tomorrow!!!  Details on what in the morning!  Get your pledge in of any amount (even just $1) to qualify!  Giveaways during funding will be to random backers, each backer gets one entry per giveaway.  So the sooner you pledge, the more giveaways you will qualify for!
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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

GIVEAWAYS!

I am excited about the giveaways during round two of The Dirties on Diapering!  We started the week yesterday with the first random backer giveaway!
The first two backers to win free loot were Heather McNamara and Kassey Whiteford!  Congrats to them!!  They both won a set of Recycled Wool Dryer Balls from Kat Pittman -- a green SAHM and owner of The Yarn Box on etsy.com!  You should check out all of the great items she makes!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/theyarnbox?ref=top_trail 
I will be giving away lots of different green products, including diapers, along the way!  So get your pledges in today to be eligible for drawings!  Every backer gets one entry every giveaway automatically!  Even just $1 will qualify you!  You can make your pledge here: http://kck.st/aHh49E

And if you are a green company interested in giving away your product, please email me SugarSnapPhoto@gmail.com
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Thursday, September 23, 2010

We Have Re-Launched!

videoI am excited to announce that "The Dirties on Diapering" Kickstarter project is re-launched!!!  Please note that the web address is different than the first time around.  You can find the new project here: http://kck.st/aHh49E.  If you pledged the first time around, you will need to re-pledge.  Because funding was not successful the first time around, all pledges were void and nobody was charged.  Also, the sooner you get your pledges in, the more chances you will have to win giveaways!  I will be doing giveaways throughout the funding process this time to backers!  Each giveaway backers will receive one entry no matter how big or small their pledge!  I will also write a bit about each product and giveaway here on my blog.  If you are a green company interested in giving away a product to promote your item and my project, I would love to hear from you!  Shoot me an email (Jamie) at SugarSnapPhoto@gmail.com.  Thank you everyone for your continued support!
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Friday, September 17, 2010

GREEN COMPANIES NEEDED!

I am seeking green companies interested in donating products to give away throught the funding process for "The Dirties on Diapering."  Anything cloth diaper related would be wonderful, even if it's something small.  Other types of green companies excited to help the cause are also welcome too!  I want to give away gifts to random pledgers throughout the pledge-raising process in order to motivate people to pledge sooner rather than later.  I had a huge following at the end of my time and feel this will help make my photo-journalism project more successful!
If interested, you can email me (Jamie Wilkinson) at SugarSnapPhoto@gmail.com
Or my mailing address is 2911 SE 147th Ave., Portland, OR 97236 if you want to send me any goodies.  I'll take pictures of anything I receive and post it to my blog!
Thank you again for everyone's support!
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Video

I started working on a slide-show video today between kids and household chores.  I'm just getting the basic facts that I want to put out there into text slides and then I'll try to add some photos in between once I have down what I'm saying.  I'm getting excited about launch number two!  I had so many supporters there at the end, so this time I will have more from the beginning!  Thank you again everyone! Tweet This

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Basic Concept

"The Dirties on Diapering" is a project I am trying to fund through Kickstarter.com, a web site devoted to funding artistic and creative projects. I want to create a photo-journalism style coffee table book using my photography skills to capture the realities behind diapering. I have also been a writer and producer for a couple of different news stations in the Portland and Eugene areas before I became "mom," so I feel my journalism skills are adequate to take on the task! I want to use the book to help more mothers choose cloth diapering for their babies. The majority of moms do use disposables and this has to change. I want to try to show visually the damages disposables are doing to the planet, the risks moms are taking with their baby's health, the money parents would save in the long run, some history behind the disposable diaper, and of course how easy and cute cloth diapering is today! Many moms still have visions of pre-folds and rubber pants when they think of cloth. We have come a long way! If anyone has any ideas to throw out there, please share. This project will be funded by all of you and I would love your input! Thank you! Tweet This

The Dirties on Diapering -- Round 2!

I am creating this blog to help me during the Round 2 launch of "The Dirties on Diapering" Kickstarter project! I had a lot of people and businesses grasp at the excitement of the idea during Round 1, but I think my lack of detail and lack of helping people be part of the planning is what maybe deterred some people from pledging before. I want to use this blog as a way to connect with people, let them know what I'm working on, and let people have input into the project... since they're the ones funding it! So... here we go! Let's begin planning for the launch of Round 2! Tweet This