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Lotus Bumz featured on Good Day Sacramento!

How exciting! The Lotus Bumz Collection cloth diapers were featured on Good Day Sacramento this morning! check out what they had to say!

http://gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com/video/7909670-check-this-out/

 

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Pin it To Win It Contest!

 

Have you had your eye on one, or maybe two of our new Lotus Bumz collection? Want to win your own? Join us in the Pin it to Win it contest!

Browse our site and pin any of our products that you like, on November 1st we will pick a random winner and they will get a 3 pack of there own Lotus Bumz collection cloth diapers!

Remember the more you pin the more chances you get to win, and dont forget to follow us!

http://pinterest.com/lotusbumz/

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New Lotus Bumz Giveaway!

Its giveaway time! One Lucky winner will get to choose one of our new Lotus Bumz pocket cloth diapers!  All you have to do is fill out the raffelcopter form below.

 

 

You can get yours today by going to this link CLICK HERE – get 15% off your order when using coupon code THANKYOU at checkout!

 

GOOD LUCK!

 

 

 

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Rewarding our Troops! Military Discount

 To all of our Military family out there serving our country as well as Any Active Duty, National Guard, Reservist or Veteran, or their spouse is eligible to for our MILITARY discount!! For now on you will get 25% off any order. In order to qualify, email us at info @ lotusbumz.com and let us know about your status. If you're not sure whether or not you qualify, or if you have any questions email us as well.

 

Pass this on so all of our Military family can join in the saving!

 

From our family to yours,

 

Lotus Bumz

 

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Flash Giveaway!

We got to 4500 on our facebook page lets see where we can get till the end of the weekend 

Winner will be chosen via random.org and will receive one of our best sellers – ZooButts!!

 

 

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SuperBowl Flash Giveaway!

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

We will be giving away a FREE Lotus Bumz One Size Pocket diaper to one lucky winner!

fill out the easy rafflecopter form below and you are entered to win. Dont forget to share :)

 

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5 Top Cloth Diapering Myths Busted!

Here are some well-known myths about using "real diapers:"

1)  They leak! Any diaper that is not changed frequently enough will leak. However, advanced PUL pocket diapers (a diaper that holds an absorbent insert in a special PUL pocket opening) make leaks a rare happening. In fact, most moms say that after switching to cloth they see far fewer leaks and "blowouts" than with disposables. Elastic is a great invention!

2)  They are difficult to clean! Well, we spend about 30 seconds cleaning a dirty cloth diaper since we use  PUL fabric cloth diaper sprayer attached to the toilet to rinse off any mess. Your hands don't get dirty and wet PUL diapers go straight in the diaper pail until wash day. Modern fabrics such as PUL are much easier to clean than the rubber diaper covers of old!

3)  They are disgusting to wash! It takes about 6 minutes, three times a week, to dump a load of cloth diapers into the wash and run a cold rinse. I then run a hot wash and a cold rinse again. Ta da! Clean diapers. I don't have to touch them between the diaper pail and time to put them in the dryer. Thanks to the cool, new-fangled innovation of the washing machine, washing reusable diapers is a snap!

4)  All that water, electricity and detergent will cost as much as throwaway diapers! Seriously, this argument is flimsy at best. I use a special biodegradable, additive free detergent and it STILL only costs me 10 cents per load. Running three wash and dry cycles a week just does not make a noticable dent in our utility bills. If you are really worried about it, try using a high efficiency machine and line drying your diapers.

5)  You can't use PUL cloth diapers away from home. I use a uncomplicated zippered wet bag made with PUL, the same material that protects against leaks on the diaper to keep used cloth diapers in our diaper bag until we get home. It's like camping, you simply pack out what you pack in. Now that my baby is on solids most of the time, I use a flushable liner when we go out. With a biodegradable diaper liner, I can dump any mess in the toilet and I only have to deal with wet dipes later.

PUL Fabric Washable Cloth Diapers are a No Brainer for Modern Parenting
Cloth diapers are so much easier than you have probably heard! You can get started with cloth for a small investment to see if you like them and start saving your family money with every diaper change. I'll warn you though, a lot of parents are soon addicted to finding the cutest diapers for their babies!

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Daily Mothering Spotlight – Lotus Bumz

What an honor! Lotus Bumz and Lorain Herder was interviewed about being a WAHM (work at home mom) I thought everyone would like to find out more about us and our mission.

Here is a little excerpt from the DailyMothering site to read more CLICK HERE

 

Hi! My name is Lorain Danus-Herder. This year has brought many firsts for me. I turned 30, got married, had a baby and started a company! My husband is in the coast guard and last year we were blessed to move to Maui, HI. I had my baby boy this past March and he just turned 7 months. Wow is he a handful! He keeps me on my toes and makes everyday a new adventure.

Lorain, how long have you been a work-at-home mom (WAHM)?

I started working from home since I moved to HI and became a WAHM the day after I had my baby. Would you believe me if I told you I was answering emails during my contractions? Yep, I was.

What kind of work do you do?

I do a couple of things. I am a partner at a wellness center called Energetic Solutions. It’s rewarding to me because I enjoy helping people find there inner zen/happiness. I get to run everything that goes on behind the scenes. I love the fact that I get to help people find an easy way to find peace and get rid of stress. You would be amazed how quickly your body can heal when you give it a little bit of TLC.

I recently also started my own company called Lotus Bumz Cloth Diapers. When I was pregnant I was faced with a lot of different questions as to how I would like to raise my child. One of the things that came up was the fact that I didn’t want to use regular disposable diapers because of their impact on the environment. So, while I was pregnant I researched cloth diapers and waited patiently to find good deals on them since they were all so darn expensive! I knew that even if I paid full price I would still save money by using cloth in the long run, but I still didn’t feel comfortable spending $20 per diaper for a product I didn’t even know if I would use when the time came. So, I only bought a few and by the time the baby came I had about 15 cloth diapers, thinking that that’s all I really needed. HA! Not so much! Long story short, I realized that there are many moms out there that want to help the environment and save money (not to mention use the best product on their child) but don’t want to spend that much money on one single diaper. I decided to take it upon myself to bring an affordable diaper to all moms out there. And that’s how Lotus Bumz Cloth Diapers was created.

Are you the sole provider, equal provider, or supplementing your family’s income?

I would say that I am an equal provider in our family. Both my husband and I work full time and I get to stay home with the baby while working. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I love working from home!

What did you do before working at home?

Before I worked from home I used to work at the Wellness Center’s physical location in Huntington Beach, CA. I worked there for about 9 years. When we moved to HI, I was blessed to have found a way to stay with the same company but virtually.

What made you want to start working from home?

I started working from home a few months before getting pregnant because of the move from California to Hawaii. I gotta hand it to moms who go through their first trimester at work, you guys are amazing! I was on my couch every day for 3 months feeling nauseated and not getting much done. Just trying to get through the day and praying for it to stop. I couldn’t even imagine going through that and having to be around people everyday.

Was the transition to being a WAHM difficult?

The transition was not difficult at all, since the work that I did previously at the Wellness Center was mainly online and via phone anyway. When I moved and started working from home I just forwarded all of the phone calls to my cell phone. Most of our clients didn’t even know I moved until 6 or 7 months after I left!

What is the most challenging part of working at home?

The most challenging part of being a work-at-home mom I feel is boundary setting. I think when you work at an office and you have to show up at a certain time and leave at a certain time its much easier to have clear boundaries of when it’s work time and when it’s family time. When working from home I personally have to be very clear within myself to know when it’s time to put work aside and just be with my family. I love what I do and sometimes I find it challenging to leave my home office.

What do you like most about working from home?

 

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fact that I get to be the one raising my baby the way I want him to be raised, and that I get to spend as much time with him as I do. I like the fact that I can work in my PJ’s and not have to put make-up on and do my hair. The freedom of being at home and doing what I love to do is very liberating.

How do you balance work and family?

My husband and I created a schedule of when I’m allowed to be on the computer/work and when I need to shut it off. Our schedules are so different, he goes to work early in the morning and I stay up late at night and get my work done.

I do better with schedules, and as other WAHM’s out there know, if you don’t have a schedule the day goes by really fast without you noticing it! You have to be disciplined in what you do and when you do it, in order to get anything done, as well as have enough time for your family and not to mention time for yourself!

What does a typical work day look like for you? 

I usually wake up whenever the baby wakes up since he sleeps with us–which is around 7am. I make breakfast and start reading emails. I take many breaks to hang out with my son but he likes to be by himself a lot so I give him the space (in my office) to just be. My husband comes home around 4pm, and when he does he takes care of the baby and I make dinner. We all spend time together until about 7pm when it’s bedtime. I put the baby to sleep and then my husband and I hang out for a couple more hours enjoying each others company. Since he has to wake up early to be at work he also goes to sleep early. When he does, I go back to my office and work for another 2-4 hours before going to bed myself.

How many hours a week do you work?

I would say total I work about 40-45 hours a week, but it fluctuates.

Do you plan to continue working at home once your children are in school?

Our plans as of right now (we are going with the flow though) is to have our children homeschooled. I have no idea how that’s going to work with being a WAHM but I know other women have done it and that motivates me. If they can do it so can I! So yes I do plan on still working from home once my baby (and future babies) are of school age.

What have you found to be the most effective way to advertise your business?

I think word of mouth is a great way to advertise for Lotus Bumz. I think once a mom likes our products she lets all of her other mommy friends know about it. We have had some great feedback from a few mom bloggers out there. Also social media has been great! Facebook in particular. It’s an amazing way to connect with moms all over the world that are interested in the same things you are.

Do you have any tips to share about how to become a successful WAHM?

TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF! Once a week I leave my son with my husband and go outrigger canoeing. It’s a great way to let go of stress and have some productive me time. Also, I find that meditating regularly keeps me sane, calm and happy, and with my little boy I sure need it! I think we as moms are all about our children, and our families, and if you work then your job too. We tend to forget about us and what we need and want. I find when I take time to myself I get centered and am able to be more present as well as more clear and on my game with my other duties as a wife, a mom, and a business owner. Find 15 minutes a day or an hour if you can and go do something you love! Go outside and walk in nature, go to the beach or the mountains, go watch a movie by yourself, meditate, go hang out with your girlfriends without anybody else! You will be amazed as to how rejuvenated and energized you might feel when you take some time for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAY!

 

WOW!! We are so excited to introduce to you the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

We have over 2 dozen sponsors that have have given amazing prizes for this giveaway! It almost feels like Christmas morning here!!

We have everything from Cloth Diapers to Wetbags,to Pampered Chef Product, to Bows and Bow Holders, to Handmade Blankets, Gift Certificates, Teething Necklace, Headbands, Leggings, Jewelry GC, Makeup, AND a GOOGLE TABLET!!


Make sure to give some love to these sponsors by Liking There Facebook page and letting them know that Lotus Bumz 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway has sent you.

Its pretty easy to enter just follow the instructions on each rafflecoptor form and come back every day to enter the daily entries. If you have any questions post it below. You might need to login in order to leave a message on our blog posts.

Here is a list of the giveaways/prizes we have.
Enter as many as you would like and please share this with friends and family so we can all share in the awesome gifts this giveaway has to offer!

This giveaway end on 12/22

 

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Google Android Tablet Giveaway From Bens Outlet – 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

 

We are happy to bring this item from BensOutlet! Where you will find unbeatable deals everyday. And guess what! They have what we all love, FREE SHIPPING!! How can you beat that? If you would like to enter and win this Google Android Tablet complete the different entries below in the Rafflecoptor.

 

Here is some more information about this Tablet…

Powered by an Android OS, the Pandigital Touchscreen Tablet can surf the web, play videos and more. Access e-books using the Kindle for Android e-reader app with access to thousands of books and a built-in dictionary. A 7-inch color touchscreen with a virtual keyboard helps you navigate between programs and menus.

Store all your apps and e-books on the 1GB internal memory and use the SD/SDHC card reader for expandable memory. Hold the Pandigital Tablet in landscape or portrait position with an accelerometer that automatically reorients the screen. Built-in stereo speakers let you listen to music and audio tracks with a mini-headphone jack if you want to plug in your earphones. A handy cradle/stand is included that can hold your Pandigital Tablet while charging or viewing video.

Features Include

  • 7" color LCD touchscreen (600×800 pixel resolution), 220 nits brightness
  • 1GB internal memory
  • Android OS
  • Samsung ARM 11 mobile processor
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Mini-USB 2.0 port
  • 2-in-1 card reader: SD/SDHC and MMC/MMC+
  • Mini-headphone jack
  • Stereo speakers built-in
  • Kindle for Android e-reader app: over 850,000 e-books, built-in dictionary and more
  • Android App Market access with games, productivity apps and more
  • Touchscreen control for easy user interface
  • Virtual keyboard
  • Web-browser, video and photo viewer, music player
  • Alarm clock and calendar programs pre-installed
  • Accelerometer for automatic screen orientation
  • Volume control and power buttons
  • Kindle AZW, non DRM Mobi supported e-book formats
  • Supported Formats: MP3, WAV, AAC audio; MPEG4 video; JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF photos
  • 1600mAh Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery
  • Windows 2000 & Up and Mac OS X compatible
  • Dimensions: 5.5" x 7.5" x 0.5"

Package Includes

  • Pandigital 7" Tablet
  • USB Cable
  • Cradle/Stand
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick-Start Guide
  • User Guide (electronic)

 

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Pampered Chef Round Stone

Bake large frozen pizzas, appetizers for a get-together, and gooey chocolate chip cookies. Contoured handles are molded directly onto the baking stone, making it easy to move recipes into and out of the oven and carry them to the table. 15".

About Stoneware:
Evenly distributes heat and draws moisture away from the surface
Retains heat, so your just-out-of-the-oven foods stay hot longer
Virtually nonporous, so it doesn't retain oils, odors or flavors
Microwave-, freezer-, and conventional and convection oven-safe

SHIPPING: FREE to U.S.

This giveaway is brought to us by Cooking with Dawn


Dawn has been a pampered Chef consultant for over 12 years! Join her facebook page to specials, discounts and free gifts!

To enter to win follow the instructions in the rafflecoptor form below.

GOOD LUCK!!

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