The Best Fabric for Babies

Finding your baby covered in a rash can be a very scary experience for moms, especially when you’re new to parenting. The first time I dealt with it, we rushed off to the Pediatrician, fearing it was something terrible, as little one wailed uncontrollably.

Initially, I suspected diet or cosmetics, but the answer was much more surprising: contact dermatitis caused by the wrong fabric. According to the doctor, this is much more common than people think. Many babies—and toddlers, too—can be aggravated by rough and/or synthetic fabrics.

I never would’ve dreamed that a rash could be caused by using the wrong bedding! We were advised to use only 100% cotton from then on as prevention. Cotton fabric is the most popular choice for babies because it’s soft, highly absorbent, and extremely gentle. 

While that situation was unpleasant, the solution was so simple. I started researching fabrics and fabric companies, to find the best options for our family. I wanted something that was durable, cute, and safe.

My fabric source for high quality, affordable material is Gehman’s Country Fabrics. They offer so many options that I love. For girls, Rose & Lavender Butterflies is beautiful and boys will enjoy the Toy print.

You don’t have to be an expert seamstress to use their products. My own sewing skills are modest and I can accomplish simple things like a flat sheet, blanket, etc. Another easy option is curtains for the nursery. 

Gehman’s Country Fabrics is family owned and operated, with the best customer service of any company I have ever dealt with. They have frequent sales and also offer ready-made clothing for those who prefer to buy, rather than make. 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: Unfit, Uninformed, and Wickedly Anti-Semitic

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the candidate for New York’s 14th Congressional District, was featured in a disastrous PBS interview that shows how truly out of touch she is, with one lame-brained comment made after another. 

Ocasio-Cortez, who is a self-identified Democratic Socialist, has expressed a bizarre hodge-podge of beliefs that includes abolishing ICE, abolishing prisons, abolishing bail, abolishing the 2nd Amendment, abolishing capitalism, free college and 100% forgiveness for student loans, free healthcare for all, government-provided housing for all, and government-provided public jobs for all.

Putting her support behind scary fringe positions that are not only impossible to pay for and illogical, but also completely at odds with the Constitution, is extremely troubling and demonstrates that she’s uninformed to say the least.

Couple that with her young age (28-years-old) and the fact that she has no previous experience, adds yet another dimension of insanity to her candidacy.

If that’s not enough to frighten the average voter, she is also a vicious anti-Semite, who has been endorsed by Jihad-promoting Linda Sarsour, applauds BDS efforts to bankrupt Israel, and, during the PBS interview referred to the “Occupation of Palestine.”

The only people who use the word “Palestine” to describe Israel are anti-Semites who want to see Israel destroyed and replaced by Arabs. There is no such country as Palestine. There is only Israel.

When pressed about her occupation comment and some unbelievable tweets that falsely claimed Israel massacres innocent civilians, Ocasio-Cortez had to admit she is no expert on the Mid-East. 

It is truly frightening to imagine such an unfit, uniformed Anti-Semite representing the State of New York which has the largest Jewish population in America. 

This woman shouldn’t be elected to a local school board, let alone the Congress. She is not only ignorant, but also dangerous and doesn’t reflect the good people of America and what our Representatives should believe. 

If you know anyone in her district, please inform them before tragedy occurs. If she is elected, it will be a nightmare for democracy.

Super Savings Saturday – 7/14/18

Welcome to another edition of Super Savings Saturday.

Can you believe it’s already time for Back to School sales? It seems incredibly silly to roll them out in mid-July, but that’s retail. I’m finding lots of supplies available, along with cleaning items like paper towels and tissues.


There was a Cartwheel offer, good for 15% off, with a limit of 4. 

2 Up & Up Crayons 24-pack, sale price $0.21 each. Total: $0.42.

2 Up & Up Rulers, sale price $0.21 each. Total: $0.42.


6 Wexford Highlighters, sale price $0.16 each. Total: $1.00.

6 Wexford 2-Pocket Folder, sale price $0.16 each. Total: $1.00.

Viva paper towels, 6-pack, sale price $5.00. I stacked a $0.50 manufacturer’s coupon with a $1.00 store coupon. Total: $3.50.

3 Kleenex tissues, clearance price $0.39 each. Total: $1.17. (These were an unexpected find from the clearance rack. The boxes were crushed, but still usable and cost less than 1 box regularly does. Always worth checking your local store for stuff like this.)

I’m a little embarrassed to admit that we got swept up into the Build-A-Bear hysteria on Thursday. “Pay Your Age” was a total disaster, with long lines, and many stores shutting down completely from the chaos. We were parking right as the store closed, so there was no waiting, but the kids were crushed. I saw multiple little ones sob and multiple adults scream and curse. (Nice, huh?) Definitely was poor planning on the store’s part because they underestimated how popular it would be. A $15.00 voucher was issued for everyone’s trouble. 


4 Strawberries, sale price $1.50. Total: $6.00. 

2 Romaine lettuce, 3-ct bag, sale price $1.99. Total: $3.98.

Boneless chicken breasts, sale price $1.69. Total: $6.82.


Have you found any deals lately? Feel free to link or share in the comments.

Hosts Wanted for Seventh Generation Products Party

Do you love Seventh Generation products as much as I do? Apply to host a party and you could receive a huge pack filled with goodies. There are 2,500 spots available, so the odds aren’t too bad. 

I’ve never hosted before, but I did attend a friend’s party back in 2015. It was awesome! There were diapers, baby wipes, laundry detergent, cleaners, etc.

You have to set up a Generation Good account—or be a member already—and it will appear in your dashboard.

Because I am sensitive to perfumes, I really like using their Free & Clear liquid dish soap. It’s the only thing I’ve tried that doesn’t cause a red rash or itchiness on my hands. 


Which Seventh Generation products do you like?