Once upon a time there was a mom of 3 that loved cloth diapers…maybe even loved them a little more than the average cloth diaper parent. This mom had a husband with the uncanny ability to turn any passion into a business so he encouraged his wife to write a cloth diaper ebook and blog about her trial and error mishaps and excessive buying habits. At the very least someone could learn from her mistakes and successes and maybe this husband would feel a little better about all the money being spent.
That mom was me, Autumn Beck, in December 2007.
Here I sit in late 2014, 3 children later, reflecting back on the amazing blessing the Lord gave me over the last 6 ½ years.
When I launched All About Cloth Diapers in March 2008, my goal was to teach parents how to use cloth diapers and help them determine what diapers would work best for their baby. Week in and week out I stuck firmly to that goal. The result is a blog with thousands of followers, dozens of sponsors and a wealth of information on the hows, whys and whats about cloth diapers.
Over the years, as our family grew, priorities began to change. No longer was I that young mom with 3 toddlers and weekly playdates. Suddenly my life was filled with homeschooling, puberty, cross country moves, seminary and church plant planning. My passion for cloth diapers waned as I struggled each day to effectively parent my 6 children while praying I wouldn’t lose my mind as I cleaned up poop off the floor in the middle of a homeschool lesson on the sovereignty of God! As I said, priorities changed and it seemed to happen overnight.
In January 2014, I was tremendously blessed to bring on Jennifer Reinhardt as a writer. She knew close to nothing about writing or photo editing but wow did she ever learn fast. It wasn’t long before Jenn was running All About Cloth Diapers without even realizing it.
It was my prayer that I would one day be able to sell All About Cloth Diapers to a mom that had the passion I once had, the passion that cloth diaper parents NEED to feel from a blog writer, the passion for teaching others how to navigate this vast overwhelming world of cloth diapers.
On October 1st the Lord answered my prayers. That was the day that All About Cloth Diapers was no longer Autumn Beck’s blog. It is now Jennifer Reinhardt’s. Jenn has grown All About Cloth Diapers to an amazing reach. This makes me so very happy.
Now that I am not running All About Cloth Diapers I am able to focus on my children more, dedicate more time to the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors training I working on, support my husband as he completes his final year of seminary here at The Master’s Seminary, build my new business Beautifully Blessed Lashes and grow in my walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. Life is still busy but it’s oh so sweet.
I’m not that active in cloth diaper groups but I’m frequently on Instagram (autumnmichael) and Facebook (beautifullyblessedlashes) sharing fun pictures of my kids and new business. I’d love to hear from you but if our paths don’t cross please know that every time you read a blog post, commented on a post or interacted on Facebook my heart filled with joy. Thank you! I pray that I gave you more than what you expected from a cloth diaper blog <3
Autumn Beck / Beautifully Blessed Lashes
P.S. Thank you for sharing in my family milestones over the years. You were the first to meet Sterling, Camden and Finley!
**Jenn here** What a blessing it was when this all started for me that day last December. I had made a comment in a cloth diaper group about how I was ‘that’ crazy cloth diapering momma! I was excited because I had met someone local to me that also used cloth diapers. Autumn made an off handed comment…”Write for me!” Those words stuck in my mind. And I thought…why not?! I wrote my first post for All About Cloth Diapers at the very end of December 2013 and here we are today. I thank Autumn so much for what she began 6.5 years ago. I wish Autumn and her family joy, happiness and many blessings as they walk those new paths in their lives.
While Autumn is no longer the owner, she is still a very large part of what All About Cloth Diapers is. All of her posts will remain here for you to learn from. This is a huge change for both Autumn and I, but not for you. Things will stay pretty much as they have been since I started back in January. I do welcome your thoughts and ideas though. Please let me know what you think of AACD, what you would like to see more of or even what you wouldn’t mind not seeing. I’d love it if you’d join us in the All About Cloth Diapers Facebook private chat as well. Click here if you’d like to join.
Thank you for being a faithful follower of All About Cloth Diapers!