Around this time of year, you often hear people share what they're thankful for. I'm thankful for so many things in my life... my husband, our four great kids, my family, our health, having a roof over our heads and food on the table... and, as weird as it may sound, I'm thankful for cloth diapers.

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There are many reasons why I'm thankful that I decided to cloth diaper our youngest. They're better for the environment, more comfortable for my child, and I find it much more convenient to have everything I need to diaper my baby at home- no trips to the store where I run out of diapers. But, what I'm most thankful for is how they've helped us financially.

Cloth diapering has helped me SAVE money.

It’s a long story, so I’ll try to make it short and spare you all the details... After the birth of our youngest child, we unexpectedly came upon some really hard times financially. I remember at our lowest point, standing in the diaper aisle at the grocery store in tears. I found myself looking at my shopping cart, trying to decide what to put back so that we could afford yet another box of disposables.

Luckily, I had a small stash of cloth diapers of 12 cloth diapers at home, so at that moment I decided I was going to make cloth work for us. I put down the box of disposables and never looked back. I washed diapers every evening, and slowly added more diapers over the next couple of months until we had a full-stash of 24. Freeing up those extra funds really helped us when we were struggling to make ends meet. 

Cloth diapering has helped me EARN money.

Not only has cloth diapering freed up money for us, it has also helped me make money. When I first started a blog, I had no idea I could monetize it, I just blogged for the fun of it. What I didn't know is that you can earn money by becoming an affiliate. When I joined TGN's affiliate program I was given a unique affiliate id, and by linking products I wrote about in my personal blog to their website, I earned a small portion of each sale made through my links.

Since I blogged for TGN as well, and running two blogs isn't exactly easy, I put more of my focus on the TGN Blog and spent less time on my personal blog. Although I really wasn’t putting a lot effort into my blog, over just a few months being apart of the TGN Affiliate program, I still earned enough to buy my son a balance bike for his birthday! It was definitely a nice way to earn a little cash on the side. 

Blogging for TGN has led to more opportunities for me. I officially became a part of the TGN staff this summer as their Social Media Coordinator. I'm so grateful for the doors blogging about cloth diapers has opened for me! 

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