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In this series we are introducing you to our wonderful retailers, the amazing women who are helping us to make the Spread the Love benefit a reality. Please welcome Salina from Dipaer Lab in Cambridge, MA (Boston)!
Tell us about a typical day in the life of Salina.
Depends on the day …. but it’s almost always chaotic! At first it was life with 2 under 2 years old, now it’s life with 1 preschooler and 1 toddler. 3 weeks out of the month I work from home trying to answer emails, phone calls, reports and ordering while balancing the needs of my toddlers! Luckily my husband is also working from home, but there are some days when it feels like neither of us gets very much done! But WE LOVE being home with our two kiddos and know that we’ll be sad when this stage of our life passes! 5 days a month I am away from my family in Boston working at our retail store, Diaper Lab. I miss my family, but I also LOVE being in the store meeting customers and educating families about cloth diapering and babywearing! I also have to say that we have a WONDERFUL staff at our store and I love the camraderie and mom talk that goes on when I visit!
If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Hmmm….it’s hard to narrow it down, but there are a few places I would love to see…Hawaii. It sounds trite, but everyone says it’s beautiful. I would love to revisit London. I have a thing for urban centers…I just love the energy! That’s part of the reason I miss Boston and Harvard Square so much! And, I would love to take a Norweigian Cruise! There is one that goes through London-Iceland-Ireland-Shetland Isles-Norway that sounds amazing! Though I have to admit this is a compromise between my husband and I since he loves the cold weather!
If you won the $100 giftcard to your own store, Diaper Lab, what would you get and why?
This is a hard question, mostly because I have tried or own all of the things I love in our store! But, if I had $100 to spend in my own store to purchase gifts for friends, this is what I would gift: Monkey Foot Designs Wet Bags! They are awesomely cute in so many hip, chic, fun fabric patterns and work and hold up incredibly well! Even if you do not use them for cloth diapering, they work well as cosmetics/travel bags, swimsuit bags and as a bag for wet clothes in the diaper bag.