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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.

Where can you find Salina online?
Keep up to date with the latest happenings at Diaper Lab by fanning them on Facebook and following along on Twitter!

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We’re excited to introduce you to some of our wonderful retailers, the amazing women who are helping us to make the Spread the Love benefit a reality.  Please welcome Louisa from The Stork Wearhouse!

Tell us about a typical day in the life of Louisa.
Typical day?  I guess now that my kids are getting a little older our days do tend to be somewhat more typical.  My kindergarten son is dual enrolled in home school and our local Montessori school, so he goes to school 4 days a week.  My 3-year-old daughter goes to preschool two mornings a week.  One of those mornings I reserve for work, and the other morning I reserve to have 2 hours to myself per week.  Wow, that’s a change after 5+ years of being full time mom plus full time store owner!  Other than school, and trips to gymnastics and Tae Kwon Do, we don’t have much of a schedule.  I go with the rhythm of each day to decide when to fit in work and when to give the kids my full attention.  My husband does 98% of the cooking in our house.

If you could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Vacation right now would be anywhere with sunshine!  I’ve become more of a homebody since my kids were born, so I don’t have much desire to travel internationally right now, but a week in Florida sounds pretty wonderful!  (Especially since we’ve received way more than our average annual snowfall this winter already in Iowa!)   Our oldest son is currently deployed to Afghanistan, but unfortunately that’s not a friendly place to visit!

If you won the $100 giftcard to your own store, The Stork Wearhouse, what would you get and why?
If I won the gift card to my own store, I would go straight to our Big Kid Toys page.  My daughter has been drooling over the Welcome Home Balcony Dollhouse and my son would love the Royal Castle.  Wouldn’t take me long at all to spend that gift card!  🙂

Where can you find Louisa online?
Blogging about raising kids naturally at her Natural Kids Blog.  You can also keep up to date with the latest happenings at The Stork Wearhouse by fanning them on Facebook and follow along on Twitter!