Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Providing background, admitting a problem, and analyzing next steps as we prepare for action  Once we have a communicable plan in place it is time to take action.  That is the focus of the background and problem sections of the A3 that live on the left side of the document.  I find a huge relation … Continue reading Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5

In LEAN thinking there are often rapid cycles of change that allow teams to quickly determine if a change is productive and capable of relieving a bottleneck in productivity.  It opens up the concept that failure is not a bad thing, but a tool in which we leverage to achieve success.  Let that one sink … Continue reading Failure is not inherently a bad thing – Problem Solving Series – Session 5

Data and Facts – Problem Solving Series – Session 3

Data and Facts can be confused or mixed in the wrong way when we are trying to solve a problem.  Put simply, data is about counting and reporting.  This can be how often something does or does not happen and can often be categorized and put into groupings.  Facts are reports and descriptions of things … Continue reading Data and Facts – Problem Solving Series – Session 3

The strength of a spouse

“This isn’t going away, is it?”  What a powerful question, and a bit of insight into the mind of my wife.  I’m sure the last year hasn’t been easy.  My wife and I picked up a conversation about diapers that wasn’t planned, and we covered a lot of topics and emotions.  It was the best … Continue reading The strength of a spouse

She was way too good at that!

I had another “little step” or small progression that deepened my love for my spouse.  While gearing up for a day working in my home office I decided that I would pad up with a cloth-backed diaper.  While they have trade offs in the use, absorbency, and smell department I can wear one more easily … Continue reading She was way too good at that!

An unintentional step back

I recently shared in an earlier post about how important timing is. Most of us spend years worrying about this conversation, and others like it.  I honestly felt that when I got married that new part of my life with my wife, and eventually children, would fill whatever part of my life needed diapers.  Eventually … Continue reading An unintentional step back

Sometimes It’s not okay, and that’s okay

Life in diapers, especially since sharing all of myself to my wife, has felt a lot like a country two-step.  Two steps forward, and one step back. The last few months have come in a roller coaster of emotions where consistency wasn’t a luxury.  The silver lining is that I still feel like we are … Continue reading Sometimes It’s not okay, and that’s okay

Cookie-cutter solutions, and our unique circumstances

While talking with a Diaper Lover we discussed his boundaries he has set for himself.  I have found it interesting that we all do that in some form or fashion. We set our own soft and hard limits on what we are comfortable with regarding diapers and that lifestyle.  Sometimes these limits are placed on … Continue reading Cookie-cutter solutions, and our unique circumstances

Being willing to forgive our best friends – Heart to Heart, Principle 5

Adult Babies, Diaper Lovers, Littles, or whatever we call ourselves often are very vulnerable to comments and criticisms.  We are all too hard on ourselves for a large part of our lives that when it comes from external sources we can struggle. Building up the courage to share who we are with someone else is … Continue reading Being willing to forgive our best friends – Heart to Heart, Principle 5