The Dilute Calico

Allow Me to Introduce Myself!

My name is Kathryn and I am a cloth diapering and DIY- loving mommy of one with widespread passions! I created The Dilute Calico to offer insight and inspiration to mamma-cats everywhere. Here, you can always find unique ideas to make your everyday life tastier, easier, and brighter. Join me as I learn and grow throughout my journey as a new mother!

What’s in a Name?

I love to write and have always had a desire to make it a bigger part of my life. When my husband and I decided to start a family, it was very important to find a career that I loved and that allowed me to be at home. It seemed like the perfect time to follow my heart. My ultimate goal is to share my passions and thoughts with other mamma-cats in all phases of their journey.

I pondered on a site name for quite some time, but nothing seemed to encompass all of my ideas. One night, I was sitting on the couch with our two calico cats, Bella and Rose. Suddenly, I was inspired by the unique multi-colored markings in their fur. Bella has dark patches of black and orange, while Rose is a dilute calico with a mix of gray and peach. I knew then that my blog was going to be much like a calico, with a mixture of posts from all aspects of my new journey as a mamma-cat! Gazing at our older cat Rose, I also knew that in some ways I wanted my blog to reflect her personality. I admire her individuality, loving nature, motherly affection, and interest in the world. From that thought, The Dilute Calico was born for mamma-cats everywhere!

Click Around!

Among my first posts, you will find a great article for moms-to-be who are looking for a unique nursery theme! Jump to the “Recipes” page for a delicious household favorite: sweet and simple raspberry bars. Another post you will enjoy is  My Top 5 Reasons for Using Cloth Diapers, where I explain our choice to ditch disposables!

Working on this blog even in the earliest stage has made me feel very fulfilled. I am so excited to share my journey with you and hope I can bring fresh inspiration into your life!