Sweet Peas, Pods & Papas: All About Birth, B@@bs & Babies
another Inside Look just in time to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week. The
creator of the CoverMyHeart nursing covers, was kind enough to do a virtual
interview with us.
I met April
Marcial (“AM”) at the Club MomMe Spring Family Fest in June. We had a chance to visit between interested
mamas stopping at her booth. Her journey
as a mother and entrepreneur is incredible – a link to her story is at the
bottom of this blog post. It is an honor
to cross paths in life with people who are really making a difference in the
world – she is one of them.
We have a couple of features
from the ClubMomMe Spring Fest(still – there were so many amazing vendors and
we still have more to share!)that we have been saving for World Breastfeeding
Week. The two companies we are featuring this week were both founded from a desire to support the breastfeeding
Today’sInside Lookis with Poncho Baby™. I fell in love with the
colors first – muted natural tones are always a win for me. In addition, the line is organic, made in the
USA, and multi-functional: one piece in your diaper bag can serve as a nursing
cover, blanket, stroller cover and a car seat canopy.
We are 100 months into our breastfeeding journey – as a
family. I say family because Coach Bruss has been an integral part of my
success at breastfeeding. He was there
encouraging me and thanking me for my commitment to breastfeed in the first
weeks when it hurt so much that I cried every time Puma nursed. He supported my choice to try and breastfeed
through a pregnancy – the first time it didn’t work out; the second time it
did. He was 100% behind my choice to
tandem nurse a toddler and a newborn, and then two toddlers when weaning didn’t
happen as we expected.
What’s your favorite long-term breastfeeding benefit?
prompt:Breastfeeding in public. We all know that life goes on while
breastfeeding and leaving the house means breastfeeding in public.
Today's prompt: How have you helped another mom to reach her breastfeeding goals?
HAPPY First week of summer! I wish you lots of shade and cool breezes...we are loving our mister tube that Coach Bruss bought from Lowe's Home Improvement - it makes sitting outside while the kids play bearable!!
Disney Summer Play Days @ Chandler Fashion Mall
Tuesday 6/24: Doc McStuffins @ 11:30 am
Wednesday 6/25: Crush Showtime @ 11:30 am
Thursday 6/26: Marvel Trivia @ 11:30 am
Friday 6/27: Avengers Showtime @ 6:15 pm
Thursday June 26
Welcome to the week - hope you have a great one!!
Disney Summer Play Days
These are the events for the Chandler Mall store – please
call ahead to confirm as they sometimes change due to cast member changes.
Monday, June 16: 6:00 pm – Art of Animation – Simba
Tuesday, June 17: 6:00 pm – Mike’s Trivia Challenge – Boo
Wednesday, June 18: 11:30 am – Showtime – Mickey Mouse Club
Thursday, June 19: 11:30 am – Storytime – Sing with Pooh
Friday, June 20: 6:15 pm – Art of Animation – Mickey Mouse
I had the pleasure of meeting Sara at MommyCon Phoenix last year (April 2013). Since then, we have reconnected in on-line forums and kept in touch. I am thrilled to be able to feature her as June's Doula of the Month.
About Sara: I'm passionate about supporting women in their birth choices and through labor and delivery. I am a birth activist, lactivist, essential oil lover, garden growing, crafter, and stilleto-wearing granola-momma lover of all things holistic and naturaopathic.
We start the week with an homage to the brave men and women who have given their all for our freedoms...
A little Memorial Day
information from About.com:
“The U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs
, in its history of Memorial Day, reminds
us that even is we can't get to a memorial service, we can participate in The National Moment of Remembrance
All Americans are encouraged to pause wherever they are at 3 p.m. local time on
Memorial Day for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died
in service to the nation.