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Keep baths soft and safe for bigger babies with @BloomingBath! {Giveaway Ends 11/10}

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Did you catch my review of the Blooming Bath bath mat a few months ago when our baby girl was just a teeny bug? If so, you’ll know that we loved how it kept our baby safe and secure in the bathtub.

…and now that she’s 8 months old and 20 lbs, we’re STILL using it! Continue reading

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Spring Cleaning? Don’t forget the kids! {Baby Bathtime Giveaway: Ends 4/8}

I’ve got the urge to do some spring cleaning.

…and that includes the kids! (Man, do they ever get dirty!)

And, to get you in on the fun, I’m giving away two of our very favorite bath products: one for babies, and one for bigger kids. I think you’ll love them as much as we do!

One winner will receive a Bubbles and Blooms prize package, featuring: 

One Blooming Bath in your choice of color (See my review here.)

One Babytime! by Episencial bathtime bundle (See my review here.)

Enter to win using the easy Rafflecopter form below. Good luck, and happy bathtime!

Contest open through 4/8. US only, must be 18 or older.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside! Win a Le Sac Igloo and WarmMuffs {Ends 2/9}

 

Welcome to the Baby it’s Cold Outside Event!

Open Worldwide

Hosted by Mom Powered Media, Event Organizer: Powered by Mom

With a special thanks to our co-host Giveaway Bandit.

Founded by French designer Rebecca Campora, 7 A.M.® ENFANT offers a wide selection of versatile, urban and stylish baby accessories combining good design, fashion and versatility. The award winning baby outerwear “Le sac igloo®” and “Blanket212 evolution®” are a statement among the baby essentials; reflecting the vibrant colors and modern style of the city and high technical demand of outdoor activities. Just as versatile and suitable to streets, camping sites or slopes, 7 A.M.® Enfant’s various products are found wherever the baby comfort is demanded. Continue reading

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Should we stop celebrating the practice of breastfeeding?

The topic of this week’s Breastfeeding Blog Hop is Breastfeeding Celebrations – a real headscratcher of an issue, if you ask me.

I definitely celebrate breastfeeding. I celebrate it every day. In fact, I’d shout the praises of breastfeeding from the rooftops if I thought it would do any good. I can just picture myself, leading the Breastfeeding Parade in a huge boob-shaped float, waving to the crowds as I throw out handfuls of Mother’s Milk tea bags…

But, seriously, what is there to really celebrate? World Breastfeeding Week, mothering groups meeting across the country, blogs devoted to breastfeeding, BF-pride bumper stickers, a blog hop!? Do we really need all this affirmation?Aren’t we breastfeeding moms just doing what we should do? What we’re supposed to do? Many of us make the effort not to espouse the “benefits” of breastfeeding, as if it’s nothing but gravy–a helpful “extra”–but instead focus on the risks of not breastfeeding. We choose our words carefully (like using “full-term” instead of “extended”) in order to add to the normalization of the art and practice of breastfeeding, so why should we celebrate it as if it’s something sooo special?   By doing so, aren’t we adding to the misconception that it’s a lofty goal that only a choice few super-achievers can manage to accomplish for any length of time?

Well, in my eyes, we celebrate breastfeeding because “it” needs us, and it is just. that. special. As nice as it would be to live in a society where nursing your child was the expected norm and there was no need to celebrate, that’s just not the case. Some people still see it as weird, uncomfortable, even wrong – so, those of us who believe that all babies deserve the optimal nutrition biologically meant for them, we celebrate. We celebrate the mamas. We celebrate their babies. We celebrate the benefits, the bonding, the beauty. I, for one, celebrate to show the new moms and moms-to-be who might be scared or struggling that the rewards are worth the effort a million times over. Maybe someday nursing moms will be an everyday, boring, barely-noticed phenomenon. Maybe someday, moms using their breasts to feed their babies will be more commonplace than breasts being used to sell junk on TV, and then we can save the celebrations for other things (like simply waking up to a smiley baby face each day.)

But for now,  I DO celebrate the almighty boob, it’s purpose, and the fact that my child will enjoy the “benefits”  loooong after our nursing days are over. I celebrate myself, and my sticktoitiveness even in the midst of being kicked in the face and having my nose twisted off by a 21-month-old acrobatic nursling. And if even one mom looks at me and says, “Wow…it makes her so happy! Maybe I should try that,” well then, I have even more reason to celebrate. :)

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Speaking of celebrating, we’re closing in on the 22-month mark here at our house, and I’m definitely taking the opportunity to celebrate with some of my favorite breastfeeding products! I’m participating in A Blogtastic Extravaganza with a self-sponsored Breastfeeding Support prize package featuring Earth Mama Angel Baby, My Brest Friend, and more. It’s just my way of celebrating YOU. Be sure to stop by and enter to win! (And tell your friends!)

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop. This week’s topic is Breastfeeding Celebrations. Check other posts below and link up your own.

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A Blogtastic Extravaganza Baby Bundle Giveaway! Enter Now!

Welcome to A Blogtastic Extravaganza!

Featuring:

Go Natural Baby is a great resource for organic baby toys, clothes and bedding, and they offer free shipping and a free crib sheet when you purchase a Naturepedic mattress, my pick for the #1 green baby product!

Best of all, Go Natural Baby has offered my lucky ABE winner an organic baby prize bundle featuring 7 snuggly soft baby items, including clothing from their own Zah Organics line!All items are 100% organic cotton and fair trade.Winner will receive:

one Zah™ Organics kimono set (pink or blue)

One Adventure Blanket to match kimono set (pink or blue)

One Zah™ Organics Portofino set with matching reversible hat (in a pretty gender-neutral blue)

One Zah™ Organics Riviera reversible vest to match Portofino set

one handcrafted organic cotton doll with attached teether ring

and one Happy Lion doll!

Estimated Retail Value: Over $100!

Doesn’t this bundle of prizes just make you want to snuggle with a baby?!

To enter: just subscribe to my blog via email and leave me a comment letting me know you are a subscriber.

(I only update a few times a week, so you will not get an email every day! I’d also love it f you’d like me on Facebook using the link in my sidebar, but it’s not mandatory ;) )

That is the only mandatory entry! If you missed the early entry opportunities, don’t worry, they are still open! Just click here to find my early entry post for 3 more chances to win (and please, go thank Go Natural Baby on Facebook!) Early entries will be added on to the entries below to increase the number of total entries. Contest open to US residents only. Thanks for entering, and good luck!

Now, click the link below to enter all the other Blogtastic Extravaganza Giveaways!

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Happy Hopping!

Giveaway begins on January 18th, 2011 and ends on January 22nd at 11:59pm EST. Please be sure to leave an email address in your comment so I may contact you if you win! The winner will be chosen via random.org and notified immediately. Winner will have 72 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. ONLY.

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