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Successful Breastfeeding Essentials
Welcome to the Successful Breastfeeding Essentials Giveaway! Breastfeeding can be both challenging and rewarding, so it’s important to have great support to get off to the best start. One lucky reader will win all of the items that were reviewed in the Essentials series, a $140 value! For full reviews of each item, click on the links below! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

Sport Wirefree Nursing Bra
A $40 e-gift certificate to Leading Lady
Breastfeeding My Feeding Friend
A My Feeding Friend nursing pillow

Calma breastfeeding bottle
A Calma breastfeeding support bottle from Medela

Udder Covers Breastfeeding
An Udder Covers gift set including nursing cover, cloth breast pads, and a Milk Bands nursing bracelet

To enter to win, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US residents. Ends at 12:01AM on September 11. Thanks for stopping by!
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Happy Mother’s Day! My youngest baby is five years old now, and while I seem to forget many things, I know I will never forget the excitement of my pregnancies and the delights of holding my warm, snuggly little babies.

While I miss having teeny ones, I do not miss morning sickness, sore nipples…stuff like that. Recently, I was talking to some blog friends and heard that many of them are having a difficult time with morning sickness. And, I also know a woman who is grieving a miscarriage, so I wanted to find some helpful information.

So…armed with my newfound knowledge on organics (thanks to Alexandra Zissu) I went looking for some healthy ideas to help my friends. Little did I know, but I was about to get a treat for myself! (Isn’t that always how it goes? When I am not thinking about me, good things come to me)

I soon found the Earth Mama Angel Baby website. They have been featured in many media articles, including Fit Pregnancy, Mothering, Vogue, and Mindful Mama…Here is a bit from their site:

“Earth Mama Angel Baby is the only complete line of safe, zero toxin, hospital recommended, honestly organic and natural herbal products, and USDA Certified 100% Organic teas, specifically formulated to support women throughout the common discomforts of childbirth, from pregnancy through labor, postpartum recovery, breastfeeding, baby care and even the loss of a baby.

“All of Earth Mama Angel Baby® products are made with only pure, plant based, natural, worry-free ingredients. And of course all Earth Mama Angel Baby products are rated 0 for toxins on the respected Skin Deep database. Safe for Pregnancy, Ideal for the Whole Family.”

I loved the website! The site had such wonderful artwork and photography, that I figured their actual products must be fantastic. And, I was right.  When I received my Happy Mama Body Wash and Happy Mama Spray, I was in heaven.

I personally am the person who cannot even walk by a Bath and Body Works without developing a headache. When I got the Happy Mama Spray, I was actually in bed, sick, and my kids brought in the package. When I saw the spray, I was tentative to use it, because I know how sensitive I am and I was worried I’d get a headache—but the bottle was so pretty and the ingredient list was wonderful…organic lime, tangerine, sweet orange…Mmmmmm.

So I sprayed. And I kept spraying:) The spray is supposed to be for “Morning Sickness and Baby Blues,” and I’m pretty sure I have neither, but the scent was so light and refreshing, I felt better. I can see how this could be great for a pregnant mommy! Now, with the spray, it goes on lightly and the scent diminishes. My Happy Mama Baby Wash was also such a treat, with a ginger grapefruit scent.

Earth Mama Angel Baby definitely understands mamas and babies. From gift boxes for the Mama To-Be, to post-partum recovery kits, to nipple butters and baby washes…they have so many really useful products. From now on I’ll be bringing EMAB to any baby showers I go to…and even my big babies will be using some of these washes and lotions! And guess what?

Earth Mama Angel Baby is Giving away a $25 E-Gift Certificate to one of my readers!

For the Mandatory Entry:

Like Earth Mama Angel Baby on Facebook

OR, for those who do not do FB, you can complete the  “What’s Your Score Challenge.”

Additional Entries: (please leave a separate comment entry for each thing you do)

I will chose a random winner on May 22th. The winner will be notified by email. (So please leave me a way to contact you in your entries!)

*Also, the site does include links to their site I found their page on What Do I Say? very helpful.

Thank you to Earth Mama Angel Baby for this giveaway and providing me with the Happy Mama Spray and Wash. I have given my unbiased opinion on this product–I adore it.

Welcome Baby & Aloha Friday!!

Heather —  June 12, 2009

My sister’s baby was born last night–a bit early, but he seems ok:) Pic is big brother seeing his new little brother late last night….best wishes to them all. Babies are so incredible!

Aloha Friday! For some summer fun, go to An Island Life and link up! My question for Island Friday:
What is your favorite birth story?

Welcome to Our New Nephew!!

Heather —  June 11, 2009

I am so excited to announce the birth of my sister’s little boy! We have been waiting all day, and just got the news. He is a little guy at 5.15 lbs. Sounds like he is doing well. Prayers go out to my sister & her family! Happy Birthday little one!