This week we have a giveaway from Lullaby Kisses, mommy owned and operated natural parenting store. I’ve enjoyed getting to know Amanda, an active Leaky on the Facebook page over the last year. She’s been a sponsor since I started sponsorships for the blog and become a friend on Twitter and Facebook. I had the opportunity to interview her this week for the giveaway.
TLB: What is your background and what should The Leaky Boob readers know
Amanda: I’m Amanda McGhee and I’m the WAHM behind Lullaby Kisses. I married my husband, David, in June 2006 on the what I’m sure was the rainiest day of the year! It
poured all morning, but the sun came out just long enough for our outdoor wedding
and pictures! They say that rain on your wedding day is good luck…I’m not much
for believing in luck, but we have been truly blessed in these last five years. Our
first son, Jeremiah was born December 1st, 2008. He’s an awesome kid with a fun
personality. I’m so proud of him. Everyday he amazes me with his kindness and
compassion. Joel, our second son, arrived on September 12, 2010. He looks just
like his big brother and is the cutest little boobie monster, ever, I’m certain 🙂
We live in Maryland, about 45 minutes north east of Baltimore, in Harford County.
I’m finding its really hard to talk about myself, but I love to talk to people and
make new friends, so please feel free to come on over to our Facebook page and get
to know my family a bit better! I’d love to chat with you. 🙂
TLB: How and why did you come to start Lullaby Kisses?
Amanda: I started Lullaby Kisses when my first son was just a couple months old, in March of 2008, though at that time we weren’t called Lullaby Kisses – that name came later. We didn’t have a local store that offered the products I was interested in. So… I
opened one! We’ve grown from serving our local community to now also serving an
online community as well. It has been such a blessing in my life to meet and help
other parents through Lullaby Kisses. My goal has always been to share the products
I love with others, and I hope to continue to do that for a long time!
TLB: What influenced you the most to decide to breastfeed?
Amanda: I’d love to say I was really educated and knew all about breastfeeding and how great it was for a woman’s health and for the child’s health, but I wasn’t. I was
completely clueless. And, honestly, my husband and I were completely shocked when
we found out we were expecting Jeremiah. We were not financially prepared to start
a family (is anyone?) so at first, the primary reason I chose to breastfeed because,
well… it’s free. I really didn’t know much about anything, but it just seemed
like the natural thing to do. I mean, God didn’t just put them there for no reason,
ya know? 😉 After Jeremiah was born, I started attending a Breastfeeding Support
Group held twice a week at the local hospital & learned so much more about
breastfeeding. The LCs and other moms I met taught me so much and I became
passionate about it! I have dreams of returning to school once my children are
older to become a Lactation Consultant.
TLB: What’s your favorite breastfeeding memory?
Amanda: The namesake of my store is actually from my favorite breastfeeding memory. I was nursing Jeremiah and humming a lullaby to him as he was drifting off to sleep for the night. He was so peaceful and content at my breast. Asleep, and with milk
dribbling down his little chin he smiled a sleepy smile that I will never forget,
and cuddled up with me. I kissed his head and just sat there staring at him in
complete awe. It was a moment I will cherish for the rest of my life.
This week our giveaway is for either a Moby Wrap from Lullaby Kisses or a $40 gift code to their online store.
To enter to win either a Moby Wrap or the $40 gift code please leave a comment on this post saying which you’d choose, the Moby Wrap or the gift code. This entry is REQUIRED in order to be chosen for a prize.
For 1 additional entry (limit 2 entries per person) go “like” Lullaby Kisses on Facebook, let them know TLB sent you and return to comment here stating you liked them on Facebook.
That’s it – two simple tasks and you’re entered for a chance at a great giveaway. Thanks to Amanda for her generous giveaway and sponsorship of The Leaky Boob, providing support for breastfeeding moms everywhere. This giveaway will remain open through March 21st, 2010. Good luck and have fun!
This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to Amanda for such an exciting opportunity!
The winner is Tara V.
“I would choose the Moby wrap.”
Amanda has a code for all TLB readers, you’re all winners with the code “LeakyLove” for 15% off any order on the website. Enjoy!