Little Spruce Organics Giveaway

Organic, natural, fibers, nurturing, soothing, cloth, beauty, simplicity, inspiration, creativity, imagination, relationship, nature, play: these are some of the key elements that Bethany weaves into the very fabric of her home life.  She offers these same elements in the various toys, clothes, diapers, and more that she has in her store, Little Spruce Organics.  Bethany shares a bit about her home life, work, and breastfeeding journey, and would like to offer The Leaky Boob community a chance to win 3 different, organic and natural prizes.  Read on to get better acquainted with Bethany and TLB sponsor Little Spruce Organics.

TLB:  What would you like readers to know about your company?

Bethany:  We offer a unique selection of organic baby apparel, organic cloth diapering products, organic nursing apparel, and natural toys.   We specialize in woolens for babies and are committed to carrying only apparel & cloth diapering products that are made from organic and natural fibers.  We are a small, family-run business, and we love what we do!

TLB:  How did Little Spruce Organics come about?

Bethany:  Becoming a mother was the inspiration for opening this shop, and has also been the driving force behind the overall philosophy of my store.  The products I choose to carry in my store are all a result of my experience as a mother and my strong desire not only to select the most nurturing, natural products for my own children, but to spark the same passion in other mothers who are committed to providing their children with a childhood that is as close to nature as possible.  I wanted to create a place where parents could come to find children’s apparel that soothes and nurtures the senses and also discover the beauty and simplicity of toys that inspire creative, imaginative play that can so easily be overlooked in our modern world.

TLB:  How do you balance family and work?

Bethany:  My life is a delicate balance between motherhood and work, and while I love my job dearly, finding the right balance is one of the most challenging aspects of what I do.  Late nights in front of my computer, a messy house, and trying to pull meals together at the last minute are all daily struggles for me, but these are all sacrifices worth making for the incredible opportunity I have been blessed with to stay home with my babies while working.  I typically work only when my son is asleep, in order to spend as much quality time with him as possible while he’s awake, but there are certainly moments when I’m trying frantically to multi-task, standing in the kitchen while typing an email on my laptop, on the phone with a customer, with tiny arms tugging at me from below.  Breastfeeding has been a lifesaver for me when working from home…any time I need a quick distraction to make a phone call, a nursing session always guarantees at least a few minutes of quiet time

TLB:  What are your favorite breastfeeding memories as a mom?

Bethany:  I have been breastfeeding my son for over two years now and have continued throughout my current pregnancy, so those memories are still taking place on a daily basis.  I adore the relationship I have built with my son through breastfeeding, and I could not imagine motherhood any other way.  From those precious newborn days when it felt like all we did was sit and nurse and stare lovingly at one another to the chaos of nursing an active toddler who manages to nurse in positions I never thought possible, breastfeeding has truly and unquestionably been the most important aspect of my relationship with my son.  I look forward to the very special experience of nursing a newborn baby again soon!

TLB:  What is one tip that helped you in your breastfeeding journey that you’d like to pass on to other moms?

Bethany:  There will always be challenges… but if breastfeeding is important to you, you will always find a way to overcome these challenges in order to continue your breastfeeding relationship.  That being said, try not to be too hard on yourself if things don’t go the way you planned!  I found that it was best not to set any unrealistic expectations for myself, or any expectations at all, for that matter, and to just do the very best that I could.  I never had any specific goals as far as any length of time I would breastfeed.  There was simply never any doubt in my mind as to whether or not I would breastfeed, and despite some challenges at the beginning, it became such a natural part of motherhood that it soon became impossible to even consider giving it up.  During the very initial stages of breastfeeding, I remember wondering if nursing my baby would ever just feel “natural” instead of something we had to work hard at every time… and after some weeks passed, I realized it had become the most natural feeling I had ever experienced.  It’s an incredible, empowering journey that I wish for every mother.

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Bethany is giving away 3 different natural and organic prizes:

1. Organic Cotton “Lena” Soft Nursing Bra Retail value $47.88

2. Organic Cotton Cuddle Baby Waldorf Doll Retail value $35.70

3. Wooden Toy package:  Wooden People Pull Toy + Wooden Cement Truck Retail value $27.70

Currently Leakies can find these and other great products on the Little Spruce Organics website.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered, and have fun browsing littlespruceorganics.com.  The giveaway is open from September 8, 2012 to September 15, 2012.  A big thanks to Bethany for her ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women, please be sure to visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter (@littlespruce on Twitter) and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway is open to US entries only.

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  1. Kelli Stevers says:

    It all looks great, but I’d love the nursing bra!

  2. Love the bra 🙂

  3. Would love the wooden toys!

  4. I’d love the wooden toys!

  5. The nursing bra looks really comfortable.

  6. Tiffany M in MS says:

    the doll would be a great Christmas present for my 5 month old daughter!!

  7. Nursing bra!

  8. Kristi griggs says:

    My son would love those toys!

  9. The Wooden People Pull Toy would be a big hit with my 16 month old

  10. My DD would love the pull toy!

  11. I would love any of these honestly!

  12. The doll looks so cuddly for my DD. She’d love it for her first birthday!

  13. the nursing bra!

  14. nursing bra and doll are both wonderful…

  15. Love the wooden toys!!!

  16. Chelcee FitzGerald says:

    The nursing bra!!!

  17. Knocked Up and Nursing says:

    Nursing bra! Then doll.

  18. Veronica darling says:

    The bra and the wooden toys

  19. The wooden toys!

  20. grace burnham says:

    lookes fun I wouudl use any of those things

  21. April Burns says:

    I’d love the bra or the wooden toys! Too cute!

  22. As my babies are big now, I would definitely go for the nursing bra!

  23. Margaret Voth says:

    This would be great!

  24. I would love to have super-comfy nursing bra!!

  25. anne perry says:

    Wooden toys

  26. I’m most interested in the nursing bra, the things just usually aren’t in our budget.

  27. It is a toss up between the nursing bra and the wooden toys!

  28. The wooden toys look to be fun!

  29. The nursing bra would be great!

  30. Michelle Q says:

    They are all awesome but I’d love that super comfy bra!

  31. Bridget Horne says:

    I love the wooden toys. They look so fun!

  32. Paige Shanner says:

    Everything looks great, and I’m SO happy everything is organic! But since I’m no longer nursing and my younger child is a boy, Id certainly make the best use of the wooden toy set 🙂

  33. Nursing bra

  34. the wooden toys would be awesome!

  35. LeAndra Purvis says:

    The nursing bra! I grew two cup sizes and can’t afford new bras!

  36. I’ve become more conscious of organic and high quality products since becoming a mom too. I love the Waldorf doll and wooden toys! You’re so lucky to be able to work at home and be with your children. Wishing you lots of success!

  37. Shannon F. says:

    The Wooden Toys: People Pull Toy & Cement Truck or the Doll. Idk! I cant pick! lol

  38. melissa richardson says:

    I would love to win the nursing bra 🙂 I have 8 more weeks left until baby number 3 is here. I will be breastfeeding and this would help out a lot. Awesome giveaway!

  39. i would love to win the cuddle baby because it’s so cute and my little girl would love it.

  40. Shonique F. says:

    I would love the nursing bra, it looks comfy and that’s always a plus!

  41. Nursing bra looks so comfy.

  42. Would love to win the doll:)

  43. I would love the nursing bra right now!

  44. I’m most interested in the wooden toys!

  45. The Nursing bra!

  46. I LOVE wooden toys!

  47. Bra or wooden toys

  48. Would love the nursing bra

  49. I would love to win the nursing bra!
    rebatink at gmail dot com

  50. The People Pull Toy & Cement Truck. My little guy would love it!

  51. I would love the nursing bra 🙂

  52. I would love the cute little doll. My little girl would adore her!

  53. Organic Cotton Cuddle Baby Waldorf Doll

  54. I would love the wooden trucks!

  55. Ann Shepich says:

    I love the bra and the doll, my daughter would love the bus with the people.

  56. I love those wooden toys!

  57. Anne Sweden says:

    My children would love the wooden toys!

  58. Nursing bra or wooden toy package!

  59. Would love to win the bra!

  60. Tough call…I NEED a new nursing bra, but my daughter is obsessed with trucks right now and that wooden one is too cute!

  61. What a fun giveaway!

  62. Those wooden toys are adorable–those would be my top choice 🙂

  63. I would LOVE to win the nursing bra!!

  64. I have a 21 month old who would love those wooden toys!

  65. I’m all about the nursing bra! 😉

  66. I love the nursing bra and the trucks – even though I am having a girl. I like simplistic toys.

  67. Jonathan F. says:

    We love wooden toys in our house!

  68. would love them all. great interview. it’s definitely an empowering journey being a nursing mother.

  69. The toys! Those are so cute 🙂 I love the simple toys, there’s less for my little guy to break and they just look much nicer.

  70. Love the nursing bra

  71. I think the wooden toys would be great for my little son!

  72. Jessica Hoover says:

    My daughter is turning 1 on Saturday and she would adore the Waldorf doll!

  73. Adorable products!

  74. My son would love the doll! He’s just starting to take a big interest in little babies and wants to kiss and touch them; he would love a little doll to carry around.

  75. The bra looks super comfortable!

  76. I’m always on the look out for new comfy nursing bras and this one looks super comfy so I’d love to win that, although my boys would love the wooden toys!

  77. The wooden toys!

  78. I’d love to win the doll!

  79. My son would LOVE the wooden toys!

  80. Just ordered from Little spruce organics for the first time last weekish. I love the website, quality products and AMAZING customer service!!

  81. Any gift would be great!

  82. i would love the bra but really excited about the doll!! baby girl LOVES dolls!

  83. I think the doll is adorable 🙂 My sister had a blue one just like it as a baby!

  84. Stephanie Holt says:

    I love the nursing bra! (Pregnant and searching for one just like this!)

  85. I’m most interested in the wooden toys!

  86. nursing bra but love it all! baby #1 due in february so this is perfect. thanks!

  87. I would love to win the Nursing Bra, I’m due in a couple weeks and the soft nursing bra looks so simple and comfy 🙂
    xo
    Tara

  88. Cristi Martin says:

    the nursing bra

  89. The wooden toys would be my first choice

  90. My daughter is obsessed with babies and dolls, so I’d love that cute doll.

  91. I’m not nursing right now, so I’d be more interested in the doll or the wooden cars. I think my kiddo would love either one!

  92. All the prizes look great! My son would love the wooden toys and I could always use another nursing bra.

  93. Nursing bra!

  94. Nursing bra

  95. I am most excited to try the nursing bra!

  96. All products look awesome, but my favorite might be the nursing bra!

  97. Definitely the nursing bra! Although, the toys are cute too! 🙂

  98. tosha burger says:

    Love the nursing bra & wooden toys!

  99. Rachel Williams says:

    The nursing bra.

  100. Baby Waldorf Cuddle Doll

  101. The nursing bra!

  102. I love the waldorf doll! I have been wanting to make one for my littles but have not had time.

  103. I’ve been wanting to try the bra and the wood toys also look fantastic!

  104. the bra

  105. The nursing bra looks awfully comfortable

  106. Love them all but especially the wooden toys.

  107. My son would LOVE the wooden toys!!

  108. Love the wooden toys. ^o^

  109. the wooden toys

  110. bonnye sensenig says:

    the Wooden Toys: People Pull Toy & Cement Truck are adorable!~

  111. After 21 months of nursing…and living in a H&M nursing top/shirt, i would love to have the pleasure to own this beautifull nursing bra!

  112. I would love to have any of these items, but the wooden toys look especially great! Thanks.

  113. The nursing bra would have to be my pick.!

  114. The wooden toys!

  115. They all look wonderful but I think I’m most interested in the doll. I love Waldorf dolls!

  116. So cool!

  117. Would love a comfy nursing bra, but my LO would love the wooden toys 🙂

  118. Veronica Rinker says:

    We love the organic doll and the toys!

  119. Hamil Poton says:

    The wooden toys !!