Mother’s Day preparations are in the air! Little hands carefully drawing, cutting, glueing, and coloring, getting ready to surprise Mommy with a handmade card, a kiss and a huge hug. Bamboobies, one of TLB’s longest standing sponsors, wants to help celebrate and support mothers everywhere, and is offering our Leakies a giveaway as a means to do just that! Read below, as Kerry, owner of Bamboobies, shares a bit of her heart with all of us.
TLB: Happy early Mother’s Day, Kerry! What is your Mother’s Day wish for all the mothers reading this?
Kerry: That they get support from other mothers and have the pleasure of supporting other mothers. Not just this holiday or this weekend or month but all year every year.
TLB: What is your Mother’s Day wish for yourself?
Kerry: A weekend away with just my husband and the waves – and another weekend of hugs, books, simple home-cooked meals and gardening with my littles. Can I ask for two totally separate things? YES! Mother’s Day isn’t a day – it’s a year. It’s a lifetime of choices and tough prioritizations. Even as my husband and I plan to get away, we are feeling wistful about how much we’ll miss our 3 littles… That’s a multi-faceted life – it’s never easy.
TLB: What would you like TLB Readers to know about Bamboobies?
Kerry: I was fortunate to have a very well-paying job that I felt good about when I had my first baby – as a residential real estate agent. I was my own boss, had the pleasure of helping people with a very important aspect of their lives and made good money doing it. When I figured out how to make a better nursing pad and thought of the funny name “Bamboobies” I left real estate to start the business of making better, healthier products for new nursing mothers.
Large consumer product companies can’t be bothered with making low-profit products truly great or more healthy or eco-conscious so there was a neat opportunity in the market. It took me 6 months to design a better nursing pad, but it is a breakthrough that the larger companies never would have made and mothers everywhere would still be leaking through their all-cotton pads! I had a creative urge, I had a sense of responsibility to improve products that I felt needed it, and I obeyed an internal challenge to do something I hadn’t done before. After nursing pads, we have been so excited to make similar improvements to nursing shawls, nipple balm, nursing bras and there is more good stuff on the way!
What I’d like to pass on is a message that Bamboobies isn’t just a business. It’s a passion and commitment that’s almost inexplicable – even to my husband and even my children some days. Our small staff of 6 women and I couldn’t be more committed to making better functioning products to support new nursing mothers, the planet and our business partners. And we’re having fun while doing it!
TLB: Bamboobies being in the shape of a heart is no accident, as you really care about struggling new mothers. What is the message this it trying to send?
Kerry: I did pick the heart-shape as a functional design – but also as a message. I was shocked to find out how difficult breast-feeding was with my first! I thought that after birth it was all downhill – and that nursing would be naturally easy. I think this is a common misperception – and it isn’t a secret that is helpful to new mothers at all!
And this is why we have supported The Leaky Boob for so many years – it’s the ultimate crowd-sourced resource exactly when and where mothers need it.
I had every issue in the book and did my best to support new mama friends one-on-one. Now it makes me so happy to be able to support new mothers all over the world.
Kerry is giving away a Bamboobies prize pack to 4 lucky Leakies.
Each prize packs includes:
- Combo pack of nursing pads
- Organic Nipple Balm
- Bamboobies Brahhh – a Bamboo & Organic Cotton lounge bra
- Bamboobies Chic Nursing Shawl – choice of color
Total Value of each prize pack: $101.96
Leakies can find these nursing support products at www.buybamboobies.com.
Additionally, in honor of step-mothers, grand-mothers, aunts and ‘aunties’, adoptive parents, big sisters, teachers and all other forms of ‘mothers’ that grow children, Bamboobies is having a sale on all items on their site with an additional 20% off for ‘Leakies’ using code ‘LEAKYMOM’ for the whole month of Mother’s Month (May).
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from May 2, 2014 – May 9, 2014. A big thanks to Kerry and Bamboobies for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is restricted to U.S. & Canadian residents only.