These two words define and drive everything that Motherlove does, from their organic farm in Colorado, to their herbal care products, the educational classes taught by founder Kathryn Higgins, to the Nurturing Life Foundation, Motherlove’s non-profit which supports mothers and children all over the country. So it’s no surprise that Motherlove has had such a beautiful, long-standing relationship with The Leaky Boob, extending their support of mothers and children to our Leakies and their breastfeeding journey with their babies. The Motherlove website sums it up well:
What is Nurturing Life?
It is fostering an environment where development, growth, and health are encouraged, and doing so in each facet of our life, including each stage. True beauty can emerge in your life and others’ as you nurture life in yourself, your friendships, romantic relationship, through pregnancy, birth, in your relationship with your children, and more, and yes, even your garden.
“At Motherlove, we use Nurturing Life as our mission statement because nurturing moms and babies together is essential for both to thrive. During pregnancy, moms are reminded minute-by-minute of this relationship and we typically focus on our health and wellbeing because it’s tied to our child’s life.” (Nurturing Life – Self Care for Mothers, by Motherlove Herbal Company)
Today’s giveaway is focused on that stage of motherhood where women’s bodies nurture new life within themselves. As the miracle of new life so naturally models that environment where development, growth and health are encouraged, let’s all remember to take a moment to focus on the areas of our life where we can encourage that nurturing to grow.
Start with yourself. If you’re in a place where your needs, or your health, have taken a backseat to others’ needs or other priorities, it can be a challenge to find a little space for “you.” “Motherhood is the same way. None of us are perfect and learning to nurture yourself is a journey. Start with just five minutes a day and do something small.
- Take a walk
- Enjoy some silence (hard to find, but necessary!)
- Eat a nutritious meal
- Take a shower
- Spend a few extra minutes applying Pregnant Belly Salve just for you
- Phone a friend
- Learn something new
- Watch or listen to something funny and laugh!”
(Nurturing Life – Self Care for Mothers, by Motherlove Herbal Company)
It isn’t selfish to do a little something for yourself, to nurture your soul, your body, and spirit. Actually, nurturing yourself does everyone around you a whole lot of good; it models the importance of self-care to your children, and puts you in a much healthier place to nurture those around you.
Enter the giveaway below and leave a comment describing one or two ways that you intentionally nurture yourself. They don’t have to be related to pregnancy, and by the way, the Pregnant Belly Salve would make a great “just because” gift for any of your expectant friends; so you don’t have to be pregnant to enter the giveaway.
Motherlove is giving away a Pregnant Belly Salve to 3 lucky Leakies.
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from July 22, 2014 through July 29, 2014. A big thanks to Motherlove 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. residents only.