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)
To wrap up this series of Motherlove giveaways that has touched on the ways mothers can intentionally nurture life through pregnancy and postpartum, through the ups and downs and aches and pains, we now focus on breastfeeding. It is only fitting as we are celebrating World Breastfeeding Month right now.
Every new mother’s story is her own, whether it is very similar to other mothers’ experiences or appears to be completely opposite. Every relationship between a mother and her baby should be free to develop in their own particular way, at their own particular speed. There is no template that will fit every mother-baby relationship. The Leaky Boob recognizes this and welcomes every mother, whether they bottle-feed, use SNS, breastfeed for a day or for years, whether their baby-days are in the distant past, or even if they never had a baby. All are welcome. And Motherlove also recognizes this reality, ready to meet mothers and babies where they are, encouraging them to pursue the Nurturing Life, and providing quality and safe products for whenever a need arises for them.
To help celebrate World Breastfeeding Month, Motherlove is collaborating with two other TLB sponsors, specializing in nursing necklaces, so that Mom and baby both get a prize this week! Freja Toys and KangarooCare are each offering 3 beautiful necklaces, which means you could be one of the 6 prize winners for this giveaway. Varja from KangarooCare wanted to share this heart-warming message about her breastfeeding journey with all of us:
“I knew I would breastfeed since the moment I found out that I was going to have a baby. And I did it. I nursed my first child for 4 and a half years, and the second for 2 and a half. I breastfed during pregnancy and then 2 kids at the same time. My breasts produced milk for 5 years non-stop. Some might say this is too much, and others that this is nothing special. But to me, breastfeeding is a real miracle. I am a vegetarian and I was told that I would never be able to give birth to a healthy baby and then breastfeed. But it was not so. I am convinced that breast milk is not just clear liquid with a specific chemical composition; it is love. Liquid love.”
Motherlove, KangarooCare and Freja Toys are coming together to offer 6 prizes for 6 lucky Leakies!
All six prizes start with a Motherlove Nipple Cream salve.
Then the breakdown is as follows:
Prize 1: a KangarooCare Fox Nursing Necklace, from Apple Wood
Prize 2: a KangarooCare Organic Nursing Necklace in Cream & Oatmeal, from Juniper Wood
Prize 3: a KangarooCare Simple Rainbow Nursing Necklace, from Oak Wood
Prizes 4-6: a Freja Toys Organic Cotton Nursing Necklace, winner’s choice of color.
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from August 13, 2014 through August 20, 2014. A big thanks to Motherlove for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; and thanks also to KangarooCare and Freja Toys for making this giveaway a whole lot more fun! Please be sure to visit their Facebook pages (Motherlove, KangarooCare, Freja Toys), follow Motherlove on Twitter, and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is restricted to U.S. residents only.