Party Like a Leaky Part 4 – International Edition

 The Leaky Boob is turning 5 years old and we’re celebrating ALL MONTH LONG! And this week the party is going international to include all the readers in the 173 countries where TheLeakyBoob.com is read.

To celebrate we’re collecting and sharing your stories along with collecting some of our favorite maternity, breastfeeding, and baby products to give as gifts to YOU Leakies. Each week our celebration includes a different birthday bash bundle of prizes from our favorite brands, presents for Leakies. AND we’re growing!

Some of us aren’t breastfeeding or bottle-feeding any more (and you thought it was going to last forever) but you’re still a part of our community and you’re still nourishing and loving your family so we’ve grown to expand two more communities where we can talk about our highs and lows of that journey in a safe, judgment-free environment. Over on BeyondMoi.com we talk a lot about, well, everything, specially about parenting and relationships. OurStableTable.com invites everyone to find a seat at the table embracing that sometimes there’s a little wobble in one of our legs, making room for allergies, and creatively nourishing our whole selves with recipes and a lot of honest conversation.

Last, but not least, we have launched our newsletter which brings together TLB, Beyond Moi, and OST, with exclusive special features not available anywhere else, giveaways, round ups, and more from the community. Our first newsletter and sign-ups available here

Our family is growing and we’re happy to share it with you!


Let’s party like a Leaky this month and #TLBsupportForward!

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Here is what’s included in TLB’s Birthday Bash Bundle #4:

Ameda: Purely Yours Double Electric Breast Pump - Retail Value: $194
Whether you are returning to work or want a fast and easy pumping experience, the Ameda Purely Yours double electric breast pump, designed for daily use, is the ideal breast pump. The Purely Yours breast pumps combine hospital recommended technology with mom friendly features.  Offering the same great pump through retail locations (on-line and brick-and-mortar), insurance benefits, and WIC you can depend on Ameda to provide moms with the tools they need to feed their baby.

Bonus from Ameda: Eat@Mom’s T-Shirt! – Retail Value: $15
All proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to Mother & Child Health Coalition in St Louis.

Tula Baby CarriersErgonomic Baby Carrier – Retail Value: $149
Tula Carriers, Ring Slings, and Wraps, known for comfort, quality, and style, are the top choice in handmade ergonomic baby carriers to be used from birth through toddlerhood and beyond.

MommyCon2 General Admission Tickets to MommyCon – Retail Value: $80
Two general admission tickets to any MommyCon in 2015. MommyCon is you chance to hear Jessica, founder and owner of The Leaky Boob, speak along with a collection of other gifted speakers. Check out when MommyCon will be in a city near you!

Rebecca Michi – Children’s Sleep Consultant: a Copy of Her Book: Sleep and Your Child’s Temperament and a 45 minute telephone sleep consultation – Retail Value: $166
In ‘Sleep and Your Child’s Temperament’, discover how important your child’s personality is in achieving the rest they need. Whether baby sleep, toddler sleep or the sleep of preschool children, learn how to help your child – and you – get a good night’s sleep.

A 45 minute telephone sleep consultation with award winning author and no cry sleep consultant Rebecca Michi. We can work on schedules, routines, gently encouraging more independent sleep, dropping night feeds (when age appropriate) and creating a perfect sleep space if that be bedsharing or crib sleeping.

Spray PalSpray Pal splatter shield – Retail Value: $25
The Spray Pal Splatter Shield was invented by parents to make pre-rinsing cloth diapers easy and mess-free! Just clip your diaper in, grab your diaper sprayer and spray clean at full pressure without worrying about any backsplash on you or the bathroom floor. Easy to clean and folds flat for easy storage.

Goumikids: Goumikids Newborn Set – Retail Value: $40
Goumikids products feature innovative, smart design so that mitts, boots and hats stay put, comfortably. The newborn set is the perfect accompaniment to baby’s arrival with mitts to keep baby from scratching, a hat to regulate body temperature, and boots to keep toes cozy. Organic cotton/bamboo blend.

Beyond the Willow Tree: $50 Gift Voucher – Retail Value: $50
Keepsake jewelry store specializing in unique breast milk jewellery, hair jewellery, placenta and umbilical jewellery, wedding and special keepsakes from a loved ones ashes.

Eyla’s: Eyla’s Starter Package – Retail Value: $140
With this package you receive:
1 x 4oz bottle of Momma Nature Clean Hand Spritz which is all Natural, Vegan and edible. The main ingredient is Tea Tree Oil which is naturally antibacterial.
1 x Baby Comfy Nose Nasal Aspirator. Baby Comfy Nose uses your own suction, so it is much more effective than bulb and battery type aspirators. The design protects you from any contact with mucus and germs, but use a tissue in the body of the aspirator as an effective and disposable filter.
1 x Zen Rocks Infinity Heart Silicone Jewelry. The Infinity Heart design represents never-ending possibilities and no limitations on love.
2 x Baltic Amber Necklace one for baby and one for mom. Amber is associated with sunlight and warmth and reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation, accelerates the healing of wounds, reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach infections and respiratory disease. There are no tablets, medications or pastes that can compete with this amber, the necklace is unique and has amazing results which are all natural.
1 x Aqua Vessel Insulated Stainless Steel Filtration Bottle. The Aqua Vessel Insulated Filter Bottle is the first of its kind – a bottle that not only keeps your water cold, but also filters as you drink. Our sustainable plant-based filter attaches easily to the straw top, so every sip you take is cleaned on its way to your mouth. The Stainless Steel design will also allow you to keep cold liquids cold for 36+ hours.

PebbleRainbow Bunny Rattle – Retail value: $22
This cheerful Bunny Rattle from Pebble is handmade and is bringing smiles to faces around the world. This fair trade product provides much-needed employment to mothers providing for their children in rural Bangladesh. Machine washable. 

Total Value of this bundle: $857

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from April 22, 2015 through April 29, 2015.  A big thanks to all of the sponsors of this birthday giveaway bundle for their support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to take a moment to thank them on their Facebook pages for their show of support!

This giveaway bundle is open to international participants. 

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Congratulations TLB, You’re 5! Presents For Leakies!

 

The Leaky Boob is turning 5 years old and we’re celebrating ALL MONTH LONG! To celebrate we’re collecting and sharing your stories along with collecting some of our favorite maternity, breastfeeding, and baby products to give as gifts to YOU Leakies. AND we’re growing! Some of us aren’t breastfeeding or bottle-feeding any more (and you thought it was going to last forever) but you’re still a part of our community and you’re still nourishing and loving your family so we’ve grown to expand two more communities where we can talk about our highs and lows of that journey in a safe, judgment-free environment. Over on BeyondMoi.com we talk a lot about, well, everything, specially about parenting and relationships. OurStableTable.com invites everyone to find a seat at the table embracing that sometimes there’s a little wobble in one of our legs, making room for allergies, and creatively nourishing our whole selves with recipes and a lot of honest conversation. Our family is growing and we’re happy to share it with you!


Let’s party like a Leaky this month and #TLBsupportForward!

Bundle #1 better

Beco Baby Carrier: Gemini 10-Year Anniversary Baby Carrier (LIMITED EDITION), made with Repreve - Value: $130
Keep your little one close while you dash around town, breezing through mommy/daddy duties hands-free. Suitable for all-day use, Beco Gemini allows you to carry baby in a seat that’s comfortable and safe for both of you.
 Every Repreve Blend Beco Gemini Baby Carrier is made from 5 recycled bottles

Bebe au LaitComfort by Design Nursing Pillow, Retail Value: $55
Created by a nursing mom, the Bébé au Lait Comfort by Design Nursing Pillow is Lactation Consultant and Focus Group approved. The pillow has an open shape for a flexible fit, designed to fit all moms. With an optimum height to promote a better latch and a more comfortable experience for Mom and baby The reversible, dual-sided design offers Mom the choice of a soft or flat lying surface for baby, providing the support mom and baby need for breastfeeding success. The Nursing Pillow is also designed with a convenient, two-sided pocket to keep burp cloths, breast pads and other essentials within easy reach and a padded, adjustable positioning strap that can also be tucked away if so desired. Both the pillow and removable slip cover are machine washable. Experience true support from the the Bébé au Lait Comfort by Design Nursing Pillow

Mrs Patel’sGluten-free Vegan Chocolate Fenugreek Bars – Retail Value: $26
Gluten-free and Vegan Chocolate Fenugreek Bars for breastfeeding mothers that help increase milk supply. (cannot be taken while pregnant)

The Dairy FairyThe Rose Handsfree Pumping Bra – Retail Value: $68
The Rose handsfree pumping bra reflects the goddess that you are. No more bands, velcro, zippers, hooks or pullies. Just a beautiful and feminine bra so you can quickly and efficiently pump, and maybe even have a second to check emails.

SloombOvernight Bamboo Fitted Diaper – Retail Value: $28
Sustainablebabyish overnight bamboo fitteds are soft and beautiful, made entirely of super absorbent bamboo|organic cotton fleece. perfect for day time use & the answer for nights. each OBF includes a shell with a double-length 3-layer snap-in fleece soaker that can be folded for customizable absorption. an extra lay in 3-layer fleece doubler is included to boost absorbency when and where you need it most. pair with sustainablebabyish wool covers for a leak free combination.

Cezara: Belly Support Panty – Retail value: $48.99
Cezara provides comfort and support during pregnancy, after delivery and especially after Cesarean delivery. The integrated support band lifts the belly and supports the back while the internal padding compresses the lower abdomen and, after a Cesarean, compresses and protects the scar. Mom is supported and nurses, babywears and cares for her baby more comfortably. Cezara is worn over a panty or as the panty and is panty sized from small (fits panty size 5) through 5-X (fits panty size 13) – the winner chooses the size. 

PebbleRainbow Bunny Rattle – Retail value: $21.95
This cheerful Bunny Rattle from Pebble is handmade and is bringing smiles to faces around the world. This fair trade product provides much-needed employment to mothers providing for their children in rural Bangladesh. Machine washable. 

Total Value of this bundle: $378

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BUT WAIT! 

We have a last minute addition to this giveaway! 

Ameda wants to party with us too! Be sure to check the new giveaway entry options in the Rafflecopter widget below! Here is what Ameda is adding to our first giveaway bundle:

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Store’N Pour - Retail Value :$12.99
The Store‘N Pour Breast Milk Storage Bags feature everything a mother could want including easy-close zip seal so bags won’t leak, unique tear-and-pour spout helps prevent spills during milk transfer and a gusseted bottom allows filled bag to stand on its own. 50 bags plus 2 adapters.

T-Shirt – Retail Value: $15
Eat@Mom’s t-shirt! All proceeds from the sale of the shirt go to Mother & Child Health Coalition in St Louis.

This boosts the total value of this bundle to $406!

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from April 2, 2015 through April 6, 2015.  A big thanks to all of the sponsors of this birthday giveaway bundle for their support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to take a moment to thank them on their Facebook pages for their show of support!

This giveaway bundle is for U.S. Residents only. 

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The Dairy Fairy Extended Father’s Day Giveaway

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FATHER’S DAY SHOULD BE MORE THAN “JUST A DAY”.

by Emily Ironi of The Dairy Fairy

 

The unsung hero, the “rock” in our lives.

This year, father’s day took on an even more special meaning to me as it landed on my dad’s birthday.  Sadly, he is no longer here for us to honor and celebrate him.

My father represented so much to me….  he was my idol and my mentor.

He taught me how to play fair, and how to get what I wanted.  He instilled a love for travel and discovery, and an unparalleled work ethic, that I can now say it at the root of The Dairy Fairy.  He is responsible for everything I do, from being an entrepreneur, to having my daughter on my own, so that I don’t miss out on the chance to be as amazing of a parent as he was.

So, I’ve decided to extend Father’s Day – at least for the week ; )

And a chance for your husband/partner to enjoy a little sexy something – on you!

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On top of the chance you have to win a sexy Arden Bra in the giveaway below, I’m throwing in a special Father’s Day discount, good through June 22:
$20 off on our Arden All in One bra in Ocean Color, using code ‘fathersday’.

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The Dairy Fairy is giving away an Arden All in One Handsfree Pumping and Nursing Bra in Ocean Color to one lucky Leaky (and her significant other!).

The Arden is the only bra that multitasks as much as mom does! Pump, nurse, adjust, beautifully.  Available in sizes XS-XL (32B-42G).

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The Arden Bra and the Sadie Tank are available at www.thedairyfairy.com

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from 6/16 through 6/21.  A big thanks to Emily Ironi and The Dairy Fairy 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.
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The Dairy Fairy’s Magical Giveaway

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Some of us know we are destined to be mothers, and from a young age Emily Ironi knew she wanted a family.  So when she turned 40 and was still single, Emily realized that she had to take matters into her own hands.  With the help of IVF and donor sperm she became a lucky mother to an adorable girl named Arden.  Emily vowed that she would never complain, be the best mother she could be and try to support other breastfeeding mothers.

Not long after the arrival of Arden, Emily gave birth to her second “baby”, The Dairy Fairy.  A company with a goal to beautifully help mothers provide breast milk to their babes.  According to Emily, the Leaky Boob was a great source of support during her breastfeeding journey and so it only seems natural to share the nursing and pumping bra that she developed – the “Arden” bra – with fellow Leakies.  The Arden was created  so that nursing mothers could more easily multitask, efficiently and beautifully.  

ImageTLB:  What inspired you to start The Dairy Fairy?

Emily:  My daughter Arden, of course.  She has been the inspiration for everything I do.   She waltzed into my life on February 10, 2012.  At the time, I owned a luxury handbag business and was working from home.  I quickly realized that it took serious juggling between the unfortunate daily pumping, keeping my biz running, and my daughter happily nourished.  And I was stunned by the options for moms who wanted  or needed  to pump AND nurse.  I was spending at least an hour a day changing in and out of nursing and pumping bras.  This was time I just didn’t have to spare.  And I thought that there had to be some solution that was more flattering to a woman whose body had just gone through some major changes.  After some research, I realized that I just had to solve this problem and The Dairy Fairy was born, 6 months after Arden.

BW Black frontTLB:  What would you like TLB readers to know about your nursing bra?

Emily:  If there’s one takeaway about the Arden nursing bra, it’s that it multitasks as much as moms do.  It can be a nursing bra, and it’s also a hands-free pumping bra.  On top of that, it’s adjustable.  Each side can be closed on one of the 5 links, which gives you the ability to tighten or loosen the fit based on your fullness level.  When I pumped 4-6oz from my breast, I could literally feel the empty space in my nursing bra.  Or, when I was engorged, I felt like I was busting out of the top.  And since each side is independent, it’s also perfect for moms like me, with disproportionately sized breasts (my leftie was a C, and the righty was a B).  So I wanted to create a perfect fit for all moms, regardless of the size and shape of their breasts (the Arden is sized XS-XL and covers 32A all the way to a 42G).

And because each side can be used independently, you can even nurse on one side and pump on the other, which helps with simultaneous feeding and stockpiling.

But the biggest task that the Arden fulfills is that it’s beautiful.  It IS the kind of bra you want to wear all day.  It’s flattering and comfortable and doesn’t make you feel like it’s a hospital mammary contraption.  My body was never going to be the same, but that didn’t mean I had to stop feeling and looking attractive.

BW Blush pumpingTLB:  What is the inspiration behind your name?

Emily:  It took a lot of brainstorming to end up with The Dairy Fairy.  I wanted something memorable, catchy, and a bit tongue in cheek.  It’s not meant to be literal, Fairies don’t really exist! (or do they?).

At the end of the day, it had to fit me, and my humor and sensibilities.

TLB:  What is your favorite breastfeeding or pumping  tip?

Emily:  When Arden would get a little fussy, or didn’t want to latch, it was always  helpful to put a little milk on my nipple… it definitely woke up her appetite.  I also sang a little ‘breastfeeding song’ that I made up, that basically went “milky milky milky, milky milky milky” (to the tune of itsy bitsy spider).  So when I started to sing the song, she knew it was feeding time, and now that she’s a toddler I still give her that as a cue that it’s time for some milk.

I tried to nurse on demand as much as possible, but when I had to pump, I found it very useful to carry sample or travel size bottles of dishwashing liquid so I could clean my flanges on the spot, rather than carry dirty equipment around.

BW Blush sideThe Dairy Fairy is sprinkling its fairy dust with a giveaway for mom AND baby!  Enter for your chance to win one of the following prizes (3 winners total, one per prize):

  1. An “I’m a breastfed baby” bib.  Retail Value: $10.00bib
  2. An “I’m a breastfed baby” bodysuit  Retail Value: $12.00Onesie
  3. An Arden all in one nursing and pumping bra Retail Value: $68.00BW Nude  3 image

Currently Leakies can find these items at The Dairy Fairy website.

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Good luck to everyone!  Please use the widget below to be entered.  The giveaway is open from November 5th, 2013 –  through November 11th, 2013.  A big thanks to Emily and The Dairy Fairy for their ongoing support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit www.TheDairyFairy.com or follow them on Facebook or Pinterest and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.

This giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

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