Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dear Single Mama

Dear Single Mama,

I don't know how you got here.  And to be honest, it doesn't really matter to me (in the "judgey" sort of way...not in the "i don't care about your life" kind of way)
But sometimes I want to weep for you.

On those days when he's colicky, teething, insatiably hungry, or just plain grumpy, I think of you.

I tear up even writing this because I am so thankful for a partner to walk this journey with me.  I'm thankful that reinforcements come home at approximately 4:43 so I don't have to do it alone.
I hate that you have to do it alone.

Actually, hopefully you're not doing it alone.  Hopefully there are people in your life who have stepped up to make sure you are not alone, but even still, I know there must be very lonely days.

Single Mama, know that I think of you often and pray for you, too.  My awe of you grows each day as I walk through each parenting trial.  It takes a special woman (and in some cases, man) to make it day to day.  YOU are that woman.  Good job!

And while friends are great to encourage us, let us not forget the abundant mercies God pours out to us daily and that He is always with us.  My new favorite purchase is Matt Redman's 10,00 Reasons album which includes the following song that includes these stellar lyrics:
Never once did we ever walk alone
Never once did You leave us on our own
You are faithful, God, You are faithful

I love you, single mama.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Nursing Pad Giveway!

Ok, so here's the deal.  As most of you know, I like making things and I even sell some of them!
I made a new product on the serger I received for Christmas!

But there's one problem.

I'm no longer lactating.

Which means I can't test out my creation to see how it works.  And if I am not confident it works well, I can't sell it!

That's where you come in.

I'm giving away 3 sets of washable nursing pads.  Two sets are "day time" kits that come with two pairs of two pads (4 total.)  And one set has a pair of 'daytime' and a pair of 'nighttime' pads (4 total.)

There are two qualifications to winning a set.
1. You have to currently be lactating, as I'm looking for semi-immediate feedback.
2. You have to be willing to send me an email of your pros and cons after you've received your set and tried it out.

Ready to enter!?

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