Thursday, August 05, 2010

A Sweet Package Giveaway!

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week Mommy's Little Monkey
is giving away a package of goodies. Included in the giveaway is our Simple & Sweet Nursing Curtain, a matching set of burp cloths and a Pro Nurser Onesie! (print selection of your choice)

The Simple & Sweet will have you covered with the most beautiful and detailed fabric on the market. Each cover is embellished with matching ribbon, has detailed stitching, a secure snap closure, forming rigid neckline and a handy pocket for your nursing essentials. Plus they come in their own matching bag perfect for quick trips and big enough to throw in a couple diapers and wipes. Match your cover with a set of our sweet burp cloths plus celebrate your decision to Breastfeed with our original Pro Nurser Onesie!

Win! Two readers will win a package, print of their choice.

To Enter :
*Visit the site and tell me which print you like.

Get one additional entry for each of the following you do:

Follow me on Twitter at @mommyslittlemon and tweet about this contest
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on Facebook

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Note to Nurse Set on the News!

Check out our Note to Nurse Set mentioned on the Fox in the morning.
Babies in Bloom owner, Rochelle Mclean, was interviewed about World Breastfeeding Week and all things relating to breastfeeding where she kindly plugged our set. Thanks Rochelle!

Monday, August 02, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week Day 1 Give Away!!!!

Okay, so we Love, Love, Love World Breastfeeding Week around here at Mommy's Little Monkey and feel very festive this year. We're looking forward to a full week of fun and celebration! We want to include you in the festivities we have planned!

Today we want to give you a short sleeved Note to Nurse Set. Answer the question below by 9PM pacific time/12 AM eastern time in our comment section to this post and we will randomly select a winner. If you don't win today don't worry there are more give aways planned everyday all week long :)

Question: Which step do you love the most of the "Just 10 Steps! Breastfeeding the Baby friendly way." (Check out our post below)

Happy World Breastfeeding Week!

What is World Breastfeeding Week? World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year on August 1 through the 7th in more than 120 countries to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. It commemorates the Innocent Declaration made by the WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF policy-makers in August 1990 to protect, promote and support breastfeeding.

This year's theme is "Just 10 Steps! Breastfeeding the Baby-Friendly Way."

Step 1: Hospitals to have a written breastfeeding policy that is routinely communicated to all healthcare staff.

Step 2: Train all healthcare staff in the skills necessary to implement the breastfeeding policy.

Step 3: Inform all pregnant women about the benefits and management of breastfeeding.

Step 4: Help mothers initiate breastfeeding soon after birth.

Step 5: Show mothers how to breastfeed and how to maintain lactation even if they are separated from their babies.

Step 6: Give newborn infants no food or drink other than breast milk, unless medically indicated. (Mommy's Little Monkey has Mommy and Baby covered with our Note to Nurse Set)

Step 7: Practice rooming-in, allowing mothers and infants to remain together 24 hours a day.

Step 8: Encourage breastfeeding on demand.

Step 9: Give no artificial teats or dummies to breastfeeding infants.

Step 10: Foster the establishment of breastfeeding support groups and refer mothers to them on discharge from the hospital or clinic.

Pass on this information and support women who plan to breastfeed or that breastfeed in your life.

~Much Monkey Love,


Friday, June 18, 2010

A New Little Monkey
My newest little monkey has arrived! Ava Juliana was born April 8th weighing 7 lbs. 2 oz. She's a beautiful little princess and we adore her.
I have so much to share! From my labor experience to my decision to cloth diaper. Plus I have so many little reviews to write on the wonderful products I wanted to try out and am finally using like Aden & Anais, the Ergo Carrier, the different cloth diapers I chose and of course the Simple & Sweet Nursing Curtain.
Keep coming by for my little posts.
Much Monkey Love,

Monday, January 18, 2010

Baby On Board

When I was a little girl I didn't really have a dream to become a mother someday. I can't say that I was one of those girls that always dreamt of having a husband and large family. If I ever played house with my sisters and brother, I was always the sister or daughter role but never was I the mother. Then again I was the third child so maybe my overpowering older sisters took that role permanantly away from me.
My choice of make believe time was believing I was a baker with my own business. My display of breads and rolls was a very detailed process. Buckets of pool water on the side of the house was crucial along with digging in the dry dirt and adding the pool water slowly. My hands slowly folded the dirt and water into a nice and thick mixture. My brother usually accompanied me during this make believe time and was what we loved to do. We would then take precise fistful amounts of mud, mold them and then place them on the fence to dry. Once they were all sun baked we would display our goods on our bakery floor, right next to the empty bucket that held our pool water and would pretend to enjoy each delicate pastry . Later, make believe became office boss or secretary with my cousin and office supplies were a must. I remember I was obsessed with pens, stationary and of course colorful stickers there for a while. I mean you can't run a office with out beautiful stickers. To dramatize the clicking of our calculators my cousin and I made Lee Press on Nails a must before starting "office time". Oh, the good ole days.

So as I get myself prepared for the arrival of my forth child I wonder how this all happened? I was the High School student who could only imagine going to college and becoming successful. I had no plans for children or at least it wasn't high on my goal list. I mean, I know cupid got me good. Did he ever attack me with his bow and arrows. The next thing I know I'm married with children and maintaining a home, family, baby on the way and a little business.

Our new baby girl will arrive sometime in early April. So as you may ask yourself, "how will she/can she do it with 4 children?" I want you to know I have asked myself the same question. How will I run a business, manage a family, my home, everything I have on my plate on a daily basis? In fact I've asked myself those questions more than a couple of times and as her arrival date draws closer. I have found myself wondering about how my life will change so much very soon. I guess my remedy of not wanting to freak myself out too much is to just try not to think about it and then calm my dramatic self down. Realistically I just tell myself to take one day at a time and to remember I've done this before and doing it again will be fine. I know once I meet her tiny little face and get to know her personality I will wonder how life could ever be without her.

As for how my three little monkeys are taking it, well let's just say I'm amazed at how naturally excited children can be when they know a little brother or sister is on their way. I have had such a great time experiencing this pregnancy with them. I love seeing their amazed faces when she kicks and wiggles around and I especially love to hear them sing and talk to her through my gigantic belly. I know she's going to be a sweet addition to our family and that all will be fine.

As for what lies ahead and what I have planned, I guess I've realized it's not always about what I have planned but that sometimes I need to surrender for what "he" has planned for me. I'm sticking to my rule of taking it one day at a time and embracing what is happening to my family and myself. I guess the first thing I'll do is get something I've long deserved. I've never had one of those signs that reads "Baby on Board" for my car before. Maybe now would be a good time to get one.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to you from Mommy's Little Monkey
This year has been a great one and I'm so thankful for all the little blessings in my life right now. From the addition of more boutiques for Mommy's Little Monkey products, the addition of the Mommy's Little Monkey magic helper (a.k.a Kathy) to the little monkey addition growing and arriving this spring, I am so thankful. I am especially thankful to all of you who use Mommy's Little Monkey products, because of you my business has grown.
Thank you!