Celebrating Medela Recycles with a Medela Freestyle® Breastpump Giveaway


Welcome to the Medela Freecycle Pump Giveaway sponsored by Medela and hosted by The Pistachio Project. Recycling has become a pretty common activity in our everyday lives. We recycle at home, we recycle at work, we even have recycling bins on the streets now! But what about the bigger items that we no longer need? Take for instance, breastpumps. What do we do with breastpumps once we are done with our breastfeeding experience? Introducing Medela Recycles Medela has heard the voices of moms and taken the initiative to create Medela Recycles. Medela Recycles is a program which takes our old breast pumps and uses each one to support the donation of new hospital-grade, multi-use breastpumps to Ronald McDonald House Charities. Moms who have babies who need to stay in the NICU get breast pumps while in the hospital but once their time … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to Attend the Ultimate Online Baby Shower


It's official - I’m extending the invite to you now!  So all you have to do to attend is RSVP now! Go ahead, click on over to the So Easy Being Green Facebook Page and RSVP for the #UOBS, I'll wait.   Seriously, I will... RSVP'ed?  Alrighty then... Welcome to the Party!  Now I'll share everything you need to know about the rest of this fabulous event! There are 3 Main Components to the Ultimate Online Baby Shower:  RSVP Gift Baskets [2 Winners], Flash Giveaways, and Sampling Events.  Let’s examine them all so you’ll be ready to for everything the Ultimate Online Baby Shower offers!  RSVP Gift Baskets RSVPing is super simple – so simply that you've already done it... wait, you did RSVP, didn't you?!  Well not only are you now an official UOBS attendee, you've been entered to win 1 of 2 of these AMAZING Gift Baskets below [each … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Baby Bottle Guide


This post covering The Ultimate Baby Bottle Guide has been sponsored.  All opinions are my own. I remember over 4 years ago when I was pregnant with Sophia and in stores registering for my Baby Shower.  To say I was overwhelmed with the choices in the baby aisles would be an extreme understatement.  I was shocked about the sheer number of baby gadgets and gear and had no clue what to do in the bottle and pacifier aisles. Who know there were so many types of baby bottles!? If you're a Mom or Dad, or a soon-to-be parent, you're not at all surprised by that statement, I'm sure.  I would wager a guess that you've been standing in one of those aisles, just like me, completely and totally overwhelmed with the choices. Sure - choices are good because we all want what's best for our baby, but the thing is - how do we know which baby … [Read more...]

Innovation Appreciation – Freemie Freedom Breast Pump Giveaway – US

Freemie Giveaway

Welcome to the Innovation Appreciation Giveaway Hop!  Have you ever found a product that's so great it makes you want to stop everyone you meet and tell them about it? When I find something that makes my role as a mom easier, I just feel so thankful someone invented it! That's what the "Innovation Appreciation" giveaway is all about. That and a chance for you to win over $450 in fabulous prizes - YES!!! We're celebrating those products who have made our lives a whole lot easier - even in the crunchy world!  I am so excited about the product I'm featuring too because I know it could really make a difference for lots of women! The Freemie Freedom Breast Pump system is a huge advancement in electric breast pumps as far as innovation goes.  This unique system makes pumping easier and much more discreet for women - especially those … [Read more...]

Looking for a Doula or Lactation Consultant in Your Area? Check MamaViews First.


Let me admit something here at first.  When I was pregnant with Sophia I had no clue what a Doula, Baby Nurse, or Lactation Consultant was or did.  I was clueless.  I knew you went to the hospital and had your baby because that's what everyone else that I know did.  Luckily I did find out what a Lactation Consultant did after attending my hospital's Childbirth Classes, but that's as far as my knowledge went. Once I found my way into the Attachment Parenting world that crunchy and cloth diaper blogs so often represent, I learned a lot more.  A lot.  I had no idea that people still had home births or that you could hire someone to go through the birthing process with you.  I so wish I could go back and have had a Doula with my first pregnancy and birth! All I can say is I wish I had known about MamaViews.com then too.  Not only … [Read more...]

A Look at the Mombo Nursing Pillow


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Comfort and Harmony for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My babies are growing up.  Moreaya is already 16 months old and Sophia, my baby, is going to be 3 in less than 2 weeks.  It just doesn't seem imaginable.  I still see them both, so tiny. Even though I don't have a baby baby, I still love to look at baby products in stores.  Do you find yourself wondering over to the infant section and checking out all the new products?  I know I can't be the only one.  I was sent a Mombo nursing pillow a few weeks ago.  Although I'm not currently breastfeeding, I do remember a few things about the subject and being comfortable {both myself and the baby} was one of the most important parts of the breastfeeding … [Read more...]

Pretty Mommies Skincare


Did you know it's important to use safe skincare while you're pregnant and breastfeeding? The Blogging Mamas Network and Pretty Mommies have come together to bring you important information about safe skincare during these special times AND to offer you a chance to win 1 of 4 sets of Pretty Mommies Skincare! Pretty Mommies Skin Care is an all-natural, physician-based maternity skin care line that has raised the bar to become the new standard in safety and efficacy for pregnant and nursing women. Pretty Mommies not only addresses the challenges due to the hormonal changes associated with motherhood, but also sets a new standard of safety for you and your baby. Contains ingredients such as Rose Hip, Vitamin C, Aloe, Green Tea, Red Tea, Squalane (derived from Olives) and Trichloma Matsutake Singer Extract (Japanese … [Read more...]

Boppy: Travelin’ With Baby Grand Prize Sponsor #babytravels

Today, Jenny is reviewing 2 great products that will be in the Travelin' With Baby Grand Prize - a Travel Pillow and Nursing Cover from Boppy! These feeding essentials make traveling with baby a cinch and the Boppy Travel Pillow also doubles as a nice resting spot for baby. Portable and comfortable! Boppy will be sponsoring a Travel Pillow and Nursing Cover in the Travelin' With Baby Grand Prize! … [Read more...]

New Mommy and Baby: Mombo Nursing Pillow


I had the pleasure of receiving one of the newest nursing pillows on the market... the mombo™ nursing pillow from Comfort & Harmony!  I was very excited to try out this new product and see how it worked for Moreaya and I during our nursing sessions! I was sent the Comfort & Harmony™ mombo™ Deluxe Pillow in Pinehurst™ Fashion to review.  It's a beautiful pillow in the prettiest shade of green.  Right away, I noticed the difference in the sides of the pillow and, other than the optional vibration, is what really makes this nursing pillow stand out from the rest! Pinehurst™ is soft and sophisticated. Styled in calming green, Pinehurst will effortlessly coordinate with any nursery décor or accessory item. Mombo™ offers a unique Firm2Soft™ design for better nursing support and positioning, plus a soothing vibration feature for … [Read more...]

New Mommy: PumpEase


As I've said before, I prepared myself to be more successful with breastfeeding Moreaya than I think I was with Sophia.  But, I should say, success is measured by the person who is breastfeeding, right?  I'm not here to judge anyone.  Whether you exclusively breastfeed, exclusively pump, exclusively formula feed, or a combination of both... you're doing what you should/want to do for you and your child!  I wanted to successfully exclusively breastfeed Moreaya for as long as possible and I feel like I did succeed. One thing that hurt me with Sophia and I's nursing relationship is I turned to my breast pump the day I got home from the hospital.  I wanted to see if it hurt less and it did, in a way.  But pumping is a lot of work and if you've ever done it, you're rolling your eyes at that understatement, I'm sure.  How are you supposed to … [Read more...]

New Mommy: LilyPadz & C-Remedy


Today I'm going to introduce you to a brand that makes two truly unique products for New Mamas!  You may have heard of them before, but I hadn't and I was just intrigued and had to try them out for myself.  LilyPadz® are the revolutionary alternative to traditional nursing pads combining such unique features as flexibility, breathability, invisibility, and "sticks-to-your-ability" to provide the kind of protection every expectant and nursing mother needs. Whether or not you breastfeed your baby, inconvenient, leaky and let's admit it, "obvious" nursing pads are the last thing you want to worry about during and after your pregnancy. The special soft, flexible and non-absorbent material in LilyPadz® conforms to your breast for a secure fit, allowing you to wear whatever you like with confidence. Now that you have a choice... Say … [Read more...]

New Mommy: My Brest Friend


When I got pregnant with Sophia, I wondered what all the fuss was about with breastfeeding.  I naively assumed that it would be easy... it's natural, right?  I didn't take a breastfeeding class, I didn't buy any types of pillows/support to help with breastfeeding, and I, at only the last minute, bought a generic cream to help with nipple tenderness.  I just wasn't prepared at all. Luckily, this time around, I did a bit more research and connected with some great companies, like My Brest Friend, that have helped m e in our breastfeeding journey!  You may remember that I reviewed a couple of Maternity Pillows from My Brest Friend a few months ago {and I'm still using my 3-in-1 Body pillow... I don't think I'll ever give it up}!  This time around, I'm introducing you to three great products that are perfect for once your baby … [Read more...]