Handcrafted Necklace Pendant Giveaway

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Yes! Another Giveaway to celebrate the normalization of breastfeeding.

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Vanessa, from Generally Crispy will be giving away one beautiful handcrafted  Necklace Pendant to one lucky winner.

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How do you enter? Its simple.
(Open to US residents)

•Like our Generally Crispy Facebook Page

•Pick any post on our Blog and share it.

Return to this post and leave a comment stating you have Liked our Facebook Page and which post you shared and why you chose that post. (We do moderate and will approve comments in the order they are received).

At the end of World Breastfeeding Week (on or about August 7th approximately 5pm MST-Arizona Time), we will select one random winner. The winner will have 48 hours to contact us to claim their prize.

We will confirm that the terms of entry have been completed. If we find that the winner has not completed the terms according to the simple terms listed above or does not claim their prize within 48 hours of the official announcement, the selected winner will be discarded and a new winner will be randomly selected.

We have a ton of things going on during World Breastfeeding Week, so be sure to subscribe to receive notification of new posts so you don’t miss anything. There will be Giveaways,  Breastfeeding Testimonials, Local Raffles and Events and more.

Enter to win a FREE Ring Sling handmade by Miranda!!!

Generally Crispy Soap Giveaway

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World Breastfeeding Week is one of my absolute favorite weeks of the year to celebrate!

To thank everyone who has taken time out of their busy lives to share their amazing stories that help to normalize breastfeeding, to lend support to other mother who may be experiencing difficulties by showing them that each experience is different and to  come together and show that their efforts to make World Breastfeeding Week a successful event…

One luck person who submitted a breastfeeding Story/Article/Testimonial will be randomly drawn to receive a beautiful, 3 Pack of Handmade Soap from The Gypsy Bayou (formerly Soap Bubble which also now Gypsy Bayou on Facebook) to thank you for your continued support and the effort you put forth. You all are very appreciated!

This Giveaway is only open to those who submitted a Breastfeeding Story prior to the start of World  Breastfeeding Week Winner will be drawn at the conclusion of World Breastfeeding Week (on or around August 7th 5:00 PM MST-Arizona Time) and will be announced on Generally Crispy.

How do you enter?
If you submitted a story, you are already entered. There is nothing more you need to do except watch for the drawing!

Feel free to stay tuned, there will be an assortment of other giveaways held in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week.

Breastfeed with Pride

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I am a 28 year old woman with three beautiful, yet difficult children. I gave birth to my first at 19 years old. Even being young and uneducated on many aspects of parenting, I still pumped my breastmilk for a little while.  My first born, who is now 9, has severe ADHD, ODD and mild depression.  He was born at about 38 weeks gestation. These days, I often wonder had I made more of an effort to breastfeed, if that would have impacted the struggles he faces today?  While I try not to dwell on the “what if’s”, I do believe it would have.  I was young, and yes… naive. I made bad choices and didn’t have the best parental figures to learn from. I gave birth to my second child when I was 27.  I still had a lot of learning to do, but at this point, I understood just how important breastfeeding was. To be perfectly honest, the first few weeks were heartbreaking and painful. I struggled with engorgement and latch issues.  I tried a nipple shield to help with her latch and also my discomfort.  Sometimes it helped, but sometimes it didn’t.  I supplemented with formula when my daughter was still very young. I cried many times over what, at the time, I thought was a failure. I got back on track and my sweet daughter was nursing and doing great.  Around 10 months old, her teething began. Oh, how my sweet girl would bite! Once again, I found myself crying. I thought was a failure, yet again. I resorted back to formula and by the time she was 11 months, she wasn’t breastfeeding at all. I was so disappointed in myself. Now, I realize how great I actually did.  I did the best I could, and that’s all anyone could ask for.

I am now 28 years old and my youngest is 9 months old.  I didn’t mention this before because it is off topic, but my first two children were c- sections.  My first 3lbs 14oz and my second 5lbs 11oz.  Since then, I have educated myself about vbac’s and was attempting a vba2c (vaginal birth after 2 cesarian sections). I remained pregnant until 41 weeks and 3 days. My body did not progress, so I opted for a repeat c-section. He was delivered at 8lbs 11oz! This was a huge difference for me. I was very nervous when it came to breastfeeding.  Could I really provide nourishment for a child who was so much bigger than my first two failed attempts at trying to make it to one year nursing? The answer is YES!  My little guy is currently 9 months old and exclusively breastfed! We practice baby led weaning, which basically means he still relies on the breast, but samples table foods he is interested in for fun. I am confident we will easily make it past one year breastfeeding!

The way I see it, there are two morals to the story. The first one being; when you know better, you do better. The second being; practice makes perfect. Well, at least as perfect as humanly possible. Being a Lactavist ranks top priority above all my other causes. My personal breastfeeding journey, like most women, has been full of trials and tribulations. But, at the end of the day, when I look back at my children and our breastfeeding journeys, I feel one thing… PRIDE.

Ring Slings By Miranda Giveaway

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Miranda of Ring Slings by Miranda makes beautiful, handcrafted Ring Slings. She graciously sponsoring a Giveaway of a beautiful, hand dyed Ring Sling for one lucky person at the end of World Breastfeeding Week.

Entry is a piece of cake.

RULES

This giveaway has ended

• Entry Available to US Participants only, who are Active Registered Users of Facebook.

• Standard Shipping is Included. If you you want a specific method of shipping, you will be responsible for paying for the shipping.

• You must be over the age of 18 to enter.

• You must have a valid Email Address.

• You must complete the information required for leaving a comment (on the comment form below).

• Your entry will be based upon visiting the Facebook Pages Ring Slings by Miranda http://www.facebook.com/RingSlingsByMiranda and Generally Crispy http://www.facebook.com/GenerallyCrispy and “LIKING” both of them.

• You must be in good standing with both Facebook pages.

AFTER you have completed this task, you will leave a Comment in the Comment Section (Below) indicating you have completed the required tasks.

If you have already ‘Liked’ one or both of the indicated pages, you are half way there!

Winner will be announced on or about August 7th, 2014 (5pm MST-Arizona Time) on Ring Slings by Miranda Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RingSlingsByMiranda and Generally Crispy Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/GenerallyCrispy

Winner has 48 hours from the announcement of the winner to contact Miranda of Ring Slings by Miranda http://www.facebook.com/RingSlingsByMiranda to claim their sling. In the event that a winner has not claimed their prize within 48 hours of the announcement, the original winner will be discarded and a new winner will be selected. Initiation of Winning/Winner Contact is the responsibility of the contestant within specified time frame.

We will verify that the tasks have been completed. Comments will be approved (Yes, we do moderate) in the order they were received.
If we the selected winner did not meet the requirements upon the drawing, their entry will be discarded and a new winner will be selected. So play honestly and fairly.

Go LIKE…
Ring Slings By Miranda’s Facebook Page
and
Generally Cripsy’s Facebook Page

http://www.facebook.com/RingSlingsByMiranda

http://www.facebook.com/GenerallyCrispy

Generally Crispy will be hosting several other Giveaways following the conclusion of World Breastfeeding Week. Be sure to Follow us to receive notification of new posts and notifications…you wouldn’t want to miss out!

Be sure to leave Miranda a comment on her Facebook page thanking her for sponsoring such an awesome giveaway. Also, be sure you check out her Breastfeeding Story,  Breastfeeding with Pride!

This is the part where you leave your comment after you’ve finished “LIKING”  Rings Slings By Miranda and Generally Crispy

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UPDATE: There has been a notification that some of the links may not be working. I have added typed URLs to the post to help make finding the appropriate pages easier in the event that a link does not work.

http://www.facebook.com/RingSlingsByMiranda

http://www.facebook.com/GenerallyCrispy

Be sure to check out The Necklace Pendant Giveaway too! And Subscribe to the website to receive notification of additional Giveaways, Posts, Information or Specials! We will be having more giveaway announcements in the coming Hours, Days and Weeks! Be sure to share our website and Facebook Pages, the more fans/followers…the more Goodies get given away!!!

The Big Latch On -Pinal County

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Three Peaches Nurturing and Breastfeeding Support Group Presents Casa Grande’s very first annual BIG Latch On!

Bring the whole family and join us for fun, food and raffles as we help break the World Record. It’s a great way to show our community and surrounding areas we support and encourage breastfeeding, nursing in public and local businesses/non-profits! 

The official timed latch on will be at exactly 10:30am
it’s encouraged to come 30 minutes prior to sign in and get settled. 

So, if you are local be sure to come out and join in!

For more information on participation and volunteering, contact Jessi Gomez.
PHONE: (Five20)Eight Four Zero-6Four36
EMAIL:threepeachesnurturing@gmail.com
Three Peaches Nurturing

Vista Grande Library
(Vista Grande High School at the South East Corner or Arizola and Cottonwood)
1556 N Arizola Rd,
Casa Grande, AZ
85122
(520) 840-6436

Generally Crispy’s World Breastfeeding Week Giveaways!!!

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Each year we look forward to World Breastfeeding Week for a various number of reasons.

During this time we run a series of guest submitted breastfeeding stories on our blog as an effort to help normalize breastfeeding, share experiences and come together to support women and families in their choice to feed their children as nature intended.

This has been a work in progress that has taken a great deal of effort and planning, but we are finally ready to kick off World Breastfeeding Week 2014!

In addition to the Candid and Amazing Story Submissions that we will be running during the week, we also wanted to make this week a little extra special and host some Giveaways to thank everyone who submitted a Breastfeeding Story, to Thank those who have continued to support us thru the journey of normalizing breastfeeding and welcome those who are new to this journey.

Tomorrow kicks off World Breastfeeding Week 2014 and we will be opening some fantastic Giveaways which we would like to include you in on.

Miranda of Ring Slings By Miranda will be sponsoring a Giveaway of one of her beautiful handmade Ring Slings.  This Giveaway is Open to the general public. Be sure to subscribe to Generally Crispy so you don’t miss anything!

Want to get a head start on Miranda’s giveaway? If so, Head on over to Ring Slings by Miranda, LIKE her page, say hello and then wait for tomorrows announcement!

Want to see a Sneak Peak?
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Vanessa of The Gypsy Bayou and Generally Crispy will be sponsoring a 3 Pack of Soap Giveaway that is reserved for those who Submitted a Breastfeeding Story prior to the open of World Breastfeeding Week. This giveaway is open to a restricted group. Those who submitted stories have automatically been entered. If you have submitted a story, you don’t have to do anything else. You are already entered.
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Additionally, Vanessa (Generally Crispy/The Gypsy Bayou) will be sponsoring a Raffle Style Giveaway at The Big Latch On Casa Grande, Arizona hosted by Jessi Gomez, Certified Lactation Educator, representing Three Peaches Nurturing. The Big Latch On Event will also have an assortment of Vendors and Activities which are family based. Infants and Children are welcome. This Raffle/Giveaway is Open to Local Participants. Official Terms and Rules are available at the Event which will be held at Vista Grande High School in Casa Grande, Arizona at the intersection of Arizola and Cottonwood on Saturday August 2nd at 10:00 AM. This will be an indoor event.  If you are local and you want to show your support for this event, stop by and say hello.

An assortment of other Giveaways will also be announced during World Breastfeeding Week that will be open to everyone, so be sure to Subscribe so you don’t miss anything.

Stay Tuned!!! We will begin announing the Opening of the Giveaway Entries, Rules and Associated Links and How/Where to enter!