Geeky? Yes. Rockin’ too?

At least one person thinks so. ;) Mama Saga recently bestowed the “Rockin’ Girl Blogger” award upon me. Thanks so much, Mama!

rockin girl blogger

And now it is my pleasure to pass the award on to five ass kickin’ rockin’ girls:
1) Heather at A Mama’s Blog
2) Tanya at The Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog
3) Michelle at Makeshift We Are and Tiger the Lion
4) Isil at Veggie Way
5) Stacy at The Land of K.A.

I’d love to write a bit about why each of these women rock in her own special way, but you’ll just have to take my word for it. I have a preschooler trying to carry her little brother (who’s more than half her weight) around the living room, and, mama duty calls.

Please accept the award, pass it along to five others and rock on, girls. Rock on. ;)

Donations needed for API online auction

API

Attachment Parenting International is currently trying to raise a lot of funds and to do this they are having an online auction – API’s online auction – which began today, June 29, and will run through July 21.

DONATIONS for the auction ARE NEEDED.

I’m working on behalf of our local CO API chapter to help find donations (which is part of the reason I haven’t been blogging much the past few days). If you make or sell something or just have something you’d like to donate (this can be just about anything and does NOT have to be AP-specific – clothing, books, jewelry, gift certificates, outdoor equipment, timeshare weeks, candles, collectibles, art, etc.) or know someone who does and would like to donate to API’s fundraiser, please email me for more info – amygeekgrl@gmail.com – or just go directly to the auction link above and add your item(s).

When you donate an item to API’s auction, you are encouraged to include a link to your business website, thereby promoting your brand and product to a target audience of nearly 4,500 API supporters! And that number will grow exponentially, since participants will be encouraged to forward e-mails and invite friends and families to participate in the auction.

We can accept donations throughout the course of the auction, however, the sooner you sign on, the more promotion you’ll enjoy as a generous item donor.

Thanks so much for your consideration. :)

I’ve donated a shirt from my store (and plan to donate at least one more), and so far I’ve got commitments for donations from Elizabeth Pantley (author of the No-Cry … Solution books), The Lactivist, Peek-a-Boo B Nursing Covers, and Blessed Nest. My mom has also offered to make a few toddler sun-dresses and taggies to donate. And a few friends and fellow AP-mamas have donated items from their businesses as well – Eesti Slings and Little Pumpkin, Sweet Pea Designs.

I’m very excited about the amount of different items available on the auction so far and hope to find even more great products to offer in the next week or so.

Oh, and don’t forget to bid on items yourself – API’s online auction! The proceeds go to a great cause. :)

“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could reach every parent who wants to learn more, touch every child’s life, and educate a variety of care providers about the sound research on Attachment Parenting? We can make even greater strides in creating a Peaceful World for all of our children if we work on this campaign together. Please be a part of our vision; API can’t accomplish its goals without your help and support.”

Thank you!

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week with a contest and t-shirt giveaway

I make milk. What’s your superpower? t-shirt

National World Breastfeeding Week is Aug. 1 – 8, 2007. This year’s theme is: “Breastfeeding: The 1st Hour – Save ONE million babies!”

Here at the Crunchy Domestic Goddess, I am holding a photo contest and giving away a pro-breastfeeding t-shirt to help celebrate and promote the event.

Please submit your favorite breastfeeding picture of yourself and your baby/babies via email (click my email link: amygeekgrl@gmail.com and it will automatically put WBWContest in the subject line. If you type the address out yourself, please note there is NO “i” in “amygeekgrl”) by Sunday, July 15. One entry (one picture) per person, please. Please note that by submitting your photo, you are giving me permission to post it on my blog at a later date.

Photos will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Relevancy to Category Topic (in this case, breastfeeding)
  • Composition / Arrangement
  • Focus / Sharpness
  • Creativity

The 1st place winner will have the choice of receiving either an “I make milk. What’s your superpower?” t-shirt (seen above) or a “Lactivist” t-shirt.

Second and 3rd place winners will receive their choice of a “Lactivist” bumper sticker, a “My honor student was breast-fed” bumper sticker, or a “Jesus was breast-fed” bumper sticker.

All prizes are courtesy of my store – Attached At The Hip – proud to be a silver level sponsor of World Breastfeeding Week.

Winners will be announced by Friday, July 20.

Learn more about this year’s World Breastfeeding Week by visiting La Leche League.

National Mile High Breastfeeding Celebration

On Sunday morning, Jody, Ava, Julian and I braved the record-breaking 100 degree heat to attend the National Mile High Breastfeeding Celebration in Denver hoping to help break a record of a different kind.

Lactating mamas with babes, kids, hubbies and others in tow gathered together with the goal of breaking the national record for most women breastfeeding in public, as well as celebrating and promoting breastfeeding. The heat seemed to put a bit of a damper on the attendance, and we fell very short of breaking the national record, but a new record was set for the state of Colorado with around 200 women participating!

News cameras were poised at the ready, but the only station that appeared to run anything (and it was a very short clip at that) about the event on the evening news was Denver’s CBS station Channel 4. Channel 4 also ran a longer segment about it on the morning of the event (view the video) and interviewed Jennifer Weddig* of the Colorado Breastfeeding Task Force. And NBC’s Channel 9 published a story about it – Local moms try to beat national breastfeeding record – on their website. It’s a shame it didn’t get more coverage, but there was a lot of negative stuff in the news that day, and, as the oh so morbid saying in the business goes, “if it bleeds, it leads.”

Despite the heat, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves, especially all of the kiddos feasting on delicious mama milk. :)

Here are a few pics from the day…

Breastfeeding Celebration banner Jody and Julian - “My kid’s no weaner” Ava, the “Li’l Lactivist” Julian and Ava

Amy and Julian, ready to nurse Julian and Mama, breaking the CO breastfeeding record Some of the participants in the National Mile High Breastfeeding Celebration I’m #60

*An aside, I believe I ran into Jennifer Weddig at the event. She commented on how she and some others really liked Ava’s “Li’l Lactivist” shirt and asked me where I got it, so I got to plug my store. :) Too bad I didn’t have any business cards with me. Jody’s “My kid’s no weaner” shirt from The Lactivist store also got some compliments.

My posts have been few and far between this last week, but things are starting to slow down around here once again. I hope to post a recap of our very busy, but good week and get back to semi-regular blogging again soon.

BSM – 6/25/07

I took a ton of pictures this week, but haven’t had time to edit more than a handful yet.

First is my choice for Best Shot Monday, and then a few more pics from this weekend’s birthday festivities (Ava turned 3) follow. I love this first one because it is Ava just being Ava – playing in the backyard with her stick “family” and just being a kid.

Ava - 3 yrs old - 6/22/07

Birthday smoothie 6/22/07 Ava’s 3rd birthday party 6/23/07 Mmm, frosting

Be sure to click over to Picture This to see everyone else’s choices for Best Shot Monday.