Let’s Celebrate Breasts- It’s National Breastfeeding Week

Got your attention didn’t I? As a breastfeeding mom who is now nursing her fourth child I feel I have some thing’s to say about the topic of breastfeeding. Just because you don’t know all about my breastfeeding journey and since this may be my last chance to have a nursling- I wanna go big and celebrate!

national #breastfeeding month

August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week and August, the entire month, is National Breastfeeding Month.

Here are some facts about my time as a breastfeeding mother:

1. I’ve never weaned a child before 12 months.
2. I’ve tandem nursed babies that WERE NOT twins!
3. I pumped for 3 1/2 days exclusively while my firstborn was in the NICU.
4. My babies have never stayed the night away from me while breastfeeding.
5. Our nursling’s accompany mom and dad on dinner dates.
6. I do not drink as much water as I should or take a multivitamin. Working on it!
7. I love full fat coffee creamer, sour cream, and avocados.
8. I have tried and owned more nursing bras then I can count on my fingers and toes!
9. Nursing tops are great IF you get started using them early on in your breastfeeding journey.

I plan to spend the month of August sharing my personal stories, tips & tricks on breastfeeding as well as a guest post or two.
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Peanut Butter No Bake Dessert Bars

Remember when I said my sister tried to make one new recipe a week or four new recipes per month? Just nod your head, yes, like you remember. She visits her local library scouring the recipe book section for new additions to her recipe collection. This time she remembered to take pictures of her latest recipe Peanut Butter No Bake Dessert Bars.

Peanut Butter#nobake dessert bars

Here’s a super quick and easy dessert recipe that feeds a crowd. I was a little skeptical at first when I heard about it over the phone. Eldest spent the night and took all the pictures while my sister did the baking. What a great team they made!

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Homemade Rock Kit

Today I would like to share with you some ways to create your own homemade rock kit. Yes, you can buy all types of rock kits, mineral kits, classroom sets, and even rock hound backpack’s but most of those are quite expensive. Since these pre-made kits aren’t in a frugal homeschool budget I wanted to give you ideas of what we have done.

homemade rock kit

First determine how much your children are really into rocks. Do they really want to learn about them OR do they just want to collect them and play with them? Either way your child can learn, observe, and explore rocks to their hearts content!

If your child really want’s to learn to identify and collect them for further study then I suggest you print rock identification charts or cards from below. Keep an eye out at garage sales or used book sales for rock books. We splurged and paid full-price for Rocks, Gems and Minerals (A Golden Guide). Disclosure: I used our Amazon affiliate links in this post to provide you with a quick reference. I may make some money from any purchases you make at no additional cost to you. Funny thing is we found an older version of the same book for .50 at a garage sale!

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