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Picking up the Torch

Posted: December 22nd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding Blog Hop | Tags: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding Blog Hop, Breastfeeding resources | 5 Comments »

This week’s topic is Passing the Torch. That can mean different things to different people. For me it conjures up images of a sister or a mother passing on their knowledge to a younger generation or friend. I think we can all agree having a support system in place is key to a successful breastfeeding relationship with your child. In many ways, all of us are carrying the torch for breastfeeding and every day we make the light stronger and help to make breastfeeding the norm.

Passing the Torch also means something special to me.

Over the past year we’ve shared ups and downs and some of the more intimate details of our lives. We’ve talked about everything from our sex lives while breastfeeding an infant to who makes the best nursing tank.

Through it all, we’ve had an awesome cheerleader and friend, Jen, leading us all. Every week she figures out a topic, gets the linky ready to go and spreads the love in comments and on Twitter. Not to mention her awesome Breastfeeding Blog Hop page where you can see every week archived by topic.

I am super excited to share that she has asked me to take over hosting the hop starting the first week of January. If you would have told me before my twins were born that I would find such a thrill talking about breastfeeding and supporting moms going through what sometimes amounts to a very difficult journey, I wouldn’t have believed you. But here I am!

I am honored and blessed to have found such a supportive and wonderful group of women and I can only hope next year is as fun as the past has been. I don’t know about you, but I really like having one day a week where I know exactly what I’ll be blogging about. Not to mention that having all of you here makes breastfeeding a jaundiced, tongue-tied newborn seem like something that is a walk in the park (I’m going to keep you all on speed-dial for the next round)!

As Jen steps down to finish up her degree (Go Jen!!!) I’m going to ask her to jump in every once in awhile, especially when we have a topic pertaining to pumping as I think she is a valuable resource having exclusively pumped for over a year.

As always, Marah over at Diary of a Devil Dog Wife will still be here and will have plenty to share about the next stage in her life as a tandem nursing mom- I can’t wait to read about her journey with that and I am sure she will be looking for a little support as she takes on the new task of mothering two.

Finally, I’d like to introduce the newest member of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosting team: Lori, better known as The Gnome’s Mom. She’s been a weekly poster for awhile and is still nursing the Gnome and hopefully in the near future, another little Gnome or Gnomette!

So, passing the torch. It’s not a torch I ever thought I would carry, but here I am. I hope that I can keep this fun and supportive and I hope we can keep this group as strong as ever. If you have any topics you would love to cover, or any suggestions at all, feel free to email me at admin@theslackermom.com

Let’s wish Jen all the luck in the world in her next endeavor and welcome Lori into the fold!

This post is part of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted every Thursday and Friday by Life with Levi, Diary of a Devil Dog Wife and myself. This weeks topic is Passing the Torch! Link up your posts and don’t forget to stop by next week when we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the Breastfeeding Blog Hop!

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5 Comments on “Picking up the Torch”

  1. 1 sooobig said at 7:07 am on December 22nd, 2011:

    Congratulations! That's exciting – and I'm glad someone is continuing the blog hop. Over the past year, it's been so therapeutic to write about our journey. I'm sure that there are new moms every day who might benefit from reading about everyone's struggles, successes, and advice. Thank you!!
    Crystal http://www.SoooBig.com
    My recent post Passing the Torch

  2. 2 MelissaWhatMommyWant said at 10:26 am on December 22nd, 2011:

    I know I have missed a few hops here and there… I'm glad your continuing this great resource. I am breastfeeding at 12 1/2 months and going…
    I am having difficulty getting Charlotte to use a sippy cup. I assume because it isn't a nipple… any suggestions? Perhaps this inspires a topic… I am already a follower of you and Lori… The Gnomes Mom.

    I look forward to some great posts!

    My recent post Winners from Charlotte's 1st Birthday Giveaway Gala!

  3. 3 TheBreastfeedingBlog said at 12:00 pm on December 23rd, 2011:

    My recent post Green Resolutions Giveaway Hop

  4. 4 morgan said at 3:41 pm on January 1st, 2012:

    I too have enjoyed reading the breastfeeding blog hop.. I only made it to six months with my first nurser and have made it to 9 weeks this go around. I will be looking forward to participating in the conversation once again.
    My recent post Please take a moment to read.

  5. 5 Sarah said at 10:07 pm on January 7th, 2012:

    It's great to have a group of friends, even if they are "online" and not in person. Stumbled!

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