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Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Week 30 and a Goodbye

Posted: July 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Breastfeeding Blog Hop | Tags: Breastfeeding Blog Hop | 2 Comments »

Breastfeeding Blog Hop hosted by The Slacker Mom Best Breastfeeding Blog

When I took over the Breastfeeding Blog Hop from it’s original host, Life with Levi, I was very certain I was up to the challenge of writing about breastfeeding each week, even though I wasn’t pregnant or nursing. As time went on, it became more difficult. What more could I say that hadn’t already been said about my experiences nursing the twins and then Judah?

Not a whole lot. It occurred to me I could keep it all facts and figures, but that isn’t what this page is about and it seemed like another daunting obligation that I just didn’t have time for. As the boys get older and as their needs begin to change on a daily basis, I began to explore ways to simplify my life and get rid of the “clutter” that was taking up my time.

The biggest obvious thing was, of course, my blog. I needed to get rid of the things that demanded my attention and took away from what this space was really supposed to be about.

I am almost done with reviews in my queue, I am getting down to a single advertiser (BlogHer) and unless something really amazing comes along, there will be no more sponsored posts. Basically, I got rid of everything that was replenishing my PayPal account so I could buy diapers.

But, even that wasn’t as hard to give up as this is. I just cannot keep going on, week after week, half-assing and re-hashing my posts. The Breastfeeding Blog Hop deserves better, there are amazing writers that contribute each week and they deserve to have a host who is thrilled to bits to be leading them in discussion each week.

Of course, when things start to fall apart, they do so in a big way. When I approached Lori and Marah about taking over, they both had the same sentiments as I did: they just couldn’t do it anymore, life was getting busy. So, we put our heads together and decided who we would approach to take over the hop…

I would love for you to give a warm welcome to your new hosts:

Melissa and Jeniffer from Sisters ‘n Cloth

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and their co-host, Sarah Jane from Life as a Wife, Mummy, and Nurse!

So, this week, instead of a formal topic, let’s call it a breastfeeding free-for-all and write about whatever breastfeeding topic you would like but everyone, please stop by and visit your new hosts and be sure to let them know if there is anything you want to talk about in the future!  Also- stop by and wish Marah all the best as she embarks on her new journey as a single mother and to Lori as she packs up and ventures off to live in a tiny house somewhere in the wilds of Oklahoma!

Thank you everyone, this has been amazing and I am sad to let it go, but as with everything, you just have to know when to say “when”.

So, next week, be sure to check out their sites and their Facebook pages as well to see what the topic is and where to link up, I am sure they will do a fabulous job! If you want more info on breastfeeding or just everyday parenting tips then check out Atlanta Parent Online Magazine.

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2 Comments on “Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Week 30 and a Goodbye”

  1. 1 sistersncloth said at 9:27 am on July 26th, 2012:

    Thanks again for all the hard work that you, Lori, and Marah have put in to the hop, despite so much else going on in your lives! We are excited about the chance to host, and we promise to do our best to take good care of it 🙂 I think it is great that you are doing what you need to in order to simplify and focus on what truly matters for your blog and your family! ~Melissa
    My recent post Breastfeeding Blog Hop: Why We Love the Hop!

  2. 2 Naya said at 10:12 pm on July 26th, 2012:

    Very sad to see you ladies go, but I completely understand. I have really enjoyed the blog hop. Thank you for the insightful topics and great information. I look forward to the upcoming weeks with Melissa, Jeniffer, and Sarah Jane!
    My recent post Permission to Nurse in Public?


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