On my agenda:
- August 1st - Posting a picture of a breastfeeding mom on my Facebook profile for the M.I.L.C. Virtual Nurse-In.
- August 1st - Attending the La Leche League Family Picnic.
- August 5th - Kristen and I will be setting up a table with refreshments and breastfeeding information at our Wayne County WIC Food Center.
- Ongoing - We have an essay contest in Wayne County until the 21st to win fabulous prizes.
This is my picture for my Facebook profile: Danielle, Aaron (4 months), Oscar (almost 1 year) & Missy - Having a picnic!
stickers from noodle soup!
I think it would be fun to have a game that would show moms the advantages of breastfeeding during emergency situations (especially hurricanes), but I haven't come up with any specifics yet. Any ideas anyone?
Kristen with our little setup. Big giant thanks to Scot for the tent! I am very grateful that I don't look like a lobster.
Our presentation board. I don't think anyone actually read a word on it (besides 'breastfeeding')- so if you're planning on making one, use lots of pictures! Also, large pieces of cardboard do not stand well on windy days. We provided the other health fair participants lots of free entertainment while we tried to catch our presentation board every time it blew away!
Table full of pamphlets. We also had various fliers available to anyone that wanted more information, but no good way to display them.
I think freebies were the main draw to the event, so it's a good thing we took bracelets and a few stickers from noodle soup. Kristen managed to sell 10 of our bows! yay Kristen!
I used a $2 spool of ribbon cut into 10" pieces and tied into bows and adhesive pin backs that i found in the jewelry findings in walmart ($2 for 20). I added a little bit of super glue to make sure they stay on good. Be careful with the superglue - it messed up the color of the ribbon on my whole first batch. I ended up spray painting them gold again. I also added a little bit of fray check to the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
I pinned each bow to a business card which explains the symbolism behind the golden bow. If anyone wants to make these, I can email the .pdf files I made or mail a sheet to be copied.
I printed a little sign and bought a little basket from the dollar store and I'm ready to sell. I'm not sure where I'll try to sell these or if anyone will buy them, but it's worth a try!
(Jeremy bought one for me and Kristen bought one today for on her purse!)
Gold Standard '09