Friday, May 6, 2011

Guest Blog Interview: Pepper Design Blog

It's always refreshing to find and connect with other hip nursing moms. It makes me oh-so happy to think that we all share a special little bond with one another. This being said, I am on a mission to find and bring to you, other fabulous, breastfeedin' and bloggin'-mamas.

Sooo, it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to, Morgan from Pepper Design Blog.

     I met Morgan when we were "home-mates" in college at the University of Southern California. We shared a big house with about 9 bedrooms and something like 13 girls. There were 2 refrigerators and lots of Morgan's yummy cooking ( to her, I owe my awesome egg poaching skills.) In between classes we would watch The Food Network, escape to Glen Ivy Day Spa, peruse thrift store shops and swap outfits. 

     Fast forward a couple years later, we re-connected and found ourselves both married, living in San Diego and starting families. I remember her mentioning her Pepper blog in passing, and you guys, she is so modest, because I didn't even realize the magnitude of it's awesomeness until I saw it for myself.

      Her blog is a warm, welcome and user-friendly way to find daily inspirations for home decorating & remodeling, party throwing, favorite fashions and more. And since the birth of her little one, Olivia, she has lots of creative DIY projects for the nursery and one of my faves- her favorite baby products for the first 3 months.

     So, without further ado, let's hear what this crafty and stylish breastfeeding mama has to share with us Milk-Friendly readers...

What were the top 2 reasons you decided to breastfeed?

There was no doubt in my mind that breastfeeding would be the right choice for our family. I knew that breast milk was everything and anything my baby needed and while it was challenging at first, we haven't looked back! My top reasons would have to be the nutritional value and additional immunity protection.

What's your breastfeeding "must-have" item?

Definitely a nursing cover! I'm not discreet about breastfeeding in public (who wants to hide away from good conversation and friends?) and rely on my cover to feed Liv anywhere we go.
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 Have you found yourself sacrificing style in order to be able to dress "milk-friendly"?

Yes and no. My main style sacrifice is that many tops I used to be able to comfortably wear are too small in the chest region now! I look forward to shrinking in that area a bit ;). I do think that dressing for nursing can be challenging, but once you get the hang of getting those puppies out, you can manage it pretty quickly in almost any top or dress (I lament on one beautiful boatneck dress in a soft wool that I can no longer wear...)

 Have you had any wardrobe malfunctions? If so, I'm sure there's a story, do tell!

Liv is about the age that she can now pull on the nursing cover and there have been a few close calls!

The one incident that comes to mind that definitely caused me to blush was a recent trip to the zoo. I was nursing on a bench just outside the chimpanzee exhibit with my back to the oncoming crowd when I realized (twenty minutes in) that while the front of me was covered, my top was all the way up my back. A large crowd of people walking in saw my bare back first, and then the monkeys - I'm not sure which was the more entertaining exhibit! Where is the breeze (and a nursing tank) when you need it?

Thank you so very much for sharing your story with us Morgan! Your chimpanzee exhibit story cracked me up! I have definitely had similar moments of full-back exposure, usually wishing I opted for the tank too! We loved having you, and can't wait to see more from you at Pepper Design Blog!


Morgan @ said...

Thank you so much Maryam! Thank you for such a warm introduction and I'm honored to be featured today! Our time at USC holds some of my favorite memories and I LOVE that we've reconnected in San Diego!

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