Sometimes breastfeeding makes me feel like Supermom, and sometimes it leaves me feeling touched-out and under-appreciated. This week, let’s focus on the Supermom part!
For one, I can breastfeed and type. It’s a skill I learned back when we first started blogging and Abby was nursing. This meant that sometimes I breastfed and wrote a post. Or breastfed and went to a Twitter party. I can breastfeed and tweet, post status updates, you name it, all because I can breastfeed and type. If you haven’t learned how, try sometime. It becomes quite entertaining when the toddler gym-nurse-tics start up.
I also can breastfeed and check my phone. Honestly, I do too much of that. I’m nearly always on it while nursing, so maybe this isn’t so much of the “Supermom” as it is “real mom who is addicted to her phone.” Hmm…
I really haven’t learned to do much else while breastfeeding. I definitely am not one that can sleep and breastfeed! I have knit a bit while breastfeeding, but that is becoming more difficult as Lily grows.
The other side to this question is what other “green” things I do besides breastfeed. Well, I cloth diaper. Sometimes. I have cloth diapered for months at a time without a disposable being bought, but I have also used disposables for seemingly weeks on end. And those were the only two “green” things I planned to do when I was pregnant with Abby.
Since then, I have “greened” my period with reusable pads, and I’m hoping that I’ll start using a Lunette cup and use it instead.
I have found a love for babywearing, too. I have an Ergo carrier, two ring slings Melissa gave me (that she and her mom made), and a Sleepy Wrap (now called a Boba Wrap). Babywearing saved my sanity when Lily was a newborn, and it still helps me get through the day with an infant and a toddler. I’m not sure how I would cope without it!
I alsostarted using wool dryer balls over a year ago. They’re awesome! I also made and used our homemade laundry detergent for several months with no issues. The only reason why I stopped was because it took more time and energy than I had at the moment to keep up with it.
And finally, I do most of my cleaning with Mrs. Meyers. Not only does it smell awesome (I have enjoyed their Lavender, Lemon Verbana, Honeysuckle, and Orange Spice, a holiday scent, in case you’re curious), but it’s also the best dish soap I’ve ever used. AND it’s eco-friendly on top of that! The extra dollar or so is worth it because of how well it cleans. Seriously, guys, it’s that awesome.
Those are a few of the things that I do on top of breastfeeding, whether at the same time or as part of “green” living. I didn’t plan to do most of them, but when I realized the situation called for a change, I adapted. I think that’s true for most of us. We don’t stay the same as moms. We grow and change with our kids. And that is pretty amazing.
Can you do something while breastfeeding? Or are you “green” in other areas? Comment with your story or link up a post! We’d love to hear more!
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