June 30, 2010

Get to know MamaPear Designs and enter to win TWO items of your choice!


 I am a lactivist. There, I said it :D I've been passionate about breastfeeding and helping others since my oldest was a baby. I think it's so important to educate those who otherwise don't know the benefits of breastfeeding to both baby AND mom!
I met Lara through the LLL mother to mother forums, and she is a super sweet mom of two boys who are the same ages as my two boys! She recently launched MamaPear Designs, Lactivist Inspired clothing and gear for both mom and baby. Her items are adorable, and so clever!
To quote her website: "

If you peek around this site, you will see that MamaPear DesignsTM aims to be more than just a store.  This is a place dedicated to sharing, educating, support, and giving back"


There is so much to choose from, some of my favorites are the Gaga For Tatas onsies

 and the Only the BrEaST for baby shirt for moms

 Or the Hydrate to Lactate Sigg Water Bottle

Here is your chance to learn a little more about Lara and MamaPear Designs!

1. Introduce yourself!
My name is Lara, I am a 34 year old mother of two boys, ages 3.5 and 10 months. I am a stay at home mom and I love it. The boys keep me busy, but we have a great time!

2.  Tell us about your store, MamaPear Designs
I describe MamaPear Designs as a marketplace for Lactivist inspired wearables, gear and more. But it is more than a store, I designed it as a place where moms can come to find breastfeeding resources and support. My goal is to increase breastfeeding awareness and sometimes that will happen when you wear one of my shirts, and someone stops you to talk about it. Other times, that happens when you empower a struggling mom with the right resources, and as a result she has a successful breastfeeding relationship and can tell/show the world how wonderful that is for her and her baby.

3.  What inspired you to start your business and online store?
I have been so lucky to have had an easy time breastfeeding my boys. With both of them, I had a little bit of oversupply and overactive let-down in the first few months, but that was not anything that was permanent or something we did not figure out how to deal with. Aside from having children, breastfeeding has been one of the best choices I have ever made - it is so empowering. Because I feel so passionately about breastfeeding, I wanted to do something that would serve to increase awareness and help other mothers succeed. As a stay at home mom, MamaPear Designs allows me to do just that!

4. What do you hope to achieve in the future with your website/store?
I would love for MamaPear Designs to be really successful, because that happening would definitely mean that breastfeeding awareness is on the rise! I would also love in the future to be able to see breastfeeding become the norm, and to never read another story about a mom getting hassled because she fed her baby in a public place either with or without a blanket on the baby's head. My next big goal is to have Oprah Winfrey do a show on breastfeeding and its benefits...I am currently devising a plan to get her attention! Time's a ticking, as she is getting ready to launch her final season in the fall!

5.  Where can customers go to learn more about MamaPear Designs?
MamaPear Designs can be found at www.mamapeardesigns.com On Twitter @mamapeardesigns
and on our Facebook Page, MamaPear Designs

Buy it: Check out MamaPear Designs today and support a fellow breastfeeding mom by gifting one of these adorable products, or buy one (or two or three) of something for yourself!!

Win it!: One lucky reader will win TWO items of their choice from MamaPear Designs!! Awesome!!

Mandatory Entry: Check out MamaPear Designs and tell me what product you'd choose if you won!

Extra entries: To qualify for extra entries, you must first complete the Mandatory entry. Please put each entry in a separate comment. (and for example, if you are already a FB fan, just leave a comment stating :i'm a fan on FB) for each entry/comment, you must leave your email address

*Check out MamaPear Designs on Facebook and let her know Life With The Stevens sent you!*Follow MamaPear Designs on Twitter
*For 3 entries, Add my button to your blog, located near the top left side and leave a link to your blog in your comment-leave 3 separate comments
*Become a FB fan of Life with the Stevens
*Follow Life with the Stevens on Twitter
*For 2 entries,Follow my blog through google, located on the right hand side of my blog-leave 2 separate comments
*Vote for my blog by clicking the "On The Fence" Button on the lower right hand side of the blog

Entrants from the US are eligible. Contest Ends on July 15th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be chosen by random.org and announced July 16th, 2010. Winners will be notified by email with “You Have Won the MamaPear Designs Giveaway” in the subject line. Winners will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.

Disclosure/Disclaimer: I received  no compensation for this post. MamaPear Designs will be responsible for prize distribution. For more information on this blog and my posting practices, please refer to my disclosure policy.








64 comments:

rubymum26 said...

Only the BrEaST for baby tote! <3 and
I love Breastmilk shirt in 18 months in pink
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rubymum26 said...

Liked Mama Designs on FB

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rubymum26 said...

fan of LWTS on FB :)

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rubymum26 said...

voted for your blog

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rubymum26 said...

I follow you on twitter

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rubymum26 said...

following MamaPearDesigns on twitter

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laydeedancer said...

Hey Heather - it's Jessica.

I follow on FB (both you and MamaPear)and follow you on Blogger.

If I win, I would love
*the share a pair t-shirt in galaxy (size XL)
* the only the breast t-shirt in kelly green (size XL)
* the lactivist tote bag.

AWESOME!!!

laydeedancer said...

I follow on FB (both you and MamaPear)and follow you on Blogger.

If I win, I would love
*the share a pair t-shirt in galaxy (size XL)
* the only the breast t-shirt in kelly green (size XL)
* the lactivist tote bag.

AWESOME!!!

laydeedancer said...

I follow on FB (both you and MamaPear)and follow you on Blogger.

If I win, I would love
*the share a pair t-shirt in galaxy (size XL)
* the only the breast t-shirt in kelly green (size XL)
* the lactivist tote bag.

AWESOME!!!

laydeedancer said...

I follow on FB (both you and MamaPear)and follow you on Blogger.

If I win, I would love
*the share a pair t-shirt in galaxy (size XL)
* the only the breast t-shirt in kelly green (size XL)
* the lactivist tote bag.

AWESOME!!!

Sabina said...

I like the healthy baby, healthy mom in pink fitted shirt and the mommaPear hat.

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Queen Bee said...

Only the BrEaST for baby organic women's fit tee in natural and Hydrate to Lactate water bottle.

joellennoble@yahoo.com

Queen Bee said...

like Mama Pear designs on Facebook

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Queen Bee said...

liked Life With The Stevens of facebook

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Queen Bee said...

following you on twitter

joellennoble@yahoo.com

Queen Bee said...

following Mama Pear designs on twitter

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Queen Bee said...

i follow Life With the Stevens on blogger

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Anonymous said...

Durhamgrrl here and I Liked MamaPear on FB.

Anonymous said...

Durhamgrrl again. I think my favourites are the hydrate to lactate bottle and the Lactavist tote. I am loving the stuff over there.

Queen Bee said...

i voted for your blog :)

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Blade and Alli said...

Hydrate to Lactate water bottle, and the Gaga for Tatas baby onezie!

Aliluvsya@aol.com

Blade and Alli said...

I'm a fan of MamaPear on FB!

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Blade and Alli said...

I voted for your Blog through the 'On the Fence' button!

Aliluvsya@aol.com

RedPowerLady said...

I am now following you :)
(not just for the giveaway either, lovin this blog)

RedPowerLady said...

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RedPowerLady said...

I became your fan on FB

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RedPowerLady said...

Voted for you on "The Fence"

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RedPowerLady said...

Became fan of MamaPear and let her know too. Happy to do it because I LOVE those designs :)

cea said...

Love the cause! Healthy Baby/Healthy Mom/Healthy Earth and Local and Organic.

Kati said...

I LOVE this store! As an RD, I am a HUGE supporter of breast feeding (even though it didn't work for me :(). My favs....

The "Mission: Nutrition" fitted tee with pink lettering

Healthy baby. Healthy mama. Healthy earth. tote bag.

I would feel like a hypocrite picking anything else, BUT I really do think all of these products are awesome! :)

~Kati

lisa said...

hey heather!

i follow you and mamapear on FB!

blondie9411@aol.com

lisa said...

voted for your blog on the fence!

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lisa said...

my items of choice would be:

-lactation station shirt w/pink lettering (size XL)

-gaga for tata's onesie w/black lettering (12mo)

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Averymom said...

I love the water bottle ( hydrate to Lactate!!)... I am a fan from FB

Bao said...

I love the Hydrate to Lactate bottle & the Lactivist Hoodie!!

Bao said...

Voted for you on PFB.

Bao said...

Fan of LWTS on FB!

Bao said...

Follow you w/GFC x1

Bao said...

Follow you w/GFC x2

Bao said...

Fan of MPD on FB!

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the I Love Breastmilk baby shirt in 18 months
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Anonymous said...

I voted for your blog!
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Anonymous said...

I follow LWTS on FB
Amanda Sue Koop
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Lori McC said...

I love them all but I love

Plus size (16/18) Black Lactivist shirt
and
Plus Size (16/18) Super Moms make Super food- any color!

Jasmina32@yahoo.com

Lori McC said...

I am a fan of Life with the Stevens on Facebook! :)

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Lori McC said...

I " Liked" MamaPear Designs on facebook! I also told her that you sent me! :)

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Anonymous said...

I am a proud supporter!
I like the Share a Pair tote bag.
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Anonymous said...

I follow Mama Pear on Facebook
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Anonymous said...

I follow Life with the stevens on fb
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Allee said...

Lactivist Hoodie! I'm actually in desperate need of one of those once the weather here gets cooler! And what better one to win and wear???

Pink Lactivist in Training T-shirt



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Allee said...

Already a fan of MPD on FB

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Allee said...

Following MPD on Twitter

@starphase

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Allee said...

Have your button on my blog!


click my name to reach the blog :)

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Allee said...

Have your button on my blog!


click my name to reach the blog :)

lilly_rose_starphase AT yahoo DOT com

Allee said...

Have your button on my blog!


click my name to reach the blog :)

lilly_rose_starphase AT yahoo DOT com

Allee said...

Already a fan of LWTS on FB!

lilly_rose_starphase AT yahoo DOT com

Allee said...

Already following LWTS on Twitter!

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Allee said...

Already following LWTS through Google

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Allee said...

Already following LWTS through Google

lilly_rose_starphase AT yahoo DOT com

Allee said...

Voted for your blog via fence button!

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sweetbiscuit said...

I love the water bottle and the "i <3 breastmilk" onesie.
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sweetbiscuit said...

I'm a LWTS fan on FB!
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sweetbiscuit said...

I voted for your blog!
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sweetbiscuit said...

"liked" mamapear designs on FB!
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