Calling All Blogging Mamas!

I know that a number of my readers are current or former (or future!) nursing moms, so I thought I’d post about this here and invite you to participate in the Blog Carnival for the Salt Lake City Breastfeeding Cafe.

The Breastfeeding Cafe in Salt Lake City is an annual event by the Utah Breastfeeding Coalition to normalize breastfeeding and to bring public awareness to the issues facing nursing families. It takes place during the first two weeks of August at the Main branch of the Salt Lake Public Library.

The Blog Carnival will run from July 18th until the cafe begins. Each day there’s a new topic relating to the theme of this year’s cafe, “Mothers See, Mothers Do! In Public, In Pictures, and Online, too!”

You don’t live in Salt Lake City? No worries! Neither do I anymore!

You don’t have to live in Salt Lake City to participate in the Blog Carnival, and you don’t have to be nursing a child right now, either. You just need to check out the topics and, if one or more of them resonates with you, post about it on your blog on the designated day.

But if you are in the Salt Lake City area, I highly recommend checking out the cafe in person to see all of the awesome activities they have planned this year. I was fortunate enough to get to volunteer with the cafe for three years, and to be close friends with cafe organizers for each of those years (and this year, too!). I’m sad to be missing the cafe this year, but I’m excited that I can still participate via the Blog Carnival!

You can see the list of dates and topics for the carnival at the Breastfeeding Cafe blog (click any of the text links in this post to visit the site. For your convenience, I put six in this post). If you want to participate, contact Claire at the email address in the carnival post, send the link(s) to your post(s) to Claire in advance, and have your posts up by noon on the designated date for that topic. Claire will provide html for headers and footers for your blog posts (don’t let that scare you away if you don’t know html…it’s really easy to do. You just copy and paste!).

I’m not sure how many topics I’m going to post for, but you can expect to see at least a couple of posts about breastfeeding on my blog during the carnival. I hope to see some on your blogs, too! This is a great way to get to know other bloggers, to support one another, and to celebrate and normalize nursing!

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