Motherhood: Nursing & The Vintage Honey Shop
I’m on my second round of nursing. I don’t know if it’s been the break between Kai and Titus that has thrown me off, but nursing this time around has had far more challenges than even I expected. Not to mention I did deal with several post-partum struggles that set me back (I.e. Intense anxiety, mild depression, and regularly feeling overwhelmed)…
However! An unexpected blessing came through a shop that I’ve admired, followed (via Instagram), and loved since I stumbled upon them a few years ago. The Vintage Honey Shop specializes in teething and nursing necklaces for the everyday mama AND awesome ones just for dads too! I know they truly are the bees knees (humor me, you’ll feel the same way promise).
A few months ago I was accepted as a brand rep for the VHS, which was pretty fantastic as I’ve had the privilege of watching this small business bloom by the hands of two phenomenal women. From receiving my first necklace to purchasing more, this journey has made my time nursing Titus much more intimate and precious than I could have imagined.
Here are my top reasons why I love VHS nursing necklaces:
- They’re durable | though made of fabric, they’ve kept up with Titus’ tight gribs, yanks, and constant gnawing.
- They’re easy to clean! | simply soak your necklace is warm soapy water and air dry…that’s easier than my regular daily loads of laundry.
- They’re beautiful | I’d even slip in versatile. I’ve received so many compliments from others whether I’m in the store or just walking along the street. The patterns are gorgeous and match practically anything. Did I mention they have solid colors too!!
- They’re handmade | If you’ve been apart of my blog for some time you know I love small shops and always will.
In the moments where nursing is the last thing I’ve wanted to do, I’ll be honest and say wearing my necklace calmed me and reminded me of the gift I have to share with Titus right now. It’s not a miracle necklace…but it is one that reminds you to stop, pay attention, and don’t miss this moment. Cause before I know it Titus will be running faster than I can catch him and we’ll be into the next season of this beautiful life.