Saturday, April 6, 2013

Preparing for birth "Moon over Maize" $50 GC review and #GIVEAWAY {World-Wide}

While getting ready for my home birth, I've got most things here in order. The birthing pool is partially inflated and just hanging out in my hall closet. All the tools to inflate the birthing pool are located right next to it.
I have my essential DoTerra oils ready to be used (I've decided on using elevation to be diffused while in labor)! LOVE the smell!
I've got my chapstick, towels, camera batteries charged and also have a few snacks set aside! Of course the most important thing about having a home birth (or any birth) is being ready in your state of mind! Many people are afraid of labor and would not ever consider birthing at home.
It is my personal belief that my body was created by God Himself for the purpose (one of many) to birth babies! I know that my body knows what to do and will do what it was created to do when the time comes. I'm confident. Will it hurt, um yes, but knowing that the pain is temporary and is for a purpose, it is quite a different mind set when it comes to the pain as compared to having a broken wrist or feeling sick!

I am a reader and facebook fan of a blog called "Birth Without Fear." It was while I was looking over that site and reading the incredible, empowering birth stores from VBAC's to C-sections, to unassisted home births that I came across Moon Over Maize!
Monica is the Etsy Artist behind Moon Over Maize and she creates the most beautiful jewelry I've seen in quite awhile!
When I saw her "Birth With Faith" necklace I knew I had to have one.
What a better reminder for me than this necklace to keep in mind that my body was created to do just what God made it to do!

I contacted Monica and she sent me this beautiful necklace for review.

 The necklace came on a sterling silver chain.
Monica also added three beads to the center of my necklace to coordinate with my 3 kid's birth dates!   
As I wear this necklace and prepare to welcome my third child into our family, I am reminded constantly that my faith in Christ is what sustains me! He has given me a life I do not deserve and I am so thankful for my boys and my husband.
I think of those that I know that are struggling with infertility or are in an abusive relationship and I am so thankful that God has saved me from all of that. I was wild and crazy in my younger years and I have experienced loss and pain, but I keep moving forward, keep pressing on towards the goal that He has called me to!
Monica has graciously offered one LWML reader a $50 GC towards the purchase of anything in her Etsy shop. Check out some of her other beautiful items she has to offer:

I can't tell you how amazingly talented Monica is! These pictures do not do her pieces justice! There are a few things I've been contemplating buying. I'd love to buy my midwife a little key chain or necklace!

I could spend a lot of money at Moon Over Maize!! That's for sure!

If you are new to my giveaways, please be sure to go here and read the rules on how to enter! I'd hate for you to do all the work to enter the giveaway and then not be eligible to win!

Don't forget about the Diono Radian RXT car seat giveaway that is also going on. One US resident will win their very own Diono Radian RXT in their choice of color/print!! {ends 16 April}

Enter to win a $50 GC to Moon Over Maize's Etsy shop!

This giveaway is open world-wide!

Disclosure: I received the product(s) mentioned above in exchange for my review. This review is my honest opinion based on my own personal experience, and may differ from yours. I did not receive any monetary compensation in exchange for this review!

Good luck and have fun!!

~Mama of the Littles~

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  1. I love Moon over Maize!! I'm due 4/12/13 and am doing a natural birth at a birth center with midwives and a doula;) So exciting!!

  2. I live in mexico , and im an aspiring midwife and mommy of 4 beautiful children, what a beautiful job you have done with your inspiring jewelry !!! blessings to you <3

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