You know what I love? I love someone who sees a problem and, instead of moping around about it, comes up with a frickin solution and fixes it. Which is exactly what my lovely friend Marie has done, and I’m excited to get to share her work with you today.
Now listen, I’m all for nursing in public, and nursing uncovered, and nursing loud and proud and all that wonderful jazz, but as someone who struggled with nursing for the first several months of my daughter’s life, I also believe a little privacy can be really comforting as a new mama getting used to whipping it out at the park or the mall. But here’s the problem – awhile back, someone passed some sort of ordinance that required all nursing covers to be, well, ugly. Stiff, bulky, awkward, and for some reason I cannot figure out, nearly always covered with a floral print that evokes 1960s furniture. Why? WHY?!?!?
I hated my nursing cover. Hated it. And then I discovered MarieNohr Designs.
See, when Marie couldn’t find a nursing cover she liked, she used her fashion design background to make her own. Her ponchos are so incredibly soft (yes, I have one, and yes, my sister is using it with her newborn) and cute and can be worn around like clothes. And when you’re a few weeks post-partum and not sure what the hell is going on with your body, let me tell you – a cute poncho is a gem of a wardrobe buddy. Plus, hello, not hideous! Actually adorable. Thank the Lord in heaven.
You can wear it preggers. You can wear it post-preggers. Heck, you can wear it if you’ve never even thought about being preggers. You can shove its super light and squishy self in your diaper bag and pull it out when you have to nurse sitting next to your father-in-law (awwwwkward.) You can even swirl it up onto itself and rock it like an infinity scarf (I know. I’ve tried.)
And because Marie is as sweet as can be, she is offering one to you for free! (Side note: I keep RHYMING today. For no apparent reason. What is the deal with my life?) One lucky reader will win her gray button down poncho as seen in the photo below.
Enter by following the fun prompts below! And stay tuned to find out what Marie actually looks like in an exciting new series coming in January called Mom Jeans, in which we explore the style wins and failures of real mamas not only all over the country, but all over the world. It’s going to be funny and enlightening and full of interesting perspective and rad. Stay tuned.