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10 Black Women-Owned Businesses We Love: Part 1

        Over the course of the next couple weeks, we will be sharing Black Women-Owned Businesses we love! Click the photo to be directed to each company's website.   1.  Alyia Wanek (IG: @aliyawanek)  Founded in 2016, ALIYA WANEK is an eponymous womenswear label that focuses on exploring the connection between one’s identity and style. Our mission is to create comfortable, stylish clothing ethically and sustainably as an extension of the wearer’s individuality.   2. HarperIman Dolls (IG: @harperimandolls)  A line of gorgeous handmade, linen keepsake dolls with an extra special message behind them.   3. Beauty Bakerie Makeup (IG: @beautybakeriemakeup)  Our mission is to be sweet and sweeten the lives of others. We are committed to encouraging men...

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Anniversary Giveaway

          It's Oat Mama's anniversary month and we wanted to celebrate with a big giveaway with some of our favorite brands. With $800 in value, this will surely bring a little joy to one special mama.  One lucky winner will receive:  $100 shop credit to Oat Mama  / @oatmama  $100 shop credit to B Happy Wellness / @bhappywellness $100 shop credit to Mushie  @mushie_co $75 shop credit to ARQ  / @shoparq $75 shop credit to Anook Athletics  / @anookathletics $75 shop credit to Milk Moon Herbs  / @milkmoonherbs $75 shop credit to Wiley Body  / @wileybody $75 shop credit to Plum & Sparrow  / @plumandsparrow $75 shop credit to Leila Jewelry / @leilajewelry $50 shop credit to Brixton...

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Free Downloadable Coloring Sheets

    We're in this together, mamas and papas. We're right there with you, home with our kids, working, or not working, and trying to balance this new normal. Here are three adorable downloadable coloring sheets of animals with their babies, because who doesn't love a cute sloth baby?  We will overcome this, and we're going to come out stronger.  We got this.  Sending virtual hugs to you all,  Eliza  Click here for the downloadable PDF.     Share with your mom friends and tag on Instagram @oatmama or #oatmama your kids' coloring masterpieces for a chance to win a $25 Oat Mama shop credit.        

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5 Helpful Tips for Breastfeeding

     Just because it’s a natural biological process does not mean breastfeeding is easy! Breastfeeding is not only a learned skill but a relationship that requires two people working together for success. To minimize frustration, first of all, remember that you are doing a great job! Any breast milk you provide your baby, even just for a few weeks, is doing wonderful things for their brain development, immune system, and overall health! Here are a few evidence-based tips and reminders that might make your breastfeeding journey smoother. 1. Breastfeeding is not always instinctive! Yes, women have breasts and babies are born with a sucking reflex, but the actual process of breastfeeding requires practice to perfect. Milk can only be...

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