Like last year, I missed the A to Z Blogging Challenge’s Theme Reveal in March. I wasn’t sure about participating this year because I didn’t get around to finishing the challenge last year. However, I decided shortly before the link up closed early this morning, to have another go.
I like the challenge that this blogging challenge posses … the motivation it gives to particularly write regularly … the opportunity to especially focus on a theme that means something to me … the inspiration to think creatively … the chance to practise writing daily … and the surprise of blogs that will be discovered.
One thing I must remember from my reflection last year, is to avoid writing too long, and to make sure that I at least, do the minimum required blog visits.
My theme last year was motherhood, and it continues to loom large in my life. I suppose it will loom large for the rest of my life :-).
One of my key mothering tools is breastfeeding, and it’s one that is a daily part of being a mum for me.
So this year, the theme of my A to Z Blogging Challenge is …. BREASTFEEDING! I plan to focus on aspects of breastfeeding that stand out to me, and things about it that I really appreciate.
When I consider how breastfeeding illiterate I was when I became a mum, and the mountain of difficulties I’ve had to overcome, I’m filled with gratitude that my not-so-little-one and I are still on this journey – 2 years and counting.
I am intrigued about the invisible milk making factory inside breastfeeding mothers, the intricate details about how breast milk is made, and the vastness of its ingredients. The act and tool of breastfeeding blows my mind, and it fills me with awe for the Creator that crafted our bodies this way.
I feel privileged to be a breastfeeding mother. I know that there are a few folks out there who want to breastfeed, but medically or/and physically can’t. There are others who really want to, but for a range of reasons don’t make it as far as they would like.
I am so thankful that my son and I continue to achieve our breastfeeding goals, against all the odds, including the ongoing objection that I sometimes encounter.
I look forward to reading your responses and reactions, to my reflections this year. I hope to write my A, B, and C posts today, as well as visit 15 participating blogs; and hopefully sync with the challenge’s timetable from tomorrow.
~ So, what do you generally think about breastfeeding? ~
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