Since late last year, I’ve been toying with the idea of hosting a local blog carnival. I’ve participated in a breastfeeding and natural parenting blog carnival – both hosted and organized by non-Filipino moms. With the growing number of Filipino breastfeeding bloggers, I think that it’s high time that we have our own carnival and share our thoughts about issues and topics relevant to local nursing moms.
What is a blog carnival? Wiki has an explanation but basically, it is a compilation of blogs written about a specific topic which has been previously set. The blogs are submitted to the host (that will be me for this carnival) and will be published on a stated date. The published blogs will include links to the posts of other carnival participants. What I like about carnivals is that it helps me meet like-minded moms and allows me to discover new blogs I haven’t previously encountered.
Since March is National Women’s Month, what better time to start this carnival, than now? Plus Mec over at Hope to Help You (our co-host for this carnival) suggested a very apt topic!
Our topic for this month’s carnival is “has breastfeeding changed you as a woman?” You can write about whether or not breastfeeding changed your views about your body and how? Did you become conscious about nursing in public? In front of family? Did breastfeeding results in changes in your hygiene, (beauty) rituals, wardrobe? How has it affected the roles you play as a woman?
Please include this short blurb on the top of your post: “Welcome to the first Milk Mama Diaries Carnival (March). To celebrate National Women’s Month, our participants share how breastfeeding has changed them as a woman. Please scroll down to the end of this post and check out the other carnival participants.”
For samples, you can check previous entries to the Carnival of Natural Parenting or the Carnival of Breastfeeding.
If you don’t have a blog but would like to join, please email me so I can arrange to have you hosted as a guest blogger.
Submissions are due by March 14 and the carnival will go live on March 18. To join, please fill up this FORM in order to join. I will email you by March 17, 2011 with instructions for posting.