Human Milk for Human Babies- Facebook

As you’ve recently learned, last week on 10/10 I gave birth to our second daughter, Josephine. Since I’m a stay at home mom, I don’t need most of the milk I pump during the day. After a bit of research last week I came across a group on Facebook called, “Human Milk for Human Babies” (https://www.facebook.com/hm4hbWA). This chapter is for Washington. Every state should have  It is a group of mothers or mothers to be  who exchange breast milk. A modern day group of wet nurses per say. Anyone who has extra milk, offers it up for someone in need.  Vice versa anyone in need asks. Unlike a milk bank, which takes donated milk and then charges $3 an ounce to those in need, Human Milk for Human Babies or HM4HB, has no cost. However in consideration to pumping mothers the receiver usually provides the bags for freezing the milk.

I will probably be posting my milk at the end of the month. Over the past week, I’ve been pumping about 15 ounces a day, so it should provide a considerable blessing to someone in need in the Washington area.

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Kmart in Puyallup WA Closing

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The Kmart store in  Puyallup, WA will be closing mid November, but the liquidation sale starts today August 25th 2013.

There are apparently many reasons that the store is closing, but at the top of the list is that they are cutting costs (locations) that aren’t making their quota and have decided not to renew the lease here.

The Puyallup store, located at 621 River Road.

Charlotte’s Blueberry Park

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Out on one of our many adventures, we went to Charlotte’s Blueberry Park in South Tacoma today in hope that some would be ripe. I discovered this place a week or so after moving to Tacoma. The more I tell people about it, the more I’m surprised that they didn’t even know it was there. Even people that have been residents of Tacoma for 5+ years! So, here I am, the barer of good news…the park is free to whomever wishes to take the time to pick. The blueberries are ripe now and there is 20 acres for the public to share in the joy of picking.

On a side note of our adventure, it was quite hilarious to me, that through the mass of blueberry bushes, I could hear the echo of parenting counting up and down to the count of 3 to get their children to behave. I however only go to one. Another ironic thing was that while my two year old wanted to stay and pick. We were one of the few parent/child groups that when my child misbehaved, instead of threats on the home front, mine was that she would have to stop picking and go home. Worked quite well for us too.

We only picked for about an hour, and my Caleigh probably ate more than what she put in the bucket, but still when we went home we had more than 3 cups! Such is the joy of adventure and wild picking.

Picking Season is end of July- September.

7402 E. D St.
Tacoma, WA 98404

http://www.metroparkstacoma.org/charlottes-blueberry-park

Junk in the Trunk – Community Yard Sale 8/10

Sorry, but a yard sale is certainly not pictured in my mind when I saw the title. However, I am definitely going to go on the 10th of August with my little one to browse around! It’s at  Lakewood City Hall (6000 Main Street S.W. Lakewood, WA). People are literally stuffing their vehicles’ trunks with junk. (Or as I like to think of them, possible treasures. Yes, I am one of those people who love going to garage sales.) They pay $15 for their spot and have the chance to make a profit and create actual walking space in their attic or garage. Fancy that!

If you have items you want to sell that can fit in your vehicle, go down and join them. On-site registration is  available, only cash and credit accepted.  The site opens at 7am for people wishing to sell their items, and opens at 8am for the public.

http://beta.active.com/lakewood-wa/junk-in-the-trunk-community-garage-sale-august-10-2013?cmp=39-28&ltclickid=07_110876170_cad9a07d-aa7a-4cec-b7fb-2e1db8ad780f&ltcmp=194590

 

8.11.13 Note: I went to the Junk in the Trunk Community Yard Sale on 8.10 and it wasn’t what I was expecting at all. There were only a few sellers there and hardly anyone looking around. The prices, in my opinion weren’t that great either, but I suppose having to pay a $15 fee to sell there, would also up their prices. There is another one scheduled for the 24th I believe, but I won’t be going. However if you do decide to go, I hope you find better deals than me.