Today, I’m teaming up with Iulia from Best of Baby and a few other bloggers to bring you the coolest Mother’s Day Giveaway!
Birth, breastfeeding, and, well, baby making…would you believe me if I told you this post was about jewelry? It is.
Mother’s Day is around the corner, and while you can find plenty of “mommy” themed necklaces out there, Iulia from Best of Baby wanted to do something a little bit out of the ordinary…so she found this beauty.
This necklace? The significance behind it is HUGE
At first glance, it looks like a delicate pendant necklace with a pretty design on it. But you know what the pattern actually is? An Oxytocin molecule.
Say what? No, this is not a science post, so if you’re not a fan of the subject, no worries! But even if you’re not that into science, if you’re a mother, you should definitely be a fan of this necklace! (Well really, if you’re a human in general, but especially if you’re a mother).
Oxytocin is frequently called the “bonding” hormone, because it’s released during activities such as hugging, but I like to call it the “MAMA” hormone, because it makes an appearance during three very important parts of most mother’s lives:
1) Baby making – that fun thing that helped you become a mom to begin with!
2) Birth – it stimulates uterine contractions…ever wonder what the synthetic version Pitocin derives from?
3) Breastfeeding – not only does it trigger your milk letdown, but it also facilitates feelings of love and bonding
But you don’t have to be a biological mother to enjoy this necklace (or the benefits of this hormone!) Oxytocin is also released during cuddling and holding your baby.
So how’s that for a uniquely awesome “Mommy” necklace?
These beautiful necklaces are made by Heather, from HWorks. Here’s what Heather has to say:
Of the many interests I’ve explored throughout life, jewelery making has always been a favorite of mine. I often daydreamed about selling my work, but for some reason just couldn’t find the courage to do this. When I had my little baby boy I chose to leave my full time job as an educator and put all of my energy into being there for my new little family. Soon the time came for me to think about finding another job, but the idea of being out of the house on a regular basis? I just wasn’t ready for that. With my husband’s support and encouragement I finally found the confidence I needed to open my little Etsy shop. I find great joy in creating, and am beyond thrilled anytime someone wants to own one of my little creations.
Want one? Well Heather from HWorks is generously offering one lucky reader a chance to WIN an Oxytocin necklace. But if you just HAVE to have one and don’t want to risk not winning, she’s also offering a 25% discount using the code BESTOFBABY through the duration of the giveaway (ends April 30th). Excludes the Squash Blossom Necklace.
Disclaimer: Iulia from Best of Baby received this necklace in exchange for writing a review. All opinions are her own. Other bloggers promoting the review and giveaway received no form of compensation.