Every time I would scroll past a picture of one of her sweet kid’s tees or beautiful mama tops, it would instantly make me feel happy. Being a ‘momma’ has been one of the biggest blessings I’ve been fortunate enough to experience, and breastfeeding has been a huge part of that. The fact that time slows for a few sweet moments when he would come over to snuggle and nurse, and he would look into my eyes and hold my hands as his belly filled – I will forever hold those moments near and dear to my heart.
Deck & Oar’s “Barefoot Breastfeeding Momma” muscle tank is screen printed with non-toxic, water based ink, and is so incredibly soft – the perfect mix for soft nursing cuddles. Our 645 days may be over, unfortunately, but that doesn’t change who I am and how much this shirt resonates with me.
His tee that I chose, the Be My Friend Toddler Tee, however, fits him and his personality so perfectly right now. He loves everyone he meets and is totally ‘that kid’ at the playground – the who tries to join in with all the other kiddos, even when they are years older than him. I love that he is so outgoing and caring and affectionate, and I love that his tee reflects that part of him.
Nyssa, the creator of Deck & Oar, is a stay at home wife and mother, registered therapeutic horseback riding instructor and small business owner. Nyssa, her husband, John, and their sweet almost 11 month old daughter call the East Coast home but currently live on the California coast. She is passionate about minimalistic living, and, to my awe and admiration, the three of them liv in an 800 sq. ft, one bedroom apartment! Living on the coast, they enjoy combing the beach whenever they can, and none of them would never turn down sourdough bread (I can’t blame ’em!)!
“When my husband and I were first dating long distance, we would travel to different parts of the US for “date weekends”. On one such trip to Virginia, we were out exploring antique shops and happened across a pair of wooden boat oars. Grey, weathered to a patina perfection, the pair stands in our one bedroom apartment that has made room for diapers and tiny toes. It reminds us of the adventures we had that kindled the love that created our family. As parents, and as a family that moves quite often, our “deck”, our place to stand on to raise our family, has to be created within. Our home has no particular walls, no familiar rooms, just what we place in it to call it ours.”