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I don’t get much free time to read magazines these days, but when I can go hide from Esther in my closet sneak away, I like to read Real Simple.  I love their New Uses for Old Things. Genius ideas! My post today is in that spirit.

If you been following AFH for awhile, you know that breastfeeding nursing/endless pumping didn’t work out for us. I gave a valiant effort, just never found our groove. For the month or so I gave it a shot, I was hooked up to my breast pump at least 8 times a day for 30-45 minutes each time. Go ahead, I’ll wait while you do that math. Needless to say my nipples (sorry, TMI?) oftentimes felt like they had been put through a meat grinder. To counteract that (and try to prevent it) I’d slather those puppies in nipple cream (still too much??). After giving up the fight, I was left with a practically new breast pump and tubes upon tubes of the good stuff a.k.a nipple cream. The breast pump I cleaned and packed away for baby number 2 and the nipple cream found its way to the back of my mystery storage drawer in the bathroom until this winter.

My lips have been so chapped this winter. They often times split and then feel like I’ve been kissing razor blades. I’ve tried every lip product under the sun. Then one night in desperation I tired my trusted nipple cream. I figured it if worked so well at protecting the girls (and it was safe to eat, since little babies eat it off of momma) then it would also be fine on my own lips. GOD SENT. Why didn’t I think of this sooner! My lips have never been softer. I want to kiss myself! I like to smack my lips together just so I can be reminded of how smooth and moisturized they are.

Try it guys! You won’t regret it. I’m gonna put some on Miss E too since her lips have been a little dry as well. Or, I can just continue to kiss her and some of mine will rub off on her. I mean, who wouldn’t want to kiss this face a kabajillion times a day, right??

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