What happens at the Kentucky Derby, stays at Kentucky Derby. Unless there's a baby nine months later... by Guest Blogger Sara O'Thompson
We all know the Kentucky Derby is a very special time of year. And grownups might like to celebrate by giving each other a very special kind of hug. Sometimes, that hug leads to a special delivery nine months later. If you or someone you know is having (or had) a February baby, well… Congratulations! Have we got the goods for YOU. Read on for an amazing selection of Kentucky-bred gifts and goodies for all the foals in your stable.
Babies are amazing. So are moms. You know what’s not amazing? Painful breastfeeding. If you or someone you know has a breastfeeding baby, or will very soon have a breastfeeding baby, you want Bloom by FarmSmash NIPS. NIPS is organic, preservative-free, soothing balm for those days when you can’t bear to look at a shirt, much less put one on. Locally made Bloom products are safe for mom and baby because they’re made with all the natural good stuff you need to keep things flowing painlessly. Use it before and after feeding to NIPS breast pain in the bud.
They may not be jockey silks, but every baby can be cute, comfortable, and funny in 5-0-Lou onesies. Sure, it might remind you that you had one too many mint juleps back in May. But if you can’t laugh at the world, well, I feel sorry for you. The real question is: did you name the kid after the Derby winner? Get a funny onesie for Always Dreaming and have a giggle.
Grown-ups get all the good jokes. Let the kids in on it too with a range of funny t-shirts just for them. Locally made in the 5-0-Lou print shop from the highest-quality materials, our shirts make great gifts. Sure, they’re too young to know what an innuendo is but that’s the beauty of the whole thing.
I don’t know why this is in the funny t-shirts category. I mean, we need a way to point out the up-and-comers in the community so I think this is a perfectly good way to do that. I have several of these shirts for my kids because people ought to know who they’re dealing with. You know your kid is perfect so why not remind the world? This shirt is great for travel because people in other places might not even know your kid. THE HORROR. Now we can all say, “I knew her when…”
Oh, man. Diaper rash. It’s THE WORST. Amirite? Actually, my kids never had diaper rash because I am kind of a big deal in Kentucky so it didn’t DARE visit our house, but for all the rest of you I present BUMS. You can stop diaper rash in its painful tracks and send it packing with Bloom by FarmSmash BUMS. This soothing balm is made of organic goodness like coconut oil, shea butter, and lavender (it smells amazing, too) to keep little bottoms in tip-top shape.
Sara O. Thompson’s first attempt at a book was prepared on a Remington typewriter and bore a suspicious resemblance to a famous novel whose title rhymes with ‘Gourd of the Spies.’ Since then, she’s written diaries, advertising copy, and a lot of poetry, besides short and long fiction. In her spare time, she performs improv comedy, occasionally tells stories on stage, and loves ballroom dancing. Sara lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with her husband (who is an ICU nurse) and their twin sons.