Mother’s Day and Father’s Day Hallmark Card Giveaway

“Mom” Flowers Mother’s Day Greeting Card
Price: $3.49/card Inside message:

Today’s about you. It’s about sitting back and letting everyone else make you feel good. So do just that, Mom. And when you do, know deep down how very much you’re loved. Happy Mother’s Day

Card type: ‘Mom’ Flowers5x7 Folded Card
Mother’s Day is quickly approaching, and before you know it, Father’s Day will be around the corner. Are you ready? Cards picked out and ready to go? What? Not yet? I can help you with a giveaway–just read on!

I had the chance to check out many a fun Mother’s Day and Father’s Day card while I was visiting Hallmark a few weeks ago. There are recordable cards available for both holidays–and after the recordable cards were such a huge hit at Valentine’s day with my family, we will definitely be giving those to Grandma and Grandpa this year.

I was actually surprised by a recordable card at the end of the day at Hallmark, and having MAM’s voice in the card is just priceless. It sounds silly, but I play it in the evening, after she’s gone to bed, or sometimes during a particularly trying day as a mom, hearing that sweet, “I love you mom!” can bring me back from the edge.

Hallmark.com offers all kinds of options–from basic shopping online, to shopping online where Hallmark will personalize, stamp and send your card for the cost of the stamp. There are even cards you can completely customize-from adding your own photos to picking the song you’d like to have on the cards with sound. At this point in my life, it is much, much easier to check out the cards on line than it is to bring four sticky hands into my local Hallmark store.

The GIVEAWAY: You can win 2 recordable Mother’s and 2 recordable Father’s Day cards, along with some of the newly redesigned 99 cent cards, all for leaving comment telling me this:

Are you hoping for Breakfast in bed or out for Mother’s Day brunch on Mother’s Day this year?

The RULES: US and Canada addresses only
One entry comment per person (if you don’t answer the above question, your comment won’t count–please answer the question!)
Extra entries can be earned by Twittering or blogging (including a link) about this giveaway- – please leave separate comment telling me you’ve done so
Please be sure that you leave valid email in your comment for me to contact you
Comments will close Monday evening, say around 9PM EDT.

Thanks for playing!

**this giveaway is now closed**

Making Life Better

I am always in the look out for time saving tips, budget deals and new recipes. The website, http://www.makinglifebetter.com/ delivers on all three counts. This is a one-stop website that combines all of what busy moms are looking for–beauty tips, recipes, and idea for family fun. The site does feature the Unilever family of products (ranging from Suave shampoo to Ragu marinara), and offers great, easy to implement ideas.

The section “budget recipes” has gotten a lot of use in my house already, weeknights around these parts definitely call for easy meals, and the price per seving is a helpful guide.

Go check it out already….after a few minutes, you’ll probably find at least one tip you can use!

This post is part of a blog tour sponsored by Mom Central and Making Life Better.

Baby Einstein World Music

You know you’re a mom when you look for the new releases……new releases for your kiddos, not for your next dinner and a movie night.

Baby Einstein World Music is a brand new musical adventure starring Jane the Monkey and other puppet friends. She travels around the world with her drum, making music with native instruments on each continent. It debuts March 31 and has already become a new favorite at my house.

I’ve always been a Baby E fan, and find some of the details they include make me smile (Van Gogh the Goat with the bandaged ear, for example). This DVD is no exception–the puppets are dressed up in native costumes from around the world. Montessori families will also get a kick out of the map used through out the movie–it is a world map color coded like the one used in Montessori classrooms. MAM was most excited to see the familiar and beloved World Map on the television screen.

This DVD also has several features that will come in handy as Jr. grows. There is a “grow with me” option, that includes more spoken language. There is a “select a scene” feature enables you to pick a short segment to watch. There is also an option to play just the puppet shows and other features. I am excited to see each of these features–they are all things I wished were present when MAM was watching the Baby Einstein DVDs in heavy rotation.

As a compliment to the World Music DVD, the World Music CD showcases instruments from around the world in that distinctive Baby Einstein sound. The light, airy sounds truly are music to baby’s ears. Case in point: real bagpipes make Jr. cry, Baby Einstein bagpipes do not. Like the other Baby Einstein CDs in our collection, the music catches Jr’s attention and relaxes him. Baby Einstein World Music is definitely one to check out!

This post is part of a blog tour brought to you by Mom Central and Baby Einstein.