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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Friday Follow, Mommy Tips & a GIVEAWAY!!

Friday Follow


Happy (Early) Friday Follow! It is going to be a CRAZY weekend here - so I needed to post early... now or never they say!! All 3 of my girls' birthdays are in April and this Saturday we are throwing a 3 in 1 Birthday Party Extravaganza - complete with bouncy castle, ball pit, pizza and 3 cakes!! ... please, wish me luck! We also have my hubby's family (mom, brother and fam, and sister and fam) coming later Friday night to spend the *entire* weekend! ... yes, wish me luck here too!

In the meantime, I am hosting my very own giveaway!! YAY!

My hubby and I were standing around with a couple of friends the other day - they had just entered the world of true suburbia and bought a minivan! Yes, you know you're old and practical when... Anyway, I was joking and said that the van wasn't a true mommy-mobile until someone threw up in it. When my twins were younger they both (though one a little more than the other) suffered from motion sickness! There's nothing like having to stop at a less than clean rest stop along the highway with 2 screaming children and a odor far worse than any rotten egg!

After about the 5th time (I'm a fast study - haha!), we had the ingenious idea to line their car seats with the blanket-like diaper changing pad. Presto! It's super easy and makes for a fast clean on those long drives! Our friends thought we were brilliant (ok, so they never actually said that, but I could see it in their eyes!).

And now for the GIVEAWAY!! I will be offering up one of my very own, hand-crocheted beanies (you can specify infant or toddler/school age) and a boutique large flower hair clip!




Entry is super simple!

Mandatory Entry

Comment below with one teeny tiny gem of a tip for other parents. Something that may not really seem obvious at first, but may just save someone time, energy or money! Be sure to leave me a way to contact you!

Bonus Entries!
Please leave a separate entry for EACH one. If it says "(3 entries)" please post 3 separate comments.

Become a public follower of Take A Mom's Word For It (1 entry).

Become a fan of my Facebook page HERE (1 entry).

Post my button on your blog and leave me the link in your comment (3 entries).

Update your Facebook page with this giveaway link and leave me the link (2 entries).

Follow me on Twitter HERE (1 entry).

Become a public follower of my SIL's blog HERE (1 entry). She has a cute blog all about crafty things!! And, she just so happens to be making one of the 3 cakes for this weekend!

That's 10 possible entries!!


Good luck to everyone! Giveaway ends on April 30th and is open to Canada & US only.

71 comments:

prophetess said...

take the kids to the park or walk at night, it gets them relaxed to go to bed

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prophetess said...

follow you with google connect

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prophetess said...

your button is on my blog in a rolling blog roll on the left hand side

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prophetess said...

your button is on my blog in a rolling blog roll on the left hand side

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dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

2nd entry

prophetess said...

your button is on my blog in a rolling blog roll on the left hand side

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dawnsservices@yahoo.ca

3rd

Nugglemama said...

So cute! I need to get my FF post up too. Pick your battle is my motto. If my DD really needs to wear plaid with strips in a blue orange combo oh well LOL.

Nugglemama said...

Following you :) Nice to meet a fellow Canadian.

Nugglemama said...

Following you over on twitter too as nugglemama.

Jayda said...

Have your child to participate in food preperation it will help a lot when it comes to getting your child to eat and love it :-)

Jayda said...

i follow on google friend connect

Jayda said...

facebook fan

Jayda said...

follow on twitter @jayda_kidsmart

Sela said...

train your child(ren) to stay on a blanket and play quietly for a short (or long, depending on age) amount of time. Worth the effort! Now I can take a shower, make dinner, do my bible study, or whatever while my 3 year old plays by herself without getting into everything!

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Lara said...

Always pack an extra pair of socks! babies love to take them off and leave them places!
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Lara said...

I'm a follower of your blog
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Lara said...

I'm a Facebook Fan

Lara said...

following you on twitter (@momdram)
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Lara said...

I'm a follower of the concrete princess
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kim said...

My best advice is... ENJOY EVERY MOMENT! They really do grow up fast!

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kim said...

facebook fan!

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Miranda Wilson said...

I'm sure most mothers already know this, but this is the one item we use all the time. Baby oil. For her dry scalp and excema. Before her bath we rub baby oil into her head with cotton balls and then brush it out during her bath (it normally takes a couple of baths to wash all of it away)..some people even leave the baby oil in for a few days. After her bath when she's still wet we put baby oil all over her to help clear up her excema. We used to use baby lotion, but she broke out in a rash one time so have stuck with baby oil ever since. The bonus to this is does she ever smell good!

Miranda Wilson said...

I'm a facebook fan.

Miranda Wilson said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

~J said...

Try to maintain a routine...kids almost always do better when things happen at the same time each day!

~J said...

I follow your blog!

~J said...

Following you on twitter @bbandablog

~J said...

Following your SIL's blog now!

Frugal Science Gal said...

Something that saves a lot of time is when we cook a meal, I separate the portions into lunch size so when it is time to pack our lunch for the week, they are already ready to go. Makes the week mornings go so much smoother.

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Anonymous said...

I have learned over the past few months sometime the little people need to win to make life easier on the bigger people.

Mama Zen said...

Never EVER leave the house without snacks stashed in your purse!

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Jayda said...

im a public follow of your SIL blog

Scrappy Gifts said...

Mommy Tip - struggling to get chores done, have your toddler help. Mine with sit in our double kitchen sink. I'll rinse dishes to get ready to be put in the dishwasher and he'll play with some of his own.
He also pushes the laundry into the washing machine. I just put the laundry on the edge for him and we load it together. He'll also help put the clothes in the dryer, close the door and press the button to start.

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Scrappy Gifts said...

follower
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Scrappy Gifts said...

Twitter follower
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joeandbridge said...

Leave your house messy. No one is going to fall off the face of the earth if the house is a disaster. And, make a fort with the kiddos. They love forts! Thanks for the giveaway!

Bridgette Groschen
joeandbridge@aol.com

joeandbridge said...

I am a public google follower. Thanks!

Bridgette Groschen
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joeandbridge said...

I am a Facebook Fan. Thanks!
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joeandbridge said...

I have your button on my blogroll (left side)
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ENTRY 1
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joeandbridge said...

I have your button on my blogroll (left side)
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ENTRY 2
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joeandbridge said...

I have your button on my blogroll (left side)
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ENTRY 3
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joeandbridge said...

I follow you on Twitter. Thanks!
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heidie said...

for house work I like to make a game of things....It's sprints to the garbage can, toy basketball, and the older children all have a big chore for the day. A chore chart hangs in the dining room so that everyone knows what their task of the day is. Small prizes and things like that is an AWESOME touch and keeps them motivated to help. ;) GOOD LUCK!!!

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Lynnie said...

Don't worry so much about the little things.. So she wants to wear her plastic pink heels to the mall, and they really don't fit. Let her. It will make her happy and it really doesn't matter in the whole scheme of things. Life is about enjoying the moment. Enjoy your children - they grow up and are gone too quick.

Dina said...

hey thanks for coming by, i was already a follower! did not enter this because I knit like a madwoman so I thought I would give someone else the chance to win it!

Becky said...

I have a small toddler that LOVES juice and REFUSES to drink water so I fill his sippy cup with mostly water and add a "splash" of juice...works like a charm and he isn't getting a ton of extra calories or sugar.

Lynette said...

My tip is: ask older siblings to help with a new baby - something as simple as hand you wipes or pick out the baby's clothes. It will be a help to you, and the older sibling will feel like a big helper.

Momma E said...

I am now a follower of your blog!!

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Momma E said...

My tip is - if your baby likes pacifiers make sure to always grab a few extra. Keep them within reach so if you need to pop one in while driving you can just grab it from your cup holder, reach back and pop it in. No need to feel around in the car seat for the lost pacifier.

The Beckers said...

If your disposable diapers are always leaking, you need to move up a size! Just because it says it fits up to 28 pounds, doesn't mean that it actually does!
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The Beckers said...

Follow you on facebook. (lindsey becker)
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The Beckers said...

Follow you on twitter.
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The Beckers said...

Follow your blog.
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The Beckers said...

follow your sil's blog.
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stephanie said...

follow on facebook


a little thing we found that helps our little guy may not always like what other people cooked when we go visit people, so we always keep a microwave pasta in his bag just incase.

stephanie said...

1 entry

follow on google

Anastasia said...

The one tip I have is to always expect the unexpected. I would rather be over prepared any day of the week, regardless of the effort it takes. : )

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Anastasia said...

I follow

Anastasia said...

Fan on FB

Anastasia said...

Button

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Anastasia said...

Button

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Anastasia said...

Button

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Anastasia said...

Follow on twitter

Anastasia said...

Follow the concrete princess blog

Sarah said...

So many things:
Don't sweat the small stuff.

They are only small once, enjoy it and live vicariously! The park IS fun!!

Kids need to eat dirt.

Deb said...

Clean up those stray hairs on foam playmats with a piece of tape. Saves trying to pick them up with your fingers! tips4mommies[at]gmail[dot]com

Sarah M said...

I follow you on twitter now too!!

Corrie said...

Have multiple soothers throughout the house, and in the crib
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Corrie said...

I am a Facebook Fan

Corrie said...

I am a public follower of Take a Moms word for it

Corrie said...

I am a follower of the Concrete Princess

Kim Kasch said...

How 'bout a beanie for a Mom?