Thursday, February 26, 2009

Win a membership to www.babysitters4hire.com!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.babysitters4hire.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us why you could use this site.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)

4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of the US and Canada.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

 

Meet Candi of Nannies 4 HIre

Tell us a little about you . . .

My name is Candi Wingate and founder of Nannies4hire.com,
Babysitters4hire.com, Care4hire.com and a Nanny Agency. My nanny
experience actually goes way back. I was a nanny for a family with 5
children, which included newborn twins. After becoming a nanny and
working in a nanny agency for several years, I purchased the successful
Nation-Wide Nanny Placement Agency. After finding that we needed to
expand, www.Nannies4hire.com, www.Babysitter4hire.com, and
www.care4hire.com were born. I also keep busy with 2 active boys who
are 3 and 8 years old.

What is your business and where can we find it?

www.Babysitters4hire.com <http://www.babysitters4hire.com/> and
www.care4hire.com <http://www.care4hire.com/> is one of the largest,
most successful online databases serving the United States and Canada.
The database is designed to easily assist families in finding a quality
babysitter, tutor, housekeeper, companion/eldercare, petcare, and
miscellaneous help for their specific needs and requirements.
Registered families may search by detailed characteristics to help
pinpoint the perfect caregiver for their family. In addition, helpful
tools are available, including sample interview questions, a sample
reference form and a sample contract.
A free preview of available caregivers is available to families through
our local neighborhood mapping technology. Whether you need a caregiver
for a few hours to a few days, you will find it at
www.Babysitters4hire.com and www.care4hire.com
<http://www.care4hire.com/> . Once you are a registered member, you will
be given immediate access to nannies through email and phone.
www.nannies4hire.com is one of the largest, most successful online nanny
and family databases serving the United States and Canada. As part of
this database, you can conveniently search full-time, part-time,
temporary, summer, babysitting, live-in and live-out nannies by zip code
24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Nannies4hire.com database is designed to easily assist families in
finding a quality nanny for their specific needs and requirements.
Registered families may search by detailed characteristics to help
pinpoint the perfect nanny for their family. In addition, helpful tools
are available, including sample interview questions, a sample reference
form and a sample contract. Nannies4hire.com also gives you advice, tips
and information that will help you and your nanny connect on a social
and personal level.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes, www.nannies4hire.com, www.babysitters4hire.com, and
www.care4hire.com <http://www.care4hire.com/> are all mom-owned,
invented and created.

Where else can people find you?

http://blog.nannies4hire.com/

Anything else you’d like to share?

We have ongoing relationships with Dr. Phil, Supernanny, TLC, have
received the Mom's Choice Award and was a Finalist for the Stevie Award.
Since 1987, we have been helping wonderful families and nannies.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Win a Red Satin Bow Band!

(This giveaway is now closed.)
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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.babychacha.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of US and Canada.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 12, 2009.

Meet Janie of Baby Cha-Cha
Tell us a little about you . . . I am a SAHM with an entepreneural spirit! I love having my own side business (besides my full time job of being a MOM). My style is elegant, classy and very SASSY! I am very fortunate that I get to run my own business and have fun at the same time. I have 2 little cha-cha’s who are 6 and 2 and I enjoy being their Mommy. I have also been married 12 years now and my husband could not be more supportive and complimentary on all the things I choose to do!
What is your business and where can we find it? We are Baby Cha-Cha Boutique (www.babychacha.com), an online store focusing on “oh so chic” children’s accessories & apparel. We are set apart from the rest because of our classic and elegant designs.
Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .? Yes, this is a mom-owned and operated business and all designs are exclusively created by me for Baby Cha-Cha.
A little about your entrepreneur journey so far? Since the start of my business (almost 2 ½ years), I have received nothing but positive feedback from customers and many boutiques. My main business comes from other boutiques who wholesale from me and sell my designs. I now have about 50 stores in the US who carry the Baby Cha-Cha label including on-line boutiques and I also have retailers in Japan, Australia, Kuwait & New Zealand. The word regarding Baby Cha-Cha is spreading around and many retailers are starting to want to carry my line because of the quality, uniqueness and how easy it is to sell. I now also have a Co-op showroom in Atlanta America’s Mart and I am currently in negotiations to have my designs in another showroom in Dallas.
All of this is very exciting and it is amazing to see how fast the line is growing and how much interest it is receiving.
Where else can people find you? Right now you can just find me on-line and through other people’s blogs who love or review my site. I haven’t ventured into blogging or facebook yet…I’m still having a hard time trying to keep up with emails and voicemails.
Anything else you’d like to share? I would love to offer all of your readers  10% off their entire purchase at www.babychacha.com when they enter code “OPEN” at checkout.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Win Pomegranate and Sweet Berry Wine Olive Oil Soap!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5186988.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite item. 
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US residents.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Saturday, March 7, 2009.

Meet Ayelet

I was a chef in NYC for may years, something happened to my body and I couldn't figure out what, I felt great except my eyes got so tired, and my legs felt soooo heavy and weak... I could barely walk and go up the stairs, I started seeing double. every morning.. I remember once.. it may sound funny.. I bumped into a tree, I visited a few doctors and they couldn't figure out what was it, they blamed it on my hard work
and my gym work out.. I finally went to a fourth doctor and told him that I was not going to leave him alone till he finds what's wrong...

I was finally diagnosed with Myashtenya Gravis http://www.myasthenia.org/amg_whatismg.cfm
My Immune system was so shot that if I caught a cold I just could not go into the walking box in the restaurant, it wouldn't go a way for weeks, my skin got so sensitive, I got rashes, and allergies, I decided to search for remedies, the more I searched the more interested I became in natural skin care... eventually I left the restaurant world, was thinking about my health.. for 2 years I made creams lotions soaps .. with more research and was suggested by my friends and family to let the world know about the products,. I found Etsy by a fluke.. and here I am
since than I did have a thymectomy ( removal of the thymus gland), and started taking mestinon for my muscles.  I am taking 1/2 of the medication I used to now, I work out 3-4 time a week , very early in the morning, and I feel stronger than ever.

I am hooked on creating, I love to listen to my customers, they give me ideas through their needs.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Win a Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit www.funstuff4babies.com or www.GiftsForDadToBe.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us about the dad you will give this to.
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to US residents.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, March 5, 2009.

Tell us a little about you . . .

Julie and I are parents to three children Alex 6, Brodie 4, and our newest bundle of joy Sophia. Julie would like to spend more time with the kids so we started to brainstorm ideas to make opportunities for Julie 2 B a stay at home Mom. We wanted a business that would be fun and give us great pride.

What is your business and where can we find it?

WHAT ABOUT DAD?

Today's Dad Wants to be More Involved

Not only is Today's Dad willing to help with late night feedings and diaper changes, he is willing to be a part of the celebration to welcome the arrival of your bundle of joy. Couples baby showers are becoming increasingly popular. Chris Hartsfield went to his first couples baby shower in October of 2007. At the shower, he was blown away by all the gifts given for the baby and for Mom but nothing for Dad besides his favorite beer in the fridge. Although Chris was happy to be a part of the shower, he wished that there had been something more to acknowledge and celebrate fatherhood. This inspired Chris to design the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox the box that changed it all. Chris wanted to provide Dads with a chuckle as well as arm them with everything they would need for their very first diaper change, and he did this with practicality in mind. All of the comic extras in the toolbox are actually useable, for example a functional toolbox and tongs for the grill. Chris put his ideas into action and collaborated with Julie Etzkorn to start Fun Stuff 4 Babies.

Baby boutiques welcomed The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox with open arms and a good belly laugh. Annette Alexander of Smarty Pants Boutique in South Tampa said, The Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox is fun way to include dad in all of the excitement that comes with preparing for a new baby. Bernadette Maccarone of Petite Elite in Brandon said, This product is long over do. There isn't much out there for Dad. It really does take 2 to raise a child.

Fun Stuff 4 Babies is a family owned business, and the entire family was involved in developing the Daddy Diaper Changing Tool box from input from their parents to the assistance of their 6 and 4 year old in assembling the initial product. Chris and Julie couldn't have done it without the support from their family and have hopes that it is a business that will grow with them.

www.funstuff4babies.com

www.GiftsForDadToBe.com

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes it is Mom-owned, co-invented, co-created

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

We had some excitement last week, a Blog owner that did a write up on the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox personally gave a Toolbox to Ellen's staff when she went to the the Ellen show. We haven't heard anything but would love to be on the show around Father's Day this year. We love that we can bring a laugh to so many people and hear about their funny Poop encounters.

Where else can people find you?

We have had several blog sites do stories or features which can be found on a tab called Favorite Blog Sites within www.funstuff4babies.com and www.GiftsForDadToBe.com

Anything else you’d like to share?

We would love to be on the Ellen show and if your readers really like the Daddy Diaper Changing Toolbox let Ellen know at http://ellen.warnerbros.com/show/respond/?PlugID=10

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Launch Party at Berries and Cream Blog Design!

Berries and Cream Blog Design's launch party is live from February 14-28. Their entire store is on sale for up to 25% off, and a new prize will be added each day during the launch party.

 

Check it our for yourself at http://berriesandcreamblogdesign.com!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Win an Elemental Baby Custom Baby Memory Book!

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.elementalbaby.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product. 
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)

4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open to residents of the US.
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Thursday, February 26, 2009.

Meet CrisDee

Tell us a little about you . . .

Like many women today, I have a lot of roles in my life. I’m a Mom to two awesome kids, a boy 6 (and a half!) and a girl, 3. I’m a wife to a wonderful husband. I’m an entrepreneur because I saw a need. A friend, worker, daughter, and so many others.

What is your business and where can we find it?

My business is creating custom baby memory books so every parent can have the book of memories that fits them perfectly. The web store also carries select items that can be personalized or are a true original ‘as unique as your child.’ You can find my business on the web at ElementalBaby.com.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Yes it is….not that I can claim inventing the baby memory book, but I can claim improving on the concept. When I was pregnant with both of my kids, I couldn’t find a memory book that had enough “guts” or reflected who I was. So, after the birth of my second, I decided to do something about that. The result is ElementalBaby.com baby memory books.

The books are a twist on the old standard. They are arranged by event instead of age, so whenever the important first happens, it can be recorded and commented on. The books have the many standard thought starters, but a few twists as well. For example, instead of the basic 1-page for ‘first bath,’ our books offer 4 pages of fun: “As you got older, you began to play in the tub…” “When you heard the water running…” “Your favorite bath toys…” “Funny things you did with bubbles…” “Your after bath routine…” “Your first shower…” And a follow-up of two pages for photos.

The custom books take things a few steps farther by allowing choices of the style of prose, “Mom/Dad,” “Mommy/Daddy,” “Mother/Father,” two Moms/Dads or single parent. The absolute best feature of the custom book is the ability for family and friends to send messages for the parents-to-be and/or baby, as well as photos of Mom and Dad when they were babies. These messages and photos are woven throughout the book. I remember one book where a great-great-grandpa wrote a letter to the baby and shared his years of wisdom. This was something to be treasured.

A little about your entrepreneur journey so far?

I’ve been fairly “slow” and methodical about journey. I’ve been creating books for a couple of years now, at first for friends and family and about a year ago branched out to the web. My absolute favorite part is “meeting” all the people I make books for and hearing their stories. I’m making a book right now for a single mom adopting a baby. Her family is so incredibly happy for her – in almost all their messages they talk about how she was meant to be a Mom. It’s so special knowing that I’m giving her the opportunity to have a memory book for her baby that fits her perfectly.

Where else can people find you?

You can catch up with me on my blog: http://cblog.elementalbaby.com/index.php.

Anything else you’d like to share?

I seriously love making each and every book. I look forward to each one like it is a new adventure. I get to share in a very special part of someone else’s life, and that is a privilege.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Win a Pacifier Clip from Blue Zoo Boutique!

(This giveaway is now closed.)

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Here's how to enter . . .

1. Visit http://www.bluezooboutique.com.
2. Come back here and leave a comment telling us your favorite product. 
3. Be sure to leave your e-mail if you don't have a blogger ID.  Bloggers- you must have a public profile and listed e-mail for us to find you.

Who wants extra entries?!
(Please leave a separate comment for each entry.  Current subscribers, you can use these extra entries too, since we’re so happy to have you here!)
4. Sign up for our Mommy's Idea feed or e-mail feed. (Over to the right.)
5. Become a follower of Mommy's Idea.
6. Blog about and link to this giveaway. Please leave your blog url in your comment.
7. Stumble this post or www.mommysidea.com.
8. Add our Mommy’s Idea button and/or Ellie Bags button to your site.
9. Tweet about this giveaway.

Open Worldwide!
Contest ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, February 22, 2009.

 

Meet Laurie of Blue Zoo Boutique

Tell us a little about you . . .

I am a SAHM to my 3-year old son and I have a baby girl due in April. I love designing and crafting unique things. I am very lucky to be able to stay home, but also to provide unique items to other moms and moms-to-be.

What is your business and where can we find it?

Monkey Tails pacifier clips are designed and made by me and they can be found on my website www.bluezooboutique.com where I sell other unique items made by talented moms.

Is it mom-owned, invented, created . . .?

Mom-owned, invented, created, tested, approved, etc.

Where else can people find you? (blog, facebook, twitter, etc.)

BlueZoo Boutique www.bluezooboutique.com

Etsy www.lchau21.etsy.com

Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Great Discount on Wett Giggles Soap

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We offered this product for a giveaway, but couldn’t give it away to everyone.  So here’s a nice discount code for those of you who’d like to try it out!

 

Use code Carvpj09 for 25% off.