Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My very first giveaway!!!


So much to do, so little time......probably the daily thoughts of every parent.

How do we attempt to solve it? Some do. Some don't.

I have struggled with the reality of this so much more lately since bringing home Athena home from the hospital and now being out-numbered 3 kids to 1 Momma.

Some days it feels like a losing battle. Other days I am triumphant and giddy upon realizing a small victory.

Right now all three kiddos are asleep. In my bed. I am in my recliner next to my bed. Surfing online with only 6 hours of sleep. I can't relax enough or get comfortable enough to fall asleep. However....they are asleep. So, I will continue to operate on less than a full nights sleep because it means they are comfortable and resting and the day ahead will be a little smoother.

What is your favorite way to accomplish tasks as a parent? Do you multitask or attack challenges one at a time? How do YOU deal with the daily dilemma of being a parent while still taking care of yourself?

I *almost* forgot... my very 1st giveaway (!). It will be for a beautiful Mommy Necklace in your choice of design. Post a comment with an answer to one of my questions from above to be entered.

Contest details:
Starts Tuesday, July 21st, 2009 and ends midnight (PST) on Friday July 24th, 2009. Winner can pick ANY Mommy Necklace design. Winner will be selected using random.org and will be posted Saturday, July 25th. Good luck!

Additional entries
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1. Visit Mommy Necklaces FB page & become a fan. Post a comment here telling me you did so
2. Become a follower of this blog & post a comment telling me so
3. Visit Mommy Necklaces website & post a comment telling me which design is your favorite
4. Referral - if someone else becomes a follower of this blog because of you, post a comment with their user name
5. Blog about the giveaway & comment here with a link back (can be done once a day)
6. Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link with your tweet (can be done 5 times a day)

63 comments:

  1. I am a fan of Mommy Necklaces on FB

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  2. I just became a follower of this blog.

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  3. I LOVE the Meadow collection. Dangle or Drop!!!

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  4. Just blogged about your giveaway. www.aandeperkins.blogspot.com

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  5. My favorite way to accomplish tasks as a parent it to let Carson help me. He loves being in the kitchen whenever I am cooking. So instead of just shoo-ing him out, I try to let him help where he can. The other day, he put his waffle in the toaster oven, sausage in the microwave and pushed the buttons to start it. He also loves helping with chores: sweeping, vacuuming, recycling, etc.

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  6. My sister Amber is crazy and I just became a follower of your blog.

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  7. I am blogging about your giveaway on my blog at http://candasummers.blogspot.com

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  8. I personally love them all but the plum ones are my favorite I like the stone and teardrop styles.

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  9. ooooohhhh!!! Pick me pick me!!! :-)

    (And I like them all!)

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  10. I was already a fan of them on FB! :)

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  11. Oh.. I didn't answer a question...
    I *try* to multitask but then I always get overwhelmed and end up sitting around doing nothing and THINKING about what I should be doing instead. The only way I can REALLY get anything done is if I write out a list and take things very very slowly and don't allow myself to think of everything ELSE I have to do. I have to focus on the ONE task on hand.. I get super distracted!

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  12. I like either the drop or rock rainstorm design!

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  13. http://twitter.com/lamere/status/2790942351
    Tweeted :)

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  14. I blogged this giveaway :)
    http://suburbancloth.blogspot.com/2009/07/introducing-win-it-wednesday.html

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  15. Oooo OOoooo pick me pick me! I want Cherish =)
    madisonchernik at gmail dot com

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  16. I am a MN FB fan (Just ask the owner...I stalk that page)

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  17. Oh and to answer your question, I do find time to take care of myself sometimes, but I find that I have to sacrifice something else in that process. IE dishes, reading, time to blog, etc. Luckily my son takes good naps, though!

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  18. I am a follower of your blog (I became a follower because of Madison so here is her referral)

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  19. I blogged about your giveaway
    http://mylittlestgravesies.blogspot.com/2009/07/another-giveaway-mommy-necklace.html

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  20. I tweeted about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3

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  21. Ooohhhhh pick me pick me!!! I want the rainstorm necklace.
    annamie2 at hotmail dot com

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  22. Oh and to answer your question.....the way that i find time to take care of myself is either get stuff done while my son takes a nap or i can also do it when my husband gets home from work. Another thing that i found that works great is to put a baby gate on my sons door so that he can play safely in there and i can take a shower or get much needed me time

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  23. Whenever Gabriel goes down for a nap, I scramble to get things done. But when he's being stubborn, he goes in my trusty sling. :-)

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  24. How did i not see your blog before?? its awesome. lol i dont have any answers to your question, i'm still scrambling to juggle everything BUT i'm reading through all the comments collecting all the good tips ;)

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  25. I have to do things one at a time now. I always have my daughter on me, so technically I'm multitasking lol

    jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

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  26. I like the lavender collection

    jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

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  27. Tweeted

    http://twitter.com/JessieKaitlin/status/2814402534

    jessiekaitlin at hotmail dot com

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  28. I try to stay focused on one task at a time. That way I don't feel as scattered as if I am trying to do multiple things at once. Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  29. I am a follower. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  30. I love the Harmony collection and the lock style. Thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  31. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/2814945829
    thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  32. Hi! I'm a Greek mom-to-be...I'm expecting my first, so I can't really answer any of those questions, but I wanted to come give you bloggy support...love the god and goddess nicknames for your family, and lots of blessings for your children :) I hope you have a successful first give-away! (Great product, those mommy necklaces are fabulous!)

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  33. I blogged about your giveaway again
    http://mylittlestgravesies.blogspot.com/

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  34. Tweeted about your giveaway
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3

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  35. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3
    annamie2 at hotmail dot com

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  36. tweeted about giveaway
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3

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  37. tweeted about mommy necklace giveaway
    http://twitter.com/gravsie3

    annamie2 at hotmail dot com

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  38. Today's tweet! :)
    http://twitter.com/lamere/status/2825502160

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  39. http://twitter.com/lamere/status/2829314745

    Tweet #2 :)

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  40. The best way for me to handle life as a parent is to make sure I always have someone I can count on to come help me! Seriously. I mean I get stuff done but if I'm having a really tough day I call someone to come watch Natalie for an hour so I can shower and have a little "me" time.

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  41. I'm a fan on Mommy Necklaces on Facebook. Kaylyn Buckner

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  42. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/Kaylynbuckner/status/2830124340

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  43. My favorite is Sierra Collection!

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  44. Tweet #3 today!
    http://twitter.com/lamere/status/2831606975

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  45. OMG I'm such a multitasker. I have to be being a Full time working mom of 2. So when I get home from work I prepare dinner, and clean the house while trying to play with the kids in between. It's the way I am! Multitask all the way!

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  46. Oh.. and I referred Madison (^^^^ up there!)

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  47. Tweeted Home

    fedexwifey Mommy Necklace Giveaway! http://bit.ly/Y9eQC
    less than 5 seconds ago from

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  48. Tweeted again @fedexwifey (sorry I dont know how to post the status link)

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  49. Tweeted @mama2moose (my other profile)

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  50. I always seem to multitask! I find that I only have a short period of time while my daughter is sleeping to get anything done so I have to get as much as possible in that short time!

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  51. Oh yeah, and I became a fan of Mommy Necklaces a couple days ago on Facebook. WOOHOO!

    I like the Silver Ice collection. The colors are neutral enough to wear with anything and I like black. :)

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  52. okay...contest is closed!!!

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