My Motherload Contest by Frigidaire

How often do you have the time to do something for yourself? If you’re like most moms, the answer is almost never. As Moms, we’re proud of everything we’re able to do for our families, but we think you’ll agree that a little “me time” goes a long way! Luckily, there’s a company out there who understands a mom’s desire to spend less time doing routine housework and more time doing what we love. Frigidaire, the appliance brand known for their legendary reliability, is unveiling 250 new appliances designed with specific time-saving features to give you more time for YOUR time.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that research shows that Moms are logging more overtime than most Americans. In fact, Frigidaire’s recently released “Motherload Index” revealed that moms spend most of their waking lives – 200 hours each month – doing the activities they least enjoy rather than the things they love.

With their new line of appliances, Frigidaire is aiming to free up some newfound “me time” for Moms and they want to know what you’ll do with it! By visiting and clicking on “my motherload”, you can share the five things that you would do with an extra hour in your day for a chance to win an entire suite of the new time-saving Frigidaire appliances.

The NEW Frigidaire kitchen and laundry collections feature high-performing, easy-to-use appliances with style and design elements that don’t just look great, but help the appliances perform better and give you better results.  All products – with their functional design and uncomplicated technology – have been built to deliver one primary thing: more time for mom. To learn more, visit

Giveaway for Mom

This is a giveaway for 2 great beauty products. The first is Derma Scyne Wrinkle Arrest.

Wrinkle Arrest is a new moisturizing day cream with SPF 18 and broad spectrum sun protection. Wrinkle Arrest contains the groundbreaking AminoGenesis DermaScyne formula which helps reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and other signs of aging. These precursors help support proteins like collagen and elastin as well as many other key proteins found in the skin. Price: $59 from

The 2nd is healthDropz:Beverage Booster.

healthDropz is available in three blends (Energy, Focus and Green Tea Antioxidants), each providing a precise, highly concentrated mix of vitamins, herbs or select natural ingredients. Simply add six healthDropz to 8 oz water of water or any beverage. No mixing necessary.  A 90 serving bottle of healthDropz (0.9 fl oz) retails for $8.99. The bottle is small and convenient to carry, about the size of a lipstick. This is available at Compassionet.

Mandatory Entry: Visit both websites Amniogenesis and Compassionet and check out what else they have to offer. Leave me a comment with your favorite product from each site.

Bonus Entries:leave me a comment with each one you complete

  • Subscribe to my RSS feed
  • Tweet this giveaway
  • Blog about this giveaway

This giveaway is open to US residents only and a winner will be chosen May 12th at 10:15pm. Good Luck!

Power Moms Book Giveaway

Chicken Soup for the Soul has done it again. In Power Moms 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay-at-Home and Work-from-Home Moms, Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and Wendy Walker have assembled an amazing group of women and men to share the stories of Power Moms.
The stories are grouped in chapters such as Decisions, Decisions, Outside the Box, Working from Home, Ladies Who Launch and Looking Back. You real read stories of moms just starting out and moms who have been there and done that-and now they are here to inspire you.

In Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms, you’ll read about:
· How Liz Lange raised her children while building a maternity
clothing empire
· How bestselling author Jane Green left an unhappy marriage, became
a single mom, and embarked on a writing career
· How Wendy Walker wrote her first novel from the backseat of her
· How Melora Hardin of NBC’s The Office helped her daughter overcome
a fear of heights
· How grateful husbands stand in awe of their do-it-all wives

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Power Moms: 101 Stories Celebrating the Power of Choice for Stay at Home and Work from Home Moms is hot off the presses and you can win it here from Mommy Babble.

How to Enter:
I believe in Power Moms so, for your first entry:

  1. If you are a WAHM and have an online business please tell me about your business and leave a link in the post. When the contest is over, I am going to share your businesses with my readers-and hopefully help you build your business.
  2. If you do not have an online business but you have a blog you would like to share please leave a link to your blog in your comment so that I can share your blog with my readers.
  3. If you don’t fall into either of the above categories that is just fine! Leave me a comment and tell me why you chose to be a SAHM

Please leave a valid e-mail address or twitter name so that I can notify if you win. **You must do all of this to be entered.

If you would like extra entries you can earn them for doing any or all of the following after completing the above requirements:

* tweet this contest and post the url of the tweet as a separate comment (you can do this 1x per day each day of the contest-just post each tweet url in a separate comment)
* blog about this contest and link to this post (not just a link to the contest) then leave me a link to your post in a separate comment
* stumble this post with a review and link it here in separate comment                                            *Subscribe to Mommy Babble’s RSS feed

This giveaway is open to US residents only. This giveaway ends 5/11/09 at 10:15pm. I reserve the right to disqualify any entry that doesn’t follow the above guidelines. Good Luck!

The Mom Tree

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I wanted to let you know about a great new site for busy moms. It is filled witth Mom Tips, Mom Picks, Mom Reviews and more. The website is The Mom Tree. This site was started by Trina Giusti and she now shares The Mom Tree duties with her mother and two sisters. One thing I like about The Mom Tree is that is hasn’t gotten too big, it has a homey feel and it is easy to navigate.

The Mom Tree is a place where moms can share, learn and grow. The fact that some of the content is user generated allows the site to have a broader appeal. Hop on over to The Mom Tree and check it out for yourself.

Monday Motivation 4-27-09

Apply the three Rs to everything you do.

Rule-the thing we are or aren’t supposed to do. Example-We should always tell the truth.

Reason-The reason for the rule. Example-We should always tell the truth because lying leads to distrust and broken relationships.

Ruler-Behind every rule and reason is God and His character. Example-We should always tell the truth because God is truth, and we are to become like Him.

Powder Art Giveaway

I think all kids need creative activities in their busy schedule. Whether it is creative/dramatic play, arts & crafts, music or dance-kids need a creative outlet. So many times arts & crafts projects are messy and expensive. Powder Art is good clean fun!

From Powder Art

Powder Art,™is a mess-free twist on paint by numbers and a great activity for kids to explore their artistic abilities and build their reasoning and motor skills.

“We wanted to create a product that was mom-approved and kid-worthy. Through research, we’ve found that kids love art projects and working with colors in a fun, unique way. Moms appreciate that Powder Art is educational, safe, non-toxic, made in the U.S.A and most of all, virtually mess-free,” said Mike Gipson, general manager of the specialty products division for Crescent.

The innovative peel and paint art activity uses revolutionary dry paint powder made of recycled paper, instead of paint. Kids need little assistance to complete the art project due to the user-friendly paint palette tray of colors and design boards with peel off stickers. With easy-to-use paint-by-number designs, Powder Art allows kids to choose to follow the color guide or they can explore their creativity by either designating different colors for their design or mixing colors together for a customized picture.

You can purchase any of the 8 different Powder Art kits from their website OR you can win the Bible Stories kit right here at Mommy Babble.

How to Enter:
For your first entry:Visit the Powder Art website and look around. Then come back here and let me know which kit is your favorite. You must also follow or subscribe to this blog and leave a comment here telling me that you have done this Please leave a valid e-mail address or twitter name so that I can notify if you win. **You must do all of this to be entered.

If you would like extra entries you can earn them for doing any or all of the following:

* tweet this contest and post the url of the tweet as a separate comment (you can do this 1x per day each day of the contest-just post each tweet url in a separate comment)
* blog about this contest and link to this post (not just a link to the contest) then leave me a link to your post in a separate comment
* stumble this post with a review and link it here in separate comment

The winner will be chosen on Wednesday, April 29th 10:00pm Good Luck!!

Hometown Burger Recipe Contest

I have been a huge fan of Steak-umm steak sandwiches for many, many years. Steak-umm now has a new product…Steak-umm Burgers, I can’t wait to try them! Steak-umm is holing a recipe contest that I know I will be entering and I want you to enter too! If you do enter, please post your recipe here too as a comment so that we can all try it! Good Luck!!

Got a thing for Wisconsin cheese? Boston baked beans? Georgia peaches? New Mexico chiles? Fly your favorite food flag in the Steak-umm “Hometown Burger’ recipe contest, using an ingredient that is closely associated with a city or state.

Simply use a special local food in a dish built around Steak-umm Burgers – frozen, ready-to-cook patties available in both 1/4-pound Original and 1/3-pound Original and Sweet Onion varieties. Each entry will be judged on originality, taste, visual appeal, creative pairing of your hometown ingredient with the Steak-umm product, and the extent to which the recipe brings out the essence of the local cuisine

The grand prize is a Weber Q 100 Liquid Propane Gas Grill – just in time for summer barbecuing. The two runners-up will receive a 10” limited-edition Steak-umm frying pan.The contest runs from March 15 through June 15. Winners will be selected by June 25.

Entries must include the name, address and telephone of the entrant, list the ‘hometown’ food used in the recipe and what city or state it represents, and be postmarked no later than June 15. Recipes can be submitted to with the subject line ‘Hometown Burger Contest’ or mailed to the attention of:

Steak-umm ‘Hometown Burger’ Recipe Contest
Attention: Jill Schmidt
2700 Patriot Blvd., Suite 430
Glenview, IL 60026

Steak-umm Burgers are available in the frozen meat department of local grocery stores.Visit for more information.

Monday Motivation-Heart Prints

Inspirational Poems

Heart Prints

By Author Unknown

Whatever our hands touch…we leave
fingerprints on.
On walls, on furniture, on door knobs,
dishes and books.

As we touch we leave our identity..
Oh please where ever I go today…
help me leave heart prints.

Heart prints of compassion,
understanding and love.
Heart prints of kindness and genuine concern.

May my heart touch a lonely neighbor…
or a runaway daughter…
or an anxious mother…
or perhaps a dear friend!

I shall go out today…
to leave heart prints…
and if some one should say…
“I felt your touch!”