I love to enter giveaways because not only do I get the chance to win something but I meet some really nice people too. I think it is only right if I post about the prizes that I have won and give credit to the site/blog that I won the prize from. These are just 2 of my most recent wins. When I get the others in the mail I will add them to the post.
Fish Clackers – I won this book giveaway over at aParentlyspeaking
K.K. loved them but being the big girl she is, K.K. suggested we give them to 2 of our baby cousins as gifts! These fun books have the right name because they make that great clacking noise. It brings back memories of the clackers I used to have when I was little. Those had balls on them though. The fish and bee clackers are made to last because the along the spines of the books are durable fabric and the pages are high quality too. Each book includes a cute little story. These books would be a nice addition to any family. Thanks again aParentlySpeaking!!
Bittersweet Soap – I won this over at TheMommiesUnited Launch party. The soap is from Bittersweet Soap. This smells so good. I could honestly smell it through the package!! I won a bar of Tuberose soap. It was wrapped so pretty I did not want to open it. But I did! This soap is really good. It lathers up nicely while having this beautiful and calming scent. It made my skin so soft I just fell in love with it. I am anxious to try more of the products at Bittersweet Soap. Surprisingly these handmade products are not expensive. Something to keep in mind when you looking for gifts for your loved ones. Thanks for the unique giveaway Bittersweet Soap, you have a new fan.
From Dates to Diapers is having a great Mother’s Day Giveaway. All you have to do is write a post about your favorite Mother’s Day memory or what you love about being a Mom. If you write the post, you have a chance to win a Sandisk USB Gator Flash Drive. Of course I love Sandisk. I have a mp3 that has been dropped and stepped on and still works! So I would love to win this flash drive.
So the big question is why do I love being a Mom? Motherhood is definitely a road that I did not plan to travel when I was younger. I thought it was just not in the cards for me. I was told I could never be a good mom because I was too selfish. I would never put anyone before myself. Then my daughter Jazz was born. I looked into that beautiful little face and my world changed. It was overwhelming at first because I could not believe I loved this little person so much. I honestly felt like my heart would burst!! She became my world, my everything. Then 4 years later my Nannah was born. She was the cutest little chubby thing! She stuck to me like glue and I loved it. 2 years later my little man TJ arrived. Even as a toddler he showed his gentle and kind spirit. He is his father’s son. And last but not least 2 more years later, K.K. made her entrance and life has never been the same. She is sweet and kind , bossy and stubborn. And you can’t help but love the little princess!
My children have shown me how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to appreciate them. It tugs at my heart when each of them tell me I am their best friend or that they love me. But the best moments are when they hug me for no reason at all. Just because. I may not have planned to be a mom, but I could not imagine doing anything else.
I came across this poem in a post over at newyorkchica and I could not resist wanting to share it.
A POEM FOR OUR GIRLFRIENDS
Someone will always be prettier.
Someone will always be skinnier.
Someone will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house..
So let it go, and love you and your circumstances.
Think about it!
The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored
woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know,
she’s got the car, the house, the clothes~~~~
might be lonely.
And the word says, ‘If I have not Love, I am nothing.’
So, again; love you.
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,
‘I am too Blessed to be Stressed and too Anointed, to be Disappointed!’
‘Winners make things happen~
Losers let things happen.’
Be ‘Blessed’ Ladies and pass this on to encourage other women.