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name:mod*mom
occupation:full-time mom + wife
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2.29.2008






mod*mom "green" giveaway :: 5 non-toxic bathroom cleaner sets

method is launching environmentally friendly bathroom cleaner products
+ i'm so excited they want to introduce them to mod*mom readers!!!

to enter to win, please leave me a comment telling me how you feel about non-toxic cleaning products, especially your favorites from method.
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, st. patrick's day, monday march 17


by ~mod*mom~ at 29.2.08 © 270 comments


2.28.2008
reminder :: enter these giveaways before midnight, friday february 29

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710

whole foods :: $100 gift card +
3 heart gift baskets $250

barefoot books
:: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240

green works
:: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300

baby banz :: 4 child's sun protection swim sets $300

tell your blog readers about my fabulous giveaways, then send me your url + i'll add you to my blogroll. 34 prizes! deadline friday midnight february 29!

by ~mod*mom~ at 28.2.08 © 18 comments


2.27.2008
pastil chair by eero aarnio 1967

"the pastil shape can be looked at from many angles. the product shape comes from a small sweetie, pastil, but in this case the idea was, that a lot of empty, cushioned space is sent to the other side of the world inside the Ball Chair. A new round chair would fit in this space, + so the diameter of the Pastil is the same as the opening of the Ball Chair." eero aarnio

I'M SO EXCITED EERO AARNIO SENT ME AN AUTOGRAPHED PICTURE!

by ~mod*mom~ at 27.2.08 © 15 comments


2.26.2008




mod*mom giveaway :: 3 tax return online prep, efiling + support $110

tango is a new service by h&r block that makes filing your taxes more fun!
i spent most of sunday + monday doing my taxes with the irs online forms.
luckily, h&r block had contacted me recently about sponsoring a giveaway,
so i asked them if i could review the online service first to see if it was good.
they sent me a link to their new service called
tango + i'm so glad they did!
tango includes online preparation of federal + state returns with efiling, live 24/7 tax support by phone, chat or email + year-round audit protection ($70 value, much cheaper than schlepping my files into an h&r block office).
i had already done all the forms, schedules + math the hard way, so i had amounts i thought i'd be refunded, but i wasn't sure why i wasn't getting some of the credits i qualified for, so i really appreciated the ease of doing my taxes again with the
tango interface + guess what?! i'm getting $600 more back from the irs. i don't know why, i didn't check that math, but yay!

h&r block wants to know what
mod*mom readers think of tango + they want you to try out tango free. you don't pay anything until you "file" + maybe you'll win free tango federal + state efiling or taxcut federal efiling!

to enter to win tango or taxcut online preparation, efiling + support,
tell me in the "comments" what are your
favorite
tango features+ why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, wednesday, march 19

wfmw

by ~mod*mom~ at 26.2.08 © 45 comments


2.24.2008
a rainy day is a great day to read steve mack's abc book online.
the kids can "virtually" turn the pages + see lovely illustrations :)

i love this book!

by ~mod*mom~ at 24.2.08 © 6 comments


2.21.2008
enter my fabulous giveaways! 34 prizes worth $1,800

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710

whole foods :: $100 gift card +
3 heart gift baskets $250

barefoot books
:: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240

green works
:: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300

baby banz :: 4 child's sun protection swim sets $300

the vibe stroller has officially launched + is on it's way from australia!
this is the1st officially approved by phil&teds image for the giveaway!
the lucky
vibe stroller winner can pick either black or red seat cushions.

tell your blog readers about my fabulous giveaways, then send me your url + i'll add you to my blogroll. 34 prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.08 © 42 comments




pic tickytacky

by ~mod*mom~ at 21.2.08 © 9 comments


2.19.2008

time to check yourself or someone you love for signs of breast cancer

i'm late with this update, because i changed medical groups + i have my 1st appointment tomorrow for a physical + referral to my new oncologist.
i'd better go get all my records together. i'm feeling pretty good :)

image bolundberg

by ~mod*mom~ at 19.2.08 © 6 comments


2.18.2008

enter my fabulous giveaways! 30 prizes worth $1500


whole foods :: $100 gift card +
3 heart gift baskets $250

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710

barefoot books
:: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240

green works
:: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300

tell your blog readers about my st.patricks day giveaways, then email me your url + i'll add you to my st.patricks day's blogroll. 30 prizes!

food illustration: sean sims
wfmw

by ~mod*mom~ at 18.2.08 © 12 comments


2.17.2008


thank you soooo much to my fabulous valentine's giveaway sponsors
+ thank you to everyone who visits my blog + enters the give
aways :)

here are the
61 winners of the 1st half of my valentine's giveaways!!!
(i'm still picking the winners + notifying them, so stay tuned...)


global exchange :: organic fair trade chocolates $250
grand prize chocolate lovers gift basket:
1 dana
18-piece assorted chocolates:

1 liz
2 donna
3 jane
4 nancy
5 jim
mini chocolate bars gift box:

1 deb
2 lynette

3 jamie
4 jenny

5 michelle

roxio :: mac digital burning software suites $1,000
1 naomi
2 chilihead
3 gradon
4 merrymargaret
5 laura

6 camille
7 deborah
8 jay
9 zoe

10 john

divvies :: dozen vegan allergy-friendly cupcakes $240
1 lala

2 ann
3 steph
4 fenicle

5 allergy mom
6 regina
7 reflections
8 wilma
9 allergic mom
10 lissette

blurb ::
publish-your-own professional books $300
1 dawnette
2 piseco
3 kim
4 fresh girl
5 papi
6 reddmom
7 william

8 melody
9 surcie
10 jamie


kideko :: mod luxury bedding set $260
1 wil


itzbeen :: digital baby care data trackers $150+
1 rebekah
2 molly
3 karen
4 "me"

5 kim
6 kristy

chronicle books :: taro gomi coloring books $170
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3
4
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whole foods :: gift baskets $150
1 michele
2 tania
3

by ~mod*mom~ at 17.2.08 © 12 comments


2.15.2008
enter my fabulous valentine's giveaways all month!
i'll be picking lots of giveaway winners today, but these are still open, so be sure to enter + spread the word!

ends 2/29:
whole foods :: $100 gift card +
3 heart gift baskets $250
tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $710
barefoot books :: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240
green works :: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300
ends 2/17:
itzbeen :: 6 digital baby care data trackers $150+

be my valentine! tell your blog readers about my giveaways, then send me your url + i'll add you to my valentine's blogroll :) 34 prizes left!

by ~mod*mom~ at 15.2.08 © 6 comments


2.14.2008


happy valentine's day! enter my valentine's giveaways before midnight :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 14.2.08 © 7 comments


2.12.2008





mod*mom giveaway :: $100 gift card + 3 healthy heart gift baskets $250

whole foods has a new healthy heart podcast + they want to know what mod*mom readers think of their work, so they're giving away a $100 gift card + 3 gift baskets of products mentioned in the podcast!!!

to win a whole foods
market $100 gift card or healthy heart gift basket, listen to their new healthy heart podcast, then leave them feedback in the "comments" + be sure to put modmom.blogspot.com in the “website” field on the comment form, to be entered in this promotion.

+ please leave me a comment to tell me what you thought of the podcasts
before midnight friday, february 29

be green: heath

by ~mod*mom~ at 12.2.08 © 81 comments


2.11.2008





mod*mom giveaway :: 4 child's sun protection swim sets $300

baby banz from australia, is best known for their unique wrap-around banded design +100% UV protective lenses for children, but they've also added a sun protection collection that includes mirrored snow goggles, sunhats, swimsuits, + high spf children's sunscreens + sunblocks.

to enter to win a baby banz swimsuit + retro sunglasses of your choice, plus 3 baby + kid's 45 + 50 spf sun protection sticks + lotions for face + body,
tell me in the "comments" what are your baby banz
favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, friday february 29

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.2.08 © 155 comments


2.08.2008
enter my fabulous valentine's giveaways worth $3500+
whole foods :: $100 gift card +3 heart gift baskets $250
tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $700+
kideko :: 1 mod luxury bedding set $260
blurb :: 10 publish-your-own professional books $300
global exchange :: 11 organic fair trade chocolates $250
itzbeen :: 6 digital baby care data trackers $150+
divvies :: 10 dozen vegan cupcakes $240
green works :: 12 green cleaners gift baskets $300
barefoot books :: 12 eco books/cd + 1 grand prize $240
roxio :: 10 mac digital burning software suites $1,000

be my valentine! tell your blog readers about my valentine's giveaways, then email me your url + i'll add you to my valentine's blogroll. 75 prizes!

by ~mod*mom~ at 8.2.08 © 94 comments


2.06.2008




mod*mom giveaway :: 12 whole world books with cd + 1 grand prize $240



barefoot books little eco-book for kids, whole world is featured in the february issue of O, the oprah magazine.

"Printed on forest-friendly paper, this sweet children's book inclu
des a sing-along CD and eco-tips for preserving the planet"—The O List


barefoot books is an independent, award-winning publisher that creates imaginatively written + beautifully illustrated children’s books, activities + games that capture the diversity + richness of the world’s many cultures. they'd like to celebrate the children of the world by giving away 12 whole world books with cd + 1 whole world grand prize to mod*mom readers!!!

the whole world grand prize includes these 8 environmentally + socially responsible + educational books, cds, puzzles, cards + activity kits :
whole world book + cd
herb the vegetarian dragon
map of the world play scene
our world floor puzzle
we're sailing to galapagos
my daddy is a pretzel book
yoga pretzels deck of cards


pretzel deck cover.jpg





























to enter to win a whole world ecobook
or grand prize from barefoot books,
tell me in the "comments" what are your barefoot books
favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, february 29

by ~mod*mom~ at 6.2.08 © 138 comments


2.05.2008

grin and share it, originally uploaded by wardomatic


by ~mod*mom~ at 5.2.08 © 3 comments


2.04.2008


mod*mom giveaway :: 12 green cleaning product gift baskets $300

green works ecofriendly, natural, non-toxic cleaners just launched!
they're giving 12 gift baskets of their products to mod*mom readers to try.
green works is made from plant-based ingredients derived from coconut + lemon oil. the ingredients are sustainable, non-allergenic + biodegradable. green works products are not tested on animals, are packaged in recyclable bottles + are available everywhere clorox products are sold.

"according to the CDC, last year’s influenza season peaked the week of february 4-10. to help families keep homes healthy + kill germs, dr. kelly reynolds – a public health researcher, microbiology professor from the university of arizona + mother of 3 – partnered with the clorox company to launch a help hotline 1-888-MIC-MOMY you can call-in with questions."

to enter to win a greenworks natural all-purpose home cleaners gift basket,
tell me in the "comments" what are your green works
favorites + why?
(include your email address + web url, so i can contact you when you win!)
before midnight, february 29

by ~mod*mom~ at 4.2.08 © 206 comments


2.03.2008
please enter my fabulous valentine's giveaways!
(win prizes for your sweethearts all through february)

tots-on-the-go :: 1 inline stroller with doubles kit $700+
kideko :: 1 mod luxury bedding set $260
blurb :: 10 publish-your-own professional books $300
roxio :: 10 digital media burning software suites $1,000
global exchange :: organic fair trade chocolates $250
itzbeen :: 6 digital baby care data trackers $150+
divvies :: 10 dozen vegan cupcakes $240
whole foods :: 3 heart healthy gift baskets $150

be my valentine! tell your blog readers about my valentine's giveaways, then email me your url + i'll add you to my valentine's blogroll. i <3 u

by ~mod*mom~ at 3.2.08 ©


2.01.2008


mod*mom valentine giveaway :: 11 organic fair trade chocolate gifts $250

global exchange is dedicated to socially responsible products + they're introducing mod*mom readers to the importance of "fair trade" chocolate!
284,000 children toil in the ivory coast's cocoa fields under the worst forms of child labor. teaching kids the importance of fair trade chocolate starts them on a lifetime of socially + environmentally conscious consumerism.
all chocolate not certified as fair-trade chocolate probably contains beans harvested by slaves, according to the salvation army's anti-slavery unit.

1 grand prize chocolate lover's gift basket $55, 5 18-piece global exchange assortment boxes $18 + 5 dark chocolate mini bar valentine gift boxes $8

to enter to win an organic fair trade chocolate prize from global exchange, visit the global exchange fair trade online store, read all about their socially responsible products, then tell me in the 'comments' of this giveaway post,
"what are your favorite global exchange products + why is fair trade best?"
(include your email address or blog link, so i can notify you when you win)

before midnight on valentine's day, february 14



fair trade chocolate means it's not produced by the child slave trade

chocolate is the most popular treat used as a reward for kids, but most of us don't realize that every time we indulge our children with a chocolate, they could be supporting the enslavement of hundreds of thousands of abused children in west africa. the world's largest cocoa producers, the ivory coast + ghana, have been found guilty by the united nations + us congress of exporting cocoa made by enslaved children, but they're not complying with penalties + mandates to end slavery. slave produced cocoa is in most chocolates worldwide,
according to the salvation army's anti-slavery unit.
inspiration babytoolkit


by ~mod*mom~ at 1.2.08 © 142 comments