Sep 052014

Did you know that Sunday is Grandparents Day?!

We are thrilled to celebrate Grandparents here at MommiesFirst, because we know just how important Grandparents are in our lives. Because of this, we would like to celebrate Grandparent ALL MONTH here at MommiesFirst!

Will you join us?

One of our brand partners, DK Canada has graciously offered up a few of their books for us to giveaway to some lucky winners! We all know how important it is to read to our little ones from the time that they are babies. Reading stories is a wonderful bonding experience and can be enjoyed by Mommies, Daddies and Grandparents (and of course others as well).
DK GrandParents Giveaway

Enter Our Snuggle Up With a Grandparent and Read Giveaway Below….

Prizes: Grand Prize = 1 copy of Grandparents Enjoying and Caring for Your Grandchildren, 1 copy of The Baby Book and 1 copy of Baby Day by Day (retail value of ~$100)
TWO Runner Up Prizes = 1 copy of Grandparents Enjoying and Caring for Your Grandchildren
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents only, of the age of majority at the time of entry
Giveaway Ends: September 30, 2014 11:59pm EST

Giveaway Rules and Regulations:
Giveaway Open to: Canadian Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway begins: September 5, 2014 Giveaway ends: September 30, 2014 11:59 pm EST
No purchase is necessary.
Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations.
Giveaways are void where prohibited by law. By entering the following giveaway, you are accepting that if you win your contact information (including email address) will be shared with a company or PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.
All giveaways hosted by MommiesFirst are not associated, nor sponsored by Facebook or any other Social Media platform. We hereby release Facebook (and all other social media platforms) of any liability.
Winners will be selected randomly using Giveaway Tools within 72 hours of the giveaway.
Winners will be notified via email. Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent to respond with the answer to a skill testing question and their full name, mailing address and phone number (required for shipping purposes only). If no response has been received (note – MommiesFirst will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email) by this time the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly selected.
Potential or disqualified winners have no recourse towards MommiesFirst or any other company, pr firm or person involved in this Giveaway.
Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
MommiesFirst assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails, posts or messages between the winner and MommiesFirst. In other words, if your entry isn’t received properly due to technical difficulties, MommiesFirst will not be held responsible.
All giveaway entrants are entering giveaways on the MommiesFirst website, at their own risk. MommiesFirst nor the giveaway sponsor assumes any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival, quality, taxes or duty fees for prizes.
Prizes are shipped by the PR agency or directly from the company with a few exceptions.
One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the contest period.
Please wait 4-6 weeks prior to contacting us with regards to unreceived prizes unless it is a time sensitive prize. We’d love to hear from you when you receive your package and we’d also love to hear from you if you don’t so that we can help you out if we can, but we don’t take any responsibility for it as we aren’t the people doing the shipments!

Good luck to all Mommies, Daddies, Grandparents and Friends!

With Love and Care,
The MommiesFirst Team

Apr 282014

It is no secret that we LOVE DK Canada Books! One of our Mommy friends, Naturally Cracked is hosting a DK Canada Book Giveaway and she offered to share the details with us!

You could win your own set of these excellent books for you and your little one to enjoy together!

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And if you have more book shopping to do, feel free to use this Coupon Code in order to receive 30% off:

Mar 262014
Welcome to Amanda’s Book Pick of the week!  
This week’s book is called Bedtime peekaboo!
  “Babies love playing peek-a-boo from about six months onward and once they latch on to this simple game, they can’t get enough of it! Dk’s Peekaboo books make the most of this fun interactive activity with flaps that open to reveal appealing babies and toys.”
This sweet, little book provides babies with a tactile experience including sparkly foil, and soft fabrics.  It has thick, large flaps that make page turning and flipping easy for little hands.  The bright colours and shiny features give this book additional visual appeal and make it very attractive to grab a little one’s attention.  This book includes very simple text which is perfect for babies aged 1-18 months.  I like the descriptive words that are added into the book that will allow for older babies to increase their vocabulary.
I love the layout of this book, with the large flaps and the solid construction!
Babies are always attracted to other babies.  When reading this book, your little one will feel like they are playing peekaboo with real babies who are featured in the photos and real life images.  As a baby reads this book over and over again (and I’m sure they will as it will become a favourite), their memory and communication skills will develop.

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Be sure to come back next week for my next “Amanda’s Pick of the Week” feature!
I am the Social Media and Community Manager here at MommiesFirst and I am a Mom of two young (ish) children, an Aunt to a wee one and lover of ALL babies!  Did you know that I was also a Kindergarten teacher?  My favourite time of the day in my classroom was story time!  
Each week, I will be sharing a new book from DK Canada.  I have a love for baby and children’s books.  I love to read them as they make me smile and I love even more to share them with a baby or a child because if you watch carefully, reading a book with a little one truly lights up their little face.