May 252014
 

Welcome to our Month of MOM Celebration!

We would like to take the opportunity this month to celebrate YOU!

We will be hosting weekly giveaways and ending our month with a HUGE Twitter party on Wednesday May 28th, 9pmEST!

RSVP for the Twitter Party NOW!

 

This week we have giveaway prizes from the following companies:

Pediped – A pair of pediped shoes – arv $35-55
Facebook
@pedipedfootwear


Oliver’s Labels – $50 Gift Certificate

Facebook

@OliversLabels


shoo-foo – Bamboo Throw for Mom – arv $98
Facebook

@shoo_foo


Thought Spots – 2 Thought Packs and 3 Big Thoughts (winner’s choice) –  arv $46

Facebook

@thought_spots


cloud b – A cloud b blanket – arv $45
Facebook 
@cloud_b


OXO Tot A Bathing Set (arv $45)
Facebook
@OXOTot


There will be 6 winners chosen at the end of this giveaway (over $300 in prizes total).
Prizes and winners will be selected randomly.

 

Giveaway Rules and Regulations: Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway begins: May 26, 2014 1:00am Giveaway ends: June 1, 2014 11:59PM
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 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 (and Daddies, Grandparents, Friends etc.)!

With Love and Care,
The MommiesFirst Team

May 232014
 

I personally appreciated the book What to Expect when You’re Expecting because it detailed all the stuff nobody told you (or didn’t want to tell you) about pregnancy. From time to time, we like to check in with our moms and give them an update on what’s next at MommiesFirst. But, not to worry – it’s all good news! Here’s what to expect from MommiesFirst in the coming months based on your feedback!

  1. Over the next several months, we are moving our MommiesFirst Notes and reviews online, so that you can access all the information they receive each month – anytime from anywhere. As we all know, moms are busy and often times outside of the home. Soon they will be able to access this information and shop online – from the comfort of their mobile phone.
  2. ​Our membership will be open to our next 1,000. Thank you for your continued support as we grow at a pace that ensures a unique, personalized box experience and superior customer service.

Love and Care,

May 172014
 

Welcome to our Month of MOM Celebration!

We would like to take the opportunity this month to celebrate YOU!

We will be hosting weekly giveaways and ending our month with a HUGE party on Wednesday May 28th, 9pmEST on Twitter!  

 

This week we have giveaway prizes from the following companies:

Pediped – A pair of pediped shoes – arv $35-55
Facebook
@pedipedfootwear


Rocky Mountain – A Peace & Calm Prize Pack (arv $78)
Facebook 
@rockymtnsoap


BabyNav Baby Planners – 90-minute Gift Certificate for Baby Planning Services of Winners Choice (arv $135)

Facebook

@BabyNavBaby


Leaves of Trees – 100 mL argan oil and a lavender tangerine deodorant (arv $75)

Facebook

@leavesoftreesTO


OXO Tot A Cleaning Set (arv $46)
Facebook 
@OXOTot


There will be 5 winners chosen at the end of this giveaway. Prizes and winners will be selected randomly.

 

Giveaway Rules and Regulations: Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway begins: May 19, 2014 12:00am Giveaway ends: May 25, 2014 11:59PM
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 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 (and Daddies, Grandparents, Friends etc.)!

With Love and Care,

The MommiesFirst Team

May 052014
 
We are SUPER excited to be hosting another MommiesFirst Twitter Party!

Together with 5 incredible sponsors, we are throwing a party for YOU, our Mommies and Mommies-to-be! We have approximately  $700 in prizes to be won at this exciting event! Mark it on your calendars and join us as we talk about pregnancy, motherhood, babies and everything in between!

Please be sure to follow us on Twitter along with our AMAZING Sponsors and CO-HOSTS:

@MommiesFirstBox

@MultiTestingMom

@inRDream

@zoojourneys

 


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@BoironCanada

 


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Facebook
@HappyFamily

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Instagram
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@lc_organics

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@rockymtnsoap

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Facebook
@sleepyowl4


Date: Wednesday, May 28th
Time: 9-10pm EST
Host: @MommiesFirstBox Co-Hosts:
@inRDream
@MultiTestingMom
@zoojourneys Hashtag: #MommiesFirst How: Follow the hashtag #MommiesFirst during the Twitter Party time and answer questions, re-tweet and interact with other party goers. See the Rules and Regulations below for more information.


While everyone is welcome to participate in the party, prizes are open to Canada and US Residents only. To qualify to win a prize, participants MUST RSVP. Prizes: See our full list of prizes!
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Rules and Regulations:

  1. Twitter Party Period #MommiesFirst Twitter Party begins at 9pmEST on Wednesday May 28, 2014 and ends at 10:00pmEST on Wednesday May 28, 2014.
  2. ELIGIBILITY: In order to win a prize you must:
    – follow @MommiesFirstBox on Twitter
    – be a legal resident of Canada or the United States of America (void where prohibited by law) – 18 years or older (or the age of majority in your place of residence by May 28, 2014)
    – have filled out the RSVP form
    -participate in the Twitter Party by using the hashtag #MommiesFirst and Q# or A# during the Twitter Party period (9-10pm EST).
    -Odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible participants who have RSVP’d and that participated during the Twitter Party Period.
    – Individual twitter handles can only win a maximum of ONE prize during the party.
  3. TO PARTICIPATE: You must have a Twitter account and participate in the party by following the #MommiesFirst hashtag.
  4. HOW TO WIN: Prizes will be announced at the end of the Twitter Party. A random generator will be used to select winners. Winners will be notified on twitter of their win. See eligibility (above) for more details. Winners will be required to fill out a form, including answering a skill testing question within 24 hours of the end of the party.
  5. PRIZES: Prizes are provided by sponsors according to availability. In the case that a prize is not available, a different prize will be awarded of approximate equal value to the original prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks to receive a prize prior to contacting MommiesFirst.
  6. GENERAL: By filling out the RSVP form and by participating in the #MommiesFirst Twitter Party, participants release and agree to hold harmless the Twitter Party Hosts, Co-Hosts, Sponsors and their respective parent companies, affiliates or related companies, directors, employees, officers and agents, including without limitation, their advertising/promotion agencies from any and all liability, injury, loss, or damage of any kind, including but not limited to personal injury or death, arising from or in connection with participation in the Twitter Party, or the awarding, receipt, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or with respect to participation in any prize-related activity. Entrants agree to abide by these Official Twitter Party Rules, and decisions of the Twitter Party Hosts and Sponsors, whose decisions are final in all matters relating to this Twitter Party.
    These giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations. Giveaways are void where prohibited by law.
    All giveaways directly hosted by MommiesFirst are not endorsed, associated, nor sponsored by Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter or any other Social Media Platform. We hereby release Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and all other social media platforms of any liability.
Apr 082014
 

Are you expecting? Have kids already? How do you deepen the connection with your little one(s)?

 

Way back what feels like a hundred years ago when I was pregnant with the boy, I was a super nervous Nellie. And, I was sea sick – so, so seasick feeling for 24 weeks. I wanted to get excited about the pregnancy but after all the work to get baby in there I had a hard time believing it was real.

 

I spent months believing I’d have the rug pulled out from under me and the baby would be gone. Poof. I couldn’t make plans. I couldn’t buy tiny outfits, purchase anything for the nursery or see baby as a sure thing. I felt like I was in limbo.

 

I NEEDED to do something that made me feel there might be a baby at the end of the tunnel, but I also needed to have minimal emotional attachment to whatever this was. So, I started buying books for the bump. I choose books because I felt like I could easily donate them if something went wrong and I wouldn’t be imagining him in them like little clothes or blankies.

 

In hindsight, I wish I’d kept track of which book went with which week, because I dutifully purchased one book for each week of the pregnancy. In the early days of building my bump library I had to buy a few books at a time to make up for the weeks that had passed before I hatched my plan. And in the end, I only got to book 39 because the boy came 6 days early.

 

Laying in bed at night reading these carefully selected books to the bump allowed me to make a connection that I so desperately wanted and so desperately feared. We still read some of these books at bedtime. I bought picture books, board books and soft books. There were some I had loved myself as a child and some that just caught my eye at the bookstore.

 

It was at around 30 weeks that I finally started to get all the other necessary baby things lined up for his arrival. At that point, there was an empty room and a simple shelf filled with 30 books, just waiting for a little mind to open up and let the stories flood in. And a heart, full to the brim with love for the little unborn guy, just waiting for him to arrive so it could open up and finally let all of that love flood out.

 


If you need suggestions for some books to purchase for baby, feel free to see our weekly blog post called Amanda’s Pick.

 

DK Canada Baby Books