Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Clever Mamas! We're celebrating with a give-away!

Clever Mamas turns 1 today! Time to sit back, reflect and celebrate! When Jill and I first started out on this blogging adventure, it was done so to give us an outlet to reflect on what we have learned as 'moms'. We didn't name ourselves Clever Mamas because we think that we are more clever than anyone else...not at all. We believe that all moms have to be clever in order to survive. We've learned as we go and we still stumble along the way. We blog in spurts because let's face it, parenting is a busy time. When we first started this blog we were both moms of 2 boys, we've both added daughters to the mix as the year went on. (It's an odd phenomenon that we both have given birth 3 times, within a couple months of each other). Our combined children are now 5, 5, 3, 3, almost 5 months and almost 3 months old. We blog on what we know which is why we rarely write about children older than our own. We love hearing from you! We know that all moms have great ideas and have found things that work for them, so thank you all for your advice that you've given us when we've asked for it. We'd love to know what is on your minds as parents. Are there any topics you'd like to hear our take on? We like being challenged and knowing what is on your mind as well.

Now, onto the contest! Well, since we are a partnership of mama bloggers we are having a double give-away.
Jill is offering a 'expectant mama package'

She has a pre-natal excersise DVD as well as a Jill-made baby rattle in the package. Jill is a very creative quilter/sewer. I am fortunate to have 2 Jill quilts and 1 frog beanbag toy in my home. You can check out many of her creations on her personal blog found here.
I am not as crafty a person as Jill so there is nothing Kris-made in my package.

I am offering a 'mama deserves a break package' complete with a magazine, bath bubbles, and good chocolate (not the cheap kind we give our kids, so hide it from them) .

How do you enter? You can earn yourselves multiple entries.
  • First: make a comment (and tell us which package you'd prefer).
  • Second: be a follower of Clever Mamas.
  • Third: Blog about our little contest on your own blog and link it back to this post (put your link back in your comment to so we can find it - we will be checking).

Make sure you let us know all the ways you are entering, earning up to 3 entrires for yourself. Don't forget to include your email address when you enter so we can get a hold of you should you win. You don't have to be a parent to enter, you can enter with the idea of gifting someone you know in mind. You don't have to be a blogger to enter either. The give-away runs until Friday, April 9th, midnight EST. Winners will be announced on Saturday! Thank you for reading!


  1. Oh, I would love to win the expectant mother pack to give to little my sister who is due in August!! That really sounds like a great giveaway.


  2. I would be happy with either prize, I love being a winner:)

  3. Ooh, I would love the 'mama deserves a break' package... I'm dreaming of handing the kids off to my husband and locking the bathroom door for some much needed me time!


  4. Well, I always deserve a break {grin} but what I *really* need is that prenatal exercise DVD. I've been doing a Pilates video that is killing me, and I need something more pregnancy-body-friendly. ;-P Thanks for the give-away!

  5. Are we supposed to leave a comment letting you know that we're a follower, too? If so, I am. ;)

  6. I love a blog giveaway and especially when it is for a blogerversary (is that a term??). I would love the 'mama deserves a break' package. Sounds lovely!!

  7. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. It is nice to meet you!




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