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Giveaway : momAgenda Desktop Planner & Kitchen Folio !!

From Nina Restieri, founder of momAgenda :

Happy New Year to all of our friends! Whether you totally have your act together or whether you, like me, are organizationally challenged, we appreciate you and thank you for being a momAgenda fan/friend/reader/whatever. For this giveaway, we will be giving a Desktop Planner (your color choice) AND a Kitchen Folio to 1 lucky winner selected at random on Thursday, January 7th.

To enter this giveaway, post a comment on the momAgenda blog, Facebook profile, or Twitter account (using hashtag #momagenda) letting Nina know WHAT IS YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION FOR 2010?

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Giveaway : Mommy Grace

Mommy Grace : Erasing Your Mommy Guilt On Friday, March 27th…

Julie from Mom Two Ways is giving away a total of 5 copies of Mommy Grace: Erasing Your Mommy Guilt by Dr. Sheila Shuller Coleman.

To enter the contest, add a comment to Julie’s blog. So easy!

Universally, mothers tend to feel they are not good enough at parenting and fear they are harming their children by not being perfect.

In Mommy Grace: Erasing Your Mommy Guilt, Sheila Schuller Coleman offers overwhelmed moms short but emotive stories of authentic motherhood from her own and others’ experiences—foibles and all—and offers comfort by showing how God makes up for human weakness with His own strength.

Because Sheila shares lessons learned the hard way by real moms rather than giving difficult instructions for better mothering, readers will leave the book feeling encouraged rather than lectured.

For every mom who feels she’s not quite up to the colossal job of parenting, Mommy Grace is full of hope and compassion.

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Mamasource : Online Community

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* * * Update: Mamasource.com is now Mamapedia™ * * *

…a safe and easy way to connect with other moms in your local area where you can find the advice, referrals, and insight you need in a supportive community of moms helping moms.

As a Mamasource member, you can:

  • Ask other local moms any question you need help with.
  • Read the questions other moms have asked—and see what answers they have received.
  • Share your own advice and practical referrals with other moms who need your help.
  • Promote your business to other moms who could use your products or services.

Shortly after our family moved to Kentucky in June of 2006, I stumbled upon Mamasource.com while “surfing the ‘Net” one evening. I was able to touch base with other moms in the area for referrals to hair stylists, moms groups, pediatricians, and more.

The following year, once my professional organizing business was officially up and running, I added my [ real neat ] listing to Mamasource.com and shortly thereafter received an inquiry from a local mom interested in learning more about my services! Needless to say, Mamasource has been a wonderful repository of information and a great source of referrals!

Sign up today (for free!), then be sure to check out the listings and reviews for [ real neat ] and GCC MOPS. In fact, feel free to add your own review!

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Seminar : Get Organized, Mom!

MOPS Logo - Mothers of Preschoolers Join me this Friday at Grace Christian Center in Georgetown, KY for an organizing presentation!

What: “Get Organized, Mom!” Seminar
When: Friday, April 25th @ 9:00am
Where: Grace Christian Center, Georgetown, KY
Cost: Free!

The seminar will include tips on how to get (and stay) organized with children through all the stages—infancy, toddlerhood, preschool years, and beyond.

I will share plenty of practical tips and ideas including:

  • managing schedules,
  • maintaining accurate records,
  • storing clothes, toys, and other children’s items,
  • travelling with children (from shopping trips to long vacations), and
  • cultivating your marriage and personal interests.

In addition, the MOPS moms have been asked to bring photos of the most cluttered (i.e., least organized) rooms of their homes. During the meeting, without knowing which photo belongs to which mom, each woman will vote on which room she believes should be deemed the “messiest.”

At the end of the organizing presentation, all votes cast will be tallied and the “messiest room” award winner will receive a 1-hour organizing gift certificate (a $40 value)! Plus, there will be plenty of free samples, door prizes, handouts, and ideas to take home!

I can hardly wait! Hope to see you there!

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