For those who are visiting my little spot on the web for the first time my name is Jessie. I am a Mom to three. I have a 7-year old diva named Julia and two little sports fanatics named Joey Jr., 3yrs old and Joshua, 2 yrs old. My boy are a year and a day apart. Their birthdays were this week! We live in Brooklyn, NY with my hubby Joey who is a lifeguard! Yes, that is his full time job. He works at a pool in a luxury building in NYC. Pretty cool! Me and hubby will mark our 9th wedding anniversary in December.
If you hadn't noticed we all have J names- hence the family nickname the J-Crew ;) Right now I am a stay at home mom to the J-Crew. I used to work in publishing until having my boys back to back. Now I enjoy playing with my babies (especially on the Wii), writing, blogging and networking via the wonderful world wide web! I am also trying my hand at being a Mary Kay beauty consultant but I haven't yet got the hang of being a great sales woman, but give me some time!
If you want to find me around the web, I am on facebook, twitter and myspace. You can find the links on my sidebar!
So if you would like to join the party head on over to 5 Minutes for Mom. Grab a cup of coffee and meet all the great people participating in this event. This blog party is huge and they have tons of prizes to offer too.
Here are some of the prizes that have caught my eye:
5 — Core Fitness for Mom DVD from Moms into Fitness Provided by:Busy Mommy Prize details: If you are frustrated with your tummy bulge this Core DVD provides innovative techniques so you lose the mom tummy!
15 — Two winners will Win a pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski Crystals Provided by:The IE Mommy Prize details: Earphones that fit your fashion, style and personality! Listening never looked so good! (Value $45.00)
17 — Fire polished Czech Bead Bracelet (sized to fit) and Pierced Earring Set (color based on availability) Provided by:Jenna’s Jewels Prize details: Mom deserves a little pampering! Jenna’s Jewels will donate a $35 bracelet and earring gift set to one winner.
19 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by:Shoot-Me-Now Prize details: Treat your kids, or even better, treat yourself! Shoot-Me-Now would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.
21 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by: Agoosa - Funny Name, Sound Advice Prize details: Agoosa would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.
22 — $50 gift certificate to Target Stores Provided by: Beginner Baby Blog Prize details: Everyone loves a gift card! Beginner Baby Blog would like to donate a $50 Target gift card to one winner.
30 — $25 gift certificate to weeBgreen Provided by: weeBgreen Prize details: weeBgreen, earth-friendlier, safe products for baby, tot & more is providing 2 $25 gift certificates towards products found atwww.weeBgreen.com. All products are wee tested. Mommy approved.
31 — Author-signed copy of the award-winning bilingual book We Are Girls Who Love to Run/Somos Chicas y A Nosotras Nos Encanta Correr Provided by:Balanced Steps, LLC Prize details: Celebrate the joy and strength of girlhood and positive self-esteem! Balanced Steps would like to donate an author-signed book (retail value $17.99).
32 — Copy of I Brake for Meltdowns (paperback) dacapopress.com Provided by: Da Capo Lifelong Books Prize details:I Brake for Meltdowns offers parents an annotated listing of all the exasperating things little kids do and step-by-step advice on how to handle each situation. Da Capo Lifelong Books would like to donate a copy of this book to one lucky winner.
39 – Handmade Perpetual Birthday Calendar, Lunch Tin and 10 birthday cards (like the one shown in this post) Provided by: Amy at Ordinarily Extraordinary Prize details: Handmade calendar, cards and lunchbox tin valued at $40.00.
40 — Boca Beth Grande Bag Provided by: Boca Beth LLC Prize details: Raise a bilingual child the fun and easy way with award-winning Boca BethCDs, DVD, language learning book, puppet and rhythm shaker! Valued at $49.99
42 — 5 kajeet phones with $5 of airtime Provided by:kajeet Prize details:kajeet the pay-as-you-go cell phone service for kids, created from a kid’s point of view. kajeet services include unlimited free parental controls and GPS – along with all the text, pictures, talk and games that kids want. kajeet is pay as you go with no long term contracts, no activation fees, no termination fees, and no high overage surprises.
45 –Ultra Chic Diaper Bag with matching Diaper Pocket! Provided by: “Made by Michelle” online blogstore Prize details: This beautiful diaper bag is very unique! With brown pinstripe fabric, red piping, and white contrasting fabric, this bag is classy and original. Special features include two swivel hooks (one for your keys, one for Baby’s pacifier), and a matching Diaper Pocket that fits just right into a large interior pocket of the bag! There are 5 smaller pockets as well, to keep you organized! $60 value
47 – Choice of Pink or Green Fuzzy Monkey Headphones by Justice for Girls Provided by:Seccy Mama Prize details: Brighten up anyone’s day with a pair of Fuzzy Monkey headphones from Justice for Girls. Works with all IPods and MP3 players! Also can be used with portable DVD players or computers! Value $13.00
48 – No-iron no-sew clothing name labels from LabelLighthouse.com Provided by:LabelLighthouse.com Prize details: Self-sticking Clothing Labels that stay Put! No more ironing or sewing. Washer and dryer safe. Winner will receive a Super Pack ofStikins peel and stick name labels for clothing and items. 120 labels in 3 different sizes to label all your kid’s clothing and belongings. $40.00 value
50 – 2 $50 gift certificates to Paperlicious Provided by:Paperlicious - Hip Invites & Notes Prize details: Hip invites and cool notes for bride, baby, child and mom.Paperlicious.com carries exclusive designs for all of their invitations, stationery, and Momager Calling Cards, like their Rock Star/Hollywood themes and ferocious animal print designs. Thanks to their quality affordable products, stellar customer service and commitment to being eco-friendly and socially responsible, Paperlicious has helped get the party started for thousands of clients since 2005.
58 –Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer Provided by:Moms Who Think Prize details: From Amish Friendship Bread to Decadent Cheesecake and all the meals in between dessert, Moms Who Think has recipes you’ll love. We would like to donate a Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer to help make one lucky winner’s home cooking even easier. (winner’s choice of color, $349.99 retail value)
63 –Diet books - Six winners will each receive (1) DietsInReview.com grocery tote and (1) of the following: Crack the Fat Loss Code, The Flexitarian Diet or The 1500 Calorie-a-day Cookbook Provided by:DietsInReview.com Prize Details: DietsInReview.com is donating a diet book and grocery tote to six winners to help them live a healthier lifestyle. Value is $16.95 - $26.95.
66 – Children’s “I’m An Author” Story Writing Kit Provided By:Tara Brown Details:Cherish Bound’s I’m An Author writing kit will help children write and develop beautiful stories told just by them. This prize includes an Author’s Artist Kit, 1 Giggles & Giddy-up Story Starter and a deck of Child Chat Cards. Winner will also have lifetime access to Cherish Bound’s Publishing Center. ($40 Value)
71 – flip flops for Mom & Daughter from Top It Off Provided by: Top It Off Prize details:Unique accessories for moms and kids! Our newest style of flip flops are a huge hit, and we would love one lucky winner to have a pair for her and her daughter.
74 – one copy of the book: Journey to the Homeland by Hannah Stahlhut Provided by:Wani Prize details: This book was written by a teen for tweens. It would be a great gift or a to read as a family. The story goes something like this: Keegan is a young orphan in a medieval land and he has a secret. He speaks to animals. Follow Keegan on his journey as he tries to evade the deadly kidnappers, survive in the wilderness and try to find safety in the homeland.
98 — Internet password organizer & Mommy Rescue Guide Toddler Meals cookbook Provided by:Jodifur Prize details: One winner will receive both of these handy prizes! Internet password organizer:keep all your internet password in one place. The best way to safely and secure all your passwords online. Mommy Rescue Guide Toddler Meals cookbook:cookbook and instructions for feeding your toddler
99 — $25 gift certificate for Shutterfly Provided by:SandwichINK.com Prize details: $25 gift certificate for Shutterfly for photos of all those cute kids, grandkids, pets, etc.
100 — Two Coaching Sessions with Denise M. Brown fromCaregiving.com Provided by:SandwichINK.com Prize details: Wishing for an easier day? With Denise as your coach, you can tackle your life’s current challenge. During each coaching call, you will determine your next steps that will take your toward the resolution, change or insight you want. Denise is a certified life coach, specializing in eldercare and life purpose. The value of your two free coaching calls is $150.00. For more information, please visit www.caregiving.com
101 — $178 in PR Training for Moms from PR in Your Pajamas Provided by: Elena Verlee, PR in Your Pajamas Prize details: An ebook called PR in Your Pajamas - Practical Publicity for the Time Strapped Mom Entrepreneur, and a media list of over 200 reporters receptive to news from mom entrepreneur companies, products and services.
104 — $25.00 gift certificate to Glitterful Felt Stories Provided by:Glitterful Felt Stories Blog Prize Details: An Interactive Introduction to Literacy!! Custom handmade felt board stories to make storytime with your children more interactive and fun! Glitterful Felt Stories would like to donate one $25.00 Gift Certificate to be used on their main website! They are also offering a coupon for 10% off your next purchase using the coupon code 5minute! Have a Glitterful Day!!
118 — $25.00 Old Navy Gift Card Provided by:Manic Mother Prize details: Buy something fun for yourself or the little ones.
119 — 2 Life journals (one for you, one for a friend) to guide Bible reading and study Provided by:Mom’s Toolbox Prize details: These Life journals will guide you (and a friend) through theSOAP method of journaling your way through the Bible in a year, or whatever time frame you choose. On April 18-19 I will be cycling from Houston to Austin in the BP MS 150 to raise awareness and funds for Multiple Sclerosis. Want to support my ride or learn more about why I am riding?
So jump in to the fun and come party with me and the rest of the gals at 5 Minutes for Mom!