TGIF Giveaway!!!

on May 21 | in Parenting | by | with 58 Comments

Whew! This week has been a whirlwind. Here’s to all of you who made it through! [raises kombucha glass]

This busy week found me experimenting with recipes for the Standard Process Cleanse and sharing beautiful birth stories. An unexpected pleasure – I also got to photograph this little sweetie!

Welcome Isabella Marie!

Merci beaucoup for sleeping through our session and only pooping on your mom ; – )

This week I was reminded by my midwife Angela (the one that helped me birth Katie) how disconnected I was just a few years ago. While my besties from college moved away one by one to start their own adventures, I focused on my career and let everything else shrivel up and die. I couldn’t keep a cactus alive, literally.

It was a sad day when I neared the 6 month mark of my first pregnancy and realized I had no friends. No one to throw me a baby shower. Well, maybe I could have found one, but there would be no one to invite! (FYI, I did actually get a shower. My one friend threw it for me and the guests were mostly family.)

Remember how I said I’d devoted my life to my career? Well, they threw me a baby shower, too. It was really awkward. I worked in a male dominated industry so what ended up happening is all the men sent their wives, whom I barely knew! It was a really sweet thought and I was incredibly grateful, but I decided to get my own friends at that point. Otherwise I was going to have to rent some for the weekend so my Facebook profile wouldn’t be totally pathetic.

This probably says more about me than anything, but I expected the motherhood circle to be hard to break into. I was so wrong. It took awhile to find the women I “click” with, but since then I have been amazed by how open, wise and encouraging moms are. Actually, I really shouldn’t say moms. I’ve met a lot of fantastic dads, too.

So much has changed in the last few years and I am beyond grateful for the inspiring men and women (both online and off) that now form my community. Thanks to all of you that commented and emailed me this week. I can’t tell you how much I enjoy hearing from you.

And now, because I love you (I really do!) I have a GIVEAWAY for you!

These personalized totes from Velvet Petals come in a variety of color and pattern options. They’re perfect for stashing toddler snacks or something more sophisticated, like your sudoku puzzle book.

For a chance to win a Velvet Petal personalized tote  leave a comment below telling me . . . well, whatever you want to tell me!

Don’t be shy! Here are some ways to earn extra entries:

* Tweet this contest for 1 entry
* Post this contest on Facebook for 1 entry
* Subscribe to Mommypotamus for 1 entry (If you already subscribe post a comment saying that.)
* Blog about this giveaway with a link back here for 1 entry.
* Follow Mommypotamus on Twitter: @mommypotamus for 1 entry. (If you already do post a comment saying so)

*Each entry needs it’s own comment. Unfortunately I can not accept combined entries as more than one entry. For example,  sending in one entry that says you blogged and tweeted about this post will only count as 1 entry.

Good luck!!!

[info_box]This contest is now closed. :)[/info_box]

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58 Responses to TGIF Giveaway!!!

  1. Joanna Moore says:

    those are super cute! i love reading your blog! i’m glad we became friends!

  2. Hannah Tallo says:

    So fun! you have the best giveaways!!
    .-= Hannah Tallo´s last blog ..To my baby girl! =-.

  3. Hannah Tallo says:

    Posted on my FB!
    .-= Hannah Tallo´s last blog ..To my baby girl! =-.

  4. Hannah Tallo says:

    Posted on Twitter…
    .-= Hannah Tallo´s last blog ..To my baby girl! =-.

  5. Hannah Tallo says:

    I follow you on twitter…
    .-= Hannah Tallo´s last blog ..To my baby girl! =-.

  6. Hannah Tallo says:

    I subscribe to your blog…
    .-= Hannah Tallo´s last blog ..To my baby girl! =-.

  7. April Parkhurst-Harp says:

    Posted on facebook

  8. April Parkhurst-Harp says:

    I subscribe to your blog:)

  9. April Parkhurst-Harp says:

    I follow you on twitter

  10. Mae says:

    Tis tweeted :] @mae_annette
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  11. April Parkhurst-Harp says:

    The totes are awesome! Thanks for having such an awesome blog and great giveaways!

  12. Mae says:

    Tis facebooked :]
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  13. Mae says:

    I follow you on twitter
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  14. Mae says:

    I subscribe to your awesome blog
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  15. Mae says:

    AND, can I just say that I went through the exact same thing. I was a receptionist, I knew EVERYONE. It was so unbelievably hard not to be *connected* to any of them. I remember crying my eyes out that my boss had to throw my shower, it was embarrassing and it felt so, so bad.
    Motherhood brings on this community that I think exceeds all of our preconceived expectations. I’m lucky to have friends like you now :]
    .-= Mae´s last blog ..Meal Plan Monday =-.

  16. Cindy says:

    I follow you on Twitter.

  17. Cindy says:

    I love these bags & if I don’t win, I’ll probably go buy my own. So cute!!

  18. Susan Linville says:

    I want to help my friend Hannah win this…because she is an awesome mom!!

  19. Cindy says:

    It’s posted on my Facebook too.

  20. Susan Linville says:

    I posted on my FB….and it was hard for this old lady to figure this out!!

  21. Susan Linville says:

    I would have given you a baby shower…….Hannah would have given you one, too! :)

  22. Cindy says:

    I tweeted the giveaway too.

  23. Amanda says:

    Great blog! I follow you in google reader!

  24. Ashley says:

    I subscribed!

  25. Ashley says:

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  26. Ashley says:

    Tweeted the contest!

  27. Ashley says:

    I’ll be starting a SP cleanse soon… I’m gonna check out those recipes.

  28. Amanda says:

    I just started reading your blog and I love it!

  29. shannon says:

    I understand what you mean and am still trying to find that group of moms that are nearby that i can visit with. :) right now Facebook is where i talk to people. thanks for your blogs! :)

  30. Des says:

    Sometimes (okay today) I wish that I could be immature and be a brat, which I know obviously I can’t do because that really doesn’t make things better, but I don’t like injustice or when I can’t protect a friend’s heart. Learning how to not pick up another person’s offense is hard when you love the person hurting like a sister.
    Wow. That was random, but you said say anything and that’s what I was currently thinking about :-)
    disclaimer- obviously this is a random situation with no relation to you :-)
    .-= Des´s last blog ..Updates on Ninth Hour =-.

  31. Des says:

    I follow you on Twitter

  32. Des says:

    I subscribe to your blog
    .-= Des´s last blog ..Updates on Ninth Hour =-.

  33. Kate says:

    I follow you on Twitter
    .-= Kate´s last blog .."Problem Child" or the Perfect Child? =-.

  34. Kate says:

    I’m subscribed!
    .-= Kate´s last blog .."Problem Child" or the Perfect Child? =-.

  35. Kate says:

    Posted on Facebook
    .-= Kate´s last blog .."Problem Child" or the Perfect Child? =-.

  36. Kate says:

    I know how you feel. Most of my friends went away to college and haven’t come back. I’m so happy to have found great mommy friends to encourage me and learn from! You being one of them!!!
    .-= Kate´s last blog .."Problem Child" or the Perfect Child? =-.

  37. Kate says:

    blogged it!
    .-= Kate´s last blog .."Problem Child" or the Perfect Child? =-.

  38. Marissa CHurch says:

    I subscribed to your blog! :) Thank you for all of the information it is wonderful!!

  39. Marissa Church says:

    Posted your contest on Facebook. Marissa Haggard-Church

  40. meredith says:

    i follow you on twitter. of course :-)
    .-= meredith´s last blog ..A Mom Moment =-.

  41. meredith says:

    I also subscribe…
    .-= meredith´s last blog ..A Mom Moment =-.

  42. meredith says:

    tweeted.
    .-= meredith´s last blog ..A Mom Moment =-.

  43. meredith says:

    an facebooked! I wonder when that verb will enter the dictionary…
    .-= meredith´s last blog ..A Mom Moment =-.

  44. Debi says:

    OK, I’m jumping in on this one! This bag is really cute and I can think of so many things to do with it. While I’m here, I want to say how much I enjoy your blog. Hannah told me about it. I’ll be back. :)
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Looking Ahead =-.

  45. Debi says:

    I tweeted your giveaway…
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Looking Ahead =-.

  46. Debi says:

    Now, I’m following you on Twitter
    .-= Debi´s last blog ..Looking Ahead =-.

  47. Linda says:

    Okay! I just subscribed to your blog!
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Friday Giveaway! =-.

  48. Linda says:

    I also posted a blog about the giveaway!
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Friday Giveaway! =-.

  49. Linda says:

    I also wanted to comment & say that my husband’s vasectomy went great! But I still want one of these bags to use for snacks, sippy cups, etc. for my 2 boys!
    .-= Linda´s last blog ..Friday Giveaway! =-.

  50. Whittney says:

    Love this bag! I’m gonna win, I just know it.

  51. Whittney says:

    Put it on FB!

  52. Whittney says:

    I subscribed.

  53. Kathryn Nordyke says:

    I definitely subscribed! I love your writing style.

  54. Amber Parker says:

    Hey Heather I follow you on fb and would love to have this bag so cute and really roomy for all those things we as moms need to carry around. I also wanted to tell you that I am really happy you have this blog it has helped me find foods that we as a family wanted. You have been very inspirational to me and my family. We follow you daily and see what is next ! It is exciting to see your family so true to the Lord and each other as well. This blog is so refreshing to me seeing what the Lord does in your life and the natural ways you prove to be a better life style for us all. The recipes are wonderful . Just thought I would give you some praises for just being you !!!
    .-= Amber Parker´s last blog ..Niji Sushi Restaurant – Medan Putra, Bandar Sri Menjalara =-.

    • Heather says:

      Gosh, that just made me feel so energized and encouraged I feel like I just spent an hour at the day spa! Word are so powerful. Thank you so much!

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