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Top Ten Things in My Life That Are Giving Me Anxiety

17 Mar

1. The unfinished photo project in my hallway.

2. The unfinished baby clothing organization project.

3. The unfinished plant potting project on my doorstep (do you notice a trend here?).

4. This mysterious worm I found in my bathroom last night. I also found one in Emma’s room. We’ve had enough worms thankyouverymuch.

5. This pile of unread mail (aka: unopened bills).

6. This pile of laundry. At least it’s clean?

7. This pile of things I need to sell on Craigslist (notice another trend here?).

8. Voicemails, emails, my google reader, Facebook, Twitter, etc, etc, etc…

9. Emma’s impending summer vacation (aka: both kids at home with me 24/7).

10. That little “radioactive plume” that’s floating around in the atmosphere right now. Oh, and the thousands and thousands of people who were affected by the tsunami, and the nuclear power plants that are (possibly) melting down. Just stuff like that.

Tell me: What’s giving you anxiety these days?

Did you catch my announcement about Dr. Mom Mondays? Don’t forget to email your Dr. Mom question to morgan(at)thelittlehenhouse(dot)com.

Going Bananas for Bananas (I’m Giving Away Free Stuff)

16 Dec

I got an email a couple weeks ago from Chiquita Banana asking me if I wanted to be a “Chiquita Mom” and if so, did I want a free “Chiquita Mom” kit? Well, I like Chiquita bananas and I like free stuff, so I said ok.

Look what showed up yesterday:

Nice, isn’t it?

Here is what is in the “Chiquita Mom” kit:

  • Three bibs
  • Three freezer bags
  • Recipe cards
  • An information booklet
  • A coupon for some free Chiquita bananas.
  • A sippy cup
  • Some utensils
  • A portable bowl with a lid
  • A super cute (and large) reusable bag

The best part? They told me I could give five of them away to my readers! I’m not big on giveaways, but I thought you guys might like this stuff too. I’m sure we are all reeling from the cost of the holidays and if there is one thing I know: Moms like free stuff. Plus, it’s really fun to win things and we all need a little more fun in our lives.

The information booklet did have some interesting information. I’m going to leave you with a few fun facts:

  • Bananas have more digestible complex carbohydrates than any other fruit.
  • Bananas are actually high in fiber (2 grams in each medium sized fruit).
  • Bananas have the highest levels of antioxidants when they are at their ripest.

I think giveaways with a billion rules are really annoying, so here’s the deal with this one: Leave a comment below and five of you will be picked at random. Ta da!

You can learn more about Chiquita Bananas and how you can become a “Chiquita Mom” here.

PS

If you ever find that bananas tend to back things up for your baby, you can read about my “Magic Prune Poop Elixer.”

***The contest is now closed. A big thank you to everyone who participated!***

 

And the Winner Is…

13 Dec

The winner of the Helping Holiday Giveaway is:

Tracy from Mama Creates!

I just want to thank everyone who supported such a wonderful cause. Mai and Justine have exceeded their fundraising goal of $4,000. Thank you for all your generosity!

Last Call

10 Dec

Today is the last day to enter my charity giveaway! All the proceeds go to Casa Hogar de Maria Inmaculada, an orphanage in Tijuana. I know everyone is on a tight budget right now. Even $5 makes a difference. Please donate if you can.

Many of you have already donated and I can’t thank you enough for your generosity.

The giveaway ends tonight at 8pm (pst). Here is the link for more information. The winner will be announced on Monday.

Helping Holiday Giveaway!

1 Dec

Ok. So I’m new to the whole giveaway thing, but I have been inspired to do one.

My friend Mai, from Ma Boite de Secrets, is fundraising for an amazing cause- Casa Hogar de Maria Inmaculada, a children’s orphanage in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Every month Casa Hogar de Maria Immaculada provides food, shelter, and education to over 100 disadvantaged and orphaned children. They receive no assistance from the government. All their funds come from generous contributions from caring people like you.

This charity hits close to home because, well, it is so close to home- just a few miles from my home. Let me tug on your heart strings some more:

Now that I have weakened you, here is how you enter the giveaway:

1. Visit the Helping Holiday site.

2. Make a donation. Any amount is fine. Here is the link to the secure donation site if you want to skip step #1. Bonus: donations are tax-deductible.

Every dollar you donate = one entry into the giveaway. So, for all you math-impaired people out there, a $10 donation gets you 10 entries. How easy is that!

3. Forward me a confirmation of your donation at morgan@thelittlehenhouse.com. Put “Helping Holiday Donation” in the subject line.

Wait! I know you are all asking yourselves, “What is the amazing prize that is up for grabs?” Well, it’s a set of Mudpuppy Magnetic Mermaid Figures. Here is the link for more info.

I can tell you that Emma has this exact set and it’s a huge hit in our house. What a great addition to the stack of gifts under the tree this year!

The contest ends December 10th at 8pm (pst). The winner will be selected at random and contacted via email. I hope you all will participate in supporting such a worthy cause. Thanks guys!

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