Mother’s Day Blessing (A Giveaway for You!)


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Last week my brother and sister-in-law’s little ones stayed with us for five days.
They are–
just-turned-3 and barely-5.

We love those kids and had tons of fun…
But add that in with our own 3 year old and–
I realized just how much I’d forgotten about what it was like to have three small children, ages five and under.

Our first three kiddos arrived 3 in 3 years.
And it was a wonderful-crazy-precious-amazing-CRAZY time that I realize I don’t really remember all that well.
Selective amnesia?

In one morning, with our big kids off at school, Team Little managed to:

have an accident, throw-up all over a bed, spill 3 full glasses of milk, slam a finger in a door, change clothes 5 times, call “I NEED TO BE WIPED” at least 2 times per hour, temporarily get lost, catch a foot in the bike’s training wheels, lose “Tiger” (which apparently is a REALLY big deal), track chicken yuck onto the carpet, eat a dog treat, drop a toothbrush in the toilet, and argue about things like who is a better ninja, who has the biggest smile with orange slices in their mouth, and who is the boss of the bag of plastic farm animals.

It took me back several years…

It made me appreciate all those mamas who walked this path before me.
And those who are currently with me in this new I-almost-have-a-teenager-stage.
And it really made me thankful for (and want to pray for) all those mamas out there who are clinging to God in the trenches of toddlerhood, constantly laying down self for the needs of another.

It also makes it extra fun to share this giveaway with you…
A group of online friends and I have teamed up to offer you this Mother’s Day Blessing Giveaway (treats valued at close to $500).
See below for details and Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!!!

“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
in him my heart trusts, and I am helped;
my heart exults,
and with my song I give thanks to him.”
~Psalm 28:7


Blessing Giveaway includes:

  • Thirty One pink Organizing Utility Tote donated by  Thirty One – Jenifer Metzger
  • Woman to Woman Magazine Winter 2012 issue and Spring 2013 issue donated by Woman to Woman Ministries
  • $25 gift certificate to {not pictured}
  • Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer
  • Body Image Lies Women Believe by Shelley Hitz donated by Shelley Hitz
  • Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole by Angie Smith
  • “7” by Jen Hatmaker
  • The Love Dare for Parents {advanced copy}
  • 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son by Vicki Courtney
  • 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney
  • Redeeming Childbirth {author signed} donated by Angie Toplin
  • Mom in the Mirror donated by Emily Wierenga
  • Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian
  • Desperate by Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae
  • Island Orchid jar candle
  • Pink 20 oz tumbler cup
  • 3 piece Sweet Pea body wash and lotion set from Bath & Body Works
  • 3.5 oz Godiva milk chocolate bar
  • 3 Tinted vanilla bean lips balms {cherry, sugar plum, peaches and cream} donated by Apple Valley Natural Soap
  • 2 hand crocheted flower rings by Handmade with Immense Love
  • Bottle of Lavendar oil from Young Living Essential Oil donated by Jen Stead
  • Homemaking 101 DVD donated by Jennifer Ross
  • $50 gift certificate to Designs by Tahra donated by Tahra West
  • Blessed Mother necklace by Rusted Chain {not pictured}
  • $15 Starbucks gift card {not pictured}

Free gifts for all!

God the Father – Four Week Mini Bible Study (The Holy Trinity Parenting Study) donated by Heather Bixler.  Free on Kindle download from May 6th – May 10th.  Click HERE to download from Amazon.

How Do I Get It All Done? …and Still Have Time To Enjoy It? donated by Beth Cranford.  Free PDF download.  To get the download please email Jenifer at

Mother’s Day Blessing Giveaway Rules:

No purchase necessary.  Must be 18 to enter.  Void where prohibited by law.  Open to US citizens only.  This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or associated by Facebook. By entering this giveaway, you agree to release Facebook, Woman to Woman Ministries and all participating blogs of all liability.  Contest ends at 12:01am EST on Sunday, May 12, 2013. Winner is randomly chosen by Rafflecopter and will be emailed on May 12, 2013.

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  1. metzgersix says:

    Oh Kara! The joys of motherhood (and aunt-hood). :)


  2. Jennifer D. says:

    What a wonderful giveaway!! Your generosity and thoughtfulness is so encouraging!

  3. Jessica says:

    My two kids are only 16 months apart. When they were little, it was quite the adventure sometimes. They are both teens now, but when I watch my nephews 5, 3, and 10 months…it brings me back to crazy town :)

  4. Thanks for offering this ladies! You are so lovely!


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