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Mother’s Day Giveaway: Last Chance To Enter!


Welcome to the we Love Mom Blog Hop!
Hosted By: MPM Network Bloggers


Mother’s Day is a precious time to honor our moms because, as many of us know, being a mom isn’t easy. We all know that the name, Mom, holds different meanings for each of us; some of us have children, some have fur babies, and others serve as mother figures for people in their lives. Knowing that being a Mom is such a big deal to us, we decided to do something special for all the moms out there!

To make Mother’s Day even more fun, the MPM Blogging Network has joined together to create this fun, We Love Mom Blog Hop featuring gifts for mom’s everywhere! Each participating blog below is hosting their very own unique Mother’s Day giveaway, featuring all sorts of gifts that are perfect for mom!

 What must you do to win a prize? To increase your chances of getting something fun, make sure to visit all the blogs linked below. Also, don’t forget to enter to win our grand prize, A Ninja Ultima Blender!


For my blog: One lucky participant will win a $50 Amazon Gift card/ Or PayPal payout from Positive Kismet Blog! Don’t forget to check out all the other participating blogs!  Again, the We Love Mom Blog Hop ends on 5/11/14 at 11:59 PM. The MPM Blogging Network is not responsible for prize fulfillment. All associated bloggers on this special Mother’s Day blog hop are responsible for their own giveaways. Good Luck Everyone and Happy Mother’s Day!







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Inspiration: World Book Night 2014

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014. Staffers at My Sisters’ Place received 20 books on behalf of the population they serve.

Welcome to World Book Night US!  It is an honor to commemorate the following momentous events;  World Book Night, UNESCO’s International Day of the Book,  World Book Days, Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday, and Miguel de Cervantes’ memorial, by sharing free books.  This year, I am thrilled to be a Book Giver again and to share them with My Sisters’ Place (MSP) in White Plains, NY.  My Sisters’ Place is a terrific organization and a much needed local resource that “strives to engage each member of society in our work to end domestic violence, so that all relationships can embrace the principles of respect, equality, and peacefulness.” 

What is the origin of this event? What do all of the above share? April 23 is the key date that unites them all. In 1995, at UNESCO’s General Conference,  attendees recognized the power of choosing April 23 as a way “to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people {to read…}”  Fifteen years later, that special designation helped launch World Book Night in the UK (Britain and Ireland).

What is World Book Night? In case you’ve never heard of this special program, it was initiated in 2010, by Book publishers at a Conference in the UK in 2010, as a way to share the love of reading with new readers. Free books, donated by several local publishers, were distributed in the UK and quickly became a global event with thousands of volunteers connecting with appreciative book readers. To celebrate books and encourage more adults to read, the World Book Night organizers, in collaboration with book publishers around the world, arranged a massive book giveaway. 500,000 copies of 30 paperback books, selected by a special panel, were distributed to readers in organizations, clubs, on the streets and at designated locations.  The first World Book Night giveaway was celebrated in the UK and Ireland in 2011. By 2012, it had expanded to the USA and Germany. The practice continues today.

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014. Staff at My Sister's Place received 20 books

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014.

As a volunteer book giver, I received 20 copies of a special paperback edition of  Terry McMillan‘s, New York Times bestselling book, Waiting to Exhale.  It was one of three books I had chosen from the 2014 book list when I applied. A few days before I delivered my books, I got a call from the manager of  my local Barnes & Noble bookstore to pick up my boxed books.  When I arrived, a staff member welcomed me with a smile, brought out my box of books, and presented me with a thank you letter and a professional looking certificate. I was eager to share the books, but I had to wait till April 23rd to join the global effort and make sure the maximum number of recipients could be reached.

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014

Inspiration: World Book Night 2014. Staffers at My Sisters’ Place received 20 books

This year, I chose  My Sisters’ Place as the recipients of Terry’s book. I chose My Sisters’ Place not only for their superlative work to educate and end domestic violence, but also for their excellent service to the local community. On a personal level, I chose it because I know that books can provide a way out of misery, and a way in to healing during challenging times. When I called to set up the delivery, MSP staffers, Diana Eppolito, Development Coordinator, and Silvia Lederman, Volunteer Coordinator, were so kind to fit my visit into their very busy schedules. To memorialize the event, I took several photos of the books and of staff members at My Sister’s Place.  When I signed up to become a book giver, I identified the program as one of two choices to receive copies of the free book because all of us can find some comfort in the joy of reading  during tough times. In a world that continues to minimize the impact of domestic violence on households, MSP is an important voice of conscience by providing education and a wide range of other critical services to their growing clientele; primarily women and their children. In difficult times, reading uplifting or funny books, maintaining a sense of humor, and taking appropriate action can help us develop effective coping skills.

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Easterrific: $100 Educational Toys Planet Giveaway!

Easterrific: $100 Educational Toys Planet Giveaway!

Easterrific: $100 Educational Toys Planet Giveaway!

EASTERiffic $100 Gift eCard Giveaway from Educational Toys Planet

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Are you a parent who loves buying smart toys for your kids? Do you sometimes find the marketplace overwhelming because of all the junky toys you see? Educational Toys Planet will put a smile on your face. Better yet, you can enter to win this Easteriffic $100 gift for your child to buy some new toys there. So go for it!

With the holiday season now behind us and Easter just around the corner, Educational Toys Planet has been diligently working to provide their customers with NEW and exciting products that will captivate young minds into the Spring season and beyond. From tricycles to telescopes, you can find just what you’re looking for to keep your child entertained outside in theOutdoor Play & Sports category. Having trouble finding that perfect gift for your 5 year old that already has everything? Try shopping by Ages in our Toys for 5 Year Olds section. Educational Toys Planet allows you to shop with ease by searching specialized categories for whatever learning needs you may have. Enter to win and enjoy this $100 eCard Giveaway and as always, thank you for taking an interest in our planet!

This awesome giveaway ends 4/20/14 at 11:59 pm so make sure to enter to win now! Open to US Only, must be 18+ years of age to enter to win.

Thank you!
Elizabeth Frank

Positive Motivation Tip: Smart toys = smart kids. Make time to buy educational toys for your children.You won’t regret it and and you’d see the results.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos via educational toys planet

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet