Thursday, May 11, 2017

Mega Giveaway: Celebrating Moms in May

It's May and I think it's ok to celebrate mamas all month long! Being a mom is one of the sweetest gifts to be given. But we also know there are weary days, sleepless nights and many constant demands of us. This month is a chance for us to celebrate motherhood in many special ways!


For our annual Mother's Day giveaway, we have some amazing prizes up for grabs as well as sharing some great Pittsburgh mom-owned businesses. Here's what we're giving away:

  • $25 to MKN Apparel
  • $50 to Levana Bratique
  • $100 to Ikea
  • $100 to Ross Park Mall

MKN Apparel knows that sometimes you need just the right shirt to make you smile and keep you motivated! MKN Apparel has a line of fun shirts for moms, dads & kids. MKN Apparel is owned by a Pittsburgh mama who loves to see other moms enjoying the fun shirts she designs. Check out their website for their full inventory of shirts with the perfect slogan just for you! ❤

MKN Apparel is giving a $25 gift card to their online store!



We love that MKN Apparel is our shop of choice to print our Pgh Momtourage t-shirts! This fun design was created by one of our very own Momtourage mamas. If you join us at our Momtourage playdates, look for our group in the teal shirts! You can also order your own Momtourage tshirt here.

Levana Bratique is a woman owned and operated business. They are the only independently owned store of it's kind in the greater Pittsburgh area! Owner Judy Masucci says, Great bras are my passion!  After spending 9+ years helping nursing moms to find great bras, I decided to close my maternity business and open a business where I can help all women to find great bras! 
judybras.jpgI have been an entrepreneur since 2007 when I opened my first business, A Mother's Boutique®.  This business started out as a nursingwear shop and gradually morphed into the largest selection of nursing bras in the greater Pittsburgh area.  As time went on, I decided I wanted to help all women, not just new moms, to find great bras. From this desire, Levana Bratique was born.  
Levana Bratique carries bras for every woman and specializes in hard to find sizes. Underwire bras, soft cup bras, sports bras, sexy bras, nursing bras - you name it - if you are looking for it, chances are they have it. They carry bras in sizes ranging from 28-60 bands and A to W cups - something for everyone!  Levana Bratique includes the selling floor, 3 fitting rooms, a refreshment area and a small room where classes are regularly held. So many women are not wearing the correct size of bra and having the right fit is essential for comfort & confidence! Judy and her team know exactly how to find you the perfect fit. You will definitely get a personalized and focused experience at Levana! Judy Masucci has a passion for her business. She says, “I love helping women to feel better in their own bodies. I have met so many women who have never worn the right bra size, and when they finally have a bra that fits them correctly; it is literally a life-changing event. You wear your bra all day, every day, and wearing one that doesn’t fit or isn’t comfortable can really have an impact on your overall well-being. I love being able to make a difference for women.” 

Levana Bratique will be giving a $50 gift card to their store to one lucky mama!


Who doesn't love a trip making wish lists and wandering the winding aisles of Ikea? (I know this mama does!)  Amazing eye-catching products at great prices, a kid's drop off play area, kids eat free Tuesdays  + more! My hubby and I have definitely taken advantage of dropping our kids at their fun Smaland and having some uninterrupted shopping time together.
Are you looking for a part-time job? Did you know IKEA is a great option for moms? If you work at least 20 hours you get paid vacation and sick days. There are also benefits to work nights and weekends and after 3 years, maternity leave is covered 100%. 
IKEA is generously giving you the chance for a $100 shopping spree....I'm sure you'll have a hard time choosing what to buy! 

Another favorite stopping point for many is the Ross Park Mall. They are anchored by 4 major department stores, but have 170 specialty shops as well. Some of my favorites there include JCrew, H&M, Crate & Barrel, Francesca's, GAP, Apple, Sephora + many more! They also have a great kid's play area for those days you can't get outside. There are multiple options in the food court, including the newly added Panera. The Cheesecake Factory is an added bonus for a sweet treat! 

One mama is going to have a great time spending $100 on herself with a fun shopping spree! 


Project OM. Join the Movement.

Ross Park Mall is proud to support Manduka and Susan G. Komen on project: OM, a yoga class of one million to battle breast cancer. Donate $10 to Susan G. Komen and receive a FREE yoga class plus a discount card offering 25% off participating retailers. Make your donation and sign up for a class by visiting https://bddy.me/xxxxxx
You can also sign up for a free class at South Hills Village here


GIVEAWAY:
Enter to win one of these 4 great prizes at link below! 


If your kids are little, there isn't always a lot of thank you's to go around. I hope those around you, whether it's your husband, your own mom, your sister or your friends will encourage you in your journey of raising little people this month! 💗

Thank you to MKN Apparel, Levana Bratique, Ikea and Ross Park Mall for showing their appreciation for moms in this special giveaway! 

60 comments:

susan trapuzzano said...

Favorite thing about being a mom is that My children are happy and healthy. There will be no greater accomplishment in my life than my children!

Erin said...

The giggles!

Jill Petrush Rogers said...
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Ru said...

Watching my girl learn new things!

Jill Petrush Rogers said...

My favorite thing about being a Mom is how excited my kids get any time I come home (even if I've only been away for a few minutes). It reminds me that I must be doing something right...

Sarah C said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is when I get little glimpses into the person my daughter is turning into. When I see that she's kind, smart, helpful, etc. it's such a great feeling. And I love when I see that things I'm teaching her are becoming how she thinks about and sees the world, especially when it's things I know I'm making a conscious effort to be a certain way about, like body image.

Casey B said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the love they have and doing things together as a family. I love seeing how happy the kids are.

Leah Nolen said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is hearing the funny & crazy things that come out of their mouths!!

Deadra said...

The unconditional love--both that I receive but also that I've learned to give thanks to my children.

Brittany Newton said...

What a great giveaway!

Amanda L said...

Watching them grow and learn so quickly... and being amazed that they were once little bean-sized beings in my belly!

Melanie T said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the little moments...reading books together, snuggling under a blanket while we watch his shows and the sweet hugs.

Heather Ambrose said...

The dance parties with my 1 year old.

Brittany Dellich said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is watching my son grow (way too fast!) and learn new things and get excited about becoming more independent, even if he is only 1 1/2.

Jessie Marshall said...

Watching my girls grow and develop new personality traits. Watching them learn something new or achieve a goal! Pretty much all of it!

Alicia Matthews said...

The big bear hugs!

Allison Spinneweber said...

The snuggles : )

Autumn Weleski said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is that my kids love me unconditionally. The little hugs, smiles, giggles, etc., make me melt!

Shawna said...

That would be great!

Kelly C. said...
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Kelly C. said...

I love being a mom because seeing the world through their eyes is a precious opportunity. They are so funny, thoughtful, determined, big-thinking, and optimistic

Lynne m said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is when they run to me for hugs, kisses, and cuddles.

Laura said...

Today is my oldest's 28th birthday. Momlife never ceases: it just changes shape and design. After 4 kids grown to adulthood, what I've learned is that it's okay to loosen my grasp on them, to let them fly. They come home.

Thank, Kelly, for being a safe and healthy place for all these moms to learn these important lessons together.

Faith said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing the world through little eyes and watching their personalities develop!

Sara said...

I love seeing the love and bond that develops between siblings. And the sweet kisses!

MeganK said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is watching my girls grow and learn.

kellyr78 said...

I like to see my kids accomplish their goals.

Melissa Ratajeski said...

Love the giggles of pure joy!

Ashley DuBois said...

I love seeing them grow as individuals and look forward to the days when they are grown and we can have an amazing friendship like I have with my mother! I also love how they remind me to look at life and circumstances in a different way.... they remind me of the joy and wonder of life! ❤️

steve weber said...

I'm not a mom but my favorite thing would be watching my children grow up.

Sass and Precision said...

I just became a mom on Wednesday! Beautiful baby is still in nicu, but we are looking forward to bringing her home and snuggling her as much as possible :)

Stacey Y said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is watching my daughter grow and learn.

xqueenofcupcakesx said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the unconditional love I feel for my daughter and the unconditional love I feel from her. She is my world ❤

Ro-Mashka said...

thank you for exciting giveaways!my favorite thing about being a mom is that i get to be a kid again and do fun things around town with them!

KM said...

The best thing about being a mom is knowing what it feels like to love completely and unconditionally.

KM said...

The best thing about being a mom is knowing what it feels like to love completely and unconditionally.

Jessie M. said...

Having to wake up every two hours. Just kidding...my favorite part is the amount of excitement over ordinary things. It's contagious. =)

Kristin P said...

Watching and helping my son grow every single day.

Valerie said...

Watching things "click" with them after trying and trying again.

Marissa Dia said...

I think watching your children grow into someone awesome and respectful is just one of the best parts of being a mother !! This is an awesome idea ! Thanks for the opportunity

Chelsea Cooper said...

I love getting to be a kid again with my son: ice cream before dinner on a summer night, rewatching Star Wars, coloring books and LEGOs...

Jrdpa said...

Watching him learn.

BeLovely said...

I love watching them grow and how their personalities and interests develop. I feel so blessed to be a mom of 4 amazing children.

Lyndsay Brasher said...

Love being a mommy because I feel it's such a privledge and joy to watch my kids grow and to help mold them into who God created them to be. It's fun watching life Through their eyes. Lots of laughter too!

Debbie said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is loving on and living with these little souls as they grow and figure out life. What a gift to be able to guide their way!

Erin said...

I love getting to do fun kid things again and watching them learn and master new things.

Mary said...

Love watching them grow and learning along with them.

Toni said...

Watching my children grow and become wonderful people :)

Allison Gilpatrick said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing how excited my son is ALL THE TIME. He's happy in the morning, happy at bedtime, happy at bath time..makes me feel like I'm doing something right!

Leah Franczyk said...

I love seeing things through the innocent eyes of my children and watching them grow in their love for Jesus and understanding of how much He loves them! They truly are my greatest blessings.❤️

Unknown said...

I love watching my children grow everyday. the excitement of watching them hit there milestones in life!

Kristin Cudzik said...

The cuddles and I love yous!

Lori Mckee said...

I love being able to experience new things with my children!

Abby S said...

Morning and evening cuddles with my baby!

Cara Gerster said...

My favorite thing about being a Mom is how happy my children make me. They see the world totally differently than I do and it's wonderful.

Katie Whittington said...

I love all the hugs and kisses, but I also love how everyday is different. They are always learning and have a different perspective on situations. Life is never boring

Ashlee Clause said...

Laughter is my favorite part of being a mom, closely followed by smiles. Watching my two toddlers boys thoroughly enjoy the world I brought them into is the best. The best is watching the candid moments they enjoy.

Tabitha T. said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing new and old things through my daughter's eyes! We recently found out we can't have more children, so I'm even more grateful for the gift and blessing of being a mama! I love her more than anything!

Maureen Messersmith said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is listening to my kids laugh when they are all together. Watching them be kind to others and now waiting for my first grandbaby!

Lauren H said...

The best thing is showing the world to a little person for the first time