hoarding saving up my Clubmom points for this adorable purse.
I'd probably never spend the money to buy one, so I figured if I saved enough points, then I could convince myself it was a worthy splurge.
But then, I thought a little more about it and realized that not only would I not be able to fit even ONE diaper in there, but I imagine that since I could actually go out and buy one, then perhaps I could offer my points to someone who might really need a little "something."
We're definitely a one-income household, however, between blogging, writing, and a few other projects that I have going, I make enough to pay some of our bills as well as other expenses. Basically, if I want to go to the SPA or hire a maid to clean my house every now and then, I could and our family would not suffer.
But I know that there are moms out there whose feet have not seen the bubbly foaming warm water of a pre-pedicure wash in years.
So, I've decided to put together a little contest to help support a mom in need. Here are the basic rules:
1. Write a post on your blog about a mom WHO BLOGS who you think needs a little splurge. Think stretched thin single mom, military mom with a deployed husband, mom with a child with special needs who could use a break, new mom with no family around, mom with an illness, or mom who just needs a big CYBER hug. You get the picture.
*International moms are welcome so long as you can use a Spafinder.com gift card in your country.
How does she inspire you? Tell me about her and why you've chosen her. Make it good.
(And by mom I mean any kind of mom - adoptive, stepmom, grandmom...)
2. Email me the link to your post (put CONTEST in the subject), or leave me the link in the comments IN THIS POST. Make sure you link the actual post and not just your blog. I won't be searching for it, so make sure your link works.
3. Make sure you link your nominee's blog IN your post. I want to visit and read their blog as well. So, they MUST have a blog in order for you to nominate them.
4. Do all this by 10PM EST, September 20.
5. I'll pick 5 finalists and link them in a post and my readers (or whoever else wants to stop by) will vote. I'm looking for awesome inspiring posts and moms that REALLY need support. Winners will be announced on Monday, September 25.
So, WHY ENTER? Well, the mom you nominate that gets picked will win a $50 Spafinder gift card OR a $50 Merry Maids gift card.
And guess what? SO WILL YOU.
Sorry. You can't post about yourself. BUT you can always ask a friend to do it for you, I suppose. And I have the right to disqualify anyone because it's my contest. And that's just how it is.
Feel free to link this post and let other people know about this contest. Let's get the word out and support a MOM who really needs it.