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Giveaway! Join Me For a VIP Experience at Disneyland!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

10-12-09I’m so excited! And you will be too. Disneyland has invited one lucky Parent Talk Today reader and three guests to join me, along with other selected parenting bloggers and their guests, for a special VIP day at Disneyland on Saturday, November 21.

That’s right! A family of four. For free. You’ll get the VIP treatment while previewing Disneyland’s holiday happenings. What a great way to get in the holiday spirit!

If you’ve never been to Disneyland at the holidays, you’re in for an amazing experience. Sleeping Beauty’s castle and It’s a Small World will be decked out with unbelievable lights. The smell of gingerbread on Main Street will entice you to stop by the bakery for a bite. And don’t forget the Haunted Mansion, all set for the holidays in true Jack Skellington fashion…

And did I mention carolers? A parade? Santa? It will be an unforgettable day for you and your guests.

Want to enter? Here’s all you need to do:

1)    Subscribe to Parent Talk Today.

2)     In “Comments,” tell us your favorite Disney-related memory. It doesn’t have to be specifically about Disneyland. One of my favorite Disney memories is seeing my son Matt, at age 3, watching “Toy Story” and then (wearing his “Woody” jammies, which he got for Christmas) riding his stick horse around the house.

10-12-09-1This giveaway will remain open through 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. The winner will be drawn at random and will be announced here on Friday, Oct. 23.

Hey, I’m a mom. I have my rules! The winner will receive parking and admission to the park that day (for 4 people) along with participation in our activities and one meal as part of the Holiday Celebration reception on Saturday. While you don’t have to live in Southern California to enter, you must provide your own transportation and lodging if you are coming from out of the area. The winner and guests must attend the event and must be willing to remain with the VIP group for the entire event. You must be willing to be photographed by Disneyland Press Relations and by Parent Talk Today. This giveaway is non-transferable.

I can’t wait to hear your Disney memories!

10-12-09-3P.S. Want more shots at winning? Some of my favorite parenting bloggers are running their own contests:

Domestic Chicky

in Wonderland

Babes in

Metropolitan Mama

Glamorous Life Association

Rules vary on each blog, so be sure to read the entire post on each one before entering. Good luck!

“Name That T-Shirt” Winner is Announced!

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Thanks, everybody, for all the great t-shirt slogans. You guys are creative! Suggestions came pouring in on the blog, via e-mail and from several writers' websites.

And we have… a tie. I just love these two slogans for the soon-to-be-available Parent Talk Today t-shirts. Joy Hall and Beth Levine will each receive a t-shirt with their slogan on it. And I'll let you know when the shirts will be available for purchase from Cafe Press.

Here are the winning slogans:

Beth Levine: "Don't Make Me Come In There…"

Joy Hall: "Caution: I've Used Up All My Patience On My Kids"

Thanks to everybody who entered, and congrats, Beth and Joy!

“Name That T-Shirt” Contest Starts Today!

Monday, September 29th, 2008

Hey, Parent Talk Today fans, we need your help in coming up with a cool slogan for our new Cafe Press t-shirts!

Let's have some fun with this. The contest runs through Friday, Oct. 3, and the winner will receive a free t-shirt with the winning slogan — your slogan? — on the front.

Allison Carter started us off with this great submission: "Talk Dirty Diapers to Me."

Let's have fun with this! The winner will be announced on Monday, Oct. 6, and the winning design will be available at Cafe Press later this month. Send your suggestions in the comments section or via e-mail to


Win a Free Book: “The Healthy Lunchbox”

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

It’s time for a free-book contest! A copy of The Healthy Lunchbox (How to Plan, Prepare & Pack Stress-Free Meals That Kids Will Love), by Marie McClendon, MEd, and Cristy Shauck, will be mailed to the winner.

Enter to win the random drawing by leaving a comment here (on any post). I’ll pick the winner on Dec. 12 and announce it here.

Enter today!