Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Celebrating Moms with Jared The Galleria of Jewelry #MomMoments (Giveaway & Sweepstakes Info)

Whether you are a mom-to-be, a new mom of 1, a grandma, or a mom of 5 including older kids like myself; chances are you deserve to be celebrated daily for all you’ve done and will continue to keep on doing.  My journey as a mom has brought me some of the happiest moments of my life along with some of the most anguishing.  And while my older kids may not always stop to say thanks as I hand them their freshly washed track uniform or bagged lunch complete with their favorite kind of chips, I do know that deep down they are grateful for all I do because that’s what I taught them.

As part of a celebration of Moms leading up to Mother’s Day, Jared The Galleria of Jewelry asked 4 bloggers, myself included, to share some parenting tips along with their Mother’s Day jewelry favorites.  And while I’ve probably completely distracted you with the mere mention of shiny baubles, I first want to share with you a tip or two from my perspective as a mom who has kids in that high school and college age range.

In my experience, one of the most important things to keep in mind as a mommy to older kids is that you have to just trust that you have done a great job.  You’ve worked hard over the years to teach your child to be independent, responsible, loving, grateful, strong, compassionate, faithful, and all those important traits and now you have to believe in the work you’ve done.  Sure, they’ve made some mistakes along the way and so have you, but that’s all part of learning.  It’s inarguably difficult to watch your child get in their car and drive away for the first time or to observe that child head off to new places without you like college.  But remember, these milestones should be proud mom moments because you did your very best to prepare them for each of these occasions.

And now onward to the shiny baubles that serve as more obvious reminders of mommy job appreciation.  When asked by Jared The Galleria of Jewelry to select two pieces I’d love to receive for Mother’s Day, I chose two different bracelets that were provided for my review.  One is a Diamond Bangle Bracelet and the other is a Black and White Diamond Bracelet in a smaller linked style.  I think both of these pieces look beautiful on their own, yet I love that they both can also be easily mixed in with the other special jewelry items I’ve collected over the years.  In fact, I think the two bracelets I selected even look great when I pair them together. 

So here’s how all of you can get in on some shiny bauble action and share some of your own Mom Moment Tips:

You can win special jewelry prizes by “liking” the Jared Facebook page and then registering to enter the sweepstakes by clicking on the “Mom Moments” sweepstakes icon. Five prizes will be awarded per week among the selections made by the featured mother’s day bloggers. You can also receive additional sweepstakes entries by sharing your best “mom moments tips”  on the Facebook page each week or for inviting your friends to enter as well.  

And here’s the extra fun part!  During week 3 (the week of April 29th) the prize will be selected from one of the two bracelets I’ve show above.  There will be five winners selected to win either one (1) Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Bracelet (ARV: $199.99 each) or one (1) Sterling Silver Diamond Bangle Bracelet (ARV: $199.99 each).  But don’t wait until my week to head over there because there are some great prizes to win each week like this week’s two diamond necklaces.

Even better! One lucky grand prize winner will receive a $2,000 Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry shopping spree (awarded as a gift card).  The grand prize winner will be drawn on or around May 13, 2013, and notified later that month.

I have a favor to ask.  If you do head over to enter the sweepstakes, would you mind letting them know I sent you by entering “And Twins Make 5” on the “Referred By” dropdown menu?  The reason being, the blogger who refers the most entries to the sweepstakes will receive a special jewelry prize package at the end of the campaign as a thank you and I’d love to win this.  So thanks to you for taking the time to do that!

Also, Twitter users who follow @ThatsJared and tweet using the hashtag #MomMoments will have a chance to win a separate weekly prize – a piece of jewelry they can personalize. One prize will be awarded each week.

Best for Last?

Oh and btw, I’ve decided to share one of my two selected Jared bracelets with an awesome mommy reader!  Enter via the rafflecopter entry form below for your chance to win the Sterling Silver Black and White Diamond Bracelet with an ARV of $199.99!

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Disclosure:  Please note that I received product from Sterling Jewelers Inc. to aid in writing of this post and for use in a giveaway. I also have the potential to win additional items from Sterling Jewelers Inc. at the end of this campaign.

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