Friday, June 25, 2010

Aquafresh Mom Works Beyond and Walmart $50 Gift Card Giveaway

Aquafresh is sponsoring a HOT giveaway here this week! One person will win a $50 Walmart gift card PLUS be entered into a grand prize drawing by Aquafresh for a $500 Walmart gift card & 1 year supply of Aquafresh. Two people will win a coupon for FREE Aquafresh iso-active Whitening toothpaste.  If you want a $1 off coupon click here.

Aquafresh knows that “Mom works beyond.” As moms, we sometimes go above and beyond without even thinking about it - it’s part of what we do! And now it’s time to share your story and have a chance to win a $50 Walmart gift card, Aquafresh product coupons, or even the grand prize of $500 Walmart gift card & a year’s supply of Aquafresh!
Let's face it, being a mom is challenging.  It is HARD WORK!  Not only are you a Mom but you are also a teacher, doctor, chef, chauffeur, referee, magician and wife.  
On June 28th, I will nominate one DSSM reader with the most thoughtful and heartstring-tugging comment to win the grand prize.  This person has a chance to become the grand prize winner (so enter thoughtfully) who will receive one year’s worth of free Aquafresh product and a $500 Walmart shopping spree and the honor of having her story showcased on the Aquafresh Facebook fan page. The Aquafresh creative team will choose the grand prize winner by July 7th.
In addition, two winners will be picked at random from the comments below to win one of the following prizes:
  • First prize: $50 Walmart gift card, 2 coupons for free Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste, and 1 box of Aquafresh White Trays.

  • Second prize: 2 coupons for free Aquafresh Iso-Active Toothpaste and 1 box of Aquafresh White Trays.
WIN IT leave a comment about how you "Work Beyond" as a Mom.  Remember, I will be nominating someone for the grand prize!

You will only have until NOON on Monday, June 28th to enter so hurry!  This contest is also open to US addresses only (sorry my friends to the North!)
Disclosure: Aquafresh, through M80, allowed me the opportunity to be an Aquafresh Ambassador and is providing me with the information for this post. I will be sent Aquafresh products to keep and to giveaway as part of this campaign. One reader will also receive a Walmart gift card. The opinions posted in this review are mine, all mine!


The Graves Family (Monkey Tales) said...

Right now I am "working beyond" because my husband is out of town for a while and so I am basically on my own raising our son for a few months. I have to be mom and dad for our son and show him that yes papa is gone but he still loves him very much!

annamie2 at hotmail dot com

zookeeperjess said...

I had two children very close. When my daughter was born, she brought so much love and joy to our lives that I could not wait to have another baby. We waited a little bit and started trying when she was 6 months old and got pregnant that first month! God blessed us with another perfect little baby, but this time a boy! Our son was born the day our daughter turned 16 months old and they have been such a blessing to us. We have always wanted to have at least 5 kids so a big family was always in our future. We tried for one year to get pregnant with our third child and it didn't happen. It was a hard and long year. February 2010, we were still trying to get pregnant when we unexpectedly gained temporary custody of my two nieces who are only 15 months apart. It's a sad situation but their birth father broke the babies leg, who was only 2 months old at the time. At first, we were going to only have them temporarily but now it's looking like it will be a permanent thing. We have been parents to four kids under the age of four since February. My daughter turns 4 in September, my son is 2 1/2, my niece will turn 2 in August and my youngest niece is 6 months old. It's so busy here and although the situation that brought us to this isn't ideal by any means, we are so incredibly blessed to be the parents of all of these wonderful kids! My husband works a lot and I stay at home with the kids so I am alone a lot, but my husband is such a wonderful support system. He is my backbone through all of this! He works hard so that I can be at home with the kids and that's very important to me. My nieces were abused and neglected and the oldest niece has a speech delay so we have a lot of doctor and speech appointments. I am definitely a tired mommy, but I am a blessed mommy! I have a full house and a full heart!


Mami2jcn said...

I work beyond because I have 3 children and I've never had any help with them. Our relatives live out of state. Even with 3 c-sections, I've never had anyone except my husband help me, and he has a demanding job that keeps him at work late and often on business trips. I co-sleep with our youngest and go without sleep often, but I sacrifice and give my all for my children. I can't remember the last time I was able to go get my hair cut!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

jakiesmom said...

i found out i had cancer the day my son turned 6 months old. i had surgery 2 weeks later. i was lucky enough to havea very great dr. who worked with me and released me to go home to my son that night...with tubes and drains attached...because i was breastfeeding. it was the hardest yet easiest thing to drag my but out of the hospital bed so that my dr. would release me. i would do anything for my son
nannypanpan at

betsy said...

There are so many moms that I know that work beyond what is human to protect and to provide for their families. I had a difficult pregancy and the delivery with my first child was life theatening to both of us. We pulled through, but I did so from the strength and example set by so many amazing women. There was nothing I would have done to protect my child.

betsy_349 at hotmail dot com

gahome2mom said...

I Work Beyond by homeschooling my children. I could have more spare time if they were hauled off to school on a bus. lol I would not have to deal with teaching, grading papers and much more. But, I love homeschooling my kids. We have homeschooled in our family since 1989. My two oldest daughters are married with their own childen but I have three more at home to be schooled. My youngest is four and the oldest is seventeen. Thanks.


Bao said...

I am nominating my mom for a "Work Beyond" mom because she goes above and beyond to raise SEVEN of us. She cloth-diapered us all, hand washed and line-dried the laundry, breastfed, and is always in the kitchen cooking. Even though she was a do-it-all mom, she also taught us how to be responsible and care for ourselves and others. She lives a quiet life and is the most sacrificial woman I know!

As I am about to become a mom, her sweet example of motherhood is something I can always look up to. @ gmail dot com

Nancy said...

I've "worked beyond" as a mom for over 28 years now. My husband and I will celebrate 34 years of marriage on our next anniversary. We have 2 grown children. Besides working in the home, I've volunteered in ways and activities such as our children's sports teams, Scouts, church, community, schools, etc. During this same time I often had at least one full-time and sometimes also a part-time job. We also had family businesses over the years that I have worked in also. Both of my children have graduated from college with undergraduate degrees. One is in graduate school and the other works full-time in a profession. Mothering never ends, so I still send love, advice, and help in person, via e-mail and by phone. Mothering is a honorable and wonderful position that lasts always and forever!

allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Mel4Him said...

I believe I work beyond as a mom because not only do I have to take care of the responsibilities and duties of a mom but I also have to take care of the dad side of things as well. As a single mom, one income, no child support, no dad in the picture at all, trying to bring the dad portion into my son's life can be difficult. To help with this, I encouraged my son to join Cub Scouts back in 1st grade. He is now going into his 3rd year of scouting. I not only work full time, but I attend every Cub Scout meeting with him and we take part in most of the Cub Scout events together. It has been a great experience for us both. But while he is a Cub Scout, I know I can never show him or teach him some of the things in regard to becoming a man simple because I am not one. So I know I am going to have some issues to face in the future, but God willing, we both will get through them all and he will grow up to become a fine man some day.

Anne J said...

My biggest challenge that required me to go above and beyond was my middle daughter being dyslexic. I realized she would be overlooked in the schools, since they wait until a child is two years behind before intervening, which is 2 wasted years. So I brought her home and spent 3 years doing every reading intervention I could find. After a lot of hard work on her part and lots of frustration on my part she finally became a fluent reader at 11. She still has some issues and can't spell at all, but she is an honor roll student in 8th grade now. Just this weekend I had to scold her for reading a book when she was supposed to be doing chores. I made her put the book down and do her chores, but secretly I was glad to see her so involved in a book.

ajolly1456 at gmail dot com

CindyWindy2003 said...

I think everyday is a constant challenge, having to multi-task working, taking care of home, shopping, making plans, and then still trying to find time to play with kids and husband, not to mention alone time. carawling(at)hotmail(Dot)com

Julie said...

I go beyond by trying to limit my kids exposure to pesticides and chemicals in our foods. It is stressful at times becuase it would be easier to buy processed foods instead of cooking a home cooked meal but the results are worth it. We have fantastic family meals each night and my kids are learning to eat more and more diverse foods:)

hondaray6 said...

I have been a work beyond Mom for 41 years, though I never considered it "beyond" anything! Being a Mom is everything! I have raised 6 kids ( 5 boys and 1 girl) who have all turned out to be wonderful parents to my 12 grandkids. My husband was a long haul trucker so most of those years I was almost single parent. ;-)I worked a full time job in a woolen mill and still managed to attend chorus recitals, football, wrestling matches and karate classes! It was those activities that made the long days and short nights all worthwhile. I have held many jobs and worn a lot of hats but being a Mom is definitely my greatest accomplishment.One of my proudest memories happened when my kids were ages 2-11 and I overheard my local postmistress commenting on how well behaved and mannerly my kids were! They were quite a brood but I never had to worry about how they'd act in public! And I still love seeing my grown sons opening a door or helping a neighbor.
Now I get to go to the grandkids events so I've been exposed to cheer leading, archery and rollerskating competitions! I don't mind being the taxi for these outgoing teens!They have even taught me to text so I can keep close touch with them.
For the last 10 years I have cared for my disabled husband and Mom. At times that's a trial but just knowing they would do it for me, and in my Mom's case she has done the same things for me.We laugh about me giving HER a bath now!
So if all my life has been "beyond" then being so is truly a blessing! I am the luckiest Mom in the world and very happy to be so! Thanks
hondaray6 at hotmail dot com

homesteader said...

What an amazing giveaway.
I don't know any mom's that don't work beyond. As you know already I'm sure, being a mom is a labor of love and you can't measure the "work beyond" factor. I make do with what I have and try to be content and teach my children to live rightly. I am constantly in awe of mom's around me in good and poor circumstances loving, giving, working their fingers to the bone and putting themselves last. I'm especially in awe of the single moms and ladies who have a husband deployed away in the military. If I won a $50 giveaway, I'd use it on a spa item for me. Yes I would (:
But if you consider me for the grand prize giveaway, I'll use the prize to give back to moms (with mom type things) on my blog with giveaways until the goodies are gone.

Tracy said...

This is a giveaway that just about everyone would love to win.

Momma Teri said...

Mom of four, no five if you count my hubby. I get up with the chickens to clean from my hubby the night before and start breakfast for the kids. Then catch a minute for coffee and hopefully a blog post or two. Then I completely the daily chores of a home of 6. This is everyday. Now what makes me work hard is the things I do not do everyday but as often as I can. We volunteer at EVERY school function my preschool, Kindergartener and First Grader hands us. I coook for my in laws when they are busy composing or playing for the elderly. Tend to the garden of an old friend. There are so many extras that keep me busy enough that I could be 10 people.

Melissa O. said...

  I am a mother, first and foremost. My four children are my life. I am a leader, a teacher, an example setter. I will teach my children how to be the best human beings they can be. I must do as I want them to do and accept who they are as individuals. I am a talker, a lecturer, and a learner. Sometimes a mother forgets that it's just as important to listen as it is to teach. I am learning to be a better listener.
  I am a cook, I am a maid and many times, I am a doctor, though I can not claim to be the best of any one of these things. But, I will always try to be the best mother to my children that I can be, in any situation. 
  I am a fighter, I am a lover, I am a believer. I will never give up, not ever, not when it comes to my children. No matter what trials we face, what obstacles we overcome, or what paths we take, we are a family. I believe that we will make it.
  I am a bread winner, I am a hard worker. Whether at home or at my workplace, I always give my all. However, I will never claim to be perfect. I am a mistake maker, I am a risk taker, I am an apologizer. I don't always know what to do. We learn together, my children and I. We laugh together, we cry together and we face our fears together. Perfection is understanding that nothing is perfect and loving it anyway. 
  I am "a meanie", when I have to be, a softie when it counts, a mother all the time. I am a pillar, I am clay, I am ever changing. I am what my children need me to be, when they need me to be it. I am so much more than just a mom, and I will spend the rest of my days working beyond just being a mom.

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