Motherhood Redefined – Weekend Getaway Contest

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Do you need a weekend just for you?

“Mom” – it is the greatest word I could ever hear. I am honored to be a mom – and I love it when I am a “Mommy.”

But that title isn’t an easy one to bear…

As moms we have endless responsibilities and duties. Little lives depend on us for their survival – and their health and happiness! Our to-do lists are never ending and our days can be flat out exhausting. Yes I love being a “Mom,” but it is hard work! And most often I am totally out of balance – working far too hard to meet everyone else’s needs and ignoring my own.

So two busy moms, Teresa Bacal and Loree Bischoff, (who also happen to be sisters) decided to join forces and create a company dedicated to helping moms live more balanced and fulfilling lives for themselves and for their families. Together they created Mission Possible – a company that is “redefining motherhood.”

I asked Loree a few questions about their company and their fabulous Motherhood Redefined weekend events.


(Hint – we are giving one of you (and a friend!) free admission and 4 star luxury accommodation at the next Motherhood Redefined weekend event in beautiful Arizona! The prize is worth more than $1000!!! Read on to find out more…)

Janice: Thanks so much for joining us today Loree. You have developed a fabulous company with incredible events like the Motherhood Redefined weekend events. Can you tell us a bit about your mission and why you started this company?

Loree: We think it’s critical that mothers realize the importance of nurturing themselves physically and emotionally. As moms we get into the habit of placing our family member’s needs and desires before our own – all the time. We believe that moms need to understand that they are not doing themselves or anyone else any great service by constantly placing themselves last. This can have negative physical and emotional consequences. We created the Motherhood Redefined weekend events for moms to rediscover the parts of their identity that have been placed on the ‘back burner’ and to encourage them to be better to themselves, so that they flourish along with the rest of their family.

Janice: The Motherhood Redefined weekends are a key component of your vision for Mission Possible, correct? Can you give us a peak at what an event is like? Your lineup of speakers is amazing!

Loree: Yes, our company’s primary focus is on elevating and supporting the wellbeing of mothers via the Motherhood Redefined weekend events. Moms attending the weekend event are going to experience 2 ½, blissful days of focusing on no one other than themselves!

They are going to start the weekend off by celebrating at our wine and cheese reception and browsing the exclusive vendor expo. There will be entertainment and a dynamic, comedic presentation to follow. Saturday and Sunday will be packed with more fabulous speakers, interactive workshops (everything from belly dancing to intimacy to parenting strategies for single moms!). We are thrilled the communication guru himself, John Gray, will be there to help us all understand how to better communicate with the Martians in our lives! Moms will also be treated to a fabulous fashion show and have an opportunity to meet and work directly with our celebrity mom, Sheila Kelley (S-Factor)! (see website for complete speaker line-up and bios)

Janice: What will moms get from this weekend event? How can it enhance – or even change – their lives?

Loree: Moms will leave the weekend re-energized with a fresh perspective, new skills and renewed motivation. If you’re a mom who feels like you already have a good balance in your life, then you will have a fun, probably much deserved, weekend get-away with the girls and discover ways to enhance your life even more! Moms looking to make changes, no matter how big or small, will receive tools and strategies from our experts to help them figure out how to do that – and why they should!

Janice: Thanks again for sharing with us today and for providing the incredible prize for one of our readers! I imagine we will have one very excited winner!

Loree: It’s our pleasure Janice! We can’t stress enough how important it is for a mom to place the same value on her own needs as she does on everyone else’s. That old saying, “When mama’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy” is true! The more fulfilled mom is, the better she is for her family – not to mention the healthy example she sets for her own daughters and sons!

Don’t miss this contest – we are giving one of you (and a friend) a weekend at Motherhood Redefined in Carefree, Arizona – with free accommodations at the 4 star luxury resort, Carefree Resort and Villas. (This prize includes admission for two and a shared room for the next weekend event happening September 21-23, 2007.)

So choose a friend (maybe a fellow blogger with whom you have been dying to get together) and find a way to get to Arizona – cause the rest is on us – a value of more than $1000!!! Just leave a comment here at this post to be entered into the draw.

And if you register for the Motherhood Redefined weekend before we announce the winner, (to take advantage of their great early bird rates – over $400 off regular price,) and then you discover you won the contest – no worries! Teresa and Loree will give you a refund! So, head on over to read more about Motherhood Redefined and book your weekend at the early bird rate.

(Unfortunately Susan and I will not be seeing you at the event as we will both be about ready to deliver our babies! But we will be thinking of you.)

Also – to be included on the Mission Possible mailing/newsletter list to hear about the latest events and info – click here. (Theresa and Loree are also new bloggers. Head on over to check out their latest posts.)

So If you want to win this fantastic weekend for you and a friend, leave a comment here at this post. We will be drawing the winner on July 4th. All the instructions are in our July 4th Giveaway sticky post (including the code to put our July 4th Giveaway button on your site.)

Here is the quick version:

  • Leave a comment on this post to be entered.
  • Post a link to this contest (with a prize this cool – you might want to tell your readers and let them in on the fun!) and/or link and post a button to our July 4th Giveaway post. (If you post the button and link to the July 4th Giveaway, you are qualified to enter in all the upcoming July 4th Giveaway contests. And we have many more contests to come!) Non-bloggers are welcome too – we understand you can’t link – but feel free to pass the word on to your friends.
  • This contest is not limited to the US — everyone is welcome to enter this contest! :)

    Good luck! And remember to check back for our next July 4th contest.


  1. says

    I wasn’t going to enter, but right after I read the new contest, my morning suddenly took a big dive in the momming department. I could really use a getaway! Count me in!

  2. says

    It sounds great, but that’s Yom Kippur, so I wouldn’t be able to attend (or eat anything if I did attend). Please run another contest like this sometime soon!!!

  3. Elizabeth Silence says

    Please count me in. And if I get to bring a friend… I’m definitely going to bring my mom!

  4. says

    Who wouldn’t want to win this one?!
    My bf and I would have a blast at a weekend like this.
    Oh please, pick me!

  5. Cole's Mama says

    This would be AMAZING to win! I just moved from Arizona to Missouri almost 4 months ago and I would love to win something like this to go home to the Phoenix area AND spend time with my best friend from Tucson. Sign me up!! FINGERS CROSSED!

  6. says

    Oh I want to win this SOOOO bad! I could take along my blogging friend Leah who I have never met!!!!
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  7. Ashley Nichole Navarre says

    What an awesome giveaway! You two are great! Good luck to all the deserving mommys out there (but i secretly hope i win!)

  8. says

    I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to win this. I have a friend in Arizona that I would love to go see and this would be the perfect event to meet at!!!

  9. Erin Kiyan says

    Seeing that we have just made a major move and I am still up to my eyeballs in boxes, I would love a Moms Weekend!!

  10. says

    I love Arizona and I can’t even begin to tell you how badly I need a break from my family, work, well…just about everything. Count me in!

  11. says

    WOW what an event!
    I too will be close to delivinging . . . but I’m going to post about it, and if you enter me in this contest I would pass it on to two deserving mothers I know of!

  12. says

    Ooohhh….me me me. I’m heading to CA on the 26th, I could swing by here on the way!!! I’d be all relaxed and refreshed and ready to tackle the extended family vacation. This will work better than Calgon!

  13. Ally P says

    I would love to win a getaway, I’m not sure who I would take along though??? Probaby my Mom or Mother-In-Law if husbands aren’t allowed to go.

  14. says

    Oh, my well-being totally needs some nurturing. I have three young boys including toddler twins, and I am always the last one to have my needs met. My dear hubby says I need a vacation away. This would SO fit the bill.

    Crossing my fingers so very tightly!!

  15. Brooke says

    Oh man I would love a vacation and I know a fellow mom who could use one too! Put me down for this! Thanks.

  16. says

    Oh, how I would love this! I have an almost 8 month old daughter and while I love her beyond words, by September, I imagine I will be ready to vacate and renew my spirit. I’ would love to bring my dear friend whose youngest daughter just left for college. Thanks so much!

  17. says

    i’m from the philippines and i’m not even sure if i qualify….
    but by just imagining the smile of the lucky mom who wins this trip is happiness for me!

  18. says

    Is it possible that the number and ages of children could influence the choice. 😉 I’m kidding of course–all mommies (or women in general) could use this!!

  19. Jenn in AZ says

    Hi, my email isn’t showing on my previous entry, so consider this “the one”. (replace “at” with @)

    Thanks! Jenn

  20. says

    Wow! This retreat sounds wonderful! I think I already posted a link to your July 4th giveaway (have to go and make sure).

    Thanks for finding all these fun contests.

  21. Monica Salinas says

    I know if i were to win this it would be a gift that no one has ever given me and I have never had. Wish me luck.

  22. says

    Oh this just sounds like total bliss! It’s a long way from Connecticut to Arizona but if I won this – trust me – I’d be there!!

  23. Deborah says

    Getting to Arizona wouldn’t be the problem. Getting the time off work would be. But I’ll give it a try!

  24. Kim J says

    I’m not sure if I would be able to do this and leave my 1 year old as he is still nursing, but I know a few friends who would love this. Please sign me up.

  25. Jill says

    Wow! This is something I could really use! Thanks for presenting such an awesome giveaway! Crossing my fingers!

  26. chris says

    holy crap! my inlaws suck (as in they hate me), my patients (i’m a rn in a psych ward) literally try to kill me, i had to put to sleep most of my cats from cancer of all things, we are just financially recovering from a very bad pregnancy with complications and medical bills and $1000/mos baby bills for 14 mos (hate my insurance company) but happy as poo (got twins in the deal) cause i’m the luckiest person alive (they lived and didn’t die like they were supposed to and my family is great). hell, yeah, a vacation away sounds purrrrfect about now! toodles to that person who wins (this is really a cool prize and neat website)

  27. Sidra Omer says

    Wow! An opportunity to explore the Southwest! This would be a great getaway – literally. Being pregnant with a baby while I’m in my last year of school, and about to pop, I’ve been stressed over what will happen once I have my baby. And on top of that, my husband and I never got the chance to go on a honeymoon, because of some personal issues. A vacation I can look foward to – relax and getting pampered.

  28. says

    who won??? I am dying to know who won this…I want to read all about their trip on their blog when they get back—it really sounds SO fabulous!

  29. Heather says

    Sabrina, pack your bags~im entering this to win..leave the hubbies with the kids and lets go have some long overdue fun!

  30. sandalwoodhill says

    I would really like to win this for my,”” mother of three boys and two cats, and pastors wife-helpmeet,”””daughter. She could really use a luxury weekend—and the trimmings that come with it. Great prizes!

  31. Grace Under FIre says

    I sooooooooo need this! Mother of 4, yes 4, from 13years to 10 months. HOmeschooling, and in a new house. I would be so blessed by this opportunity!

  32. says

    What a wonderful thing you are doing! I would take my mom on this trip if I won. She has recently become an amputee after a very difficult and unexpected hospital stay. We are so proud of how she has fought so hard to get through this and is trying to be positive about the huge changes in her life. Blessings to you for offering these contests and prizes, and I wish you a wonderful summer.

  33. Linda says

    Arizona, what a great place for a mom to get away! Thanks for giving every deserving mom a chance to win this!

  34. Stephanie says

    This would be perfect for me and my 13 year old daughter. We are so far apart and I know something like would bring us close.

  35. says

    We all know how much being a mother changes us as women. I very much look forward to those moments where my boys tell me how much they love me, and appreciate me. It makes our lives feel complete. But let’s admit, sometimes mother’s need their own time. To gain a little back of who we are inside, besides someone mother.

  36. says

    Oh my! Now that’s what I’m talking about! With all the stress upon me, I could totally use this and you can bet I’ll be taking my sister Robyn with me! We could both use the escape. Please, Please, Please count me in?

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