Embrace Simplicity and Win

by Erica

iStock_000002197470SmallWhen I was a little girl, my dad and I would spend many mornings sitting on the deck together eating a bowl of blueberries and milk.

Those moments we would share, telling stories and laughing with each other, have become cherished memories. It was such a simple little thing that we did together, yet I can picture it as if it were yesterday.

Most of the time it’s those simple moments, like bowls of blueberries and milk, that bring us the greatest joy.

Our lives are made up of many simple moments – The view of the sunrise from the back porch. The cup of coffee and book on the window seat. Sharing little kisses with the baby girl. Having story time on the couch with toddlers. The sound of birds chirping outside the kitchen window. Snacking on cookies and milk after school.

When you think about it, We don’t need all the “stuff” in our lives, it only gets in the way. Simply… Go-Gurt is just that, simple.


Simply… Go-Gurt is made with the simple ingredients moms look for and is free of artificial colors, flavors and sweeteners. It is filled with the goodness of 100% Yoplait yogurt made with low fat milk containing both calcium and vitamin D. These convenient portable yogurt tubes are a good-for-you, low fat yogurt snack that moms can feel good about giving to their kids.

Available in the refrigerator section of major grocery stores nationwide, Simply… Go-Gurt comes in two kid-friendly flavors, Strawberry and Mixed Berry. Each package of Simply… Go-Gurt contains eight tubes and has a suggested retail price of $2.89. Visit http://yoplait.com/simplygogurt/ to download a $1.00 coupon.

I know our days get busy, and our lives can seem so very hectic at times, but let’s take some time to focus on the simple moments in life.

Embrace Simplicity and Win

Simply… Go-Gurt is sponsoring an Embracing Simplicity photo contest here at 5 Minutes for Mom. This one is different from the photo contests we have held in the past. We love the idea of simplicity, so we are keeping this photo contest simple.

We want to see your photographic definition of embracing simplicity. We have even created a flickr group for us to place our simplicity photos in. By entering your photo into our flickr group, you will be automatically entered into our Simply…Go-Gurt drawing. The best part is you can enter as many times as you’d like.

Our photography writers will also be posting tips and tricks throughout the next few weeks, to help you take and edit a stunning photo.

  • For the next three weeks, we will accept entries. The entry deadline is Thursday, May 6th, at 3 PM Eastern.
  • Head on over to our Embracing Simplicity Flickr group and submit your photo(s). You can also post your photos to your personal blog as well, but in order to be entered into the drawing, your photo needs to be in the Flickr group.
  • Be sure to comment on this post to let us know that you have submitted a photo or a group of photos.
  • Don’t forget, each photo is an entry. You can enter as many as you’d like, as long as it fits the theme, embracing simplicity.
  • On Friday May 7th, we will select 10 photos at random and post them here at 5 Minutes for Mom. If your photo is chosen you will win a Simply…Go-Gurt prize pack, retail value $30.00.
  • Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules.This contest is open to US shipping addresses only.

This photo contest is part of a paid campaign with Simply… Go-Gurt.

Email Author    |    Website About Erica

Erica has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom writing team since the summer of 2008. She is a mom to three little ones - Audrey (7), Isaiah (4) and Christian (3).

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jaimie April 15, 2010 at 11:19 am

I love the contest! BUT, have you seen how much sugar are in those go-gurts?! I have them in my freezer right now and am afraid to give them to my children!!


2 Erica April 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Jaimie – Are you sure it is the new Simply…Go Gurt?


3 Tori Close April 15, 2010 at 11:42 am

Do the photos need to be any specific size?


4 Debbie April 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

I never heard of mixing fruit with milk. That was wonderful that you could spend time with your dad everyday. I spent time with my dad everyday walking around the yard when he got home from work. He would show me how much everything grew everyday. He grew up on a farm and it never left him.



5 Jenn of the Roof April 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Added a few photos to the group!


6 50centlove April 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

I added a photo under (choir_director) name


7 Michelle April 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm

I added a photo :)


8 Katie April 15, 2010 at 6:30 pm

I posted some photos. I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos.


9 Tori Close April 15, 2010 at 6:41 pm

Just added a bunch of photos. (username: Designs by Tori)
I find beauty in a lot of simple things! :)
Excited to see what everyone else adds as well!


10 Heather April 15, 2010 at 9:03 pm

I just added a picture. User name ryan_allisons_mom


11 Jae April 15, 2010 at 9:55 pm

Hi there! I added a couple of pictures. My flickr name is: JaeMama23 :)


12 Bree Anderson April 15, 2010 at 10:20 pm

This is/was nice! I enjoyed looking at the photos! I think mine went under J&B Anderson but it should find me if we end up selected. neat idea!


13 Debbie (starrynightmom) April 16, 2010 at 9:02 am

I like this contest…simply because I like looking at all these pictures. They are all so good. I am glad to be a part of it.


14 Staci A April 16, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I love seeing all the photos that have been added! (I just added a few of my own too.)

Go-Gurt has become a must-have in our house lately. It’s one of the few things I know my son will actually eat out of his lunch box each day.


15 sharon April 18, 2010 at 7:25 am

I added some pics to the group and will be adding more! thnx for doing this:)


16 Lolli April 18, 2010 at 8:24 am

I am SO glad you posted about this again! I missed it the first time. I have posted some photos to the flickr group. More to come! :)


17 Lolli April 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm

PS-my flickr name is 1momof5, just like twitter!


18 Sheena April 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
19 Stephanie April 19, 2010 at 3:49 am

Hi there! Posted some pictures of what simplicity means to me! Fun to look at all the photos. And my user name was grayjones5. Thank you.


20 Peggy Gorman April 19, 2010 at 7:18 am

I added a couple of photos ,there are some beautiful photos!!


21 Kristi D April 20, 2010 at 10:55 am
22 alicia April 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm

shared two photo’s with your group :)


23 Debbie April 24, 2010 at 12:00 am

Added some pictures under whisperswhispering.


24 Melanie April 24, 2010 at 7:56 am

I added some photos =D
user name: melaniescrafts


25 Jenn April 24, 2010 at 9:28 am

I just added my picture – my user name on Flickr is suprstarny


26 Melissa P. April 24, 2010 at 12:22 pm

I added 3 photos today. (Mel4Him) : )


27 Shonni April 24, 2010 at 5:48 pm

I have put up some pictures. What a wonderful idea. Thank you for doing this!


28 Jessica H April 26, 2010 at 3:09 pm

I’ve posted some photos. Thanks for the fun contest! {Username: MusicalMaestro}


29 Robyn - Mom All Day April 30, 2010 at 9:21 am

Added two photos! (Username: Robyn-Mom All Day)


30 Amy May 3, 2010 at 7:12 pm

I entered some photos.


31 Moonstruck Mommy May 4, 2010 at 4:01 am

Such a fun contest!! I posted a few photos and I’m loving looking at everyone else’s!


32 Eileen May 4, 2010 at 10:39 am

I just sent a few through…my username is mamablestx6.

Wish I know how to do more…so computer inept:(


33 Misty Dawn May 4, 2010 at 11:56 am

I added some photos to the group (Misty DawnS). I had to make myself stop because I started to get carried away. LOL It’s a fun theme!


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