Your Picture is Worth a Thousand Dollars!

by Janice

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Vote NOW and you can decide who wins!

Today is the first day of our Mother’s Day Giveaway and we are kicking it off with an incredible Mother’s Day gift of $1,000 thanks to Egg Beaters.

Yes – you read that correctly – the prize is $1,000, awarded via an American Express gift card, to spend however you want – go shopping, take a trip, do whatever you want! It is all yours. Now, that is one fabulous Mother’s Day gift!!!

Before we get into the details of how you can win all that cash, can I just gush a bit about Egg Beaters newest variety and why I am so excited about it (besides the fact that they are giving one of you a thousand bucks!)

My husband loves eggs -and I mean – he.really.loves.eggs. He eats them almost every day, no matter how often I try to tell him that I think he going a little overboard in the cholesterol dept.

When I told him that Egg Beaters now has a new version that is made from real eggs, but also has a touch of yolk to satisfy his eternal full-fat-yolk-cravings, he said, (and I quote,) “It has yolk in it? I am all over that!”

So, now he can eat his eggs and I can relax that, with 70% less fat and 75% less cholesterol than shell eggs, he is not killing himself. Thanks Egg Beaters – I appreciate that!

NOW, back to the money…

To make this contest as special as the prize, we decided to make it a Mother’s Day Photo Contest. As you may have noticed, I love photography. So I thought it would be perfect for 5 Minutes for Mom to hold a photo contest. Not only will I be thrilled to get a chance to see all of your motherhood-inspired photos, but you all can get in on the fun and go see some of the other photo entries yourself.

This is how it will work:

For the next week, we will accept entries. We are looking for photos that tell some sort of story of what motherhood means to you. They could be shots of you with your kids, your kids, you own mother, whatever you want.

Little Joan - Our mom when she was 3 yrs old.Here is a shot that is “Motherhood” to me. This is my Mom, Joan, when she was little. My mom is my hero. She loves and lives sacrificially for her children and grandchildren. I am the mother I am because of who she is.

I love looking at photos of my mother and grandmother. We mothers were all once babies ourselves, vulnerable and needing to be mothered and loved. I also love that Susan and my kids, especially Susan’s daughter Julia, bear a lot of resemblance to “little Joan.”

If you are a blogger, post your photo on your site and then come back here and add your link to the Mr. Linky. (In your post on your blog, you can explain that it is a part of this contest, link back here and, if you want, tell us a bit about your motherhood-inspired picture. Explaining your photo is totally optional. If it adds to it, write about it. If you would rather let the picture do all the talking, that is great too.)

If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!!
Just email us your photo, with the subject line Photo Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your image into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)

Voting is now OPEN.

If you are selected as a finalist, feel free to announce it on your blog, facebook, twitter, etc and get your friends to vote for you. That is fair game.

Voting will close May 9th at 9:00pm EST. We will announce the winner on Mothers Day May 11th.

Both Americans and Canadians are welcome to join this contest.

Voting is now OPEN.



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Janice is co-founder of 5 Minutes For Mom. She's been working online since 2003 and is thankful her days are full of social media, writing and photography. You can see more of her photos at janicecrozephotography.com.

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1 Fashion Paramedic April 25, 2008 at 7:13 pm

OMG! I’ve been searching EVERYWHERE for a good contest where I could submit this photo! Thank you (and Egg Beaters–my husband loves them too!) for making this contest possible!

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2 Adventures In Babywearing April 25, 2008 at 7:36 pm

All linked up on my Contests page and also in my picture post (Me and my pregnant belly… baby number 4!)

Steph

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3 Summer April 25, 2008 at 8:18 pm

I am so excited to see all of the photos that will be going up. I’ve posted about your contest here:

http://summersnook.com/2008/04/25/a-giveaway-to-get-really-excited-about/

I’ve also added your button to my sidebar.
I’ll be putting up my photo entry in the Mr. Linky soon. Thanks!

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4 Magi April 25, 2008 at 8:50 pm

Post up, button up in side bar, and ready to go! This sounds like a really fun contest. Thanks!

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5 Perky April 25, 2008 at 9:04 pm

What a great contest! I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos!!!! Thanks again — you guys are the best!

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6 Tracey April 25, 2008 at 9:12 pm

Thanks for this contest!

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7 Tracey April 25, 2008 at 9:18 pm

Oops I entered twice…can you deleat #9 and leave #10 thanks!!

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8 Mandy aka Domestic Diva April 25, 2008 at 9:23 pm

Happy to join in the fun!! Thanks Ladies you are great!!

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9 Lori April 25, 2008 at 9:27 pm

I added mine:) It was hard to choose between my mother and my grandmother, simply because I know my mom is the woman she is today because of her mom. I have 2 heros.

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10 Blessed April 25, 2008 at 9:33 pm

I’m in!

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11 Morning Rose April 25, 2008 at 9:33 pm

What a great contest and an incredible prize! I enjoy seeing other people’s submissions of motherhood-inspired photos.

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12 Robin N (tqmnurse) April 25, 2008 at 9:43 pm

What an awesome contest and a fabulous way to give tribute to MOM’s everywhere.
My photos which I want to enter have already been scrapbooked onto a 12 x 12 layout. I hope that it will still count in your photo contest.
You can see it here:
http://tqmnurse.blogspot.com/2008/04/mothers-day-is-just-around-corner.html
Thank you for all that you do for moms!

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13 that girl April 25, 2008 at 10:00 pm

As soon as I saw this contest I knew EXACTLY which photo to choose. Looking forward to seeing everyone’s entries!

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14 MoneyMom April 25, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Great website ..

If any of you Mom’s needs some tips on making a little extra cash … great ideas below.

http://freedollars.wordpress.com/

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15 Amber April 25, 2008 at 10:14 pm

I love your photo!!!
Thanks for this contest!!!!

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16 Frances April 25, 2008 at 10:24 pm

I love old pictures. I have so many of my family that I can wait until I can get them all scanned in.

Great contest – I couldn’t pick just one picture. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to really honor the women who made me who I am. :)

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17 Jen April 25, 2008 at 10:41 pm

Great giveaway, I’m so excited to be a part of it!

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18 Jen April 25, 2008 at 11:51 pm

I can’t believe I will be celebrating my first Mother’s Day as a mom this year! I love my baby girl so much it makes me realize the love my mom feels for me and her mom as well. My picture reminds me of the circle of life. Our lives continue with each generation.

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19 Krista April 26, 2008 at 12:22 am

Wait, we can only submit one photo? Drat, I have 3 that all mean different things to me…
Can I at least put them all in my post?

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20 Erinn April 26, 2008 at 12:26 am

Great idea for a giveaway!
You are linked on my blog – The 2nd picture is really the one I wanted to enter.
Thanks!

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21 Aimee April 26, 2008 at 12:53 am

This is a great contest. I feel bad for the person that has to narrow down the choices to 15! I love being a mom and I love seeing the joy that other moms have as well! Thanks for the great contest!

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22 brandy w April 26, 2008 at 1:03 am

i posted more than one but they all have a great meaning. i hope i win i could use this

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23 Jane April 26, 2008 at 4:54 am

Could you delete the first Mozi Esme entry? I accidentally linked it to my general blog page instead of the photo post.

And I am a US resident part of the year, so hope I still qualify . . .

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24 Happy Mommy April 26, 2008 at 8:10 am

I have entered my photo! Thank you for hosting such a wonderful contest!

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25 Ellinor Burke April 26, 2008 at 10:20 am

This is a picture of my darling grandchildren, with their mom, she is sailing a38 ft sailboat, while being the greatest Mom

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26 Kristinia April 26, 2008 at 10:56 am

We’ve entered our photo on Mr. Linky , as KristiniaLeAnna. This is such a wonderful contest! I love being a Mommy and I always love having a great Mom this Mother’s Day and I hope I can be just as great to my soon to be 3 children as my Mother was to me!

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27 Jen April 26, 2008 at 11:22 am

What a great photo contest and what special way to portray Mother’s Day as well!

I love that picture of your mom as well. Definitely a great memory to hold on to.

P.S. I gave you an award as well:
http://www.onemomsworld.com/what-life-is-all-about/

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28 HeatherJ April 26, 2008 at 12:55 pm

My photo is up

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29 Tessa April 26, 2008 at 1:01 pm

Ok so for who ever wins here is the site you should go through to spend that money: http://www.nonprofitshoppingmall.com. Through this site you first choose a charity group you would like to support then you “shop the mall” (tons of your favorite stores). A percent of your sale goes straight to nonprofit you chose. Such an easy way to give, cause all you have to do is SHOP!!!!

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30 Mildred PErez April 26, 2008 at 1:05 pm

I could really use this money.

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31 jane jakins April 26, 2008 at 3:09 pm

too cute

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32 Nodinsnest April 26, 2008 at 3:17 pm

Your photo is so sweet! count me in.

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33 misty April 26, 2008 at 3:31 pm
34 Tamara Cosby April 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I love this photo! Thanks for sharing and allowing us to enter such a fun contest!

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35 heather u April 26, 2008 at 4:26 pm

Great contest!! I have my pic up. I think most moms will relate to a picture of life with a brand new baby!

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36 Krisinda Smith April 26, 2008 at 6:39 pm

Enjoy the pic!!!

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37 Naomi April 26, 2008 at 7:13 pm

I found a pic of my grandmother… thanks for making me think of her and smile today!

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38 maria April 26, 2008 at 8:47 pm

Great contest. You guys are awsome!

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39 Julie April 26, 2008 at 9:02 pm

I used my picture for the centerpiece of my writing for today. This picture for me of my kids is a pause during the middle of the eye of a mental hurricane. It’s one I’ll never forget.

Thanks Janice, Susan and Egg Beaters!
http://thesurrenderedscribe.blogspot.com/2008/04/pausing-during-eye-of-mental-hurricane.html

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40 Faye April 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm

How fun! I am a proud Gramma of three incredible kids and am proud of it! :)

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41 Mama C-ta April 26, 2008 at 9:22 pm

Thanks! It’s cool seeing how differently everyone views motherhood. Great contest!

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42 Patty April 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm

I just posted mine. Thanks for a great contest once again.

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43 Lisa April 26, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Great contest! Just to clarify, I am submitting the photo of my daughter by herself…

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44 Smellyann April 27, 2008 at 12:39 am

This is awesome, thank you! I just submitted one of me and my mom when I was a kid.

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45 Sheri April 27, 2008 at 1:32 am

I am really excited about the contest! I entered one of my favorite pictures of my daughter. She has such a gentle spirit, and a genuine love of animals. It’s reflected in the picture I call “Sunshine”. I can’t wait to see all the pictures everyone enters! A BIG WAVE to Fashion Paramedic for posting about the contest on her blog! Thanks Fashion!

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46 Suzanne Bastien April 27, 2008 at 2:06 am

The photos are amazing so far! I can’t wait to see the finalists, I’m sure the photos will take my breath away!

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47 Danielle April 27, 2008 at 7:23 am

Great contest! I am really enjoying all of the amazing photos. I entered a pic on my blog late last night!

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48 Mel H April 27, 2008 at 8:23 am

Lovely content and its been fun looking at the other mom’s photos. Thanks!

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49 Toni April 27, 2008 at 8:59 am

What a fabulous contest. I am happy to be a part of it!

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50 Shelley April 27, 2008 at 10:26 am

I had never posted a picture of my daughter on my blog before because my hubby seems to have a problem with me doing that. But I could not pass this up. I love my picture and the $1000 possible prize makes it worthwhile. Hubby will just have to deal with it – ha!

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51 Irish Kat April 27, 2008 at 10:26 am

What a greta idea. I love seeing everyone’s pictures.

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52 carol April 27, 2008 at 11:34 am

Hello! I’d like to join in the contest….can I join? PLease let me know…please….the money will be a great help to us and will make a big differene for a homeless like me. Thank you!

http://homesteadblogger.com/caroleen

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53 Mia April 27, 2008 at 11:43 am

This is so much fun. Thank you for having the contest. Everyone’s pictures are wonderful!

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54 Barb April 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm

I am soooo excited about this giveaway….it is fabulous…
and I just love love love taking pictures…I couldn’t just decide on one picture…hope you have time to check mine out…

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55 Stacy April 27, 2008 at 12:25 pm

Thanks for this great contest! I am enjoying looking at all the great photos entered!

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56 Barbara April 27, 2008 at 1:13 pm

What a fun idea! Best of luck, mamas!!

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57 Elaine April 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm

What sweet pictures I have already seen! Thanks once again for the great contest.

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58 Cassie April 27, 2008 at 4:44 pm

What a great contest! I always get a little sappy this time of year, so it was a great excuse to post about it! Thanks!

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59 Melissa April 27, 2008 at 4:56 pm

I posted my picture, I have really enjoyed looking at everyone else’s.

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60 Michele April 27, 2008 at 4:57 pm

Thank you, this was a wonderful exercise to bring me back from a long, draining weekend with the kiddos!

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61 All That Naz April 27, 2008 at 5:34 pm

I followed all the rules and my picture is posted.

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62 Julie April 27, 2008 at 5:44 pm

I posted my picture and story. Thanks for such a wonderful contest!

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63 Lisa April 27, 2008 at 7:00 pm

Everyone has such awesome photos! I hope you like mine the best though! LOL

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64 sch3780 April 27, 2008 at 7:49 pm

my girls are my life. I gave them life and they continue giving me life.

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65 Adia April 27, 2008 at 9:03 pm

we just linked up. very cool contest, i’m excited!

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66 Annie April 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

Fun contest!

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67 Rebekah April 28, 2008 at 1:31 am

I emailed you my photo. I hope you got it! This is such a fun contest.

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68 Christina April 28, 2008 at 9:48 am

Wow…what a great contest! You can find my post here!

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69 Lisa April 28, 2008 at 11:59 am

This is a really great contest! I love seeing the different ways in which motherhood inspires us!

http://homesweethomealabama.blogspot.com/2008/04/mothers-day-giveaway.html

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70 Sarah Doyle April 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

5 minutes for mom would be something like a vacation for my daughter who has 2 1/2 year old quadruplets (2 boys/2 girls) AND an older son who is 3 1/2. What represents motherhood to me is to have little grandchildren to help with. We are trying to potty train the quads and my picture shows how we’re doing on that project.

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71 Sarah Doyle April 28, 2008 at 12:15 pm

I’m hoping this will put my “motherhood” picture online. Trying to potty train 4 toddlers at one time can be party time, potty time or hair pulling time.

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72 oh amanda April 28, 2008 at 12:41 pm

I love that picture of your mom! I’ve got an old one up, too!

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73 Jennifer Resemius April 28, 2008 at 12:59 pm

What a great contest. I think it’s a very beautiful way to honor the mother’s out there.

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74 Green & Clean Mom April 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm

Great contest!

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75 Sandy - Em's mommy April 28, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Just send y’all an email. I love looking at everyone’s entries… great contest!

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76 Burgh Baby April 28, 2008 at 2:11 pm

I linked to a post with a whole series of photos that sum up being a mother for me, but the second to last one sums it up best. I live for that smile and love that my job is to find ways to bring it out.

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77 Leah April 28, 2008 at 2:19 pm

Oh, I’m so excited about this. I’m really enjoying looking at everyone’s photos, and reading the stories that go with them!

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78 Kim aka Accidental Mommy April 28, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for the great contests!

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79 Wendy April 28, 2008 at 3:31 pm

I had such a hard time choosing one photo! I hope you think it’s as wonderful as I do!

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80 MageeBaby April 28, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Ok, the pregnancy hormones are really kicking in… I was bawling my eyes out writing my blog for this contest. It’s tough reflecting on what mommyhood means to me. :) Can’t wait for this little guy to arrive!!! Thanks for having this contest!!!!!!!!!

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81 Alicia April 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Hi

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82 Carrie Keiser April 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm

What a fun idea! How can I pick just one photo? Well, I’ll give it a try.

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83 jenny April 28, 2008 at 5:19 pm

What a great idea. I would love to see the entries.

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84 Katie April 28, 2008 at 5:35 pm

That was so much fun!!!

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85 Vonda April 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm

Thank you for this great fun contest. Very hard to chose one photo….so many memories.

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86 jenny April 28, 2008 at 5:56 pm

Sorry about the first entry. I realized that I didn’t give you the correct link :)

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87 Danielle April 28, 2008 at 6:02 pm

Thanks for the great contest.

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88 Money4Mom April 28, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Hey Moms … We had our fifth child back last year, and I was looking for flexible ways to make some extra money while she stayed home with kids. As we turned to the internet, and started researching different ideas, she continually ran into scam and spam at every turn. As I became more involved, we realized there were money making opportunities, they just need to be uncovered and understood. While much of this has been trial and error, we started to discover what was successful and what wasn’t. At this point, it was time to document some ideas and successes, and hopefully get some feedback and suggestion from other entrepreneurs. Of course, part of this blog in itself is not only to share ideas, but hopefully gather a viewer and referral base, to have more opportunities for everyone to be successful.

Cheers.

http://freedollars.wordpress.com/make-money-as-an-affiliate/

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89 Heather Orr April 28, 2008 at 8:47 pm

What a neat idea for a contest. I can’t wait to see everyone’s photos.

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90 AmyG April 28, 2008 at 11:14 pm

Any excuse to post pictures of my girls again! lol Thank you for a great contest!

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91 Sarah C April 28, 2008 at 11:30 pm

What a fun contest!

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92 Cindy Mabry April 28, 2008 at 11:36 pm

This is a great contest. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity! & Happy Mother’s Day to All!

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93 Good&Crazy April 29, 2008 at 12:30 am

Now THAT is one serious giveaway! I’ll add my photo to the mix…Whahoo.

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94 jenn April 29, 2008 at 1:13 am

What fun!! So glad to be getting in on this! :o)

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95 Valerie April 29, 2008 at 2:18 am

This is wonderful, I love all the fun pictures! Great Giveaway!

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96 Marci Martin April 29, 2008 at 5:33 am

A mother is the most beautiful woman in a child’s eyes.

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97 tiff April 29, 2008 at 6:24 am

I know I can’t enter the competition but I’ve added my photo anyway. I think this is a lovely competition

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98 christina April 29, 2008 at 9:35 am

sorry I didn’t put the right link on my Mr. linky # 174 and relinked on # 176 if that makes any sense. Great contest.

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99 Staci J. April 29, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Fun contest. I love the idea. What could be better than motherhood.

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100 Tori Shelton April 29, 2008 at 3:46 pm

what a sweet contest. can’t wait to see the photos from other momma’s perspectives.

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101 Holly Homemaker/Mommy Extrodinaire April 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm

YUmmy Fun!!! I love it!!! Thanks! -cb

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102 Desirae April 29, 2008 at 4:51 pm

Thanks for a great contest. I can’t wait to see all the pics. :)
Off to link you into my blog!

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103 ExtraordinaryMommy April 29, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Love the contest. I’m addicted to photographs. I can’t stop looking at the amazing pictures entered…as well as the beautiful ways so many mommys describe their feelings about motherhood.

Here’s my link:

http://extraordinarymommy.wordpress.com/2008/04/29/my-vision-of-motherhood/

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104 Kelly April 29, 2008 at 5:36 pm

That photo of your mom is awesome. How darling! Thanks so much for offering the contest. This is fun – I can’t wait to see the other photos too.

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105 We are THAT family April 29, 2008 at 8:10 pm

Thanks for this opportunity to share my favorite picture of my mom.

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106 Pottymomma April 29, 2008 at 10:15 pm

I’m so excited to enter my first 5 Minutes for Mom contest! I can’t wait to check out all of the wonderful pictures of motherhood.

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107 Tonya April 29, 2008 at 10:25 pm

Thank you for hosting this contest. You guys are the best!

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108 LifeatTheCircus April 29, 2008 at 11:41 pm

Thanks for hosting such a fun and exciting contest!

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109 Crunchy Domestic Goddess April 30, 2008 at 12:07 am

what a fabulous contest and giveaway. thank you both for hosting it. :)

love that picture of your mom, janice. she sure was adorable. :)

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110 Jeanne from Inspiring Ideas April 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

This was a fun way to stop and look at old pics! Thanks!

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111 Dana April 30, 2008 at 1:18 am

What a fun contest! I’ve already seen so many precious pictures! :)

Here’s
mine
mine (even though it’s already up on Mr. Linky) :)

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112 qweirdutah (Ruth Hackford-Peer) April 30, 2008 at 1:35 am

My photo isn’t actually precious at all. But it is a real live moment of motherhood – captured less than 10 minutes before his birth.

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113 Cocoa April 30, 2008 at 1:46 am

I’ve so enjoyed seeing all the wonderful photos that have been posted so far. I’m sure glad I’m not the one that has to narrow the choices down to 15! GOod luck to everyone!

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114 Dawn-Sweet Pea Cakes, etc. Blog April 30, 2008 at 3:19 am

Thanks for the great contest. I put up a funny picture that leads into the serious picture with a bit of a story there! I have the post up mentioning the contests too!!
http://sweetpeacakesetc.blogspot.com/2008/04/what-motherhood-means-to-me.html

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115 Leslie- LaMamaNaturale' April 30, 2008 at 4:19 am

what a great pic, Janice!! Way cute! I’m linked up and have posted a pic…great giveaway!

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116 Kindra April 30, 2008 at 7:45 am

THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL GIVEAWAY! IT WAS SO MUCH FUN FINDING THE PERFECT PICTURE! I KNEW EXACTLY WHICH ONE TO ENTER. I LOVE MY BOYS AND BEING A MOTHER!!

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117 Cascia April 30, 2008 at 9:29 am

I know this is late but please take a look at my photos. They are not the greatest but it is just very important to me if you at least take a look at them. Thanks! And thank you for having such a wonderful contest.

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118 Killlashandra April 30, 2008 at 10:33 am

Good topic. I enjoyed thinking about what motherhood means, especially when it’s so easy to get distracted by it. ;)

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119 Colleen April 30, 2008 at 11:14 am

What a fantastic idea for Mother’s Day!

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120 Kristen M. April 30, 2008 at 12:00 pm

I’m trying to put the banner on my website (Wordpress) and it is not working. I don’t think I’m doing anything wrong because I’ve done this often and never had a problem. Any suggestions?

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121 Jaime April 30, 2008 at 2:00 pm

This is a wonderful idea! And your website is fantastic! Good job!:)

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122 Lauren April 30, 2008 at 2:37 pm

What a great way to honor motherhood.

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123 In the Trenches of Mommyhood April 30, 2008 at 2:44 pm

I’ve entered!

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124 garcias2chile April 30, 2008 at 4:32 pm

As an adoptive mom to three beautiful children through transracial adoption … and waiting for our two baby boys from Haiti … I love to celebrate the joys of motherhood. Thank you for giving us a way and reason to do so!

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125 Jody April 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

I’m looking forward to viewing everyone’s unique perspective on motherhood! What a great contest!

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126 Sherry Walker April 30, 2008 at 4:52 pm

This is an awesome idea! Mothers everywhere celebrate a much deserved day with their families and one lucky Mom will win this contest.

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127 Sherry Walker April 30, 2008 at 5:00 pm

I’m such a ding bat sometimes, I left the (dot) out between my name and blogspot, see above comment. (sorry)

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128 Erin April 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm

I’ve entered!

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129 Kelley Carter April 30, 2008 at 5:23 pm

This is such a wonderful thought.

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130 silentbliss April 30, 2008 at 7:03 pm

It will be so interesting to see the pictures; wish we could see them all.
Good Luck everyone and Happy Mothers Day!

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131 Kate April 30, 2008 at 7:39 pm

Sure, I’ll play. Thanks!

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132 Sarah April 30, 2008 at 8:01 pm

What a great idea. I just put my picture up.

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133 Molly's Mom April 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

Even though I’ve never done anything like this before, you’ve inspired me!

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134 Jaunae Bacon April 30, 2008 at 8:38 pm

Love this site and the contest is so great!

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135 Leslie- LaMamaNaturale' April 30, 2008 at 8:43 pm

Great giveaway- I’m having trouble linking up- but posted about it!:) I’ll figure it out! Thanks for all the great giveaways!!

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136 Alexis April 30, 2008 at 10:09 pm

This is my first Mother’s Day as a mother. It is the most exhausting job I’ve ever had and the most wonderful.

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137 Forgetfulone April 30, 2008 at 11:08 pm

I finally chose a photo to post. Please count me in on the contest.
http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2008/04/mothers-day-photo-contest.html

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138 Forgetfulone April 30, 2008 at 11:09 pm

I finally chose a photo! Please include me in this fabulous contest. I’ve posted about the contest and put your button at the top of my sidebar.

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139 Stacey April 30, 2008 at 11:11 pm

Thanks so much for hosting such a wonderful contest. It brought back so many wonderful memories for me! Happy Mother’s Day to all of you!

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140 Ursula April 30, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Motherhood is how I found my strength and my purpose. I hope everyone else finds something equally as magical in their Mama moments.

Happy Mother’s Day to everyone!

OH-and my first post was the wrong link…it’s the 2nd that is the photo submission.

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141 Heather (A Mama's Blog) May 1, 2008 at 12:03 am

Thanks for the contest- what a great reminder on how many aspects there are to motherhood.

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142 Diana (Holes In My Shiny Veneer) May 1, 2008 at 12:06 am

Thanks for the contest– it was so hard to choose just one that epitomizes my life as a mom, so I went with the “Chore Slacker” route!

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143 Lori May 1, 2008 at 12:17 am

Ok, I posted once and realized my URL didn’t include the post. So, I posted again. Can you delete me from #207? Thanks for this wonderful contest!

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144 Kristen May 1, 2008 at 2:07 am

I love this site and I love contests! Thanks

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145 Mamarazzi May 1, 2008 at 4:35 am

i big red puffy heart my 5 minutes for mom…and contests and give aways…this is all pure bloggy goodness!

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146 Kellie Gray May 1, 2008 at 5:17 am

What an awesome contest! Can’t wait to see all the finalists!!!!!!

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147 Linda at 2nd Cup May 1, 2008 at 7:51 am

This is a wonderful, wonderful idea! Thank you for the opportunity. My photo is of my 4 year-old mom circa 1930–so sweet and fun!

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148 The Dairy Wife May 1, 2008 at 7:52 am

Great Contest. My entry is up on my site … my three year daughter and my three year old grandaughter! Life can’t get any better than this!

It’s all about Love!

Tanya

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149 Happy Mama May 1, 2008 at 9:00 am

There is a problem with your button code/ I have put into my blogger account four times and it will not allow me to have a picture it is just the word mother in quotations as a link and it does it both on the sidebar and in a blog post. I know how to do copy and paste codes so I know I am not messing something up! Please help. I would really like to enter these contests! Thanks so much in advance!

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150 Kari May 1, 2008 at 9:38 am

Yay!!! Soooo excited what a fantastic idea for a giveaway!!! :D Thanks girls!

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151 chrissy May 1, 2008 at 10:28 am

Thank you for a great contest!

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152 Peculiar May 1, 2008 at 10:54 am

This is a precious contest. I would love to win the $1000.00 GC from American Express. Believe me, the possibility of me using it to go and see my mother (lives in a different city) and use it on her and the kids is great!! I visit her as often as possible. Thank you for the opportunity or chance to win. Go to my blog and read about her story related to the picture I posted. It’s precious!

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153 Wendy May 1, 2008 at 11:46 am

I’m in! Hopefully not too late. Took me awhile to settle on this photo, but oh… it was so worth entering just so I could revisit my photoalbums again!

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154 Barbara H. May 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm

What a great contest! Thanks for the opportunity!

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155 Heather May 1, 2008 at 1:29 pm

Thanks for offering this great contest. I’m submitting my entry again with the link to my actual post. I wasn’t thinking last time and only submitted the link to my site and the picture has since been pushed to page two!

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156 Amy Cottrell May 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm

I’m entered! Gave the contest a nice plug on GeekParenting.com, as well. Good luck to everyone — what a fun idea. :)

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157 The Downtown Boutique May 1, 2008 at 2:05 pm

I had taken this photo while we were camping at the lake. I had learned some new tricks about photography, and decided to try them out. I LOVE how the photos turned out, and I have even framed this one and another one, and hung them in our living room!
Thanks for the opportunity to win the $1000.

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158 Noreen May 1, 2008 at 2:34 pm

I almost for got to post my picture

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159 Amy C. May 1, 2008 at 2:46 pm

I love this contest! SOOO FUN!

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160 Shoshana May 1, 2008 at 2:47 pm

This sounds like a great contest… and motherhood, there’s so many things to like about it.

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161 Diana (Holes In My Shiny Veneer) May 1, 2008 at 3:01 pm

Just checked back and realized I somehow posted under both 246 and 247! It’s the same thing, so please delete one!

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162 jollyholly May 1, 2008 at 3:02 pm

Nice to meet you. I really enjoyed taking a peak at the many pictures linked here, and now I’ve submitted one of my own. Thanks for the opportunity.

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163 Rose May 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm

If your name is not on the list, are you not included in the contest? I sent an email photo.

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164 karla ~ looking towards heaven May 1, 2008 at 3:59 pm

thank y’all for hosting another great contest!

xo ~K

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165 Tina May 1, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Thanks for the contest! I had a hard time and wasn’t able to get the code to work so I had to just link back to this page. I hope that’s ok.

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166 kelleythejewelrylady May 1, 2008 at 5:19 pm

All linked up and no where to go….

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167 Erika Cass May 1, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Thank you so much for this contest! The end of April/beginning of May is a hard time for me now and this actually helped put it in better perspective. Happy Mother’s Day! :o)

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168 Kelly Who-Me May 1, 2008 at 5:53 pm

I never win anything and din’t even plan on entering but I had so much fun finding a picture that I just had to enter. Thanks for the fun!

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169 Kareen Thornock May 1, 2008 at 5:57 pm

Hey, this is a fabulous idea :) LOVE it! I love your web site too. Thanks for all the fun and enriching ideas!

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170 Alana May 1, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Great contest! Thank you.

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171 JP's MOM May 1, 2008 at 7:40 pm

What a sweet contest. I knew exactly what photo to pick!

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172 Carolyn May 1, 2008 at 7:45 pm

I enjoyed looking at all these photos of mothers and what they mean to each of them! It really “tugs on the heart strings”! Lovely contest! Thank you.

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173 Away2me May 1, 2008 at 7:53 pm

Motherhood is so special. I’m so glad I get to share a photo that expresses something so personal to me.

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174 Kirsten May 1, 2008 at 8:05 pm

What a great contest! It’s made me want to do a blog with all the pics I think represent motherhood. There are sooooo many beautiful pictures that have been entered, I wish everyone the best of luck.

Kirsten

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175 Tammy/Photography for Fun May 1, 2008 at 8:21 pm

I’m entered! Thanks!

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176 Teri Butcher May 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm

Thank you so much for this contest! I loved looking at some of the pictures!

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177 Sarah May 1, 2008 at 8:37 pm

What a great contest! These pictures speak volumes. Thanks for the opportunity!

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178 MomofTwinz May 1, 2008 at 8:39 pm

Wow! Thank you for this giveaway…it forced me to write down all of the great things I sometimes do not find the time to say or think about!! Plus, I took a trip down memory lane searching for pictures!!

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179 Katie May 1, 2008 at 8:44 pm

I’ve had my picture up as my profile picture for a while. It’s my 20 m.o. greeting his new little sister after the 3 of us took a nap. Motherhood to me.. is those sweet moments.

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180 Johanna Kidd May 1, 2008 at 9:25 pm

What fun it is to look through these pictures! Thank you for such a great contest! Happy Mommy’s Day!!

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181 Cathy May 1, 2008 at 9:40 pm

OK there is nothing like a last minute entry!! First of all I couldn’t even get “five minutes” to read about the contest!! (Thank you dear children!!)
Second of all…my children are crying while I write this comment…gotta go…Thanks for the great website!! I look forward to exploring!!

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182 Laura Cockrell May 1, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Wow! I hope I made it in time… There are so many beautiful pictures, I have been enchanted with looking at all of them! Have a terrific Mother’s Day!

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183 Laura Cockrell May 1, 2008 at 10:00 pm

My first comment didn’t post my address. Oops. Again, beautiful pictures!
See Above!

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184 Tara May 1, 2008 at 10:12 pm

Thanks for a great contest!! I think it will be so fun to see the winning entries.

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185 Amy Wyatt May 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm

Sorry I added the wrong link the first time. I just got so excited I was working to quickly and forgot to copy my post link and pasted in the last thing copied :)
Thanks for the great contest and a special way to honor our Moms this Mother’s Day.

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186 Lyric May 1, 2008 at 10:30 pm

Wonderful idea…I enjoy looking at all the pictures – motherhood is a many splendored thing!

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187 Darcie May 1, 2008 at 11:04 pm

Yeah a photo contest! I love it.

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188 claudia May 1, 2008 at 11:26 pm

Thanks for the chance to share a favorite photo of my mom and myself!

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189 Amanda Daybyday May 1, 2008 at 11:43 pm

Great contest! I’m looking forward to checking out more pictures.

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190 Brittany May 1, 2008 at 11:57 pm

These photos are amazing! What a great group of Moms!!

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191 Leslie May 2, 2008 at 12:08 am

Thanks for this photo contest…It’s been a great way for me to think about my feelings about being a mom. Thanks to 5MinutesforMom and Egg Beaters!

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192 Natalie May 2, 2008 at 12:24 am

Love to play.

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193 Kate May 2, 2008 at 1:05 am

All these pictures are amazing!

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194 Sandy May 2, 2008 at 1:41 am

this is very inspirational! thanks :O)

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195 life with the wisners May 2, 2008 at 1:51 am

these have been so fun to look through

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196 carrie-the gremlin wrangler May 2, 2008 at 2:26 am

wow, so many entries! I can’t wait to look through some of them!

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197 Alyson May 2, 2008 at 2:33 am

Thank you for the chance to express these precious feelings and memories.

Y’all are the best…Happy Mommies Day to you!!

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198 Cathy (Leigha and the Triplets) May 2, 2008 at 2:53 am

Thank you so much, I love looking back on memories.

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199 ciara May 2, 2008 at 2:53 am

I’ve entered a photo that I took of my youngest daughter’s song that she wrote for me. This is a pretty cool contest.

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200 HeadGaggler May 2, 2008 at 8:26 am

This is a great contest. I love that photo you posted, timeless!

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201 Anne May 2, 2008 at 8:33 am

I entered this photo, not because it is professional quality, or because it has perfect composition, but becasue it captues the moment when my son was first handed to me. The guy behind the camera, of course, was the doting daddy. The haiku that accompanies it was written on the pseudo-anniversary (Easter Eve, so the date is not exact) of going into labor.

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202 jodie May 2, 2008 at 8:55 am

what a great idea for a contest! and what a great way to start celebrating motherhood!

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203 Teresa May 2, 2008 at 9:21 am

I love this idea!! Happy Mother’s Day!

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204 bee May 2, 2008 at 9:35 am

Whew, barely got mine in on time! I can’t wait to peruse all the entries!

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205 jen May 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

I love being a mother. It is worth every minute. I would never go back to being a woman without children.

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206 Kristen Cheney May 2, 2008 at 9:40 am

this is so fun and i have enjoyed looking at everyone’s photos!

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207 Kristin May 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

What a fun contest! And another good excuse to take pictures of my babies!

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208 Tonya May 2, 2008 at 9:49 am

I have been trying to get the mother’s day button on my blog and for some reason it isn’t working. It shows up like a link that says mother’s but when I click on the link it doesn’t work. Am I doing something wrong?

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209 Heather May 2, 2008 at 9:54 am

Great contest. :) I love looking at the other pics!

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210 Nicole May 2, 2008 at 10:09 am

Thanks for helping me relive a beautiful moment.

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211 Shaina Pearce May 2, 2008 at 10:10 am

Awesome contest – too hard to choose 1 picture. :-)

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212 Kelly - The Craziness We Call Life May 2, 2008 at 10:17 am

Please remove entry # 366. I put up an invalid link accidentally. I re-entered at # 369.

Love this idea!

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213 Kelly - The Craziness We Call Life May 2, 2008 at 10:21 am

Ok. Please remove #s 366 and 369. It keeps putting invalid links up and I swear I did it right the second time! That’s what I get for having a three year kicking at me! I am not at # 370 and I think it is finally right!!

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214 Dawn May 2, 2008 at 10:36 am

totally psyched about this!

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215 autumn dahlia May 2, 2008 at 10:43 am

It has been so fun looking through everyone’s shots. Happy Mother’s Day!

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216 autumn dahlia May 2, 2008 at 10:44 am

Whoops…. wrong link first ;)

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217 Erin May 2, 2008 at 11:32 am

Thanks so much for allowing me to tell this story. It is precious and heartbreaking. If I win, the gift card will go to their adoption case.

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218 georgia May 2, 2008 at 11:54 am

love egg beaters as well, only thing i use….

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219 Nancy- HeartMommy May 2, 2008 at 12:16 pm

My son is adopted and my new name was given to my by his borthmother. She named me the HeartMommmy and herself the TummyMommy.

This photo is from a day of hiking with my son. He is five yrs old and was so sweet to pick me a flower and tell me how much he loves me.

My company is HeartMommy.com and we are in development. Please visit and look at our jewelry designs, comforting clothing for Mom and Baby.

We are all a HeartMommy when we share our love.

Nancy

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220 Kim May 2, 2008 at 12:32 pm

I just found out about the contest and quickly posted an entry. Now I’m taking time to go through and look at all the entries. How precious!!!!! This is just blessin’ my socks off. Thank you for hosting such a cool event.

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221 Rachel May 2, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Great Contest!! Can’t wait to see the finalists.

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222 Tyler May 2, 2008 at 2:47 pm

Linked, posted, and sidebar up. Enter me, please! :)

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223 Amy May 2, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Just added my photo. Love this contest. It’s been fun to see everyone’s entry!

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224 Sharla May 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Okay, my photo is there! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity and for helping me remember how blessed I am!

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225 Rachel May 2, 2008 at 5:45 pm

Cool contest! Thanks for the great chance to win an awesome prize!

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226 claudia May 2, 2008 at 6:13 pm

I forgot to add the link to my blog, sorry. Please come a see me and my mom in ’68.

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227 Rachel May 2, 2008 at 6:18 pm

You’re killin’ me! :) I’ve been refreshing the page all day waiting for the finalists! I can’t WAIT! I’m so excited! :)

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228 Kristen May 2, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Everyone’s pictures are so beautiful!
I’m excited to see the results!

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229 Jules May 2, 2008 at 8:00 pm

My post is up…..finally.

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230 Eva May 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

for fun

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231 Andrea May 2, 2008 at 8:39 pm

I didn’t see a time listed here so I hope it’s not too late!

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232 Kelley May 2, 2008 at 9:04 pm

please don’t let me be too late!!

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233 # 398 Rae-Lynn May 2, 2008 at 9:17 pm

Great contest!

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234 Lisa Sutton May 3, 2008 at 12:53 am

Wahoooo! I love contests!

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235 Elizabeth Handler May 3, 2008 at 12:04 pm

This is the picture that I have fallen in love with..it shows the bond that she and I share already, her in her favorite places to nap and the adoration I feel for her.

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236 Angie May 3, 2008 at 2:30 pm

I love this contest! It has been so fun to check out everyone’s pictures!

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237 Kyle May 3, 2008 at 5:24 pm

Please enter me…I want to win~

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238 laura t May 4, 2008 at 10:47 am

so many great entries!

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239 Natalie May 4, 2008 at 10:53 pm

where are you posting the finalist so that we may vote.

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240 Christina C May 5, 2008 at 2:49 pm

I am a photographer and would LOVE this prize!

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241 Gala May 5, 2008 at 11:48 pm

I would LOVE this prize. You can’t even begin to imagine what this would do for my family right now. Mother’s Day is going to be a day of celebration and sorrow all in one. My grandmother will most likely not live threw the week. I am meet with a surgeon on Wed. and I can only hope and pray that we can/do rule out breast cancer. This 33 yr old mommy is not ready to face this trial. My world has been rocked to its core in the last few hours.

So…when I came across this I couldn’t help but think…what a blessing in our life when things are such a trial.

:) Love in Him.

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242 Brittany May 6, 2008 at 2:51 pm

What a wonderful Idea! Not only is this fun to try and win, but inspiring to look at everyone else’s photos!

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243 Shannon May 6, 2008 at 8:22 pm

Love this site :}

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244 Brandi Magill May 7, 2008 at 12:47 pm

I can’t believe all of the beautiful photos I’ve seen thus far. How in the world are you going to find only one winner?

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245 Kali May 7, 2008 at 2:32 pm

What a wonderful prize!! So many amazing photos!!

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246 Kaci May 7, 2008 at 2:36 pm

Here is the link to my blog to see my photos.

http://luvnlittlehands.blogspot.com/

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247 Julia May 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm

Thanks for the contest! :-) Obviously, I hope I can win, but it was fun entering even if I don’t!

God bless!

Julia

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248 Janel May 8, 2008 at 7:58 am

Oh, I just found this photo for another flashback carnival and remembered this contest. It is my absolute favorite photo with my mom. I am excited to enter it! Great contest.

We love eggbeaters around here!

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249 Jenny May 8, 2008 at 8:23 pm

What a great idea :-)
I love the photos.

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250 Shelle-Plush Moments May 8, 2008 at 8:30 pm

This photo is for my Mom…we are all best friends, my mom and my two sisters and I…My sister in law who it blonde and on the right side of her is shot in the this photo with us performing “Santa Baby” at our annual Christmas Talent Show.

My mom is the very reason us girl dance and have the confidence we have…she gave that to us…and I adore this photo!

Love egg beaters!!!

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251 Nina May 9, 2008 at 8:36 am

oops! I think I must have missed the deadline to enter my photo. Either way, what a great opportunity it gave me to reflect on my second Mother’s Day.

*off to vote!*

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252 Julie Coleman May 9, 2008 at 1:47 pm

Hope it’s not too late.

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253 kelli cruce May 9, 2008 at 8:22 pm

this is fun!!!!

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254 logan May 11, 2008 at 7:56 pm

this mothers day will be the best if you pick me

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