Win One of Ten SanDisk USB Flash Drives in our Motherhood Moments Contest

Mother's Day 2008 - Giveaway Event

Fashion and function for photos on the go…

review-sandisk-gator.jpgThe SanDisk Cruzer® Gator USB Flash Drive is an alligator-skin design flash drive that lets you take your data wherever you go. At grandma’s, at work, or wherever you want to show off your kids, you can have your favorite photos conveniently stored on this funky little flash drive.

So pack up your memories – favorite photos, videos, scanned-in
drawings, etc – in one of these stylish “suitcases” and take them with you or send them to out of town family as a gift. (I also like to know that I have my favorite photos safe in another location. The SanDisk Cruzer® Gator USB Flash Drive is a great solution. Your family has a convenient way to store photos and videos of yours and you know your most precious memories are safe in an alternative location.)

The Cruzer® Gators are available in 2GB, 4GB and 8GB, (the 8GB is available only in the US,) and come in black, pink and red. The 2GB retails for $24.99, the 4GB for $39.99 and the 8GB for $79.99.

This Mother’s Day, we have ten Cruzer® Gators to give away.
The winners will have their choice of either black or red in the 4GB size or pink in the 2GB size.

Let’s Add Some Motherhood Carnival Fun to this Giveaway!

If you are a blogger, post one of your favorite motherhood moments – it could be a funny story, an essay, a photo or whatever else captures your memory best – on your blog 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, and link back here. Some of your readers may want to get into the carnival fun too!)

If you are not a blogger – you can still play!!!
You can leave your favorite motherhood moment as a comment or email it with the subject line Motherhood Contest, to 5minutesformom @ gmail dot com. (Please add your entry into the copy of the email so that we do not have to open attachments.)

We will choose our top ten favorite entries.

The entry deadline is May 9th at 9:00pm EST. We will announce the winners on Mother’s Day, May 11th.

There isn’t much time left – so hurry and get posting!

Both Americans and Canadians are welcome to join this contest.

P.S. Have you checked out our other contests in our Mother’s Day 2008 Giveaway?


  1. says

    Holy Heavens! I don’t think I’ve EVER been 1st in posting my link on such an awesome giveaway! I am so absolutely excited about it – I don’t know if my entry is exactly what you were looking for, but I think the letter to my daughter tells SO much about how I love being a mother. There is unfortunately not just one moment that captures the wonderfulness of being a Mommy. Though when my daughter was born it was quite amazing… There are too many more moments that are ALL so important to me in being a Mom… And I hope for many more to come.

    Thank you SO much for such an awesome contest, and thanks for letting me participate. Much love to you all, take care and God Bless!

  2. Anita says

    My favorite motherhood moment was 3 months ago, when I got to hold my son in my arms for the first time, after giving birth.

  3. linda says

    Obviously the favorite and most memorable moment would be when you see the baby for the first time.

  4. Kielah Perry says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when I went all my brothers and sisters made my mom a big lunch.SHE LOVED IT

  5. says

    I’d love to win a flash drive!

    As far as motherhood goes, holding them for the very first time is my favorite moment. Each year on their birthdays I wake them up by telling them about the day they were born and how I felt holding them and looking into their little faces. I lay in bed with them during this time and hold them before they get up for the day. And we pray together. :O) I’ll be out of town so I’m not entering for the Mother’s one, but still wanted to share. :O)

  6. Jenny says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when my son took his very first steps! I was so proud and happy! A truly wonderful moment! :-) Thanks!

  7. says

    you’ve changed me.
    you’ve made me look on the good side. i was looking the other way and not seeing all the good.
    I’ve had a blog for awhile but mostly whining and now…I’m on the good side of the fence.
    Count me in the contest! In addition to being a mom and other things, I am a . Flashdrives drive me wild….

  8. Nancy Morrell says

    If aunthood counts I remember laying on my back with my newly born niece on my stomach and thinking the view was so funny that I started laughing uncontrollably.
    My niece started laughing also for the first time and my sister still accuses me of giving her my laugh – we do sound the same.

  9. Bailey's Leaf says

    My favorite motherhood moment would probably be my first motherhood moment. We had been anxiously awaiting the arrival of our child. Our co-workers were all on standby and our work schedules were permitted to be cleared at a moments notice. I had a discussion with God that weekend. I told Him that I knew that I was being selfish, but if our child had been born that weekend or Monday at the latest, we would have our bundle o’ joy home for Christmas. Then it happened. I got to work with a co-worker out of breath and nearly having a heart attack because we got a call. I called our social worker and she was here. A little girl! We could get her the next day. I had to leave. It was December 22, and in the midst of the holiday retail, but I announced that I just had a baby as I was dashing out the door. I wanted to tell my husband in person and almost drove straight into the side of a car. I grabbed him up from work, went home and dealt with a flurry of phone calls. They okay’d her release and we got her that day! A beautiful present for Christmas!

    You know what? The following year on her first birthday, she was officially adopted.

  10. Janice J says

    My favorite motherhood moment was last summer, when all of our kids and grandkids were here to help us celebrate our 40th anniversary. It was very special to have them all together.

  11. Elena says

    Tandem nursing my twins. Unbelievable. Boy was that first year tough! Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

  12. Louise Brouillette says

    We couldn’t have kids, so our best motherhood moment was when we adopted our sons.

  13. Tonya Froemel says

    There are so many awesome moments being a mom, if I have to pick just one it would be this: my favorite motherhood moment is when your baby first calls you mamma. It just melts your heart. I felt the same rush of pride each time my three daughters reached this milestone.

  14. Nora Scott-Platt says

    My best motherhood moment was not only when they were born but when I did it all over again when the youngest was 23yrs old

  15. Faith says

    My favorite motherhood moment is when I see my 2 year old trying to play with her little sister who’s 3 months old. Or trying to cuddle her, hug her, kiss her, be just like a mommy to her. It’s so precious to see.

  16. Sarah VM says

    My favorite motherhood moment had to be the first time my 9yr old son saw his baby sister. The look on his face was priceless, he was and still is so proud to be a big brother!

    Thank you!!

  17. Linda Moeller says

    Is it a motherhood moment when your child asks a neighbor to pick up an orange dinosauer for him if she saw one at the store. And she did????

  18. Madam Pince says

    My daughter and I lived with my parents during her toddler years, and she grew accustomed to hearing them refer to me by my first name. When I picked her up from nursery school one day, she grinned widely, jumped up and down, and shouted, “JANE!!!”

    I wanted to vanish through the floor … but the teachers were so reassuring … “it’s just a phase.” And it was … but I still remember it to this day.

  19. Caroline Morin says

    I’m not a mother in the conventional sense, but consider myself one to my two kittens. One was the runt of the litter and we’ve been fighting hard to help her grow into adulthood, despite being told she might not make it.

    My favourite moment is when I saw her big eyes for the first time, when she had energy after being sick for so long.

  20. says

    I had to become a mother to understand the advice: “enjoy every moment, time will fly”. Time has never gone by so fast and motherhood has been one big magical moment. I’ve posted my favorite moment for this week.

  21. Michelle says

    One of my favorite motherhood moments was when I was holding my 10 month old son and saying, “This is what I prayed for!! (to have kids)” His very next action was to hit me on the head with the phone he was playing with. How ironic!

  22. Corrie says

    I havent offically met my baby yet, (adoption) but i cant wait. I would still like to enter this contest – thanks

  23. Ariane says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when the first time I felt my baby kick from inside my tummy! It was an experience I could not forget in my whole life.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!

  24. Deanne S. says

    It has to be the first time I looked into my sons eyes after he was born. I remember crying and saying “I love you….I’ve been waiting so long to meet you little guy.” Then my husband said to me “You’ve never looked more beautiful than you do now”. I’ll never forget that moment.

  25. Rachel says

    One of my favorite motherhood moments happened a few weeks ago when my eight-month old daughter was teething. I was rocking her to sleep when she looked up at me and put her tiny hand on my cheek and held it there. I cried, of course…

  26. Michelle Rosborough says

    Finding out my son threw my tampons in the toilet so he could watch them expand

  27. Marsha M. says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when my twin daughters informed me that all their friends wanted to live with us because I was the “coolest mom”. I hugged them & told them I was lucky ’cause I had the “Coolest kids”.

  28. grubmama says

    When your son is screaming in pain and he looks at you to take away his boo-boo. All I can do is hold him and pray that I could take away his pain.

  29. jennefer sweitzer says

    my favorite mommy moment would be when i heard my daughters playing and i heard my oldest tell her sister when i grow up i want to be a famous singer, my youngest said , i want to be a just like mommy.

  30. Diane S says

    My mother moment was holding our child for the first time, after being told 11+ years before that we would never have children.

  31. Sharon Jones says

    My favorite mother hood moment…OK..I had almost 16 years ago and one 13 years ago…the birth of both my fabulous kids…I couldn’t pick just one…thanks

  32. Sandy - Em's mommy says

    I have so many favorite moments from motherhood, but here is a recent one that brought tears to my eyes… I emailed it to you. Thanks for this great contest! 😉

  33. Barbara Fox says

    The best motherhood moment I’ve had is when my grown daughter told me I was her best friend.

  34. Nicole S. says

    I’ve been wanting to buy one of these to store my pictures on…you never can trust a computer!!

  35. Ashley says

    I’m not sure I can pick a favorite so I will pick one of my first motherhood moments. The day we found out we would be having twins! When the nurse told us we were having twins so many emotions went through me. Emotions that I still feel today when I think back on that moment. Shock, Scared, but so overwhelmingly happy. Full of JOY! I couldn’t even begin to imagine what the next year would be like but the joy of having these two boys in my life has surpassed every expectation.

  36. Holly says

    Reading with my children…there is nothing more special than being cuddled up together reading a good story!

  37. Jacqueline Carpenter says

    My favorite motherhood moment was watching my children grow up to be wonderful adults and they are happy.I have MS and neither one of them have it.Thank God.Happy Mothers’Day to all you wonderful Mothers.

  38. Erika says

    My favorite moment as a mother was taking my 3 month old daughter to spend the day with my great-grandmother, grandmother, mother, and myself — 5 generations of women — on Mother’s Day last year. My great-grandmother is very sick, so it was so moving and special for me to be able to have her and my daughter meet. It was only for a brief moment in time, but it will be forever ingrained in my memory.

  39. Joseph B says

    Wow, I was just saying to myself I need to get one of these to backup stuff on my laptop. This would be awesome to win the black one! Great Blog website, keep up the great work.

  40. charline s says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when my oldest son called and told me he was gonna be a daddy.

  41. anne s. says

    it would have to be when i used that sing song la la baby voice, only to look up and realize that i was actually talking to adults-not my children! it was pretty funny!

  42. Angela says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when I realized how much, in small ways, my little boy was like me. He is 9 months old. I walked in his room to check on his one night and found him kicking his legs up and down while he was asleep to make the crib mattress bounce. That is one of the stories my mom has told me for years…how I used to do the same thing. And then a week after that, on a long road trip my son was asleep in his carseat. He suddenly started talking…”da da da da da” and he was still sound asleep. I am also one who talks regularly in my sleep. It was sweet to realize how much he really is like his Mama (especially since he is a mini-me in looks of his Daddy).

  43. danette says

    There are so many memorable moments as a mother. A sweet one for me is when I drop my youngest off to preschool she makes sure I give her a kiss,an eskimo kiss, butterfly kisses and cheek kisses. :)

    Hugs, Danette

  44. Kristi P says

    My favorite motherhood moment is when my son was a little over a year old and you really had to be there to understand how funny this was but he would laugh in a way that was hilarious. He held his body and head perfectly still so the only thing moving (laughing) was his mouth and once he started laughing he couldn’t stop. Then when we would laugh with him that would make him laugh even harder. I wish I had a video to show you all, he is 20 now but to this day when I think of that laugh it cracks me up. Kristi

  45. M.A. says

    Favorite moment? One is not enough!
    All moments
    (sad and mad and joyful and filled with laughter and…)
    were and are favorites.
    I am blessed.

  46. Marsha says

    One of my favorite Motherhood Moments happened just recently. My daughter is a high school senior and will be going off to college soon. We recently found out that she has received a full academic scholarship. I’m so proud of her and all she’s acccomplished! Now comes the hard part of having her move away from home.

  47. Donna says

    There are so many incredible moments of motherhood. When I saw my daughter walk down the isle, so happy and beautiful, it was one that definitely goes on the list.

  48. Amy W. says

    My favorite motherhood moment changes every day – it’s amazing to watch the physical, verbal and emotional development of a child that I brought into the world!

  49. Karrie says

    My favorite motherhood moment was watching my kids learn to do things on their own the proudness on their faces

  50. Renee says

    I love getting my boys ready for the first day of school each year and having them hold up their fingers to show which grade they are in.

  51. dh says

    I don’t have a favorite moment, mine are always changing and new ones happening.

    My favorite moment is usually the one where I’ve realized my children have matured and are becoming more responsible for themselves and taking charge of their lives.

  52. Krispy_Kremer says

    I’m not a blogger, but I want to share my favorite moment as a mom – I only have one, he’s now 2. I had a rough first year – dealing with the baby blues for a long, long time. I am fully “back” and can say that I truly love being a mom – especially the tender moments with my now talkative little man. He said to me the other day, I lah you (I love you) and that’s the best, and I know he means it :-)

  53. says

    My favorite motherhood moment is coming up. I just know it. I’ll be watching my oldest walk across the stage for high school graduation while holding my youngest, now 5 on my lap, and I’ll have these huge tears streaming down my face as I watch him and think to myself, “Wow! I helped shape THAT!” Then I’ll look at my 3 younger children, realize how little time I have left with #2 who graduates in 3 years, and I know I’ll be more determined than ever before to make the most of the time left with the younger 2 (5 and 10).
    Currently, however, my favorite moments are watching my kids when they don’t know I’m watching them. The swelling up with love is what gets me every time. Only a mom……

  54. Sierra Rendon says

    When I pick up my son from daycare and he hugs me tight and pats me on the back and says, “My mama.” :)

  55. says

    I so need this! I have pictures coming out of my ears that I need to show off to people wherever I go…LOL! Hope I did everything correct on here! Thx! :o)

  56. Debbie Criss says

    My memories of being a mother has been full. I’ve been lucky to always be home most of the time. Between my husband and me we have 10 kids. With 3 still at home. 4 of which is my husbands step-kids from a previous marriage. They still call him dad and me mom. His 2 sons call me mom. It makes me feel good that I can be a mom to my 4 sons and to all my other kids. The moments of them loving me as their mom makes me feel like # one Mom.
    Please enter me, thank you

  57. Tammy Kennedy says

    I love my children and grandchildren.
    ages 33, 27, 16, 12 are the ages of kids.
    Grandkids 12, 07 and a new grandson due Sept 7 I’m the oldest of seven children(my baby sister is only 2 years older then my oldest)
    I live 1200 miles from all my family except my 16 and 12 year old. Every moment is a wonderful mommy moment from their birth to their perfect grades ceremony to their having their own childrn. I need to win these so can store all my pictures of family when I go to visit them.
    Thank you for such a awesome prize.

  58. CINDY says


  59. Kathy Conley says

    My favorite motherhood moment is the simple hugs and kisses and cards that come when you least expect it!

  60. Paula S says

    My favorite moment is that first moment when you are holding your sleeping baby in your arms and all is right in the world.

  61. says

    Thanks for the contest, I would love to win this! My special motherhood moment, as a mother of 3, was when my children started talking for the 1st time!

  62. Paula Harmon says

    Fav moment: holding my baby, feeding her in the middle of the night when everyone else is sleeping. I remember thinking I wish they could all stay just the way we were at that time, forever. (I have three other children too). I just wanted everyone to stay little and innocent and sweet.

  63. Sarah Stern says

    My favorite moment was the first time I got a spontaneous kiss from my little guy – just because!

  64. Aimee Fontenot says

    I’m not a mother, but I do have many memories with my mother helping her cook dinner.

  65. Pamela White says

    My best mommy moment was when my teenage son sent me an I love you you’re awesome text message out of the blue.

  66. Julie Smith says

    Gosh, with four children of varying ages (from 24 to 7), there are many favorite moments. One of my most precious: My son, who was pretty much nonverbal, having been diagnosed with PDD (in the autistic spectrum), and I were walking down the street to the store. I was quiet, but heavily worried about many things and thinking on those things when my son (who was 4 at the time), piped up, “Mommy, don’t worry .. everything will be O.K.” His statement, coupled with the fact that it was an independent spoken thought, brought me out of my funk and let me know that, yes, everything WOULD be alright. He is now 7 and in a regular classroom without an IEP after his psychiatrist told me that he would never be mainstreamed, so I guess that he was absolutely right. :)

  67. Angela Caligiuri says

    My favorite motherhood moment is when my kids tell me stories about when I was young and they took care of me! It always cracks me up!!!!

  68. Lori R. says

    There are so many great moments, but most recently, when we drove by a house with chickens in the yard and my daughter and I started clucking like chickens at the same time. It has given me many chuckles in the days since – I love her sense of humor.

  69. Robert R says

    well fatherhood for me, but the first projectile poop diaper for me…that was a memory…

  70. Brooke says

    For me, it was the moment I saw my first kid’s head coming out. I was changed, almost deep inside my cells, instantly.

  71. Audrey says

    My favorite and most memorable moment would be when you see and get to hold the baby for the first time.

  72. Becky Grady says

    My favorite motherhood moments are watching my kids shine. I get such a proud feeling watching my son run track, or my daughter on stage in a play.

  73. Jennifer Barnett says

    I always keep the lessons that my mom taught me close to my heart and use them in my own family. I remember once when she told me “I could always come home.” Home is now with my own family, but it is also loving concept.

  74. Veronica Garrett says

    I’m sure my favorite Motherhood moment will be when my daughter is grown into a woman and embarking on starting her own family.

  75. Elizabeth Ray says

    My adult son is autistic. He was not diagnosed until age 6. (This was just prior to the release of the movie “Rainman.” Most of us had never heard of autism in those days, my husband and me included.) I started telling the doctor that something was wrong when he was 2, but the doctor just “assured” me that children develop at different rates, and not to worry. (The “hysterical mother” attitude is what I call it.) At 4 I wrote down every word he had ever said, including naming pictures in books. It came to 100 words. We were visiting my parents when he was 6, and he called me Mom for the first time in his life. I figured out that he heard me calling my mother “Mom,’ and he realized then that this was what you called a mother. (I think that prior to that, he felt that if I was in the room, he didn’t need to call me anything, and if I wasn’t in the room, what was the point?) Twenty-two years later, I still tear up when I think of the first time my son called me Mom.

  76. Jennifer Schroeder says

    I had two extra special motherhood moments – both happened when I laid eyes on my two sons for the first time.

  77. Brandy says

    It’s hard to choose just one favorite motherhood moment, but I agree with others comments about the first time holding your newborn. It really is an amazing moment :)

  78. Judy says

    After many years of trying to conceive, I now have a beautiful dd. I just love it when she looks at me with her big brown eyes and smiles. I am so in love..

  79. Sylvia Porter says

    my favorite motherhood moment was when my daughter tried to cut her own hair, and came in to my room with a giant clump of hair an a bald spot and was crying and saying “glue it back, glue it back!”

  80. Judy Johnston says

    My mom has dementia so memories are crucial to me. Computers, cameras and jump drives are my secret to saving the memories. My favorite memory is yet to come as I await my first grandchild!

  81. Heather C says

    Anytime my daughter makes something for me (with her signature mermaid girl on it), I melt. Such effort she puts into those cards.

  82. Gretchen says

    I’m not a mom, but I was tending my cousin’s daughter and was enthralled by how she would talk about how much she loved her mom. Can’t wait until I become one!

  83. says

    My family is trying to update mother/grandmother to have and be more tech savy. Perhaps this would be the beginning. Who knows!!!!!!! Many thanks and Happy Mother’s Day to ALL who enter. SW

  84. Eileen says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when my older son was born, he MADE me a mother… and my second son made me a better mother!

  85. Charlene Kuser says

    My favorite motherhood moment was when my kids
    told me I was the bestest mommy in the whole
    world.I cried of coarse.Thanks for the giveaway
    and Happy Mother’s Day

  86. says

    I forgot to link to the actual post, but it’s from today (Friday 5/9) There’s another short one above it now, but it’s the second one down. Thanks!

  87. kathleen Yohanna says

    When I brought my new born home, my two year old was so happy. He ran to his room and brought out an armful of toys so he and his new brother could play.


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