Around The Blogosphere – Week 71

by Marie LeBaron*

5 Minutes Around the BlogosphereWelcome to our weekly roundup here at “5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere”.

As you know, you can come back all week and add a post or giveaway to our Mister Linky. Be sure to check back often, as new links will be added daily. You don’t want to miss out on something fun.


  • We have a special discount code from Joe’s Jeans just for our 5 Minutes for Mom readers:
    Buy any two items (jeans or other) and enter “joeslovesmoms” on their online shop and get the second item 50% (and 25% for each additional item purchased after that). Good until 2/23
  • Over at Mommy Wizdom, she has made a special page of buttons that when clicked on daily, donate various items for various causes. Join her and commit to making a difference with one daily click.
  • AnnOnanOn is hosting a Card Swap. We all LOVE to receive fun stuff in the mail, don’t we? Join in for some fun in your mailbox.
  • Don’t miss out on the fun at 3 Kids and Us. She is hosting a Bloggy Baby shower Giveaway. All giveaways end on February 24, 2009. So hurry over.
  • The new ABC show, In the Motherhood, is taking story submissions from real moms for a chance to have them written into the Primetime Comedy that will begin airing in March. There are more details on the site, at
  • Fans that buy tickets for “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” at, through March 9th will also receive a free download of the music video Tonight on iTunes.

    The free iTunes download can only be accessed via an exclusive code once tickets for “Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience” are purchased at The video can be downloaded at iTunes until April 6, 2009.


  • You could win a $500.00 shopping spree at 77Kids by American Eagle. 5 runners up will receive $100.00 toward their new 77kids wardrobe.
  • In an effort to spread lessons in financial literacy to our nation’s youth, the NFCC is once again sponsoring the Be Money Wi$e National Financial Literacy Poster Contest for 2009. The contest is designed to get young students thinking about how to manage money effectively and offers them a creative outlet to demonstrate their knowledge. It also offers the opportunity for local and national recognition for student artwork and rewards winners with U.S. savings bonds and other prizes.

    To become involved, teachers, parents, and/or students are encouraged to visit, where they can find more detailed information, including contest rules, entry forms, and where to submit poster entries.

  • At Adography they are looking for a photo of a frustrated mother in a minivan. Travel Wows is offering $20 for the best shot. You may also take a look at the sites other want ads, which offer up to a $500 price tag.


For Everyone

For Women

  • Simply Stacie Bella inspired Twilight necklace from Sparkle Spunk (2/19)
  • Sandier Pastures 2 earrings from Little Brown Bird (Etsy) (2/17 US Only)
  • Simply Stacie Garden Fairy Earrings or Bella Crystal Bracelet (2/24 Worldwide)
  • Simply Stacie Nicki Leigh Bath & Body Products Giveaway (2/26)

Just for Kids

Baby Essentials

Books for Kids

  • NurseMommy Childrens Book of Choice from Barefoot Books (2/20 Worldwide)
  • My 3 Wisemans Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Last Straw (2/21)

Books for Grown-Ups

Worth Your While Posts

  • Refresh Moments reminds us that each member of our family has a God-given bent that they must follow. It’s our job to provide the right environment for them to bloom.
  • Organizing Your Way shares tips on how to get on top of the laundry. What method will work for you?

Would you like to share a fun giveaway or a worth our while post? Please add it to the Mr. Linky below. You can come here any time this week to add in your link. Don’t miss out on the fun. Be sure to visit throughout the week as the linky grows, and more sites are added.

If you would like to have a post on your blog featured in 5 Minutes Around The Blogosphere, please send us an email with the actual link to your post at features5minutesformom at gmail dot com and we’ll see if it can be arranged.

Marie writes about crafts, food, & fun at her blog, Make and Takes.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BlapherMJ February 15, 2009 at 9:04 pm

Thanks for the links and great info!


2 IE Mommy February 15, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Thanks for the fun! I invite everyone to swing by The IE Mommy for their chance to win an amazing keepsake plate!


3 Julie February 17, 2009 at 12:38 am

Great list!

I wanted to invite you all to write a blog post this Thursday on any angle you feel led to write on the Nadya Suleman Octuplet story. Each Thursday I have a current events wrap up meme but this week I’d love to read about your thoughts on this story.

All I ask is you be kind, difference of opinion is fine, just remember children are at the center.

See my link to learn more, I’m #82 on Mr. Linky.


4 Mrs. CPA February 19, 2009 at 10:44 am

I hope everyone will stop by and enter to win The Help. This book has moved to the top of my list of favorites!


5 Simply faBOWlous February 20, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Your site is AWESOME…thanks for letting me post! Everyone with little ones be sure to enter our giveaway

Simply faBOWlous (#120)


6 Madeleine February 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Anything for Kiwis? It seems my living in New Zealand rules most of this out for me :-(


7 Incense Wholesale December 10, 2013 at 5:17 am

I’d like to say thank you for your linky. The giveaways are awesome. Especially Ipad 2. Keep posting and sharing informative posts to us.


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