Around The Blogosphere – Week 78

by Erica

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.


  • Habitat Heroes™, the first global, social networking web site for young eco-warriors, will launch in time for Earth Day on April 22nd. Sharon Lowe, an Australian mother of three, created Habitat Heroes™ after observing her daughter’s online play. She had a desire to create an entertaining, yet worthwhile destination for children seeking to learn more about the earth, conservation, and preservation.

    Habitat Heroes™ is an interactive web destination where children can adopt an animal from an endangered species, and create a life for it, while also playing games, reading fun facts about the planet, and communicating with other young environmentalists.


  • Want to win $10,000 for higher education expenses?! Enter a 30-second video contest at for a chance to win!

    The Tuition Tales video contest launches on March 24 and runs through May 3, and encourages people to submit a 30-second video entry at The videos will be judged on creativity, quality and a demonstrated need for help paying for college. One contestant in each of three categories – Saving for College, In College Now and Paying it Back – will win $10,000 for college education expenses. Twelve finalists will win a $250 Bed Bath & Beyond® gift card and $250 Bank of America Visa Check Card.

  • Bandai America is excited to announce the launch of the Tamagotchi “Wanna be a Music Star?” Sweepstakes! To celebrate the sweepstakes, Tamagotchi will be hosting simultaneous events on Saturday, April 11 from 12-2pm at all 587 Toys “R” Us locations nationwide.

    Fans can enter the promotion at to win one of the three grand prizes. All entries must be received by April 24, 2009.


For Everyone

For Women

Baby Essentials

Just For Kids

Books for Grown-Ups

Books for Kids

  • Close To Home The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales (4/10 US Only)
  • Muse Reviews Scholastic Treasury of 50 Storybook Classics: Preschool Stories (7-DVD set) (4/9 US Only)

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.

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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1 Simply FaBOWlous April 5, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Your site is AWESOME.thanks for letting me post!

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2 Laurie April 5, 2009 at 5:03 pm

I am excited about the online conference tomorrow! I will be there.

I hope everyone will come by and enter my iPod giveaway and support my Race for the Cure!


3 IE Mommy April 6, 2009 at 2:50 am

Swing by The IE Mommy and enter to win a fantastic assortment of hair bows from Bowtique Unique! Retail Value $60.00!!!


4 Cales Cantrall April 6, 2009 at 6:45 am

View our blog post to find out how you can receive 15% off of Custom Made Children’s Boutique Clothing!


5 Angie April 6, 2009 at 8:19 am

Thanks (as always) for posting Mr. Linky and 5 Minutes Around the Blogosphere!


6 Jo April 6, 2009 at 12:41 pm

Around the Blogosphere is such a great idea!

Come by The Home GourmEH! and win a pair of Robeez!


7 Sweet Serendipity April 6, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Great list of links! Pop by to enter my giveaway for children’s books and help me celebrate my first blogiversary! :D


8 Kimberly/Mom in the City April 6, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Thanks for the listings. I have several giveaways running on my site if you’d like to drop by:

-The Notes Collection “mom” Necklace ($115 value)
-Welcome Little One Baby Gift Set ($150 value)
-Pokémon: Giratina and the Sky Warrior DVD
-Disneynature EARTH Package
-Animal Planet Emergency Vets for Nintendo DS
-Eight Non-Candy Easter Basket Treats
-Egg-ceptional Egg Decorating Kits & Easter Crafts
-Thomas at Action Canyon


9 Cher April 7, 2009 at 10:26 am

Thanks for letting me post my giveaway!!


10 IE Mommy April 9, 2009 at 4:43 pm

I am having too much entering contests! Swing on by The IE Mommy to win a pair of chicBud Swarovski earphones!


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