Around the Blogosphere – Week 82

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.


  • Support the cause of keeping teens in school by visiting The Taco Bell Foundation. The foundation strongly supports programs that inspire teens to graduate from high school and become caring, educated, pro-active adults. You can participate in their Facebook application, enter their scholarship sweepstakes and more.
  • Join Homemaker Barbi for Famiy Friday! This is a new blog carnival where you can link your best family-oriented blog posts or website articles each week. Every Thursday night at 7pm Eastern time a Family Friday article with a Mr. Linky at the bottom will be posted. Feel free to link up! More details on how to join can be found here.
  • Given the recent global outbreaks of Influenza, it’s important to keep your family’s hands clean at all times. Based on laboratory testing, Wet Ones® Anti-bacterial Wipes kills 99.99% of germs and cleans hands by removing dirt, unlike hand sanitizer gels that just kill germs.

    In an effort to protect you and your loved ones against germs, Wet Ones® Antibacterial Wipes is offering a $1.00 off printable coupon on their website. Wet Ones is also donating 500,000 packages to local communities to help keep families healthy and prevent the spread of germs. In addition, you can visit the website to view helpful tips on keeping your families healthy.


  • To celebrate the release of their debut album “Common Struggles”, the Colorado Power Pop Trio Single File, has teamed up with Music News Net to give away an iPhone. The cellular device will come loaded with the album. Enter to win here.
  • Enter to win America’s Worst Sleeping Baby Contest! If your child is between the ages of 4 months and two years and has an impossible bedtime routine, won¹t sleep through the night in their own room or has any other qualifying challenges, they could be eligible to win the title America’s Worst Sleeping Baby.

    The Grand Prize winner will secure the title of America’s Worst Sleeping Baby along with a cash prize of $2,500 for his or her family. In addition, the first 150 entrants each receive a Goodnight Sleep Trainer valued at $29.95. Submissions close on Mother’s Day 5/10/09. Winners will be announced on 5/31/09.

    The contest is sponsored by 4moms, a company created by parents who are committed to solving real life challenges with innovative products.

  • Mom 4 Life is hosting a Mother Load Mother’s Day gift basket giveaway throughout the month of May. Three lucky moms will walk away with a variety of amazing prizes. Go here for all the details and to enter.

  • Microsoft has teamed up with Brickfish for its, “Windows® Brand Ambassador,” a three phase campaign that is looking for 40 Windows Brand Ambassadors to help share their experiences with Windows across the Web. Entrants create photos, videos, or blogs that showcase why they use PCs. The top 200 highest scoring entries will automatically advance to the Semi-Finals for the opportunity to become a Windows Brand Ambassador. The Windows Social Media Team will choose one Windows Brand Ambassador as the grand prize winner, and will reward them with a trip for two to Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, WA and more! For more details and for official rules, click here.
  • Send your teacher back to school in style with a new wardrobe from Jones New York and Macy’s, plus supplies for their classroom from Adopt-A-Classroom! Seven Grand Prize winners will flown to New York City, where they’ll participate in a photo shoot styled by Jones New York style guru, Lloyd Boston. To top it off, these winners will also receive a grant for classroom supplies from Adopt-a-classroom!

    Winners will be chosen from Northern California, New York Metro, Houston, Chicago, Portland, Tampa and St. Louis. Nominate your favorite teacher by May 29th – simply visit and why your teacher deserves to go back to school in style!


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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.

You can find Marissa writing away at Mama Sparkles.


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