Around the Blogosphere – Week 99

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.


  • Brainy Baby is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a gift to you! These award-winning DVD’s expose infants and preschoolers to concepts like ABCs, music, shapes and colors. The DVDs depict fun, live-action scenes of real kids and objects from everyday life to help children learn. You can choose one of four of their most popular DVDs for FREE – just pay shipping and handling! For $6.95 that’s a pretty sweet deal! Check out the free Brainy Baby giveaway and take advantage of this special offer.
  • is currently taking applications for the 2010 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy. Nominate a special teacher and send him or her on an all-expenses paid trip to this professional development program.

    A select group of teachers have been chronicling their experiences at the Academy through the Send My Teacher YouTube Channel. You can hear about their time at the Academy and how they’re planning on using the tools they learned in the classroom.

    Whether you want to do something nice for a teacher or get more involved in your child’s education, check out


  • Celebrate the start of school with a writing contest for kids! Mrs. P’s Be a Famous Writer Contest launches September 1st, 2009. All children 13 years of age and younger may enter. Read the details and get your thinking caps on!
  • BabyBjörn has teamed up with the upcoming Motherhood movie and has launched the new BabyBjorn Motherhood website. You can enter the Motherhood essay contest for a chance to win a trip for two to the October 7th Motherhood premiere in New York City. Plus, five runners-up will win a BABYBJÖRN® Baby Carrier Synergy! You can also enter their Twitter contest for a chance to win the trip to New York City.
  • Lands’ End is launching the Set, School Photo Contest on Facebook.

    Lands’ End Facebook fans can submit photos to the Lands’ End Facebook page through the Contests tab, and visitors to the Lands’ End Facebook page can browse through a gallery of all the submitted images. One entry is allowed per child.

    On September 11, Lands’ End will choose 10 finalists and Lands’ End fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photos once every 24 hours. Each of the top 10 finalists will receive a $75 LE gift card. Then, on September 18, the child with the most votes wins the grand prize: $4000 towards college savings.

  • Calling all teachers! In this tough economic environment, public schools are tightening their belts more than ever. wants to help through its Tools for Teaching contest, which begins Tuesday, September 1 and runs through Wednesday, September 30.

    Invite all the public school teachers you know to answer the question: “Why does your class deserve to win a gift certificate from and how will you put the school supplies to good use?” Their answer could win them up to $2,500 in school supplies for their classrooms!


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