*5M4M contributor Jennifer Donovan is here to share this giveaway with you. She was compensated to write this post.*

Just like mama birds who like knowing that their kids are all in the nest, as moms, we are happiest when our kids are safe in the home with us. I remember when I was pregnant, I was never in any hurry to birth my children. I knew that they were totally safe in my womb, just like those baby birds in the eggs. Once they come out, we have to try to analyze their needs and meet them. As they grow up, additional dangers face them, like physical harm, emotional distress and other failures (in addition to the many joys!).

Going back to school is an additional stress that they and we must face. I’m at the age where many of my friends’ children are leaving the nest, heading off to college, and my own daughter will be doing so in a few years. But even now, as I send her off to 10th grade and my son off to 4th grade, they are away from the nest for more hours than they are home.

The Nest Necklace is a great reminder that even when we’ve nudged our children out into the world in some way or another, that we are still family. This necklace is hand-stamped and customizable with 1 to 5 eggs, names, special words or poetry.

## Win it!

One of you will win The Nest Necklace in sterling silver from Swoon Jewelry Studio and Hot Mama Designs. *Use the Rafflecopter form to enter this giveaway. New to Rafflecopter? Watch this 45-second video on how to enter!*

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I have a 3 yrs old

We have a 9 yr old, 7 yr old, and a 3 yr old!

5 and 3 years old.

I have one that 4.5 years old and I’m 5 weeks pregnant.

My kids are 10 (well he will be next week) and 6.

18, 12 and 10 are their ages

My kids are 15, 17, 19, and 21.

Ages 7 And 5 Years Old.

I have a 7 year old and two 4 year olds

I have a blended family of six kids. They are 19, 18, 15, 14, 13, and 11. Thanks.

partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

My daughters are grown, 29 and 33, but I would like to win this necklace for my daughter who has two sons.

My kids are still young, 6 and 3.

I have a 13 year old

I have six kids from 23-15 and 5 grandkids all under 5.

33 and 31…and we have guardianship of a 10 year old…

I don’t have any kids, but my nieces are 11 & 14.

Teen age! Teen age! Teen age!

My son is 5 1/2 and my daughter is 3 1/2.

My kids are 8 and 10 years old

Wow, what a great necklace folks!!! Looks pretty nice!!!

My girls are in college now; 25 and 19.

My daughter is 5.

13 and 10

Love my boys

my kiddos are 7, 5 and 3

my kids are 26 and 23 – grandkids are 10, 6 and 8

6 and due any day:)

My kids are 9, 7 and 5 years old.

My kids are 6, 2x 2!

My daughter is nine

4 and up- to college

My kids are 8 and 10 years old

5 and soon to be born

I have a 1,4, and 7 year old.

He is 10 years old.

My kids are 15 and 11

What a stunning charm to keep close to your heart. I love the metaphor of the home as nest and children as eggs.

I am not blessed with children, but I adore my niece and nephew.

Mine are 7 and almost 6…they’re 15 months apart

I have four kids – 3 girls (18, 14 and 9) and my baby boy who is five and will be going to school this year. Cute necklace.

They’re 7, 7 and 9 (identical twins!).

My kids are 14, 11, 7 and 4.

One is 21yrs. and the other is 16 years old.

20 months almost 21 months. ahh almost 2

My kids are 12, 10 and 7

My kids are grown but I have grandsons 5 & 11.

I have one that is 4

I have a 14 yr old, a 11 yr old and a 6 yr old!

My daughter is 10 and my son is 7

4.5 and 1 year old!

They are 2 (today!) and 9.

My kiddos are 14, 12 & almost 3.

my son is five

4 and 6 years old

Daughter is 6 years old – wow, where did time fly?

15,8,5 and 3 years old!!

I have two amazing, wonderful young men, who

are 24 and 21 years of age…

Many thanks, Cindi

I have 10 kids…18, 16, 13, 11, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2, and 9 months old.

My munchkin is now 4 years old!

6 and 2.5 yr old triplets

My kids are grown, but I have 4 grands who are 6,3,2,1

mine are 13 and 15, they are getting to big!

My baby is 5.

They are 8 and 12

I’d like to win for my sister who has two young daughters.

My kids are 24, almost 22 and 11.

My grandchildren are 3 and 1.

children are 7 and 10

I have a 6 year old boy

My son is 11.

I have little ones who are 2.5 and coming any day now but I have older school age nephews!

My son is 29 and my daughter is 26.

My grandkids are 3, 7 and 13…and that is why I enter…for them!

3 (girl) and almost 1 (boy) I cannot believe how fast time flys

they are 24,30,32,34 i have 2 boys and 2 girls

My kids are ages 4 – 19 years old

My son just turned 2 and my daughter is 6

My Kiddos are 36, 35, 30, AND… 3 1/2 & 5 (Grandkiddos, that is, LOL!) Thanks for the chance!

My Kiddos are 36, 35, 30, AND… 3 1/2 & 5 (Grandkiddos, that is, LOL!) Love this – so different from the others I’ve seen. Thanks for the chance!

This would be for my sister and her baby is a week under 10 months old

I don’t have kids of my own but I have a niece and nephew who are 9 and 6 respectively!

Our children are young adults.

10 and 13 and growing up too quickly

2 kids, 27 and 23 and 5 grandkids, 7, 3, 2, 6 months and one due in jan.

My kids are 2, 4, 9 and 14!