The Nest Necklace from Hot Mama Designs #Giveaway #BacktoSchool

by Jennifer Donovan

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!).

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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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Be sure to visit the main Back to School post to find all of our Back to School related giveaways. You don’t want to miss out on the amazing prizes.



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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 latanya August 9, 2013 at 10:38 am

I have a 3 yrs old

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2 Jenny August 9, 2013 at 11:06 am

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

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3 Anne August 9, 2013 at 11:13 am

5 and 3 years old.

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4 Christy August 9, 2013 at 2:59 pm

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

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5 Beth - TheAngelForever August 9, 2013 at 4:44 pm

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

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6 Mary Beth I August 9, 2013 at 7:17 pm

18, 12 and 10 are their ages

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7 Kristin August 9, 2013 at 10:35 pm

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

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8 Heather Hayes Panjon August 9, 2013 at 10:41 pm

Ages 7 And 5 Years Old.

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9 chelsea August 9, 2013 at 11:42 pm

I have a 7 year old and two 4 year olds

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10 Terra Heck August 10, 2013 at 3:20 am

I have a blended family of six kids. They are 19, 18, 15, 14, 13, and 11. Thanks.
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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11 Janet W. August 10, 2013 at 5:27 am

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

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12 Heather August 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

My kids are still young, 6 and 3.

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13 Jennifer B August 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm

I have a 13 year old

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14 Dawn Monroe August 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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

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15 Cindy B August 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

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

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16 Colleen Boudreau August 10, 2013 at 6:35 pm

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

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17 mrsshukra August 10, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Teen age! Teen age! Teen age!

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18 Jessica August 10, 2013 at 8:36 pm

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

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19 Noreen August 10, 2013 at 9:28 pm

My kids are 8 and 10 years old

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20 Christine Derrel August 11, 2013 at 2:47 am

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

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21 Susan P. August 11, 2013 at 3:27 am

My girls are in college now; 25 and 19.

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22 BusyWorkingMama August 11, 2013 at 7:33 am

My daughter is 5.

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23 Janet August 11, 2013 at 9:39 am

13 and 10
Love my boys

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24 Jenny Lloyd August 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

my kiddos are 7, 5 and 3

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25 Ellen B August 11, 2013 at 12:41 pm

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

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26 Randi S August 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm

6 and due any day:)

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27 Sadie B. August 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm

My kids are 9, 7 and 5 years old.

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28 DebbieKL August 11, 2013 at 10:38 pm

My kids are 6, 2x 2!

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29 Wendy Wallach August 11, 2013 at 11:31 pm

My daughter is nine

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30 mamotts August 12, 2013 at 11:48 am

4 and up- to college

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31 Jessica T August 12, 2013 at 1:08 pm

My kids are 8 and 10 years old

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32 nannypanpan August 12, 2013 at 10:48 pm

5 and soon to be born

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33 Stefany August 13, 2013 at 7:41 am

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

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34 Shirley August 13, 2013 at 11:59 am

He is 10 years old.

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35 Crissy D. August 13, 2013 at 4:17 pm

My kids are 15 and 11

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36 sky_faery August 13, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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

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37 Jessica August 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm

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

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38 Kristie August 13, 2013 at 7:50 pm

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

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39 Carina August 13, 2013 at 9:35 pm

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.

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40 Gina August 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

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

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41 Kerrie Mayans August 14, 2013 at 1:43 pm

My kids are 14, 11, 7 and 4.

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42 Tammy S August 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

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

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43 Amanda Hoffman August 15, 2013 at 3:09 pm

20 months almost 21 months. ahh almost 2

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44 amanda hardesty August 16, 2013 at 3:52 am

My kids are 12, 10 and 7

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45 Nicole Sender August 17, 2013 at 1:22 am

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

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46 Stephanie Larison August 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I have one that is 4

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47 Nicole August 18, 2013 at 12:28 am

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

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48 Jenny Martin August 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

My daughter is 10 and my son is 7

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49 happymomc August 19, 2013 at 1:33 pm

4.5 and 1 year old!

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50 Staci A August 19, 2013 at 2:20 pm

They are 2 (today!) and 9.

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51 Lisa A. August 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm

My kiddos are 14, 12 & almost 3. :)

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52 nickie August 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm

my son is five

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53 jessica saunders August 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm

4 and 6 years old

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54 Mozi Esmes mom August 23, 2013 at 4:02 pm

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

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55 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 3:35 am

15,8,5 and 3 years old!!

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56 Cindi August 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I have two amazing, wonderful young men, who
are 24 and 21 years of age…
Many thanks, Cindi

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57 michelle b. August 28, 2013 at 3:18 am

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

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58 Alvina Castro August 28, 2013 at 3:27 am

My munchkin is now 4 years old!

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59 chana August 28, 2013 at 6:21 am

6 and 2.5 yr old triplets

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60 Rhonda G August 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

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

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61 nikki August 28, 2013 at 7:47 am

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

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62 Stephanie Nericcio August 28, 2013 at 9:44 am

My baby is 5.

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63 Anitra August 28, 2013 at 10:08 am

They are 8 and 12

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64 Benita August 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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

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65 Southern Gal August 28, 2013 at 5:57 pm

My kids are 24, almost 22 and 11.

My grandchildren are 3 and 1. ;)

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66 shaunie August 28, 2013 at 6:02 pm

children are 7 and 10

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67 sara haaf August 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I have a 6 year old boy

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68 Melissa P. August 29, 2013 at 6:29 am

My son is 11.

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69 Saver Sara August 29, 2013 at 11:08 am

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

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70 katklaw777 August 29, 2013 at 12:36 pm

My son is 29 and my daughter is 26.
My grandkids are 3, 7 and 13…and that is why I enter…for them!

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71 Ashley P August 29, 2013 at 2:48 pm

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

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72 Debra Hall August 29, 2013 at 3:28 pm

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

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73 Tabathia B August 29, 2013 at 9:02 pm

My kids are ages 4 – 19 years old

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74 T.h.Ransom August 30, 2013 at 9:32 am

My son just turned 2 and my daughter is 6

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75 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 9:39 am

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

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76 1955nurse August 30, 2013 at 9:40 am

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!

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77 Meegan Whitford August 30, 2013 at 10:13 am

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

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78 Geoff K August 30, 2013 at 12:30 pm

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

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79 Nancy August 30, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Our children are young adults.

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80 Richard Hicks August 30, 2013 at 2:08 pm

10 and 13 and growing up too quickly

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81 Teresa Thompson August 30, 2013 at 2:47 pm

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

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82 Cathy H August 30, 2013 at 7:01 pm

My kids are 2, 4, 9 and 14!

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