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Capturing the Spirit of Childhood…
Children instinctively want to move… they want to push their boundaries, feel their freedom and test their bodies. They want to run, to jump, to fly, to play.
Watching my children run and play is one of my favorite parenting pastimes. They are so carefree and joyful, relishing in what it means to be alive. With every jump and dash and laugh, I thank God that they are healthy enough to play with abandon.
This time moves as fast as they do, so I try desperately to capture it any way I can — in photos, in words, in videos.
Today, in Day 3 of our 5 Days of Huggies® we want to encourage you to capture the spirit of your children ‘on the move.’
Get ready, get set, GO!
Because Huggies® Little Movers Diapers allow babies and toddlers to move comfortably with their unique form fitting cut, we are celebrating children on the move!
We want you to post your favorite photos of your children ‘on the move’ to our 5 Minutes for Photography Flickr Group Pool.
PLEASE NOTE: IF you do NOT want to post your children’s photos online, you may STILL participate!!! You can send your photos via email to us at 5minutesformom at gmail dot com, subject line HUGGIES. Those photos will NOT be published online and will be deleted when the contest is over.
You can post photos in our Flickr Group Pool that represent the spirit of movement and childhood – anything that captures your children running, spinning, crawling, playing sports, etc.
And if they are pre-crawlers — no worries! Newborns are about movement too — yawns, stretches, even curling up, trying to be as tight as they were in their mama’s womb. (Gosh, those of us who carried babies in our bellies know those little creatures are kicking up a storm even before they get out!)
Your photos don’t have to be professional or spectacular. This isn’t about the best shot. This is about YOUR children and how beautiful it is to watch them move.
And if you are panicking that you have no idea what Flickr is, let alone what a Flickr Photo Group Pool is, no worries! One of our photography writers, Erin, will be posting an introduction to Flickr later this week. So pick out your shots and check back here for the 411 on Flickr!
Note: Flickr is free to join with a basic membership. And when posting in our Flickr Group Pool, YOU still own your photos and retain your copyright. If you want the chance of 5 Minutes for Mom choosing to highlight one of your photos on 5 Minutes for Mom.com, enable sharing rights and embed code. Occasionally we will feature our favorite photos from our Flickr Group Pool. If we do post one of your shots, we will always link to your Flickr account to give credit to you. If you are confused about how to ensure that we do NOT post your shots, please email us at info at 5minutesformom dot com.
5 Days of Giveaways with Huggies!
This week, Huggies® is spoiling 5 lucky winners with some incredible giveaways!
From Monday to Friday we are having fantastic prize packs that you will really want to win. So check back every day for more Huggies fun!
(To see a list of all the giveaways that have happened so far, check out Monday’s post, 5 Days of Huggies. We will add a list of the new giveaways at the bottom of that post.)
Our Third Huggies Prize Pack
Thanks to Huggies® Little Movers Diapers we have another incredible prize pack for you — to help you catch those moments of childhood as they fly by!
Today’s giveaway is about capturing the spirit of movement and childhood.
We want you to post your favorite photos of your children ‘on the move’ to our Flickr Photo Group Pool.
You can post photos that represent the spirit of movement and childhood – anything that captures your children running, spinning, crawling, playing sports, etc. And if they are pre-crawlers — newborn and infant shots work too!
Day 3 Huggies Prize Pack
- Coupons for $50 worth of Huggies® Little Movers Diapers. What would our giveaway be without some Free Diapers!
- Canon Powershot SX20IS — With this 12.1MP camera you can capture your children as they fly by!
- Two-year Flickr subscription — With a Pro Account on Flickr, you can have all the room your need to showcase your memories.
- Blurb Gift Card — But don’t leave your memories on the computer! Blurb will let you take your photos and turn them into a stunning book!
To enter please post your favorite photos of your children ‘on the move’ to our Flickr Photo Group Pool by Friday, June 4th, 2010. (See earlier in this post for more information.)
You can post up to twelve photos per family. We will choose one random photo as the winner from the photos posted in our 5 Minutes for Photography Group Pool during this contest period. To be included in the draw, photos have to follow the instructions and relate to the spirit of childhood and movement.
IF you do NOT want to post your children’s photos online, you may STILL participate!!! You can send your photos via email to us at 5minutesformom at gmail dot com, subject line HUGGIES. Those photos will NOT be published online and will be deleted when the contest is over.
This giveaway is open from May 25, 2010, to June 4, 2010. We will announce our winner on Saturday, June 4th. This giveaway is open U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry and is void where prohibited by law.
The approximate retail value of this prize pack: Canon Powershot SX20IS digital camera ($370), two-year Flickr subscription ($50), Blurb gift card ($40), and Little Movers product/coupons ($50).
For additional rules, please click here for rules specifically pertaining to our 5 Days of Huggies® giveaways.
For more information about our giveaways, please see our site’s terms and conditions of use.
*This giveaway is part of a sponsored campaign with Huggies®. Our opinions and posts about the products are completely our own — I mean, good grief, we have been putting our babies and toddlers in Huggies diapers for eight years! So no worries, as always, we post only what is truthful.
Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.
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