Cafe Smom {Giveaway} (CLOSED)

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With Mother’s Day quickly approaching, I find myself thinking about not only what I should get for my mom, but what to get for V’s step-mom. As I scour the stores, I am continually frustrated by the lack of Mother’s Day item for stepmother’s. There are so many blended families, I am actually very surprised that no one has thought to make something special for these special moms. Well, someone did! You can find some great (and super special) items for step-moms at the Cafe Smom gift shop!

If you are a step-mom and have not yet visited Cafe Smom I highly encourage you to check it out! Heather is the original “Smom” – her term for step-moms – and she blogs about her life with her husband and their six kids (his two daughters, and her two daughter and two sons).

Although I am not a step-mom, I do have a blended family. My daughter’s father and I are no longer together; he is remarried, and I am in a long-term, committed relationship. V has to deal with not only a stepmother, but also a stepfather, and step-siblings. There are struggles for us all with different rules, conflicting views, sharing holidays and struggling with have to be away from my daughter, and her away from us. Being a part of a blended, and non-traditional family is not easy. I really enjoy reading Heather’s blog and listening to her family advice and experiences with different situations.

It is nice to know that there are plenty of families that are like mine!

Heather can not only be found on her blog, but also on twitter and as the StepMom Connection Host on


One lucky MomVantage reader will win a Cafe Smom Gift Basket!

The gift basket includes:

Smom T-shirt (size S, M, L, XL, XXL – winners choice)
Smom Brushed Twill Cap
Smom Ceramic Mug
Smom Stainless Steel Travel Mug
$65.00 total value

To Enter:

Leave a comment telling me who you would give this gift basket to! Would you keep it for yourself, give it to your step-mom, your childs step-mom, your sister who is a step-mom… who?! :)

This is a mandatory entry, and MUST be done before any bonus entries will count.

BONUS Entries:

1.) Follow the blog publicly with Google Friend Connect

2.) “Like” MomVantage on Facebook

3.)  Follow this blog with NetworkedBlogs

4.) Subscribe to the Cafe Smom blog

5.)  Follow Cafe Smom on Twitter

6.) Follow MomVantage on Twitter

7.) Tweet about this giveaway (2x per day – at least 1 hour apart. Leave one comment with link per tweet.)

Sample tweet:

#Giveaway – Enter to #win a $65 Cafe Smom Gift Basket from @CafeSmom & @MomVantage #kids #stepmom #mothersday PLS RT

8.) Subscribe to this blog with e-mail. You must confirm your subscription.

9.)  Enter one of my other giveaways! Leave a comment for each giveaway you enter – make sure you tell me which one you entered! :)

10.) Post about this giveaway on Facebook! Leave a link to your facebook status in your comment.

You must leave one comment per entry. No bonus entries will count until the mandatory entry is done. When “liking” a facebook page, please use your personal page and not your fan page (although you are welcome to “like” with both, only your personal page with count!)

This giveaway is open to US & Canadian residents 18 and older and will close

April 18, 2011 at 11:59 pm EST.

The winner will be chosen via and contacted through e-mail. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to the e-mail or a new winner will be chosen.

Good Luck!

This giveaway is CLOSED.

The winner is

Comment #139: RBM



I have not been compensated in anyway for this post. Heather has generously offered this fantastic prize to help make one smom’s Mother’s Day fantastic!

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  1. 101
    Stephanie says:

    I Follow Cafe Smom on Twitter

  2. 102
    Stephanie says:

    I Follow you on twitter (@my4boysand1)

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    Stephanie says:
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    Stephanie says:

    I subscribe to your posts through email

  5. 105
    Diana says:

    I would love this gift to share with my sister….we’d both love it!!! My sister deserves the mom of the year award like many moms out there!

  6. 106
    Katrina Brady says:
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    Jenn W. says:

    entered brugo

  9. 109
    Jenn W. says:

    entered tara plays with paper

  10. 110
    Jenn W. says:

    enntered ecover

  11. 111
    Celeste Wills says:

    The basket will go to my spouse.

    Celeste F Wills

  12. 112
    Celeste Wills says:

    I followed you on Google Friend Connect.

    Celeste F Wills

  13. 113
    Celeste Wills says:

    I followed Mom Vantage on Facebook.

    Celeste F Wills

  14. 114
    Celeste Wills says:

    I followed Heather on Twitter as Cmacaran.

    Celeste F Wills

  15. 115
    Celeste Wills says:

    I followed Jessie on Twitter as cmacaran.

    Celeste F Wills

  16. 116
    brianna ross says:

    I would give it to my step mom because she is so great!

  17. 117
    brianna ross says:

    I follow with google friend connect

  18. 118
    brianna ross says:

    I follow this blog with networkedblogs

  19. 119
    brianna ross says:

    I follow mom vantage on twitter at mommy2thr33

  20. 120
    brianna ross says:

    I follow cafeSmom on twitter at mommy2thr33

  21. 121
    Gloria S says:

    I would give this to my hubby

  22. 122
    Gloria S says:

    I like MomVantage on Facebook

  23. 123
    Gloria S says:

    I entered your Pillow Pets Fluffy Bunny Giveaway}

  24. 124
    momtodc says:

    I would give this to my close friend who is an amazing stepmom to three.

  25. 125
    momtodc says:

    I follow with GFC

  26. 126
    momtodc says:

    I follow cafe smom on twitter as edmontonjb

  27. 127
    momtodc says:

    I follow momvantage on twitter as edmontonjb

  28. 128
    valancia says:

    I’d keep it but a couple things i would give away to my old widow friend Patricia

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    Katrina Brady says:
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    Diane Baum says:

    This would be for my son Michael

  31. 131
    susan smoakss says:

    i would give this to my mom

  32. 132
    RBM says:

    I’ll give it to my mom.

  33. 133
    RBM says:

    GFC follower (ro20del)

  34. 134
    RBM says:

    I like MomVantage on Facebook(Rod D)

  35. 135
    RBM says:

    I follow on Networked blogs

  36. 136
    RBM says:

    Subscribed to the Cafe Smom blog

  37. 137
    RBM says:

    Follow @CafeSmom on twitter (@daddykulit)

  38. 138
    RBM says:

    follow @MomVantage on twitter (@daddykulit)

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    RBM says:
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    RBM says:

    Email subscriber

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    RBM says:

    FB shared-

  42. 142
    Gianna says:

    It would be for myself.. I’m pregnant and want to be pampered :)

  43. 143
    Gianna says:

    I’m a GFC follower.

  44. 144
    Gianna says:

    I’m an email subscriber.

  45. 145
    Leah Helenschmidt says:

    I would love to win this gift basket for my step mom, she has been there for me through everything. Would make a beautiful mothers day gift.
    Thanks for the opportunity!!