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#SpreadtheGood: A Gratefulness Project

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In the past month, an amazing movement on Twitter has inspired folks all around the globe to pay it forward through kindness and giving. The news of @HiddenCash, an experimental project that involves a secret millionaire stashing $100 bills around town for strangers to find, made a particularly large splash for The Spoiled Mama team since it began in our home of San Francisco.

@HiddenCash doing his thing in Los Angeles! (Photo from @HiddenCash)
@HiddenCash doing his thing in Los Angeles! (Photo from @HiddenCash/Twitter)

Now, the not-so-secret real estate developer Jason Buzi is bringing his spirit of giving to other cities, such as Los Angeles, New York City and even Mexico City.

We gals at The Spoiled Mama LOVED the idea behind #HiddenCash, and put our heads together to figure out how we can also give back to our community is a way that is new, exciting for everyone involved.

Introducing…#SPREADTHEGOOD: A GRATEFULNESS PROJECT!

#SpreadtheGood is an easy concept. We give you money. You tell us where to donate that money!

Until August 15, we are stashing $10 vouchers in randomly chosen Spoiled Mama orders. If you’re a lucky winner of one of our Mama Bucks, you get to pick from three of our favorite nonprofits to donate the cash toward!

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We’ve selected three of our favorite nonprofits for you to choose from. What do they all have in common? It’s Mamas helping Mamas! As an expecting or new mom, we know YOU want to support other women have healthy pregnancies, happy babies and a fair start in life.

1) Homeless Prenatal Program: provides prenatal care and education to low-income and homeless mothers (removed last part of sentence).
 
2) Operation Showers of Appreciation: honors expecting mothers in military families with large-scale baby shower parties nationwide.
 
3) March of Dimes: helps moms have full-term pregnancies and builds stronger families with healthy babies. 

Voice your donation!

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Once you pick a nonprofit, find us on social media to let us know where you want to #SpreadtheGood!

Just find us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and give us a shout out:

“Hey @TheSpoiledMama! I want my Mama Bucks to go to @OSOAmil! Let’s #SpreadtheGood everyone!”

We’ll catalogue your responses and make the donation towards your chosen nonprofit!

In the next week, we’ll be posting more info about each wonderful organization your Mama Bucks will go toward. Until then, start looking for those vouchers! Good luck, and #SpreadtheGood!

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YOU’RE INVITED: Mother’s Day Twitter Party w/ #MomsandBrands

Happy Tuesday, Mamas! Just four days left until Mother’s Day weekend. Between the foot rubs, breakfasts in bed and handmade cards, we hope you can join us Saturday evening for a VERY SPECIAL Mother’s Day event.

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We are so honored and excited  to join #MomsandBrands for one of their legendary Twitter parties! On May 10 beginning at 7 p.m. EDT, The Spoiled Mama is giving away more than $400 in pregnancy skincare prizes in this online scavenger hunt.

We will be pairing up with Meeno Babies Cool Mee seat liners, which are — ahem, super “cool” — products that keep children from overheating in car seats and strollers.

Fellow sponsors, Haba USA toys, Glee Guy natural chewing gum, Montagne Jeunesse beauty masks, Boiron USA homeopathic medicines and all natural Marukan Vinegar, will also be showering Mamas with all sorts of fun prizes and goodies.

“What is #MomsandBrands, and why should I care?”

I’ve always known they throw one heck of a Twitter party, but when I learned about the do-gooder mission behind #MomsandBrands, I was determined to work with them one day.

For more than six years, Kemi Ingram, the founder of #MomsandBrands, has been connecting women with socially responsible brands. Her story begins in 2005 while living abroad in England and working with trafficked women.

Kemi told The Spoiled Mama that working with this vulnerable population made her realize we can change the world simply by investing our money in ethical companies doing good things:

“Working in this capacity and traveling to underdeveloped countries caused me to think deeply about the role my purchasing power (and the collective purchasing power of women) could play in improving the lives of women and children around the world.”

Kemi used her blog — and eventually Twitter — to increase awareness for family-focused brands that produce natural, organic, eco-friendly products.
According to the Mama of three, the effects of environmental degradation (which are often caused by irresponsible manufacturing processes) have a disproportionate impact on poor communities.

What Kemi does — and indeed what all Mamas can do — is selectively choose where her family’s money go:
“Supporting and promoting brands committed to reducing the toxic burden on our bodies allows me to be a part of this work. It is a work that began when I became a mom and nap-time activist seeking out these sorts of products for my own children.
Through her ever-growing social media network, Kemi now hosts Twitter parties that promote and build brand awareness to deserving companies and savvy Mamas. In little more than an hour, her parties reach tens of thousands of moms across the interweb, showering them with fun prizes while educating them as well.

 

“What makes this Mother’s Day Twitter Party different?”

Aside from reaching out to Mamas online, this Saturday’s Twitter Party is going offline as well! A portion of our donation will be delivered to a local crisis pregnancy center to help pamper and spoil women who need it most.

“OK, let me grab my calendar. How do I get involved in this Mother’s Day Twitter Party?”

Attending your first Twitter party is super easy — you won’t even need pants!
#MomsandBrands Mother’s Day Twitter Party
Sat., May 10, 2014
7 p.m. EDT
  1. Sign up for a Twitter account, if you haven’t already.
  2. RSVP for the party. There is no cut-off time to join the festivities.
  3. At 7 p.m. EDT, the party kicks off. Join thousands of Mamas on an exciting internet scavenger hunt by visiting sponsors’ websites and seeking out answers to brand-specific questions.
  4. #MomsandBrands will pick and announce random winners from the RSVP list.

Make sure you say howdy to us at @thespoiledmama, as well! I’ll be at the virtual shindig ready to answer questions and meet our fans, old and new. Hope to see you there! ;)

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Mother’s Day SALE + Pregnancy Gift Ideas

It’s almost May 11, which means befuddled husbands and frantic children across the nation are pulling their hair and asking, “WHAT DO WE GET MOM FOR MOTHER’S DAY?!”

This year, make it easy on your loved ones and leave this blog post open on your computer browser. We’ve got awesome gift ideas for Mother’s Day, deals on our organic pregnancy and fantastic giveaways!

(Psst: For East Coast Mamas, order by Th., May 1 at 3 p.m. EDT to get your goodies in time for Mother’s Day weekend. As always, FREE ground shipping on orders $100+. For the rest of the nation, check out lead times for your Spoiled Mama orders here.)

MOTHER’S DAY GIFTS FOR PREGNANT & NEW MOMS

We’ve paired together some popular gift ideas for Mom, whether she’s pregnant, breastfeeding or a new mama. Organic and toxin-free, every maternity skincare product is safe for Mama and baby.

For ANY MAMA, ANY TIME:

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Whether you’re three months pregnant, or have a three-month-old, The Spoiled Mama’s best-selling stretch mark prevention duo is the perfect gift for any mom. Our Tummy Butter starts with a rich cocoa butter base, and enriched with healing organic Tamanu and Kukui Nut oils.  High in vitamins A and E and essential fatty acids, Tummy Butter helps prevent stretch marks and fade the appearance of new ones. Bump Gloss, a lightly scented lavender oil, helps lock in moisture and keeps skin supple as it stretches and shrinks — thus, preventing new stretch marks from appearing! This dynamic duo regularly retails for $108, but is now ON SALE for ONLY $98.

For the NEWLY PREGNANT MOM: 

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While popular opinion states otherwise, morning sickness and nausea can strike pregnant women any time of day, and can last well beyond the first trimester. That’s why Mamas love our pregnancy herbal tea for nausea. The Spoiled Mama’s Happy Mornings loose leaf tea is a 100% organic blend that utilizes ginger, spearmint and peppermint to help curtail morning sickness and settle an upset tummy. Pair with our tea ball strainer for the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

For the Mom who wants the pregnancy GLOW:

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The coveted pregnancy glow is sometimes harder to attain than one would hope. With constant fluctuating hormones, many Mamas — even ones who’ve had great skin their entire lives — battle dull skin and pregnancy acne. The Spoiled Mama’s GLOW collection helps moms combat that. Our staff fave Rehab is a plant-based serum that uses cleansing witch hazel, clarifying green tea and hydrating Hyaluronic Acid to help Mamas get a pregnancy glow. Pair the acne serum with Dew-Luxe moisturizer to keep skin hydrated and clear of dark spots (or the “mask of pregnancy”).

For Mamas who are feelin’ LUCKY:

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It’s a GIVEAWAY GALORE  up in here! We’ve teamed up with awesome bloggers and moms groups to spoil a whole lotta Mamas. Check out these links to enter all our wonderful Mother’s Day giveaways. No purchase necessary for ANY of these!

Good luck Mamas! We hope you all #GETSPOILED this Mother’s Day. <3

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WIN IT: Aloe Leg Gel for swollen pregnancy legs

My, my, it’s been awfully busy here at Spoiled Mama HQ. On the backend, we’ve been teaming up with wonderful brands and bloggers, like #MomsandBrands, Your Beauty Junkie and Prego & Mommy Chat…stay tuned for exciting giveaways, reviews and vlogs coming down the pipeline!

But you don’t have to wait much longer for a Spoiled Mama freebie. Yes Mamas, it’s time for another giveaway!

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Aloe & Cucumber Leg Gel Giveaway

As the weather warms, our favorite pregnancy skincare treat is a tall glass of iced tea and a bottle of chilled Aloe & Cucumber Leg Gel.

During the second half of pregnancy, many Mamas experience swollen feet, legs and ankles (otherwise known as “cankles,” but that’s just an awful term!). Sometimes, the puffiness even reaches the hands and face.

As we explained previously, the occurrence — known as edema — happens when a growing uterus adds pressure to the pelvic vein. This makes for poor circulation, causing blood to pool into the tissue of your feet (and making it a pain for Mama to get from point A to point B!).

To relieve the achiness, The Spoiled Mama combined calming aloe, spirulina and cucumber into a soothing leg gel. We called it — you guess it — Aloe & Cucumber Leg Gel!

Rich with skin soothing vitamins A and C, our Aloe & Cucumber Leg Gel is a gentle lotion that can be massaged onto the swollen areas to rebuild, protect and soothe sensitive skin. This amazing gel not only helps with swollen legs and feet, but assists with sunburn, dry skin, puffy eyes, mild acne and irritated skin.

Our Aloe & Cucumber Leg Gel — usually $24 — is now ON SALE for only $19.20. Pick up a bottle (or three!) to help you get through this summer.

But if you’re feelin’ lucky, we’re giving a bottle away in this week’s giveaway! For your chance to win, just fill out the handy Rafflecopter below.

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For more info on how to relieve swollen legs and feet during pregnancy, check out these diet and exercise tips!

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Giveaway details: The giveaway ends Friday, May 2, 2014 at 12 a.m. PST. No purchase necessary. One random winner will be contacted via email, and have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize. Contest is open to US Mamas with addresses in the contiguous United States (our apologies to entrants from Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico!).
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Valentine’s Day SALE & Pregnancy Skincare GIVEAWAY

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Roses are nice,
And chocolates are too –
But this Valentine’s Day,
How ’bout SPOILing YOU?

As you know, our philosophy at The Spoiled Mama is spoil yourself often, and spoil yourself plenty. Why? Cause not only is motherhood one of the most challenging endeavors, but pregnancy is a helluva doozy itself!

For this Valentine’s Day, no matter your Facebook relationship status, we want to help pamper ALL Mamas.

For a limited time, our bestselling pregnancy skincare is on sale. Yup, that means you can treat yourself to our Tummy Butter for stretch marks prevention or try a lil’ bit of everything with our maternity gift set for moms.

WIN THIS: A Valentine’s Day “Pamper Yourself” Pregnancy Skincare Giveaway

Of course, I can’t pass up an opportunity to give out some freebies! Let’s see what Cupid’s got in store for ONE lucky Mama:

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The Prize:

1 x  4 oz Tummy Butter Stretch Marks Lotion
1 x 2 oz Bump Gloss Stretch Mark Oil*
1 x 8 oz Luxe-Mama Vanilla Calming Body Wash for Pregnancy

This $80 value prize includes FREE SHIPPING  to any Mama in the contiguous United States. As always, our organic and toxin-free skincare products are safe for pregnant, postpartum moms and even baby!

To Enter:

For your mandatory giveaway entry, fill out & finish this sentence by leaving a blog comment below:

“I, [name], deserve to be a Spoiled Mama this Valentine’s Day because….”

There are additional ways to enter, and you can even increase your chances by visiting us daily. For more details, fill out the Rafflecopter below.

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Good luck, Mamas!

Details & Rules: The giveaway ends Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 at 12 a.m. PST. No purchase necessary. One random winner will be contacted via email, and have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize. Contest is open to US Mamas with addresses in the contiguous United States (our apologies to entrants from Alaska, Hawaii or Puerto Rico!).

*Bump Gloss prize is a 2 oz bottle (not pictured in photo).