This week, Mara from Pretty Hair Clippies is generously giving away these cute hair clippies (3 sets!):
I had always wanted to be one of those hip moms who managed ten tasks at a time and cared for her child and herself with a constant smile on her face. I had hoped to be my daughter’s playmate and the cool mom who organized the pretend tea party for all the children on the block. Yet here I was, late again, aggravated at my daughter wanting to play instead of eating.
This is when I realized I had been so caught up in my worries I was missing on the most important part of my life. My daughter was not only playing, but teaching me to relax and reminding me how it feels to be a child. She was telling me to leave my worries, enjoy the moment and be part of her world. I couldn't have been part of her world if I didn't stop thinking about being late. I realized I was missing on the most important part of her life too.
Now I wear a hair clip every day: during feeding, bathing, or at the playground. They make me feel pretty and put together, like I spent all morning caring for myself, while reminding me to remain a part of my daughter’s world.
Mara started making hair clippies with the thought that they would connect mothers with children and function as a reminder to focus on one of the best gifts they've ever been given!
For your chance to win, please head on over to Mara's Etsy shop, pick out your favorite item and come back and leave a comment telling me what it is.
For extra entries, simply do one (or all!) of the following:
- Subscribe to Mara's blog then come back and tell me you did so
- Follow Mara on Twitter: @Figmom then come back and tell me you did so
- Blog or Tweet about this giveaway and leave a comment with a direct link of your post
- Purchase an item from Pretty Hair Clippies and get 3 bonus entries. Please leave three separate comments for this entry. BONUS: If you make a purchase from Pretty Hair Clippies between today and May 15th, Mara will include a free flower snap clip with any purchase! Simply mention "Monkey" and she'll add it to your package!