Wednesday, June 2, 2010


 As you may know, an essay I've written has been published in a collection. Now, I'm giving away a copy to support DUCKFEST and children's charities!

For those unaware, a fellow blogger, Daffy, lost her sister. It was tragic. This effort is for a scholarship fund for her nephew.

Enter to win:
From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting

Inside the pages of this book, dozens of authors have given of themselves to share their unique perspective on the journey of parenthood and to make a difference in the lives of children along the way.  The result is a collection of stories and poems that track the fun, the challenging and the truly phenomenal aspects of parenting.

From pregnancy worries and the miracle of birth to tough times and growing up, each unique triumph and challenge through a lifetime of parenthood palpitates on the page.

From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting was created to raise money for children’s charities.  With this collaborative effort, we will help every child get the medical care that they need and find cures for some of life’s most devastating diseases.

The book retails for $25.00.

Additionally, ALL the proceeds of the book go to St. Jude's and Children's hospital. It's a good two-fer! You're helping JD AND Children's Charities.

This will make a good gift for any parent.

(I'll even sign it if you want).

OK, I'm done. Here's the details: 

What is Duck Fest?
Duck Fest is a blog party fundraising event to raise money for the JD Scholarship Fund. It runs June 3 - 8 right here in the blogosphere!

How does Duck Fest work?
Duck Fest is a raffle, so for every dollar donated, you get 1 entry.
Every $1 donation = 1 entry = 1 comment to enter on ANY of the blog giveaways.

How do I enter?
At each giveaway, you will find a button that looks like this:

This button leads to a secure PayPal account that was set up exclusively for the JD Scholarship Fund.  Click on the donate button on that giveaway and donate money for entries. Each entry is $1.00. If you donate $10.00 you have 10 entries to spend however you want. Please make sure you include individually identifiable information in the COMMENTS section on the Paypal site AND in your comment/entry here on the blog. This will make it easier for us to verify your donation. For example, when you purchase your entries, leave your name and email in the comments, i.e. "That One Mom thatonemom dot onlyparentchronicles at gmail dot com" and then when you leave your entry, include the same info! You can enter as MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE, so please go to town! More entries = greater chance to win.

What if I would just like to donate money and not worry about prizes?

That is perfectly fine! Just click on the donate button in the side bar. All donations go directly to the JD Scholarship Fund!

Want to participate?
If you would like to participate by hosting a giveaway OR is you have something you'd like to donate but don't have the form to host your own giveaway, please email That One Mom at OR Tamara at

Comments are NOW open and you can start shopping for some good! Check out these other great giveaways for the cause as well!

  1. 2 Autographed Copies of Single Mom Seeking by Rachel Sarah
  2. 2 Autographed Copies of The Complete Single Mother by Dr. Leah Klungness
  3. Full Blog Redesign by The Frilly Coconut
  4. Great Big Outdoor Playball
  5. Williams Sonoma Cookbooks
  6. Personalized Handmade Crocheted Blanket
  7. "Get Your Green On" Gift Pack
  8. Bundle of Books! 4 of Andreas Favorites!
  9. Vintage Heart Shaped 10K Gold Pendant with Rubies and Diamonds
  10. Tupperware Chef Series Oval Roaster
  11. A Complete Fertility Package
  12. Circle+Bloom Fertility Meditation Program
  13. Fertility Yoga DVD and Bracelet (2)
  14. Fertile Focus Ovulation Microscope (2)
  15. Fertility Tea (2)
  1. FertileCM Fertility Supplement (2)
  2. Fertilaid for Women Fertility Supplement (2)
  3. Fertilaid for Men Fertility Supplement (2)
  4. Tranny Lego from The Bloggess
  5. Handmade Little Girls Apron
  6. Handmade Womens Apron
  7. Custom Blog Button with Matching Header!
  8. Digital and Paper Scrapbook Kits
  9. Drabby to Fabby Swag 3-Fer!! Over $150 retail value!
  10. First Slot for Follow Friday
  11. The IVF Companion
  12. 3 Custom UPrint Packages from Zany DeZines - Courtesy of Brittany Ciara
  13. $50 Massage Envy Gift Card
  14. From the Heart: A Collection of Stories and Poems from the Front Lines of Parenting
  15. Scentsy Brick - 1 full pound of wax - in the new Spring Scent Red Candy Apple!


Andrea (ace1028) said...

Put me down for an entry, please!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Count me in for one entry!!

adrienzgirl said...

Put me down for an entry!

adrienzgirl said...

And another!

That One Mom said...

count me in for 1

Tracie said...

1 entry for me.

Tracie said...

2nd entry for me.