Real Life Parenting’s First Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway

It’s hard for me to believe it’s been a year since I birthed my little blog baby. It’s been so much fun–meeting new people, making friends, receiving your supportive and encouraging words. When I first started this, I wanted to share my thoughts on the experiences I’ve had parenting in real life … the good, the bad, the ugly, and sometimes the very funny. I had no idea just how much more this would be.

As a thank you to everyone who’s been reading and sharing, supporting and following, and voting and spreading the word–especially during Blogger Idol, I want to give you a little token or two of my appreciation.

First Blogiversary giveaway


The Deets:

    • Real Life Parenting’s First Blogiversary Celebration Giveaway begins Monday, March 10, 2014 and ends at 12:00 AM on Saturday, March 15, 2014.
    • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
    • No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.
    • Winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize before a new winner is selected.
    • All entries are optional with the exception of leaving a blog comment.
    • I will never sell, distribute, or spam your email.
    • Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by The first person will choose between a copy of The HerStories PROJECT book signed by contributing author, Jennifer Hicks (ME!!), or an original Origami Owl necklace, locket, and charms (pre-selected by ME!!) created by Christina McCloud, Independent Designer with Origami Owl. The second person will receive the remaining prize.

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The odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Origami Owl, Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest. 


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  1. Happy Blogiversary! I’ve so enjoyed reading your blog this past year. Looking forward to celebrating with you in-person in Baltimore. Cheers!
    Foxy Wine Pocket recently posted…Sorry if You Gave up Sweets for LentMy Profile

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      Can’t wait to meet you too! BlogU can’t get here soon enough for me!!

  2. Congratulations on a year of blogging!
    that cynking feeling recently posted…I got you coveredMy Profile

  3. Congrats on a year! I would have guessed you were blogging a lot longer!!
    dishofdailylife recently posted…Slow Roasted Tomatoes with CilantroMy Profile

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      Well, thanks. Hoping that means I don’t come across as the noob I feel like most of the time!!

  4. I can’t believe I hadn’t LIKED your page yet!!! GAH! SO sorry!!! HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!!!!! I also can’t believe you have only been doing this a year… you are on FIRE girl!!! Keep up the AWESOME blog here!! :)
    Chris Carter recently posted…Devotional Diary: For Lent, I Will Give Up The LiesMy Profile

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      Thanks, Chris! Same thing … And I keep meaning to tell you–next time we go visit my parents, we should arrange something. They live in the same cute town!

  5. Happy blogiversary!!!
    Kate recently posted…Books are my escapeMy Profile

  6. My favorite way to celebrate an accomplishment is to either go out to dinner or to buy myself something fun that I wouldn’t normally buy myself. I recently bought myself a new Kate Spade bag because I graduated with my PhD – I haven’t bought a “purse” in over 4 years.

    Congrats on the blogiversary!
    Liz Solomon recently posted…Learning to Walk in HeelsMy Profile

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      Now that’s something to celebrate!!! Go you!!! And a Kate Spade bag sounds like a great treat!!

  7. Happy Blogiversary!!

  8. Ooo! would LOOOOVE to win the necklace! Happy Blogiversary!

  9. Happy blogversary!
    Meg Hammil recently posted…The Monday After DST, Not Just Another DayMy Profile

  10. Congrats on the blogiversary! Your blog is fantastic!

  11. Hey Jen, so happy for you! I enjoy reading your blogs. From one bubsie mom to another, Congrates!!

  12. Favorite way to celebrate achievement? PARTY with friends!!! Lots of good food, good wine and good friends.
    Teri recently posted…Somebody get this boy a muzzle….My Profile

  13. Aw you’re growing up to be such a big girl!!!
    Stacia recently posted…Mr. PeebodyMy Profile

  14. Jennifer Geller says:

    Would love this!!

  15. Janell Fowler says:

    So proud of what your blog has accomplished!! I’ve enjoyed following you:-) Thanks for keeping it “real”.

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      Thanks, Janell!! Having friends along for the crazy ride has made this such a great experience!! I appreciate your support! Xoxo

  16. So excited for you!!! I’m one year old next week, on March 22! I don’t have a necklace to giveaway so you win for coolest blogversary ever!! YAY!!!
    Christine recently posted…DYING LAUGHINGMy Profile

    • Real Life Parenting says:

      You could do like Whoa Susannah and give away the stuff you find at the bottom of your purse!! ;)

  17. Heather Prayner says:

    Love reading the blog! Congrats!!

  18. I like to celebrate with dinner out! I don’t have to cook anything or clean anything!
    Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom recently posted…This Week’s Funny Stuff, 3/14My Profile

  19. Happy Blogiversary!

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