Aug 30, 2009

Welcome to The Mom Union

Welcome to my new & improved blog, The Mom Union. This blog is geared towards moms of teens and tweens. There's lots of great products and companies sponsoring giveaways, and The Mom Union will bring you the best for you and your teens.

I founded The Mom Union for a few reasons. First, I believe in the concept of "ethical sweeping." Ethical sweeping is the practice of only entering for giveaway products you can actually use. Sure, the call of Ebay is strong, and you can make some money by selling items you win and don't need. For example, a woman who is no longer breast-feeding enters a contest to win a shirt designed for breast-feeding. The woman wins the contest for an item she doesn't need, sells it on Ebay and makes a little money. How much money? Well, it doesn't really matter because it's pure profit, right? Now, let's think about a woman who IS breast feeding and enters to win that shirt specially designed for breast-feeding. She doesn't win a product she could really use because the other lady, who doesn't need it, won. Personally, I enter loads of sweeps, and I win quite a bit. I would increase my "wins" if I were to enter giveaways for products I don't need, but I choose not to. Why? Because I don't need it. I can't use it. And, as far as Ebay goes, I'll never bank as much as the product is worth. I'd rather the winner be someone who will to have a product that suits her needs. By hosting giveaways for products suited for older children and their parents, I'd like to offer "win" opportunities for those groups in hopes of fostering ethical sweeping.

Second, I see a lot of innovative items for pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers, and mothers of small children. I think those products are great and the companies that sponsor the giveaways are very kind. There will always be babies, and there will always be companies that focus their products on the wee little ones. I'd like to fulfill the needs of teens, tweens and "seasoned" moms. My goal is to present products and introduce companies that appeal to our group such as stationary, clothing, jewelry, electronics, goodies and gadgets. There's tons of great stuff out there, and The Mom Union will be the place to find them. Suggestions are always welcome and certainly appreciated.

My daily blogs will focus on those drama-filled days of teenhood and the mothers who are suffering through it. Just a few short years ago I was the coolest person in the world, and now, according to my daughter, I'm soooooo embarrassing. Kisses on the cheek, forget it. Calling out "I love you!" when you drop off your child to school, don't. She'll "Just Die." Remember the phone? I see the cord running under my daughter's door, but for an actually sighting, I haven't seen the phone in a year. Does any of this sound familiar? Does your child talk in text speak, like "OMG!" and "BRB, mom!" Have you been told that "Things were different when you were a kid?" Then you should join up NOW! We can help each other through this trying time of parenthood known as the "teen years." We can do it together. It's going to be okay.

Join The Mom Union. You can sign up by placing my main button on your blog. Do please follow my blog and subscribe to my newsletter and feed. The greater our numbers, the greater the amount of items I can offer you. Grab the Early Enrollment Bonus button to receive extra entries for upcoming contests. The Early Enrollment Bonus button code is only available for a limited time, so get yours now!