Wednesday, January 12, 2011

CSN Giveaway: Acknowledging the Single Parent


I never intended to use this forum for giveaways. However, CSN Stores selected me as a preferred blogger. It’s nice to be given a title, especially a positive one. Plus, how could I turn down the opportunity to give freebies to you, my beloved readers? I can’t. In this spirit, here’s giveaway post #3.

The winning prize is a $50 gift card, not including shipping or any extras. The winner must reside in the US or Canada. Sorry to those of you in other parts of the world; CSN has yet to branch out into your neighborhood. It’s a huge store, though, with countless sites. Items include everything from adjustable bar stools to kids’ games, health and fitness equipment, shoes, and much more. With millions of products to choose from, stemming from their main site at http://www.csnstores.com/, think about the fun you could have with this on-line shopping spree.

This time around, we’re paying tribute to the single parent. It’s hard enough being single, and I can only imagine the minute-to-minute challenges of parenting. But, to be both single and a parent? Now, that’s beyond impressive. How do they do it all? They are their children's teachers, nurses, doctors, drivers, counselors, mentors, friends, disciplinarians, and so much more. Some of them even have time to blog. I am in awe.

Let’s award one of our single parent friends with a gift of their choosing. Please nominate your favorite single parent, even - and especially - if that is you. This includes any parent (mom/dad, grandparent, aunt/uncle, or etc.) who takes care of their child/ren at least half of the time. They need not be bloggers or followers of Life by Chocolate, though I always accept new members. I just ask that you be a follower (new, old, or young).

With hats off to the single parents of the world, the polls are now open. Feel free to place your nominations below or send to my email. Thank you.

22 comments:

  1. I nominate Miley (aka Musings of a Confused Woman) as she has had a very tough time the last few years.

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  2. Bummer! All my blogging buddies with kids are married. I think. Will have to check back...

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  3. I nominate Momma Fargo (The Boogie Man is my friend), who is a very new single mom as well as an awesome cop and blogger. She could use something to make her smile - the adjustment from married to single mom is a hard one.

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  4. I know a lot of married moms, not too many single ones. hmmm.

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  5. I was a single parent for a long time, it was by far the second hardest thing I have ever done. Second only to parenting a child with profound disabilities and making choices that no parent should ever have to make. Divorce is hard, but the options were clear, and as my grandma said, " you make your bed and lie in it" in the end we were all stronger for it. Hats off to the single moms

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  6. Thanks for your nominations and comments. Most single parents don't plan on being single parents. There's a whole new level of challenge, when it's unexpected.

    Polls will be open for at least another day.
    xo

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  7. Robyn, you are amazing! What a wonderful way to do a giveaway. Good for you!

    I nominate my friend Jana K. She is a wonderful woman with a daughter and a son. Her life has been very difficult for the last 4 years and yet she remains positive and focused for her kids sakes.

    Thanks again, Robyn and good luck to all the nominees!

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  8. well I'm a single parent from 7 am until 9 am in the week and I can tell you it's a pain in the arse

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  9. I don't think I know any single parents, so I'll let you nominate one on my behalf. Maybe the ones who can afford nannies should exempt themselves.

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  10. Awww...you are such a sweet person. I think giving this certificate away to a single parent is an amazing idea!

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  11. Crap. I knew I should have stayed single.

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  12. Marla, thanks. xo

    I'll put both names in the mix, IT. They're both stellar moms. Thank you. ;0)

    GB, I agree. None of our peeps can afford nannies. I don't care to acknowledge those who can (not politely anyway). xo

    Cheeseboy, sorry again. You were so close otherwise. [-;

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  13. Now Robyn, that is a really thoughtful giveaway. Being married with a child I can tell you that it's a lot of hard work. So I really admire anyone who is doing this on their own. Nice!

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  14. Wow. Thanks OT. I'm in tears.
    Good luck to the single parents - and thank you Robyn for the giveaway chance :)

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  15. What a very nice thing to do. Having been a single parent myself once upon a time EVERY single parent out there has my utmost respect. Except maybe for the Hollywood single mom's... what with the nannies and all.. they don't count.

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  16. I agree, Holly. I wonder how much mommy and daddy time Brad and Angelina actually have with their kids.

    Thanks, Marnie and Miley.

    I'll keep this going for another day or so, then will draw a name.
    xoRobyn

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  17. Oh. I am so touched by GUNDIVA,s nomination. Thanks so much. And thanks for a great giveaway opportunity.

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  18. Awww...thanks IT! My current goal in life is to be Camille Grammer and have a bad boob job and 4 nannies for my child. Oh wait, she's a single mom now too. I bet she hires a few more nannies and maybe gets her boobs fixed.

    Until then, I guess I'm just going to have to continue being my own nanny. And keep my own boobs. Bummer.

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  19. Momma Fargo, I'm glad to do this and just wish I had more than one gift card. Thanks. xo

    Jane, clearly, your sense of humor has helped keep you going. You are very funny.[o:

    I'll keep the polls open on Friday and will likely announce the winner on Saturday.

    Please get your last minute nominations in.
    Thanks everyone.
    xoRobyn

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  20. *sigh* But I don't know any single parents...can I pretend Boyfriend is my kid? He acts like it sometimes...
    I even had a bookshelf I really wanted...bother...

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  21. Congrats on being a preferred blogger!

    =]

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