September 2, 2009

Living On The Edge


During the Hallmark Mom-e-vent earlier this year we got sneak peek at some new products in the works from Hallmark’s writers and artists, and one of the collections that had us most excited and Rolling On the Floor Laughing were the cards commiserating with us all- from The Edge of Motherhood.

Nothing but the truth.

You know, cards for Real Moms!

And isn't it the best that we can laugh and joke about the reality of Motherhood? (If I couldn't laugh I'd be balled up weeping in a corner... so thank God for the ability to find humor in it all.)


I thought I'd do something fun to ring in Ivy's very first birthday, so until September 15 I'm going to post some fun giveaways every day- you can see all the giveaway posts here.

Leave a comment below if you'd like to win a whole big bundle of cards from Hallmark's Edge of Motherhood and their new line of encouragement cards for kids. Open to residents of the US and Canada!


I'll choose one winner at random on the night of Ivy's birthday, September 15. Winner will be contacted via email (so please include it when you fill out the secure comment form) and I'll also announce all winners here by September 16.



[And might I add in here that I am enjoying my new Real Mom writing gig at Real Moms Guide. Some recent articles for your reading pleasure:

  • The pregnant pause
  • Make the most out of your pregnancy wardrobe
  • Mom, I have a headache!

  • Nineteen kids and counting

    Okay thanks.]


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    130 comments:

    1. Those are cute cards! I love to give and receive a funny card, we all need a laugh sometimes!

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    2. Too funny! It's always nice to have a selection of cards to give away.

      Audrey
      audrey_cale at hotmail.com

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    3. I love different cards. These are my kind of fun cards. I would love to win. Thanks.

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    4. Oh how fun! I loved looking through them at the park, so I know I'd totally love sending them!

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    5. I would love to win these great cards! :)

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    6. These cards are so fun! I'd love to get some to send to my mommy friends.

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    7. Oh.my.goodness!!! So funny! The second card was made for me, I'm sure! Love them and can't wait to read them all! :)

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    8. How funny! I love to laugh at life.
      What a fun giveaway - thanks for offering.

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    9. Hallmark = genius. I love funny cards but ones that look at the funny side of mothering? Absolute brilliance.

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    10. I love sending actual mail to people. Fun prize!

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    11. I love to send friends Real Mail! These cards are so cute!!

      Katrina
      kgreca@gmail.com

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    12. One can never have too many cards. I've love some of these new ones!

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    13. So funny! I love these cards. There is always a need for some humor when you are a mommy.

      rlklassen(at)shaw.ca

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    14. Great cards...love the give aways :)

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    15. Wow! You'd want to frame them after you got them, just so you could laugh all day!

      I'm in! :)

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    16. Those cards are fantastic! I would love to have some to drop in the mail to my mommy friends to bring some good humor to the day. Thanks a bunch!

      sara

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    17. After the night I had last night that card made me LAUGH out loud. I needed to see that :-)

      ashleynw(at)gmail(dot)com

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    18. I absolutely LOVE the one about 3 hours of sleep. So true... and I'm not looking forward to doing that all again!

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    19. How funny (and completely true)!

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    20. You know... there are so few things in life that I really hate...

      making lunches is right at the top of the list! The PB&J card is HILARIOUS!

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    21. these are hilarious! Love cards that catch you off guard, especially for my mommy friends!

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    22. love those cards! I got a nice mid-day laugh!

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    23. I love snail mail!! sending and receiving, so these would be GREAT!!

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    24. How cute are those?! I'd love a chance! thanks! :)

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    25. The cards look so funny! What a fun way to encourage another mom's day...we all need it!

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    26. I just love cards! I try to send at least one out a week to friends or family... that's on my to do list anyway ;)

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    27. Fun cards! Great giveaway, thanks! kschroeder616 at gmail dot com

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    28. Oh wow! Would I ever there is a huge group of us (myself included) that are all pregnant (some again some for the first time) and how awesome would it be to have a card for the occasions that shall arise!

      Thanks for the chance!
      *Shay B*

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    29. I love those cards! Definitely my kind of card :)

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    30. These look great. My sister and I have always said we needed to write cards about REAL life!

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    31. I know I feel like a new woman after only 3 hours of sleep! She's 8 months old...she has to start sleeping eventually, right?

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    32. I would love these! And with like 100 of my friends having just given birth, about to give birth or in the nausau stage I think I'd have a few to share them with :)

      Heather

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    33. Ha! Those cards are great & so true!

      crazy4mygirls (at) gmail (dot) com

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    34. Those are super cute cards! Great giveaway, thanks.

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    35. These are perfect mommy cards! I would love to give and receive! The no sleep card would be perfect for my coworkers... all of us being full time mommys by day and working at night. We usually joke
      "so... how many hous of sleep today?!?!"

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    36. That first card is hysterical...lol

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    37. Those cards are just too funny! Thanks for the great giveaway.

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    38. Hallmark is great. It was my first job in high school! Moms need a good laugh...every day.

      Christen

      christen.ringle@gmail.com

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    39. My standby card box is getting empty -- this would be an awesome way to fill it! :)

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    40. Those cards are great! I used to like the "In the Motherhood" shorts that could be seen online...hilarious.

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    41. I love reading cards. The best is going to the Hallmark store with a friend and reading all the funny cards until your both crying. Good times!

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    42. Oh those are so funny!! I love sending cards.

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    43. As a design major, Hallmark is one of the influential sources that we design students yearn to reach the level of. I love looking at cards, and buying them for the heck of it! :)

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    44. I send out SO many cards - this would be really helpful, thanks! (and those were FUNNY!)

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    45. Love the cards! So funny :)

      vpg71 at hotmail.com

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    46. The sleep card is right up my alley!

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    47. Ooh, I'd love to win! Those are funny... I know a couple friends who would die laughing to get one of those!

      Margaret
      megseven AT yahoo

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    48. I would LOVE to win - what hilarious cards!

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    49. OOOooh - I love fun cards :)

      kim DOT schell AT gmail DOT come

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    50. I love cards!! And those look like fantastic ones!! :)

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    51. Everyone can use a good laugh. I love to send and give cards, so this would be great to win. You already have my email. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    52. That first card is totally rockin'. Good for Hallmark!

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    53. gretchen from lifenutSeptember 02, 2009 8:19 PM

      Yay!

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    54. I could always use some more cards in my card drawer!

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    55. oh these would be fun for my mom's group! lori at lbpublicrelations dot com.

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    56. haha. those cards are awesome!

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    57. I love cards- this would be fun to win!

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    58. I would love to win these cards. They made me laugh and I would love to send them out.

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    59. Those are brilliant. jessilearns@gmail.com

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    60. Awesome cards and hilarious too.

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    61. I wasn't planning on entering until I realized that your darling Ivy and I share a birthday. (We won't comment on the age difference!)
      = )

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    62. Oh my goodness! Those cards are awesome!

      Aaryn_lee@yahoo.com

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    63. These cards are great!

      Valerie
      ceruleanblue42@gmail.com

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    64. Oh, I love, love, love greeting cards. And I know just the right moms to send these to! Count me in!

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    65. I just have to enter because...
      1. Sept 15 is also my husbands birthday
      2. I love Hallmark
      3. Those sayings are funny!

      Thanks for the chance!

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    66. Oh so perfect for the many mommies I know in need of a great card to make them smile!

      Email is at the bottom of my blog page. -Thank you

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    67. Okay...just the two cards you showed had me laughing out loud. I can't wait to see more!

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    68. What a great idea. Who needs a pick me up card more than a new mom?

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    69. love those! loving your celebration of Ivy. cannot believe it has been a year.

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    70. Sweet Ivy, Happy Birthday!!

      kristenvia@verizon.net

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    71. These are hilarious! Great job Hallmark...it would be fun to give these out to my mommy friends.

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    72. So cute! I will have to check out my local Hallmark.

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    73. Happy Birthday Ivy!

      What a great selection of cards =).

      Jenn
      schreierjennifer@sbcglobal.net

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    74. cute!! :) thank you for the fun giveaway!
      erika
      InspiredMama@msn.com

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    75. HAHA! Love them! I've love to win a selection of cards! :)

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    76. LOVE those cards. Sometimes you do just have to laugh it off. Recently we've been dealing with episodes of starting to change our newborn's diaper and then finding out she wasn't quite done yet. It is kind of funny... especially when her daddy is changing her ;-)

      I tried to leave a comment on your post about the Duggars, but it wouldn't work so I thought I'd leave it here: You should pick up their book, 20 and Counting. They tell why they have so many kids (their faith) and how they handle it. I think they are wonderful parents and have written their book and done their show to help others and to glorify God. It is possible to take good care of 19 kids and afford them all; they have proven it. They've never even accepted government assistance. I'm not sure it's for me, though. They had twins early on. These days, that's an automatic c-section. If a woman had a repeat c-sect for each subsequent pregnancy, she'd be limited to just a few more kids. VBACs are getting harder to come by. We want a large family and what scares me most is the maternity care aspect.

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    77. Yep, I love cards. And these look fantastic!

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    78. I love paper things. Pretty stationary, pretty paper lamps...

      Let the numbers shower me in pretty paper cards!

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    79. You know, I have stopped sending cards.. but these are too true and too funny not to send!!!

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    80. LOVE those cards and it would be great to win. Happy bday, Ivy.

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    81. I'd love to win these. Thanks for the chance!
      beatspammer at gmail dot com

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    82. I would love to win a bundle of cards to send to my friends.

      nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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    83. I subscribe via reader

      nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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    84. I follow you on Twitter

      nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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    85. Love the whole 3 hours of sleep one!
      ap43126 at gmail dot com

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    86. That sleep card cracks me up. It would be great to give to my friend when she has her first baby in a couple of months ... along a nice hot dinner, of course!

      Happy birthday to Ivy!

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    87. Those are really cute cards.

      hallie.renee@gmail.com

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    88. I love that card about how "I feel like a whole new woman w/3 hours sleep" - it is my life!

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    89. I saw these cards on another blog and I love the concept. In fact, next time I'm near a Hallmark store, I think I'm going to go in and check out the whole collection. I'd love to brighten a friend's life with a little laughter.

      Happy birthday to your beautiful girl!

      stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

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    90. I LOVE those mommy cards!! it's like my blog - in cards!! :) The encourage-kids-cards - eh, whatever. But the MOM cards - Ohhhhh I wanna get those! :)

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    91. these are awesome. i LOVE them. i will buy them for my friends. a lot!!!!

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    92. Congratulations on the new writing gig! How DO you find the time?!?! :) I'm sure you're fabulous--can't wait to check it out.

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    93. I'd love the the funny mom cards--too cute! cdenton_80@yahoo.com

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    94. These look so fun! I'll have to check them out the next time I go card shopping!
      m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    95. I love those example cards! I already know to whom I'd give that peanut butter and jelly sandwich one... :)

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    96. These are great. I'm an awful card shopper. I'd love these.

      skolacki@hotmail.com

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    97. Funny cards are the best to store away for when a friend needs a lift.

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    98. Funny stuff!
      staceylavers(at)gmail(dot)com

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    99. This is sweet - amandarj01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    100. That card about sleep really got me! That is my life to a tee!

      sarah@dougandsarah.net

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    101. Those are too much fun... I have a few moms that could use a good laugh

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    102. i love that sleeping one you have posted. lol. so true w/ the new baby here!

      mommainflipflops@gmail.com

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    104. I love these cards! So true, so funny and so real!

      leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

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    105. those cards look great! Add me to the list please.

      m

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    106. Hilarious!
      amberjoyc(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    107. Oh my goodness, encouragement cards are so nice.

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    108. I love these cards. I also love the idea of having a stash of cards to send out, because I love getting mail and I'd enjoy making fellow mamas smile.

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    109. i am always forgetting to send cards to people. it would be great to have a stash here at home that i could have readily available...


      melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

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    110. These cards speak to me. Seriously, are there hidden cameras in my house?!? :)

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    111. Those are hilarious!

      mrs_frenchie at hotmail dot com

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    112. Halmark is great...I would love to have a stash of cards on hand. wrcham2004@yahoo.com

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    113. These are hilarious!
      Megret
      musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

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    114. Um yeah. To have a stack of cards on hand and not be a week late in sending out birthday greetings? That would be a change!

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    115. I have a feeling I will be purchasing some of these either way.

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    116. The art of writing letters and sending cards is not lost on me. Count me in. :)

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