Summer Love Sweepstakes

Good luck, mama!

Summer Love Sweepstakes


We’re a little biased, but we think summer is just a little bit better with babies in it. From those itty-bitty toes splashing in the pool to all those baby bellies on the beach, it doesn’t get much cuter. We’re celebrating the season of (baby!) love with our Summer Love Giveaway, packed with sunny prizes from amazing brands like BEABA, Happiest Baby, Ingrid & Isabel, Lansinoh, Maven, Summer Infant, and Sun Basket.


To enter, just complete the widget below. Good luck, mama!

Summer Love Sweepstakes


BEABA $500 Website Credit

Make use of all that seasonal summer produce with a $500 credit to BEABA! Purchase their does-it-all steaming + blending machine for a simple way to whip up something wholesome and delicious for your budding gourmand. Even better? You’ll only have one thing to wash when dinner is done Sounds like more time to spend outside to us!

Happiest Baby Snoo

When you dream about the perfect bassinet, this is what you’re dreaming about. The SNOO is quite possibly the smartest baby bed ever created, featuring a jiggly rocking setting as well as a built-in white noise machine. And we’re not sure which part we like better: The fact that babies using the SNOO are instantly safer (thanks to the built-in 5-second swaddle) or that babies using it typically start to sleep better in less than a week ?

Ingrid & Isabel $750 Store Credit

Maternity clothes have come along way since your mama’s muumuus. (No judgment!) By combining functional fabrics and fashionable silhouettes, Ingrid & Isabel has put together multiple lines of gorgeous clothes that flatter your blooming body. And with a $750 credit? Your pregnancy just might become the chicest season of your life.

Lansinoh Smart Breast Pump + $250 Gift Card

In those first bleary months of babies and breastfeeding, it’s easy to lose track of things like “how much am I pumping?” and “um, what side did we do last time?” That’s why we love the Lansinoh Smart Breast Pump that connects with the Lansinoh Baby App through Bluetooth technology to track pumping sessions, baby’s activities, and more. The pump even comes with a cooler bag and tote to keep up your supply even after you head back to work. Need more storage bottles? The winner will also take home $250 credit to stock up on the essentials.

$500 credit for health and wellness appointments with Maven providers

Remember that time it was easy for you to get out of the house for a doctor’s appointment? Yeah, neither do we. Which is why we were psyched to learn about Maven, a network of healthcare providers that provide appointments and advice through video chat and private message. Seriously! Our giveaway winner will take home $500 to spend on health and wellness appointments with Maven practitioners, meaning you can finally stop putting off that derm appointment you meant to make...three years ago.

Summer Infant $500 Gift Card

With products for everyone from newborns to toddlers and beyond, we love Summer Infant for providing just what we need to be a #momboss. The only problem? You might have a hard time deciding how to spend the $500 prize credit. Might we suggest a few of our favorites: the My Size Potty, 3Dlite Convenience Stroller, Side-by-Side 2.0 Video Monitor, SwaddleMe swaddles, or the SwaddleMe By Your Bed Sleeper. Happy shopping!

6 weeks of Sun Basket Family Menu (2 recipes/week)

It’s the struggle of busy moms everywhere: You want to feed your family organic, home-cooked meals, but you also need to work, pick up a zillion LEGOs, attend the PTA meeting, walk the dog, help with homework...what were we talking about again? Skip the stress and let the pros do the heavy lifting. Sun Basket is a meal delivery service that will bring organic and non-GMO ingredients perfectly portioned for your family right to your doorstep. When dinner is this convenient, you might even have time to shower, mama!

Total prize value is $4,425.46. See sweepstakes rules for more information.

I felt lost as a new mother, but babywearing helped me find myself again

I wish someone had told me before how special wearing your baby can be, even when you have no idea how to do it.

My first baby and I were alone in our Brooklyn apartment during a particularly cold spring with yet another day of no plans. My husband was back at work after a mere three weeks of parental leave (what a joke!) and all my friends were busy with their childless lives—which kept them too busy to stop by or check in (making me, at times, feel jealous).

It was another day in which I would wait for baby to fall asleep for nap number one so I could shower and get ready to attempt to get out of the house together to do something, anything really, so I wouldn't feel the walls of the apartment close in on me by the time the second nap rolled around. I would pack all the diapers and toys and pacifiers and pump and bottles into a ginormous stroller that was already too heavy to push without a baby in it .

Then I would spend so much time figuring out where we could go with said stroller, because I wanted to avoid places with steps or narrow doors (I couldn't lift the stroller by myself and I was too embarrassed to ask strangers for help—also hi, New Yorkers, please help new moms when you see them huffing and puffing up the subway stairs, okay?). Then I would obsess about the weather, was it too cold to bring the baby out? And by the time I thought I had our adventure planned, the baby would wake up, I would still be in my PJs and it was time to pump yet again.

Slowly, but surely, and mostly thanks to sleep deprivation and isolation, I began to detest this whole new mom life. I've always been a social butterfly. I moved to New York because I craved that non-stop energy the city has and in the years before having my baby I amassed new friends I made through my daily adventures. I would never stop. I would walk everywhere just to take in the scenery and was always on the move.

Now I had this ball and chain attached to me, I thought, that didn't even allow me to make it out of the door to walk the dog. This sucks, I would think regularly, followed by maybe I'm not meant to be a mom after all.

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There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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Becoming a mother has been life-changing. It's been hard, tiring, gratifying, beautiful, challenging, scary and a thousand other things that only a parent would ever understand.

It is these life-changing experiences that have inspired me to draw my everyday life as a stay at home mom. Whether it's the mundane tasks like doing laundry or the exciting moments of James', my baby boy's, first steps, I want to put it down on paper so that I can better cherish these fleeting moments that are often overlooked.

Being a stay-at-home-mom can be incredibly lonely. I like to think that by drawing life's simple moments, I can connect with other mothers and help them feel less alone. By doing this, I feel less alone, too. It's a win-win situation and I have been able to connect with many lovely parents and fellow parent-illustrators through my Instagram account.

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