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You Are My Sunshine Sweepstakes

Though motherhood will certainly have its share of cloudy days, it's hard to argue with the fact that our babies still light up our lives. That's why we're celebrating you and your little ones with over $4,000 in products that will help guarantee you have more sunny days than storms. Scroll down for more details on this incredible prize package featuring goods from aden + anais, DockATot, Ergobaby, Finn + Emma, Freshly Picked, Ingenuity, June & January, and Project Nursery.

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

$500 aden + anais Gift Card

When we think about the softest blankets we could wrap our little ones in, it's hard not to think of aden + anais. The original muslin swaddle, aden + anais continues to delight with new designs and accessories you and your baby will love. And with a $500 gift card? You've got a whole lot of snuggles coming your way, mama.

$500 DockATot Gift Card

DockATot was created to offer newborn babies a safe, snug environment similar to the cozy womb they recently left behind. The lightweight design is made from stylish, hypoallergenic fabrics and is perfect for resting, playing, and lounging at home or on the go. Downtime never looked so good.

Ergobaby 360 Cool Air, Adapt, Nursing Pillow + Sleep Sack

If you think Ergobaby is just about baby wearing, you might want to give the brand a second look. The brand's full line of products features good to help you with play, feeding, and sleep, and the winner of our sweeps will walk away with Ergobaby's 360 Cool Air Carrier, an Adapt newborn carrier, a nursing pillow, and a sleep sack perfect for helping little ones transition out of swaddling.

$500 Finn + Emma Gift Card

Born out of the idea that products should be both stylish and sustainable, Finn + Emma features a full line of clothing, toys, and accessories made from organic materials you and your baby can feel good about. From chic patterns to whimsical details, every item is designed to bring a little more sunshine into your life.

$500 Freshly Picked Store Credit

Chances are you've seen these stylish baby moccasins nearly every time you scroll through your Instagram feed, but you might not know that they were originally designed by a mama maker in 2009 after she got fed up by the lack of well-designed baby shoes on the market. Today, Freshly Picked's simple, soft-soled creations have expanded into a line of mocs, mary janes, and even hard-soled kicks you and your kiddo will love.

Ingenuity FoldAway Rocking Wood Bassinet, InLighten Cradling Swing & Rocker, InLighten Bouncer + Trio 3-in-1 Wood High Chair

Ingenuity's entire line of products are designed with a simple goal: solving the products parents encounter on a daily basis. The winner of our sweepstakes will walk away with four of their most popular creations (the Trio 3-in-1 Wood High Chair, the InLighten Cradling Swing & Rocker, the InLighten Bouncer, and the FoldAway Rocking Wood Bassinet, perfect for soothing a fussy baby, getting your child to sleep through the night, and starting good habits at the dinner table.

June & January $500 Gift Card

Let the sun shine in with a gift card to June & January! The brand's bold prints and bright colors are the perfect way to kick off your little one's summer wardrobe. Use the gift card to stock up on everything you'll need for the new season, from swimsuits and socks to tanks and tees.

Project Nursery Monitor, SmartBand + Blanket

Whether you want to keep eyes on your sleeping baby or just plan on soaking up a few extra cuddles, Project Nursery has got you covered. We love all three of these ingenious prizes: an HD video monitor, a SmartBand wearable, and a super soft crib blanket for extra snuggles.

Total prize value is $4,016.94. See sweepstakes rules for more information.

These challenges from Nike PLAYlist are exactly what my child needs to stay active

Plus a fall family bucket list to keep everyone moving all season long.

While it's hard to name anything that the pandemic hasn't affected, one thing that is constantly on my mind is how to keep my family active despite spending more time indoors. Normally, this time of year would be spent at dance and gymnastics lessons, meeting up with friends for games and field trips, and long afternoon playdates where we can all let off a little steam. Instead, we find ourselves inside more often than ever before—and facing down a long winter of a lot more of the same.

I started to search for an outlet that would get my girls moving safely while we social distance, but at first I didn't find a lot of solutions. Online videos either weren't terribly engaging for my active kids, or the messaging wasn't as positive around the power of movement as I would like. Then I found the Nike PLAYlist.

I always knew that Nike could get me moving, but I was so impressed to discover this simple resource for parents. PLAYlist is an episodic sports show on YouTube that's made for kids and designed to teach them the power of expressing themselves through movement. The enthusiastic kid hosts immediately captured my daughter's attention, and I love how the physical activity is organically incorporated in fun activities without ever being specifically called out as anything other than play. For example, this segment where the kids turn yoga into a game of Paper Scissors Rock? Totally genius. The challenges from #TheReplays even get my husband and me moving more when our daughter turns it into a friendly family competition. (Plus, I love the play-inspired sportswear made just for kids!)

My daughter loves the simple Shake Ups at the beginning of the episode and is usually hopping off the couch to jump, dance and play within seconds. One of her favorites is this Sock Flinger Shake Up activity from the Nike PLAYlist that's easy for me to get in on too. Even after we've put away the tablet, the show inspires her to create her own challenges throughout the day.

The best part? The episodes are all under 5 minutes, so they're easy to sprinkle throughout the day whenever we need to work out some wiggles (without adding a lot of screen time to our schedule).

Whether you're looking for simple alternatives to P.E. and sports or simply need fun ways to help your child burn off energy after a day of socially distanced school, Nike's PLAYlist is a fun, kid-friendly way to get everyone moving.

Need more movement inspiration for fall? Here are 5 ways my family is getting up and getting active this season:

1. Go apple picking.

Truly, it doesn't really feel like fall until we've picked our first apple. (Or had our first bite of apple cider donut!) Need to burn off that extra cinnamon-sugar energy? Declare a quick relay race up the orchard aisle—winner gets first to pick of apples at home.

To wear: These Printed Training Tights are perfect for when even a casual walk turns into a race (and they help my daughter scurry up a branch for the big apples).

2. Visit a pumpkin patch.

We love to pick up a few locally grown pumpkins to decorate or cook with each year. Challenge your child to a "strongman" contest and see who can lift the heaviest pumpkin while you're there.

To wear: Suit up your little one in comfort with this Baby Full Zip Coverall so you're ready for whatever adventures the day brings.

3. Have a nature scavenger hunt.

Scavenger hunts are one of my favorite ways to keep my daughter preoccupied all year long. We love to get outside and search for acorns, leaves and pinecones as part of our homeschool, but it's also just a great way to get her exercising those gross motor skills whenever the wiggles start to build up.

To wear: It's not truly fall until you break out a hoodie. This cozy Therma Elite Kids Hoodie features a mesh overlay to release heat while your child plays.

4. Have a touch-football game.

Tip for parents with very little kids: It doesn't have to last as long as a real football game. 😂 In fact, staging our own mini-games is one of our favorite ways to get everyone up and moving in between quarters during Sunday football, and I promise we all sleep better that night.

To wear: From impromptu games of tag to running through our favorite trails, these kids' Nike Air Zoom Speed running shoes are made to cover ground all season long.

5. Create an indoor obstacle course.

Pretending the floor is lava was just the beginning. See how elaborate your personal course can get, from jumping on the couch to rolling under the coffee table to hopping down the hallway on one foot.

To wear: These ready-for-any-activity Dri-FIT Tempo Shorts are perfect for crawling, hopping and racing—and cuddling up when it's time to rest.

This article was sponsored by Nike. Thank you for supporting the brands that supporting Motherly and mamas.

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