Saturday, August 2

Who needs Hallmark when you have Ma!???


"Thank you.
I'm sitting in the quietest spot in my home so that I can tae a few minutes to be grateful to you.
Okay, So I'm on the edge of my tub, door lockd, with the kids' fingers poking under the door but I am essentially alone.
Thank you."


As much as I'd like to claim that little gem of mothering reality as a piece of my own literary genius, the credit goes to Janalee Chmel and Tiffany Hauber, the Hot Mammas behind Motherhood with an Attitude (Ma!), which specializes in to-do-lists, note card sets, Thank you cards, and more in a the-kids-just-peed-in-my-bra-and-i-think-i'm-losing-my-mind-but-i-still-love-them-like-crazy-anyway kind of way.

Here's another one of my favorites in the Thank You box Set:

"Thank you.
There are moments when my child hugs me and my heart fills with gratiude for my beautiful, imperfect life. Your thoughfulness feels like that. Thank you."


That one makes me want to cry with relief that someone finally freaking GOT IT!!!!
The ma! stuff is hilarious, refreshing, and makes you appreciate the tough spots in mothering all the more. You really do have to check this stuff out. And you have to check out my contest for a chance at a Thank You Box set valued at $14.00.



To be considered for the random drawing, visit their site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what other product you want me to beg the Ma! ladies for to review and offer for a contest next (since I have no shame!)! One extra entry is available if you decide to choose one of the following:
* subscribe to my RSS feed and comment letting me know you did so (new subscribers only!)
* Add my button to your sidebar and comment (I'll check!).
* Blog about the contest and link to the giveaway.
* Non-bloggers can email three of their friends about the contest and CC me on the email. Girl Scout's honor that I will never bother these sweet people. I promise!
* Grab my button and place it on your sidebar, linking to Berrie Sweet Picks.
* Follow me on Twitter! (nickname: berriesweetest)
Please note that non-bloggers MUST include a valid email address to be considered for the drawing!
I'll pick one name at midnight (EST) on Aug. 8 and post their name to PRIZEYWinners. So make sure to check that site!!!! The winner has four days from the announcement date to contact me, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

109 comments:

Stacey Moore said...

love the famous quotes box set!

Stacey Moore said...

have your button!

Stacey Moore said...

we are following you on twitter!

Seeryus Mama said...

I would love for you to review the notepads. How bloody cute are those! What a great gift idea...I've bookmarked the site. Thanks!

seeryusfam@msn.com

Seeryus Mama said...

Your button is on my sidebar!

robynl said...

I love notepads so that would be great to get them to 'talk up' their notepads; thanks.

valmg said...

I'd love to review the thank you cards and the ma box set 1. LOL.
I mean you should review the notepads.

valmg for A Contest Blog said...

Thanks for listing your giveaway on A Contest Blog!

Reiza said...

How about the note pads?

Jenna said...

The notepads catch my attention!

Jenna said...

Your button is on my sidebar ;)

Jenna said...

I also follow you on Twitter :) lol

windycindy said...

Hi! I love the "Mother's Day" Card a lot. I am always saying how quickly my sons are growing. Thanks, Cindi
jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bunny B said...

I love the MA! Favorites 2 Box set!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Cute button's up on my sidebar!

bunnybx at gmail . com

Bunny B said...

Following you on Twitter! ID: bunnyb

bunnybx at gmail . com

Team Chilton said...

I loved "day of chaos card"
spondah[at]aol[dot]com

Team Chilton said...

I'm a subscriber

Wehaf said...

I like the to-do notepads; and would love to see them reviewed and given away!

urchiken at gmail dot com

EB said...

I like the famous quotes set!

Thanks!

emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

Ashley said...

Would love the notepads to be reviewed. So cute and PERFECT.
Thanks for sharing!
ashley_miskel@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

I sent out an ecard--so funny! How about the tantrum boxed set? I am also going to email my friends!

Liz said...

I'ld like them to make a whole box of the dog painting cards, as a pick me up

Kristie said...

I really like the "To Do List" notepads-very funny!

khmorgan_00 [at] yahoo [dot] com

Millie said...

Ok How freaking cute are these cards! Thank you for a chance to win these such cute notecards! I love the famous quotes box!
cadewill[at]yahoo[dot]com

gkstratos said...

Love the notepads.
gkstratos@yahoo.com

gkstratos said...

Subscribed. Thanks!
gkstratos@yahoo.com

itwasn'tme said...

Love the notepads too

Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

All of their cards are so cute and sassy! I love the baby fat cards. So sad, yet so true :) Email: jennae@greenyourdecor.com

Melissa said...

I gotta go with the notepads... so funny, I love them!
jeepcutie82 at msn dot com

Leeanthro said...

Ha! Love the To Do List pads. Because I feel like I do the same things over and over and over!

Leeanthro said...

Following you on Twitter.

I'm:

Leeanthro

and

FullMommy

Laura said...

The famous quotes box set is awesome.

Donna said...

To Do lists are great. What nice sentiments, and so true, too! Thanks for the contest!

idahomom said...

The notepads are very nice. Thanks for the chance.

Alice H said...

Maybe the box sets - hard to decide! Its all really cool. Thanks for the giveaway! afdr3d@umkc.edu

mverno said...

the mothers day card

jceko77 said...

The "It gets easier card"
jceko77@yahoo.com

peg42 said...

I just love these thank you notes. My favorite product is the MA! Favorites one note cards. I laughed at each one...they're all true. lol
Thanks so much for this giveway. Love this cards. Thanks.

CrazyDaizy said...

How about the note pads?

SeahorseLady said...

These are great! I like the "To DO" lists. Thank you for the nice giveaway.

Sonya said...

I love the Thank you box set, no agenda. How neat!

Thanks for the chance.

Sonya said...

Your button is on my sidebar at:
http://sonyasparks.blogspot.com

Maja said...

angelina115@hotmail.com

to do list notepads. :)

Alyce said...

Those are so awesome! I just spent the last 15 minutes reading every single one of them. I loved the Terrible Twos card. It was laugh out loud funny!

melonkelli said...

The notepads are funny!

linett said...

Love the Note Pads

Tonya said...

My absolute fave is the notepad that says "starvation vs grocery shopping with childre A TOUGH CALL)

Jenn S. said...

I think you should review the "Famous Quotes" box set.

- Marybeth I. said...

famous quotes!

kate said...

To Do List notepads for sure. I seem to be writing up to-do lists all the time, be it for myself, for dear hubbie, or for the babysitter.
molleebee at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

I love the potty training card! All of the MA! cards are super hilarious, though!

uaxostacy at hotmail dot com

evildoersmuffs@hotmail.com said...

The to do notepads are very cool!

Dove420 said...

I would enjoy seeing a review of the Notepads and also a chance to win them :)

mannequin said...

I would love to hear all about the famous quotes box set. Who is in that box anyway? What occasion is appropriate to send these?
Please! Please can you test and review these? I love the idea but am interested in your opinion; would I really use them?

mannequin said...

You are buttoned in my sidebar for good!

Kari said...

I love the shopping list notepad!

vboackle said...

I LIKE THE FAMOUS QUOTES BOX SET.

M's Mommy said...

Those individual cards are great! I love the "new mom" cards. The guilt begins, indeed!

Christy said...

What beautiful cards. I just love the sleep deprived new mom cards and would love to have them reviewed. So cute and so true. Thanks for the chance to win. ecghick@yahoo.com

jennem said...

Definitely the To Do list. Love it!
jennem22 at yahoo dot com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I love the Shopping List. too funny. thank you!

Sunnyvale said...

I like the notepads, always handy.

laura said...

The nighttime woes note set is pretty funny!
laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

mogrill said...

I love the famous quotes boxed set. Sounds fun!

Jodi said...

I really like the To Do List, it is simple and cute.

purehrt555(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

kygirl said...

famous quotes are great.

Colengal said...

The famous quotes are great, but all the cards are perfect!

danosor said...

The Thank You cards

dolls123 said...

I like the Thank You Box Set


luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

Sherry R said...

My pick would be the notepads!

Sharon said...

I LOVE the Thank you box set!
Also, put your button on my side bar at
http://middle-aged-mama.blogspot.com/
THANKS :)

Heather Goldsmith said...

I'd like to see a review of the "To Do" list. It's so funny. To Do and To Do again and To Do it again after someone has Undone it. Ain't that the truth!

sharon said...

LOVE the thank you box set

carissaad said...

I like the MA! Favorites 2.

Thanks!

carissaad at aol dot com

Christine said...

I like the shopping list notepad.

blueviolet said...

You must, must, must do a review of the notepads, especially the To Do List. I love that!
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Erma said...

The notepads catch my attention! Thanks
erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

littlelatina said...

I love the famous quotes note cards

Tiffanie W. said...

The to-do notepads would be a neat thing to use. You should check those out. Or the famous quotes, They sound fun.

sparkofutterance@hotmail.com

Wendy said...

The To Do List would be fun!

sunnymum said...

The to-do (and do-again, and again) lists are true and sweet. Thanks for the chance to win!

justicecw said...

I think you should beg to review the famous quotes cards...so cute. thanks, justicecw@hotmail.com

LBSGONE said...

I would like you to review the Fairy Tantrum cards
cherylfrancisco@hotmail.com

Sarah Jewel said...

I, like everyone else, love the notepads!

queenoftheclick said...

You should review those gorgeous note pads.

queenoftheclick said...

I am following you on Twitter! I like that you tell it like it is on there.

Leigh said...

Love the Shopping Lists! So much sass! Their products and site show so much personality :) I would love to sit and chat with these women lol

Anonymous said...

these are wonderful I wish I had these 12 years ago SMILE hang in there Young Mom's I would love the list of things to do.... I will put this on My list for gifts for all My showers Great site....

kananee said...

I like the Top 5 List cards!

lokeelanee (at)netzero(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I think their To-do list is hilarious! legacyofbrutalitysa{at}gmail.com

Rebecca said...

I also subscribed via RSS.

arvard said...

I like the famous quote boxed set.

Xenia S said...

It's hard to decide, how about a review (and giveaway) of the Famous Quotes Box Set or the notepads?

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

missmissy said...

I liked the notepads

AmberRose95 said...

I'd love to see a review on the note pads(since I use them all the time!). Thank you for the contest!

Kelsey Weigel said...

Great giveaway!

I love the Famous Quotes Box Set! I am always searching for good quotes, this would be great!!

Thanks so much and good luck to all!


Kelsey
rawrissexy@gmail.com

klp1965 said...

the shopping notepads..i get alot when i go shopping these would come in handy

purango said...

I think you should review the Shopping List Note Pads. garrettsambo@aol.com

Lori said...

While the Erma Bombeck one is adorable, the Twain Note card set is really cute! Thanks!

lkziegler (at) gmail (dot) com

Becca said...

My favorite of their products is the Shopping List notepad.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Erica G said...

review the note pads.

Anonymous said...

Set of Famous Quotes

theyyyguy@yahoo.com

bndraldy said...

I would love for you to review the notepads! They are adorable!!! The To Do list is classic!!! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Jean said...

The quotes set is great! Thanks!!

Amanda said...

I love the shopping list notepad! They are a great gift and am bookmarking for christmas shopping...

Donna said...

I would love to get some of the notepads! Beg for them!

Rockin' Mama said...

I like the Day of Chaos notecards
jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

lilyk said...

I love the Shopping List note pad!