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Giveaway Results: Kanani American Girl Doll ($100 Value)

Sorry! This contest is now closed! We would like to congratulate Jill C. (Commenter #296) on winning this doll! Congrats, Jill!  Thank you all for your entries and we hope you will continue to visit our site for more great advice & contests!

When American Girl reached out to me about hosting a giveaway and review for our site of their new 2011 American Girl Doll, Kanani, I almost could not contain my excitement. When our doll arrived in a box on our doorstep, I gently took her out of the box and stroked her face and hair, squealed over her tiny sandals, gasped at the beauty of the book ..and my husband looked at me in the most bewildered fashion I have ever seen.

“Won’t Emily just love this?” I said.

“Is this for Emily…or you? ” he replied.

It is true, I never had an American Girl doll, but Emily has been the proud owner of two beautiful hand-me-down dolls that she sleeps with every night and dresses every day. We are huge fans of the American Girl Dolls for their authentically beautiful stories and the doll’s heirloom qualities that make them a treasure to be handed down from generation to generation.We are planning to make our own visit to an American Girl store and indulge in a tea party with our dolls one day. After all,  what is the point of having a little girl if you never get to do that?

In all seriousness, the new Kanini American Girl doll is American Girl’s Doll of the Year that would be the perfect for any little girl’s doll collection and shares a beautiful story about Kanini’s life in Hawaii by famed author, Lisa Yee.

Kanani arrives in a breezy outfit that’s perfect for island life dressed in a ocean blue, floral-print dress with a sequined appliqué and a ruffled hem. She comes with a traditional Hawaiian necklace, a faux hibiscus flower to wear in her hair, and bright blue ruffled sandals.

The  doll is 18 inches tall with a soft cloth body. She has hazel eyes and long, loose curls, and her movable head and limbs are made of smooth vinyl. The Aloha, Kanani book is the first story about this cheerful girl who helps others by sharing the aloha spirit of Hawai’i. Author: Lisa Yee. Paperback.

The book is written by acclaimed author Lisa Yee, the 2011 Girl of the Year books—Aloha, Kanani and Good Job, Kanani—introduce readers to Kanani and her small seaside town on the island of Kaua‘i. Kanani loves working in her family’s shave ice and sweet treats store, as well as sharing the wonders of Hawai‘i with visitors. Whether she’s making her cousin from New York feel welcome on the island, helping rescue a baby Hawaiian monk seal, or assisting older people in her community, Kanani learns that by sharing herself and her home in the true aloha spirit, she is able to make life better for others. The back of each Kanani book features profiles of real girls who, like Kanani, discover the joy of helping others through their gifts and efforts, however small.

To enter to win Kanani, American Girl’s 2011 Doll of the Year, you need only to do the following…

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  • First Entry: Let us know what you love about Kanani!
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One winner, chosen at random, will receive a Kanani American Girl Doll (valued at $100). Please submit your entries by Tuesday (01/25) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

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Giveaway Results: Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! I would like to congratulate LynnMarie (Commenter #354) on winning this fabulous giveaway from Bissell! Thank you all for your entries and many more contests are coming soon!

Hurray for another giveaway from MomAdvice!  As a steam cleaning junkie, I could not be more thrilled to be offering another opportunity to win a steam cleaner for your floors than I am today. This week we have a fabulous Bissell Steam & Sweep Floor Cleaner to share with one very lucky reader.

The Bissell Steam & Sweep clears hard floors of dry debris and steam cleans all in one pass. Now you can thoroughly clean your hard floors while saving time. This steam cleaner provides powerful and trusted sweeping technology with the natural power of steam for a total one-step, time saving complete clean.

As the name implies the Bissell Steam & Sweep offer both the steaming feature and the sweeping feature. What makes this model stand above the rest is that the steam and sweep features that are offered are done simultaneously rather than doing these two activities separately. What could be better than being able to get your floors cleaned & steamed at the same time with one tool? It is the perfect tool for today’s busy mom!

Today we are offering one lucky reader a Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner to make cleaning your house a little easier and a lot more fun!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Take a peek at our review of the Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner and let us know what is one feature you love about this product and why you need to add it to your cleaning tools arsenal.
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additonal Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
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One winner, chosen at random, will receive the Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner . Please submit your entries by Tuesday (11/16) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Review: Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner

I have confessed before and I will confess again that I am a vacuum junkie. After our recent review of the Shark Vac then Steam, Bissell reached out to me to see if I might be interested in giving the Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner a spin.  My original steam cleaner happened to be the original Bissell Steam Mop and  I really loved it so I was excited to see what new features were now made available through this newer model.

As the name implies the Bissell Steam & Sweep offer both the steaming feature and the sweeping feature. What makes this model stand above the rest is that the steam and sweep features that are offered are done simultaneously rather than doing these two activities separately. What could be better than being able to get your floors cleaned & steamed at the same time with one tool?

As always, we offer our pros & cons list with this steam mop!

Pros:

  • The steam mop pads are easier to the put on then my old Bissell Steam Mop. This model offers Velcro pads that are easy to attach and detach from the steam mop. The model comes with two mop pads and washed up beautifully after using them on my floors.
  • The cord on this model is generous and I can do almost my entire kitchen and hallway using the cord without having to unplug and relocate.
  • The vacuum function on this model does a surprisingly powerful job. The rotating brush brings in hidden debris and was particularly great in hidden corners of my home and the edges of the room where debris is gathered.
  • The tank on this model is generous and enough to easily do two rooms without refilling. There are no extra parts to keep track of for refilling (like funnels and separate pouring containers) which mean you have fewer pieces to keep track of.
  • The biggest pro with this model is the fact that the vacuum and steaming can be done simultaneously. With a flip of the switch you are steaming and sweeping your floors at the same time.  For busy moms, this one feature alone makes it an ideal model for those of us that want clean floors, but don’t have time to drag out two separate vacuums to get the job done.  It does a very impressive job at both functions!

Cons:

  • As with past models of Bissell steam mops, this Steam & Sweep has a trigger to release the steam. While it offers more control over how much you steam in certain spots, if you are steaming for awhile it can be tiring on your trigger finger having to hold it down to release the steam.
  • The steam mop pads are very thin so the steam does come through at full blast which can get your floors very wet as you get towards the end of your steaming. Because of the thinness of the pads, it also makes it more cumbersome to push when the pads are wet. A thicker pad would definitely remedy this small issue.

Other than these two small gripes, I was really impressed at what an effective job this model does at getting your floors swept and steamed simultaneously. This would make a fantastic holiday gift for any mom that is burdened with the care of tile & hardwood floors.

Suggested Retail Price: $152.77

Website for More Information: Bissell Steam & Sweep Hard Floor Cleaner

This product was received as a review sample. The thoughts and opinions expressed will always be honest and heartfelt and no reflection on receiving a sample copy.  We promise to always do our best to also give away each of these products to our readers because it is always better to give than to receive!  Want to know more about how things are handled here at MomAdvice? Be sure to read our Disclaimer which clearly states how things work and know that we will always offer only the best reviews to our readers.

Review: New Carnival Games

One thing I remember as I kid is going to the 4H fair with my parents and being tempted by those enormous stuffed animals by the carnival games. You always saw them hanging, but you never saw anyone win one. That should have been my first clue that there was something fishy about the games.

Flash forward to when we got the first Carnival Games for Wii. The controls were difficult and some of the games nearly impossible. An accurate interpretation of those childhood memories, but for some reason, we just kept on playing. This sort of masochistic behavior is best left for therapy sessions.

So when the sequel, New Carnival Games: Return to the Midway arrived, we thought we were in for more tears and controller throwing. Fortunately for all involved, there have been improvements. Yes, some of the games are quite difficult, but these are balanced by others that are enjoyable to all ages

The overall concept to the game is the same as the first. You create a custom character, play games to earn tickets and virtual prizes, and then redeem tickets for crazy clothes for your character to wear. That’s all there is to it, but for a game aimed at younger kids the silly hats are enough motivation to keep on trying for those tickets.

You’ll play games of the same style you would expect to see at a fair: skeeball, make baskets in a moving hoop, bag tossing, and shooting targets. These are similar to what the first game offered, but the controls seemed a little easier and less frustrating this time around. What really sets this second game apart are the more unusual activities. The family favorite is the haunted house, when gives you a first-person perspective as you aim for and shoot targets on ghosts that pop up. The other would be the tractor pull which, being from Indiana, is something I’ve witnessed in person. This version has all the fun and none of the ear-bleeding.

Overall, the game is aimed at younger kids starting around first grade. Though older kids would enjoy most of the games the first few times, I don’t think it would hold their interest over the long term. If your kids enjoyed the first version of this game, the new one is certainly worth a try.

Suggested Retail Price: $37.99

Website For More Details: New Carnival Games

This product was received as a review sample. The thoughts and opinions expressed will always be honest and heartfelt and no reflection on receiving a sample copy.  We promise to always do our best to also give away each of these products to our readers because it is always better to give than to receive!  Want to know more about how things are handled here at MomAdvice? Be sure to read our Disclaimer which clearly states how things work and know that we will always offer only the best reviews to our readers.

Giveaway Results: 10-Piece BHG Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel Pots & Pans

This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to our winners- Commenter #151, 421, & 780 on winning this great giveaway! Thank you so much for all of your entries and votes!

It is a pots & pans extravaganza at MomAdvice, and we are excited to share yet another great giveaway with you from  Better Homes & Gardens. We love offering up another fantastic pots & pans set that you could win, in conjunction with my participation in this month’s BHG Cook-Off!

The cooking competition is built to surround the launch of the new Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen Collection line that will be available at Walmart.  The company is offering an extensive product line that includes three lines of pots & pans that come in Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel, Non-Stick Hard-Anodized, & Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel and will retail for $159 in the stores.  To inspire you to get some cooking done in your kitchen with their new pots & pans, I have created a Presto Pesto Pasta Con Pollo that you really must try for an easy weeknight dish that will be ready in minutes!

To celebrate the cook-off, I am giving away today 4 sets of the 10-piece Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel Pots & Pans Set. This will be just the beginning of the giveaways we will be offering over the next few weeks so please check back each Tuesday for a new giveaway. Better yet, by participating I will have more giveaways to offer you when the cook-off concludes. As you know, there is nothing better that I love than giving stuff away to you so I am thrilled to get this first giveaway started.

Priced at $159, this 1-piece set includes: 6 QT Covered Dutch Oven, 3 QT Covered Deep Skillet, 2.5 Qt Covered Sauce Pan, 1.5 Covered Sauce Pan, 10? Skillet, & 8.5? Skillet. Imagine the possibilities of what you could do with a set like this in your kitchen!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Head on over to the BHG Contest site and vote for me! There is a one-time registration on the site to start voting. Leave a comment and let me know you put in a vote for our dish. You can vote once per day (24 hours)  so feel free to enter daily to win!
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additional Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
  • Additional Entries: Subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs. For each one you subscribe to, leave one additional comment.

Three winners, chosen at random, will receive a 10-Piece BHG Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel Pots & Pans Set (Valued at $159) . Please submit your entries by Sunday (10/31) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: 10-Piece BHG Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Set (3 Winners- $159 Value)

This contest is now closed! We would like to congratulate our winners- Commenter #106, 78, & 451! Thank you so much for your entries and votes!

I am back with another great giveaway from  Better Homes & Gardens, offering up another fantastic pots & pans set that you could win, in conjunction with my participation in this month’s BHG Cook-Off!

The cooking competition is built to surround the launch of the new Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen Collection line that will be available at Walmart.  The company is offering an extensive product line that includes three lines of pots & pans that come in Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel, Non-Stick Hard-Anodized, & Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel and will retail for $159 in the stores.  To inspire you to get some cooking done in your kitchen with their new pots & pans, I have created a Presto Pesto Pasta Con Pollo that you really must try for an easy weeknight dish that will be ready in minutes!

To celebrate the cook-off, I am giving away today 3 sets of the 10-piece Tri-Ply Clad Stainless Steel Pots & Pans Set. This will be just the beginning of the giveaways we will be offering over the next few weeks so please check back each Tuesday for a new giveaway. Better yet, by participating I will have more giveaways to offer you when the cook-off concludes. As you know, there is nothing better that I love than giving stuff away to you so I am thrilled to get this first giveaway started.

Priced at $159, this 1-piece set includes: 6 QT Stock Pot, 3 QT Covered Deep Skillet, 3 Qt Covered Sauce Pan, 1.5 Covered Sauce Pan, 10″ Skillet, & 8″ Skillet. Imagine the possibilities of what you could do with a set like this in your kitchen!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Head on over to the BHG Contest site and vote for me! There is a one-time registration on the site to start voting. Leave a comment and let me know you put in a vote for our dish. You can vote once per day (24 hours)  so feel free to enter daily to win!
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additional Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
  • Additional Entries: Subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs. For each one you subscribe to, leave one additional comment.

Three winners, chosen at random, will receive a 13-Piece BHG Non-Stick Hard-Anodized Pots & Pans Set (Valued at $159) . Please submit your entries by Sunday (10/31) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: 13-Piece BHG Non-Stick Hard-Anodized Pots and Pans (3 Winners- $159 Value)

This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate our winners- Commenter #864, 736, 237, & 551 on winning this giveaway! Thank you all for your votes & entries!

Good morning, sweet friends! I am back with another great giveaway and kicking off the first in a series of fantastic giveaways from Better Homes & Garden in conjunction with my participation in the BHG Cook-Off that I will be cooking in.

The cooking competition is built to surround the launch of the new Better Homes & Gardens Kitchen Collection line that will be available at Walmart.  The company is offering an extensive product line that includes three lines of pots & pans that come in Tri-Ply Clad 18/10 Stainless Steel, Non-Stick Hard-Anodized, & Non-Stick Porcelain Enamel and will retail for $159 in the stores.  To inspire you to get some cooking done in your kitchen with their new pots & pans, I have created a Presto Pesto Pasta Con Pollo that you really must try for an easy weeknight dish that will be ready in minutes!

To celebrate the cook-off, I am giving away today 3 sets of the 13-piece Non-Stick Hard-Anodized Pots & Pans (each set valued at $159) to three lucky readers. This will be just the beginning of the giveaways we will be offering over the next few weeks so please check back each Tuesday for a new giveaway. Better yet, by participating I will have more giveaways to offer you when the cook-off concludes. As you know, there is nothing better that I love than giving stuff away to you so I am thrilled to get this first giveaway started.

Priced at $159, this 13-piece set includes: 1.5 QT Covered Sauce pan, 2.5 QT Covered Sauce Pan with Steamer Insert, 4 QT Covered Dutch Oven, 8.5″ Skillet, 10″ Skillet, 8 QT Covered Stock Pot & 4 QT Covered Deep Skillet. Imagine the possibilities of what you could do with a set like this in your kitchen!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Head on over to the BHG Contest site and vote for me! There is a one-time registration on the site to start voting. Leave a comment and let me know you put in a vote for our dish. You can vote once per day (24 hours)  so feel free to enter daily to win!
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additional Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
  • Additional Entries: Subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs. For each one you subscribe to, leave one additional comment.

Three winners, chosen at random, will receive a 13-Piece BHG Non-Stick Hard-Anodized Pots & Pans Set (Valued at $159) . Please submit your entries by Tuesday (10/31) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Giveaway Results: Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! We would like to congratulate Stephanie (Commenter #169) on winning this super cool cleaning tool! Please check back for more great giveaways in the future!

It is another great giveaway for our readers that I am so happy to share with you! I am a cleaning tool junkie. That is not to say that my house is fabulously clean, but it is to say that I love a closet full of cleaning tools to make the job easier.  I am particularly obsessed with floor cleaning tools which is why I just know you are going to love this giveaway today!

Shark, a housewares innovator and market leader in the steam cleaning category, has announced an exciting new product that will change the way people clean their hard floors.

The 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam is a first-of-its-kind product that combines a vacuum and a steam mop for two-step functionality, and will significantly impact consumers’ daily cleaning with faster, better and more efficient results. According to tests conducted by Shark, the Vac-then-Steam cleans hard floors up to 120% faster than traditional methods.

Powerful suction picks up even the finest particles from hard floor surfaces, leaving them prepped for mopping. A simple flip of a switch and steam pad attachment allows you to quickly and easily change from vacuum to steam mode.  Super-heated, sanitizing steam combined with microfiber cleaning pads loosens, lifts and locks in dirt, leaving surfaces spotless and eliminates 99% of germs and bacteria – including the viruses that cause H1N1.

Today we are offering one lucky reader a Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam to make cleaning your house a little easier and a lot more fun!

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Take a peek at our review of the Shark Vac Than Steam and let us know what is one feature you love about this product and why you need to add it to your cleaning tools arsenal.
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additonal Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
  • Additional Entries: Subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs. For each one you subscribe to, leave one additional comment.

One winner, chosen at random, will receive the Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam . Please submit your entries by Tuesday (09/28) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!

Review: Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam

I am a huge fan of steam cleaning products because of their eco-friendliness and the streak-free shine you can get by not using a lot of products on your home.  I have had a Bissell Steam Mop for a long time and really loved it for my hardwood floors. My only caveat with having the steam mop though was that I had to get out the vacuum and then get out the steam mop when I was done. I wished that there was a product that I could use that would combine the two for storage space and to make the process easier.

Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam is just that. It is a quick vacuum and it also contains the steam mop in one product. I was intrigued how effective this would work, but it is actually very smartly designed. The base of the vacuum has magnetic pieces that line up to the steam mop attachment and it grabs the mop attachment when it is time to switch from vacuum to steam mop without a lot of effort.

With a house full of laminate flooring and tile, I wanted to share with you the pros and cons of this product!

Pros:

  • The steam mop pad stretches the entire base of the vacuum and is attached with Velcro to the head of the vacuum. There is no need to stretch or try to fit the steam mop pads over anything which has been my biggest gripe with my Bissell Steam Mop. It comes with two pads and the pads are reusable and can be thrown in your washer and dryer to clean.
  • The cord on this model is generous and I can do almost my entire kitchen and hallway using the cord without having to unplug and relocate.
  • The functionality on the vacuum is smartly designed for ease of switching from the vacuum to the steam mop. Two separate switches are designed on the panel so you know which one to switch to for cleaning your floors.   You operate the vacuum without the base attachment for the steam function and then when it is time to steam, it magnetically grabs to the bottom and you are ready to go.
  • The steam mop functions beautifully and with ease. It takes roughly thirty seconds for the steam to heat up and then you lean the arm of the vacuum down and push across your floors to steam them. You don’t even have to hold down a trigger to start the steam function; it automatically goes when you have switched to the steam mop.  The steam is not a heavy steam and the steaming is pretty consistent throughout without bubbling or any wet spots on the floors. With heavier spots, it might require another once over, but for the most part the steaming works very effectively!

Cons:

  • The steam mop comes with a separate container and funnel that you use to pour the water into the reservoir in the back. I really did like the separate tank  that my Bissell had because I didn’t have to keep track of extra parts. The reservoir is not very big too, but did do a surprisingly good job with a very little amount of water used. It only took about half the tank to get my entire kitchen and hallway clean.
  • The vacuum is not great- it is definitely a quick vac. This will work beautifully in areas with lesser debris like your bathrooms and maybe a quick vacuuming after the kids are done with lunch, but it seems to struggle picking up larger debris.  I wish it was cordless too because a vacuum like this feels like a charging base would be more ideal for the quick vacuuming under my kitchen tables and requires a bit more effort when a cord is involved.

Other than those two cons though, I am really impressed, particularly with the design of this product. It would make a wonderful addition to your cleaning tools and if you haven’t tried steaming your floors before, I swear that you will never go back to those expensive one-use products!

Suggested Retail Price: $149.00

Website for More Information: Shark 2-in-1 Vac-then-Steam

This product was received as a review sample. The thoughts and opinions expressed will always be honest and heartfelt and no reflection on receiving a sample copy.  We promise to always do our best to also give away each of these products to our readers because it is always better to give than to receive!  Want to know more about how things are handled here at MomAdvice? Be sure to read our Disclaimer which clearly states how things work and know that we will always offer only the best reviews to our readers.

Giveaway Results: The Learning Tower, Playhouse Kit, & Art Easel (Almost $300 Value)

Sorry! This giveaway is now closed! Congratulations to Elizabeth (Commenter #78) on winning this prize pack. We are so excited for her family! Thank you all for your entries!

Today we are offering a HUGE giveaway for our readers that I just know that you are going to want to enter! It is just the type of product that I wish I had when my children were little and I am thrilled to get to give one away to you along with a few other accessories to make learning fun in your house! This giveaway is valued at almost $300 and is perfect for any mom with small children!

Little Partners, Inc offers a unique stool to help your children be at counter level without the risk of injury. It is called The Learning Tower and it provides a unique opportunity where adult activities are now accessible to little ones. With the innovative design, a child is able to stand at counter height without the risk of falling.  By providing a safe and sturdy step-stool that surrounds the child while he or she is standing a few feet above the floor, what was once an unsafe, desired task of a two-year old (washing dishes or making a pizza) is now a bonding activity between adult and child – free from the risk of injury. MomAdvice is all about getting the kids in the kitchen so we can’t think of anything better than a product that can help you do this with your children!

The best part about The Learning Tower is that it can not only be a functional stool for your child, but it has amazing add-ons that can be added to your tower for pretend play and a way to keep them entertained while you are busy in the kitchen! Your child can be creating art on the add-on art easel or they can be having a puppet show with the add-on of the playhouse kit while you can enjoy the sounds of sweet silence (or giggling) while you are finishing up the dinner preparation. With this product, the possibilities are endless!

Today we are offering one lucky reader a Learning Tower with the addition of a Playhouse Kit and Art Easel (valued at almost $300)  to encourage you to get your children in the kitchen safely…and have a little fun in the process! Who could argue with that?

Leave one comment for each item that you complete to enter:

  • First Entry: Please browse around the Little Partners website and come back here and tell me one thing you love about their products and why you need this in your home! You can also fan them on their Facebook page to let them know you are a fan of their innovative product!
  • Additional Entry: Follow Little Partners on Twitter  and tweet about this giveaway.  You must link back to this post in your tweet
  • Additional Entry: Let us know you are a fan of MomAdvice and join the MomAdvice.com Fan Club today on Facebook.
  • Additonal Entry: Follow me on Twitter and get an early scoop on all of our giveaways and articles that we are formulating for the year!
  • Additional Entries: Subscribe to my feeds and never miss another thing on our site again! We have a landing page where it makes it easy to subscribe to our blogs. For each one you subscribe to, leave one additional comment.

One winner, chosen at random, will receive The Learning Tower, a Playhouse Kit, & an Art Easel. Please submit your entries by Tuesday (09/21) at 8PM EST.  Our winner will be drawn at random. Good luck, everyone!