We know you’re busy. After Black Friday, you don’t want to navigate a stroller through yet another rabid holiday crowd. Budgets are tight. We get it. We’re there, too.

So, lucky readers, starting TODAY, we kick off our month-long giveaway extravaganza!  Keep your eyes peeled–throughout the month of December, we’ll be giving away gifts from these fabulous momtrepreneurs:

Apricot and Ivy – founded by Sarah Gore who, when looking for quality toys for her own daughter, found that many  were full of toxins, lead-tainted paints, and just poorly made overall.  Apricot & Ivy is committed to offering a full rage of eco-friendly, heirloom quality, and educational toys that can be passed on from child to child and generation to generation. 

Crista Acosta Photography – Crista has photographed us, our children, our families and friends. Her art is far more valuable than pictures – the memories she captures are the precious treasures that decorate our homes.

Designs by Rali – Unique, hand-made, and custom jewelry of semi-precious stones and silver and gold beading for the women in your life (or a hint to those who wish to gift YOU!)

Little Dress Up Shop – Your kiddos will LOVE playing dress up with these adorable, comfortable and durable  (machine washable!) costumes. We wish Little Dress Up Shop was around when we were kids! And we bet our mom’s best dresses did, too.

The Martha Hat – The Martha Hat grew from Martha Wright’s love for knitting for her three children and an interest in figuring out tough patterns for hats, scarves and sweaters.  Her theory is that if she can dream it up, she can knit it.  Her whimsical hats for children and adults of all ages are beautifully well-made with love.

Why Knot? Bows – Yes, bows, but also headbands, ponytail holders, streamers and adorable tutus from two moms in New Orleans, LA! Perfect for everyday use, primping, and photo ops for your girly girl. 

So, without further ado…

`OUR FIRST GIVEAWAY STARTS TODAY!

Two children’s dress ups or costumes of your choice from Little Dress Up Shop

To enter, complete this thought in this post’s Comments area: “The gift I’m most excited to give this year is_____.” 

Official Contest Rules

 1. This contest is open to anyone who would like to participate.

2.  Selecting the winner is at the sole discretion of the My Mom Genes bloggers.

3.  Entries will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, December 8, 2009.

4.  The winner will be notified by email and announced on My Mom Genes. 

5.  With notifcation, the winner will receive a code to be entered at checkout when ordering items from Little Dress Up Shop.

6.  Item will ship directly from Little Dress Up Shop based on the vendor’s delivery terms.

Good luck!

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