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What to Expect From MommiesFirst May 30 2014, 0 Comments

I personally appreciated the book What to Expect when You’re Expecting because it detailed all the stuff nobody told you (or didn’t want to tell you) about pregnancy. From time to time, we like to check in with our moms and give them an update on what’s next at MommiesFirst. But, not to worry – it’s all good news! Here’s what to expect from MommiesFirst in the coming months based on your feedback!


  1. Over the next several months, we are moving our MommiesFirst Notes and reviews online, so that you can access all the information they receive each month – anytime from anywhere. As we all know, moms are busy and often times outside of the home. Soon they will be able to access this information and shop online – from the comfort of their mobile phone.
  2. ​Our membership will be open to our next 1,000. Thank you for your continued support as we grow at a pace that ensures a unique, personalized box experience and superior customer service.

Love and Care,


Happy 2nd Birthday, MommiesFirst! May 26 2014, 2 Comments

Two years ago our little company with a big heart opened its “doors” or in Internet speak, we launched our site. Reflecting upon the last couple of years, much has changed, but a lot of who we are at our core remains the same.

The inspiration for MommiesFirst was my own pregnancies and the births of my babies. So, when asked about our roots and who we are, I often think back to the bodega on our New York City block that I visited ALL the time to satisfy pregnancy cravings and then stock up on diapers or cream or anything baby related. Jam-packed in that little shop you could find everything (and I mean everything), but what I remember most was the nice man behind the cash register. He knew my name, he predicated a boy before we knew he was coming, and he always scolded me for not picking up a caramel for my husband (my husband’s favorite treat in the store). In a place like New York City, everything is supposed to be big and impersonal, but we had our little store where our experience always was personal, including the news that we were moving. (The sweet man behind the counter was devastated my husband was leaving him!).

I share this story because at MommiesFirst we aren’t trying to be something big. Instead, our hope is to build a company that is personal. A place where your name and your journey matters to us. In this day and age where companies can seem bigger (and flashier) because there is no physical store, our goal is to remain honest and authentic. We are a small team that has come together with a common purpose of making lives better for moms. I see 100% of your customer service questions, and often times I answer them myself. Amanda, our social media manager, has become a dear friend and she puts hours and hours of her time to make sure our community feels the love and care. We are truly a family affair too. Santiago, our Operations guy – yup, that’s my dad! By most metrics, there is nothing fancy about us. But, we have a lot of heart and I am extremely proud of the care that goes into creating each of our boxes.

Happy 2nd Birthday MommiesFirst! To our members and supporters, thank you for letting us fulfill my corner store dream, and stay tuned for more great MommiesFirst boxes!


With love and care,

P.S. You are ALL invited to come celebrate with us this Wednesday night (May 28th) from 9-10pm EST at our #MommiesFirst Twitter Party! Be sure to RSVP so that you qualify to be entered to win some great prizes!


Week 4 "Month of Mom" Giveaway May 26 2014, 55 Comments

Welcome to our Month of MOM Celebration!

We would like to take the opportunity this month to celebrate YOU!

We will be hosting weekly giveaways and ending our month with a HUGE Twitter party on Wednesday May 28th, 9pmEST!

RSVP for the Twitter Party NOW!

 

This week we have giveaway prizes from the following companies:

Pediped - A pair of pediped shoes - arv $35-55
Facebook
@pedipedfootwear

Oliver's Labels - $50 Gift Certificate

Facebook

@OliversLabels


shoo-foo Bamboo Throw for Mom - arv $98
Facebook

@shoo_foo


Thought Spots - 2 Thought Packs and 3 Big Thoughts (winner's choice) -  arv $46

Facebook

@thought_spots


cloud b - A cloud b blanket - arv $45
Facebook 
@cloud_b


OXO Tot A Bathing Set (arv $45)
Facebook 
@OXOTot

There will be 6 winners chosen at the end of this giveaway (over $300 in prizes total).
Prizes and winners will be selected randomly.

 


Giveaway Rules and Regulations: Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway begins: May 26, 2014 1:00am Giveaway ends: June 1, 2014 11:59PM
No purchase is necessary.
Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations.
Giveaways are void where prohibited by law. By entering the following giveaway, you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a company or PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.
All giveaways hosted by MommiesFirst are not associated, nor sponsored by Facebook or any other Social Media platform. We hereby release Facebook (and all other social media platforms) of any liability.
Winners will be selected randomly using Giveaway Tools within 72 hours of the giveaway.
Winners will be notified via email. Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent to respond with the answer to a skill testing question and their full name, mailing address and phone number (required for shipping purposes only). If no response has been received (note – MommiesFirst will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email) by this time the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly selected.
Potential or disqualified winners have no recourse towards MommiesFirst or any other company, pr firm or person involved in this Giveaway.
Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
MommiesFirst assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails, posts or messages between the winner and MommiesFirst. In other words, if your entry isn't received properly due to technical difficulties, MommiesFirst will not be held responsible.
All giveaway entrants are entering giveaways on the MommiesFirst website, at their own risk. MommiesFirst nor the giveaway sponsor assumes any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival, quality, taxes or duty fees for prizes.
Prizes are shipped by the PR agency or directly from the company with a few exceptions.
One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the contest period.
Please wait 4-6 weeks prior to contacting us with regards to unreceived prizes unless it is a time sensitive prize. We'd love to hear from you when you receive your package and we'd also love to hear from you if you don't so that we can help you out if we can, but we don't take any responsibility for it as we aren't the people doing the shipments!

 

Good luck to all Mommies (and Daddies, Grandparents, Friends etc.)!

With Love and Care,

The MommiesFirst Team


Thank You to Our Community! {DISCOUNT} May 23 2014, 0 Comments

A HUGE thank you to our community!
A huge thank you to our Facebook Fans, both new and old!
We really enjoy the conversations that we have together.
We feel like the MommiesFirst community is a lovely, supportive place for Mommies.  
If you ever have a question that you would like help with, please feel free to private message us your question and we will be sure to ask our community for you.  We can do this in an anonymous way for you if you wish.

As a thank you, we are offering everyone a 10% discount off our 3 month subscriptions or more.
Use CODE  THANKSMOM for a 10% discount off a 3 month subscription or greater this weekend only!
(lucky for everyone, it is a long weekend in the US so this will end on Monday night)

#MommiesFirst Twitter Party Prizes May 22 2014, 0 Comments

We are getting very excited as we are approaching our #MommiesFirst Twitter Party!

Have you RSVP'd yet?

Be sure you RSVP in order to be eligible to win a prize. We have approximately $700 in amazing prizes from the following amazing companies:

Website
Instagram
Pinterest
@lc_organics

PRIZE:  Love Child Organics Prize Pack approximate retail value $60


Website
Facebook
@BoironCanada
PRIZE:  Spring Essential Family Pack – Boiron's Essentials for your Medicine Cabinet with Camilia, Cidermine, Arnicare gel, Arnicare Cream, Oscillo, Coryzalia & Stodal Honey approximate retail value $100

Website
Facebook
@HappyFamily
PRIZE: Just For Baby Prize Pack including a reusable tote bag, Happy Baby organic cotton t-shirt, A selection of our most popular first foods for baby including Happy Bellies, Happy Puffs, Happy Yogis, Happy Creamies, Happy Munchies and a selection of our Stage 1, 2 & Tot pouches. An Infant & Toddler Nutrition Guide, Allergy Reference Chat, Happy Family recipes, Dirty Dozen wallet card and money saving coupons are also included! approximate retail value $75


Website
Facebook
@sleepyowl4
PRIZE: Sleepy Owl Gift Set approximate retail value $59


Website 
Facebook
@rockymtnsoap
PRIZE: Absolute Pleasure Prize Pack approximate retail value $113


We just might have a few extra prizes too!
@thought_spots - 2 Thought Packs and 3 Big Thoughts -->winner's choice (arv $46)
@OliversLabels - $50 Gift Card
@KINDSnacks - 25 Kind bars (arv $50)
@BabyNavBaby - 1 Hour Gift Certificate for Baby Planning Service of Winners Choice (arv $90)
@LeavesofTreesTO - 50 mL argan oil and eucalyptus mint deodorant - (arv $50)

We look forward to celebrating our 2nd Birthday with you on May 28th, 2014 9-10pm EST!

Twitter Rules and Regulations can be found here.

Week 3 "Month of Mom" Giveaway May 19 2014, 62 Comments

Welcome to our Month of MOM Celebration!

We would like to take the opportunity this month to celebrate YOU!

We will be hosting weekly giveaways and ending our month with a HUGE party on Wednesday May 28th, 9pmEST on Twitter!  

 

This week we have giveaway prizes from the following companies:

Pediped - A pair of pediped shoes - arv $35-55
Facebook
@pedipedfootwear

Rocky Mountain - A Peace & Calm Prize Pack (arv $78)
Facebook 
@rockymtnsoap


BabyNav Baby Planners - 90-minute Gift Certificate for Baby Planning Services of Winners Choice (arv $135)

Facebook

@BabyNavBaby


Leaves of Trees - 100 mL argan oil and a lavender tangerine deodorant (arv $75)

Facebook

@leavesoftreesTO


OXO Tot A Cleaning Set (arv $46)
Facebook 
@OXOTot

There will be 5 winners chosen at the end of this giveaway. Prizes and winners will be selected randomly.

 


Giveaway Rules and Regulations: Giveaway Open to: Canadian and US Residents (must be age of majority in place of residence at time of entry to participate.)
Giveaway begins: May 19, 2014 12:00am Giveaway ends: May 25, 2014 11:59PM
No purchase is necessary.
Giveaways are subject to all Federal, Provincial, and Municipal laws and regulations.
Giveaways are void where prohibited by law. By entering the following giveaway, you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a company or PR agency for the purpose of mailing your prize.
All giveaways hosted by MommiesFirst are not associated, nor sponsored by Facebook or any other Social Media platform. We hereby release Facebook (and all other social media platforms) of any liability.
Winners will be selected randomly using Giveaway Tools within 72 hours of the giveaway.
Winners will be notified via email. Winners will have 72 hours from the time the email was sent to respond with the answer to a skill testing question and their full name, mailing address and phone number (required for shipping purposes only). If no response has been received (note – MommiesFirst will not be held responsible for faulty email or any technical difficulties related to the sending/receiving of an email) by this time the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be randomly selected.
Potential or disqualified winners have no recourse towards MommiesFirst or any other company, pr firm or person involved in this Giveaway.
Giveaways may end and/or be cancelled without notice.
MommiesFirst assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties that may affect the entries in this giveaway or the communication/reception of emails, posts or messages between the winner and MommiesFirst. In other words, if your entry isn't received properly due to technical difficulties, MommiesFirst will not be held responsible.
All giveaway entrants are entering giveaways on the MommiesFirst website, at their own risk. MommiesFirst nor the giveaway sponsor assumes any responsibility for the shipping, safe arrival, quality, taxes or duty fees for prizes.
Prizes are shipped by the PR agency or directly from the company with a few exceptions.
One entry per household/IP allowed, and any abuse of this condition will void all entries from household/IP in question.
Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received during the contest period.
Please wait 4-6 weeks prior to contacting us with regards to unreceived prizes unless it is a time sensitive prize. We'd love to hear from you when you receive your package and we'd also love to hear from you if you don't so that we can help you out if we can, but we don't take any responsibility for it as we aren't the people doing the shipments!

 

Good luck to all Mommies (and Daddies, Grandparents, Friends etc.)!

With Love and Care,

The MommiesFirst Team


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