Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Brain, Child Magazine Giveaway! The Magazine for Thinking Moms

I am a huge Brain, Child Magazine fan. HUGE.

Over the years I have read some really terrible "parenting" magazines. Most of the content was advertisements for MORE baby gear that I wouldn't use and there seemed to be a canned formula and cycle to the articles that were printed. I have read more articles about how to take away the pacifier or how to plan an extravagant first birthday party over the years than I can count on all of my fingers and toes.

I discovered Brain, Child Magazine about four or five years ago when my youngest was a baby and I have been hooked ever since! Brain, Child really IS the magazine for thinking mothers. There is such a wide variety of content that I don't feel like I am ever reading the same thing twice and it's not full of ads for bright, plastic toys that say they'll make my child smarter.

Just in the most recent, Spring '09 issue, there are articles about what you should say to your children about your partying or just less responsible years before they came along, mothering when you don't live with your children, when mommy has a potty-mouth, and weighing the choice whether or not to have children. You will NOT read any of that in the mainstream "parenting" magazines.

I am also happy to say that there ARE advertisements in Brain, Child Magazine, but they are few and far-between. I counted nine advertisements aside from the two "Marketplace" pages in the back of the magazine and I am also happy to report that NONE of the advertisements made my eyes hurt.

My fellow blogging mommies will appreciate that on the outside back cover of the Spring 2009 issue, there is a list of blogs written by mothers.

Are you now officially in love with Brain, Child Magazine like I am? If you're not, go check out the highlights of the Spring 2009 Issue and catch up, will you?

Okay, now that you're with me, you want to win a one-year subscription to Brain, Child Magazine and I am going to tell you how!

Brain, Child Magazine is giving away TWO FREE one-year subscriptions ($19.99 value each) to lucky ThingsMomsLike readers!

Initial Entry: Sign up for their e-mail newsletter for updates and information about what's going on at Brain, Child Magazine - The Magazine For Thinking Mothers--come back here and post the email address that you used to subscribe. You can spell out your email address if you don't want it to be linked.

TWO extra entries if you join Brain, Child's Facebook Group

Extra Entry #3 "Follow my blog" in the right column

Extra Entry #4 Join my Facebook Group

Extra Entry #5 Grab My Button and put it on your website (right column)

Extra Entry #6 Add Things Moms Like on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. You can Tweet once every day for an extra entry each day.

You must submit a separate comment for each of your entries or they will not be counted.

Giveaway ends 5/24/09

93 comments:

Jeni said...

I signed up for the mailing list!

jeni_lynATyahooDOTcom

Clane said...

Already on the email list, their facebook, your facebook and now I follow your blog as well :)

Jeni said...

I became a fan of theirs on Facebook!
Jennifer Newswanger Smith

Jeni said...

I already follow you here. :)

Anonymous said...

I signed up with Suzannelist @ sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

I signed up with the email mnoonan at nc dot rr dot com
Thanks!
I actually got my first issues of BC to read from you though Amitymama and now love the magazine!

Maura said...

I should have used my name above. I just signed up for the Facebook group, too! Thanks!

mnoonan at nc dot rr dot com

Sarah said...

I love Brain, Child! Joined facebook and the mailing list. Great giveaway! Am also reposting it on twitter as Mama Renew.

Alison said...

signed up with aaron.alison(at)shaw.ca

also joining facebook group and retweet on twitter via @sweethomebirth

thanks!!

theclevermom said...

I signed up to the mailing list!
leanne at the clever mom dot com.

The Clever Mom said...

I tweeted the giveaway, too!

Anonymous said...

I love Brain, Child - thanks for the opportunity!
mbticeATtelusDOTnet

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I signed up with onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Candice Br....

CanCan (MomMostTraveled) said...

(2)I'm a facebook fan!

Candice Br....


onlycancan ta hotmail tod com

MoreThanMommy said...

I signed up with the same email address that's in my profile.

Kids Travel Happy said...

Subscribed with tracyn@kidstravelhappy.com! LOVE the mag too. Also became fan on FB.
:-)

Michelle said...

Oh, I would love this! I became a fan of theirs on facebook.

Michelle

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

And signed up for their newsletter! Thanks for the opportunity.

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

sunnymum said...

Subscribed cbeargie (at) yahoo.com

Elita said...

I have been signed up for their email list for a long time already.

leetiebug1 at aol

Elita said...

I tweeted.
@blacktating

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Brea's Mommy said...

I signed up
dreamweaver21us(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

Brea's Mommy said...

I follow you

Michelle said...

I signed up for your Facebook group!

Michelle Est.

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

Annnnd I am slow to come to Twitter, but I follow you there now and sent my first tweet...

@ espacemichelle


jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Michelle said...

I voted -- go team!

jaltmichelle at hotmail dot com

Sarah @ Mom Balance said...

I'm now on their mailing list!

mombalance at gmail tod com

Arin said...

I signed up for thier newsletter
arianiah@hotmail.com

Arin said...

I became a fan on facebook
arianiah@hotmail.com

Arin said...

I follow your blog
arianiah@hotmail.com

Arin said...

i became a fan of their's on facebook entry 1.
arianiah@hotmail.com

Arin said...

I became a fan of their's on facebook entry 2.
arianiah@hotmail.com

Michelle said...

Tweeted @ espacemichelle.

Happy Mother's Day!

Michelle said...

A Monday Tweet @ espacemichelle! Thanks! Am starting to figure it out.

Krista said...

I signed up for the newsletter. luvschweetheart at hotmail.com

Krista said...

I became a fan of their facebook page. Krista Michelle Schaffner

Krista said...

I already follow your blog :)

Krista said...

I became a fan of your facebook page
Krista Michelle Schaffner

Krista said...

I already have your button on my blog :)

Krista said...

I already follow you on twitter and I tweeted this giveaway

Amy Webb said...

Joined the email list, Facebook group and now I'm following you. Thanks for the heads up about this magazine.

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

Joined your FB fan page!
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

Following you on Twitter.
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

signed up for the email newsletter
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...
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Bonnie said...

following your blog!
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

following Brain, Child Mag. on FB also!!!
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

added Things Mom Likes on Twitter!
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

joined your FB group
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Bonnie said...

following your blog
berazay@mbx.nmc.edu

Michelle said...

Cheer up, Charlie -- sorry about that!

Tuesday Tweet @ espacemichelle

KrisB said...

I signed up for the Brain Child newsletter!

KrisB said...

I'm following your blog now, too. :)

KrisB said...

And....I follow you on Twitter and just tweeted about this giveaway! Great site, great giveaway! Thanks!

Jeni said...

Just tweeted again.

Michelle said...

Tweeted on Wednesday @ espacemichelle.

Thanks!

Jena said...

I signed up for the newsletter!

jena_indy at yahoo.com

Jena said...

Joined your facebook group!

Jenaffer Brandt Jenkins

bonsmom said...

I signed up for the mailing list- thank you for this- I forgot to change my email with them- I LOVE brain, child!

shopica at gmail dot com

bonsmom said...

now a facebook fan of brain, child

shopica at gmail dot com

bonsmom said...

twice :)

shopica at gmail dot com

bonsmom said...

AND i joined your FB group!

shopica at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

Thursday Tweet @ espacemichelle

Jeni said...

Tweeted again:
http://twitter.com/JeniSmith

Stefanie Hartman said...

signed up for Brain Child Magazines email newsletter. What a find. This magazine is a great new discovery for me. Blessings, Stefanie Hartman fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow your blog fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

1 fav'd on Facebook the magazine fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

2 fav'd on Facebook the magazine fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

fav'd you on Facebook fhartman@frontiernet.net

Stefanie Hartman said...

follow you on Twitter and tweeted id keepsakebaby

keepsakebabyhttp://bit.ly/EoxnU Brain Child Magazine Giveaway at thingsmomslike.com
less than 5 seconds ago from web

Karen @ New & Green Baby Co said...

Tweeted the contest @newandgreenbaby Thanks!

Lexi said...

I subscribed to the mailing list:
alexishinde at gmail dot com

Lexi said...

Am following you on twitter, & RT'd the giveaway.
@alexishinde

Michelle said...

Friday Tweet @ espacemichelle

Thanks!

Michelle said...

Saturday tweet @ espacemichelle

I was so paying attention; just missed the deadline, lol.

Jeni said...

Saturday Tweet: JeniSmith
http://twitter.com/JeniSmith

Jeni said...

I'm with you on facebook already (Jeni Newswanger smith)

Kendra said...

Just signed up for the mailing list kendra_bowling@yahooDOTcom

Kendra said...

Just became a fan of theirs on facebook

Kendra said...

Following your blog now :)

Kendra said...

Just joined your facebook group.

Kendra said...

following on twitter and just tweeted about the giveaway

kendrabowling

Kendra said...

Just added your button to my blog

kendrabowling.blogspot.com

Michelle E. said...

Monday Tweet @ espacemichelle. Thanks!

Elita said...

http://twitter.com/Blacktating/status/1847221934

I twitted!

Elita said...

I am now following your blog.

Michelle E, said...

Tuesday Tweet @ espacemichelle

Elita said...

Just realized I am already a fan of Brain, Child on Facebook. Whoo hoo!

Kendra said...

daily tweet! http://twitter.com/kendrabowling/status/1853150948

Elita said...

Daily tweet
http://twitter.com/Blacktating/status/1860690038