Power of ONE: My Mommy Manual Raffle


oneHappy July! We are so excited to announce the first month of the Power of ONE, the My Mommy Manual Raffle. We introduced the idea at It’s ALL About Mom, our mom event last May. We have an amazing corporate sponsor, Artistic Sensations and now an equally amazing non-profit partner, Parents As Teachers.


What are we doing? We were so inspired by the success and good vibes from our Mom It Forward/12 for 12k Pajama Party and our most recent Believe in Zero Red Balloon Toss! We just don’t want the Giving to end! So we’re establishing the Power of ONE, an ongoing raffle starting TODAY… to raise money all year long for a charity selected by YOU!

parentsasteachersWe happen to agree that Parents As Teachers is in perfect alignment with our mission of CONNECTION. Their vision is that “all children will learn, grow and develop to realize their full potential.” They achieve this by providing parents with support and encouragement during their children’s crucial early years of life.

We had an amazing meeting today with Pat Simpson at the Parents As Teachers National Headquarters. Wow! We are so excited about this collaboration.

We’ve named this program “Power of ONE” because we strongly believe that ONE person can make a difference, that ONE great parent can change the world by being a positive influence in a child’s life. It takes ONE person to believe, ONE person to empower an entire community, ONE dollar to be part of change.

1) On the first of every month, we will announce a new raffle prize.
2) To be entered into the raffle, use the ChipIn widget here to donate at least $1
3) At the end of the month, we will draw a raffle winner!

toddlersleepsackOur inaugural partner, Artistic Sensations is an online retailer that specializes in “whimsical and practical” kids bedroom decor. This month, founder (and mommy), Kim Gellman is contributing a very cool Toddler Nap/Sleeping Sack valued at $45.

C’mon! You know you want it!!!! 😉

And if you don’t already, follow these awesome women on Twitter: Pat, @psimpso and Kim @artisticsens


  1. You all look so damn cute!

  2. Don’t ya love having friends like John Haydon, girls?????

  3. my job in this video?… to distract ria. that and to say “yay!”. alot….;p

    thanks for being apart of this ya’ll. if you haven’t already, checkout http://www.parentsasteachers.org, a non-profit near and dear to my infant-massage-teaching, children-loving heart!!!

  4. ZM, I might have to get you a t-shirt that says that… “Yay!”

  5. This is so much fun. Let’s raise some funds ladies and pay it forward!

  6. Lisa Gubernik says:

    Good partner would be Friends of Kids with Cancer

  7. Thanks Lisa. I agree. Friends of Kids with Cancer is an amazing group. I’ve been to their fashion show/fundraiser’s in years past and my sister was on the board there for a few years. We will keep this in mind for the future. We are thrilled to be helping Parents As Teachers this year and hope the wine tasting party tomorrow night brings in alot of money to help much needed programing for families in need.

  8. We used random.org to draw our July winner: Junko W! Thank you so much for supporting Parents As Teachers. We hope you enjoy the Toddler Nap Sack.

    We are announcing the August raffle prize today so stay tuned!!!!!!


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