TODAY IS THE DAY!!! JOIN US STARTING AT 11:00 FOR THIS UNIQUE VIRTUAL BABYSHOWER. DETAILS FOR HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE AND WATCH ARE RIGHT HERE! This is a sticky post, which means it will remain at the top of my page until after the August 25th event. Don’t forget to tune in for the Mom Is Born virtual baby shower honoring Channel Four’s Virginia Kerr. I’ve listed all the information on this exciting event in this post so you can read more about it and I even have the UStream link up so you can tune in! I hope you enjoy yourself.
On August 25, My Mommy Manual and KMOV are hosting A Mom is Born. This is a virtual baby shower with a cause! Using the transition into motherhood as a platform, A Mom is Born will raise funds for the Missouri chapter of The March of Dimes while also celebrating new life. This is only the second virtual baby shower and this year’s celebrant is Virgina Kerr, the anchor of Channel Four’s early morning program, Awake.
Becoming a new mom can be daunting and overwhelming. I remember well being pregnant with Sloan and walking the aisles of Babies “R” Us, thoroughly terrified. What would I need? What would I want? What if he was permanently and irreversibly damaged because I chose the wrong sized bottle nipple?! Gah!
So I did what any self respecting, hormonal first time mom would do – I sent a mass email to every mom I knew asking for advice. It saved my life, that email…okay that might be a little dramatic. It did save my sanity, though. And those mom friends have continued to pour into me and reassure me along the way. So now it’s my turn (and yours!) to pay it forward and share your bits of mom wisdom with a new mom to be.
There are several different ways to participate in this exciting event. The first is to simply attend. You can watch a live stream of the shower online at www.MomIsBorn.com. There will be opportunities to interact with Virginia and the shower hosts via a live chat room. Viewers (guests) will also learn how to personalize a Holding Hands bracelet. This bracelet is a sweet gift for all expectant mothers to wear during labor and delivery as a reminder of the support that she has from her closest family and friends.
A limited number of Holding Hands bracelets will also be available for purchase online with a portion of the proceeds going to The March of Dimes. You can also donate directly to The March of Dimes via the Mom Is Born website.
The virtual shower will be filled with fun, laughter and wisdom as other mothers will pass on pieces of wisdom to Virginia. You can share your own tips or advice on the website prior to the shower and earn an entry into the Raffle for that day. Raffle prizes have been generously donated by the shower sponsors: Build-a-Bear Workshop, Kolcraft, Goodnite Rooms, Pixie Posie Photography and the venue sponsor, Overlook Farm.
Overlook Farm is also offering an amazing special for all moms. From now until October 15, which is when Virginia’s baby boy is due, you can spend a relaxing night in one of their luxurious inns for only $125/night. All you have to do to receive this rate is become a fan of Overlook Farm on Facebook. If you mention the virtual shower on their fan page, you will be entered to win a Girl’s Weekend getaway for four where you can unwind on their 200 acre farm, relax in their greenhouse hot tub, explore their many gardens, or enjoy a glass of wine as you watch the sun set over the Missouri River Valley.
Not a bad deal, if you ask me.
No matter what, I hope you’ll take the time on August 25 to tune in to this special and unique virtual shower. To find out more information, or to submit your piece of mommy wisdom and be entered to win the Raffle, visit http://www.momisborn.com You can also participate by donating to The March of Dimes through the PayPal button provided below.
Maybe we can all convince her to go ahead and buy a minivan. After all, we know what they are, right?!