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For the 100th Anniversary of Mother’s Day, Hallmark Celebrates First Time Moms

From the moment you find out you are harboring a stow-away to the first time you hear them cry and to every “first” moment you’ll experience with them for the rest of your life, being a first time mom is pretty incredible. Everyone has their own story and in a nutshell, this is mine…

It was love at first sight….ish.

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And after a few shenanigans …

Ok maybe a few more …

This happened.

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and it just kept getting bigger…

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until the day…

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we became a family.

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And I was like most new moms during this time, caught between a feverish thirst for knowledge and the uncontrollable desire to document everything. I used the internet and perfect strangers for support and encouragement and also turned to our own mothers and grandmothers for advice and love, because even though we become first time moms just once, luckily we all have a built in network of moms before us.

With our family spread across the US and the world, I am always looking for ways to include our moms and grandmothers along the way, no matter where they live or how often we get to see them. The folks over at Hallmark practically wrote the book on keeping in touch with loved ones across the miles and I’m thrilled at how they are constantly introducing creative and fun ideas and products to do so. My favorite out right now are photo kits called Pics ‘n’ Props. 

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This post is written on behalf of Hallmark by me. All opinions are 100% mine.

We are using the Show Grandma Love kit to send a fun message to Gramms this Mother’s Day that I’m sure she will be thrilled with!

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I love that this was a really quick and easy project and that the props can be saved and reused.  Since the kit comes with a frame, you can print the photos at home and the gift is ready to go almost instantly!

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Mother’s Day, Hallmark is asking YOU to nominate a first-time mom to receive a Mother’s Day care package filled with Hallmark products to help celebrate her baby’s precious first milestones! 

So go ahead – nominate someone…because when you do, YOU’LL be entered to win one of five Hallmark Gold Crown gift cards ($100 value each)! (Nominations will be accepted from April 2nd – April 30th)

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This post is written on behalf of Hallmark by me. All opinions are 100% mine.

Jeana S

Jeana S

Research lab rat turned travel mom, Jeana S writes about gadgets, tech, entertainment, weddings and of course, travel. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and playing robots with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in Ben's underwear drawer.

20 Comments

  1. April 12, 2014 at 4:16 am — Reply

    These are great. I didn’t realize it was the 100 year anniversary. Congrats, love all the photos.

  2. Debbie Hyatt
    April 12, 2014 at 5:50 am — Reply

    Nice story about yourself !!!!

  3. April 12, 2014 at 8:59 am — Reply

    aww what great photo memories! Man I hope I look that good in a bathing suit when I have a bun in the oven. lol

  4. April 12, 2014 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    That is such a fun story. Love the photos.

  5. April 12, 2014 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    Such happy pictures, I wish I could have experienced a romance/dating like this before having kids. You guys look so happy together!

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