The Summer Must-Haves for Mom EVENT!

I have been SO excited about this for weeks now! If you don’t know what you’ve reached here on The Road to Domestication, basically, you’ve just entered a dream world, complete with fantastic giveaways of amazing treasures (seriously, scroll down and see!) and a pretty great link-up where you can add YOUR posts! So…keep on reading…you’ll be SO glad you did!

Welcome!!! Can you believe we’re back for a third #SummerMustHaves event?! I’ll tell you…the first year we did this, it was small potatoes. But it was crazy fun to do a little something just for mamas. Since that inaugural giveaway (also our first giveaway ever…we do it big around here!), we’ve only grown, and this year’s event promises to be EPIC. Not only have we increased our grand prize count to FOUR huge prize bundles, we’ve got some killer co-hosts, a link up for all things mama and summer-centric, and some really awesome sponsors. As if that’s not enough, we are bringing you two weeks of fun across twelve blogs! You read that right folks…for the next two weeks, we’re bringing you summer related product reviews, DIYs, how-tos, freebies, games, chats and more!


Ready to meet the bloggers bringing the party to your corner of the interwebs?

The crew here at The Evolution of Mom (you might know us already…if not, hey there! We look forward to getting to know you!)

Jen and Rach


And here are the lovely ladies that just couldn’t wait to bring their readers a little bit of summer lovin’ too:

Co-Host Collage

From top left: Anita at One Sleepy Mommy/Elizabeth at Life at Home/Jules at One Ruud Mom

Erin at From Cubicle to Home/Lory at The Robin’s Nest Designs/Kristen at The Road to Domestication

Brandyn from Life, Motherhood, and the Pursuit of Happiness/Stephanie from Sharing A to Z/Erin from My Monkeys and Me

Ida from Second Chances Girl/Penny from Penny’s Passion

Down below, you’ll find a link up, and we want to see all your hard work! Show us any and everything you think moms need to know to be ready for the upcoming summer season. Over the course of the two week event, we’re going to be featuring tons of your work, so be sure to grab a Summer Must Haves button and link back if you want us to show off your work!

The rules: No linkups or giveaways. For this event only, we WILL allow roundups. We reserve the right to remove links that break the rules, and/or links that are not in keeping with The Evolution of Mom’s values…keep it clean, no judging…just be nice, and we’re happy!

And now, because you’ve been so patient, we’re going to really give up the goods…keep reading to find out the deets on this year’s prize bundles!

This year, instead of just tossing some of our faves into a tote, we decided to have a little fun with it. Each bundle is themed this year, based on the type of mama you are, or the type of mama you might want to be. We plan to keep the full details under wraps, because who couldn’t use more happy surprises?– But we’ll share the pics so you have some idea!

For your viewing pleasure:







and Relaxed:


Enter using the giveaway app below. Remember to complete all mandatory steps in order to qualify.

As a bonus: All of our co-hosts have agreed to offer new subscribers a bonus entry. What does that mean for you? Simply visit any or all of our co-hosts. Using the method they’ve outlined, subscribe to their blog. It’s that simple. They will track all new subscribers for the duration of the event, and at the end, we will manually add all of the bonus entries. That means, on top of your basic entries, you could get up to TWELVE bonus entries! Twelve additional chances to win one of those four bundles, and a chance to keep tabs on your new favorite bloggers. What could be better?!

Oh wait…it gets better. Want to win additional prizes? Want to win them instantly? Then be sure to join us for one of our additional mini events during this two week party. On Thursday April 30th, at 8pm MST (10pm EST, 7pm Pacific) we’re hosting a Twitter party called Summer Beauty, where we will discuss…you guessed it…all facets of mom’s summer beauty routine. We’ll chat tips, budget, brands, and more! During that event, we will have two great prizes up for grabs.

And on Wednesday, May 6th at 8pn MST, we’ll have a second chat, titled Just for Mom. We’re going to discuss things like staying fit while your kids are home for the summer, making time for yourself, sanity savers, and more. Again, we’ll be offering two prizes! To find either party, simply search for the hashtag #SummerMustHaves.

And if Twitter chatting isn’t your thing, stay tuned on your co-hosts’ Facebook pages for the duration of the event. We’ll be offering ‘blink and you’ll miss them’ flash giveaways of TONS of great product samples for the whole two weeks! We may even have a couple of full-sized goodies to go along with product reviews…because what fun are freebies if you can’t share?!

To keep up on all the latest action from the link party AND from our co-hosts, we invite you to follow our board Summer Must Haves for Mom on Pinterest!

Special thanks to our sponsors Michele and Russell Ford for some fabulous Miche and Seacret goodies to offer our readers. If you’d like to know more about either brand, you can find Russell and Michele here and here. If you’re Colorado Springs local, stay tuned for some exciting news from them later this week!

Whew! You made it through! Now comes the fun part. Drop your links in the party below, hit up the giveaway app to enter to win one of those killer prizes, and then join us on Facebook or Twitter for tons of mom friendly summer fun! Thanks for joining us, we sure do love having you all around!

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Due to the amount of comments from all of my wonderful readers, it is not always possible for me to respond to each one. However, I absolutely do read them all, and if you’d like to address something specific, or have a question for me, please don’t hesitate to email me at I will respond to your email as soon as possible! Thank you for visiting the blog! 



6 thoughts on “The Summer Must-Haves for Mom EVENT!

  1. I love that tweet box! I might need to pick your brain on how you did that. What a fantastic idea! Thanks for co-hosting with us. I am beyond thrilled to have you!!


  2. That is some big giveaway event you Mom’s are throwing! It does sound like lots and lots of fun and is going to make 4 Mom’s very very happy when they win!

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