Monday, November 1, 2010

Four Days of Giveaways from Grow Modern Organic Kids: Day One


This is going to be an exciting week here on A Hen and Two (now Three) Chicks! My friend Sara Fisher and I are coordinating a great event called "Growing a Modern Organic Family" this Thursday night at Grow (a fabulous local boutique for modern organic kids).

We are so excited to spend the night with Chicago-area moms -- munching on organic goodies and learning more about how to make smart purchases for our family, courtesy of Deree Kobets (who owns Grow and knows her stuff when it comes to organic and non-toxic products for babies and kids).

We know that everyone can't make it to the big event -- but we wanted all of our readers to be able to participate in this awareness campaign. So we've planned 4 days of online giveaways from Grow.

Starting today, Sara and I will be featuring different items from Grow (and chatting a bit about the philosophy behind the store). And then we are giving all of these fabulous items away to our readers!

Today, we are focusing on the many ways that our kids and families "grow." As parents, we are faced with daily choices about the type of environment we create for the constantly-changing little people in our lives. Parents have lots of (maybe too many?) choices when it comes to furnishing their homes and outfitting their kids. The reality is that not all of the products on the market are safe for our families.

I think that Deree Kobets says it well: "If a child is surrounded by natural and non-toxic products, they will grow naturally."

After purchasing a ton of stuff for my three kids over the past seven years, I've learned that I am better off spending my (very hard-earned, thank you very much) money on a few quality, multi-functional items that endure and "grow" with our family. When it comes down to it, I'd rather invest in a few quality items than a bunch of cheap junk that my kids just end up breaking or destroying.

At Grow, Deree has done a lot of the leg work for you when it comes to choosing durable, non-toxic items. Her store features non-toxic, organic mattresses in crib and twin sizes by Naturepedic and non-toxic cribs like the Eicho by Spot On Square and alma crib by bloom. Deree can help you make smart choices when it comes to purchasing essential items that will "grow" with your growing family (like that very important mattress that your kids are going to be sleeping on every night).

Today, Grow is giving away the following package of items to one lucky reader:
Here's how you can enter to win this awesome collection of baby items:

(1) Leave a comment on this post. You can tell me about an item that you've purchased for your kids that has really "grown" with them. Or you can just leave me your email address. It's up to you.

(2) Become a Follower of the Grow blog by clicking here and adding yourself as a follower. (Leave a separate comment telling me that you've done this).

(3) Become a fan of Grow's Facebook Page. (Leave a separate comment telling me that you've done this.)

(4) If you use Twitter, retweet this giveaway for another entry.
(Leave a separate comment to let me know you've done this). You could even say something like:
  • RT@weewindycity Check out The Four Days of Giveaways from Grow Modern Organic Kids http://snurl.com/1e88cy #growmodern.
Each person can enter up to 4 separate times. All entries must be received by midnight CST on Thursday, November 4, 2010. The winner will be chosen using Random.org. I will notify the winner on Friday, November 5, 2010. Be sure to leave your email address so we can find you if you are the lucky winner!

Disclosure: I am being compensated to coordinate this awareness campaign and event for Grow.

22 comments:

Marketing Mommy said...

I'm just finishing up with baby stuff, but we've gotten 6 solid years of use out of our Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium and our convertible booster seat. And although I only had it for baby #2, I would highly recommend the Ergo Baby Carrier to any new parent.

P.S. I'd love to win this for my friend, who had baby #3 on Friday.

Anonymous said...

I love my one size cloth diapers! They will literally grow to fit my baby.

jggabel at yahoo dot com

Beth Benson said...

I recently purchased a new car seat for my daughter, now that she's moving on from the infant seat. With it going up to 70 lbs, I hope this seat grows with her for a good long while. batibbals@yahoo.com

Beth Benson said...

I also liked Grow on Facebook.
batibbals@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

My little guy is super hipster in his Grow duds.

I also liked Grow on Facebook.
shay@shaystinytreasures.com

Meghan Murray said...

Meghancmurray@gmail.com
We love the radio flyer push and peddle.

Megan Murray Elsener said...

My baby is only seven months old, so we're just figuring all the baby stuff out! Would love to try some of the Grow stuff.

@rondicasmith said...

I'm a new mom and love Grow! Such a great shop. I would love to win! Will be RT on Twitter as well (@rondicasmith)

Heidi said...

Hmmm... I'm a follower. Have been for a while now. My Moby is something that has grown with my daughter. I have a few carriers, but the Moby feels the most comfortable and cozy. It can be used as a carrier, a cover for nursing, an impromptu blanket, etc. so it is also the most versatile.

melanie said...

we got a bumbo seat with our 3rd (it wasn't around yet for my first two) and that has been a lifesaver. i would definitely rank it a "must-have." in between my last two, i lent it to two other families. i think it still will last for a few more kids...

melanie said...

i liked grow on facebook...

melanie said...

i follow the "grow" blog...

melanie(dot)myatt(at)gmail(dot)com

Elena F. said...

hi moms and dads,

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Lolo Linny said...

I really love the bum Genius 3.0 cloth diaper. My son has been using these since he was born, and they have worked great! (lololinny@gmail.com)

Lolo Linny said...

I am following the Grow blog (lololinny@gmail.com)

Lolo Linny said...

I liked Grow on Facebook. (lololinny@gmail.com)

Tannis said...

tannis_z at excite dot com
Don't have kids yet... but hopefully someday soon!

Holly said...

I am so happy to have organic kids stuff to teach my expecting friend how important it is to keep babies natural. Baby shower coming up

Holly said...

I am so happy to have organic kids stuff to teach my expecting friend how important it is to keep babies natural. Baby shower coming up

lace said...

We bought wooden blocks for the girls and they never get tired of them. They create so many different things.

Little Twig soaps smell amazing!

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