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Announcing the Winners of the Kowalli Best Mom Blogger 2013 Contest & Giveaway!

Announcing the winners of Kowalli’s Best Mom Blog Contest & Giveaway! We had a wonderful list of mom blogs supplied by you, our readers and friends. Thank you for taking the time to enter – we now have 2 winners!

Congrats to Jessica Stratton, who wins a Kowalli prize package worth $113! And the most voted-for mom blogger is Kristen from www.whenathome.com – who also wins a prize package to give away to her readers. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!


Everyone says that parenting is an adventure, but it takes skill and dedication to chart these daily ups and downs with perspective, knowledge, and often, a good deal of humor, in the form of a personal blog. The best mom bloggers share their experiences of parenthood, and in the process, teach us, inspire us, make us laugh, and hold our hand as we walk this long path of motherhood.

Before you know it, you’re part of a community of readers, sharing similar experiences and appreciating having found a human connection online.

In appreciation of the great service and sense of community that mom bloggers bring to all of us, we’re celebrating your favorites this week with an exclusive giveaway:

Announcing Kowalli’s Best Mom Blogger Contest & Giveaway!

Here’s your chance to nominate your favorite mom blogger and be entered to win a Kowalli prize package worth $113: The Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover plus a KozyHat and pair of Snuggleboots to keep your little one close to you and snug from head to toe.

All you need to do is comment below with the name and website of your #1 bloggess, and a brief statement of what you love about it. But it doesn’t end there – the blog author with the most votes will also receive an exclusive discount code for her fans *plus* a Kowalli prize package (Set of 3) to give away to her readers! So think hard, and nominate the mom blogger now who has most touched your life, made you laugh, or cry, or jump for joy, or simply helped you feel not so alone in your parenting journey.

The two prize winners will be given the choice of either one of the two Kowalli Prize Packages pictured below:

Pictured at left: Onyx/Shining Sea/Kaleidoscope prize package.

Pictured at right: Turtle/Eggplant/Antipasto prize package.

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Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover Onyx Shining SeaEggplant


Winner will be announced here on the Kowalli blog on Thanksgiving Day, November 28.

Don’t forget to spread the word! Earn a Bonus Entry – Click on the Tweet button at the bottom of the page to send an instant tweet with contest details:


Bloggers, we have your button all ready to go:

(Please link to:   http://kowalli.com/blog/2013/11/20/kowallis-best-mom-blogger-2013-contest-giveaway)

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Contest Rules: You may enter as many times as you wish, but please nominate each blog only once. Bloggers may vote once for their own blogs. Giveaway Prize Package includes one Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover, one KozyHat, and one pair of SnuggleBoots, per each winner. Blogger will additionally win a 10% discount coupon to offer readers at their discretion. Winner must choose from the color options supplied above. KozyHats and SnuggleBoots are available in sizes 0-6 months or 6-12 months. Contest winner must supply a shipping address either in the USA or Canada.

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87 Responses to Announcing the Winners of the Kowalli Best Mom Blogger 2013 Contest & Giveaway!

  1. Michelle November 20, 2013 at 2:56 pm #


  2. Aleasha November 20, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    Erica from http://www.everythingmomandbaby.com/

    Erica is always blogging and doing giveaways for all of the newest and trending products. She is always willing to answer any question you ask her as well as give you an honest answer or opinion on whatever your mom and baby needs!

  3. Ali November 20, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    julia from ‘A Little Bit of All of it.’

    She does natural remedies, cloth diapers, breastfeeding, cosleeping, you get it. She is a great writer, and test drives the best products available. I love her blog

  4. Sharon B November 20, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    Jenny from According to Jenny. I love her blog and she loves babywearing so much. I’d love to see her win.

  5. Angela Rhodes Ingles November 20, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    I have so many mama bloggers that I just love! It’s hard to pick just one. According to Jenny is one of my many favorites.

    • Angela Rhodes Ingles November 20, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

      I forgot to say why I’m voting for her – I love all her tips! I’m expecting my husband and I’s first child. All the posts with reviews, tips, etc. are very helpful for a first-time mama-to-be!

    • Alizah November 21, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Angela, you can vote for as many bloggers as you wish- just remember to enter each one in a separate comment! -Alizah

  6. Amy November 20, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    This bloggess exposes me to all natural ways of living and mommy-ing that I never knew existed. I love how “crunchy” she is!

    • Amy November 20, 2013 at 9:16 pm #


  7. Beth Rees November 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    I really like Mama’s Baby Cupcakes because of the real life stories and real reviews!
    tweet https://twitter.com/Gkeeper333/status/403347099153989632

  8. Carly Tea November 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Lyz Lenz from http://www.lyzlenz.com because she keeps it real, adds a dose of humor when describing the tough moments, and doesn’t pretend to have the parenting thing down perfectly. Plus her kids are adorable and her daughter always says the cutest things.

  9. Kimmie Kim November 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    I would pick Jenny from According to Jenny. Love that she love babywearing and love her giveaways!

  10. Terra Agueda November 20, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    http://www.momswhodrinkandswear.com is my absolute fave! Nicole Knepper is an awesome writer, who keeps it real. she gives her viewpoints realistically and true- pull-no-punches kind of writing style.

  11. Lisa Jennings November 20, 2013 at 11:10 pm #

    Brittany of http://www.pistachioproject.com/. Love following her blog.

  12. Melissa D'Ambrosia November 21, 2013 at 1:23 am #

    I love Erica from confessionsofahomeschooler.com. She provides so many resources for homeschoolers, as well as as kid crafts, activities, free printables, meal planning advice, and so much more!

  13. Sue November 21, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    I love soulemama.com! Amanda is a great inspiration for crafts, farming, and raising kids!

  14. Karyn Franz November 21, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    When at home!! I love her spunk and outlook on life.

  15. Heather R. November 21, 2013 at 7:49 am #

    I really enjoy Ruth from Viva Veltoro! She always has great reviews and blogs about cloth diapering and babywearing!! Good luck to all :o)

  16. Marie H. November 21, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    So many good ones out there, but I vote for Amelia from talesofamountainmama.com. I love learning new ways to get kids outside and so grateful for her gear reviews especially the winter ones!

  17. Gabrielle November 21, 2013 at 10:08 am #

    Kristen from When At Home. She is witty, funny, and down to earth. Talks about all the hardships of motherhood while remaining positive. She’s awesome!

  18. katie c November 21, 2013 at 10:35 am #

    Kristen is an awesome testimony to so many moms. Shes real and doesnt sugar coat the good, the bad, or the poop. Shes endured through so much and her perseverance is awe-inspiring. The love for her family & life is one that leaves her readers feeling refreshed, blessed, and grateful for our individual ups&downs. The encouragement and “do what you gotta do” attitude are always a great reassurance ,as a fellow mother of two boys (our third son due in about 3weeks), that I look forward to each time she cranks out another awesome read. Kristen deserves this achievement. Shes conquered so much already with the grace of God.

  19. Christine M November 21, 2013 at 4:09 pm #

    Julie from A Year with Mom and Dad. I have followed her for 3 years, learning about cloth diapers and her family adventures.

  20. Aurora P November 21, 2013 at 7:19 pm #

    Best MOM blog

  21. Becki Witherow November 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm #

    I love playathomemomllc.com! She has such fun activities and great toy lists.

  22. Amanda Selenke November 22, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    I like Kansas city mom’s blog!

    • Amanda Selenke November 22, 2013 at 9:59 am #

      I am voting for them because I like her articles and she is a local blogger (I am in KC)

  23. Melissa G November 22, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    Kristen from When at Home. I am a realist – and a mamma of 4 small boys – having someone to read who is witty & frank makes you feel like we are all connected, and share similar ups and downs as parents – even when we don’t want to admit it!
    Thanks Kowalli for the awesome giveaway! Makes for a really great way to show some virtual mom support!!

  24. Melissa G November 22, 2013 at 9:52 am #

    Oh and Tweeted link :)

  25. Amanda Selenke November 22, 2013 at 10:00 am #

    Another favorite blog is http://theprogressiveparent.org/ She is an amazing, strong mama who has gone through so much in the last year.

  26. Jessica R November 22, 2013 at 10:11 am #

    Jen from “Life with Levi”

    I love her straight forward talk & her ability to share everything with her readers.

  27. Sarah November 22, 2013 at 10:12 am #

    Tweeted! https://twitter.com/Miyabi_Na/status/403903619151306753

  28. Sarah November 22, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Oh man I follow so many mama blogs – it’s so hard to choose just one favorite!

    Taza’s blog is amazing..been following it for years! http://lovetaza.com/

  29. Elizabeth Godschalx Wisniewski November 22, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    Amber from crappy pictures. I feel like she and I live parallel lives. From the cats to the kids , to the trips to target. She nails it :) http://crappypictures.com/

  30. leslie lundeen November 22, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    Thrifty Nifty Mommy. Great reviews on current and trendy products.


  31. Katie S. November 22, 2013 at 11:32 am #

    Angela from http://www.lifewithmylittles.blogspot.com Love all of her natural minded reviews, cloth diaper knowledge and giveaways too!

  32. Jessica Stratton November 22, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I love Kim from Dirty Diaper Laundry. She is funny and she seems like a normal mom. Her boys are great and her site really helped me with cloth diapers and babywearing. She has great giveaways and a lot of followers. She also has the best YouTube videos for just about every cloth diaper and other products. Great video quality and a lot of information! I have five kids and two in cloth. I love to read her new blog posts and videos.

  33. Jessica Stratton November 22, 2013 at 11:41 am #

    I also like Erica from confessionsofahomeschooler.com She always has great free printables for teaching my children. She also gives tips on how to lay our the classroom and how her days go. It’s very helpful. My son really needs this prize pack. I put him in the boba when ever we leave the house. The poor guy wears a hat and I try to hold the blanket over him. This would be so much better for him. We live in Minnesota where it gets really cold.

  34. T. wilson November 22, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    I tweeted today :)

  35. T. wilson November 22, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Forgot to add the link, sorry


  36. T. wilson November 22, 2013 at 11:45 am #

    My vote for the best mom blogger goes to the ladies over at http://www.thenursemommy.com/

  37. A. Boswell November 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Meghan Ward, http://meghanjoyward.com

    I love her blog as she is a professional and mom who inspires me everyday! In a month I will become a first time mom, and the thought of having to limit my adventurous lifestyle, scared the heck out of me. Meghan makes it possible to live the lifestyle while being a great mom. Her recommendations on baby gear are amazing!

  38. Tiffany Elkins November 22, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    Mama natural for sure because I love all of her recipes they have helped us so much and I love natural living :-)

  39. Tiffany Elkins November 22, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    My sippy runneth over because its my family :-)

  40. Tiffany Elkins November 22, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Happy mothering great giveaways and reviews and advice.

  41. Alissa Mattina November 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    She’s a mom like all of us, but she’s also been the judged by society, and yet she is still going!

  42. Alexia November 22, 2013 at 3:38 pm #

    I would like to nominate http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com. Her blog not only has wonderful blog posts including reviews and parenting but she is committed to bringing awareness to suicide prevention which includes crisis resources. She also is an advocate for mental health, self care and positive self image. I think this is so important with all the bullying that goes on and can/will affect each child (into adulthood). These are just some of the many reasons I would like to nominate Cristi from http://www.motherhoodunadorned.com. =) -Alexia

  43. Leandra Davidson November 22, 2013 at 3:45 pm #

    http://Www.lifewithlevi.com Jen is real and honest and hilarious! She is always hosting giveaways and giving me a fresh perspective.

  44. Rachel Valentine November 22, 2013 at 4:21 pm #

    Jacinda from Growing Home

    She has great post, giveaways that don’t take over her whole blog, and has a great presence on Facebook :)

  45. Caitlyn Buscemi November 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    Favorite blogger is Jodi Furman..lots of great deals and money saving tips! http://Www.livefabuless.com

  46. Maureen Modic November 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm #

    I like viva veltoro! I recently found it and really enjoy the posts!

  47. Lindsay Thomas November 22, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Love her blog, great info

  48. Julia November 22, 2013 at 11:16 pm #

    Kristen from whenathome.com I have been so encouraged by her writing and her ability to find joy in the hardships of parenting young boys, as I am a mother of 3 myself. She makes me laugh and sometimes cry at her raw honesty and adventures!

  49. Gabrielle November 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm #

    Kristen from When At Home! Seriously though. This woman is awesome. She makes the best of motherhood and makes it funny! So important to laugh. Plus it’s rare to find a blogger who is a legitimately cool person. Very down to earth and doesn’t simply put on her best face so everyone will like her.

  50. Jessica Sanders November 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm #

    Ruth from Viva Veltoro!!

  51. Christy G November 23, 2013 at 3:09 pm #

    I love Ruth from Viva Veltoro. She has awesome reviews and giveaways and she seems like a really nice person :)

  52. Megan K November 23, 2013 at 7:45 pm #

    Kristen from When At Home! I love seeing her posts on facebook, I enjoy reading what she writes, she says things in the cutest and most sincere way. She just seems like a very lovely person, I feel like I know her from what she writes.

  53. Sarah November 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    My favourite blog is http://www.rockiesfamilyadventures.com/ Lots of great info on getting outside with kids!

  54. Sarah November 24, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    I also love http://adventurousparents.com/ by Meghan. Good reviews and info on getting outside!

  55. Kate November 25, 2013 at 9:09 am #

    Mary on http://www.tallmomtinybaby.com – she’s honest, funny, and loves sharing the adventures with her baby. She always recommends great products and posts informational reviews and recipes!

  56. Beth VB November 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    Love http://www.vivaveltoro.com

    She’s one of the first I go to to search reviews when needing an honest and informative opinion on something!

  57. lisa bolduc November 25, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    jenny from according to jenny!

  58. Valerie November 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    Erica from http://www.everythingmomandbaby.com

    Such an honest and nice blogger! Really value her opinion!

  59. Britni Bradford November 27, 2013 at 8:29 am #

    Change-Diapers.com great topics, love her giveaway linky http://www.change-diapers.com

  60. Britni Bradford November 27, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    The Leaky Boob http://www.theleakyboob.com

    Very supportive of breastfeeding and babywearing. Great community online.

  61. Britni Bradford November 27, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    ELF: A family blog

    Very transparent and honest mama. Super sweet. Love her openness.

  62. Britni Bradford November 27, 2013 at 8:34 am #

    Thrfity Nifty Mommy

    I confess…. I love her giveaways

  63. Britni Bradford November 27, 2013 at 8:35 am #

    Baby Gizmo
    The best video product reviews and product rankings by category

  64. Rebecca Evans-Dennison November 27, 2013 at 8:37 am #

    I like First Time Mom. She is enthusiastic and has good ideas. http://www.firsttimemommn.com/

  65. Miranda November 27, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    I like http://soeasybeinggreen-blog.com/ because Lindsey is real and gives helpful information about making life more green! She also has great giveaways!

  66. Miranda November 27, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    I tweeted the link! :)

  67. diane sabatini November 27, 2013 at 8:54 am #


    I love this blog. She rocks!

  68. Rachel D November 27, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    According to Jenny.

  69. Sarah November 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm #

    http://talesofamountainmama.com/ is also a great blog because she reviews so many of items I’m thinking of buying.

  70. Sarah November 27, 2013 at 12:30 pm #

    http://kidproject.org/ is also awesome because Alyssa has a lot of great info on getting outside with your kids and how you can get them to love it at any age.

  71. Claiborne November 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    Princess among superheroes.

  72. ginger g. November 27, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    Miranda from Mommy Miranda. I like her blog because she reviews natural products and cloth diapering products! She also shares bible verses and has encouraging posts as well. http://mommymiranda.blogspot.com

  73. WT November 27, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

    When at Home is an awesome blog!!

  74. Gabrielle November 27, 2013 at 6:45 pm #

    She’s so good I’m voting again. Kristen from when at home! So witty and honest. Love reading everything she posts.

  75. Leela R. November 27, 2013 at 11:58 pm #

    I vote for according to jenny for all her great baby wearing tips and giveaways.

  76. Julie November 28, 2013 at 4:44 am #

    When at home!

  77. Alizah November 28, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    We’re doing the count now! We’ll post a comment here in a few hours revealing the contest winners. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

  78. Alizah November 28, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    And we have our winners! Jessica Stratton, congratulations! Your name was picked using random.org – you win a Kowalli prize package comprised of one Kowalli Baby Carrier Cover, a KozyHat, and a pair of SnuggleBoots! Please email me at alizah@kowalli.com to set up your shipment. And as for the most voted-for mommy blogger…..the winner is http://www.whenathome.com – congratulations Kristen! Please contact us and we can get your prize package out to you. Thanks so much to everyone for participating – we learned so much from you, and now have oh so many great blogs to recommend to our friends. Check in tomorrow morning for some Black Friday deals at http://www.kowalli.com. Thanks everyone!

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