No More Missed Holiday Memories Due To Migraines

(Thanks to Ausanil for sponsoring this post.)

The holidays are here and, for most of us, that means spending time with the ones we love. But, let’s get real, the holidays can also mean increased stress levels. For millions of migraine sufferers, that increased stress along with changes in routine and eating habits, can mean more migraines. Those with migraines miss time spent with loved ones and time lost doing things we would rather be doing.

Ausanil is hosting the ‘Thankful for Rapid Migraine Relief’ sweepstakes to help share the message that migraines don’t have to mean missed holiday memories. Ausanil was developed by neurologist and lifelong migraine sufferer Dr. Anjan Chatterjee to treat his own migraine pain. Now, it’s being offered to millions of fellow sufferers as a non-prescription option that may help them find relief quickly and get back to doing what matters to them. (It was even featured in the December issue of Shape magazine!)

To enter the sweepstakes, complete the statement below describing an activity you enjoy during the holidays because you are not dealing with a migraine (or severe headache). Share the statement to be entered into a random drawing sponsored by Ausanil where 10 lucky entries will receive a $50 prepaid Visa gift card.

“I’m thankful for rapid migraine relief because I can _________.” (e.g., take a road trip to visit loved ones, watch holiday movies with my kids, etc.) Note: If you suffer from severe headaches such as tension, rebound, cluster, include that in your entry in place of migraine.

Make sure to follow these guidelines when entering:

  • Twitter: “Tweet” your statement and include hashtag #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and @Ausanil
  • Facebook: Post your statement on the Ausanil Facebook page and include hashtags #ThankfulforMigraineReliefSweepsEntry and #Ausanil
  • Email: You can also enter by emailing your statement to [email protected].

What a better time than now to reflect on the little things you’re able to enjoy in life? I’m sure it will put a smile on your face just thinking about it!

RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Limited to individuals who are residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age, or age of majority in state, at time of entry. Entries must be received between 10AM EST on Friday, November 21, 2014 and 4PM EST on Wednesday, December 10, 2014. Ten (10) Winners will each receive one (1) fifty dollar ($50) prepaid Visa gift card. Complete Official Rules available Here. Sponsored by VR1, Inc., 68-72 East 131st Street, Suite 307, New York, NY 10037.

Making The Best First Impression With AXE Hair {Walmart GC Giveaway}

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.)

Since having kids, I stopped spending much time on my morning routine. Working from home means I can wear comfy clothes all day long and my hair usually ends up in a ponytail because my hair takes forever to style. I used to care about making a good first impression but now I’m more worried about how my kids look than how I look. How important is making a good first impression to you? Are you the type that always strives to make the best impression you can or are you the type of person who could care less about what others think?

Regardless of your answer to the above question, I think it’s pretty safe to say that most everyone tries to make the best first impression they can when they go on job interviews. Walmart  and AXE Hair have teamed up for The Greatest Place to Work sweepstakes, inspired by the DVD release of the movie, The Internship.

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Through Oct. 23-Nov.23, just head to your local Walmart and visit via your mobile phone, answer a couple fun and easy questions and get entered to win The Greatest Place to Work sweepstakes. You could win the prizes featured below.


Isn’t that a fantastic sweepstakes!? While I don’t have all those amazing prizes to give away, I do have a $25 Walmart gift card to give away to one reader. Enter in the comments below!


{Do any or all of the following, leave a separate comment for each you do}

1) Tell me what thing helps you make a great first impression…is it your smile, your power suit, a fierce lipstick, or your fabulous personality?

2) Share this giveaway on a social network

3) Comment on another one of my blog posts

Giveaway ends November 26, 2013 at 11:59pm CST. Must be a US resident, 18 or older to enter.

#CookWithKohls Sweepstakes

I partnered with Kohl’s a lot this past Summer and Fall to show you some hot fashions but this month I’m working with them to help share the word about their new #CookWithKohls Sweepstakes. Check out the Food Network page on for loads of inspiration, recipes and pics.

I went shopping yesterday in the kitchen department at Kohl’s and was surprised by how much they offered. I had bought small appliances at Kohl’s before but hadn’t ventured into the department that much. Check out what I bought:

I got mini pie pans to make individual apple pies with all of the apples I have leftover from apple picking. I got collapsible measuring cups because we needed them. I love that they collapse to save room since we don’t have much cabinet space. I also got a dutch oven because I’ve never had one and I’ve always wanted one :)

Want to win the #CookWithKohls Sweepstakes so you can get some Food Network items of your own? To enter, log onto Twitter or Instagram and show/tell us what you’re baking for a chance to win a $500 Kohl’s Gift Card. One grand prize winner will even win a $5,000 Kohl’s Gift Card! Follow @Kohls and include the hashtag #CookWithKohls. Rules:

Here was my entry into the Sweepstakes:

See how easy that is? It took me less than a minute to enter to win a gift card! Good luck!

(Disclosure: I received a gift card from Kohl’s to go shopping but all thoughts are my own.)

Meijer’s “Most Likely To” Photo Sweepstakes

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own.)

Finish this sentence….”my child is most likely to…..”

What comes to mind first? For Jacob I’d say, “find something he is passionate about and get a Doctorate in it” and for Lucas I’d say, “be a fashion designer and develop a line of pink clothes for boys/men”.

It’s kind of fun to think about what they will be like when they get older. Meijer is inviting shoppers to post a photo that shows their kids’ unique talents and interests in becoming the next great valedictorian, athlete, humanitarian chef, etc., for the chance to win a $100 Meijer gift card (25 grand prizes). The ‘Most Likely To…’ photo sweepstakes runs from July 28 – Sept. 8, 2013.

Simply visit and submit a photo showing what your child is most likely to be when he/she grows up.

Purex’s Sharp Dressed Baby Sweepstakes {Giveaway}

Newborn, new year, new savings. Who says your baby can’t be well dressed and stay clean & fresh at the same time? Four (4) winners receive $500 to style out their “baby” for 2013, while one (1) grand prize winner walks away with $500 plus a year’s supply of Purex Baby detergent! Enter the sweepstakes here until 2/22.

Happy kids make for happy families, so start using Purex Baby detergent for your baby’s laundry. It’s hypoallergenic and dermatologist-tested.


One reader will win 3 coupons for FREE Purex Baby Detergent


(Do any or all of the following, leave a comment for each you do)

1) Leave a comment telling me why you want to win

2) “Like” Making Time For Mommy on Facebook

3)  “Like” Purex on Facebook

4) Follow @aliciamarie112 on Twitter

5) Follow @Purex on  Twitter

6) Follow me on Pinterest

7) Share this giveaway on a social network

8) Enter another one of my giveaways (found here)

Giveaway ends February 22, 2013 at 11:59pm Central time. U.S. residents 18 and older only.

(Disclosure: I received a sample of Purex Baby Detergent. This giveaway is not associated with Facebook in any way.)