Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates
* = required field

#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY TWELVE.

#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY TWELVE.

 
1,088
 
day12cover

So, this contest has come to an end.  I hope you’ve all enjoyed #12DaysOfBabyGuy:  The Sequel, and I hope you’ll all be around for things I have in-store in 2013.  I’ve got a LOT going on right now that I’ve not been public about, but when I can share I will.  Speaking of sharing, let me share today’s prizes.

 

Sharing could be today’s motto, but it’s definitely the motto that pediped lives by.  Shoes and baby clothes aren’t really my area, but this year I was fortunate enough to have dinner with the pediped gang at ABC Kids Expo.  I always knew their shoes were cute, well-made, and have memory foam insoles that I am VERY VERY jealous of—what I didn’t know about was their philanthropic work.  In the eight years that pediped has been in existence, they’ve donated $1.7 MILLION worth of product and financial support to children in need (this includes over 445,000 to Make-A-Wish Foundation and 2,000 pairs of shoes to children in Haiti).  Making sure children have a great start, and great shoes, is so important to pediped that they actually began the pediped foundation in 2010.  The operating costs of the pediped foundation are actually covered by pediped management and employees, which ensures that 100% of funds raised by the foundation go to children who need them.  The food at dinner was wonderful, but what I learned about the brand and the friendships I made trump that.  Friends I will continue to support as I can.  Strong work, pediped.  Strong.  Work.  Today’s winner will receive a $200 gift card to pediped’s online store.  Psssst, moms:  they’re launching a line of women’s shoes next year.  Brian James Footwear.  You’ve been warned.  You’ll be comfortable.

 

Sharing is a wonderful thing for kids to learn, and another way to do this is with SparkBox.  You can think of SparkBox as Netflix for toys.  Working with the absolute TOP brands in the juvenile toy industry (Plan, Tegu, Melissa and Doug, ALEX, and many more), SparkBox sends a box of age-appropriate toys to your door for your kids to enjoy.  They’re safety-inspected, sterilized, and ready for the kiddos to enjoy.  When you’re finished, box them up and send them back—and then you’ll get a new box.  It’s a really cool idea I was actually completely unaware of until recently (toys aren’t really my main focus), but I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to share this with you guys.  The winner of today’s package will receive a 4-month subscription to SparkBox worth $79.

 

I know you’ll probably have your own toys at home, and if you’ve been following this contest you should be familiar with Swoop Bags.  Constructed of high-quality (and colorful!) canvas, this is a play mat that actually transforms into a storage bag simply by pulling on built-in drawstring cords.  They’re a terrific idea, and can also encourage kids to pick up their own disast—I mean, MESS—and contain it.  The winner receives a Swoop Mini—ideal for smaller toys—worth $24.

 

If you’ve been following me at all, or have ever been to my site (actually, you’re on it right now–nevermind), you’ve noticed I am a HUGE FAN of Magic Beans.  I love what they do, I love how they do it, I love that they’ve become my “family away from family.”  When I first began working retail at the BigBoxBaby store, I stumbled upon the Magic Beans blog, Spilling the Beans, and realized that baby gear could be fun—that you could be wacky with it and still be informative.  I fully credit them with getting me interested in this industry and continuing to be a source of information, guidance, laughs, friendship, and spectacular food as I forge whatever path this is that I am currently on… Magic Beans is going to give the winner of today’s package a kickboard USA micro mini 3-in-1 scooter.  Suitable from 1-5 years, this scooter  morphs from a seat they “scoot” on through a scooter they can cruise about on, and it retails for $114.99.  Want some other loot from Magic Beans?  They’re also throwing in a $50 gift card.  Shop small biz, kids.  It’s important.

 

Maclaren is more than a stroller manufacturer.  They also make many stroller accessories that are actually compatible with other brands—regardless of the stroller you have.  I saw these products when I was visiting their showroom in SoHo in NYC, and they’re wicked cute.   Featuring a two-sided design (one with a map design with landmarks all over it, the other with Beg Ben embroidered in the corner), their Reversible Buggy Blanket is warm and great for trendy and well-traveled tots (or those who just want to be).  Their Reversible Seat Liner is also multi-stroller-compatible, and features the same great London design features.  Throw in the bright Luggage Tag, and you’ve got the City Centre Style Set which retails for $60 if you purchase in their online store (a savings of $20).

 

I am not sure what stroller you’re going to use in your day-to-day life but you’re gonna need to keep it clean.  So you’re going to receive the BuggyLOVE Stroller Cleaning Kit.  They’ve given the winner of EVERY STROLLER given out during this contest one of their wonderful kits.  You guys rock.  You’re gonna love this stuff.  The BuggyLOVE Stroller Cleaning Kit Retails for $49.99.

 

I’m also a big fan of Clek.  Their booster seats are top-of-the-line in terms of quality and comfort, not to mention the fact that they use LATCH so your booster seats don’t slide all over your backseat when not in-use.  These are booster seats that kids will NOT be embarrassed to sit in, which means they’ll sit in them longer—and that’s a very good thing ;)   Clek is donating an Olli Backless Booster to the winner.  So go pick out which style you want if you win this ;)   OH, and look for my review of the Foonf soon….I am just sayin….

 

 

This brings the package of today’s prizes to just over $700.  I truly hope you’ve all had a great time with this contest, and I look forward to the future with you guys.

 

Oh.  That’s not all.  As if.  Once I am back in NYC in January, the winner will receive a special holiday stocking.  FROM ME.  I am not sure what it’s going to be yet, but IT IS CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO SUCK, I can promise you that.  Could be a baby carrier, could be a stroller, could be a bag of random baby things–could be COMPLETELY NOT BABY-RELATED….who knows???  I wanted this last gift to be different and a bit special–something from ME—and I thought this would keep you guessing ;)  If it is a product, my ONLY stipulation with this one is that I want YOU to review it for ME.  Use it for a bit—send me your thoughts and a pic and I’ll feature it on my site and properly pimp it out ;)   And if you live in NYC, I’ll deliver it to you myself…..if you live elsewhere, if you want to fly me to your house you’ll get the same treatment ;)

 

And THAT takes the total of this prize package to ?????????????????????????

 

Go enter now.  And if you win something you don’t need or want, please consider donating to a shelter or charity.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

SHARE THIS ARTICLE:
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • email
  • Print

 

1,088 Responses to “#12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel. DAY TWELVE.”

  • Rishi says:

    i am thankful for my amazing family :)

  • Shellie Givens says:

    I am thankful for the life my husband provides for our family :-) and that I have a family

  • Lauren T says:

    I think we all are wishing for PEACE in 2013. Sounds like a corny Miss America answer but it is the truth. Also, thank you for all your work bringing moms some much needed info :)

  • shannon says:

    I am thankful for my beautiful kids and wish for next yr to have financial stability

  • Julia F says:

    Merry Christmas! Awesome giveaways!

  • Laurie says:

    I am thankful for my little family and how lucky we are to be so loved.

  • mindy says:

    I’m expecting my 4th BOY in March! My oldest is 4.5 yrs. 4 boys under 5…

  • Sonya Morris says:

    I am so thankful for my husband and kids! Thank you for the entertaining and informative work you do on your page, blog and twitter!

  • Heidi H. says:

    I lost my mom 4 1/2 months ago, but due to the recent tragedy in CT, i am thankful that my mom was able to live for 53 years.

  • Aura says:

    I would love to work for a baby planner it sounds like the dream job

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      hahaha…one day I’ll write a post about being a “baby planner”—it is NOT what people think….at all….but the moment i can hire an assistant I’ll be putting out a notice ;)

  • Karissa says:

    For 2013 I hope for another eventful year with my kiddos && your your site to continue to grow and that you educate more families with your awesome reviews.

  • leslie dickinson says:

    Im a first time mom, long time aunt, in April

  • Rochel S says:

    I am thankful that my family and I are healthy, we have jobs and I am thankful for my 2 adorable kids that I love so much!
    I am thankful to you for your honest and helpful reviews and opinions. And of course for your awesome giveaways!

  • Debbie says:

    I am thankful for my baby girl. even after the nicu, different specialists, and surgery she is a happy, and healthy, 15 month old!

  • Kate Santiago says:

    For 2013 I wish happiness and health for all of my loved ones!!

  • Jackye says:

    For my life my everything my kids, I want them to have a year of good health, a year full of new experiences and wonderful learning possibilities. I want them to be better little people, be more into caring about the less fortunate and helping out any way they can. This year they were all into donating toys and whatever money they found in my wallet. Lol.

  • Andrea says:

    i’m so glad i found out bout ur page! im expecting my first in May and can use all baby gear knowledge i can get! U share info in a fun and interesting way! keep it up! merry christmas!

  • Jess M. says:

    Thank you so much for the awesome baby gear advice you give! I wish I had found you sooner!

  • Ashley says:

    Thanks so much for introducing me to Buggy Love. I am orally buying it to clean up our BOB. Merry merry and happy happy to you Baby Guy!

  • BreeAnn says:

    The one thing I want you to know about myself is what I am thankful for also. My son was born at 28 weeks (water broke at 20 weeks). Was in the nicu for 4 months. (the first 4 of his life. Complicated pregnancy from the get go.) My daughter is 4 months old and was born at 34 weeks. So I am very thankful that God blessed me with my son who is 1 1/2 and my daughter who is 4 month old. THey are both doing great. My wish for them is too have a strong faith in God. They are my miracles and both proof of the power of Prayer. More contests from you would be cool. Even though I havent won its fun trying.

  • Jenna says:

    Thanks for the contest and the great info

  • Elizabeth says:

    2012 has been an awesome year for me on many levels!!! I had my second daughter, Genevieve, in March and because of her I’ve been introduced to an awesome community of moms who all share a love and passion for their kids and also gDiapers. Through these moms I’ve been introduced to awesome products and thoughts and ways of living that I probably never would have known about :)

  • Ashley says:

    Yikes! DYAC. Orally – totally!

  • Megan Sipe says:

    I really appreciate all of your advise!

  • Rachel says:

    My son was born this year and has completely transformed my life. I always wanted to be a mom but he has given me love and happiness I’ve never known until now.

  • Sarah c says:

    I’m so thankful for family. My husband is such an amazing father and husband and I have the most beautiful kids! We are so blessed! Merry Christmas!

  • Karli says:

    I wish for my boys: That they will grow up with a full heart. I want them to do good and use their faith/skills/money and other priveledges many are without to help others. Life is too short and there is too much evil around us. I want them to make a difference and give back. God Bless!

  • Emily says:

    I just thought I’d let you know that your review of the Kinderwagon Hop was what pushed me over the edge. I bought one when they were finally back in stock this month. I’m still figuring it out, but I love it so far, and my daughter likes it so much more than the Joovy sit & stand because she gets a real seat again.

    They have added a couple of things, like car seat compatibility (they have only tested the Graco Snugride, but my Evenflo Embrace works for me) and bumped up the weight limits. Perhaps you would like to update your review?

  • Leslie G says:

    I first wanted to say thank you. Thank you for all the work you do. I am so happy to be home and healthy this Christmas and with my babies. It is a mothers dream come true.

  • Kristen says:

    I am thankful for a healthy and happy baby.

  • Stephani says:

    In all seriousness I am thankful for YOU Jamie! You give great reviews that the parent community can trust, and you do it in an entertaining way. It is touching to see you as an awesome uncle also. Thank you for sharing your family life, your opinions and expertise and for doing it all positively, generously and with a sense of humor. You are nailing it!!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Thankful for the opportunity to enter these last 12 days! You gave away some amazing products!

  • Heather says:

    I am thankful for my beautiful baby girl and her ability to bring a smile to everyone’s face

  • Ashley C says:

    comment…any comment. well, what do I wish for my children? I wish for love, happiness, equality, and acceptance. From you? I would LOVE to see more carseat reviews! Also, I think you are totally adorbs. <3

  • Christal says:

    I really enjoyed these contests. Thank you for having them and having such awesome stuff to give away. I guess to share something about me is that my birthday is coming up 12/24 and this would be an awesome birthday present for me and my son who just had his birthday 11/22.

  • lace says:

    Thank you for all you do. I love the reviews you post and look forward to reading your fb and blog.

    Looking forward to the new year and new products.

  • Maureen Corbett-Gentile says:

    Since you said to comment about anything…….
    Will you be my boyfriend?
    PS – I’m a pastry chef just so you know ;)

  • Andrea Masterson says:

    I will just say that this has been an AMAZING contest. I desparately want to win :-) but even if I don’t I have learned so much about so many products I wasn’t familiar with- thank you!!!

  • Amanda W. says:

    I’m so thankful I can stay home with my kids, I know plenty of moms who would live to to, but can’t.

  • Michelle Rosini says:

    I want my kids to grow up thankful for what we have and to feel compelled to give to others whenever they can. Giving and empathy are very important to me.

  • BreAnna says:

    I am thankful for the little baby currently kicking away inside me. She took 2.5 years and nine rounds of fertility treatments to create, including one pregnancy loss during that time. Both my husband and I feel so incredibly lucky to be nearing her due date.

  • Felicia Nelson says:

    looking forward to having a baby next year! :)

  • Lisa L. says:

    I am thankful for my 6 month old who has recently discovered how to sound like a pterodactyl (yes. pterodactyl)! I wish for my baby and for future babies to have many many many birthdays in their life. One thing I want you to know about me – I had SO MUCH FUN reading your posts and am thankful for your giveaways! :) Have a wonderful holiday!

  • Wendy Q. Do says:

    What are you thankful for?
    I’m thankful that I have 2 strong wills(my twinnies) to live so that I can battle this Stage 2 Hodgkin Lymphoma diagnosis that I received on December 10th at 1:40pm.

    What do you wish for your kids?
    I wish that my twin girls grow up knowing the difference between good and evil and to live life with a giving spirit and an open heart.

    What do you want from me in 2013?
    I want you to relax more! You are ALWAYS traveling/working! I want more vacation statuses from you instead of promo/airport updates.

    What is ONE THING you want me to know about you?
    I want you to know that I am a huge fan of you, your motto, and so happy that you’re my neighbor! You’re very close to Yankee Stadium!(My home)

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      wendy, wendy, wendy. sending you and your family all the love in the WORLD as you battle that….fight it, girl!!! and i hope i can relax a bit more as well…i’ve got some major things going on next year, but more “big” projects mean i don’t have to take billions of smaller ones to pay bills ;) lol………..thank you for the compliments ;)

  • Lindsay Hofmann says:

    I am beyond thankful for my 2 boys (4 and 9 months)- the difficulty in trying to conceive both, open heart surgery for our oldest at 11 days old to these 2 absolutely amazing beings that smile, laugh, and make my heart warm each day. I want for them what any loving parent wants- for them to be safe, happy, and healthy. I am learning that fine line of wanting to give them everything to they have to learn they cannot have everything, some may need to be earned or not received at all so that they can be grateful for that in which they do receive. I stumbled upon your site somehow not to long back and am totally addicted to your personality that comes off just from the computer not to mention all of the wonderful products you highlight- some familiar and some brand new that I drool over! What would I want from you in the new year? Obviously to win something (ha, ha), but otherwise I’ll take what I’ve seen so far- humor, caring, and information on awesome products! And as to know about me… Not sure as my life is pretty much summed up in shopping (or window shopping- stress relief!) and spending time with my family- pretty boring life to those not in the middle of it, but pretty amazing to me (corny, but true!)

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      i was premature and had surgery a few days after delivery as well. i cannot even imagine how helpless parents feel during that….have a great new year!!!!!!

  • Jolanthe says:

    Thanks for 12 days of relentless giving of awesome products! I wasn’t able to enter every time since my smartphone gave out past week but it’s been so much fun reading your blogposts and fb updates!

  • Angela M says:

    Thank you!

  • Stephanie says:

    What an amazing prize package. A girl can dream.

  • Jennifer Vecoli says:

    I am thankful that we were blessed with our baby girl this year. She is the light of our lives. Being mom is awesome! <3

  • Dahlena says:

    I am so grateful for the work you do educating people! Since I’ve found your blog, I’ve started shopping small businesses so much more now that I know what to look for. I’m much happier because I know I’m supporting local stores and at the same time getting the best quality for my kiddos. Thanks for all you do & MERRY CHRISTMAS!! =)

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      yes! i began in a big box, but have realized that it is TRULY small biz that keeps this country going. thank you!!!!

  • Trina says:

    This year has been a very difficult year for me. I had a miscarriage last year, and at the beginning of this year I found out I was pregnant. Early on, we learned that the placenta was low and I had a high-risk pregnancy. Even so, I refused to think anything would go wrong. At nearly 35 weeks, I started bleeding and contracting and had to have my baby early with an emergency c-section. My baby spent six days in the NICU.

    I am currently the breadwinner of the house. I pushed the limits of our finances to spend two extra weeks at home, and even then, my leave seemed to end too early. We’re riding a fine-line financially at the moment, but we’ll make do.

    I am thankful for my older son and my healthy baby. I am thankful I have a job I was able to go back to. I am thankful that there’s enough under the tree for Christmas not to be an awfully depressing failure. Even so, I’d still like to win!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      i know this sounds cliche, but health of family and friends is all one can really ask for. wishing your family much happiness in 2013—now go hug that baby

  • Nicole Petrov says:

    I love these <3

  • jennifer shellenberger says:

    I am thankful for my helpful husband who takes wonderful care of our baby girl. We both wish for a sibling for her in the near future ( so a car seat would be the perfect surprise gift).

  • Jennifer Bowen says:

    I am thankful for each day that we get to spend with our children and for the surgery that took so much of my husband’s pain away.

  • Monica says:

    I am very thankful that I get to wake up every morning to a smiling face calling me Mommy. I have the best job I could have ever wished for.

  • Liz long says:

    I want my kid to grow up and be as successful and happy in her career as you seem to be!

  • Ashley N says:

    I love sour patch. They are just that good. I also found this contest entertaining, informative, and fun. Thanks!

  • Jennifer Machiavello says:

    I’m thankful for the little miracle growing inside me! He’s our first after trying for 2years!

  • Rachel says:

    Cant believe its the last day

  • Gladys Z. says:

    I’m definitely thankful for my health and the health of my family. I’m hoping to add an addition to the family next year, and definitely read more of your posts! Thanks for being so entertaining!

  • Sarah Stroh says:

    We just moved from VA to CA but originally from NYC. This Christmas I am ever so grateful to be on the other coast from both sets of parents. We love our parents, they make great grandparents. However, they were to much in our lives for us to become parents of our own.

    I wish for my 16 month old son, safety in his schooling, in his playground and dynamic interaction with people of all race, religion, creed and beliefs.

    Lastly, I have had fun wishing for 12 days of all the wonderful things I could have one. Hope the parents that did win are enjoying their bounty.

  • Laura says:

    I have the best mom in the world. I have horribly discolored teeth, thanks to way too much fluoride and way too many antibiotics during that crucial time in childhood just before the adult teeth come in. I have always hated my teeth, but I couldn’t afford veneers and dentists always told me just whitening simply would not work. Still, I wondered.

    Today, my amazing mother surprised me with a box of the strongest whitening strips available. Merry early Christmas to me! She said she wanted to me smile a real smile in Christmas pictures for a change.

  • Julie says:

    I wish soo many things for this planet of ours. This country of ours. These children of ours. I wish that everyone would be able to slow down just a tad bit in life to really be able to enjoy it. People these days seem to always be to busy for the small things. Well folks, those small things are what keep us grounded and what keep us who we are. Your children will not remember you (once you are gone of course) for how much money you made or how quickly you climbed the corporate ladder. They will remember the t-ball games, camp outs, fishing trips….all the “little” things. Those are the memories they hold dear.

    Jamie, you have built an extraordinary thing here. No one even comes close to you. The amount of interaction and dedication you provide to your followers is amazing. You are such a personable and enjoyable individual to interact with. Keep up the great work and I wish you the best in 2013!

  • I’m really thankful for my son. I know that’s an obvious answer, but he has truly given me a purpose and genuine happiness. I could say that my life before him, I was lost and just going through the motions of living. I didn’t truly have joy every single day. Regardless how hard times are, how much work has to be done, my son gives me hope, love, and true purpose, and I lovingly strive each day to hopefully do the same for him.

  • Jenny says:

    Would love to win this!!! I have 2 & 3/4 kids so all of it would be useful;)

  • Sarah M says:

    I am so thankful for my family….especially my husband and 2 little boys! Happy holidays! Ps….thank you for doing this giveaway….very awesome!

  • Megan says:

    I’m thankful for my boys and I really enjoy your reviews. I seem to appreciate your ‘guy take’ more than I normally enjoy reviews by moms. Thanks!

  • ShawnaMommy says:

    I’m very thankful for my family’s health, and my job. I wish for continued good health in 2013. Also grateful that I’m raising a very happy son. I want you to know that I am a young Mom, raising my teenage siblings as well as my own. Love your page, love your writing, love what you do. I look forward to all of your posts. Thanks for lots of smiles and laughs! Wishing you and yours best wishes for the new year!

  • Emily says:

    I lust after those swoop bags.

    • Emily says:

      I just clicked and read the thankful request (I have newborn brain) and I am thankful for many things, but mostly I’m thankful for my boys and my husband. I am outnumbered and it makes me so happy.

  • Tonia says:

    Last day!!! :-(

  • Jennifer says:

    I am so thankful that I get to spend a white Christmas with my 3 month old. We almost lost her 48 hours after birth and I find myself so grateful for her everyday, no matter how cranky she gets. We’re going to visit our family and they will love her to pieces, which is always an amazing feeling.

  • Heather says:

    I am thankful for my amazing husband, 3 little boys and my rainbow baby girl, my family, friends and loved ones. I’m also thankful that the Lord has blessed me so greatly :)

  • Andreea Talpos says:

    You’re doing fantastic work with this website! All the products youve introduced me to during this giveaway (even if I didnt win anything) are super cool, and I will probably just purchase some of them.
    Keep it up!

  • Sanjam Dhatt Cheema says:

    Jamie, firstly. You. Are. Awesome. And that is true!

    It’s been some year. My gorgeous baby turned a big ONE! We, my hubby (the best man I know, will ever know) struggled through many things, transitioning into parenthood, into living here in NYC, our quality of life both skyrocketed and dived deep many a times this past year or so.

    I stumbled upon you through stroller traffic and for that, I <3 stroller traffic :) Have a stupendous 2013, and don't change. My wish for us, for you, for everyone is that we all find it within ourselves to leave this world better than we found it. And with fewer guns, if any. Peace.

  • Emma F. says:

    Open ended are the worst! I’m so tired right now. Being a WAHM mom is hard… very hard…

  • Jayme says:

    I want my girl to never be afraid to be whatever she wants to be.

  • Kate Curry-Da-Souza says:

    I want you to know how much fun I’ve had participating n the contests, and that I’m really glad I stumbled on your page. I think your reviews are quality nd look forward to continuing to hear your opinions- thank you! Also I hope yo have a great time in MN- maybe there will be enough snow for sledding!

  • Amy Rossitto says:

    Aaand, now I can’t think of anything to say. How ’bout thank you! You’ve given out such great stuff!

  • Heidi B says:

    You are amazing. Thank you for being so awesome. I hope nothing crazy happens tomorrow and I can enjoy my kids Christmas Programs and we wake up Sat to a better world.

  • Cyndi Johnson says:

    I am thankful for our new addition to our family thru adoption. What a wonderful Christmas this will be!

  • Jessica says:

    This year we were blessed to win Magic Beans’ 32nd day of giveaways – a Taga stroller bike. If you haven’t checked it out, you should. It is so awesome!!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      i LOVE taga….wish it was picking up more in the USA…it’s SO well-made and such a great idea….i kind of want one…well, not kind of…i do want one…i am jealous

  • Jaime says:

    I am thankful for my family and that we are in good health

  • Marie H says:

    I wish, I wish, I wish… There are a lot of things that I wish for and there are a lot of things I am thankful for. I think the thing I truly wish for is for my kids to grow up happy. But not only be happy, but to be a good person with good values.

  • Ashley B says:

    I want the world to know the amazing, redeeming, unconditional love that is Jesus. It is my purpose on this earth and my only desire for my children. There is truth and purpose in the life and it is fulfilled in knowing God.

    Thank you Jamie for these awesome giveaways!

    May you know the love of the Savior.

  • Catherine W says:

    The swoop bag looks a lot like the bag we had for our Legos in the 1980s. That’s all I have tonight. Hope to win!

  • Brenda Davis says:

    I am thankful everyday that my kids are safe. Sometimes I feel guilty bringing them into a world as horrific as this one CAN be. I just hope that they grow to be outstanding people who can make some sort of change for the better. Thank you so much, Jamie, for the opportunities at a chance to win some great products. I know the people who have won so far have been truly blessed this Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful holiday and continue to do more great things this coming year!

  • Kaitlyn Silvestri says:

    I am so utterly grateful for my daughters. Because of them I discovered my passions. In the past year I have gotten my CLC and CPST certificates. Through my AMAZING job I am able to help new parents through some of lifes biggest speed bumps, and I love it. I am so glad that there are people like you Jamie who truly care and are so passionate about child safety. Oh, and you keep it real and and fun at the same time! You rock and thanks for doing watcha do.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      would you believe i almost was certified as a CLC? i was too busy to take the courses, but it’s actually on my list JUST for the knowledge base. have a great holiday!!!!!!

  • Jennifer Martir says:

    I’m thankful for another day to enjoy the life I have been given. I have a 4 y/o boy and 19 day old girl! I want them to grow to be good people that make a difference! They are my angels. I hope that you mr baby guy will continue to do the wonderful job you do and keep us informed! Merry Christmas!!

  • Anne says:

    You have got me through a rough couple of months… Two years ago today, my fourth baby died at birth. December, therefore, always sucks (and really, everything from Halloween on.) Three months ago today, my fifth darling girl was born. I had planned a VBAC but things did not go as planned. Her cord prolapsed (due to undetected polyhydramnios) and she was born by emergency c-section. She was fine, but her birth was traumatic, to say the least, and I got to have the joy of recovering from ANOTHER c-section (my fourth, whom we lost, was also born by emergency c.) She is a joy, but the recovery wasn’t always fun, I had bad days. And then we were into depression time… Facebook and my other online communities have really helped me recover my spirits and keep from sliding off the edge of that cliff of sadness (well, my beautiful baby helps too.) Anyway, you’re always so funny and fun, I love reading your posts, and how you always seem cheery and have a smile and compassion and generosity in your heart at all times. Thanks for being my “friend” on Facebook!

    And thanks for putting up with all my stroller questions when I was funnelling my anxiety into finding the perfect one for me during those last months of my (stressful, on bedrest) pregnancy. I appreciate it even though I went with an Easywalker Qtro which was totally not on your list. ;)

  • Leah Rosenbaum says:

    I’m thankful for family and friends. I hope for continued health. Thank you for #12DaysOfBabyGuy: The Sequel, can’t wait to meet you when you deliver the surprise stocking!

  • Valerie says:

    I have become absolutely passionate about baby gear since having my son, or more specifically carseat and carseat education/proper usage. I check out carseats now like I used to check out handbags, my husband thinks it’s so crazy, lol.

  • Brigette Yerke says:

    After everything in the news lately I am so thankful to have 4 happy healthy children!!!

  • Jessica Carver says:

    I found your Facebook page when the leaky boon shared a picture of yours. It was just before the give a ways. I’m so glad I did find it. I love watching your reviews. I love interacting with you on facebook. Im very thankful I wad able to enter these awesome give aways! In 2013 I hope you continue to just be you. Oh and give a way a foonf. LOL

  • Holly says:

    My son is currently watching Yo Gabba Gabba (for the first time, I must add), and this just might be the most bizarre thing I have ever seen…

    Seriously though, when I was pregnant for my son and taking the baby classes, the final class was a talk done by a local pediatrician. He gave the best advice I’ve ever been given. One of the things he said was to think about parenting goals, and to keep that in mind when making decisions. It gave my husband and I a lot to talk about, and we ultimately decided that we wanted our kids to be happy. Our son is only 23 months, but so far it has served us pretty well.

    He also told us a hilarious story about how he shaved off his beard one day when his kids were out with his wife, and his 8 year old son told him he was ugly, and his 4 year old daughter refused to talk to him for a month. My husband goes back and forth between beard and no beard, so I can only imagine what will happen, but hopefully our kids will just be used to it…

  • Lara W says:

    I want you to know you are so appreciated and make me smile. That is all! :)

  • Jessica Hughes says:

    Thank you for running this contest, and for being a completely awesome, helpful, and insightful guide through the vast, colorful world of baby gear.

  • Angela Sydness says:

    Even if I haven’t won anything (ever), this has been a really fun contest. I’m a super proud 40 year old mom of an 8 month old and I extensively research products before I buy. I have bought a few things just because I’ve seen them in this contest! So here’s to one more try!!!

  • Emerald S says:

    I would be super thankful to win anything, let alone something my kids would enjoy and find useful! I would love the scooter especially! Hope you have a VERY Merry Christmas!

  • Gina says:

    I am thankful that my kids are healthy and that I get to stay at home to enjoy them, as exhausting as it is. I’ve enjoyed entering all these contests and the hope and excitement that comes with the possibility that I could win something that could make our lives easier and happier.

  • Valarie says:

    Hi. I’m Valarie, and I’m an internet addict.

  • Alex says:

    I love your site but I’d love to see more products for multiples reviewed or considered. As a mom of 2 yr old triplets I deal with many challenges but particularly with gear that is designed for one or maybe 2 kids, it can be hard to find the right product for our family. Thanks for all your hard work though!

  • Hayley says:

    Just want to say that I love your suggestion that any unneeded items someone wins be donated if they are not suitable for their children. It seems so simple, but so many people just don’t think about it :(

  • Andrea M says:

    First I want to thank you for the giveaways. Second, the question that stuck with me is “What do you wish for your kids?” I think about that a lot. If I can only pick a few things to instill in them, to make them the adults I hope they become, what would it be? I think my final answers are that they are Christ-centered, compassionate and happy. Now to figure out how to make that happen :)

  • Sara Wolf says:

    I have absolutely loved your giveaways!! It has been nice learning about new products. I am most thankful for my family and hope 2013 brings me more amazing memories with them…and maybe another baby!

  • Sarah Haman says:

    Let’s see if you actually read these: “My name is Messed-Up Mouth. Would you like a waffle?”

    That is all.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      damn huddle house. how i miss thee….and you….sometimes i wish we could ALL go back to Ole Miss just for a week to play again

  • K Howard says:

    Just found out we are expecting number 2, so going into the new year I am just hoping for a healthy pregnancy and a smooth transition for my daughter.

  • Nicole Biddle says:

    So exhausted. I think I’ll call it an early night. Sweet dreams. :)

  • Erin Kerchner says:

    I am so happy I found your site! I wish I had found it before I had my little girl (she is 3 months old today!!) but now that I have found it I am learning so much about products that are so much better for her than what is just the “norm” of baby products. Thank you for all that you do! Merry Christmas!!

  • Megan Borkowski says:

    I am thankful for my kids! i hope this next year is just as great as this year has been. I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next year!! thank you!!

  • Jeannie says:

    My twins think you are funny. They look up and giggle everytime I watch one of your videos. ^^

  • Ashleen says:

    Pickles. That is all :P

  • Mandi Pitts says:

    I am so excited, nervous, scared, and thrilled to be a first time mom of fraternal twins. I can only hope and pray for a healthy pregnancy and healthy babies.
    Jamie, I would like to thank you. You have made me laugh and opened my eyes to the incredible baby products that exist. (I only wish I could afford some of them lol) You are an incredible man, uncle, and baby product tester. Thank you for all you do!

  • Danielle says:

    I find your story inspiring. I do have a “real” job, but I’ve always been interested in baby gear, especially car seats. I don’t have any children of my own and I know some find it to be odd that someone with no children is so in to baby gear. You prove that not only can a single person be in to baby gear, but they can be cool, popular, etc.

  • Jessica says:

    Thankful for my family. Hope my baby has a wonderful 1st Christmas.

  • Jessica Pellegrin says:

    I am thankful for my son being a beautiful happy healthy baby! I am thankful for my family being there for me through thick an thin, and loving me the way they do! I am thankful to be alive and loved and to love.

  • Melissa Highman says:

    Since having a baby, I have loved finding out about a whole new world of products. Thanks to people like you, I have become more educated on awesome, worth buying products. Thank you! Please carry on :)

  • Judi says:

    i love all the choices i have made for my baby and would not change a thing

  • ToCo says:

    I just hope for a safer world! Sounds simple enough, doesn’t it?

  • Sanjam Dhatt Cheema says:

    Jamie, firstly. You. Are. Awesome. And that is true! I stumbled upon you through stroller traffic and for that, I <3 stroller traffic :)

    It's been some year. My gorgeous baby turned a big ONE! We, my hubby (the best man I know, will ever know) struggled through many things, transitioning into parenthood, into living here in NYC, our quality of life both skyrocketed and dived deep many a times this past year or so.

    Have a stupendous 2013, and don't change.

    My wish for us, for you, for everyone is that we all find it within ourselves to leave this world better than we found it. And with fewer guns, if any. Peace.

    One thing you should know about me.. I LOVE to travel! We've moved 6 times in our decade of marriage, including having worked/lived in London and in Copenhagen. And I TOTALLY recommend you visit those cities on your next trip to Europe! And and make it in the summer :)

  • Vanessa says:

    I wish 2013 to bring more happy and less sad. I hope that the hard times in 2012 make us stronger and smarter.

    Wishing you and yours a Happy Holiday.

  • Alia Craven says:

    2012 has been the very best year because my sweet babY boywas born. I am so excited to soak up every moment in 2013.

  • Amy Bell says:

    So thankful for a new baby this year!

  • Kathryn powell says:

    Merry Christmas!

  • Courtney says:

    I’m so thankful for my daughter. After losing my parents at such a young age I always dreamed of being a parent myself.. my doctor told me I may never get pregnant. I guess they don’t know a little thing called fate. I got pregnant the EXACT same time my mother did with me like same day, same age, the only difference is my daughter was born 11 minutes after my birthday. So we’re 26 years and 11 minutes apart my mom and I were 26 years apart. So incredibly special! I love all your reviews and always check out your site before purchasing or even checking out a product! You’re so helpful for every new mommy and even existing ones! So I’m THANKFUL for you too!!

  • Chelsea says:

    I am thankful that I wake up each and everyday to a husband that works super hard to provide the life me and my children have, I am also SUPER thankful for the 3 precious boys that God decided were a good fit for me.
    One wish for my children is that they grow up knowing God, I think just that will help everything else a piece of cake.
    One thing to know about me, I really hope I win one of these lol– Also I am in my opinion an awesome mom.

  • Frayda Gonshor Cohen says:

    Thank you for your blog and this giveaway!

  • Leigh Alexander says:

    I am a new follower and I am so excited I have learned about your site through these giveaways. You are awesome!! Lots of love from Portland, OR!!

  • Stephanie Jordan says:

    My comment is im sure a little out there but here it goes anyway. Im hoping to survive the next 3 months and welcome our first baby into the world. It has been a hard pregancy and everytime i start thinking baby items i get so overwhelmed. Just having all this info provided has made a few things easier or at least seem easier.

  • kimberly says:

    It’d be awesome if you started doing a regular sideline in wine recommendations.

  • Sanjam Dhatt Cheema says:

    Sorry.. I’m sure I missed something and I can’t seem to go back to the ‘enter blog post comment’ where I can read your note again.. How do I get back to it? I know you have a TON of entries! Just wanted to make my entry complete to give it a fair shot!

  • Margo says:

    I wish for my oldest son to make great strides in this next year and be able to further overcome some of his developmental challenges, and I wish for my baby son to never have to know these challenges personally.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      i wish this for you and more. i wish for your younger son to grow up knowing what an amazing older brother he has and use that knowledge to inspire others to see past people who might be “different”—we’re all flesh and blood ;) have a wonderful holiday :)

  • Brooke says:

    I have 2 great children!!! Grayson will be 3 in March and Brynlee is 15 months. Busy mom but love almost every minute of it ;o)

  • Christy says:

    I want a happy, safe, peaceful world for my daughter to grow up in.

  • Bonnie DeRaps says:

    Even though I didn’t win anything yet, I’m super excited about your giveaways. I learned a lot though them, and now am trying to figure out a way to come up with the money to buy one of those amazing breast pumps and all the other accessories and items from day two. :-)

  • Amanda Dime says:

    Jamie, I just want to thank you for opening my eyes up to a whole new world! I first saw you at a Chicago Bump Club and Beyond event in August and since then I trust your advice on baby gear. My hubby and I are expecting our first baby on or around 1/1/13! We are beyond thrilled for this new adventure! Thank you again for your honest assessment of the products you recommend. Check back in a couple weeks to see photos of our baby girl: babydime.ourbabychannel.com

  • Jennifer Kreisler says:

    I’ve been a big mouth ;-) on your Page for quite some time with much too much to say (The awesome, the impossible and the WTF?!) about strollers and baby carriers. I’m about to go through toddler HELL with a ROAD TRIP coast to coast (we are moving to a new military base). I could use your input on all things to keep kids happy for hours on end in their car seats (one complains of his seat hurting his tushie) and they both are going to need some major distraction!!! I think the smallest folding stroller seems to be a Zee, but maybe you know better (I need to get a single- my double won’t fit in the car with the luggage.) I want you to have such success this year with your personal and professional goals. I want for me, this year to survive this road trip without crying all the way down the Interstate. My crying and theirs!!!

  • Tracy says:

    I am thankful for the brand new Lurie Children’s hospital and all their wonderful nurses. As I was bawling, feeling like a failing mother, I handed my 6 day old over to the best staff imaginable! Today he is the happiest 4 month old in the world! And, it turns out I am a pretty darn good mom!

  • Maria Albani says:

    I’m absolutely thankful we all survived the Mayans end of the world prediction ((rolls eyes)) No, but seriously I am super thankful I’m finally able to become a mother finally @ 34 yrs old. and I’m looking forward to continue reading your FB posts and blog for future product reviews because honestly, I have no clue and can’t make decisions whatsoever. And now this post is waaaay to long :)

  • Vanessa says:

    I am thankful for the health of my family and that we’ve been blessed with being able to provide the basic necessities for them.

  • Katie D says:

    I wish for 2013 that my son is born healthy. My husband and I are looking forward to this next exciting step in our lives.

  • Dina says:

    I am thankful to have an amazing, overly opinionated little girl to drive me crazy, keep me on my toes and remind me everyday what unconditional love is and what really matters. I am also grateful to have found a one of a kind partner who is the best daddy and loves my brand of crazy. :)

  • Crystal says:

    I want my kids, my kids’ kids…and you, to have hope.

  • Right now, in this precise moment, I am thankful that my 14-mo-old finally outgrew his dairy allergy. I am still nursing, so now I finally get to have dairy again (seriously, this is huge). I am also thankful that my 10-year-old niece is winning her battle against Leukemia! Go Chylee!! I am thankful that I got to marry my awesome hubs this year in a beautiful outdoor ceremony overlooking Emerald Bay in Lake Tahoe with the 12 most important people in our lives watching.

    Life is good :)

  • Sandra says:

    So fitting for the end of the Mayan calendar. All entered.

  • Brook Elmer says:

    I am a huge fan of quiet toys that interest them and last for more than one month tops. But I am also a mother of 5 “stair-step” children. Which plays into what we will be willing to spend our money on.

  • Britnie says:

    In 2013 I am so looking forward to hopefully giving my two year old daughter a brother or sister. I love your website and following you on various social media sites. I hope you can review some slightly less high end items since I am one of those people who can’t always splurge on the amazingly expensive baby products. Merry Christmas, Jamie!!

  • I am thankful for my successful vbac and healthy baby. I am also thankful for all of your reviews of amazing products I would not have heard about otherwise!

  • Laura Grace Andry says:

    I am thankful for my family. They are extremely supportive and helpful. I only hope that I able to offer them the same kindness and generosity that they continually demonstrate to myself and others.

    I wish for y children to grow up in a world without hate. I simply don’t understand why people hate one another. We are all human beings.

    In 2013 Jamie I would like more video chat parties. You are so fun and energetic and video chatting parties are the best!

    The one thing I want you to know about me is that I am a mommy of two little boys (age 3 and 1) with another bundle of joy on the way and I am still learning fun new things from your blog. #NeverTooOldToLearn thank YOU!

  • Jamie,
    Any topic? Gratitude comes to mind. I reflect back on 2012 and have so much to be thankful for. No, life is not perfect but through my experiences I have come to a place filled with balance, ease and grace. Your page and topics have let me look to the other side of many controversial topics. Your humor has had had me giggling when I was knee deep in emails and your generosity has me inspired to do a least a small act of kindness each day. Thank you Jamie for being you, being real and I can’t wait to see what 2013 has inshore for you.
    Warmly,
    Erin Meckfessel

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      erin—that was extremely kind of you. many thanks. i try to do what i can—when i am not bogged down ;) have a WONDERFUL holiday and see you in 2013!!!

  • Ruby Vanegas says:

    Wow!!!! I’m thankful for everything I got…there’s days that k feel like not going to work but then I realize how blessed I am. Im thankful is 7 months and has not got sick once.

    A wish of mine is to be able to volunteer more and give to the needy!!! Whenever I get the chance I give…even if its just s blanket…it’s s blanket that person needs!!!!

    Thank u for ur services!!!! Ur amazing!!!!

  • Samantha F. says:

    I am super thankful for the blessings I have had this year, especially my husband being the wonderful person he is.

  • Anna Davidson says:

    This year has been the most eventful – and absolutely beautiful – of my life. I am so excited to see where this crazy life takes me!

  • Amy Hyser says:

    I’m thankful for this contest! You’ve shown us so many awesome products, I’ve added so many to my list to Santa!! Thanks Jamie!!

  • Chelsey says:

    I’m thankful for giveaways, even if I never win, ever.

  • Marie-Claire Carey says:

    I’m a mom. It’s what I do and I’m proud of it! I’m thankful for my family, first and foremost!! And it sounds hokey but I really am thankful for you! Your humor, grace and humanity brighten my day while you help me and other moms (and dads:)) figure out this amazing world of baby gear! THANK YOU!!!

  • Pamela H. says:

    I’m a huge carseat safety advocate…so much so that I got my husband (a police officer) to became a CPST!

  • Jen says:

    For my kids, I wish peace, happiness, love, and the courage to follow their dreams

  • Sabrina Radke says:

    I am thankful to have found your site, it’s a breath of fresh air in so many ways….a man’s point of view on baby gear, plain truth in black and white and honesty on all accounts. Please keep doing what you do best!

    I am thankful my husband finally got a job that we can try to breathe and get out from living check to check and maybe pay off some credit cards and I am hopeful that we move into a house this coming year.

    In 2013 I am claiming it as the year of ME, healthier and better me in every way…..praying for the strength to succeed!

    Not so sure you wanted to know ALL of that now are ya? ;)

  • Christy G says:

    I have 2 kiddos that I love more than anything else! I want the best for them and I love all your hearing all of your suggestions :)

  • Jenn Matte says:

    So thankful to have a happy, healthy, beautiful family with a new member in his way in 2013.

  • Blaire says:

    I want my child(ren) to grow up safe, healthy and happy. Thank you for reviewing the products and companies that make it possible.

    You must send out a red alert, blast fax, e-mail campaign or smoke signals as soon as Nook makes the pebble lounger and bed mattress in adult size (bigger than a full size)

    Thank you for organizing such a great contest, you farking ROCK!!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      lady. the MOMENT i find out nook is making anything larger than a full-sized bed, you can be damn certain you will hear me scream

  • Rivka says:

    This year my family starts the beginning of the rest of our lives, by the end of it we will have moved back to our friends and family after a decade in the military.

    I am thankful that we made it thru the past 10 years with my husband alive.

    I hope i find a house that gives my twins a wonderful place to form all those great memories we all have of the homes we grew up in.

    thank you for being yourself everyday for our entertainment and education, please keep it up. if you ever find yourself needing to bliss out on another set of frigin cute twins, mine come to NY with me quite often and would be happy to bring their parents over for drinks

    and yeah i know i didn’t actually have to address all your suggestions, but i found them inspiring.

  • Morgan Crane says:

    my kids!

  • Melinda says:

    Thanks so much for this giveaway. Although, I didn’t win, you introduced so many great brands of baby gear. I just bought a Warm Milk diaper bag based on your recommendation. I hope it will work out great. Keep up the great work!

  • Jennifer K. C. says:

    Thank you so much for your giveaways (can I win one please *wink*wink* I hope that the world for my children is full of more love and opportunity. I hope I can enjoy the simple moments, the ups and downs, and not live with fear.

  • Esti says:

    Wow what amazing prices every single day. My kids are the lights of my life and I’m privileged to be their mother.

  • Jan Messali says:

    I’m so excited to be starting a new year. My mail goal is to be more organized. Thanks for the super-fantastic giveaway!

  • Rebecca Garstka says:

    I am so impressed with your dedication and genuine desire to help all of us navigate the ridiculously overwhelming and mind-boggling world of baby gear. The fact that I can personally ask you a question and receive a response is beyond cool! I got a Peg Perego Primo Viaggio because of you, by the way… ;) Parenthood is tough enough. Thanks for making it a little easier. All the best! <3

  • saph says:

    Just sooo thankful for my entire family, that we are all healthy and safe! We are so blessed! And thank you for all the giveaways!

  • Jacklyn Haleua says:

    I am thankful for my husband and my two boys. It is such a blessing to be a wife and a mother. I love my little family more than words can say! :)

  • Kayce says:

    I’m so thankful for my family. Watching my daughter discover life is truly amazing!

  • Andrea says:

    After a few hours of talking with my brothers pregnant girlfriend I realize I’m thankful for many things. I’m thankful that I’m secure with myself & my marriage enough that I don’t second guess everything my husband does. I’m thankful that I have always had a great support system for myself & my children. I’m thankful that I was able to breastfeed and had the drive to continue it through the first year of both my kids lives. And lastly, I’m thankful for my ability to counsel friends and family as well as I do. Without me they’d be lost.

    Happy holidays love!!

  • Lisa S says:

    For my pet cockatoo Angel….she says I love you all the time :) )

  • Angela says:

    At 38, I was starting to think I might not get the opportunity to be a mom… It’s hard seeing all the people my age with kids, some in high school. I’m excited and scared at the same time.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      fact: two of my very favorite private clients have been single moms in their 40s. they’ve inspired me SO much with their determination and obvious love….i am sure you will do the same ;)

  • jessica eichhorn says:

    I absoutly love what you’re doing for people! Of course I wish I could win but love that you are helping so many… with my eye disability things in life are hard sometimes but then I think about the fact that Drs thought i’d never have children and God has blessed me with 3 BEAUTIFUL children to love and teach. I wish you the best for the holidays!

  • Nava says:

    Yep, while I’m thankful for your giveaways+wit, I’m super-duper-thankful for the ability to reside in a country where we have no war surrounding us; no bombs falling on us and no need to choose which kid we carry first to the bomb shelter or protect with our bodies. I’m truly thankful to live in a country where just about every freedom is within reach and– (damn. Postpartum tears/hormones aren’t helping..)

  • Amanda says:

    I hope that my daughter will grow up to be as sweet as she is today.

  • Kolbi says:

    I am perhaps overly sensitive to gun usage in general, but gun crime in particular so have not been able to take part in Facebook, internet, or news since the event with very few exceptions. You are one of those quick dips into the web I know I can safely make without getting upset. Your love of kids’ health and safety is a beautiful thing. Thank you.

  • Angela says:

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway, I’ve learned about so many companies I’ve never even heard of and I LOVE IT!!

  • Katherine says:

    I want to be a better parent. I want my child to grow into a goal oriented person who doesn’t judge and is good and kind to everyone, but with enough common sense to avoid the bad people. It’s a lot to ask for…
    I think I would like to see from your website, a more clear synopsis of baby carriers. Like really this one is better because…but this one does…line up all of your favorites and tell us whats real. (maybe you did this before I came to your site?)
    Thank you for doing this!

  • Alvina castro says:

    Happy Holidays! :)

  • Jessica Lundberg says:

    I am grateful for modern medicine! Without it my daughter would never have the chance to learn to walk on her own! She is 16 months and can stand and take steps and has had many other miracles for which I am eternally grateful! I love being a mom to someone that has taught me more in the last 2 years then in my entire life, she is an angel!

  • Holly says:

    All these products are just great

  • Lauren says:

    This year I am so thankful to have a healthy baby girl. The past 9 months have been a blessing but have gone by so fast! I look forward to watching my precious little girl blossom in the new year!

  • Nikki says:

    I want to live in a world without fear, heartache, and death. I want happiness, peace, and good health for everyone on this beautiful marble we call Earth.

  • Michelle Jones says:

    How did I miss out on this fun until NOW?!?!

  • Jen says:

    My husband is military. Today I was so irritated that he’s been going to sleep after working (he’s overseas) lately without calling to say good night. You’re question made me stop and think; I’m just being petty and self-centered. I should be thankful. Thankful that we get free health insurance, thankful that he gets paid well enough for me to stay home with our kids, and thankful that I have such a wonderful husband who is able to risk his life to give his family everything we have.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      that is actually a wonderful way to look at something that is an issue with so many families right now. great perspective. have a wonderful holiday season!!

  • Devon H says:

    What I’m thankful for: Finally getting pregnant. My husband and I have tried for 6 years without any kind of “assistance.” I’ve had some health problems the last 2 years as well, and we’ve been trying to get out of debt (another 2 years to go…), and I had come to the point where I had finally accepted that we probably wouldn’t have kids (we don’t have the money for fertility treatments, etc.). I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in September while having some health issues (kidney infection), and was put on the lowest dose of an anti-diabetic med that has a side effect of making you ovulate more. Less than 2 months later, I was pregnant. I’m 7 weeks today. Something that was originally troubling for me turned into a blessing in disguise because now I’ll get to be something I’ve yearned for for a long time: a mommy. Something good can always come out of something “bad.” That’s what I learned this year, and I’m so thankful for that. Thank you so much for the contest. Even if I don’t win anything, it’s been great to finally allow myself to look at baby products and find myself overwhelmed with what’s out there. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      completely touched. thank you for sharing and here’s wishing you and your husband a SUCCESSFUL and blessed pregnancy ;)

  • Joyce says:

    I wish for a wonderful 2013 for all!

  • Diana Longwell says:

    Thank you for the contest! I have learned a lot about some great products and companies!

  • Melissa G says:

    I’m thankful for my family. I have three beautiful girls whose ages are 5 yrs, 4 yrs and 1 month. My oldest is a wonderful big sister and is so creative. My middle daughter is my special needs baby and is incredibly happy. She is such a joy to be around. My itty bitty baby was quite the surprise and is a very good baby. She loves to cuddle and is very much a mommy’s girl. My fiancé is a wonderful father to our daughters. Hope you have a very merry Christmas!!!

  • megan says:

    im pulling an all-nighter writing an essay! college for my baby! but i brought this upon myself, queen procrastinator here!!

    God bless!!<3

  • Paola says:

    One thing to know … I’m like your #1 fan! Always living your reviews and you feed my addiction to baby products haha.
    No serious my wish to you is health always, family love and to continue with what you do … The best wishes for you and your family alway Jamie! Happy holidays!

  • Jennifer B says:

    My family and our health.

  • Kayli C says:

    Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaways! (I am just hoping that with all this time put in I win one someday!) After all I did join twitter a few months ago just so I could get all entries…
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  • Phuong says:

    I am very thankful for stumbling upon your page and having a great time reading your posts and entering your 12 day give-aways. The information you provide on various products are useful and makes me want buy all the things you review (only if I can afford them) especially the strollers. I can’t wait to read what you have in store in 2013. Keep up the great work. Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

  • Liz A. says:

    I am truly thankful for my Children. My wish for them in 2013 is to be happy, healthy, and safe. I would like you to know that I am not a perfect parent but I love my children with all my heart and soul. And last but not least… I would like to thank you a million times over for being so wonderful. Your amazing spirit shines bright through all you do and I’m thankful for people like you in this world…gives me hope for the future :-) Merry Christmas and happy New Year!!! Let’s make this a good one!!!

  • jen says:

    I’m sitting here with the Princess Bride on in the background, my Christmas tree lit up and sparkling next to me, my mother on the opposite couch, my hard working hubby and spazzy dog laying in bed, and my son snuggled up in bed….on a cold wintery night in Alaska. It’s a good good life and I’m darn thankful for all of it. Merry Christmas!

  • Melissa Easton says:

    I am so thankful to the good Lord that he healed my Mom twice of cancer, that I have been blessed with a wonderful healthy little boy and a wonderful husband who I dearly love. I am also thankful for finding your page on FB – Merry Christmas :)

  • Laura says:

    I love your site and I also love that you share your honest opinions and feelings about the world as well. I trust you more for that and I thank you for sharing your authentic self with you customers and fans :)

  • Genevieve says:

    The pressure that comes with an open ended question! … At well past midnight, my holiday baking handouts took way longer than I had planned. (When do they not?) 5 types of fudge and 5 different cookies- I baked up requests. I took requests! Only a crazy person takes requests, I found that out this year. I’m beat, but I’m thankful for the awesome people I work with. They put up with my *charm* when I stay up from web browsing and miss out on sleep. ;-)

  • CS714 says:

    I just want to say thank you to you Jamie for keeping us all so well-informed and highly entertained at the same time. I love reading your posts and seeing your Instagram pics. It must be so strange to have so many people “know” you yet you don’t “know” so many of us who follow you! I’m a stay at home mom of 2 amazing boys (2yr old and 5wk old). We live in London at the moment but we’re from NY and we are praying that we will be able to move back to NYC in 2013 to be loser to our friends and family!!! Now I just need to find a job that provides health insurance to guarantee that will happen!!!! Wishing you a wonderful holiday season and a joyful and healthy new year!!! Thank you so much for sharing so much of yourself and your insights with us!!!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      thanks! truth: it is CRAZY that so many people “know” me….when i meet people at events who follow me it is still a mix of weird/awesome/overwhelming/humbling/genius….but it’s always very cool ;)

  • Sami McAtee says:

    What is a good item to send overseas to your deployed husband that he can hold onto until he comes home and can give it to his newborn son/daughter? I can’t figure out the right item….:/

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      oh this is a GOOD one. a blanket. a really nice, very soft blanket. NOTHING is better than a blanket, even as an adult!!! and if he sleeps with it, it can take on his odor ;)

  • Lisa Matsuo Williams says:

    I’m thankful for my husband, who puts up with my crazy antics and still loves me to the moon. He’s not perfect, but he’s perfect for me.

  • Sarah says:

    I love your blog! Without it, I might never have found the perfect stroller for my twin boys (a MB Duet). You’re also the reason I found out about Sophie the Giraffe and my boys LOVE her lately! I really can’t thank you enough for all of your great reviews & support. If I win, I hope you’d be willing to travel just a BIT out of the city to deliver – I live on Long Island, so not too far! :)

    Oh and I think it’d be awesome if you let us know about some other small businesses & how to find them! When we were looking at strollers, we wanted SO BADLY to go to a small business like Magic Beans, but the only one I thought I found had closed their LI location. I ended up at the BigBoxBaby store and hated supporting them!

  • Sarah P. says:

    I want, more than anything, for my kids to lead happy and healthy lives.

  • i am most thankful for my wonderful daughter.

  • Kim Romanosky says:

    I am thankful for my two beautiful children. I wish them a lifetime of health and happiness.

    For you– I hope that you never change. You are such a talented writer– it is so fun (and informative) to read anything on your site– please don’t change ;)

    Happy holidays :)

  • Caroline L. says:

    Love this site! I wish to have another baby by next year.. I had a wonderful pregnancy with my first 3.5 months ago :)

  • Courtney says:

    So glad I found your blog! Can’t wait to see what’s next for you…

  • sarah says:

    I wish my daughter to have joy and lots of smiling and laughing in the coming year.

  • Danielle T says:

    Thank you for your awesome reviews, giveaways, and just plain fun! Love you baby guy!

  • Leia T. Emt says:

    I’m thankful that my son is alive and healthy after being born 2 months premature.

  • Lauren says:

    I am thankful that my child was safe when I picked her up from PDO today (we only do once a week on Thursdays so it was my first time dropping her off since Friday). What I want for my children is a world where they wouldn’t have to fear. Anything. Any evil. I can only do my best to spread as much lovingkindness as I can and hope it brings some light into the world. As for you, just keep doing what you do Jamie! I love your site and fb posts. And what you should know about me? I love you! ;) but seriously I am so proud to know you and impressed with how much you have accomplished by making your own path! I continue to be amazed w all you do! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  • Cynthia S. says:

    I am a mommy to an adorable toddler, expecting our second early Feb. I am grateful for my kids and my womderful husband! Hoping 2013 brings us all peace and joy. I am also glad I stumbled on to your FB page. You are really like no other. Your posts are informative and funny. Glad to have you as a resource in this crazy busy world of parenting! :)

  • Debbie Pitzenberger says:

    I am incredibly thankful for every minute I have with my kids. Love them with all my heart!

  • Cookie says:

    I am so thankful for my husband. I am 9 months pregnant and the ENTIRE time he has made sure I am completely comfortable and happy. From picking delivery on seamless to foot and back rubs, to checking in with me multiple times a day!

  • Dawny Chin says:

    This looks like such a great thoughtful package!

  • Tara Craig says:

    I wish for the lyrics of “My Grown Up Christmas List.” I pray for my children’s safety, happiness and health and that of those throughout the world. I hope and strive for my children to always know how very much they are loved and cherishedz

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      when i first heard Amy Grant sing that song EONS ago, it stuck with me. those lyrics are so profound….especially right now. have a WONDERFUL holiday season ;)

  • Kim H. says:

    I’m thankful for my amazing family. My wish for 2013 is that my family can finally move into our new family home. Thanks for all that you do!

  • Keila B. says:

    I’m currently listening to my daughter sleep and I’m excited to see my husband later today for the first time in a month. We live in different cities currently while we get back on our feet financially. I can’t wait to see our daughter’s reaction when she sees her daddy!

  • Ilana Elsworth says:

    I’m so thankful for my two beautiful, happy, and healthy kids!!

  • Kristin Russell says:

    Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway!

  • Christy says:

    Love seeing all your product reviews! Thanks so much!

  • Elizabeth C says:

    The only thing I wish is for my son, husband, and me to always be happy, healthy, and safe!

  • Mel gil says:

    I am very thankful for my family; my husband and kids. I sometimes feel like I have blinked and suddenly here I am with a 3 year old and almost 1 year old! Time is crazy.

  • Tara Shaw says:

    I love being a mom. I love when my daughter randomly looks at me and says I love you. I love when my 8 week old son smiles at me. There is no greater love on earth than the love for ones children. So I’m thankful to have two and that they’re healthy! Xoxo

  • Amanda Tillman says:

    I am thankful for family and great friends. I hope to provide my children with many happy memories.

    If you could just keep us moms informed with your wonderful reviews that is all I can ask for. I am thankful that I found this site even if I don’t win I know that I can take away a ton of knowledge on baby products so thank you :)

  • Leslie r. says:

    I’m thankful for my beautiful baby girl and I look forward to getting to know her in 2013.

  • Kristen says:

    I am thankful for my family. I am looking forward to starting 2013 as a family of four and hoping for a smooth transition for our three year old. I want my children to live a happy and healthy life and know what it is to give back.
    As for you I look forward t more insight into new gear and best of luck in everything that you do!

  • Cassandra says:

    I would like, in 2013, to move into a place that is big enough for my family. There is only three of us (four dog included) but we’re bursting at the seams.

  • brandy says:

    I’m thankful for the opportunity to try win free goods. I’m hoping that I can be a Hawaii winner because I’ve never won before.

    I’m also thankful for my kids who gave brought the best out if me & I hope they can live a long, happy, healthy life.

  • Jill says:

    It’s 4am right about now I’m wishing they’re infant Tylenol pm… But that’s when I remember how blessed i am a single mom with two successful ivfs resulting in three kids, I teach in an amazing school and love all my kids there too! Ill sleep again one day, but for now ill be up entering contests to make all my kids a little merry and brighter!!
    Hope everyone is as blessed as I! Merry Christmas to all and to All a good night!

  • Diana Lipman says:

    I am thankful for my son – we tried for a long time to have him, and he is my everything! I am also thankful for the passion you have for your job – its clear you love what you do, and your reviews and info are so helpful!

  • Fara Rachel Stricker says:

    First off I want to say thank you to you for all the amazing products you have introduced me too that I have used and will use. With a 22 month old and a 4 month old you are my go to guy for every new purchase or need. I hope 2013 brings you everything you want and more. For me I can only hope that my girls are happy and healthy, that’s all I need. That and a really good massage!!!

  • Alison S. says:

    Such a great contest! Fantastic job!

  • Christine Callahan says:

    I would like to say thank you for all that you do! There are SO many products out there and granted I’ve done my share of research, but there are brands I would have never even known about if it weren’t for you! Thank you for being dedicated and honest, us moms need someone like you!

  • Nicole says:

    Hmmmm…we should discuss diaper bags…I have a diaper bag addiction :)

  • Megan T says:

    This year I’m thankful for my 7.5 month old daughter. It wasn’t the easiest road to having her, but she’s obviously worth it.

    I’m also thankful for people like you that can help parents navigate all the different baby and kid gear to figure out what is the best and what would work for us.

    Thanks for these great giveaways!

  • Jennifer W says:

    i’m thankful for my family and three healthy kids, without family, i’d be lost in this world!

  • Sarah Davis says:

    What a great giveaway. I’m so thankful for my wonderful son.

  • Jen says:

    I think you should deliver that mystery stocking right here in Connecicut. We have a guest house and live in the country. Being a former city girl it’s quite magical. Lol. Thankful huh? So many things but this week I’m so thankful for my 6 year old big sister and all of her friends who are safe and protected from knowing about what happened in our state last week.

  • joanna garcia says:

    i’m thankful for you and the fab reviews you do on companies i would have never known about. I wish for you continued success and that you continue to grow! Also that one day you will have the beautiful children you deserve and see how much of a service you do for all of us parents!

  • Brooke says:

    Thank you for all the amazing work you do! I enjoy reading your silly comments.

    I am thankful for the world not ending on 12-20-12 :)

  • Carly Brown says:

    I want my daughter to continue to grow up happy and healthy.

  • Leigh says:

    Just want to say that I love your blog and look forward to see what’s in store for 2013. Happy Holidays!!

  • Kristen says:

    I am so thankful to have my husband and son to hug and hold every day!

  • Patricia A says:

    Im thankful for my loving husband and 17 month old son . I hope 2013 will bring myself peace from having a MC in mid nov. my heart is still broken over our loss ..But I am soo much more thankful for my family and the blessings I have .2013 is a new start !

  • Amy L. Norman says:

    I loved your “4Moms Breeze” review. It made me laugh aloud. I love your reviews, and how you repurpose the items to fit your apartment. Can we see more cloth diaper reviews, baby wearing wrap reviews, and TOMS shoes for the littles.

  • Erin Lawlor says:

    Pedi peds rule! Wish I lived in NY for hand delivery

  • Danielle Cappellini says:

    I wish for our country to be united again! I wish everyone with mental health issues could get the help they need. I wish that my 9m ill daughter is going to have the same idyllic, innocent. Childhood that I had!

  • Erin Lawlor says:

    Love pediped s!!!!

  • Kate R. says:

    I wish, more than anything, for my children to grow up with the feeling of comfort, wonder, and joy that I remember experiencing. Not fear. Not in a world full of hatred, weapons, bullying and entitlement.

    Good tidings for comfort and joy.
    Happy Holidays! Thank you so much for all that you do! You keep the spirit of the holidays alive in all of us.

  • Angela L says:

    Thanks for all your giveaways this year!

  • Kirsten says:

    I want to win a prize ;P

  • Lauren says:

    I am so glad to have found your site! It makes me happy to know that there is someone like you looking out for the safety of my children in the products you review. You have become my #1 source for information on what I truly need for my children. Thank you, you’re amazing!

  • Angela Gauthier says:

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas. I just recently found your site and am so glad. You are very entertaining and informative. I love the fact that you really test these products before giving a review.

  • Heidi Daily says:

    I can not wait to see what 2013 has in store as I watch my children grow, my daughter will be 3 and my son will be 1, still so many firsts for them to experience.

  • Kiley says:

    My biggest wish is for my family and friends to be safe, healthy, and happy! Merry Christmas!

  • Heather H says:

    Another great giveaway package! My big kid would love that scooter! So cool!

  • Christy d'Angelo says:

    It’s the 12th day and I finally had time to enter!

  • Katie says:

    I am having my first baby this March- a girl! I just hope I can be half the parent that mine were to me and instill the same values, skills, and beliefs that helped me become a successful adult.

  • Will says:

    What am I most thankful for? My daughter who was born at 24 weeks in July.

    She amazes us each day. She was incredibly strong for her tiny size, and now doesn’t need any breathing support.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      that is WONDERFUL that she is breathing better now….wishing you and your family MUCH MUCH love over the holidays and into the future!!!

  • Brenda N says:

    I’m an adoptive mother to the greatest little boy!! My husband just left for Afghanistan:(. Great timing right before the holiday, I know!!! We are on the wait list to adopt again…. Could really use the baby gear;)!!! Happy Holidays to you… Keep up the great, informative, yet entertaining site:)

  • Joy says:

    Thanks for running such a fantastic give away series. You gave me tons of great gift ideas along the way. A special thank you for the note about donating anything you don’t need.

  • Alex Liz Robinson says:

    Thank you for the awesome reviews and giveaways this year! It has been fun!

  • Brittney Reader says:

    I am thankful for all the blessings I have been given. My children, My Marine Husband, my dog and especially this life! I am also thankful for such kind people as you that are willing to do crazy amazing giveaways to make everyones Christmas a little brighter! Thanks!

  • teresa herrera-honores says:

    I wish that my kids grow up in a world where violence does not exist and peace reigns the world. I wish they get all that they strive for and are happy!

  • Abby says:

    Thanks for existing Jamie. And giving non biased reviews. Too many mom blogs have led me in the wrong direction.

  • Heather says:

    I am currently home on maternity leave with my (almost) 6 week old baby girl. She joined our family as the third child behind two big brothers ages 12 months and 28 months – Yes, that means we are a crazy family with 3 under 2.5 … And therefore, just about any giveaway is a good fit for our family! Thanks so much for all you do!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      my sister had my nephew when my twin nieces were 18 months, so i FEEL YOUR PAIN. wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!!!

  • Kate says:

    I hope I find balance in 2013 – more joy, more time with my kids, more love. More of all the good things. Less of the bad. I suppose I wish that for everyone.

  • Rachel M.R. says:

    I’m thankful for my family, our health and our home.

  • Stacey Brumbaugh says:

    Thank you for always bring so prompt with answers! You are extremely helpful and my go-to for baby stuff. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and very happy and productive new year!!

  • Jennifer says:

    I am so unbelievably grateful for my family. My son is so healthy and sweet. I am due in March and so far this pregnancy as been very smooth. I love my children with all my heart and want them to have a good life. We don’t make much money and have to move next year when the baby comes to a bigger house. Jamie, you are so generous with all these giveaways. It really helps a lot of people out at Christmas to have be able to win some things. I love reading your posts and hearing about new products. Can’t wait to see what 2013 has to offer.

  • Nicole O'Hare says:

    I would love to someday be a tester. My friends always ask me what’s a good product to try. I’m slightly (ok more than slightly lol) obsessed with baby gear. Have been before I had my boys. It’s bad when you can lend out car seats and strollers and still have what you need :-)
    Thank you for having such awesome advice! I love all your giveaways.
    Happy holidays!!

  • DeAnna C. says:

    I’m just grateful for my little family. I have a soon-to-be 18 month old and a baby to be born in just a month and a half. Feeling very grateful for my husband and sweet babies. :)

  • Jenn Kraeuter says:

    I am thankful everyday for my amazing husband and two wonderful children.

  • Lena Naef says:

    I’m thankful for my family and wish that they stay healthy for 2013. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing giveaway!!!

  • anna mounsa says:

    i am most thankful for my family!

  • Jessica Barnhart says:

    Thank you for all your hard work! I hope 2013 is easier for my family than 2012 has been, I know no one said life is easy,but I didn’t think it’d be this hard…I’m so grateful for my husband and 2 amazing kids, they keep me going. That’s just how I’m feeling right now…

  • Jessica Fiumara says:

    This year, I’m obviously thankful for Sofia. We tried for three years for her, and finally got her. :) I’m not, however, thankful for the cold she currently has. Poor baby can’t breathe, and is pissed off that she can’t suck her thumb. Not even the Nosefrida has helped yet! :(

  • Christie T. says:

    My only wish for the holiday season is that my babygirl has an amazing Christmas and is happy and safe!!

  • Susan W. says:

    I am thankful that after 8 years of marriage, my husband and I are expecting of first child together, a boy due in March!!! :D

  • Katie Jessee says:

    Well its Dec 21st 2012 and we are all still here. Hurray! Merry Christmas to all!

  • Sara Floyd says:

    I am thankful to be pregnant and expecting a baby in January! I’d love to win!

  • Danielle says:

    I am so excited about next year…my hubby keeps saying it’s going to be a big one and I believe him. I am finally getting this blogging thing down and I am glad to be launching it in Jan. But I think that the best is yet to come. Thank you so much for hosting this giveaway!!! It has been super fun and I have added a lot of new items to my wish list. Now if I can only win some of them.

  • Meghan says:

    I’m not a perfect mom, but I hope the decisions I make for my three children while they are young- too young to make the big decisions on their own- help them grow into wonderful people and that when they are old enough, they make good, healthy, smart decisions that make the world better. I wish for them to be kind and generous while being successful in whatever they choose to do with their time. I hope our travels around the world only help them to grow more, to have an understanding of different cultures and compassion for all people. And last, but certainly not least, that they are proud of and take care of our beautiful Earth and all the plants and creatures on it.

  • Heather G says:

    I am thankful that my family was healthy and happy this year.

  • Eftychia says:

    So sad today is the last day! Hoping to win!!

  • Jen Leach says:

    My prayer for this season and the new year is for the love of Jesus to wrap around every man, woman, and child world wide. I am saddened by Jesus’ message of love and hope being distorted by those claiming to be Christians and yet not living the love. Jesus is love! God loves every single person. No one has fallen too far to be away from God’s love, and I am so grateful that he loves sinners like me with His mercy and grace. I pray that I can pass on that grace and love to everyone I meet today and every day I have left on the earth.

  • pamela mathis-presnell says:

    I’m thankful for my family and that I still have my baby to hold unlike those poor families who lost their babies CT. Breaks my heart everyday for them.

  • Kellie says:

    I am thankful for my parents. I am a single mom of two little girls, an infant and a toddler. My parents keep them for me while I work. I would not be able to do this on my own without their help. I am very thankful for all that they do for my little girls.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      as the child of a single mother, i can relate. my grandparents were ABSOLUTELY instrumental in my childhood, and i think about them daily even though I don’t get to see them or talk to them as often as i would like….stay strong. you kick ass.

  • Christy says:

    I am thankful that I have a healthy family. Every. Day.

  • Elizabeth says:

    Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am desperately trying to go into labor. I have loved being pregnant at 40, but now I am ready to be done. The end. Merry Christmas. I love you.

  • Liz says:

    Thanks so much for doing this! Even if I don’t win (let’s face it, the odds are not in my favor!) it has been cool reading about the products! I hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  • Emma hunt says:

    I’m thankful for my little boy been given the all clear for his thyroid problem – which means no meds !
    and his holes in his heart have also healed up – one very great full mummy and daddy .
    He’s still not walking ( nearly 2 )

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      all of the above is a beautiful thing, indeed. just give his little body time–he’s tired…he will walk when he is ready ;) wishing you all a WONDERFUL and happy holiday and new year

  • Elida Herrera says:

    I am a single mother of 4 trying to raise my kids to be outstanding citizens and help them with raising my grandbabies as well we all live in one house due to the economy so i am thankful for your giveaways that gives us hope to receive stuff we otherwise cannot afford! I am thankful for your awesome reviews and notices and blog and I wish you the best! GOD BLESS YOU!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      and bless YOU right back for being such a strong pillar of support for your family. i wish you ALL love and happiness over the holiday and a terrific 2013 ;)

  • Lauren C says:

    I recently “got to know you” through a contest and am so glad I did! Your website is so informational and I love reading your reviews. They are entertaining and make the reader feel that you are truly a good friend. Thank you for all that you do!

  • michelle schneider says:

    I’m so thankful for my baby on the way! I’m due May 2nd and cannot wait for what’s to come in this new year!

  • Julie Morgan says:

    I love how honest and how easy you make it for parents and caregivers to relate to you! You take a LOT of the guesswork out of picking quality baby gear! Thanks for being so honest, easy, and funny!

  • Jimmy Donoso says:

    I would love for you to review the nuna leaf and also have more fab giveaways and continue on your great success and that you may be blessed with more!

  • Rachel says:

    I can comment on ANYTHING? Well, I will just comment on what I am thinking right now, which is that my baby didn’t sleep last night but I don’t care because he was so cute this morning trying to grab my husband’s tongue when he stuck it out.

  • I wish for my kids to be safe, healthy, and happy every day.

  • Myly Nguyen says:

    I’m very thankful to such amazing and healthy children in my life. They are my pride of joy and love spending every moment with them. I try to be the best mom to them as I can. They are the love of my life.

  • Rose says:

    I am thankful to get to spend this holiday season with my family. There is nothing better!

  • Jennifer says:

    The tragedy in Connecticut has made me take a step back and really appreciate my daughter, baby on the way, husband and entire family. I don’t know what I would do without them and am so thankful to have been blessed with all of them in my life.

  • Lisa says:

    Hey Jamie! I’ve learned so much from you. We’re past a lot of the infant gear even though we’ll still be in car seats and diaper bags for years to come. Thank you for both your informative site and your active participation in social media. Honestly, you and Honest Toddler are the reasons I still go to twitter. —Lisa

  • adriana herrera says:

    I am thankful for family, health, love, you (and that fabulous blog of yours) and above all FAMILY!!!

  • Well I thought so long about this comment that I put the widget to sleep :-P I think to post what I want to post will be unbelievably long. So, I am sending it too you in a private message on facebook. Here I will just say, Jesus came to earth as a baby on that first Christmas night. He would go on to die on a horrible cross, and rise from the grave 3 days later. His death and resurrection healed the breach between God and humanity once and for all so that we can all personally know God. I believe this, and as we celebrate the birth of Christ and remember His sacrifice for us we hope that you too have a blessed Christmas and find joy and peace in the New Year.

  • Lauren T says:

    Just want to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a wonderful new year!!

  • Jenna says:

    Jamie, I really love your site! You are super funny! It brings excitement to my Mommy of 2 life. Lol. I love these giveaways, just wish I would win. Lol. I NEVER ever win anything. Maybe one day, haha. In 2013 I look forward to more giveaways, excellent reviews of baby products, and just following you on facebook. Your fun:) Keep doing what your doing!!

  • chaya says:

    so glad the year is almost over can’t wait to start the new one

  • Ashley Hedley says:

    I am thankful for my husband, my son and the hundreds of children I work with every day. I am blessed to work in the education field and watch the ‘next generation’ learn and flourish. (I am also thankful for an amazing Baby Guy who always takes the time to share helpful advice and insight into any product when asked!)

  • Emily K says:

    There are so many things to be thankful for that there is not enough room to list it all. I hope that everyone on here has a wonderful holiday season and thanks for the opportunity to win such wonderful prizes!! It’s been fun!! :)

  • Diana Cote says:

    I am thankful for my family and the every day things, specially when i realize just how bad things can be for some, I remind my self often that life can quickly change and show me a different path. What I would love for my child is for them to be happy, healthy and safe and to be able to live out their dreams and not be held back by insecurities. I hope that unlike me, she confronts things and overcomes whatever tries to hold her back, I hope she has no regrets… i also hope i can live long enough to see her do well and maybe if she chooses to have a children, that i can be there to see them.

  • Carla I. says:

    Thankful for my family, my children, for the wonderful life I have. I wish nothing but love, health and happiness for my children today and everyday. What I want from you is more reviews in baby carriers. S many wonderful makers out there of ring slings, woven wraps, structured carriers. It would be great if you could review and learn more about them. You would have a lot more babywearing mama fans out there. Not only willing to help but excited to see you bring it to the mainstream. One thing I want you to know about me, that’s easy, I’m awesome :)

  • Kristina says:

    All I want in the world is for my children to grow up with as much love and happiness as I have always been blessed with. Scary that I now feel that I have to add safety to that statement but such is the world we live in today compared to when I was a child. Love and good thoughts to everyone.

  • Leslie Adcock says:

    I can’t wait for Christmas!

  • Jill Raspanti says:

    I have enjoyed learning about many new products during these 12 days. So many things I didn’t know about, but now realize how much I NEED them! :) I am looking forward to seeing what you have to share with us in 2013!
    I am also very thankful this year to be able to celebrate the holidays with my family and have everyone I love close to me.

  • Freya says:

    I’m really thankful for my family and my kids and the smiles I see on their faces, not when I give them things, but when I spend time with them and give them hugs.

  • Carrie says:

    I’m really hoping we make it through this pregnancy uneventfully. Our daughter was born with a condition that required surgery (TEF) and she still has to have procedures every few months to keep her throat open. I’d love to have this new baby in April and not have all the stress that accompanied the birth of our daughter.

  • Anne says:

    I am so thankful for my baby girl! Oh and Peanut MM’s!

  • Becky blight says:

    Hmmm…I’m thankful the world didn’t end today, that my to lovely boys are around to make me want to pull my hair out on a daily basis, I’m thankful one of them is currently sitting in a laundry basket singing hello songs from preschool! I’m also thankful for social media, it allows all of us to connect, share information and run businesses.

    Oh, and I’m thankful for my UPS guy. He rocks, he delivers the diapers…and the wine. And doesn’t ring the doorbell during naps. We should all be so lucky!

  • Melissa Stollman says:

    I’m looking forward to my twins coming this March!

  • Kayley says:

    I want my kids to know that there is still good in this world no matter how many horrible things happen.

  • Kim K says:

    I am thankful for the March of Dimes and modern technology. Without those I don’t know if my 27 week 1lb 150z preemie would be here today! I am thankful for my other kids of course!

  • Evon says:

    I wish for my daughter and future children to live in a world full of peace, love, understanding and true diversity. If only we were all kinder to each other ;)

  • Katie says:

    I am hoping for a peaceful and prosperous 2013 when we welcome our new baby.

  • Carolyn says:

    Happy holidays and i hope you have a wonderful with your family.

  • RachelRose says:

    Thank you! I really enjoy your site and your everything you post on Facebook. You provide informative and fun content. Thank you for the giveaways. They are generous and fun. I’m looking forward to everything you roll out in 2013. Also, I wish my best friend was single so I could set you up and woo him back to NY. Alas, he fell in love in California.

  • joy says:

    pick me!

  • Lynda Needleman says:

    I am thankful for so much, but this year I am thankful for the easy, healthy twin pregnancy I had and the two beautiful, healthy children I brought into this world.

  • Demi Brand says:

    I would like you to know that I am really thankful for your postings. I really don’t mean that in a kiss up way. As a stay at home mom of a 13 month old, I struggle a bit with what my role is beyond caretaker. Learning about products and researching helps me use some skills I developed in my pre-mom life. My husband would probably say I obsess over purchase decisions but it really is one of the things that helps me feel fulfilled as a parent and a person. Thanks for being a part of that.

  • Adrianna says:

    Win or Lose, this contest has been fun and completely informative. I’m due in July with my first and so all this baby stuff is completely new to me. I have learned about sooo many wonderful products out there thanks to this contest and your blog. Without you I am not sure I would have known about all the wonderful products that exist! So for that I am truly thankful. Thank You!

  • Leah P says:

    I’m thankful for my life, family, and friends. I love your blog. It has been a wealth of information and though I’ve just started to follow you I can tell that you are a kind and generous person. (Your comments during the Sandy Hook nightmare were thoughtful and respectful.)
    Keep it up!

  • Safia B says:

    Its a really wonderful thing your doing here and im sure your helping many new parents out with your reviews. I was very happy to see that some of your giveaways were organic and eco friendly products. Im a 100% eco friendly/organic mom which can be very expensive, so it was nice to see your honest company giveaway. Keep up the good work!!!

  • Brittney, Underwood says:

    I am so thankful for my life! We get the opportunity to give love to another child or many children. God has been amazing, and continues to show his force in our life. Blessed doesn’t begin to describe our life. Thank you for the opportunity to win something for our foster babies! You are an amazing Uncle!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      and bless YOU for being a foster. you are doing such wonderful work for those kiddos!! have a WONDERFUL and blessed holiday and new year ;)

  • Ruth Goodman says:

    It is so good to know there is someone that even though he dosn’t have kids yet, he knows everything about being a GREAT dad (judging from the pics of your cute nieces you always upload to instagram, but not only…). I added your blog to my favorits. I enjoy reading your articals, your opinions and advices. Thank you for being you and for making a smile on my face by reading what you wrote.
    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

  • Nicole says:

    I’m thankful for the internet and wonderful world of bloggers who make me feel like I’m not alone in this parenting gig.

  • Rhonda Jarvis says:

    Firstly happy holidays! I’ m so so thankful for my 8 mo old daughter who sleeps through the night! Oh and thankful clek got approval for the foonf!

    Love to see some great daddy items like the diaper dude showcased in the future.

  • rosa says:

    most thankful for family…i wish my kids grow up healthy and happy and know that although sometimes i may not be a nice mom to them i love them the most.
    more awesome giveaways like this would be nice! one thing i want you to know about me is that i really enjoy your blog and info/comments on your fb.

  • Suzanne L says:

    I want to know more about video monitors

  • jen simon says:

    Thankful for healthy children.

  • Mary Anne says:

    I’m thankful for so much – 2012 has been the most amazing year. My beautiful baby boy was born in April and he is a constant joy for me. I’m amazed at the support I’ve found online for breastfeeding, babywearing, and all things baby that have helped me be the mother I always wanted to be. I just found you in the last month or two, but you have been an excellent resource for me in that short time. As for 2013, I don’t think things could get better for me, so how about world peace?

  • JLin says:

    I’m thankful to have a beautiful health daughter, and I wish her a happy birthday(today is her birthday.)In 2013 I want to win your giveaways! And I want to let you know I very want to win this prize! Happy Holiday!!!

  • Rachel says:

    Well, I just recently found you….and I’m not a huge baby gear kinda gal. Stick to the basics as long as they are good quality. So I Truely appreciate a great review and yours are the best < especially when enjoyed with some wine!

  • Carrie says:

    I simply wish for my children to be happy and healthy throughout their lives.

  • Erin T says:

    I have a friend starting IVF after a long trial with many fertility issues and my wish is for them to finally have the family they have been dreaming of!

  • Monica says:

    I’m most thankful for my daughter, who arrived in June of this year. I have always loved kids and I’m so happy to have one of my own. I’ve spent time researching things that I had never dreamed of before being a parent. That’s why it is sooo nice to have someone out there doing the legwork and sharing the results. So, thank you!! I really appreciate you for being a stickler for high quality products that make sense! Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what products are going to be wonderful and which ones will lay around. Again, thank you. You seem like a terrific guy.

  • Jill says:

    I want 2013 to be a safe year for all of our children.

  • Deirdre says:

    Especially after the terrible events of last week, I feel truly blessed for all the amazing people in my life. Merry Christmas!

  • Jennifer LuvsCandy says:

    So happy I found you! I will be stalking you err. um. following you from now on!

  • Jessica says:

    I want my comment to be letting you know how grateful I am. I have a wonderful family, and amazing son and love in my life. Sure, there’s things if like to have that I don’t, including perfect health, but I really can’t complain. If this past week of heartache for those affected by the shooting at sandy hook has done anything, I hope it makes people appreciate what they have and what they have to be grateful for. I hope we all slow down this holiday season and don’t take anything for granted. This is what I want for my son, too. To grow up and be appreciative and thoughtful, and to have compassion for others.

  • kendra S says:

    My little one is 7 months old so i have only been following you recently. But thank you for all you do. I look forward to keeping up with new and exciting products that you will be sharing next year!

    happy holidays! :)

  • Amy Manley says:

    I just started entering contests about 2 weeks ago. A friend of mine won $700 worth of prizes, and she inspired me to start entering. Even though I haven’t won anything from you yet (but there’s still one more chance, right?!), I have learned so much! I have a toddler and thought I already knew all this. I admit, I’m a Graco stroller pusher…not a big budget. But even though some of what I have learned about isn’t realistic to obtain, now I have some ideas for what I might want in the future…perhaps just saving up for a while for one of these great products! We want to have 4-5 kids, so we have time to do so! Even though the chances are slim that I’ll win today, thanks for teaching us about these products. I’m so glad!

  • Sonia says:

    This one is easy. I am thankful for my son, who was born in may. He is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me and is the light in my world.

  • Melissa says:

    This year I am thankful for the little life growing inside of me and looking forward to expanding our family in 2013!

  • Brooke Ragan says:

    I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! I have so many wishes for my son that will be born in May (Or April if my Mom is right about all of her daughters giving birth 4 weeks early…which she has been so far-creepy!). One wish for my son would be to just be a good man. Be kind to all, respectful to others, not follow the crowd, be brave, and to be wise. Your reviews are great and are helping this first time Mom to make her wish list of baby products…but maybe one day you could write a blog post about how to help your son be a good man. I know you’re not a father yourself, but maybe you could interview your friends and get advice from them and maybe even experts and share how you turned out so good. Just a thought, because I’m a good person but I’m clueless as to how to teach someone to be a good person.

  • Wei says:

    I wish I can win that’s all! LOL wish everyone a happy holiday!

  • Michelle Stephens says:

    I am thankful for my healthy children.

  • Liz Ticona says:

    First, Thank you for your amazing giveaways :) I’m most thankful for this past year when I became a first time mom to a baby boy and I hope that he grows up to be a strong man , good person and a happy person :)

  • Aimee says:

    I am thankful for my clients. I work in family homeless prevention and we were able to get most of our families sponsored for Christmas this year. It has been absolutely amazing watching families that barely have money to pay their rent get their gifts.

  • rachel says:

    I am very thankful for my family… I couldn’t have asked for a more loving and devoted husband and three beautiful children.

  • Sara M says:

    I love Christmas!

  • Natalie says:

    Great giveaway!

  • Stacey R says:

    I hope that my children continue to be happy and healthy, and that I am able to raise two boys that are as kind and loving as the High School football star that I read about in the news yesterday that protects a bullied student with special needs! Here is a link to the article if you’re interested! http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20656400,00.html
    It definitely warmed my heart, especially after all the sadness surrounding the events in Newtown.

  • Christina Beck says:

    First I wanted to say thank you so much for this competition. Any Mama, expecting Mama, Aunt, or whatever would be so lucky and blessed to win this awesome stuff. I hope other people can learn to be as giving in the holiday season as you have been. It inspired me to do 12 days of giving with my nephew. We’ve donated his old toys, made cookies for firemen, and all kinds of other fun stuff. Keep up the awesomeness!

  • Leigh says:

    Prego with #3 and thrilled about it. But trying to figure out three car seats in a zipcar.

  • Grace Godinez says:

    I am extremely grateful for healthy children I couldnt ask for more.I was thrilled to meet you at BCB Austin’s Gerapalooza. I am a baby planner and gear is not and will never be my specialty. While i try to learn and keep up to date. I will never dane to compare myself to you. Your like baby gear yoda. I have loved following your blog, It’s funny in this world of cyberspace how you can feel like you have a friend 1,000 of miles away that you don’t technically know.I am sure most of us feel that way. Because you have made us smile and literally LOL while making your wealth of knowledge of baby gear fun and entertaining!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      thanks, lady!! it was great meeting you as well!!! it is crazy how people “meet” online and then in-person if they’re lucky…have a WONDERFUL holiday down there! stay……warm?? #YODAFTW

  • Miranda Welle says:

    Let’s see. I’m thankful that God has blessed us with 4 amazing kids! (And we’d love to have more if he’s willing!) I’m thankful that we’re all healthy. I’m so thankful that my husband is able and willing to work (dairy farmer!) so that I get to stay home with our kids! We cut down on other areas (no cable, no new cars, etc.) but I’m so grateful he’s supportive in my desire to do this!

    As for you! I’m so thankful that you are so committed to your followers! I LOVE that I know if I come to you with a question, that you WILL answer it! AND in a timely matter! I expect and receive honest answers. You run a great business Jamie!

    As for what I’d like to see. I’d love to see you attend some Bump Club Twin Cities events! (Ones that I can make of course!!!! LOL. It’s a bit of a drive so I can’t make all of them.)

    I’d love for you to take products and go head to head and give us your top recommendations. Perhaps have side by side reviews. Maybe include some of your fans/friends in the review with their takes as well.

    And I’d LOVE to see you choose a fan every once in awhile to do a review for you. Kind of as a “guest” on your blog. And have BOTH your review and theirs connected (even if you disagree on aspects of the item.) PS> I’d love to be your first guest….LOL :)

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      funny you should mention that because i have actually done that with a couple people (privately) this year and will be doing more of it—publicly—next year ;) MUCH love to you and your family!!!!

  • Gia Ramsey says:

    I am thankful for life and its many surprises. I look forward to the upcoming challenges of the new year. Child safety is not only my job, but a part of my life. Can’t wait to broaden my knowledge on new and different products…you have been such an amazing role model and source of information! Thank you :)

  • Tracy H. says:

    Thank you so much for these wonderful giveaways! We hope to have baby #2 next year and it’s been informative to see so many great products.

  • laura J says:

    Merry Christmas! I hope Minneapolis is treating you ok. It took my brother over 3 hours to clear his Minneapolis driveway the other day during your snowstorm.

  • Ashley says:

    I am thankful for my family, & our health :)

  • Ren says:

    Thankful for a happy family. Peace no more tragedy. I want to win!

  • jeannine s says:

    I am thankful for my children and hearing their laughter everyday

  • Becky says:

    What an amazing contest this has been! I’m so thankful that there are SO many wonderful baby resources for everyone to learn and grow with! Thank you! My youngest is 21 months and would love some if this stuff, plus I am excited to have a chance to share with other loved ones and their little ones. Thank you!!

  • Katie says:

    I am thankful for life. I am thankful for my childrens health. I am thankful I am aware that there are sick children out there that I can support thru awareness and financial support when I have the means. I am grateful to the mothers like Maya from http://rockstarronan.com/, Kate from http://gettyowl.org and Robyn from becauseofezra.org. For fighting for thier children and everyone elses. My children are my heart and I can not begin to imagine what it feels like for these mammas but they are pissed and they are changing the world.

  • Jenny says:

    I am working on getting pregnant with baby #2! Hard to believe because it seems like just yesterday I got pregnant with my son (16 months). I need your help in the New Year finding a double stroller and convincing my uber frugal husband that I need it! Or I need to win one because the chances of him buying me one are slim :( Merry Christmas!

  • Natan says:

    just want a year of happiness and health for my family and friends

  • Jennifer H says:

    I’m really glad I found your blog. I have an 8 month old daughter and it’s cool to see all the new products. Most of which I have never heard of! Keep up the good work here!

  • Michelle Q says:

    I am most thankful for information. I love that I have the ability to access information so quickly and so easily. When I started parenting 15 years ago I just picked out what I thought I needed at the nearest store based on if the color matched ;) Now I can research, read awesome blogs from people who really want to help. I get products that work, that I love and from companies that are making a difference. Thank You!

  • Erin says:

    I am so thankful for my family. I always try to teach my daughter (soon there will be two daughters)life is not easy but worth it.
    Although i didn’t win any of your wonderful gifts, it was a pleasure.
    I am very enjoying your website/twitter.. Keep the same please.. Happy holidays!!

  • Christy Z says:

    Fittingly since it’s Christmas, most thankful for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

  • Kate B says:

    i’m thankful to be alive & I hope Ava always remembers how hard I fought to get back to her

  • Rachell says:

    I am so excited for this Christmas as it is the first one as a mother. I am so excited to see my little man in front of the tree on Christmas morning. Having a child really does make the Holidays more extra special.

  • Bernadette N says:

    I loved your holiday giveaway!

  • Kaylie Wourms says:

    I am extremely thankful for a wonderful little boy who will be 3 next week and so far a healthy little bean due to arrive in June. I should also mention how thankful I am to have an amazingly hard working husband! Merry Christmas everyone!

  • Jessica fullmer says:

    I a, thankful for my family this time of year!

  • Angela Hager says:

    This has been an amazing giveaway… thank you SO much for all your hard work, especially while you’ve been visiting your family. And another big thanks to all the wonderful vendors. These products are all fantastic!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Shari says:

    I wish for safety, happiness and love for my children.

  • Jenn S says:

    i am thankful for my healthy babe!

  • Kerry Brown says:

    I’m going to be a mom for the first time in 2013 — less than a month to go. I’m grateful for all your advice and guidance because it’s practical and honest. Sometimes, it’s hard to find that. I just hope for more of that next year and the years to come.

  • Heather M says:

    Thank you for putting all this great information together for us to use!! I definitely appreciate hearing what is available out there, and especially hearing about the way these companies operate. You are doing a great job!

  • Rachel says:

    I’m thankful to have a beautiful healthy family

  • Melissa says:

    I wish for my daughter to be as happy as possible. <3

    Happy holidays!

  • Katelyn says:

    I am thankful for my family and my beautiful little girl. I have so many dreams and wishes for her and a pray they all come true! Looking forward to spending Christmas in Florida and ringing in the new year there! Merry Christmas!

  • Allison says:

    I am thankful to be spending this holiday with my family.

  • Erin says:

    I want my daughter to be happy. To be loved. And to smile everyday.

  • Sarah Wilkey says:

    This has been super awesome! Thanks for doing this! I found you through these contests and it’s amazing to have someone like you review products. When I was a first time mom, I wasted so much on crap that we didn’t need, or bad products. Thank you for all you do and I will be a forever follower!

  • Ruth says:

    I am thankful for all the love in my life. I want peace and happiness for my children. I wish for YOU to have a wonderful, joy-filled, peaceful 2013.

  • Meg says:

    All I want is for my son to come home from the NICU after 3+ months! We are getting VERY close!

  • courtney schreiner says:

    My greatest wish for my kids is that they are happy, healthy, and know God’s love for them!

    Thank you for all the giveaways!

  • Addie Imseis says:

    Thanks for the 12 days!

  • elizabeth casto says:

    i am thankful that i was able to quit my job to stay home with my 3 children. My 7 week old is a comfort nurser & there is no way I could leave him.

    thanks for doing such a wonderful giveaway

  • Toni says:

    I’m always thankful for my children and my husband. I wouldn’t be who I am without them.

  • CommonChick says:

    Loved this post! Can’t wait to check out the products!

  • Meg says:

    I want lots of family time next year as we welcome another little boy into the family!.

  • Chelsea LaMarche says:

    Happy Holidays to you! Just arrived at my Mom’s house for the holidays. So happy to be with family!

  • Addison Kat says:

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win these fabulous prizes over the past few days and throughout the year. Just wanting to wish you and yours a Merry Christmas!

  • Amber says:

    I am so thankful for being blessed with a baby boy, an absolutely amazing man to share my life with, and happiness. I hope for a healthy and calm delivery in January for myself and my baby and a relaxing 2013 for all!

  • Bethany says:

    Thanks for these amazing giveaways, and Happy Holidays!! The only thing I want for my daughter’s future is that she truly be happy :)

  • Sarah-Nicole says:

    I totally want to set you up on a blind date with a friend of mine. Also I love your site.

  • Megan says:

    I am thankful for a healthy family and pregnancy. I am due with baby #2 on February 5th and I am blessed to have such healthy pregnancies! For my kids, I wish that they grow up to be respectful adults and know that even when times are tough, they can get through it just like mom & dad have always done. In 2013, I want you to keep doing what you are doing! I wouldn’t follow the page if it weren’t already amazing ;) Happy Holidays and have a FANTASTIC New Year!

  • Courtney says:

    I am thankful for the recent birth of my son (2 weeks old today!) and for my intelligent and funny 3 year old twins. They make my life worth living :)

  • Shoshanna says:

    I am so thankful for my wonderful family and my amazing husbands who works so hard so I can take care of our babies!

  • Carmen Fadel says:

    I want to give you a big THANK YOU for sending me to the Martha Stewart Baby Shower show! I love all of the items you choose and think about that day every time I use them.

    Thank you!!!

  • Amanda says:

    I’m so thankful for my wonderful family!

  • Diana Simpson says:

    I am thankful for so much this holiday season. We have a healthy happy 4 year old and our now 8 month old is healthy and happy as well. We had a suprising start to his life back in April. He was a full term baby boy and his little lungs didn’t develop all the way. He had fluid build up and had pnemonia. We had a 17 day in NICU and it was very touch and go for the first week and a half. We know people who’s sweet babies had a stay much longer than ours and I am thankful for those 17 days. Our nugget is now crawling, pulling up and into EVERYTHING. I also hope that those who are on a NICU journey during this holiday season can find peace and hope for their little ones in such a difficult time.

  • LeighAnn says:

    The past few weeks have been very hard for my family, but the happiness and love on your site for your fans, vendors, and family is heart warming and brings a smile to my face every time. Merry Christmas to you!

  • Alison Gray says:

    I just had my little one in October via unplanned C-section. The recovery was a hassle to say the least but today..moments ago..I hit a milestone. I finally made it to running a full mile. (I used to run before I got pregnant and it was my favorite thing.) I am so excited to be on my way to getting my stride back.

  • deena lamm says:

    i love my twinboys and i hope the best for them in everything

  • Sharon A. says:

    Cant wait to see who wins all the goods, it will be a very good christmas!!

  • Jessica says:

    I’m so thankful to have a roof over my head, a husband who works so hard to support our family, our happy and healthy little girl. I always want the best for my daughter. I don’t ever want her to worry where her next meal is coming from or if she will have warm clothes in the winter. I want her to figure out what she wants and not stop until she gets it.

  • Christina says:

    I am most thankful for my baby girl, husband and puppy who all love so unconditionally. I am so excited to go home after work so I can be with them more.

  • Heather Helms says:

    I am so thankful for the blessed life I have but especially for my husband and 3 beautiful children!!

  • yechiel deana says:

    i love my twin boys and i hope the best for them in everything

  • Sarah says:

    I am thankful for people like you in the industry that seriously devout themselves to giving true and informative advice about products for babies and kids. Some people are just out there for the press and freebies but I know by your candid honesty that you really care. Thank you!

  • Lisa S says:

    Wishing you and all a very Happy, Health New Year!

  • Ilana says:

    Thankful to be ending this year surrounded by my beautiful family and friends – it is a true blessing that we sometimes take too lightly.

  • Leah says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends who have helped me through some very difficult moments this past year. My husband and baby boy have been my sunshine on very gloomy days. I try to be self-sufficient in a lot of ways- and you have helped me to become more so with your tips, good baby ideas/giveaways/products.. thank you and merry Christmas!

  • Nichole says:

    I just cannot believe how incredibly lucky I am. I have 2 absolutely gorgeous, healthy, happy children. I have a wonderful job (teaching!) that has allowed me to stay home with my babies for the last 8 months. I have an amazing husband who is supportive and helpful. And I have an incredible circle of family and friends, all of whom I adore. I am on top of the world!

  • emily a says:

    I am thankful to have two healthy, happy boys. Although we always feel like we need more, we have everything we need!

  • Emily says:

    I’m so thankful for my family’s health and happiness. We are welcoming a new baby in a matter of days and I know she will just add to our joy.

  • Jenny says:

    happy holidays!

  • Brenna says:

    Looking forward to my kids’ class Christmas parties today, and all of our family being together for the holidays—and praying for all those families impacted by recent events that will forever have their holiday season changed.

  • Cheryl V says:

    I wish for some sleep -better sleep and less sickness for my son ( so that I can have more sleep)

  • Megan says:

    We’d love to have a baby #2, if possible.

  • Kara F. says:

    What are you thankful for? I am thankful for the people God has placed in my life…both in real life and on the interweb :)

    What do you wish for your kids? I wish for them to grow up in a world of good hearted people who would give their shirts off of their backs for anyone. A world where there is no discrimination.

    What do you want from me in 2013? Just keep doing what you are doing…you make me laugh and smile so much! You are a joy!

    What is ONE THING you want me to know about you? That I have been following you from the start of your blog. I first saw you on Shari Criso’s web tv show and I was hooked. You are funny, loving and real. I wish you the best in 2013! Thank you for all you do!

  • Greta says:

    I love this giveaway!! I think I’m most excited about the mystery stocking (or maybe the Pediped gift card because cute shoes are expensive and baby girl loves shoes)!

  • Alicia says:

    Love all the hard work you do in reviewing the products and keeping up on the latest and greatest trends. I did not find you until after my daughter was born but, for baby #2 will definitely be looking for advice on your site.

  • debbie says:

    i am so greatful for 2 healthy kids. after the sandy hook tragedy, i realize that this is truly a blessing. I cant even type this without tears in my eyes thinking about what those mothers are going thru.

  • Rebekah C says:

    I want the stocking that you make up for the winner to have adult libations!

    I love you. And your blog. And your nuggets.

  • jean b says:

    I’m so thankful for the three beautiful babies I’ve been blessed with and get to enjoy watching grow everyday!!

  • JESSICA says:

    What are you thankful for? What do you wish for your kids? What do you want from me in 2013? What is ONE THING you want me to know about you?

    I’m thankful for everything in my life the good and the bad. I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and son they mean the world to me! I’m thankful for YOU ! people like you bring smiles worldwide ! My wish for my son is to be healthy happy and always laughing ! What do I want from you in 2013? NOTHING.. well not nothing but keep on doing reivews and being a wonderful person :)
    One thing about me? well theres a lot! My main issue is weight :( need to loose over 100 pounds but refuse surgery so im struggling but hopefully ill get there one day! Anyways .. Have a nice holiday and enjoy :)

  • Signe Newman says:

    I like reading your blog and Facebook posts because I was also a childless CPST and baby gear nerd. I feel like we are kindred spirits. I had my first child in October, and look forward to being able to try out all of the gear for myself now!

  • Camille Hatcher says:

    I’m thankful for life. I’m thankful for my husband, three year old daughter, and the life that is growing in my belly.
    I’m also thankful for people like you, who make blogs, information,and contests fun.
    Bless you, and I hope you have a Very Happy Holiday!

  • Kelsey says:

    O my the spark box idea is awesome!! I wish I wouldve couldve thought of that!! I think my kids would play more instead of staring at their toys!! Thanks for the giveaway and Merry Christmas!

  • Laura Magu says:

    I’m looking forward to 2013 for the simple reason that a few people I know to (including myself) took a chance on themselves and started a business .. are going for it. It is excited to see the opportunities that come because they took a chance on life!

  • Shawna Mckee says:

    My thoughts are about families. I love how they come in all shapes and sizes. Some are born, some are created by love. Some are even formed by online connections reaching across the globe. Personally, I am grateful to birth families that have allowed me the privilege of adding to my family with the children they birthed.

  • Bridget says:

    I am thankful for my daughter and baby on the way and of course my amazing husband.

  • miri says:

    im so thankful for my Family and main wish is that all my loved ones stay safe and healthy!

  • Marci says:

    This past year has been amazing. I gave birth to my first child who is healthy and incredible. I am so thankful for my wonderful family and life. Life is good :)

  • Meghan M. says:

    I’m thankful that December 28 marks the date he’s
    officially cancer free!

  • Hali Scoggins says:

    I’m thankful for a house of healthy boys. All 4 of them. (Could of used some pink in there somewhere haha ;) )

  • Amy C says:

    I’m thankful that my family has almost made it out of 2012 safe and healthy! We have been sick over the year, but over all we still have our health! In 2013 I would like to add to our family! I can post that here because small chance someone I know in real life will read all the comments on your post.

    In 2013 I want to keep seeing your numbers grow, I think every parent could use a dose of Jamie’s knowledge! I love that you are fun, honest, passionate, blunt when it’s needed, almost always guarantee a laugh to your followers and the interaction you have with us is amazing! I NEVER skip over a post on my wall from you and it’s not because I’m afraid I might miss an amazing giveaway, thoses are just a awesome bonus! :) I wish you wonderful luck in 2013 can wait to see what you have up your sleeve and where it takes you! Enjoy the holidays with your family!

  • Ilana A says:

    So thankful for my newborn baby girl!

  • April K says:

    What I want in 2013 – I want to work on being the type of person that lets the little things go. Things that I can’t control, I shouldn’t let bother me. That way, I’ll be the best Momma and wife for my little family.

  • Molly Bussler says:

    I am thankful to you Jamie, for all of the great products that you bring to us, and your witty conversation! Happy Holidays!

  • Kelsey says:

    O and I am very thankful for my kids and husband. They keep the joy in my life everyday and remind me of how precious our lives are!! I am trying harder not to take these times of their childhood and early years of our marriage for granted :)

  • stacy hancock says:

    i am hoping the new puppy we’re getting will house train quickly! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jamie!

  • bonnye sensenig says:

    I am hoping for a very healthy 2013 with no hospital visits!

  • Sarah Hayes says:

    Id like to see more GAs like this from you! These have been so much fun. Thank you!

  • Rachael Morgan (Jackey) says:

    Thankful to have have a beautiful and healthy baby boy that just turned 6 months! Thankful amnesia is starting to set in to help me forget how horrendously traumatic and painful giving birth is =) From you in 2013…more great reviews, especially on the more holistic, crunchy, earthy stuff (toys, baby gear, anything really)

  • Danielle S. says:

    I am thankful for God, my honey, our daughter, our health, all of our family and friends.

  • Courtney says:

    I am so thankful for my husband, my sweet girls, and all of my family. My dad died unexpectedly last year, and there’s nothing like a loss to make you especially grateful for what you do have. With all the recent darkness in the world, I wish that everyone be surrounded by love and light this holiday season.

  • Kristi says:

    I am incredibly thankful to have my husband home from overseas safely and a sweet healthy baby on the way after experiencing so much loss earlier this year. Ah the circle of life…

  • Samantha F says:

    I found your blog through this giveaway and now follow you on Instagram and you are hilarious! I wish we were friends irl! :)
    I am so thankful for my husband and two children! No words to describe the love I have for my family.
    I wish you the best in the New Year! Thank you for doing this giveaway!

  • Jessica Pero says:

    Aaaah…hard to know what to say. I love my kids. My family rocks. I am SOOOOO blessed. Yesterday, my little man turned 1. He’s the youngest of three. He’s amazing, and it’s awesome to have a son after two daughters. Well, yesterday morning, for “peace of mind” I took a pregnancy test. It did NOT give me peace of mind lol!!! Turns out, number four will be joining us sometime late August/early September. So my wish for 2013 is a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. I cherish every single moment with my children, and love them dearly, but I am NOT ready for another one. But I have decided to be grateful. Children are a blessing, and so many mommies have aching arms, they long for a child they lost or for a child they may never have. I. Am. Blessed.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      that’s a beautiful way to look at it, lady. sending you and your family MUCH love and happiness for the holidays….and forever, duh….

  • Rachel says:

    i am thankful for my FAMILY!!!

  • Kym says:

    I am thankful that my family is healthy. I am thankful that I have 1 extremely healthy and smart little boy and that I have a second on the way!!! I wish nothing more than for my sons to grow up in a world where violence is almost non-existent and love, kindness,respect, and courtesy is everywhere. I am raising my boys to be this way…I just hope the rest of the world wants this just as much for the younger generation and the generations to come. :)

  • Lo Eggenbergerl says:

    I love that you encourage donations. I already mentioned this on your Facebook page, but I think it is so important to give back when you can and to treat all others with love and respect. Thank you for encouraging goodness in others!

  • nici r says:

    Thank you so much for all the work you do and the wonderful giveaways! I know 2013 will be just as great! Was it just a coincidence that day 12 of this giveaway was on the day the world was going to end? Haha!

  • Jessica B says:

    Thank you for all the time and effort that you put into helping us out with all of our baby product info and for the awesome giveaways. Merry Christmas!

  • Laurie Scheller says:

    I hope as a parent I teach my children to be grateful for everything, it seems like a lot of children these days just expect things and are not really grateful. On this same note I want you to know I am grateful for you taking the time to put this giveaway together I know it must be a ton of work and time devoted to this, on top of a already crazy busy time of year! Thanks so much Merry Christmas!

  • Sarah says:

    My wish in 2013 (EARLY 2013) is a healthy baby… and a husband that doesn’t drive me nutso on paternity leave. And I’m thankful that we didn’t have any funerals to go to this year, just weddings. :)

  • Denise says:

    Last day hoping for some luck!

  • Beth Kaspar says:

    I am thankful for having a resources such as you and Lindsay from Bump Club this time around! It has made my life incredibly easier. I would love to win a “Spend the Day with Jamie” contest. I don’t need you to give me any gear…I just want you to come to my house and watch me get the kids ready for the day, packed into the car and out to anywhere. And then you can tell me what I am doing wrong and what the hell I need to buy to make it work! And yes…I will fly you to Chicago for that :) . I can’t do first class, but I will get your little butt out here. Then when they go to bed for the night…we can go grab some cocktails!

  • Kathi says:

    This year I am thankful for my family and friends. After everything that has happened recently in the news, I am more appreciative of all the things they do for us.

  • What I wish for 2013 is the SANITY to survive! lol Just had a baby via c-section last month and my 5 and 6 year old are going bonkers with Mom’s “resting/can’t move fast/”. Here’s to getting back to pre baby weight this next year and enjoying my wonderful family!

    I think you are awesome! Keep up the good work

  • Jillian Scheer says:

    I am so thankful that you gave me the opportunity to learn about tons of new brands that I would never have heard about without your blog/giveaway! I’m excited to start shopping these brands and giving back to them for being so giving with their products.

  • Gretchen in HB says:

    I already asked you to marry me. So, could we hurry up and get on that crap, I need a manny! :-) I hope 2013 bring wonderful reviews of toddler and preschooler stuff, how’s that? Like, say for the 2-5 year old set for the mamas without babies who still need their BabyGuy fix!

  • Rochelle Luaders says:

    I gotta say, I have really enjoyed following along with your posts this Christmas. Thanks for doing this. I wish… well I hope that in the next year that something can be done in response to the tragedy at the school in CT. Like I hope the gun regulations will be changed to not allow assault weapons and that the background check system will be strengthened so that NO ONE can get one without a check, and I also hope that those with a mental illness can’t get a gun. I hope that people can use more sense about having guns in their house and accessible to others, I don’t know how we can force that by law but I think it’s probably the biggest thing we can do to avoid shootings. I have just been so upset by this – I have a first grader too – and my husband and I have been talking about it every day, and we have been very proud of our president for how he’s responded so far.

  • Holly Norton says:

    My aim for 2013 is to be more confident and to exude that confidence onto my girls. I don’t want them to be trapped in the self consiousness that I have been my whole life. I really want them to feel good about themselves.

  • Rachel Gray says:

    Thank you for such a fun and amazing 12 days of giveaways. I’ve been blown away by all of the amazing products that I never knew existed. :)

  • I am new to your site…saw the giveaways mentioned on one of the Facebook pages I follow, Hygeia maybe? I am loving your site. There are so many cool products out there that I didn’t know existed before. I just gave birth Tuesday night to our second daughter and I can’t wait to try some of them out!

  • Leah says:

    Hmm I think I prefer your specific questions to this open ended one. Makes me feel as though I have to say something profound and enlightening. I have two boys, a 4 yr old and a 5 month old. I had them pretty young – got married in my 3rd year in college and had my first by 21. Sometimes I feel like a kid raising kids – narrowly missed being a teen mom statistic! My hope for my kids is that I am able to guide them well on their paths, and that my age and lack of certain life experiences doesn’t hold them back. :-)

  • Sarah Ferrell says:

    You are amazing! Have a very Merry Christmas :)

  • CHRISSY L. says:

    I am thankful for my daughter. She is the biggest shinning star in my life. I can always count on her for a good laugh! She makes me smile even when i have a bad day.

  • Benjamin Spaulding says:

    I am thankful I took a few days off of work and can enjoy the day without work getting in the way

  • Kayla says:

    My baby is 2 1/2 months old and I am grateful that I was still able to join into your FABULOUS giveaways. I still have yet to win, but it still was always exciting to see what you were giving and what you said about them.

    Additionally, while doing research for our stroller a few months ago, your reviews on youtube really helped us in many ways. You pretty much ROCK!

  • Ilissa says:

    Love your site, love you, keep up the great work! I’m thankful for having a wonderful family, & really great friends.

  • One thing about me… I’m a photographer. http://www.christinaskinnerphotography.com I wish I could do it full time but I love being a stay at home mom and the kiddies come first. Love your reviews and giveaways. I first heard about the new Peg Perego Convertible from you and I’ll likely be purchasing it soon. Thanks!

  • Keri says:

    I just wish for good health & happiness for my children always!!

  • Amber Bourne says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are amazing. Not just for these crazy giveaways you are offering us, but also for being the most amazing uncle and a kick ass reviewer! Thanks so much for taking your time to answer comments individually, for making us laugh, for being you, and for being so caring! Merry Christmas!

  • Karina Saucedo says:

    I am thankful for every healthy breath that my family and I are able to take, super thankful for getting the chance to be a stay at home mom…even if it’s only for a year…then it’s back to the grind. I’m thankful for having a husband and baby that ground me and that the sight of them everyday makes me thankful for absolutely everything. Right now my mom and family are on their way to Mexico to hand out clothes and food to the absolutely needy. My parents were not perfect but they taught me the importance of giving to others especially those less fortunate than us. It’s been so heart warming to see our “movement” grow over the years. It started out with my mom, dad, and I buying out yardsales and donating the clothes to a family we got to know….now when my family goes there are somewhere between 20-30 people with 6 or more trucks loaded a-la-grinch-sled with donations. Every year we get the same questions…are we with an organized group…. a church…a charity?…and the answer is no, we all just buy used items…donate our own items, gather our friends and family used clothes and food donations and give them out. We go to a border town in Mexico (where my parents are from) drive to the outskirts of town and go to town. The people there have nothing…no electricity, some live on abandoned busses, in cardboard houses…I’ve seen dogs eating other dead dogs there (we also take some sacks of dog food with us.) I’m rambling now, it’s too early in the morning and I’m sleep deprived (my poor baby may have an ear infection.) Anyhow this is how I plan on showing my child the importance of giving, the TRUE meaning of Christmas…next year will be his first year going…and I hope to continue this tradition with him until he is an adult. I feel this is the greatest gift I can give him…because one day when he has an extra hard year..maybe because of work…or just everyday stressors…he will see that the sparkle in the eye that you see in the people you give to….these people that really have nothing, that sparkle is enough to renew your spirit and soul and continue believing in the kind nature of humans. <3

  • Lindsay says:

    Happy Holidays! Looking forward to seeing what you have in store for next year… Particularly interested in your review of the Foonf and your thoughts on how it compares to other convertible car seats options that are out there as that is the next big item on our list for our son. Thanks for all your insightful reviews over the year, they have been extremely helpful!

  • KateW says:

    I’m grateful that today is my last day as an employed Mama! SAHM, here I come!

  • shterna says:

    I am thankful for my kids. they make me so proud.
    I am thankful for my friends, they give me the push to keep going even when it is hard.

  • Mary Colleen says:

    I am so thankful for the life I have. I don’t have much money or items, but I have the most beautiful and loving family and I pray my children will grow up to one day experience this happiness for themselves.

  • Kerry says:

    Thanks for running this contest. Happy Holidays!

  • Jillian says:

    Love your take on baby gear!

  • Libby says:

    Oh goodness, I’ll try not to write a novel. Thank you so much for putting on this amazing contest. I haven’t won anything, yet, but I have to admit, it’s been fun to read each blog, and enter every day. Now…what am I thankful for? I have so much to be thankful for! I live in Iowa, and we just for over a foot of snow. We have no power right now, no heat…and I have an 8 month old with a cold. But you know what, I am blessed! I’m blessed because we have beautiful neighbors who have all rallied together to help. I’m blesses with a husband who helped when our daughter woke up last night, and who cuddled with her and me to keep us warm. I’m blessed because every other day this year, we HAVE had power, and warm food to eat…which is more than millions of other people have. I’m thankful this Christmas season because Christ came as a baby, and we get to celebrate this every year.
    Right now I’m in our rocking chair, my daughter is asleep on my chest, our fireplace is roaring, and my husband is getting us some breakfast. What more could I want?

  • Esther says:

    That Clek Olli Booster seat is fabulous! Love the tadpole color!!

  • Elisabeth says:

    I am thankful for all of the great videos you post – I prefer watching those to reading tons of reviews!

  • Shayna Dimmick says:

    This has been a wonderful Christmas season, so THAT is what we’re all thankful for here!

  • Ryan Lawler says:

    I want a safe, happy life and childhood for my son. With all the insanity going on in this world, I want nothing more than for him to be safe and happy. He is the only thing that I am sure of in my life and his well being is paramount. I wish all children could feel love and have a carefree childhood.

  • Sonja says:

    I am so thankful for my three girls-that they are happy and healthy. And I am thankful for having a wonderful family that lives close by. I hope my kids always appreciate knowing their extended family and how how much they are loved.

    I love your pictures of your nieces and of course the reviews of new baby products. :) I hope someday you’ll be able to have a child too. You’ll make a great dad.

    Merry Christmas!

  • Meghan Floirendo says:

    I want to thank you for introducing me to a ton of brands and companies that I never knew existed! I’m glad that I have more and better options. I also want to thank you for doing all these giveaways! I know for myself, and I’m sure for many other moms out there, that these are the only chances I have to get a stroller/baby gear that I wouldn’t be able to get otherwise.
    Many, many thanks!

  • Diana Afonso says:

    I am thankful for my family and friends. Im thankful that my daughter has a spirited personality, as i believe it will serve her well as she gets older! I love all these groups, supporting parents in their journey, no matter what it is about! Thankyou to you, for being such a big breastfeeding advocate, and helping share the information about it! Thats how I came across your site in the first place! Keep doing what you are doing, you are one of a kind <3

  • steph says:

    I’m thankful for supportive family and friends in the midst of a crazy holiday schedule and a cross-country move.

  • Liz C says:

    I’m thankful that I’m able to stay at home with my son for a year. It can be frustrating at times (especially since he doesn’t like to nap!), but I love being able to watch him grow and change everyday.

  • Jennifer Wood says:

    I’m thankful for my partner’s family. My family will have nothing to do with our relationship or future children but her family (my new family) is loving and welcoming and supportive. It may not be what I thought my family would look like but I’m very thankful, nonetheless.

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      a friend of mine wrote on his wall the other day: you are born into a family, but you get to choose your real one. i don’t think anyone has a perfect family, and i hope you find love and joy in yours ;)

  • Candace says:

    Each day gets better! I’m so excited for this one and would love to win this one more then any of the others. I am thankful for my wonderful son and husband I dont know what i would do without them!

  • Shelley says:

    I am thankful to have the perfect husband and daughter – exactly the right family for me!

  • Ariella Shaffren says:

    I hope for everyone to have a very happy and healthy new year!

  • Robin says:

    I am thankful for my daughter. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to have kids. So she is my miracle :)

  • Sara V. says:

    I’m thankful for my family and friends! Also, for having a wonderful job.

  • Lindsey Weisbruch says:

    I am so very thankful for my husband. He is in a very demanding internal medicine residency that pulls him away from us. But he goes way out of his way to show our 4 children how much he loves them. Yesterday he took the oldest two to the movies, and our 3 year old to breakfast on his day off. He is so sweet and constantly gives us reminders of how much he loves us even though he can’t alwaysbe home. I am so thankful for him!

  • Jessica says:

    I pray everyday that God will give me guidance through this scary world we live in. Especially now that we are expecting our first little girl. Things are very different now, even when my husband and I grew up not that long ago. It breaks my heart that my daughter will never know the more innocent world we did. But I am also hopeful and trusting that the Lord will protect her and guide us through this amazing journey of parenthood. Today I am feeling more blessed than ever!

  • Guatejen says:

    For my kids I’d like a new job for my husband… so they can see him more often and we can do more things together as a family. That’s what I’D like for Christmas, anyway. :)

  • Angela H says:

    I am very thankful for three, healthy children!

  • Bethany McKinley says:

    My husband and I are so incredibly thankful this year to be spending our first Christmas with our adopted baby girl! We have been waiting for this little person to join our family for ten years, and it now feels complete. My cup is overflowing!

  • Alysia P says:

    World peace! Want my kids to not have to live in fear.

  • Anna says:

    I am thankful for my little men! They truly make my life complete!

  • Emily says:

    Thanks for all the product reviews. I don’t know most of what is out there, how one differs from the other, or which ones are safe and are not safe. You always offer great reviews especially for not having kids.

    I am thankful for my family. Another year of health and togetherness. Things aren’t easy right now but having my family makes everything a little easier.

  • jennifer M says:

    I am thankful for having such an easily accessible resource as yourself to help me out with important things (like inept buybuybaby employees telling me to forward face my 10 month old) and such awesome info and sneak peaks on all the newest and best baby gear. You’ve been such a big help and always so lovely to speak with. Thanks for being you :)

  • briana says:

    um….i dont know why i’m admitting this but i saw you at Magic Beans one visit and I was…. I want to say …..”star struck”?…..and felt like I should tell you how fun your postings are and that you have the best giveaways but couldn’t because…..I have this thing. Like I wouldn’t just go up to a random person and say “I really like your work” because they dont know me…it would generally seem like only a crazy person would do that?…same thing happend with colin ferrell at the airport….

  • I am thankful that my husband is home for Christmas. My son will be 20 months old on Christmas and this will be the first Christmas with his daddy home. Last year he was deployed, and also this year (actually this month) we got news he has been selected to be an Officer in the Military and I couldn’t be more proud of him. It’s going to be an amazing Christmas with a great new year to bring in.

  • Sandra U. says:

    I hope for a better year in 2013 for all. Today I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food in our belly and am warm. Most people would consider my household to be low income since I’m a single Mom with the youngest 5 of my 8 kids still living at home. I feel blessed though, that we have the things we do have. Today I am planning on paying it forward. My family is about to go shopping and buy for another family that we know who are in great need and do not have anything for Christmas. I cannot afford a ton of things but hopefully I can get several things for the family so they do not wake up to an empty tree on Christmas Day. I also plan to get a food platter so they will have food. I am thankful that I am able to do this. Also, if I were to win this contest, my plan is to give most away to other people that I know who are in need. PAY IT FORWARD. ♥

  • hazel says:

    Wishing that my son and little one on the way only encounter “helpers” in their lifetime…

  • Shannon P says:

    What a fun contest this has been! Would love to win!

  • Kim Wellnitz says:

    I am very thankful for my family. So grateful that we are all together this Christmas.

  • Lisa Friedman says:

    I’m thankful for my son’s amazing speech therapists – he is 2 1/2 and finally talking thanks to their hard work (and his own)!

  • Meghan Finley says:

    I’m glad everyone is healthy and happy this holiday season. I have a growing suspicion that the mystery stocking contains an outback gift card. Blooming Onions for us all? You should know that I appreciate you and this site and all that you’ve shared with us since I’ve found it. Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday!

  • MrsJoe says:

    I’m thankful for YOU – even if I haven’t won anything (so far! although with over 6k entries in today’s contest already, the chances of me winning are still pretty low lol) you have introduced me to a ton of cool new products and great brands. :)

    Also – we have SNOW! It should last a few days, but even if it doesn’t make it quite until Christmas, it’s close enough to count in my book! Yay!

  • Gen Saylor says:

    I am thankful for my friends and familyn my wonderful husband my 2 beautiful children the roof over our heads and the food on our table. I am truly blessed! Thank you for your time, hard work and sense of humor through all the stress! I wish for you a 2013 full of love and laughter! Merry Christmas!

  • Carolyn A. says:

    Wishing everyone a happy, safe holiday season. Happy Solstice!

  • Krissy says:

    I wish for a healthy arrival of my second baby in May. I am excited to continue to follow you and learn more about products I may not know of otherwise!!

  • Niki says:

    I am thankful for my daughter!

    Happy Holidays to you!!

  • Luda Kilimnik says:

    I’m thankful for my wonderful husband and kids. Also for friends, family, and good health. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  • Megan S. says:

    I am really hoping that 2013 will bring a happy healthy baby into this world and that we can get a new house.

  • Loni says:

    I’m thankful for having a wonderful daughter.

  • Courtney Lee says:

    What a tremendous giveaway! I will DEFINITELY review anything that you put in a special stocking! And if you want to come to Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, then you are MORE than welcome to come! We named Emmaline (she is 4.5 months old) her name because it means “peaceful household” and ‘industrious” and we thought those would be two DYNAMITE qualities in a woman. I LOVE olive green (or lime green or any kind of green). I am a redhead. Thank you again for the chance at 12 AMAZING days of giveaways!

  • Laura G says:

    I am thankful my second daughter, Savannah, was born healthy in November. I am also glad that I have a credit card to put some Christmas gifts on for my two daughters… and I’m glad my husband has a job to pay that bill every month.

  • Laurie says:

    I am thankful for my 2 kids, especially my 8 month old little girl. She is a miracle baby. After 2 years of infertility, we are blessed she is in our lives. We count our blessings every single day for the precious kids God brought into our lives.

  • Katie says:

    I will comment on a personally relevant topic: I wish someone would invent blow-out-less diapers! Every morning, my 10 month old son wakes up with a diaperfull, which usually then has migrated up his back! Find us a diaper that can contain volcano poop! ;)

  • Marnie says:

    I am thankful for all of my children this year and for the last 25. It is bittersweet for me as many of my children are foster children that have moved on the their Forever homes. I am excited for them miss them. Of course their departure means I have room for more which is why I adore these contests!

  • Brandi Elam says:

    You’re awesome! Completely excited about the mystery stocking.

    For my kids, I wish for safety and health. My hope for 2013 is that I can wean my youngest (as he’s almost 2), so I can go back on medication for my Parkinson’s disease (there’s something you can know about me-I’m an young onset PD patient).

    I think what you are doing is really cool and I love your site and page. I don’t know that I can ask for anything different from you because you do everything so well: trustworthy reviews, information on products I might not otherwise hear about, and updates on recalls and other important information (like the baby snatching golden eagles, lol!). Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Lisa A says:

    I am thankful for this year. We’ve had a tough one but we learned some great lessons along the way and have learned that more than ever, if we’re together, nothing is unconquerable! :) my wish for my children (including my two angel babies) is that no matter where they are, they will take a minute to send some love to each other, and to every living thing in the world. You never know when a little love can change the laws of the universe. From you: I’d like for you to continue your mission to share your knowledge of baby gear with the world, in a fun and not-at-all overwhelming way!! You can see that you love what you do and that’s important!! Thanks for the fun!!

    • Jamie Grayson says:

      and i FULLY believe that love can change the laws of the universe. positive energy is a powerful thing. much love!!!

  • Emma says:

    Beyond measure, I’m thankful for my healthy family this year, and a new addition for next year. Thanks for everything you do, Jamie!

  • courtney says:

    looking forward to 2013 and welcoming a little peanut (or maybe it will be a good end to 2012). i love reading your blog and have learned a lot! thanks for all of the advice and genuine input!

  • Melissa Dakas says:

    I hope that I can create the same holiday joys and traditions for my son that my parents gave me.

  • Michelle L. says:

    Thankful my husband and our new baby who was 7 weeks early but healthy!

  • Amy says:

    I guess this is kind of a morph between what I wish for my kids and what I wish for myself as a parent. Since the tragedy last Friday, it’s really been on my mind that on one level, I feel like life as a parent will never be the same and that every one of us will be forever changed in how we operate. Those fears that we used to dismiss as irrational can no longer be so easily dismissed. But at the same time, I don’t want to be changed by what happened. I don’t want to lose my joy with my kids, and I don’t want us not to live life as fully as we might have before. I wish I had some great words of wisdom that had come to me during the week, but that would be a lie. I’m still just as conflicted as before. But I think that as parents we need to put in a great deal of thought as to how we go forward from this. We have to figure out what precautions we are going to take to try to make our kids even safer. But we also have to know when to say, “Ok, I’ve done what I can do, and now we’re going to live because this time is all we have.” Who knew that having kids was going to require a philosophy degree???
    And thanks for all you do to make this a fun space. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the details as a parent, and you help remind us that this should be fun! I mean, if we’re going to have to drop a small fortune for new car seats (you know, expensive things we don’t even get to enjoy for ourselves), we should at least have a good time doing it!

  • Amanda Peck says:

    I’m so thankful this year for my healthy beautiful son! I’ve been lucky to be able to stay at home with him and I’m so lucky to have been able to see so many of his firsts! I love reading all about the products that you review and it helps me make the right decision on what to get for us! Thank you for all your hard work!

  • Laurie Snow says:

    I am thankful for healthy children! All 3 of them!

  • Angie M Guzman says:

    I wish everything for my little guy. I wish that he is able to grow and play and enjoy life. Thanks Jamie for all that you do. You definitely have a fan in Central Texas.

  • heather says:

    For 2013 the only thing I wish for is happiness. It’s been a rough year for a lot of people and I think we all could use some good luck and joy!

  • allison hooban says:

    Thank you for your all your lists and suggestions (building our baby registry was so much easier with the list from Stroller Traffic)!

  • Kristi P says:

    I hope for a safe world for my kids. Having a 2 yr and one on the way makes me hope that we are moving towards a better place for them inspite of the recent events.

  • I am so ridiculously thankful for my family. Husband, Big Girl, and Little Munchkin–I would be lost without them!

  • Traci says:

    I am so thankful for the health of my family. I wish my kids could stay innocent as long as possible in this crazy world.

  • Summer says:

    Hmmm, well I love reading your reviews and that you are a guncle My little boy, Harbor, also has a guncle, although not blood related. Guncles truly are the best and you seem to prove that fact every day! Love your humor and style of communication, I think we’d be fast friends if I ever moved back to NY or you visited Seattle. Much love to you and your future endeavors!

  • Dana says:

    I am so very thankful for my son. We unfortunately had a difficult road to get to him so it was the best Christmas present to welcome him to the world on December 3, 2012.

  • Renee Gomez says:

    I am thankful for the beautiful baby boy growing in my belly!!

  • Elisabeth Peebles says:

    I am thankful for my daughter. And would love to win some awesome stuff for her.

  • Hilda Margaret Gill says:

    All I want for Christmas is to win one of your prizes! :)

  • Sarah says:

    I really enjoy your product reviews. The baby market is flooded with products and as a new mom it is hard to separate some of the great “must haves” with the not so great items. Just wanted to say thanks for providing a helpful service in an enjoyable way! Happy Holidays :)

  • Jennifer Thornley-Vieira says:

    I am thankful to God for the wonderful promises he has made for the future. When bad things happen such as in CT, promises like the one found at Revelation 21:4-5 really are so comforting: “He will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Write, because these things are faithful and true.”

  • Heather says:

    I’m so glad that I stumbled upon your blog. I wish I had known about it sooner! I wish you the best in the new year and you get what you want!

  • Leigha says:

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Merry Christmas!

  • Penelope Costanzo says:

    I want better, bigger home for my family. We live in a small 2 br apartment and there are 4 of us.

  • Lauren says:

    I love the clek products!!! I really hope I can win this one :-)

  • Stephanie says:

    I would love to see more all natural and organic baby products

  • NiCole W says:

    I’m thankful for my healthy and happy family. I’m thankful for all the blessing that I have received over the years. Have a Merry Christmas!

  • Sonya D says:

    This is an awesome giveaway!

  • Jessica nunez says:

    READ ME!!! READ ME!!!: I’m thankful for my Husband & our 4 kids-well 4 soon to be 5! High school sweethearts who fight hard but love harder <3. I wish a long healthy easy going life for my kids. Not just mine but everyone's! For you? I'd love for u to take a vacation (not too long we need ur 411!) no seriously u deserve one or two ;) you work hard to promote yourself as we'll as other company's & to keep baby lovers well informed! Well I'm 28yrs old, have 4 kids 8yrs old, 6yrs old, 5yrs old, & 3yrs old & im 3 months pregnant & Married to my high school sweetheart. I hope to win something so that I can surprise him with all the money we'll save by winning! :)

  • Diana G says:

    I am thankful for my family and having a warm home to go to.

  • Lien says:

    I am extremely Thankful everyone in my family is healthy and happy. I am Thankful for being bless with three great kids. I hope to be able to say this every year.

  • Michelle S. says:

    I am so very thankful for my precious children and family. :) Thanks for the chance!!

  • Leslie S says:

    THANK YOU!

  • Richelle says:

    I am thankful for just being here and everything that entails. The ups, the downs….I’m just happy to have a roof over my head, pretty good health, a family that loves me, two beautiful children, a loving husband who makes it possible to stay home with my babies, and soooo much more :) Thanks to you too.

  • Mindy says:

    I am so thankful for my baby Carter! we tried to hard to have a baby and i can’t believe he is here!

  • Jacqueline W says:

    The only thing I want for my daughter is for her to grow up to be happy. My mom used to say this to me and I thought it was ridiculously simple but having gone through several periods of major depression I now understand and want the same thing.

  • Rachel H. says:

    I want to say thank you for all your giveaways! Each one gives me one more chance to win something, even though I never do. One day…. I know it will be one day. I appreciate your work in trying out products and letting us know how they rate. I have a 2 year old and a 1 year old, so I don’t always have time to do my own research on products!! Thanks!!!!!

  • Meg M says:

    I love the honesty and humor you bring to the world of baby gear. If there is one person’s opinion I trust when it comes to baby gear, it’s yours!

  • Paul Vieira says:

    i am thankful for my faith and family

  • Kristen Redman says:

    Hmmm…these open-ended questions are hard for me. I guess I’d say I wish my kids never encounter serious health problems or horrible tragedies, such as the Newtown shooting.

    krishackney at suddenlink dot net

  • Caity says:

    Some days I wish I could steal your passion for all things baby/kids! I’m a first-time mom of an 8-month-old, and it is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever done. I was never around babies much and had no idea what to expect, so your product reviews really help me figure out what I need and what is best. Plus, I REALLY appreciate how responsive you are with your “followers.” Not many people would take the time to respond to thousands of people asking specific questions, and I think it’s pretty darn cool that you take the time to do it. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours!

  • Heather Condo says:

    I hope for some financial stability for 2013. I hate that we can’t get our kids everything they want, not that they should be spoiled, but this past 8 months or so we fell in a financial slump and have not been able to do much with them. Every time. We get even a little money saved up, something with one of the cars happens. It’s a vicious cycle and I want out. It would be awesome if I could find a decent way to work from home. This is the first Christmas we could not buy our kids gifts for, lucky I have an awesome friend who gave me toys her daughter opened last yr and never even played with (still in packages). We manage to make our way through, but it would be nice to not have to “get through”. And now that I am tearing up, I will end it there. Lol

  • Lynette says:

    I really appreciate the opportunity to win all these prizes. Wish I could actually win one, but I’m still thankful for the chance!

  • Amanda M. says:

    I can’t wait to see my son’s face on Christmas morning!

  • angela y says:

    Thanks for the giveaways. Merry Christmas!

  • Jamie Watts says:

    I just want to say, you are amazing! Thank you for everything you do! I hope you have a truly blessed holiday :)

  • Sunny Slone says:

    I’m so thankful for my life, my health, my husband, my daughter Evangeline, and this new little life growing within me that we think we got a peek at yesterday is a little boy. I couldn’t be more grateful for these things in my life.

  • Iris says:

    I an grateful for my family. Plan and simple. :)

  • Donya Knight says:

    Merry Christmas and thank you for this awesome opportunity to win a lot of cool products! The best part is, I learned about so many cool baby products that I had never seen! Thanks and I hope you have a great 2013!!!

  • Kimberlie says:

    Thank you for all the great reviews of some great products that i would otherwise never hear of! Merry Christmas!

  • Rachele W. says:

    I’m totally addicted to baby gear & watching your reviews is like stroller porn! ;]

  • Latasha Garsner says:

    I’m excited and thankful that my toddler will get to spend Christmas with my family this year for the first time. She was sick last year and couldn’t travel. She’s the first grandchild and niece. It will be fun.

    Thank you Jamie for all you do. I have found your research to be so helpful to me as a first time mom. I will continue to follow you as we progress into full blown toddler-hood. :-) My baby will be 2 in a few months. We LOVE you here in Chicago!

    Cheers to you and your family for a wonderful Christmas and a fantastic 2013! I’ll have a glass of wine in your honor this holiday. :-)

  • Sarah R says:

    I wish for 2013 for health for my family. I wish that my son will have happiness as he grows into a toddler and beyond, and that I can be a good mother to him.

  • Monica P Younes says:

    I’m looking forward to a healthy and happy 2013 with my family.

  • Jennifer says:

    I am thankful for life, love, and the opportunity to hug my child each day. To aid in his learning process while watching him grow into a bright wonderful little boy. I am thankful he gets to know his grandparents and two great grandparents. I am grateful for my childhood and for my amazing parents. As well as being able to start a family of my own.

  • Allison S says:

    You are incredibly entertaining with your writing and reviews and I feel like I am dealing with a down to earth REAL person. I enjoy reading your blog posts and learning about products I have never heard about before. I am growing and learning with my first child and it is a super exciting time in my life, and that is what I am thankful for. To learn stuff through my son’s innocent eyes about the world is absolutely amazing and it is even more amazing when I can teach him and learn with him with products I have found and trust through people like you!

  • Emmy says:

    I want my daughter to be happy.

  • Amelia B says:

    I just started following you recently – found your through The Leaky Boob :) .

    Just wanted to wish you Happy Holidays!!

  • susan says:

    I truly am thankful for my family’s health!

  • Jordana Sackel says:

    I am thankful for LO expected on June 6 :)

  • Katherine B says:

    I am so thankful that my son is happy and healthy and that this pregnancy is going well. With everything that is going on in this world, that really is the best thing.

  • chana says:

    thanks for all your great info and contests. I love your page and hope for a great year to come!

  • Renee M. says:

    I wish I could be a stay at home mom!

  • audrey says:

    I am so thankful to finally be celebrating Christmas in our own apartment and for my family’s health!

  • Michelle Heasley says:

    I am thankful for my family. I would love more giveaways with car seats :) Maybe a couple of FOONF giveaways.

  • Eva says:

    Im thankful for the little boy Im goingto give birth to in 6 weeks :-)

  • Katja says:

    I am thankful for many things, I have two beautiful kids, one of my own, one basically my own, a great husband and family and I can not wait to spend our first Christmas with two children!

  • Ora says:

    My wish for my kids in the coming year is for them to grow in compassion and kindness toward their friends and to be successful at whatever they put their minds to

  • Heidi says:

    Thankful for happy, healthy children.

  • Jessica says:

    I am so ready for 2013 because my husband comes home from deployment and we are having our 5th baby!

  • Kasey says:

    Best holiday giveaway…EVER!!

  • Michelle Irby-Branch says:

    I am most thankful for good health and my adorable, happy, family:)

  • Jackie S. says:

    Thanks for making me feel validated about my stroller obsession.

  • Karina says:

    I’m grateful for people like you that care so much. I can tell this is not a job to you, this is a passion and I’ve enjoyed learning about all these great products even if I didn’t win anything! Have fun when you come to Tampa!

  • Theresa Paraday says:

    I’m thankful for a renewed relationship with my family. My mom passing away this year was very painful, but coming together with my sisters and brother has been so wonderful. I look forward to spending the coming year making up time with them.

  • Diane says:

    I’m deeply grateful for all the friends, family and coworkers that have made my first pregnancy so special through their love, generosity and well-wishes.

  • May says:

    I’m thankful for my family and for my husband and his job. It allows me the opportunity to go to school and stay home with my babies during break.

  • Kirstin says:

    I am thankful for my daughter!

  • Deb D. says:

    Today is the first day of Winter, Fall is my favorite season but this year was a tough one for our family (our son has been in the NICU for 50+ days) as for so many others with Hurricane Sandy and the school shooting. I’m happy to see it end and am looking forward to 2013.

  • Esther says:

    I hope to share a bloomin’ onion with you in 2013!

  • Nikki says:

    Thanks for the contest. I love pediped shoes for my girls!! Would love to pick up some of their adorable snowboots.

  • Andrea says:

    Thanks for doing this giveway! My eyes have been opened to all the wonderful products out there for babies. I would have never discovered most of them on my own. It’s also nice to hear someone recommend them. It makes spending the money a whole lot easier! Awesome work!!!!

  • Thabal says:

    We are having some unexpected emergency spendings for the past four months. I’m thankful for my hubby and his job! He is very meticulous in the financials and we are able to afford these only because of him. Thank you God!

  • Chris Li says:

    Health and happiness for my kids…and maybe a bigger apartment.

  • I am thankful for my awesome family, (my dad, brothers and in-law as well as my husband and girls). I am thankful even though we can’t go home, (to NC, we’re stationed in Texas), that my husband is on leave and able to spend the holidays with us. For my children, I wish them happiness and for their fondest dreams to come true,(they’re only 3 and 5 months, but you get what I mean.)
    From you, I only ask that you stay this awesome person that so many of us have conversed with this passed week or so, and that if you start giving away more baby stuff, to let me know. ;) I wish for you to find happiness in whatever ventures you pursue this year and in the years to come.
    And one thing that I want you to know about me, is my opinion that I think you will someday make a wonderful father, partner or no, (which I do hope you find someone as awesome as yourself.) :)
    If you really want to know something about me, I am an Army wife, with two little girls, that my husband blames on an Infantry curse. :P (When he enlisted, he was told that Infantry guys have only girls, though I’m not complaining.) We want two more kids, so that’s two more chances for a little boy or two, but if we have more girls, that’s fine with us too. :)

  • Nikki says:

    Oops, didn’t read directions, still learning how to do this stuff :)

    I am so thankful for my two beautiful sweet girls! I desperately wish for my kiddos to be safe is our crazy world and grow up to be good people.

  • Nicole says:

    My comment is…you’re doing great. You’re just the right mix of gear guy, guy next door, the uncle we all wish our kids had and hilarity. Thank you for always being so accessible for questions and thoughts. I don’t know you but I feel like I do (not in the creepy way, mind you. That would be weird). YOU are doing a great job. CHeers to continued success in 2013.

  • Elaine N. says:

    thankful for two happy, healthy kids especially in the wake of this year’s events.

  • Stewart says:

    I think I had technical problems before, so I’m trying again…I’m thankful for my happy and healthy little girl and another one on the way. I wish for my girls (and kids everywhere) a kinder world.

  • Jaime Gutshall says:

    I am thankful for my beautiful, intelligent children, my hardworking husband, my wonderful family, and for all of us being healthy and happy:)I wish my children would feel peace amidst any chaos and always feel as though they are loved.

  • Emily Hogan says:

    December flew by this year. I can’t wait to finish everything on my list and sit back and watch my 2 year old enjoy christmas!

  • Carly Allen says:

    I am thankful to provide a nice life for my kids. We may not have a lot of money but we have a house, heat and food! Family is the most important, the other stuff is irrelevant. Merry Christmas Jamie, Family and “nugs”.

  • Kimberly Anderson says:

    I hope my kids can have the same kind of life I had. I was able to grow up with no worries :)

  • Logan Carl-Snyder says:

    I am thankful for my daughter Rowan and my amazing family!

  • jackie says:

    thank you for your reviews, your knowledge, and most importantly your humor ! i wish for more video reviews of carseats and strollers…

  • Amy Li says:

    I am thankful to have everything I’ve ever really wanted in life. For a long time I never thought I’d get here, but I’m so thankful I did! Everything from here on out is just a bonus!

  • Mariyana Petrova says:

    Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Annika says:

    I’m thankful for life and for family. My husband and I are expecting our first child in February and I wish for his health and happiness.

  • Nelly Rodriguez says:

    I am grateful for many things this year, both good and bad because they have brought me to where I am today. But, I am most thankful for each day I get to spend with my family, my children in particular. There are so many things I wish for them, but right now, I wish for them to remain healthy and safe. Finally, I wish for healing and lots of love for everyone, family, friends, neighbors, strangers, EVERYONE!

  • Anne-Marie says:

    I love your enthusiasm about and the way you promote brands you’ve actually interacted with. Also, you should totally check out/make a sample registry for http://www.babyli.st

  • Ross Olson says:

    I have 4 children and really appreciate all of your great information and giveaways! Thank You!
    Ross Olson

  • Melanie says:

    In 2013 and onward, I will promise to love my children fiercely, to nurture and support them in all that they do, & to help them to be socially aware and responsible human beings …in remembrance of the little ones and grown-ups of Newtown, CT.

  • zehra says:

    would love to win it…
    merry christmas.. enjoy

  • Lisa P says:

    I am wishing for a sibling for my daughter this year & her Daddy to be safe on his deployment!

  • Dana says: