Wednesday, April 4, 2012

virtual retreat give-away

Ok, so my sister and her business partner April have something new they are offering through Power of Moms. The motherhood retreats they offer are exceptional, but can't logistically reach everyone who wants them. So they have made some of the parts of the retreats they have done into "virtual retreats."

There are two parts to the retreats: 1) videos (one whole morning of a retreat) and 2) "Family Systems" which consists of three separate hour-long webinars (on the computer, sound with slide show about everything being talked about). These are the three topics: family legal system (helping kids learn to behave), family economic system (teaching kids about work and money), and family culture (building your family identity and traditions). Are those not some of the things every single mother on the planet struggles with and wants to improve on?

The "Family Systems" webinar comes with worksheets to help apply what you learn to your own unique family life.

I'm telling you, I'm sitting down with Dave and watching/listening to a couple of these puppies for one of our date-nights coming up. I need a little brush-up with every one of those categories.

The great news is that I get to give-away one FULL virtual retreat which includes all that stuff up above.

How's that for exciting?

Here's a little snippet to get the main idea of what the video portion consists of:

To Thrive from The Power of Moms on Vimeo.



And my very insightful sister Saydi talking about "Margins" is here:

2nd Face of Overload from The Power of Moms on Vimeo.


(I REALLY need to re-listen to that one.)

Much more information and more snippets to review over HERE and HERE (two different parts).

There's even a portion of those videos where me and my crooked mouth are featured talking about "Moments" and "Being Your Own Best Kind of Mom." Now that's exciting :) (Especially the crooked mouth part.)

Oh, and my own mother is on there, and that is a serious treat.

Hurry and enter a comment to win one of these things that will help you grow into your own motherhood, and help you find more joy in this great journey we are on.

I'll announce the winner on Friday, but if you simply cannot wait to see if you win or not, click HERE and go buy the retreat right now :) I love that my sister wants to get these to everyone who wants them...including those who may not be able to afford them. This is their policy: "Our biggest goal is to help every mother out there get the training and support she needs to be the mom and person she wants to be. We do everything we can to make our high-quality offerings as affordable as possible and we're always happy to work with people on price to get them to a Retreat - in person or virtual."

Anyway, there you go. Enter your comment to win. I'm off to listen to my first webinar.

257 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a virtual retreat! How cool!

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  2. Sounds like a great idea! Pick me!!!

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  3. love this idea- I have some areas I especially want to improve in and have a game plan for in this whole motherhood thing - this sounds like it would be so inspiring!!

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  4. Would love to listen to it. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  6. This sounds awesome and inspiring. I love these kind's of things. Pick Me!

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  7. I've been following Saren and The Power of Moms for a month or two now. I would love to win this :)
    Steph
    swithers6@gmail.com

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  8. Wow! This sounds incredible! It is exactly what I need right now! Pick me:)

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  9. This sounds great! I have some areas that I really need to work on. :-) I'd love to watch these. Thanks!

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  10. I would love to win this! I still haven't made my retreat dreams a reality, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. Pick me! This sounds perfect for what I am looking for.

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  12. I would love to have the opportunity to listen in on these webinars! Thank you!

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  13. Sounds interesting. I'd love to learn from them.

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  14. Wow, love this idea! I have a 2 year old and we are going through some *very* challenging moments... would love to win!

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  15. I have been seriously contemplating some of these issues and how to apply them better in my home. I LOVE how encouraging you are to mothers, and how you encourage all of us to be "deliberate". I want so badly to be just that. Thanks for doing a fantastic giveaway.

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  16. This is great Shawni! I've been a member at Power of moms for a while now and would really love to go to a retreat. However, I'm from the Netherlands, so that's quite a trip for a weekend retreat. The virtual retreat, though, totally doable!! Thanks for hosting this!

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  17. This sounds really interesting! And something that even I could participate in!

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  18. I am looking to do exactly that, " grow into my own motherhood". Thanks for the giveaway, I'd love to win!

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  19. Something I need and would love to listen to!

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  20. This would be so amazing! I hope I get picked. :)

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  21. How fun! I always like to find ways to try to be a better mother!

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  22. I attended the NH retreat last October and returned home inspired by both Saydie and Saran. It was an amazing experience. Slowly I have lost that feeling again and I would love to get it back. I travelled from MN so it isn't something I can do in the near future...sadly, because it was such a rewarding experience. I would LOVE to win this.

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  23. Oh thank you, I seriously need some help with behavior with my youngest. Help! :)

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  24. I wasn't able to make it to the retreat in Arizona and I would love to do one online!

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  25. Love this idea. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. love this, would love to win and watch these!

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  27. I would love the chance to win this. I live in NZ and was disappointed our budget didn't stretch far enough to include travel to Australia for their retreats there. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  28. I really want to go to a retreat but this is the next best thing. My mothering skills could use some improvement!

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  29. With two young children and being a somewhat new mom I would LOVE to win this! By the way, my sister who lives in Palo Alto just became great friends with Charity as they put together a fabulous St. Patrick's Day feast. :)

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  30. I would love to win this. I need all the help I can get on motherhood! casidyanne at hot mail dot com

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  31. Great idea!!! Would love to win this :)

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  32. Yeah! I need all the help I can get with three little rascals running around my house.

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  33. I would love love to participate in this! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  34. I'm a young mom. I have a little 6 month old girl and would love to learn the tricks and trades of motherhood NOW vs. later!

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  35. I would love to win this! With baby #5 around the corner, I would love some more tools to feel like I can handle it all!

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  36. This sounds so great and I need it!

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  37. It's been a year since I was at a retreat and I'd love to have access to the inspiration again!

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  38. I just started listening to the POM podcasts after I linked to the one you posted on your blog a couple of months back. I absolutely LOVE them!!! After baby #4 I felt like I was in a rut, but Power of Moms has helped me feel like I am getting my groove back. Please please please pick me! It won't go to waste!

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  39. What a great idea to have a virtual retreat! I hope I win, I need this! Thanks so much!

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  40. Love Power of Moms. Thanks for the chance to win the whole kit-and-kaboddle. :D

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  41. What a great thing for me. I have 4 small kids under 4 - a set of twins just born. I feel like I need a boost right about now in my life on this motherhood journey of mine!! If I don't win the give away I am going to register!!! What great reminders I learned just by watching the snippets about NOT BEING AVALIABLE AS A MOTHER AT TIMES and What I need during the week to THRIVE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU

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  42. I love being a mom and can use all the help I can get! Pick me!

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  43. We would all benefit at this house. I'm in.

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  44. I love all the inspiration I get from the Power of Moms and have wanted to attend a retreat. This would be great for me!

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  45. Love the idea of this! I have been checking the Power of Mom website to see when their next retreat is that's close by, but a virtual retreat could mean that I get to "go" sooner! ~gina

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  46. I would LOVE THIS!!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity, it sounds wonderful.

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  47. Definitely something that would benefit me and my family. Thank you for your wonderful blog and this great opportunity!

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  48. I've always wanted to attend- now that it's offered virtually, I might be able to! Thank you!

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  49. What a great idea!! It would be awesome to win, thanks so much for the chance!!

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  50. The thought of a retreat seems almost impossible sometimes. Anything to help find joy in this journey would be wonderful!

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  51. I'd love to listen and watch the virtual retreat!

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  52. Virtual sounds like the only way for me right now, eventhough I'd much rather be there in person! You guys are inspiring!!

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  53. I would love this! I am trying hard to be an intentional mother, and need all the help I can get!

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  54. I would love to win. I'm feeling bogged down by parenting and could really use a boost!

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  55. Pick me. I have been following Saren for about 6 months now and love her ideas. I have a 4 year old and one on the way so I will take any inspiration I can get. Thanks for doing a giveaway.

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  56. I have wanted to go to one of their retreats but can see no feasible way. This is perfect and so timely in my mothering season of life!

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  57. Virtual retreat...what a great idea to make Power of Moms so much more accessible! I would love to attend a retreat but this would be the next best thing!

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  58. I would love this to listen to this! :)

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  59. What a wonderful thing to giveaway! I have been reading your blog and have learned so much. Would love to be able to win this! I have 5 kids 14 to 2 and sure could use it!

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  60. I'm a mom of 5 children ages 7 and under! I'll take all the help I can get! :)

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  61. I love this idea. I'd love to watch it.

    harmstrong85@gmail.com

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  62. I think this really could be helpful. I already watched the two videos and nodded in agreement that I need to implement these things now.

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  63. I would really love to watch this. It sounds amazing!

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  64. Wow, this is seriously amazing! I listened to the clips, and the idea of not just surviving, but thriving is something I really need to learn how to achieve. I love your family's approach to purposeful mothering, and I'd sure love to learn even more.

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  65. How fun! Thanks for offering a set.

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  66. Oh I would love to win this! I'm in a bit of a funk right now and am always looking for new inspiration!

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  67. please let me win! could always use some mothering help.

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  68. I've been hoping to make it to a retreat for so long and have never been able to for a million reasons... this is the perfect solution!
    Thanks!

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  69. I'm always needing more help and insight

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  70. I would love to win this virtual retreat. Being so far away in the UK it would help me to feel connected with other mothers with the same values

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  71. I've been hoping to go to a retreat for a while now, but life with 4 kiddos hasn't allowed it. Sounds like virtual is my solution-- I'd love to win and watch.

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  72. This would be so amazing. My kids would appreciate me doing this!

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  73. Hurray! Love her blog and all the things I learn on there! I love that people like you and her are so willing to share your wealth of knowledge to those of us who are new moms to give us a little "leg up".

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  75. What a wonderful opportunity this would be!

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  76. Would love this opportunity!!! What a great idea!

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  77. This sounds great! I would love to participate.

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  78. I would love to attend a virtal retreat.

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  79. I would love to win. The stuff I have gleaned from them has already been life-changing.

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  80. This is awesome! The perfect way to increase your knowledge without having to leave your home (although someday a retreat would be nice!). Here is to hoping I can win this!

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  81. This would be amazing! I would love to win!

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  82. Since I've never made it to the 'real' thing, this webinar would be AWESOME!

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  83. I would love to be able to benefit from these!!! Thank you!! :)

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  84. rI would love to win the virtual "retreat". I need a little motherhood inspiration right now. ;-)

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  85. What an amazing opportunity! I would absolutely love to win this giveaway! I could sure use it...

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  86. Just what I need. A boost in the arm

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  87. It sounds like a lot of great info.

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  88. I know I could use this giveaway.

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  89. I have been DYING to get to one of these retreats! This would be almost as good as being there in person!
    Fingers Crossed!

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  90. For me this would be awesome because traveling to the retreat is just a little too hard this year. Thanks, Shawni!!

    Diane

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  91. I already have the full virtual retreat for myself but would love to gift this to a dear friend. LOVE these, they've changed my life!

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  92. Wow! I would love to win the virtual retreat. I feel like right now the kids are winning against the parents, and I would love for our home to be more of a tie! :-)

    anetemso {at} gmail {dot} com

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  93. My mom would love that! :)
    -Melissa

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  94. I would love this! Hopefully it's meant to be...

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  95. YES PLEASE!
    The Power of Moms and blogs like yours have been such an influence on my life while transitioning from a career oriented lifestyle to trying my hardest to be an in-the-moment, inspired and deliberate new mom.
    I live far far away in Nova Scotia and would LOVE to have the chance for myself (and probably a lot of my friends) to soak up some POWER!

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  96. Oh, what a brilliant idea. I was unable to make the retreat on the Gold Coast, Australia in March so this would be a beautiful prize.

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  97. Sounds insightful and motivational. I would love to win this one!

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  98. Have 6 kids, can't make it to the retreat. I NEED this!!!

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  99. I love the virtual retreat idea! Gives everyone a great chance to experience the Power of Moms retreats without actually being away from their family.

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  100. I would love a chance to participate. Thanks! p.s. I love your blog and your beautiful family!

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  101. What an amazing family! This is incredible!

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  102. I actually happened upon this just last week and the snippets were an answer to prayers. Things have been much better around here. I would LOVE to attend one of these but even the virtual retreat isn't in our budget right now so I would love to win this.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

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  103. I love what your sister is doing, I'd love any help I can get to be a better mother. I have been anxiously waiting for the May retreat to open up for registration-but now I can't make that date in Utah. So virtual would.be such a blessing to my family :)

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  104. I've been wanting to go to a retreat SO bad! I would love love love this virtual retreat! What a fabulous idea! Crossing my fingers!

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  105. I so need this! I am a mom to two little boys and after listening to that little bit about thriving my husband and I are having a meeting tonight to talk about it! This is so amazing, you women are so amazing and great examples!

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  106. Love that it comes as a virtual retreat. I missed out on the live retreat but really wanted to go. Will definitely be doing the virtual one.

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  107. I'm hoping to make it to the retreat in may but would still LOVE to have the retreat on my own computer. Thank you!!

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  108. This might change my life :) Sounds wonderful.

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  109. What a great idea. Thanks for the chance to enter. I have loved learning from and have been inspired by all of your family.

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  110. umm .. yes please!!!! it would make up for not being able to attend the retreats recently held here in Australia :)

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  111. Sounds very inspirational!

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  112. How fun! Would love to win and hear you all speak!

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  113. ITS MY LUCKY DAY!!! I was just trying to convince my husband last night that I need a virtual retreat or we need to fly me out to my home sweet home-Utah! This virtual retreat give-away is calling my name! And lets be honest, I'm desperately in need of some Mommy power:)

    -Angela

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  115. I would LOVE this. I am constantly trying to figure out how to be a better mom, how to create systems that make things run more smoothly in my home, how to inspire my kids, and I have learned SO MUCH of this from your family. I have a heart for mothers mentoring daughters (I call it PRINCESS POWER TRAINING), and the stronger I can be in my own role as mother, the more I can give to other moms!
    http://theconnellychronicles.blogspot.com/2012/03/princess-power-training-kick-off.html

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  116. What a fun idea. I'd love it.

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  117. What a generous opportunity. Our budget is, like so many others, too meager to afford these great learning opportunities at the present time. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  118. I would love to win! And I could definitely use it!

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  119. Shawni, I'm clearly not entering the giveaway, but I wanted to thank you so much for all you do to help other mothers know about The Power of Moms. And you do not have a crooked mouth. I don't know what you're talking about . . .. Love you.

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  120. I so need this right now in my journey as a mom. Struggling with the transition from having kids at home, to all of them in school all day. What do I do now? Thans for the offer.

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  121. I love the idea of getting the retreat out there so more of us can take advatage!! Fingers crossed!!!

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  122. I have this on my list of things to buy right now!

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  123. What an awesome give-away! :)

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  124. pick me, pick me!!!!
    i am not the ONLY one who would benefit from this but my three kids and husband... help a sistah out!

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  125. ooo ooo ooo pick me! love your blog!

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  126. Pick me, Pick me!! I NEED this!!

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  127. This is so great, I've been dying to go to a retreat but living in Alaska doesn't make that possible right now and with three boys three and under I could use all the help and support I can get!

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  128. I have so much room for improvement! Would love to win - thanks for the opportunity. ThaleaL{at}aol{dot}com

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  129. Who will the lucky mom be. . .I hope it's me:-) sjmpopstar@gmail.com

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  130. I think it would be fabulous to win this - there is always something to work on!

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  131. Recently there was a retreat in Brisbane and Sydney Australia. Unfortunately the travel and timing stopped me from being able to attend, but even knowing something like this exists is inspiring.
    I read your blog because it's inspiring. I can't even begin to imagine how much there is to gain from such a great opportunity.

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  132. I would LOVE to be apart of this!!! Hope I get the chance!

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  133. I love this idea. It gives great snippets and advice that you can watch at your convenience. Perfect

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  134. I was so dissapointed that I wasn't able to attend one of the retreats held here in Australia. I'm hoping next time they'll make it over to our western coast of the country. This would be an amazing blessing to receive. Thank you Shawni and Power of Moms for offering it.

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  135. I would so love to win this! My 3 year old girl & twin 1 year old boys have a bit too much control around here! Thanks for sharing

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  136. i would LOVE to win this! i am struggling with my spirited 3 year old & my 6 year old little girl has decided to give me a run for my money at the same time! yikes! fingers crossed & thanks for the chance!

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  137. Wow! This would be so awesome! I have a cute little six month old too young to leave that long, but to wiggly to join me at a conference. So the webinar would be perfect!

    Thank you!

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  138. I loved those two video clips you've posted...wow! I think a retreat would just be fantastic to go to! Thank you for offering to give these away! :)

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  139. iFingers crossed! But more importantly - thank you for continuing to inspire! :) What a great 'work' you are a part of, Shawni!

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  140. Fingers crossed! But more importantly - thank you for continuing to inspire! :) What a great 'work' you are a part of, Shawni!

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  141. Fingers crossed! But more importantly - thank you for continuing to inspire! :) What a great 'work' you are a part of, Shawni!

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  142. Fingers crossed! But more importantly - thank you for continuing to inspire! :) What a great 'work' you are a part of, Shawni!

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  143. YAY! I have been hoping that Power of Moms would do something like this! Now I don't have to wait to be able to go to one of the retreats! SO happy!

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  144. This is just what I have been looking for. I want powerful ideas on being not only a better mom, but on taking time for myself and feeling O.K. about it. Thank you for always being an inspiration to me with your blog.

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  145. I'm always crossing my fingers that POM retreats will make their way to Texas, but this is the next big thing!! I would LOVE to win this!!

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  146. It is both my husbands and my birthday this month. I can't think of a more useful gift! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  147. Would love to win a virtual retreat!

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  148. This sounds great!! I'd love to listen and study!

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  149. I love your sister's website! I would love to go to the retreat but it is too expensive for our budget, I would love to,win this!!!

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  150. This sounds so amazing. I would love to win this!

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  151. I would love to apply these skills and information for my family. Thank you power of moms and shawni

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  152. I would love to listen to this and I really need it right now!

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  153. This sounds great! Just recently discovered your blog---love it. :)

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  154. As a single mom on a very limited budget, I appreciate businesses that give themselves leeway to make their prices an option for everyone. I will definitely be a virtual viewer, whether I win or not {but I really do want to win lol}

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  155. Perfect - a virtual retreat to uplift and inspire moms! Thanks for sharing this opportunity!

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  156. I love the idea, so fun. Thanks!!

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  157. I've been so curious about your retreats. Unable to go for a variety of reasons, this is a perferct opportunity to attend! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  158. Living the other side of the pond in Devon, I'm not likely to be able to go to a retreat any time soon. I'm a young mum of 4 and loved when they were all little. Now they are getting past the "baby stage" (which I loved) and entering new territory, I need this virtual retreat more than ever! Please pick me:) I'd be forever grateful. X

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  159. Yay! Looks like a great opportunity! I really need this! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  160. I love all the help you and your family provides for families especially moms. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  162. Just listened to the short video clips and would love to hear more! Thanks for posting a giveaway. I'm always inspired after reading you and your sister's blog!

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  163. I would love to win!! Thanks.

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