Baby Matters Blog Turns 1 Giveaway

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Our Baby Matters Blog turned 1 back in March! We wanted to take a look over the year and celebrate by giving you a Baby Matters Blog Birthday present!

  • Over this past year we have been inspired by Mom Mondays where we have met working moms, stay at home moms, adoptive moms, moms who were resilient in the face of pain, moms who started their own businesses and more!
  • We have shared parenting tips and you have shared your helpful parenting advice with each other.
  • We have enjoyed Wednesday Wonders while  exploring parenting themes in pop culture, ways to help the community and current events.
  • We have taken a behind-the-scenes look at Kolcraft, learned about products, had contests and got your feedback on new products.
  • We have had lots of fun on Fridays through activities, yummy recipes and creative crafts.

We really have enjoyed meeting you through our blog and look forward to another year of fun! To celebrate, we are giving away a product of your choice*.

It’s easy to  enter our Baby Matters Blog Birthday contest!

  1. Look back over our Baby Matters  blog posts
  2. Pick your favorite post
  3. Write a comment as to why it’s your favorite post

Contest will end on April 11th at midnight CST.

Thanks for being a fan Baby Matters and celebrating our 1 year Birthday!

*Product prize depends on current availability

32 Responses to “Baby Matters Blog Turns 1 Giveaway”

  1. shelly April 4, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    Your favorite post for me was Raising Awareness on Autism. I have seen a lot of recent diagnosis of various children and I think it’s important for people to know how they can help.

  2. Kristen Huss April 4, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    I love the post titled: 10 Ways To Make Everyday Moments with Your Child Special
    i think it is so important to live this way! It is so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, especially when you have a large family. My favorite tip was to take a long walk at my child’s pace. We take lots of walks, but I usually put the bigger kids on their bikes and the little one in the jogging stroller and more or less take them out on my workout. I now take them on slow “exploring” walks at least once a week, weather permitting. And it is best when I can do it with just one child, the conversations are great! Love this whole blog!!

  3. Julie April 4, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Congratulations!! You have many interesting and educational posts that I enjoyed. My favorite post Is “Unlock Your Child’s Imagination” I leave near Chicago and I had no idea we have Disney Imagination Center so close! It was very interesting to read about it and more important is that I can’t wait to take my grand baby there this summer!

  4. Kelsea April 4, 2011 at 11:04 am #

    My favorite blog post was 5 Ways Dads Can Bond with Baby. It had a lot of great ideas that new dads may not have thought of as far as quality bonding time.

  5. Charissa April 4, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    I loved the Easy Book Activity for Kids post. It’s so cute and simple. I’m definitely going to have to try it with my oldest two kids.

  6. Jessie April 4, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    Share Your Breakfast was a great post. I feel that breakfast is so important. I give my children a healthy breakfast even though they have breakfast at

  7. Steve (@fathernorest) April 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    I enjoyed the post on Five Ways Dads Can Bond With Baby. It is great information, that a first time Dad may not know, or gentle reminder for repeat Dads.

  8. Natalia April 4, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    Congrats again! My favorite blog posts are the ones that are craft related. Out of them: the turkey one was the cutest! I love crafts and always enjoy a new way to do something creative with children!

  9. Kait April 4, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Blog Birthday! I found this blog only a couple of months ago as I was searching online about cooking for kids (I own several wonderful Kolcraft products, but never happened upon the blog before). I came upon your article “Meal Makeover Moms Create Healthy Meals for Kids” and was totally inspired! I love love love their website and I get recipes off of there weekly. It has been an amazing tool and a couple of weeks after reading your blog article I bought No Whine With Dinner for a friend who also struggles in the kitchen.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to maintain your blog! That article has made a definite, positive impact on my life and my cooking (and my son and husband are much happier as a result). I have only great things to say about the product updates and other articles on your site. Keep up the great work!

  10. Kirsten April 5, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    10 Ways To Make Everyday Moments with Your Child Special is one of my favorites. Sometimes things get so hectic and I have these grand ideas of special family times/events. This post was a great reminder of all the small and special ways we can connect, a lot of them with little effort. I have it saved to my favorites.

  11. Emily Cotton April 5, 2011 at 6:55 am #

    Love the Preparing Your Child for A New Sibling! This is always a difficult situation!! The basic tips you discussed in the post were very good tips … esp “Buy a gift for your child from baby that he or she will receive from baby when they first meet” – We did this with our 2nd and it was wonderful.

  12. Angela P April 5, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    I love the “Planning Your Child’s Birthday Party On A Budget” post. It is so easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your child’s birthday and you end up overspending because you buy anything you can find to match the theme. Your post was really helpful because I am planning a Little Einsteins party for my son and those party supplies are hard to find. I loved your idea to use the Disney website for free printables and other great ideas! Thanks!

  13. Michelle from Kolcraft April 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm #

    Such wonderful responses! Thank you. We heart our fans 🙂

  14. Fritter April 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    A post that stuck with me is ‘Tiny Heroes Fight Congenital Heart Defects’ Feb 11. It’s my favorite because it talks about a dad perspective and his blog dealing with his daughter’s heart issues…..and a happy ending in that she just had her 1st birthday!thanks for the giveaway!

  15. Randy Bailey April 5, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    I love the Wally The Wonderbug Is A Rising Star Post, because he looks like he would be a lot of fun for a little one!

  16. MichelleH April 5, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Thank you! I hope I get to meet your family some day.
    Wally Wonderbug

  17. @TheEvilPiGirl April 5, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    My favorite post was Raising Awareness on Autism. I have a nephew with Autism and my little boy also has Autism, so raising awareness is a really important cause to me. It’s hard being a parent of a child who by all outer appearances looks like a neurotypical child and gets judged by people who don’t know him when we go out in public and he doesn’t behave the way a child his age typically would. It saddens me that people can be so hateful toward a child simply because he’s different.

  18. @TheEvilPiGirl April 5, 2011 at 10:22 pm #

    (fixing my typo lol)

    My favorite post was Raising Awareness on Autism. I have a nephew with Autism and my little boy also has Autism, so raising awareness is a really important cause to me. It’s hard being a parent of a child who by all outer appearances looks like a neurotypical child and gets judged by people who don’t know him when we go out in public when he doesn’t behave the way a child his age typically would. It saddens me that people can be so hateful toward a child simply because he’s different.

  19. HappyMomC April 6, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    I love your post of ‘St. Patrick’s Day Recipes for Your Family’. We made the ‘Easy Corned Beef & Cabbage’ and it came out just perfect! Thanks for all that you do! Happy Anniversary!

  20. MichelleH April 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm #

    Thank you for your comment. You are so right – we need to be understanding & loving not judging of others’ children because we don’t know their inside story or all the beauty within a child!

  21. Darcy April 7, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    5 Ways Dad Can Bond With Baby – I get so much bonding time in with breastfeeding so it’s nice to find ways daddy can have his time too!

  22. meredith c April 8, 2011 at 11:49 pm #

    1st off Congrats of your birthday!! Hopefully we can celebrate many many more. My favorite post was “a mom who had hope in the face of darkness”. Its my favorite because I had went thru some of the same things. I went to Ob for a normal 33wk check up, next thing you know he is sending me to the hospital cuz of my bp was high. I entered hospital Friday morning and found out I had preeclampsia, they ended up having to emergency c-section wed morning because my bp shot up to 199/100 and no matter how much they pumped into my iv’s it wudnt son was delivered 2/9 at 2lbs 5.9oz being a first time mom I was scarrred!! He suffered from intreuterine growth restriction, a brain bleed and other prob due to prematurity. He was given 50/50 chance. I would Google the conditions he had and would end up reading the worst case scenarios which depressed me. Reading a story like hers where a happy ending come is amazing. My lil guy is out of nicu now after 39days and is 9wks old and nearly is 6lbs. I hopemy story ends like hers 🙂

  23. Jessica April 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    My favorite post was the “5 Tips to Creating Your Own Mom Cave”. It is hard to remember to step back and take time for myself, but having a “mom cave” (our computer room) makes it easier to relax, have a cup of coffee, read my e-mail and plan the day. Thanks for a year of fun and insightful posts!

  24. ria April 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    I love the post about Wally the Wonderbug most because I have a 1 year old girl who loves looking at those pics- keeps her entertained for a good few minutes. BTW- Happy Birthday.
    rmartinclarke @

  25. Kendra April 11, 2011 at 9:21 pm #

    One of my favorite posts is Sharing Your Family History with Your Kids. We talk to our daughter all the time about black history. I think that is so important for kids to have a sense of heritage.

  26. MichelleH April 12, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    You definitely have mom courage. We hope your little guy grows up healthy & happy. Keep us posted.

  27. meredith c April 13, 2011 at 1:24 am #

    Thank u Michelle 🙂

  28. Michelle April 13, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    Everyone’s feedback was so great, it was so difficult to choose a winner. We had to have outside judges pick since we feel so close to our fans & just love every one of you!
    Congrats to Meredith & Kait who are our winners.
    We will be in touch with you to see what product you would like.

  29. Kait April 15, 2011 at 11:30 am #


    Wow, that was as unexpected as it is amazing! You guys are as wonderful as the products you make!

  30. MichelleH April 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm #

    thank you kait!

  31. Kait June 10, 2011 at 7:13 am #

    Hi Michelle,

    Was checking out the blog and saw another giveaway and it made me think of this. I don’t think I ever received an e-mail, should I drop someone a line?

    Thanks, sorry to nag!