Monday, June 22, 2009

Winners of the Macy's $50 Gift Card Father's Day Giveaway!

We are Happy to announce the winners of the RESPECT! Give-away. Thank you to all who participated. I hope that everyone learned a bit more RESPECT for the family, and practice peace and patience in their daily lives! I hope that Dads everywhere had a Happy Fathers Day!

THE GRAND PRIZE OF A $50 MACY'S GIFT CARD GOES TO:

Courtney said...

I'm very big on respect. Growing up my dad always told me that in order to get respect you must show respect. My kids are a wee young, but I show them to treat each other nicely because one doesn't like it when the other one is mean and vice versa.


Dad taught us respect by modeling it for us everyday.


Verging on 40 said...

Children give back what they are given. If you respect them and teach them to be polite they will reciprocate. My father always said please and thank you and treated me very respectfully. I in turn treat others that way.


Cindy B. of Montana said...

My Dad showed respect to others and was a model to us. It wasn't just to other adults, but to kids, too. He respected us and showed us that we were important to him. He didn't talk negatively about other people...coworkers, boss, neighbors. He found the good things they did and respected that.


sweeps mommy said...

My dad taught me respect by modeling it for me. He always told me to greet adults and other people when I first see them.


Monica@MommyBrainReports said...

My daddy always taught me that respect was key in any relationship. He was a perfect model of that. He taught me to speak politely, and shake someones hand when I met them. I just hope I can instill in my children the values my dad taught me!


danielle said...

My Dad taught me to give respect and you will get it back ten fold. Respecting others shows a sign of maturity. I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter. When we go to to playground she is always respectful of others, she doesn't ever hit,raise her voice or throw tantrums. I believe my husband and I have shown her the right way and we are very proud of our daughter!


Carolyn G said...

My dad's best advice was to treat others like you want to be treated. He taught me that it doesn't hurt to be nice and respectful and if you are nice and respectful you will be happier.


janetfaye said...

My father taught me respect by the way he treated my mother, my sister and I and his friends. He was kind and thoughtful and he never hurt our feelings and if he accidentally did he would apologize. He taught me to go out of my way to treat someone, whoever they are, with respect and to not judge them or make assumptions.


auntrene said...

I think my parents taught us 6 kids respect by Example. They raised us to be respectful of everyone and everything. There was a heavy hand and a loving heart with my dad. My mom has always treated not only strangers and others Respect but also my dad and our kids.. You learn what you live I guess is what I am trying to say.
Thanks for the chance this is an amazing campaign


Yasmine said...

I hope I'm not too late to enter!
My dad taught us to respect others to get respect back.
I teach the twins to respect by teaching them not to interrupt their elders, Be kind to their little cousins and share. Also how to use "please", "Thank You" "No thanks" and "excuse me"

Happy Fathers Day to dads out there!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

CONTEST CLOSED!!! Give Respect - Family Violence Prevention Fund Macy's Gift Card Giveaway

It is Father's Day and in honor of Father's Day I have teamed up with Respect! to bring to you this amazing giveaway! One winner will receive a $50 gift card to Macy's and ten winners will receive the Respect! bracelet from Macy's!
What is Respect!
"For three decades, the Family Violence Prevention Fund (FVPF) has worked to end violence against women, children and families everywhere. Instrumental in developing the landmark Violence Against Women Act passed by Congress in 1994, reauthorizing it in 2005 and most recently, for conceiving the International Violence Against Women Act, FVPF is known for its model training and education programs to enlist influencers, leaders, and new allies, including men and youth, in proven solutions. FVPF's reputation for transforming the way health care providers, police, judges, employers and others support survivors and work to end violence and its success in building leadership within communities to ensure that violence prevention efforts become self-sustaining has earned several national awards, including support from major foundations, Congress, and the White House."

The RESPECT! Campaign℠
"The RESPECT! Campaign is the Family Violence Prevention Fund's (FVPF) latest initiative to advance a national movement to promote healthy relationships through positive role modeling and respect education. By individuals everywhere to be part of the solution, the RESPECT! Campaign provides everyday tools and resources to help teach young people about respect in relationships. Through this campaign, the Family Violence Prevention Fund seeks to amplify a national conversation about the critical role that parents, teachers, coaches, and other living, breathing role models to young people have to play in helping all of our sons and daughters shape a world that is free of relationship violence."


There is little that is more important than an safe and violence free home life for the well being and emotional stability of our children. Children in violent homes grow up with fear and violence in their personalities. It usually will stunt them emotionally! Let us support awareness for family RESPECT!.

When you visit Respect! and send a FREE Father's Day E-Card then Geoffrey Bean Gives Back will donate $25 for each and every card that is sent! It is easy and did we mention FREE!

Please leave a comment on this post on how your dad taught you respect or how you teach respect to your kids.
Only 1 comment per person, please. From the comments left a random comment will be drawn for the $50 Gift Card to Macy's. Ten additional comments will be drawn for the Macy's Respect! bracelet.
US entries only.

So please tell us how your Dad taught you respect or how you teach respect to your kids and it could win you a $50 gift card to Macy's!
Contest open to US only. Contest ends 6/21/09 at 11:59 pm CST. Winners will be chosen by Random.org at the end of the contest and notified via email as well as posted on my site. Please make sure that your email address is obtainable by Dad's Most Wanted. Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize before Dad's Most Wanted chooses another winner. Family members of Dad's Most Wanted and Mom's Most Wanted are ineligible to enter in any of our contests. Please note that these are my opinions of the items and or sites that I am reviewing and doing giveaways with.

Winner of the Mommy Loves Daddy Tee!

Thank you to everyone who entered the Mommy Loves giveaway! I am happy to announce that the winner of any "Dad" tee of their choice is (drumb roll please)....

Comment #34

Danetta said...
#5 I bloggedhttp://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/05/mommy-loves-dad-tee-giveaway.htmltalonsmom731 at gmail dot com
May 30, 2009 1:06 PM

Congratulations Danetta, you have 48 hours to respond to the email that was sent to you to claim your prize!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Diaper Dude Review


Having a child with many needs and demands, a father must be prepared. In the home, I have instant access to all my children's necessities at my disposal. Diaper's, drinks, medicine, clothing, food, toys, or anything else my child might need. But when it comes time to go out of the safety zone (that is home), I always forget something that my kid needs when I am packing for the outing. The only thing more frustrating than my little girl screaming for a drink, is realizing that knuckle-head dad forgot to pack it.
It's bad enough having to carry everything around in a pink frilly diaper bag that my wife bought. None-the-less, I used it because they were helpful in keeping everything organized. To save face, I used to try and load the babies stuff in my gym bag, but everything ended all mixed up and it took forever to find what she needed. Not to mention it was way too bulky and awkward to carry.
I recently found a Man's diaper bag from Diaper Dude. What a God sent! Finally, a children's carry-all designed for the father's need. They have a wide variety for Dad to choose from. I chose the EcoDude, since it is made from recycled material. I am trying to buy more products that are easier on the environment. This Diaper Dude bag has room for just about anything I would ever need to carry with me for my little girl. As I said before, I always forget some type of baby staple while packing for an outing with the little one. This EcoDude makes getting prepared easy for me. It actually has a "Fool" proof check list printed on the inside. I will no longer feel like an idiot for forgetting something like a change of clothes. That's worth the cost alone! Not having to rely on Mom to tell me what to pack is empowering. Literally, I use my EcoDude every day, and I can truthfully say that I am SO HAPPY that I have it!

DiaperDude's bags have a spot for all my child's needs. There are many different zipper or Velcro compartments. A place for everything and everything in it's place. As if all that wasn't enough, EcoDude comes with a portable, folding changing mat. It also has a padded shoulder strap that is comfortable to wear, even when carrying my daughter in my arms. It even has room for some of Daddy's needs, like ear plugs! But all kidding aside, it also has a pocket for my cell phone on the shoulder strap. The backing is padded for comfort, and has a breathable mesh fabric to help with that sweaty daddy syndrome. There are rings on the sides to clip on accessories, good for keys or anything else you can think of. Diaper Dude has a nice variety of helpful products. They also update with new products often. So even if I had every product that they supplied, I would need to periodically go back to the Diaper Dude site to check out whats new.

They are focused mainly on the needs of today's father, but they don't forget to keep mommy happy. They have a whole line called DivaBags, which I am sure that any mother would be more than pleased to receive one. They have accessories and even have a couple MiniDudes, which are compact waist pouches that are useful for carrying those kids necessities that are used frequently. Their line varies from casual to bussiness styles.

All in all, with Diaper Dude, I know that every Dad will be able to find something that they would use daily. Dad's, go get yourself a Diaper Dude and stop using those frilly, girly patterned bags that the wife buys. And if there are any Moms who are reading this, don't make your hubby carry your pretty luggage anymore. Get him a bag that he won't have to hide in public.

I was lucky to be able to have a small Q&A with the founder of Diaper Dude, Chris Pegula:

1. Do you have any other suggestions about items you think are needed when packing, besides the things listed on the inside flap of the Diaper Dude bags?
You know I was going to answer no but I just realized we should have included hand sanitizer. That is something that is a no brainer.

2. How long has Diaper Dude been in business?
This coming Father’s Day ’09 will mark our 6th year in business

3. What did your family think when you came up with the Diaper Dude concept?
They were totally supportive and excited. My wife always comments that I am the idea guy since I am constantly coming up with something new practically every day whether it’s a new dad product or concept for a movie/TV show or everyday solutions to make life easier. IT just so happens that Diaper Dude came at the right time and I seized the moment.

4. Do you plan on expanding Diaper Dude, or starting up any other father related sites?
I do. Stay tuned.

5. How often do you introduce new products on Diaper Dude?
That’s a tough one to answer since I really work on instinct not a set timeline. I always want things done yesterday so it would be smart if I would work on a timeline but part of my creativity comes out of working on last minute projects.

6. What do see for the future of Diaper Dude?
My goal is to make Diaper Dude a brand where Dads can feel like part of a community that supports being active and as much involved in parenting as possible. We are working on our site as a social network for Dad’s to share, ask questions, etc so they can feel supported in this new journey they are about to embark on. Being a new parent is both exciting and scary. I hope Diaper Dude will assist in easing that fear.

Today, I am proud to say that I am a Diaper Dude Dad!


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Winner of the Kiss My Face Giveaway!

Sorry it has taken me so long to post the winner of this giveaway! 199 entries!!! That is exciting!! The winner is Comment #20

valerie2350 said...
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May 15, 2009 9:24 PM

Congratulations Valerie2350 ! You have 48 hours to reply to the email that was sent to you to claim your prize!

Thank you to all who entered!!
Have a great weekend!!