Babies: The Movie {Huge Giveaway}

Thanks everyone for entering! The random grand prize winner is Gypsy Mama!
The 4 winners of the filled Eco bags are: Embrace the Circus (I don’t think there’s a blog, I emailed you), Jen, Lisa (sent you an email), and Rohal Call !!


Babies and Mothers. They belong together.


In honor of Mother’s Day, Babies is premiering in theaters Mother’s Day weekend, May 7th!

I can’t wait to see this film. As a matter of fact, when I was contacted and asked to help celebrate this ground-breaking, unique movie, I didn’t want them to send me any of the amazing prizes they are giving away on my blog today. I just asked for movie tickets for my family for Mother’s Day weekend. We’ve got plans, baby!

BABIES

The adventure of a lifetime begins…

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balmès, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction:

- Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia

- Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani

- an>Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan

- Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.


If you have a minute, watch the short movie trailer. You’ll be glad you did!
In celebration of mother’s all over the earth, Focus Films is offering this:

PRIZING FOR MY READERS:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

- Kodak Pocket Video Camera 12 megapixels w/ video

- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)

- Safety 1st Healthcare Basic Kits

- tyle="text-decoration: underline; ">Tasty Baby Eco Bag filled with snacks


Four (4) Additional Winners will receive:

- Tasty Baby Eco Bag filled with

    • Box of Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks
      Box of Tasty Brand Organic Cereal Bars
      Bag of Tasty Baby Organic Infant Cereal

Retail Values:

Grand Prize package retail value is $215.00

Additional prizing retail value is $17.99

Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about your mother or about being a mother! This giveaway ends on Thursday.

P.S. You don’t have to be a mom of a baby to enter…if you win, you can keep some of the prizes or give it away to a friend!

Comments

  1. 154

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    My favorite part of being a mom is watching my son learn something. I became a teacher because I liked watching kids faces light up when they learn something new. Being a mom is like that only 1,000 times better! My son is constantly learning new things and making new experiences. It is amazing!
    -Amanda

  2. 155

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    I love that my 4 yr. old daughter tells me that I am the best mom that she could ever have, which is a balm to my heart since I had to go back to work 2 years ago to support my family after my husband lost his job.

  3. 157

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    The unsolicited hugs and kisses from my girls (they are 3 & 4) and being told I am the best mommy in the whole world (when I know I am the furthest thing from it). It makes all the rough times worth it a million percent.

  4. 158

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    My favorite thing about my mother is that she always pushes me to do better. It may sound cliche, but I wouldn't be in the places I am today without her insistence and loving patience.

  5. 159

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    I love being a mother because my little guy is somehow always able to make me laugh!! Even in the most stressful or focused situations, he knows exactly what to do or say to make me smile!! Motherhood is AWESOME!! =) Thanks for this giveaway!

  6. 160

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    Being a mom is the only "job" that I have ever wanted in my life. When other girls were dreaming of being a teacher or a nurse, I was dreaming of have a family. Being a mother makes me feel complete.

  7. 162

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    I can't wait to see this movie. I saw a preview of it last month and kept checking to see when it would be out.

    The best thing about being a mom is that you get to shape and guide another person's life and get to be a part of it forever.

    Wouldn't trade it for anything.

    Dorene

  8. 164

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    oh gosh I'd never heard of this movie before but so glad I have now!

    how fun!

    my favorite part about being a mommy is the sweet grins and snuggles you get when you've had the worst day and they light up your life. :)

  9. 167

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    One of my favorite parts of being a mother was always the before bedtime reading a book. Both boys had a favorite, Go Dog Go, One Fish Red Fish etc.

    Now..years later I am still reading those same books to my young grandchildren.
    A bonus was always the excitement of all the little things in life that as adults we forget to be excited about!

    Have a great day.
    Pam

  10. 169

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    My favorite thing about being a mom are those sweet, precious baby hugs. And those little toes. And the squeals of delight. And….

  11. 170

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    I admire so much about my mother, but I think what I admire most about her is her consistent example of godly living. She always seems to know and do the right things, and appreciate that so much. I try to be the same kind of mother to my own son, but I know that I have a long way to go!

  12. 171

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    When they were babies…loved their bath/play time and the smell of Johnson's Baby Lotion…I still use it on my legs in the summer :D
    Now that they are grown I love the sound of "Hey Mom" when they call home.

  13. 172

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    I love being a mom to my boys and I'm looking forward to mothering a girl through adoption. I love watching my boys grow and change.

    I'm also so grateful for my step-mom. She chooses to stay and care for my invalid father even though they had a mostly horrible marriage. I'll never be able to thank her enough.

  14. 173

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    I love that my daughter has learned to blow kisses. She even makes a "muah" sound when she does it. It melts my heart. Love babies laugh, smile, when their eyes light up when they see someone they know/love…. Babies just make my heart turn to mush!!!

    Thanks for letting us know about this movie! :)

  15. 177

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    This movie preview was adorable. The thing I love about being a mother is just getting to watch my children grow in every way. As heartbreaking as it can be to see them get older it is so beautiful to watch.

  16. 179

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    My favorite thing about my mom is how much she loves animals. I get that from her and I want to have a farm someday. Its fun to tell her about the farm I'd like to own one day and have her share in my excitement.

    I have a good friend who would love for me to win this giveaway too!

  17. 180

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    Ah! Now I know what I want to do for my first Mother's Day!

    My favorite thing about my mom is the way she loves me. Hubby and I were talking last night, and I was telling him about the time I was in the hospital after my freshman year of college. During my recovery, my mom would hold my cup of water up for me to drink before I had to tell her I was thirsty. She just knew. I love that about her.

  18. 181

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    My fave thing about my mom is the fact that she never let us down.. never has and I suppose never will. She may seem suffocating at times, but honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way!

  19. 183

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    Too many to list…but some top ones are hugs and snuggles, the smell of the kids after a bath/shower, and how they teach me every day what it looks like to really forgive (cause they forgive me constantly).

  20. 184

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    I love being a mom because of the moments when my baby smiles or I find my two year old naked. You never know what you are going to get!

  21. 186

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    My favourite thing about being a mom is my wonderful 1-year-old daughter. She is funny and sweet and comes to me for cuddles. I know it's cheesy to say my daughter is what I like about being a mom, but without her I wouldn't be a mom. It works for me.

  22. 187

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    My favorite thing about being a mother has been understanding more clearly the way that my Heavenly Father feels for me. I also love watching my sweet little girl grow and learn. I love being around her!

  23. 188

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    What a great giveaway! I sure hope I win! One of my favorite parts of being a mom is saying goodnight to my boys and tucking them in and listening to them. It seems at that time of day they could just talk for hours! Some of our best conversations come at bedtime!

  24. 190

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    I love watching my kids learn and grow. I'm always in awe that God has trusted me with all these little lives. Makes me depend on God even more for wisdom.

  25. 194

    Pixie says

    I love that my mom encourages me in my mothering, even from far away!

    And I love those moments where my children look into my eyes, faces aglow with love, and give me spontaneous hugs! (MUCH better than those moments when they are whining about something! LOL)

  26. 195

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    My Favorite thing about my mom is how amazingly giving she is! And what a a great example she has been to me! :) My favorite thing about being a mom is that I always have an excuse to eat ice cream! Like today was a good school day so we celebrated with ice cream! :) <3

  27. 197

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    my favorite thing about my mom is how patient she was with me growing up. i never once remember her yelling, losing her temper or making me feel like anything was more important than me.

    my favorite thing about being a mom to our 5 children is that it is teaching me more everyday how to be more Christ-like. more of Him, less of me.

  28. 198

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    I LOVE the way my babies smell. Even when they aren't fresh from the tub. Just that sweet, sweet baby smell.

    I am so excited for this movie. I didn't realize it's premiere was so soon! Yeah!

  29. 199

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    Being a mom is like nothing else on the earth. I think for one it's a great lesson of how God must feel for us (in a small way).
    I never knew…..how much I could love anyone until I had my babies.

    Now as they've grown…..I love them even more (if that's even possible). I enjoy them. I could sit and talk with them for hours.
    I still get excited when I see them at school (I teach where 2 are students).
    I'm thankful that God allowed me to be a mother!

  30. 200

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    Being a mom is like nothing else on the earth. I think for one it's a great lesson of how God must feel for us (in a small way).
    I never knew…..how much I could love anyone until I had my babies.

    Now as they've grown…..I love them even more (if that's even possible). I enjoy them. I could sit and talk with them for hours.
    I still get excited when I see them at school (I teach where 2 are students).
    I'm thankful that God allowed me to be a mother!

  31. 202

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    The movie looks very interesting. I really enjoy your blog!
    Being a mother is truly amazing – so many ups and downs and in the end these amazing human beings keep growing and learning and carrying on the love that their parents had to bring them into the world.

  32. 204

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    My favorite thing about my mom is how she sang all the time when we were small … around the house, in the car, it didn't matter. She was always singing! I, in turn, have always sung to my children, and now my grandbabies. :)

    Thanks for the chance to enter this great giveaway!

  33. 205

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    One of my favorite things about being a mom is that you think they can't get any cuter, or that you can't love them any more than you already do – but then they do something sweet, and you do love them more, and they are cuter

  34. 206

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    My favorite thing part about being a mom is being on the receiving end of a smile from a sleepy little girl, feeling her reaching out for my hand as she drifts of to sleep in my arms, and seeing those little hands reach for me when she's wanting to be held.

  35. 208

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    oh i so cannot wait to see this movie. i love being a mom and can't imagine what life will be like when we are empty nesters. we currently have 4 children (so far) and my favorite part is homeschooling them! learning new things alongside them is priceless.

  36. 212

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    Movie looks interesting. I'll write something about my mother. She is selfless. She is always willing to give of her time to her family and others. The most important of all is that she is a praying mother. I know that she is praying for me and my family everyday.

  37. 213

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    Movie looks interesting. I'll write something about my mother. She is selfless. She is always willing to give of her time to her family and others. The most important of all is that she is a praying mother. I know that she is praying for me and my family everyday.

  38. 214

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    If I had to pick just one thing… when my boys say "I love you mommeee" or when they say "kiss mommeeee!" Melts my heart everytime!! I know one day they'll be too old to tell me they love me or kiss me in public so I cherish every single moment now!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. 216

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    The thing I love about being a mom are the hugs and kisses I receive from my children. The times they think to do something kind for someone all on their own makes me feel so proud. What a wonderful world it is to be a mother! This is what life is about. I'm so glad I'm able to be a stay-at-home-mom!!

  40. 218

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    My favorite part, so far, of being a mom is when I go in my daughter's room in the morning and she gives me this huge, beautiful smile from her crib.

  41. 222

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    About my mother? How much fun she made childhood for me. She was always showing me neat craft ideas and taking us on fun excursions.

    About being a mom? Being able to, along with my husband, be the very first person to show new things to our kids….like read them notable books and teach them how to ride a bike.

    Thanks!
    Megret
    musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. 223

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    I think my favorite part of being a mommy is holding a little hand in mine. Or getting a hug. Or hearing "You are the best mommy ever!" There are so many, its hard to choose. =)

  43. 224

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    My favorite part of being a mom. That warm body that crawls in my bed in the morning to give me cuddles, a kiss, and a good morning. Nothing better than that cuddle time.

  44. 226

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    My favorite thing about being a mother is that I am my children's favorite person in the whole wide world! And that's how I feel about them!
    Jo

  45. 227

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    Being a mom is the best thing that ever happened to me. I love my son and daughter more than I ever could have imagined. I love the way they smell, their kisses and hugs and those wonderful giggles.

  46. 228

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    I love my mommy!! And I love being a mom….I love the smell and feel of a newborn baby, I love how inquisative toddlers are, I love to hear my kids laugh, it reminds me that I got to be part of a miracle, and I thank God that he let little old me help Him create these beautiful souls for Him.

  47. 230

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    My favorite thing about being a mom: spontaneous displays of love by my kids. Them saying I love you, or giving me hugs and kisses, squealing "Mommy!" when I walk in the door, coloring a picture for me, all the things they do without prompting, just because they love me.

  48. 231

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    My mom would iron a shirt for my dad every night before she went to bed and we would talk while she did it. It was usually around midnight and the house was quiet with just the two of us still up. I was always impressed by the little things my mom did to show love and provide service for others. She loved my dad and showed it, and I still love to iron because of her!

  49. 233

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    I love when I get wake-up kisses or when my baby is nursing and I can tell he wants to laugh because he will giggle at anything. Melts my heart. Love your blog, God bless.

  50. 234

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    I love my baby's unconditional love. There's nothing like being the one who always makes her face light up when she sees me…I'm in love.

  51. 235

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    I love the snuggles of toddlerhood. I love that they still need me even when I think they don't. I love that they have compassion and are moved by others. I love their funny sense of humor.

  52. 236

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    Movie looks terrific!

    My favorite thing about being a mom is the cuddles, especially the out of the blue, no reason except s/he wants to hug me or his/her sibling. LOVE those!

    My favorite thing about my mom is that she taught me to be strong and soft at the same time. She is a proud 'Mean Mom' who is free with her 'I love you's and hugs and has always had my back even when my mistakes were hurting her.

  53. 237

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    I love being a Mom. I'm amazed at my boy all the time! Watching him as he learns to talk and put together sentances. He has some great things to say. I love the joy he brings and how have kids makes a family : )

  54. 238

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    The quiet of the night hearing my baby nuzzling wanting to nurse and the peace and joy in giving what my baby needs, and The soul bliss of a child's hug and cuddles.

    One of the favorite things about my mom is how she lived out 1 Peter 3:1-6 for so many years cheerfully and beautifully.

  55. 240

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    My favorite part of being a mom is holding a sleeping baby boy. Our boys are 5, almost 3, and 7 months. I still love to hold all my babies while they sleep. That sweet baby breath takes mine away!

  56. 241

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    My favorite part of being a mother is getting to feel that parental pride when I see my children doing the things that I taught them and surprising me with the things that came from within themselves.

  57. 243

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    i think the best part of being a mom is the sweet things that your kids say to you.. or when they just look at you and say "I love you mommy"

  58. 244

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    I am fortunate to be a stay-at-home mom, and love that I have the privilege of being a part of each learning phase that my children go through. I'm expecting #6 in June and would love to win this and would love movie tickets too!!

  59. 246

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    The thing I like most about my mother…..she is ALWAYS there for me no matter what and the the thing I like most about being a mother….I can't name just one because it is all so great…Waking them up, tucking them in, praying together, playing together, teaching them and learning from them. I can't imagine life without my two precious girls.

  60. 247

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    My favorite thing about being a mom is the unconditional love you get in return – whether the laundry and dishes are done or not! :)

  61. 248

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    My favorite part of being a mommy is when my 2-year-old son runs up to me out of the blue, gives me a hug and a kiss, and tells me that he loves me. Melts my heart every time.

  62. 249

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    Honestly, one of my favorite things about my mom in this phase of life is she babysits for free. ;o) …and she KNOWS my girls and I don't worry at all when I leave them with her.

    She is also unconditionally loving…..trust me, she's been tested.

    Cute trailer!

  63. 251

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    One of the things I love about my mother and also my children is how alike we are. We think the same on so many things, it is just so fun to share so much.

  64. 252

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    I cannot wait to see this movie! I love all things baby and mama, so I know I will LOVE it. I am sure I will bawl the whole time, thinking about how awesome (even though time goes way too fast) motherhood is.

    Probably my absolute favorite thing about motherhood is being my kids' most favorite person (along with Daddy). I love that they run to me when they are excited, scared, nervous, happy, etc. They are so little now, so I know I will not always be their favorite person in the world. So for now, I love it!!!!!

    And my mom just rocks. The best part about her is how laid back she is. She has taught me to enjoy life as it comes and not to stress out.

  65. 255

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    Wow, I hadn't heard about this movie yet. Sounds interesting.
    Favorite thing about mothering. How can I choose just one?
    Cuddles. From birth to now, age 7, I have a cuddle bunny in my arms frequently. I am so lucky.

  66. 256

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    My favorite thing about being a mom is that I am EVERYTHING to this little person. I am her best friend (for now!), her source of nutrition, the kisser of boo-boos, the giver of hugs, the one she runs to, I am her everything. I know it won't always be like that, so I am soaking up every minute that I have it. :)

  67. 259

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    My favorite thing about being a mom is…. that I actually get to BE A MOM. Babies did not come easily to my husband and I. I absolutely know everyday that I am blessed to have these two beautiful children!

  68. 261

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    I can't wait to see the movie, I love the trailer.

    One of my favorite things about motherhood are tiny hands. Tiny hands that pat my arm, that touch my face, that grab my fingers. They are light as a feather but strong enough to remove the weight of the world, if only for a moment.

  69. 262

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    One of my favorites about being a mother- the little arms spontaneously wrapping around my neck and the little voice that follows with 'I love you mommy!'.

    Another is when I go in to their room before I go to bed and tuck them in a second time. No matter how difficult a day, or how fussy a child has been- seeing them sweetly sleeping is amazing and good for my mommy heart.

  70. 263

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    My favorite thing about being a mother is hearing my childrens' laughter. Oh, and the hugs!
    Thanks…can't wait to see this movie!
    jackievillano at gmail dot com

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