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What’s Next For Ain’t Yo Mama’s Blog?

Hello Readers!

As I start blogging my way into a 2nd month of Ain’t Yo Mama’s Blog, I have some very exciting stuff coming up that I would love to share with you all.

Gimme Gimme!

First, I have more give-aways coming up! I know give-aways are quite popular (duh) and I enjoy them, too. Just like almost every other parent I know, I am a big consumer of all things kid-related. When I need to shop for my kid, especially if it’s for a big-ticket item, I depend on other parents for product reviews and feedback.  I like to do the same for other parents. I have been a long-time reviewer on websites like (two-time Elite!) and consumer websites like, so writing reviews is nothing new to me. I have always loved spreading the word about an incredible restaurant, service, product, or company. I don’t believe that reviews and give-aways diminish the primary purpose and perspective of a blogger.  I believe reviews and give-aways can actually enhance the content of a blog.  To know me and my blog is to also know the stuff I like to buy and gift to others.

One final and very important note about that: in the few years I have been reviewing online, I have never ever ever been paid or sponsored in any way. Although, to be perfectly honest, I have been given free frozen yogurt as a thank you for a good review. If, in the future I am paid or sponsored, I will disclose that information. I will always be honest about the products I love and the products I despise.  I didn’t start blogging to make a few bucks or get free stuff. However, I must admit that frozen yogurt usually works well. (continues…)

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Discovery Kids MP3 Give-Away: We Have A Winner!


Screen shot of the winning number, generated from

Ain’t Yo Mama’s Blog Give-Away is pleased to announce the winner of the very first give-away: The Discovery Kids MP3 Boombox!

Comment #6 (Lara) is the winner! Congrats!!!

The winner must respond via the contact form (see the contact section located on the menu bar) with a mailing address within one week. If there is no response, another random number will be generated.

Congrats again, Lara (#6)!

Stay-tuned for the next give-away. Details coming soon!

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Discovery Kids MP3 Boombox: Review and First Give-Away!

Discovery Kids™ Digital MP3 Boombox

Discovery Kids™ Digital MP3 Boombox

As a token of my appreciation for all my new blog readers and subscribers, I am offering my very first give-away! (Details below)

I am giving away a brand new Discovery Kids™ Digital MP3 Boombox! Retail Value is $39.99.

The Boombox has been a BIG hit with the Monkey. It is the perfect gift for any young child that loves music.  The Boombox comes pre-loaded with 20 kid-friendly songs ranging from more traditional tunes (like “This Old Man”) to more mature originals (such as the catchy “Bit by Bit” and clever “If You Lived in the White House”).

If you want to add your own music collection to the Boombox, you can connect it to your computer via USB.  (We loaded into the Monkey’s Boombox some Medeski Martin & Wood, Jack Johnson, Hot Buttered Rum*, and other great kids’ tunes that I discussed in this post.)

I really like the fun look of the Boombox and appreciate that it’s very easy for a child to use and carry (big buttons and integrated handle), while being very hard for a child to break (the kid-tough rubber case has protected the player from more than a few of the Monkey’s toy-throwing tantrums!).

Great product. Great gift. And a GREAT GIVE-AWAY!

To enroll in this give-away contest:

  1. Please leave a comment below between now and Saturday, October 17, 2009.
  2. I will pick one winner at random from the comments section by using a numerical system (comment #1, comment, #2, etc…).I will use’s Random Integer Generator to pick the number of the winner
  3. I will announce the contest winner via blog post on Monday, October 19, 2009 .  (So subscribe to the comments or blog so that you’ll know when a winner’s been announced!) The winner will have one week to e-mail their mailing address.
  4. I will ship you a new and unopened MP3 Boombox at my expense.  (My international readers need not worry; I will also ship internationally.)

Good luck everyone!

* Hot Buttered Rum disclaimer: I’m a big fan of their progressive Americana style of music. You really ought to check them out live and listen to their new album. They’re one of those rare bands that both kids and parents can enjoy and appreciate.

*Disclosure Updated 12.12.09:  In anticpiation of the FTC ruling for bloggers, I am including a disclosure update for this review and give-away. I did not receive any form of compensation from Discovery Kids for this review and give-away item.

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