I’m really excited to announce the contents of my Mother’s Day Swag Bag! It has only seven items but that’s because I wanted every item to be AWESOME. They are all BIG TICKET items and only stuff that grown-ups would get excited about. No toys, no blankies, no diapers. Absolutely nothing for your kids. JUST YOU.
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Want to see what’s inside? Of course you do…
1. MZ Wallace Large Sutton in Magnet ($245)
First we’ll talk about the bag itself, which once again is MZ Wallace. Why? Because I LOVE THEM. And— I am hosting a Mom’s Night Out event this Friday night at their SOHO shop (93 Crosby St.) from 5pm-8pm. There will be bubbly, bites, shopping, free manicures, and a Remarkably Average book signing by YOURS TRULY.
The Large Sutton fits a ton of stuff with inner pockets, a detachable insert bag and a detachable cross body strap.
2. Helen Ficalora necklace – 18″ Fine 14k Gold Chain ($125) and one Alphabet Charm ($165)
Secondly, we’ve got a 14K gold necklace from Helen Ficalora which is the necklace I’ve been wearing every day for the past seven years. It was my push present from Mike when I was pregnant with Mazzy. He bought me the “H” when Harlow was born. I get countless compliments on it. It’s special but small enough for every day wear. I think it’s perfect.
4. iRobot Roomba 980 ($799.99)
Third, we’ve got a Roomba from iRobot. The Roomba is a robot vacuum that can clean floors, carpets, corners, under your couch and then get itself back to its home base to recharge all by itself. It’s also my family’s new pet. We named him Kevin. And that was before my whole feud with Kevin from the coffee shop. (People who follow me on Snapchat will know what I am talking about.) My sister and her husband have one that they named Norbert. Apparently, naming your Roomba is A THING.
5. Braava Jet 240 ($169.99)
If the Roomba isn’t enough for your robot cleaning needs, how about a iRobot mop too???
6. $100 Teleflora Gift Card ($100 plus free delivery)
I’m also giving away a $100 gift card from Teleflora to service all your Mother’s Day flower needs. Feel free to use the gift card on yourself too. You can just say they were a Mother’s Day gift to you from Mommy Shorts!
7. The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting + The Remarkably Average Mug
And lastly, of course, I’ve got a the ultimate Mother’s Day gift which is the remarkably average book + remarkably average mug combo. FYI, The Mommy Shorts Guide to Remarkably Average Parenting currently has 5 stars on Amazon and over 100 overwhelmingly positive reviews so please don’t just take my word for it— trust the Amazon consumers! It’s also only $10 for the hardcover. If you have no time to read a book, the audible is now available as well. I can read it right to you! In mugs news, I ordered a bunch more so they are still available for purchase.
If you’d like to see me talk about all these items, plus answer a few Q&A questions to switch things up, here’s the video below.
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Instructions to enter can only be found in this Sunday night’s newsletter! I mention it nowhere else so my dedicated readers have the best shot possible. Winner will be announced the following Sunday.
Oh, and one more thing! I’m going to give away another $100 Teleflora gift card in the comments below! Just tell me who you would buy your flowers for and what you would name your Roomba.
Congratulations to Kary Glawe! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Additional Teleflora gift card winner: Tara Auflick. Congratulations! Please email email@example.com to claim your prize!
With $100 for flowers, I’d send a few small bouquets to share the love. One would be for my mom, of course, and another for my mother-in-law. I’d also send them to all my working mom friends who are totally overwhelmed with motherhood and career life. As for the Roomba, I asked my husband… he suggested Hoover. He thinks he’s soooo clever 😉.
I’d buy flowers for my sister, she’s going to have her 2nd baby on May 10th!! Also, I’d bring some to the maternity ward to give to other new moms
We’d name our Roomba: V.I.N. Cent (like the 70s movie The Black Hole.)
This is the mother of all swag bags….no pun intended and I HOPE I win!!! I would send flowers to all the nurses that saved my life while I had an emergency c section and hysterectomy!
Such an amazing swag bag! I think we would name our Roomba Gordon! It’s one of the boys’ names I loved but didn’t get to use. And I would send flowers to all of my mommy friends for supporting me through my divorce this year, and to myself for surviving a divorce this year!
I’d buy flowers for myself!
Wow what an awesome bag! I’d send flowers to my
Mom, Mother in Law and my sister in law who is pregnant. As for the robot I asked my 4 year old what he’d and he replied with Vacker.
I’d send flowers to my friend Kathleen, who just had a baby! (I got her your book for Christmas!) And my roomba would probably be named Mickey, after Mickey Mouse of course!
I would send the flowers to my mom, and sisters and my mother-in-law. They are all truly amazing women!! And I would name the rooomba Helga
I would give the flowers to my sister, who will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year. My niece was just born yesterday! And I would name the Roomba…. George!
I would send flowers to my wonderful mother who is 1000 miles away and I miss so much.
I would name my roomba, Walter! Has a ring to it!
I’d buy flowers for my mom! She loves flowers and we just lost my grandma, so they will certainly be a welcome spot of cheer around her house!
I would love a roomba (the whole swag bag looks amazing!!), but if I got one it would probably eat tons of Legos, since my boys seem to scatter them all around the house, so we’d have to name it ‘Emmett’ or ‘wild style’ after a character in the Lego movie. 🤣
I would love to buy some flowers for my mom, and we would name our roomba george!
I’d buy them for some sweet friends. And I’d name my roomba Fred!
I would sent flowers to my wonderful mother, and my sister and my sisters laws!! I would name my roomba BB8!
I would send the flowers to my amazing Mommy. She is truly the best and showers my kiddos with genuine love. I would name my Roomba dinosaurous!
I would buy flowers from my mom and stepmom. I would name my Roomba Bailey.
Roomba has been on my wish list for years,but not my budget! Crossing fingers!
Flowers for my mother in law and I’d name him Robby the Roomba 🙂
I would buy flowers for my MIL. She has kept my daughter every single day she has been sink since she started daycare (which has been ALOT) in addition to keeping her Tuesday/Thursday AND she doesn’t get mad when I go to the gym before I come pick her up in the evening.
We would name our Roomba, Dupree. You me and dupree are cleaning the house 😉
I’d name the roomba Gigi after our chocolate lab.
And I’d send flowers to my sister.
Thanks. And happy Mother’s Day!
I would send flowers to my mother who lives on the other side of the country – sadly, we never get to spend mother’s day together! Also – I would name my roomba Sully 🙂
I would give the flowers to my sister. She has been my rock lately. Well always but especially lately. She has no children but helps me with my daughter all the time and deserves an Auntie Day!
I would let my daughter name the Roomba and she would probably call it Strootle – what she names everything! 🙂
I would buy teleflora flowers for my Grandma Yoli. She was just diagnosed with a rare cancer with only a few months. She loves, loves flowers and would make her day! It wouldn’t be just Mother’s Day, but as a Birthday gift as well (5/8). I would name my Roomba, Liutenant Dan!
I would buy flowers for all the amazing teachers at my kids school!! We are getting ready to move again (military life) and its hard on the 8 year old to be switching a school again because she absolutely LOVED her teachers at our current school!!! And we would name our roomba Optimus Prime- 3year olds suggestion!! Because he said maybe it could transform into a robot!! So that would be hours of fun watching him watch the roomba to see if it worked!! Lol
Flowers would be for my mom and mother in law. We would name our Roomba Sweeps (after the shopkin).
I’d buy the flowers for myself! Love the way some pretty fresh flowers brighten up a room. And I’d name my roomba Geoffrey.
I would name my Roomba “Cabbage” and sometimes call her Cabbie for short 🙂
I would buy flowers for myself (celebrating my first mother’s day this year!!) and for my sister who is expecting her first baby, and for my mom (grandma)!!!
Flowers for my MIL. And I think I’d let my toddler name the Roomba, which means he’d probably name him Chase, because of his current Paw Patrol obsession!
I would send flowers to a few women in my life who definitely deserve them for being awesome all around! And I feel like I’d name my Roomba, Richard or maybe Jeffrey. Hm.
I would send flowers and chocolates to all of the mommy’s that are my village of mommy’s; my mother, mother in law, sister and sister in law. We’ve always wanted a roomba because we are die hard Parks and recreation fans so obviously we would name him dj roomba and we would let it carry our Bluetooth speaker around blasting our favorite tunes as it cleaned.
Well of course I’d send the flowers to my mama, who lives several states away from me. And I literally told my husband just last week that we NEED a Roomba! My first thought for the name is Rhonda, although Mick also sounds good to me. Can’t wait for the newsletter!!
I send flowers to my mom and my mother in law. The are both amazing women that I look up to! I would name my roomba Simon!
I would buy flowers for my mom who is 950 miles away. We can never be together for Mother’s Day because of the distance and a huge bouquet of flowers would make her smile. If I won a romba I would name it Cindy (as In Cinderella).
I would send the flowers to my mom. She’s amazing. And I would name the roomba Barry because my daughter is for some reason an expert at any “B” words. 😂
I would send the flowers to the best grandmas I know – my mom and my MIL – to thank them for everything they do to support our family. I would name the Roomba “Doomba”!
I would buy flowers for my beautiful mother who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. She loves looking and smelling flowers.
I just asked my daughter what we should name a robot vacuum and she said 3CPO. She is a Star Wars but like her daddy. 😂
Nut…darn phone. 🙄
This is the ultimate momma swag bag. I would love nothing more than a romba… times two!! We would name her Ruby lol. As for the flowers. we would send surprise bouquet to our mothers… moneys tight so we usually send homemade cards and FaceTime mothers day wishes so flowers would be a fun surprise for them!!
I would buy flowers for my in-laws who have graciously offered to let my family (me, husband and two kids) move in with them while we save to buy a house.
Would probably name the roomba Optimus prime as my two sons are obsessed with anything transformers
I’d I’d give flowers to my mom, and call the Roomba “flinger of cat vomit”
Love this months bag and swag!!! Whoohooo. I would. It flowers for my mom! Her and my dad just sold the house they raised me and my siblings in so this Mother’s Day will be the last we celebrate in our home! Oh the robot would be named bob.
Awesome swag bag! I would send flowers to my daughter for being an awesome mother. She is a single mom to a 2 yr old beauty. Also to my mom for all she’s done to help my daughter after her divorce this year. We would name our roomba zoommie. Chosen by my granddaughter.
I always like to recognize my twin sister on mothers day so I would send her flowers to let her know what an awesome aunt she is to our kids. I think we would name our Roomba Kirby 🙂
I would send flowers to my wonderful mommy! She’s really the best; helps no matter what and I know I can always count on her! She really deserves beautiful flowers for Mothers Day! I would name our Roomba, Boomer! Hope I win!! 🙂
Flowers would be used to brighten children’s hospital nurses day, we have been there numerous times and I am always amazed at their demeanor. Roomba name would be Bot according to my 6 yr old
My mom and mother-in-law ❤
I would buy a bouquet for myself (I’m a single mom with only a four year old so I don’t get anything for Mother’s Day yet) and one for my sister, who is due with her fourth child this summer!
I would name my Roomba Elliot, which would have been my daughter’s name had she been a boy.
I would send my sister her family flowers the boys love to get and give flowers. I would name my Roomba … Billy
I would love to buy flowers for my mom and mother-in-law! That’s awesome!
Flowers for my mother. And i would name my vaccuum hazel.
Oh, we name all our electronics. We would name the Roomba Dr. Demaryius Thornhill. Hah, don’t ask. My husband picks very unique names, except when it comes to our own kids. I’m already getting my Mom flowers regardless, so I would buy a great bouquet for my sister. She just had her second and is having a rough go in the sleeping department. She lives across the country, so I unfortunately can’t help, but flowers are ALWAYS a great gesture.
I would send flowers to my mom and my mil. Even though they both live in the same town, we moved about 400 miles away, and won’t see them for mother’s day.
As for the name of the Roomba, my son says he would name it Mr Robot!
I would buy flowers for my mom and mother in law. They are both so awesome and so so much to support my family! And I’d name my roomba Nigel.
I would send flowers to my mother in law and grandmother in law. They help out so much with my daughter.
I would probably name my roomba Wall-E or jeeves
I would send the flowers to my mom, since it’s going to be a tough mother’s day for her since her mom (my nana) passed away.
I’d name the roomba Sebastian. Or Winston. Or one of the names I didn’t get to use when I had my babies.
If I would love to send flowers to my best friend- she has been a rock for me since I’ve had my son and she is expecting her first-twins! Cannot wait for her to experience the love and passion I have for my own! She is a remarkable person and has kept pretty stress free and deserves this special gift.
I would get flowers for my kids teachers because after a whole year of giving their all to my kids they deserve it !
And we would definitely name the Roomba Wall-E.
I would get flowers for my mommy because she is awesome and helps me out with my kiddos so much!!
And I would totally name my roomba Dobby because we are huge Harry Potter nerds
I would buy flowers for my own mother! And I would name it earl, I love that name!
Obviously the floors would go to my mama because she’s amazing!! The roomba would probably get named something like booger or fart… because I have two boys so everything is about boogers and farts 😂
I would buy flowers for my aunts. They have been my rocks since my mother’s death. They take excellent care my daughters when I need them in a pint house and help them remember there grandma they never got to meet.
A room a is a dream come true it’s name would be pancake. Thanks hubs for the suggestion 🙄
I would love to send flowers to my birth mom and my adoptive mom both. And we have a roomba but it died when it ate the kids headphones (the ones I asked them to put away countless times), his name was Roy.
The swag bag items are all amazing!! I would name our Roomba Peppa. And I would send the flowers to my friend who is doing a great job raising her daughter alone as a single mother.
It may sound selfish, but I would by the flowers for myself. I’m a sucker for beautiful flowers.
I would name my roomba Charles, because it sounds very butler-y. 😊
I’d send flowers to both my mom and my mother in law, they both love getting a cheery bouquet. Maybe my grandmother, too, just for kicks. We have a Roomba (the 600 series), and my kids named it Rovey (as in, it roves around and cleans the cat hair). I love it a bunch but would not be sad to get a smarter version, sometimes Rovey gets himself stuck in the bathroom. I think I would name a new Roomba Charlie (short for Cat Hair Active Removal Local Interior Engine or something like that.)
I would send flowers to my besties that I think are amazing moms. And I would totally name my roomba Dobby.
I would buy flowers for my mom and my best friend Casey. Mom says deserves flowers and Casey who had 3 kids and adopted another, just adopted her 5th child!
I would get flowers for myself and my child’s teacher who is retiring this year (we had her for six years…will miss her). Maybe R2D2…
I would buy flowers for my mom and my mother in law. I would also name the Roomba, Tartine.
I would send my husband flowers at his office. Mainly because he’s awesome, but also so people will ask him ALL DAY LONG where the flowers are from. 🙂
I would name our Roomba Rosie, after the maid on the Jetsons.
My children decided our roomba would be named Mark. Lol. I already ordered the Mother’s Day flowers, so the gift card would be mine, all mine! 😉
I would send flowers to my mom, and my son! He loves flowers. Also I’d name the roomba ‘Bert’
I would buy flowers for my dear friend. This is her first Mother’s Day without her mama and I know she is going to miss her so much. And I would name my roomba Gerard….it just sounds fancy. 🙂
I’d give the flowers to my mom, I usually paint or make her something but I’d love to send her a gorgeous bouquet too!
I’d name my Roomba Jeeves, just to make him sound super “fancy”…
I’d send flowers to my grandma who indent get to see often. I think our roomba would end up being named hot dog haha!
I’d send the flowers to my mom, she does so much for us all of the time- and my kids have probably picked half of her garden that she would have used to make bouquets. We have to have a vote before naming the roomba 😉
I would send flowers to my sister. It’s her first Mother’s Day this year. I’d name our Roomba Sprinkles.
I would buy flowers for a few people that have been amazing help in my life. My list would of course have my mom who is like my rock when it comes to navigating this mother hood life, my sisters just so they know they are special and my daughter who is almost 6 because she would be so thrilled to get them. 🙂🌷🌻As for the Roomba I would probably name it Suki as that is my oldest sons current name obsession and if Suki is cleaning maybe he would clean as well. 😜
I would send flowers to myself, because I need some beauty in my house. And I would LOVE love a Roomba for my upstairs and downstairs. 3 kids under 6 in an 1100 sq ft house, gets messy quick!
Name of Roomba, sorry! I would name it Lovey.
I would send rose to a friend going through a rough time. I would name my my precious. Hahahaa
I’d buy flowers for my mom (duh) and I think I’d name my roomba Fancy. Shed never let me down 😂
I’d buy my mom flowers. Naming a Roomba would take a lot of thought, I would like to say I would come up with something punny but likely my kids would name it vacuum or something like that 🤣
I’d send flowers to my sister, who’s my bestie and an amazing mom. And I’d name our Roomba Sebastian aka my favorite boy name ever that my husband would never go for.
I would buy flowers for my mom of course! And I would name my DJ Roomba, just like in Parks and Rec. Every time I hear anyone talk about a Roomba, that is all I can think about and it always makes me laugh.
I would send flowers to my mom and mother-in-law. They’re a couple of amazing ladies! I would name a Roomba CORN DIP! It’s a running family joke and yes it must be spelled with all caps and an exclamation point.
I would buy flowers for my stepmom or mil. My roomba would be named Frank – not sure why but it sounds like a good name for a roomba! 😍
We would name our Roomba Waldo. So that the kids are always asking “Where’s Waldo?” Or maybe Carmen San Diego. Because our home is rather large – “Where in the house is Carmen San Diego?!”
With the gift card I would send a huge bouquet to my future daughter-in-law’s momma. That sweet gal is throwing one heck of a wedding and could use some sweetness just for her. Not to mention that for her Mother’s Day she will be traveling to watch her daughter graduate from college just 2 weeks before Wedding Day!!!
I would send flowers to my mom and bonus mom on a random just because day! Wall-eeeeeee would be the name of our roomba!
I would send flowers to my mom and my friend Amy who will be celebrating her first mother’s day!
I would love to win a Roomba and I will name him Bob.
I would buy flowers for my sweet Mom of course! And, I’d name that blessed Roomba Mercy and weep with joy every time I saw her.
I would buy flowers for my mom. I couldn’t do this whole parenting this without her help and I would name my Roomba Clive
I would send flowers to my best friend, who is a far-too-young windowed single mother. I’d name my Roomba Rosie (Jetsons throwback!).
And I would send the Roomba to that best friend, she could use the break!!
I would send flowers to my sweet sister. She’s a brand new mom and this is her first Mother’s Day and she’s doing a kick ass job ! I’d name the Roomba Duke, since that’s a popular name in our house lately and my 18 month old son Kyle thinks that’s his name. Yes, he thinks his name is Duke, it’s so weird. Also- seriously- All we have to do to enter is subscribe? I’ve been a subscriber for years. Happy Mother’s Day to everyone !!
I’d send flowers to my sister and I’d name my roomba fred 😉
I would love to send flowers to my sister. She has had a really rough day with my nephew in the hospital for a complicated surgery. We’ve been preparing for months and today he pulled through fine but the whole waiting game has been super stressful. I’m just so proud of how well she handles everyday with her children. She’s an amazing mom and little sister.
Oh and I would love to name my dirt and dust eating vacumn something like…Donald…because it’s really good at sucking.
Amazing swag bag! I’d send flowers to my lovely Grandmother! And we would probably name our Roomba “Judy Blume-ba”. She would be in good company with our daughter’s lovey, Yeti Van Halen.
I would give the flowers to my mom since she watches my kids everyday while I work. I’m lucky. I know. The Roomba, not sure. Probably Vroomba or something like that.
BTW: I loved your book! I borrowed it to a friend and haven’t seen it again 🙁 but the coffee mug is my work coffee mug and I showed it to everyone.
I would send my mom flowers as a housewarming gift for her new apartment. It will be the first time she’s ever lived by herself. We currently have a Roomba named King Bob, so we’d probably name a new one Big Boss or Stuart to keep the theme.
I’d buy myself a bouquet, my last bouquet was my wedding flowers! I’d name it Bon Bon. Cause I’d eat them while it does the work.