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.

As always, you must subscribe to my daily or weekly newsletter to enter. Instructions will be appear in this Sunday’s email and the winner will be revealed the following Sunday.

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.

To enter to win the swag bag, you must be a Mommy Shorts subscriber. If you are not already, you can sign up for my daily or weekly newsletter here.

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.

Good luck!


Congratulations to Kary Glawe! Please email allie@mommyshorts.com to claim your prize!

Additional Teleflora gift card winner: Tara Auflick. Congratulations! Please email allie@mommyshorts.com to claim your prize!