This post is sponsored by Fisher-Price. Be sure to read on for a fabulous chance to win!
I know you know exactly what I mean. One minute you’re up – riding the high of you baby’s first smile or coo – and the next you’re in the depths of despair as your preschooler spends the whole night throwing up. Or, you get to school and bundle the baby and kindergartener out of the car… high five, you’re actually on time for once…only to realise you’ve forgotten the school bag!
From the moment we first suspect we might just be pregnant we jump onboard this rollercoaster of emotions that is quite simply, being a parent. And the daily ups and downs don’t end with the morning sickness or the irrationally emotional hormones of pregnancy, in fact I am convinced they are just the training ground for what is still to come!
There is so much joy in being a parent – the smiles and laughs, first steps and words, hugs and snuggles, and sloppy, open-mouthed baby kisses, something I could never fully fathom before I became one myself. The flipside of this unique, emotional bond is the everyday hard stuff – the overtiredness, the often overwhelming feelings of self doubt, the sense of isolation and the frustration of those groundhog days when you are over it all and just want to escape!
In recognition of this emotional rollercoaster, leading infant and preschool toy brand, Fisher-Price, has recently launched a new brand campaign – Overjoyed, Overwhelmed – to celebrate the experiences of expectant and new parents by encouraging them to connect and share both the highs and lows of their own parenting journeys.
With the campaign motto, “All moments are worth sharing,” Fisher-Price understands the value of parents connecting. Their own research found that nearly 90% of all Mums share their parenting experiences via social media sites such as Facebook, and that one third of new mums look to online communities when they are feeling overwhelmed. Findings I am not at all surprised by as through blogging and my own involvement with social media I have certainly come to realise that whatever your particular parenting style, whatever challenge you are facing right now, wherever you are on this journey, there are others right where you are, feeling just like you do, all around in the world.
I am pleased to announce that I will be working closely with Fisher-Price as an ambassador for the Overjoyed, Overwhelmed campaign. This means more great Childhood 101 play ideas and parenting tips mixed in with a range of fun Fisher-Price product reviews and giveaways, and to celebrate our exciting, new partnership one lucky Australian reader will win a wonderful box of Fisher-Price joy!
Bring a smile to the faces of your little people – win a box of Fisher-Price joy!
One lucky Australian reader will win 1 x Rainforest Friends Gym, 1 x Rock A Stack and 1 x Chatter Phone (AJ loves both the Rock A Stack and the Chatter Phone!)
Entry is simple. This is a game of skill and entries will be judged based on creativity and originality. Leave a comment on this post sharing:
How do you keep from feeling overwhelmed in the face of your everyday parenting challenges?
Open to Australian entries only. Entries close 25th July 2013. Full terms and conditions here.