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The Mom Deserves A Break $500 Gift Basket Giveaway

Mom Deserves A Break

It’s TIME.

The kids are back in school and Lakes Area Mom Squad has been working hard to create a giveaway for one lucky Lakes Area  MOM so we can shower her with extra special “pamper me” gifts from Lakes Area business folks.

In the Mom Deserves a Break Basket you will find:

Festive Pink Paper Plates and Matching Pink Napkins from Kelli at Party World (so mom doesn’t have to do dishes!) A $50 value

An Angel Reading from Debbie Endres A $50 value

One hour Massage from Core Healing. A $60 value

A super yummy Samba Sangria Slush Drink Mix Bucket from Shannon Janco and Tastefully Simple A $10 value

Sambra Sangria Slush

FREE Color Service and Haircut from Kari Colleen and Hair Modifications (FREE Hair Service Foil, Color & haircut, anything you like!) A $80 value

TWO Large one-topping Take-n-Bake Pizzas from Rafferty’s!! (so mom doesn’t have to cook!) A $25 value


An Ultimate Facial Party from Kathy Fore and Arbonne for Mom and 4 Friends (I’ve done this. Soooooooo much fun!) This amazing night includes a $50 Arbonne Gift Certificate! A $250 value

Oh-so delicious Pampered Chef Cookbook and Utensils to help future meal prep easier from Jackie Churack!   A $25.00 value

A Coolest-Ever-Big-Giant-Jumbo Pink Utility Tote from 31 and Kari Colleen! I LOVE this Fun on The Run tote that that measures approx.: 11.75″H x 21.5″L x 10″D. A $35 value

Fun on the Run 31 Tote


So far, the total on this colossal Mom Deserves A Break Basket IS…


And it’s GROWING.


MANDATORY: Comment on the Lakes Area Mom Squad Facebook Page to enter to win (look for the contest post)! In your comment, tell me which of the items in the giveaway basket would you be most excited to get.

MANDATORY: The Winner must, MUST be able to PICK-UP this Basket. NO SHIPPING

One Winner will be chosen via Facebook and after midnight on September 22, 2013

Must be 18 years or older and be able to utilize the items in the prize basket.

Winner may be contacted by donating business for follow up information.

Only one comment entry per person allowed.

This contest is in no way affiliated or supported by Facebook.

Winner has 48 hours to claim their prize or another name will be drawn.

Go forth and ENTER 🙂

Local News: Puppets, Freelancers and an AWESOME Giveaway!

As you may know, Kathleen Krueger and myself have been as busy as little bees getting ready for our much anticipated FREElance FREEdom Freelance Success Bootcamp on 9/21. If you’ve ever wanted to know more or explore the options of working from home, this one-day intensive bootcamp seminar is for you!
FREElance FREEdom“Freelance” can be anything from copywriting and magazine article writing to web design and social media support for businesses. Kathleen and I plan to take our combined knowledge and experience and teach participants our tactics, secrets, resources, tools, systems and much more! To get the full scoop on this unique seminar, go to for details or to secure your ticket. Space is limited and ticket sales close 9/14 so don’t delay!

THAT BEING SAID…we want to give one lucky someone the chance to win a ticket to our FREElance FREEdom event (a $50 value)!! The giveaway runs from 9/4 to 9/10 and we’ve made it easey-peasey to enter as well. Simply go to Lakes Area Mom Squad’s Facebook Page and look for the giveaway post. “Like” the post and leave a comment as to what your #1 question is about freelance and working from home. One winner will be chose via on 9/11!!

If you’ve already bought a ticket-no worries. We can’t give you a refund if you win but you can gift your ticket to someone special! Click the link below to enter ASAP!



Puppets, Pottery, and Pastries
Friend and fellow writer Mary Aalgaard is hosting a fun event as well! This Saturday from 10-12:00 come to the Primo Art Spa (323 North 2nd Street) to play with clay, make a sock puppet and create a show, and of course, eat some pastries (probably muffins). You can find more details on Primo Art Spa’s Facebook Page.

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Mom Deserves a Break
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The kids are back in school!! Can I get a “WHOOP WHOOP!”  Though the first day of school is a bittersweet time, I am preettttyyy sure there were many Lakes Area moms pouring a glass of wine and doing the happy dance on Tuesday :)With that in mind, Lakes Area Mom Squad wants to do something special in honor of this moment. I am working to collaborate with area businesses to put together a SUPER NICE “Mom Deserves A Break” Gift Basket filled with “pamper me” just for mom.This is where I need your help; if you are a local business that is willing to donate an item to the basket and get some P.R. for you business I love to include your item in the basket. The giveaway starts 9/15 so I could use your items ASAP. Click the link below for more details and ideas of what I am looking for, but this is a great opportunity to get some visibility for your biz and spread some warm fuzzies to one lucky winner.For those that qualify as a “mom that deserves a break” watch our Facebook Page for updates and for the giveaway itself. More details to come 🙂

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Becky Flansburg
Lakes Area Mom Squad

LAMS Communications/Franticmommy, 13771 Memorywood Dr, Baxter, MN 56465, USA
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FREElance FREEdom Bootcamp Ticket Giveaway!

September is HERE!

That means it’s only a few weeks until our much-anticipated event FREElance FREEdom Freelance Business Success Bootcamp!

FREElance FREEdom

If you have ever wondered what it was like to work from home and make an honest income, this one day informative bootcamp is for you. “Freelance” can be anything from writing for magazines to working for other companies doing admin, bookkeeping or social media tasks from the comfort of your home. Freelance experts Kathleen Krueger and Rebecca Flansburg will combine their knowledge on this subject to bring you one day of powerful information, tools, resources, and guidelines to help you achieve your dream of working from home as a freelancer. More the full scoop on this event, go HERE.

“Freelance” can be anything from writing for magazines to working for other companies doing admin, bookkeeping or social media tasks from the comfort of your home.

Tickets sales have been brisk, but we want to give ONE “lucky someone” the chance to WIN one of our FREElance FREEdom Online Freelance Business Success Bootcamp Tickets!


  • ​*​Giveaway runs from 9/4-9/10. Winner will be chosen on 9/11​​.
  • *Winner receives ONE FREElance FREEdom Bootcamp ticket (a $50 value)​.
  • * One entry per person.
  • * Since this is an in-person seminar, winner must be within driving distance of Brainerd, Minnesota and be able to attend 9/21/13
  • *No refunds will be given if a ticket has already been bought, but you do have the option of gifting your ticket to someone else.
  • *Must be 18 years or older to win.
  • * Family and team members of FREElance FREEdom are not eligible.
  • * Winner has 48 hours to claim prize
  • *Giveaway will occur on Facebook only, on the Lakes Area Mom Squad Facebook Page.
  • Winner will be chosen via

What are you waiting for? Go enter!

Mom Deserves a Break…and I Need Your Help!

I just looked at the calendar and realized that school will be starting in about 12 days.

It’s been a great summer, but I am READY for my beloved ruggers to go back to school. (I’m tired!)

With that in mind, I am thinking about 99.9% of lakes area moms are thinking the same thing and I want to create something special for us mommies as a “thank goodness the kids are back in school” celebration.

I came up with the idea of doing a big giveaway just for moms in conjunction with my Lakes Area Mom Squad blog. Mom Deserves a Break will be a basked filled with “pamper me” type things that any woman would enjoy for local Brainerd Lakes Area businesses.

This basket will be a giveaway via Rafflecopter (or some easy 3rd party application) on the Mom Squad blog and will run for about 10 days. I plan to do only one big giveaway, but I get get great response it would be nice to have some “runner-up” prizes as well.
When I think “pamper me” I think:

  • Pretty smells
  • Massages (“me time”)
  • Yummy Food
  • A little shopping therapy
  • A hot new “do” (hairdo)
  • Mani/pedi
  • Health and nutrition help
  • Flowers!
  • and more

I think you get my drift 🙂

This is where I need your help.

I am looking for businesses who would like to donate something to the Mom Deserves a Break Giveaway basket. It could be free product, free service, or a gift certificate towards something in your biz.

I hope to do this giveaway around 9/15 so I would need commitments and items from participating businesses before 9/13/13.

Any donating business will get a mention on the Mom Squad blog, social media, and of course in the basket itself. It will be a fun and unique event that rewards one lucky mom and generates some P.R for your business as well.

If you would like to participate (and I hope you will) please let me know ASAP. This “flash of brilliance” just came to me last minute (that’s when I seem to best the best ideas) so if you would like your business to participate shoot me an email a: with “Mom Deserves A Break” in the subject line.

Again I want this to showcase LOCAL businesses and business people. Looking forward to hearing back from everyone. Thanks!

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