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Contest: What Makes Your Family Special?

30 August 2010 26 Comments

Every family is special. We want to hear what makes your family unique, awesome, and super cool. Share why you think your family is great with us by doing ONE of the following (if you do more than one, they count as bonus entries).

  • post a YouTube video or photos of your family on our Facebook Fan page
  • send us an email about your family with photos to moms@newbornfree.com

One family will win a $150 gift certificate to a local restaurant and a BornFree Prize Pack full of bottles, TwistN’Pop Straw Cups, Trainer Cups, Pacifiers and more from BornFree!

Three finalists will be chosen and a winner will be voted on by our Facebook community!

Good luck!


  • brittany b. said:

    we have our rough spots but we always seem to make it through them and we do whatever it takes to raise our daughter with the loving care she needs. with God all things are possible- she has made our relationship stronger in so many ways she truly is a blessing

  • Leyna said:

    A family needs love, comfort, support, honesty, excitement, joy, and most importantly time to spend with each other! We know how special time spent with each other is, and how not to take any of that time for granted, because my husband is in the United States Air Force. We have a 3-year-old and 5-month-old, and our oldest knows daddy can be called up for action at any moment. Time is something we can all find ourselves taking for granted, but one thing that the military has taught us is time is extremely valuable. We have already been faced with a year deployment, and very grateful for modern technology. Again, so thankful we had the time to webcam while daddy was overseas. He never missed a moment of our first born’s greatest achievements.

    We have definitely faced many ups and downs since the day we said “I do” in August 2006 with the moves, the deployments, the schedule changes, etc. However, with those “downs” we have learned our most valuable life lessons. No matter what the circumstances, we go on to love, comfort, support, be honest, provide joy and excitement, and most importantly provide time to our wonderful family.

  • Mary Kate Corbyons said:

    Our family is special because of our son. He was born at 29 weeks and spent 7 weeks in the NICU. Eli is now 9 months old and shows us everyday how special our family is! He is such a blessing and we are a happy little family.

  • Erin Moya said:

    Our family is special because my son was born with Spina Bifida and it has made us stronger, closer, and better human beings. He is a miracle…at 18 months, he just took his first steps. More importantly, he is happy and healthy and brings people closer together.

  • Crissy said:

    We’re a foster family. We’ve fostered eight children and have adopted one. We have an infant right now whom we’ve had since the day after she was born. She’ll be six weeks on Thursday. Whatever God’s plan is for her, we’ll just have to wait and see.

  • stacie said:

    I dont think any family is more special then the other. I think it takes LOVE. Our little babies thats all they need is love. Its so scary coming into this crazy world to them. They depend on us for everything, to eat, to be changed, to go to sleep, and to feel safe. Its our job as parents to keep our kids safe and comfortable and LOVED. I think thats what makes any family special. Even if your poor or rich it doesnt matter as long as you show these babies how much you love them and cherish every part of them. We make sure our kids know we love them and will do anything for them. Our family is special because we love each other to peices and that will NEVER change.

    I will share a family photo on facebook =)

  • stacie said:

    I shared on facebook

  • Megan Rockenbach said:

    My husband and I both come from a badly broken home, and have never thought that we would find ever lasting love like we have! And we actually fell in love at first site. The moment I saw him I told him I was going to marry him someday! And here we are almost 5 years later with two beautiful kids and happily married! I am just s glad that with both of us coming from horrible hardships and not really knowing if love is something that we know or will ever find! I love my life and I feel so blessed that were happy and our kids will never feel the same heartach!

  • Heather Sand said:

    what makes my family special is the love we share. I have two older stepsons 18 and 13 and a nine month old baby boy. each week on Sunday we have a homemade meal together, eat, laugh, and enjoy each others company

  • Katy G. said:

    What makes my family awesome is that everything we do is built upon love, dedication, and communication! We have a 7 month old baby girl that we love very much. Every family has its ups and downs and we as a family have great communication. We talk about everything and let each other know what were feeling. We want to raise our baby girl up to know love and the value of family! We are blessed everyday as a family because we are happy, healthy and full of LOVE!! :)

  • shannon said:

    I think what really makes my family special is that we are truly invested in each others happiness. We love to spend as much time together as we possibly can. But the best part is, when something goes wrong, there is a safety net there to catch each other.

  • Kami said:

    My family is special because we have a bond that will never be broken. My husband and I were high school sweethearts and got married two years after we gradutaed. We both always dreamed of having children and when we got pregnant we were over the moon. However our joy was shortlived when we lost our little one at 14 weeks. We went on to have three more withing the next 2 years. My sister adn brother in law watched and went through each agonizing loss. After four miscarriages my sister offered to be our surrogate. A year later we have our beautiful Addison. She is the best thing that God has ever given us. Our lives are now complete just because I was blessed with such and awesome sister and family. My sister and I have always been very close but this gift has only brought our family closer together. My husband and I will never be able to thank her enough or repay her for making our dreams come true.

  • patricia kolb said:

    just having so much family around is what makes my family so special. I feel so blessed to be so close to my uncles, aunts, grandma, parents and sisters and I hope that as my children grow up, that that special bond will continue to grow and flourish. It is common these days to focus more on work than family, and I feel blessed to know the power of family and family time together.

  • Sarah said:

    My family is special because at the end of the day, no matter what has happened in the day, we have each other—nothing is ever gone through alone…our children are picking up on this unique quality already. Nothing is ever that bad because we have eachother.

  • Sarah Martin said:

    My family is special because I married my high school sweetheart. We have been married 11 years and it just keeps getting better. We both just turned 30 this summer. We have 5 children ages 7 and under. I homeschool the older 2. We are super close and we love doing fun activities together!
    I posted this with a photo on your facebook page.

  • Michelle said:

    My family is special, because my husband and I come from many different cultures. My husband is Hispanic, and I am Filipino, Scottish, German, Spanish, and English. Our daughter is such a beautiful mix of these cultures!

  • Michelle said:

    I shared on Facebook.

  • Elizabeth Keller said:

    Our family is such a wonderfully special family! Enjoying each other company is so important. You want to be around people who want to be around you. We’re loving and kind towards each other (most of the time!) but we also have a lot of fun together! Being creative helps as well as not sweating the small stuff. Legos are a huge deal in our house, and creative juices flow like crazy when we start building. After speding a long time on a project, they don’t want to take it down right away, so we’ll let them “clean it up” later in the week so they can admire their creation. It’s nice to find things the whole family loves and can do together!

  • Marcella Cook said:

    What make our family so special is that we had a long way to get to where we are. We’ve been married 3 1/2 years and have a 16 month old son. My husband is currently dealing with a TBI from Iraq, so at times it can be very stressful. But, with each other, we can get through anything.

  • Megs M said:

    My little family is a very special thing to me. My fiance and I have been together for almost 6 years. Our daughter is just 4 months old and is the best surprise that has ever happened to us.

  • Jill S said:

    My family is special because we know how blessed we are. Ten years ago, if you told me that I would be a mom to 3 boys with another baby on the way, I would have said you were crazy. Now, I just feel so blessed!

  • Lindsey Savalli said:

    My family is special because no matter how hard things may get, how crazy life can be, or how stressed and hectic our worlds seem to get at the end of the end of every day we have each other. We just look at the smile of our 11 month old baby boy and everything stops and we know that having the three of us together is all that matters ! We may not have the biggest house or drive the fanciest cars. We may eat mac and cheese out of the box for dinner instead of having a gourmet meal prepared for us by our personal chef, we may take a vacation in our back yard rather than the French Riviera, we may not have more money than we know what to do with ! But we do have one thing – Our Family ! In 100 years from now its going to matter what material things we possessed its that I made in a difference in the life of my child and my family ! -Lindsey Savalli

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