MAKINGMOMBRITEbadgeWhat would be your ultimate Mother's Day? Are you one of those moms who wants the whole family to do something extra special together? Or would you rather put Dad on diaper duty and flee the house at warp speed for a day of much needed alone time?

Is your favorite gift a homemade card from your kid? Or would you prefer something that's super shiny and needs to be purchased with a credit card?

Today, I'm holding a contest with Britely (a social platform that's let's you easily design fun sharable slideshows) to find out exactly what would make your Mother's Day BRITE. 

One grand prize winner will get a $250 gift certificate to (I'm guessing that would do the trick) just for making a Mother's Day Brite and leaving a comment below.

Wait. What's a Brite, you ask?

Here's a screen shot of one I made called "All I Want for Mother's Day Is…":

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If you flip the pages, you'll see it includes things like a toddler that sleeps until noon and a magical dusting unicorn. (Who wouldn't want one of those??)



Making the Brites is easy— all you have to do is type in what images you want, select a photo, add some text, move on to the next page and VOILA! You have created a Brite.

You could even make a virtual shopping guide with not-so-subtle hints and send it directly to your husband. How efficient is that?

Better yet— your Brites are not being graded. Anyone who makes a half-assed attempt at one will be entered to win.

But if you can't find it within yourself to create a Brite, you can still win one of four $50 Amazon gift cardsby coming to the Mommy Shorts "Make Mom Brite" twitter party!

At 9-10pm EST on May 10th, we'll be talking about your ultimate Mother's Day, giving away prizes and announcing the SpaFinder winner under the hashtag #MakeMomBrite.  

Joining me as co-hosts for the party are the hilarious Nicole (@ninjamomblog) and Kim (@LetMeStart). We will also be joined by Alicia (@napshappen), Allison (@motherhoodWTF) and Susan (@NoDomesticDiva).

These are some very funny people who will make sure this is not your average run-of-the-mill twitter party. Even if you don't win a prize, I can guarantee some colorful commentary.

I hope you can join us!

But even if you can't, you still have a shot at the grand prize…


1) Go to and make a Brite about Mother's Day. Put it under the "Making Mom Brite!" category (you'll see this option when you've finished). Then come back and leave a comment with a link to the Brite.

For additional entries…

2) Like Britely on Facebook and then leave a second comment below.

3) Like Mommy Shorts on Facebook and then leave a third comment below.



Time: 9-10pm EST on May 10th

Sponsor: Britely (@Britelyapp)

Hashtag: #MakeMomBrite

Topic: Your Ultimate Mother's Day

Prizes: One $250 SpaFinder gift card, four $50 Amazon gift cards

Hosts: @mommyshorts@ninjamomblog@LetMeStart

Moderators: @napshappen@motherhoodWTF@NoDomesticDiva

RSVP: Please fill out Mr. Linky below. Use your twitter handle as your name and your twitter url as your url. (Example: @mommyshorts,

If you'd like to help promote the party (the winner of the first $50 Amazon gift card will be chosen from those who promoted the party), just tweet the line below before May 10th:

Join @MommyShorts & @BritelyApp for a twitter party celebrating MOTHER'S DAY on Thurs 5/10, 9pm EST #MakeMomBrite RSVP