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Countdown to 1 Million Page Views with Giveaways!

Celebration Giveaways for 1 Million Page Views

PickyKidPix, my 10-year-old daughter, has a lot of marketing ideas for my blog. When she heard that I was approaching 1 million page views — we both check our traffic a lot! — she freaked out.

“You must do a big giveaway!”

And she had lots of ideas. Apparently CuteGirlHairStyles does lots of interesting social media marketing.

So, I put her in charge and this is what she planned for me.


Yes, I have picked winners thus far who have supported my blog. First winner is for ….

5000th Comment

This goes to … June B-M. (Do you have a U.S. mailing address? Sorry, due to the expense I can only ship to U.S. and Canada but I can send to a relative or a friend).


Please join me in congratulating my second winner for …

Most Prolific Commenter

Winner is … Ann of Doodles and Jots and a BIG thank you for her support!

doodles and jots

The third prize winner is for  …

Comment #5555

A comment of such repetitive numeric sequence deserves recognition. I hit this on Valentine’s Day, otherwise known as International Book Giving Day, which is my preferred celebratory event.

Goes to Iowa Farmer’s Wife. Thank you for hosting Linkys like Sunday Showcase and taking time to comment on the scores of linked up posts!

Iowa Farmer's Wife

I’ll be awarding more prizes when I hit 1 million page views to a random commenter on the day I hit it.

Will these winners please contact me with the prize package that they want? Please choose Prize Box 1, 2, 3 or 4. I will get them right out to you!


I will be hosting a Rafflecopter for the remaining two prizes.


Thank You Packages

We are sending each winner goody boxes of children’s books and items from The Container Store!

Prize Box #1: Toddler and Preschool

(This was claimed by Mama Smiles)


Prize Box #2: Global Citizen

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Prize Box #3: Tweeny Fun
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Prize Box #4: Multicultural Messages

(This was claimed by Doodles and Jots)

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Grand Prize Box #5: Container Store Bonanza with Lots of Kids’ Books

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This is the Rafflecopter Giveaway. I’ll draw the winner on the day that I hit 1 million page views.

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Finally, I want to thank my top commenters. It’s your comments that make my blog a community. You will each be receiving a short stack of books I will hand pick for you.

Top 5 Commenters

Thank you’s are in order for all of you lovely ladies! Thank you, thank you, thank you for taking time to comment with thoughtful, helpful and insightful comments. Your dialog helps to keep me blogging! You make my day each and every time you leave a comment!

 Artchoo 112 COMMENTS
 vanita 82 COMMENTS
 maryanne @ mama smiles 53 COMMENTS

Thank you all for supporting my blog! It’s been a wonderful bloggy journey and I am grateful to each one of you who took time to come to my blog. Thank you deeply!

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Alexandra

    Congratulations on your big numbers! That must be an amazing feeling πŸ™‚
    And congrats to Ann, too, she is awesome πŸ™‚
    Going for 2 millions now! πŸ™‚
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  2. That’s a fantastic set of goodies and a fantastic ‘almost’ achievement-1 million page views is awesome!

  3. Wow! Congratulations on the HUGE milestone. Way to go. My daughter just followed your daughter’s blog, too! Here’s to a million more for you.
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  4. As for topics. I’m not sure I can offer you anything more than the great posts you already have!
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  5. This is such a fabulous milestone coming up. I am so happy for you PragmaticMom!!

    And what a bright 10-year old daughter you have!

    I don’t want to break your bank or anything, but she deserves a little something too … me thinks! πŸ™‚


    Read Aloud Dad
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  6. Maria Gianferrari

    What an insightful and savvy daughter you have–a future entrepeneur in the making!

    Thanks for all of your great content, and other giveaways!

    Congrats on the milestone–that’s impressive!

    • Hi Maria,
      She is a kick-in-the-pants, that’s for sure. Her goal in life is to become a billionaire. She already tells me that she won’t be visiting me much in my old age because she will be quite busy but she will pay for any medical assistance I need. Hmmm… she thinks this is quite funny too! I guess it’s good that I have three kids because the other two promise to visit one. One says he will live with me forever.
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  7. Congratulations on achieving such a significant milestone! Your posts are ALWAYS interesting and informative. Keep up the good work. You already have a great partner in such a talented daughter following in your footsteps!

  8. Nadine Cruz-Saubert

    Oh i have my eyes on prize box 5. I have gotten great ideas on this blog. Love it.

  9. Valerie

    Congratulations on the impending milestone! I’d like to see more posts about books for 7 year old girls and 8 year old boys. πŸ™‚

  10. Love all of your book recommendations – How about Story time places in and around Boston? I know we used to love those when my children were young.
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  11. Don’t add me to the giveaway, but I just wanted to say congratulations and thanks for hosting Little Pickle Press blog book tour stops – you’re one of my favorite parenting blogs even though I don’t drop by nearly often enough!

  12. Dianne

    Character Building resources and activities.

  13. Ashley Nelson

    Love this giveaway! Love your blog!

  14. Elle Carter Neal

    Oh how awesome! Congratulations πŸ™‚

    Now you’ve got me thinking I should go and dig out my stats. I have no idea how many page views I’m at.
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  15. Happy almost 1 million page views!!! I love that your daughter is helping you turn this into a marketing endeavor!

    As for post topics, I really enjoy what you have so far. I would love to hear more about your experiences running small businesses.
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  16. Jeanette Nyberg

    This is great and super and amazing and wonderful! Picky Kid Pix needs to come on over and figure out some marketing plans for my blog now.

    A million pageviews is AMAZING! Congratulations and you should most likely have a big old party at your house with cake.
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  17. Congratulations on your great accomplishment!
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  18. Kim

    Congrats on doing such a great job. I don’t follow too many
    blogs– actually only two: yours and capability mom. HA!
    I think you both do the 12 days of x-mas gift ideas which is
    fantastic. I got my husband into Tommy Bahama clothing thanks to you. πŸ™‚
    Love the book lists and ideas to keep my boys reading!
    maybe future topics: bullies, peer pressure or Birds and the Bees books
    for boys age 10+ ( just found one called It’s not the Stork. Would love other ideas).Keep up the good work! Your daughter is doing a super job marketing for you!
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  19. Ruth Hill

    This is the first time I have ever been on your blog. Maybe you could give us personal stories. You probably already do, but I just found you blog!
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  20. Janice

    Congratulations on such a significant milestone!
    Suggestion for a topics – bullying and self-esteem.
    Thanks for all the great posts! Keep them coming, I love reading your ideas and literary inspirations.

  21. Renee C.

    Congrats Mia! That is a huge milestone. I love the way your daughter thinks! lol I always love reading your articles and look forward to many, many more. Our kids are close in age and gender so your articles are usually such a great fit to my needs. As my son is becoming an independent reader, I’ll be looking for book recommendations for his age that combine an interesting story and a bit of a challenge in terms of vocabulary and grammar. Thanks! πŸ™‚
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  22. Ann

    Yay for Pragmatic Mom and one million views and yay for ME most comments!!! Thank you so much I love your blog!!!

    My first choice is #4 because I see it has Conference of the Birds (love that) then #2. But all the prize packs look awesome! Thanks again!!!
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  23. MJ

    I would love more book activities/extensions.

  24. Vi

    congrats! πŸ˜€ nice giveaway ideas from your daughter!

  25. Congratulations, Mia: you work hard on your blog. Well deserved!
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  26. Yay! Congrats, well deserved! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, here’s hoping.
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  27. Anne

    Congratulations! Loving your blog! How about blogging about building your blog and promoting it?

  28. How exciting for you! And I love, love, love that your daughter came up with this idea! So cool that she gets excited about your blog and wanted to take part in the celebration!

    • Thanks so much OneMommy. To be truthful, my kids find my blogging a little annoying so I am always excited when they take an interest. She was thrilled that I used her suggestions and that readers complimented her. She does have great ideas. I didn’t do all of them; some were too ambitious for me. Shhh, don’t tell my middle kid.
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  29. Congrats on 1 million views. What an achievement. Wonder how much of this goes to the 10 year old girl? – kidding πŸ™‚
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  30. Great Blog! Not sure about future topics though, can’t think of any.

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