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Disney Honors Moms with Video Tribute—and You Could Win a Winnie-the-Pooh Bouncer in Honor of Mother’s Day!

Cute kids and furry pets—nothing elicits smiles and giggles and a warm feeling in our bellies quite the same way that those two classes of cuddly beings do! It’s why most of us never tire of clicking through Facebook albums of our friends’ newborns (well, okay, I admit to recently hiding the wall updates from one friend who posted mobile uploads of her baby hourly…but that was mostly because of the poop commentary, not the pictures).

In their ever-magical way, Disney hits the jackpot again with their web campaign to celebrate moms on Mother’s Day with a dynamic portfolio of real-mom memories, which they call Disney Baby Magical Moments. You can upload your cherished favorite images of your baby right on their site, and it will be put into rotation in an inspiring web tribute. The pictures and comments move quickly enough to have kept me glued to my screen…for more minutes than I really had to spare!

If you’ve got one minute now, you should click on this heartwarming video tribute featuring magical moments between moms and their babies. Disney has interspersed animated scenes from some of their most iconic movies (from Dumbo to 101 Dalmations) with footage of real families. Think smiles and snuggles and drool and peekaboos and giggles and wiggles!


More than anything, I was touched by the simple message of joy and connection between mothers and their children. Disney offers up a congratulatory nod to everything from late (sleepless) nights to that first moment a mother sets eyes on her baby. As they say,


"here's to":

...snuggling up

for an afternoon nap

...and to dressing up

and going out on the town

Here’s to every milestone


and small

and to every second in between...


I couldn't have said it better myself.


Your chance to win a Winnie-the-Pooh Bouncer

To help make Mother's Day magical for new moms, NYMetroParents has teamed with Disney Baby to give away one Winnie-the-Pooh Bouncer seat, which retails for $49.99. Here's how you can win:

Follow @nymetroparents on Twitter, then tweet #winwinnieNYMP to @nymetroparents

We'll select one winner at random on Monday, May 14. And if you're not the lucky recipient and you're the mom of an infant, what could be a better gift to yourself and your wee one than the gift of peaceful rest that this bouncer is sure to bring (it has 7 melodies with vibration and a toy bar with 5 interactive toys, but most of all, it's adorable!)?!

To my mother-in-law, my grandmother, my mom looking down on us, and every special mother I know: Happy Mother's Day to you all!



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Dawn M. Roode


Dawn M. Roode was formerly editorial director of NYMetroParents, where she launched the award-winning semi-annual magazine Special Parent. She was managing editor at Parenting, BabyTalk, Child, Harper's Bazaar, and Latina magazines. She is a strategic content specialist and currently writes and edits parenting, health, travel, and special needs features for various media outlets. Roode is mom to one son and recently relocated from Brooklyn to the suburbs of New York City. Follow her on Twitter @DawnRoode.

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