featured in Daily Herald

Sweet! The Chicagoland Daily Herald featured my businesses, e-boutique and parenting resource site, for being a top winner in’s Leading Moms in Business Contest. We came in #17 out of the top 200 Leading Mom run businesses, thanks to all of the votes from customers and fans. Thank you, everyone!

Check out the article and let me know what you think. Thanks Daily Herald!

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5th Anniversary Contest is Closed

We wanted to thank everyone who participated in the’s 5th Anniversary Giveaway Contest. The contest is now closed and we will be choosing and notifying the winner on Monday.

Please sign up for our new Chocolate Cake Moments monthly email where we’ll keep you up to date on all of our family fun posts and contests. The sign up box is on the right column. Or become a Chocolate Cake Club and Chocolate Cake Moments fan on Facebook. We post the most up-to-date information, recommend fun finds, and run Facebook-only contests frequently. We don’t want you to miss out.

Thank you for helping us to celebrate our Anniversary. Please tell everyone you know about and so we can continue to help busy families have more fun together for another 5 years.

Sue Kirchner
Chief Fun Officer – Simple & Creative Ideas for More Family Fun!

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Winner in Leading Moms in Business Contest

We were just notified that we were a winner in’s Leading Moms in Business Contest. We came in #17 out of 200 winners. (We moved up from #28 last year. Yeah!) We just wanted to give a big hug and thank you to everyone who was voting for us. We greatly appreciate it.

Click here to see all of the winners.

Off to celebrate … with chocolate, of course.

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Win Some Toys and Go Play Outside!

It’s Week 3 of our sister site’s’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebration! In addition to our Grand Prize Giveaway, (we are giving one lucky family $125 worth of family fun products), all month long we are giving away one fun product every week to a lucky Facebook Fan. This week, please “Like” our Chocolate Cake Moments Fan Page. (We’ve been adding some great new fans to our Chocolate Cake Club Fan Page and now we want to share the joy by adding more Chocolate Cake Moment Fans.)

This week, to help celebrate Earth Day, we’re giving away some fabulous toys that will get your kids to Go Play Outside! Choose either the Green Toys Eco-Friendly Recycling Truck or our incredibly popular Handlebar Horse Kids Bike Accessory.

Green Toys Recycling Truck

The Green Toys Eco-Friendly Recycling Truck is so cool! Not only because your little one will have fun pretending to recycle and save the earth, but because this incredibly durable toy is made from 100% recycled milk jugs. How cool is that?

Handlebar Horse Bike Accessory

What little girl wouldn’t love to transform her bike into a beautiful white horse? She can with the Handlebar Horse Bike Accessory which includes a plush horse head that makes horsey sounds, and a beautiful tail. The Handlebar Horse was all the inspiration my daughter needed to learn how to ride her bike without training wheels.

Either toy will have your kids out the door and ready to play outside. Enter to win one for yourself or give as a birthday gift to some lucky little kid.

OK! OK! How do I win?
Head on over to Facebook, become a CCM Fan if you aren’t already, and answer our giveaway question by commenting on the giveaway post or posting on our wall – What are your favorite family traditions?

Enter now, winner will be randomly drawn from all Fans who answer the question by 8 p.m. CST Sunday, April 24th. Once notified, winner will choose either the Recycling Truck or Handlebar Horse. There will be a new Facebook-only prize next week and don’t forget to enter our Grand Prize Giveaway – a Year’s Worth of Chocolate Cake Moments for your family.

Good Luck!

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Win a Year’s Worth of Family Fun!

It’s our sister site the’s 5 Year Anniversary and we’re so EXCITED to celebrate with you. We want to thank everyone for supporting us over the past 5 years – customers and fans. So to celebrate our birthday, we’re giving away gifts.

During the month of April, enter our Anniversary Contest to win a Year’s Worth of “Chocolate Cake Moments” for your family with a grand prize package worth over $125.

In case you didn’t know, at, we are passionate about helping busy families have more fun together. We search high and low for the best kids cooking kits, kids travel gear, arts & craft sets, games the whole family enjoys, and toys that your kids get to experience with family and friends. For the contest, we have picked one of our favorite products from each of those 5 categories to give to one lucky winner. Since these prizes can be used over and over, your family will get a year’s worth of smiles.

But wait, there’s more! Every week we’ll be giving away one of our family fun products to one lucky Fan on our Facebook Fan Page so make sure you “Like” us here for your chance to win. We’ll give the instructions for how to enter the weekly giveaway in our Facebook post. (You thought we were going to give away Ginzu knives, didn’t you?)

Prize Package Details:

  • Cooking with Kids – 1 Playful Chef Cookie & Cupcake Kit
  • Travel Gear – 1 Family Road Trip Box of Questions by The Box Girls
  • Arts & Crafts – 1 Alex Toys’ Giant Art Jar which has everything you need for a year’s worth of art projects
  • Family Games – 1 Order’s Up Diner Game by Gamewright
  • Experience Toys – 1 Be Amazing’s Test Tube Discoveries Fun Science Kit
  • A $25 Gift Certificate to to grab even more fun gifts for your family

It’s a prize package worth $125.00 but a year’s worth of fun with your family is truly priceless! But hurry, contest ends April 30th, 2011!

Click here for details and to enter. Good Luck!

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