Winner of the American Dream Nursery Giveaway

We had an amazing response to our American Dream Nursery Giveaway from BabyTalk 360, Echelon and Sopora.  We asked you “what it means to be a great parent” and received a plethora of heart-felt responses.  Congratulations to Amy Pugmire, our winner of the giveaway, garnering the most votes for her response.  Take a read!

I never knew how fulfilling life could be until I had my first child! I think two of the most important things you can give your child is; unconditional love and living what you teach! To love your child unconditionally is knowing they WILL make mistakes, but through mutual love and respect, it will be okay.
My father just passed away from cancer and I can say he was nothing short of a GREAT parent! Until the day he died, he was constantly looking for ways to help and serve others—whether it was bringing cupcakes to other chemotherapy patients, opening doors for strangers, or just sharing his big smile! I’ve tried to pass my dad’s amazing example on to my children, because he lived what he taught!

I’m teaching my 4 year old how she can serve her younger sister and brother by helping them clean up or by singing to them. I’ve noticed a huge difference in her mood when she helps and feels involved. Like her “Papa,” she is already learning to be a good example.

Being a great parent means making sure each one of your children feels loved and gets the attention they need. When my youngest daughter was born, my daughter Ava felt very left out and displaced. I tried to help her through this transition by telling her how glad I was that she was the big sister and was such a good helper, and how very much she was loved!

It’s so important to be consistent, listen to, and praise them. Help them feel safe, spend quality time with them and most important, TEACH BY EXAMPLE! I have come to realize that as a parent, I am learning far more than I am teaching—and maybe that’s what makes a great parent?



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Dealer Spotlight: Guys & Dolls

This week we are featuring Guys & Dolls Furniture in the Denver, Colorado area.


13280 E Mississippi Ave

Aurora, CO 80012
(720) 748-4300

Guys & Dolls Furniture in Aurora, Colorado was founded in 1953 by civil engineer and inventor Len Rivkin who designed and patented the first Children’s car seat. 54 years later the business is now operated by 3 generations at the same time, Len’s son Bart, and grandson Jason. The store is a true testament to the “American Dream”; the ability to become prosperous and provide for a family through hard work and determination.

What makes your store unique?

We’re the largest children’s furniture store in Colorado that shows over 75 cribs from different styles and companies.  We strive to make this an enjoyable experience with wonderful customer service that allows customers to come back.

What do you love most about the juvenile industry?

What we love best is guiding parents to the right company (like Muniré)  that meets their needs and guiding  them to wonderful products that they will be content with, as well as sharing this special moment on their new addition to the family.

The sleek and modern Muniré Urban Collection shown in Espresso and White is a customer favorite.

The classically styled Echelon Cambridge Collection in Glazed White is an American-made favorite for customers.

If you’re in the Denver area, visit them and make your nursery dreams a reality!

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American Dream Nursery Giveaway

Want a chance to win a $3,500 prize package  from Sopora and Echelon? Then, enter our American Dream Nursery Giveaway today and you could win on April 22nd, 2012.

Winners will be announced on the BabyTalk 360 Program on April 22, 2012.

In honor of moms and dads everywhere, tell us why you will be a great parent or what being a great parent means to you and you’ll be entered in our dream nursery giveaway.


Working in conjunction with BabyTalk 360 one lucky winner will receive the beautiful Cambridge Collection Suite: Crib, Double Dresser and Hutch from Echelon .  This elegant collection is made in the USA and offers a high quality modern Bordeaux finish–perfect for any nursery.

To make this dream complete, Sopora  is offering their finest crib mattress: the Ultimate.  This six inch deep, dual sleep surface mattress features medical grade, eco-friendly foams including an Open Flow Visco foam on the toddler side.  Unique features like flat Baby Safe seams, Quality (non-plastic) ticking, and fireproof, waterproof, bed bug proof, even dust mite proof design make this the perfect complement to your new furniture. The winner will also receive Sopora’s organic cotton crib mattress cover, our contoured changing table pad, and premium changing pad cover.

How can you enter to win?  Follow these three simple steps.

1) “Like” us on Facebook:

Follow these links to like each of our contest partners and “Like” us today.  You must like all pages for entry.

2) Tell us in 300 words or less, “What it means to be a great parent”.  Or, if you’re nominating someone you love, “Why they will be a great parent.”  Post your entries here in the comments section or email them to

3) Visit the Nursery Chatter blog again beginning April 15th to see if your entry was chosen by our partners.  If it was, invite all of your friends and family to vote like crazy.  The entry with the most votes by Midnight on April 21st, 2012 will win the Dream Nursery Giveaway package!

The rules:

1)      All entries must be received by midnight EST on 4/14/2012.

2)      All entries will be reviewed by the marketing partners of this giveaway and six will be selected for voting beginning 4/15/2012.

3)      Voting will begin on 4/15/2012 at noon, EST.

4)      Votes will be restricted to two votes per IP address per day during the voting period.

5)      The entry receiving the most votes by midnight EST on 4/21/2012 will win the complete Dream Nursery Giveaway package. In case of tie, marketing partners will select one winner.

6)      All nominated parents or entrants must be over 18 years of age by April 22nd, 2012.

7)      All entrants or nominated parents must reside in the United States or Canada.

8)      All essays, whether selected for voting or not, become the property of Nursery Chatter and may be used in marketing materials or future promotions.

9)      Winner will be required to pay any applicable taxes.

10)   Prize will be shipped to the closest Echelon authorized dealer to winner’s address.  Winner will be responsible for transport from that pickup location.

11)   Winner will be required to submit a photo and name for publicity use.

12)   No cash value


Dealer Spotlight: Great Beginnings

This week, we are featuring Great Beginnings in our Dealer Spotlight.  They have A LOT to offer, read for yourself about their HUGE store where you will find all things baby!


18501 N. Frederick Road

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Tell us about your store, what customers can expect and what makes you unique?

Great Beginnings is the single-largest baby store in the United States and has successfully been in business for over twenty years. Rated consistently each year as one of the Top 19 Baby Stores in America by the “Baby Bargains Book”, we provide our customers with a level of customer service and product selection that no other local store can offer.

Established in 1990, our family-owned 80,000 square foot Baby & Children’s Design Center is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20 northwest of Washington, DC and just a short drive from Northern Virginia.

We feature the largest and most complete selection of baby to teen furniture, infant products and accessories found anywhere. Our huge showroom displays over 150 complete and fully decorated room vignettes which include cribs, beds, dressers, desks, changing tables, glider rockers, and much more. In addition, we carry the most comprehensive inventory of baby accessories, strollers, baby and teen bedding, car seats, high chairs, and more.

Great Beginnings is more than just another baby store. We are a nationally recognized leader in baby and children’s products with a reputation for exceptional customer service, unparalleled product knowledge and expertise as well as one of the largest and most complete selections of baby to teen furniture, infant products and accessories found anywhere. We look forward to seeing you soon!!

The store’s popular Muniré Urban Collection offers a fresh twist on contemporary design

The rich style of the Echelon Cambridge Collection is a huge hit in the Glazed White finish.

What do you love most about the industry?

Being able to work with such amazing customers during such an exciting time in their lives.

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