by Jill Piwko



[note] Thank you to all of these local businesses who generously donated prizes for this Virtual Baby Shower.  [/note]


At, we’re excited to kick-off our first Virtual Baby Shower for the expecting mom!  Whether a first time mom-to-be or a seasoned mom growing her family, once the new baby arrives, the new mom is on full-time duty.

That’s why we’re doing this Virtual Baby Shower… to give expecting moms a chance to savor her pregnancy in a few special ways. This giveaway is open to any mom-to-be currently expecting a baby. The baby cannot be already born. 

We’ve got an awesome prize pack lined up from a number of great local businesses. We thank them for their donations to this prize package. If you’re out at their business, please mention that you saw their donation to this prize pack.

Virtual Baby Shower Prizes

A run-down of the prizes in this Virtual Baby Shower package include the following:




Breastfeeding Class from Birth Kalamazoo


Birth Kalamazoo is devoted to helping you have a great birth and early parenting experience! We offer birth and postpartum doulas, breastfeeding and natural birth classes, birth photography, community events, and birth doula training. We are all about nurturing and supporting new moms!


Prize includes: A free three-hour breastfeeding class for you and a support person; offered February 3 or April 15, 2015.

Prize value: $45





Little Peanut Photography Session With Melissa Gregersen Photography

Melissa Gregersen Photography is a boutique style photography studio specializing in babies and families. Their focus is always on creative photography, fabulous quality and an even better customer experience. The studio is located in the historical Rose Street Market Building in downtown Kalamazoo. They provide photography services in studio and on location to cater everyone’s unique style of life. If you mention you are coming from KZOOkids, Melissa and staff have a special extra gift just for you.


Studio Address: 303 N. Rose Street Suite 320 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-512-5634

Prize includes: A Free Little Peanut Session or $50 off a baby, child, or family session

Prize value: $50


Prenatal Pedicure or Prenatal Message

Thrive is located in a tranquil, park-like setting on 8 beautiful acres. Our guest enjoy the indoor amenities of our contemporary yet quaint, 5,500 square foot spa.

Inside, you’ll fine privacy and conveniences including separate women’s and men’s floor, a sauna, deluxe showers, relaxation rooms, lockers and multiple salon stations.

Built in 1884, Thrive is a historic landmark that blends old world charm with state-of-the art equipment. Rich woodwork and slate floors add warmth and beauty. Thrive Day Spa and Styling Salon offers a full line-up of spa services including body message, facials, manicures, pedicures as well as styling solutions including haircuts, styling, and coloring services.


Facebook page: Thrive Day Spa and Styling Lounge

Business address: 9153 East D Ave, Richland, MI 49083 | 269-629-0009

Prize includes: A choice of either a prenatal pedicure or a prenatal message.

Prize value: $70



5 Movie Passes To Baby Day At the Alamo Drafthouse

Have you heard about Baby Day at the Alamo Drafthouse? Each Tuesday, Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo welcomes parents to Baby Day, in which we set aside most of our early matinees for moms, dads, caregivers and little ones. At a Baby Day screening, the sound is a little lower and the lights are a little brighter so that it’s easier to bring a baby with you. Check our website ( each Tuesday and look for the “BD” designation on particular shows. Then settle in to relax and watch a new movie with your little moviegoer!


Business address: 180 Portage St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 | 269-532-7990

Prize includes: 5 movies passes to the Alamo Drafthouse

Prize value: $35

How To Enter

To enter to win this amazing package of prizes, expectant moms need to leave a comment telling us what their due date is and why they are excited to win the Virtual Baby Shower.

An extra entry will be given to any expectant mom that signs up for our e-newsletter. (Indicate that you signed up for the e-newsletter in a separate comment.)

One entry plus one extra entry per person only. This contest will close on August 6, 2014.

*All opinions are my own.  This contest will close on August 6, 2014 and winner will be notified via email.  No purchase necessary to enter the contest.  Leaving a comment on this blog post is not a requirement of entry. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used to enter the contest and notify winners. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household. Entrants may also enter the contest by sending an email to containing their name, address, phone number and email address along with the words: Virtual Baby Shower in the subject line. KalamazooKids’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

By | 2014-12-19T07:35:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Newly Published, Win!|51 Comments

About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.


  1. Sara July 23, 2014 at 6:47 am

    My sister would be the perfect person to win this gift basket. She is currently pregnant with her third baby and is due on October 2nd. She stays home with her other two children (4 and 1) while also running an in home daycare. She rarely gets any time to herself and I think this would be a perfect present for her. She is always so busy with all the little kiddos that I don’t think she has much time to really enjoy her current pregnancy. Please consider my sister, Tara, for your giveaway.

    • Jill P July 24, 2014 at 5:30 am

      Hi Sara, Thanks for the note. Your sister would need to entry the contest herself. Please feel free to share the contest info with her and thanks for
      being a reader!

  2. Allison Weinee July 23, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I’m due with my second (a girl) on September 2. I recently stopped working to stay home with my son, now 22 months, and would love to win this virtual baby shower! I don’t get much adult out-of-the-house time and the prizes sound fantastic! Crossing my fingers 🙂

    • Bree Segroves July 23, 2014 at 2:12 pm

      I am due on November 11th with my 2nd baby boy. My first boy is 15 months old. We are truly excited to welcome another boy into our family. I would love to win at the virtual baby shower a prenatal massage from Thrive because as we all know it is good to have a going-to-be new momma gets some much deserved rest.

  3. Allison Weiner July 23, 2014 at 8:27 am

    I also did just sign up for the e-newsletter …

  4. Heidi Wolfe July 23, 2014 at 8:35 am

    I am due on February 2 and would love to win the virtual baby shower because most second babies don’t get a shower!

  5. Jessica patterson July 23, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Due march 2015

  6. Libby July 23, 2014 at 8:42 am

    My baby is due October 23! I am so excited about the virtual baby shower. I have a 2.5 year old little boy who is the love of my life and we are equally as excited to welcome our baby girl in October. I am especially excited about the gift certificates to Little Sprout and Melissa Gregersen photography! We need clothes for out baby girl and, though not always in my budget, Little Sprout always has the cutest things. It also would be amazing to finally have a professional, family photo once our family is complete! Thank you for the opportunity…I’m already one luck mama, and I wish whoever wins all the same joy and luck!

  7. Ashley Webb July 23, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I am due September 21, with our last baby. I haven’t had a baby shower for either, so I would love a gift package to celebrate our new oittle ome!

  8. Ashley Webb July 23, 2014 at 8:48 am

    I have also signed up for the newsletter.

  9. Kelly Dentler July 23, 2014 at 9:25 am

    What a great package! I LOVE Little Sprout and the Earth Mama Angel Baby products, and who knew Alamo Drafthouse had a baby-friendly movie day?? Would love to win this. 🙂 signing up for the newsletter as well!

  10. Colleen July 23, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I am due January 16th with my third child. I would love to win bc one month before I found out I was pregnant, I gave all our old baby stuff away to clear out clutter around the house. Now we scrambling! But very excited and happy all the same.

  11. Julie July 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Due on New Year’s Eve with my 5th (but hoping and praying that it will be my 2nd living child). Would love to be able to celebrate this one and bring him/her home.

  12. Bree Segroves July 23, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I am currently signed up for the e-newsletter.

  13. Bree Segroves July 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Sorry posted this in the wrong spot:). I am due on November 11th with my 2nd baby boy. My first boy is 15 months old. We are truly excited to welcome another boy into our family. I would love to win at the virtual baby shower a prenatal massage from Thrive because as we all know it is good to have a going-to-be new momma gets some much deserved rest.

  14. Lesley zlatev July 23, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    My husband and I are expecting a baby girl on Nov 16th. We are very excited about our surprise baby! We were not planning on having a third child after our son’s asperger diagnosis 3 years, but we are looking forward to a family of 5 now. We donated all our baby items a few years ago and would be overly thrilled to win the contest!!! Thank you for the consideration.

  15. Lesley zlatev July 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I have signed up for the newsletter!

  16. Alicia VanMaanen July 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    I am due on October 25, 2014 and could use some pampering

  17. Lisa Evans July 23, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    My baby is due September 11th 2014. I would love to win the virtual baby shower package as it would be a really awesome prize to win. I love the earth mama products that Little Sprout has included in the gift basket. Melissa Gregersen portfolio looks amazing, I would love her to capture some lovely pictures of my newborn when he arrives. I think all pregnant ladies would be especially grateful for a visit to Thrive for some pampering especially a prenatal pedicure as I can no longer reach my toes. Also I never knew Alamo drafthouse would host a baby day, what a great idea which I will most definitely share with my mommy friends. I am already signed up to your newsletter. Thank you for organizing such a great giveaway.

  18. Jen July 23, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I am due with my second child on January 7 and would love a virtual baby shower! I think this is a wonderful give away, moms work so hard taking care of everyone else it would be nice to get some pampering and some new things for baby #2. Thank you!

  19. Jen July 23, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I already signed up for the newsletter and love it! What a great way to find out about local activities – my son and I love to find new things to do!

  20. Giovanna Sabatini-Key July 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    I am due with baby #3 on October 7th! I would LOVE a virtual baby shower because after having two beautiful, healthy baby girls (ages 4.5 and 2) we will be welcoming a baby BOY this time! What a blessing! What a change! And…what a difference in “stuff” we need! These prizes look amazing and any Mommy would be lucky to win them! Good luck to everyone!

  21. Giovanna Sabatini-Key July 23, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    Already a member of the newsletter and on facebook. I LOVE your site and pass it along to every Mommy I know! Thanks for your hard work….it is so useful!

  22. Samantha July 25, 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I am due on October 7, with my first child, a boy! I would love the chance to win some items from Little Sprout as it is such a nice store with lots of great things. Given that this is our first, we have so much to buy to be ready for his arrival. That being said, any of the prizes would be wonderful to win! Thanks for the chance!!

  23. Samantha July 25, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    Also, I just subscribed for the newsletter! 🙂

  24. Jessica patterson July 26, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter

  25. Becky July 26, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    I am due with baby #2 in March! This seems like an amazing gift because it’s supporting all local companies! Kalamazoo does a great job of supporting local, and we try to as well. We will not be finding out the sex of the baby so having some extra help when he/she arrives would be amazing!

  26. Becky July 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    I currently subscribe to the newsletter.

  27. Jes July 27, 2014 at 8:53 am

    April 1 2015 due with my third little super surprise. We were certainly not expecting this! And have yet to share the news as it’s very early. I will certainly need the things offered in this package to survive being a mom of three 🙂

  28. Lindsey July 27, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I’m due in March with my first! I’m very excited and would love a virtual shower win! The massage sounds fantastic! Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for supporting local business!

  29. Lindsey July 27, 2014 at 8:20 pm

    Just signed up for the newsletter 🙂

  30. Amy R July 28, 2014 at 4:11 pm

    Hello! I am due March 3rd! This is our first baby and we are beyond excited to welcome this little one to Kalamazoo! The first trimester has been so scary and I feel like I’m on a roller coaster of emotions but It’s also the most wonderful thing I’ve ever experienced! Everyday I wake up and I’m a mom to my little growing baby makes each day amazing no matter what happens in my day. It would be a blessing to win the virtual shower because it would just make this special time even more a time to celebrate! Thank you so much for the opportunity all the expecting Moms to win!

  31. Amy R July 28, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I also signed up for the newsletter! Thank you!

  32. Abbey Johnson July 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    I am due on August 16th with my 2nd and would love to win the prize! I need a massage! 🙂

  33. Abbey Johnson July 28, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    I also signed up for the newsletter!

  34. Lindsey haner July 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    I am due December 22nd with my 2nd baby my first is a 9 month old little girl.. I don’t get much time to enjoy myself and this prize package sounds amazing such a great thing to do… hoping I get it fingers crossed..

  35. Lindsey haner July 28, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    I also signed up for the newsletter. ..

  36. Melita OBrien July 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I’m new to this page and the country! Me and my family have moved to Kalamazoo from Australia 2 months ago and I am expecting our second child on October 2nd. A virtual baby shower prize would be wonderful as we have no family or friends nearby and it would be lovely to have some pampering or surprises for our new little boy.

  37. Christy July 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    We are not “expecting” persay, but we are ADOPTING! Our bundle of joy is due August 30th. This is our first baby and we are beyond excited to welcome him into our family. It has been a very rough journey going through the adoption process. It has been very stressful on both me and my husband. We found out that are EM was addicted to Heroin and will likely transmit to our baby boy. Finding this news out was so heart breaking, but we love him with all of our being to make sure he has the most happy life. Winning the virtual baby shower would help relieve some of the stress that we have endured during this process.

  38. Christy July 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    I also signed up for the newsletter, I am excited to start reading it. I love your facebook posts!

  39. Nikki July 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I am due in January but have a very strong chance of having this baby in December. I am so excited to win this virtual baby shower because I will be pretty much on bed rest till this baby comes! How exciting would it be to be pampered and shop for this baby! Can’t wait!

  40. Nikki July 29, 2014 at 11:35 am

    I signed up for the newsletter! Love seeing the facebook updates….reading the newsletter will be fun too!

  41. Kim July 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Oh my! This is amazing. I would be so excited! Great vendors….crossing my fingers :). Our baby is due August 19th and some extra pampering at this stage sounds wonderful. Love your page and all you do. Thanks so much!

  42. Emily G July 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    I am due 9/23/14 and I would love to win the vitrual baby shower for so many reasons! 1-prenatal massages are amazing but not too budget friendly so winning one would be so amazing. 2-I have been wanting to try out the Alamo Drafthouse since it opened and winning movie passes would make sure I get there (plus I’m trying to go on as many dates with my husband as possible before baby comes!) 3-I would love to win a photography shoot…newborn pictures are the cutest 🙂 4-I have heard wonderful things about the Earth Mama Angel baby products and would love to try them out!

  43. Emily G July 29, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter 🙂

  44. Jess July 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Due April 1. We certainly were not expecting this! But would be so excited to have these things before I take on the challenge of three!

  45. Jess July 29, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Signed up for the news letter

  46. Kerri August 1, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    We are expecting our second child due on September 10th! I would love to win the prize package because I have been so busy with our 21 month old daughter that we haven’t had a chance to get very prepared for this baby and I could definitely use a prenatal pedi! 🙂

  47. Kerri August 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm

    I signed up for the newsletter also!

  48. Shannon August 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    I am due Feb 20th with my very first child. I am in need of any guidance or help with what to get and what products are best for my baby.

  49. Shannon August 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Signed up for newsletter. Yay!

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