Uncrustables Hopes & Dreams Photo Sweepstakes + $100 Gift Card Giveaway

By Shannon Gurnee
In Family
September 16, 2013

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Families that play together…families that work together…families that grow together – these are a few of the qualities that we would like our unstoppable family to have.  I love that our family has grown from 4 to 8 in the past two years and embrace any opportunities we have to strengthen those family bonds.  I always wanted 4-6 children and now Frank and I have 6 children – each of us bringing 3 to the table.  Yes, I know…that’s like the Brady Bunch!  Ha ha – but I do love it!


I think that family goals are really important to have and help to build a family’s bonds.  Not only are goals important for an unstoppable family have, but so are family activities and dreams.  When we talked about things we wanted to do, the kids immediately said they wanted to go camping again.  You see, we have a family trailer and the kids LOVE to camp in it!  In fact, Frank has a membership to a camping organization and the camp site we go to has a pool, mini golf, scavenger hunts, hiking trails, and more!  We will definitely be going camping in the near future.

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Another family goal we have is to sit together at the dinner table each night.  Not only does this give us a chance to relax after the day’s activities and work schedules, but it also gives us a chance to talk and get to know one another better.  It helps us to build our family bonds and make good memories together!

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We’ve also been trying to spend more time participating in outdoor or creative indoor activities together.  It has been fun to see how creative the kids (and grownups) can be.  We’ve made paper airplanes together, gone swimming together and even attended blogging events together!  Making family memories and spending time together having fun makes us an Unstoppable Family all the way!

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So, what do you think makes an unstoppable family?  From now until September 26th, families can visit and “like” the Uncrustables Facebook page, complete the promotion entry form and upload a photo of their family showcasing their hopes and dreams along with a caption of 100 characters of less explaining their family’s hopes and dreams to be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.  One grand prize winner will win a trip to the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, NY with a chance to meet unstoppable mom and Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yamaguchi!


1 lucky reader on The Mommy-Files will win an Uncrustables Unstoppables Hopes and Dreams Package, which will include the following:

– $100 gift card to apply toward your family’s unstoppable dream

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– Inspirational notebook to keep track of goals and progress

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of Redhead Mom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

84 Responses to “Uncrustables Hopes & Dreams Photo Sweepstakes + $100 Gift Card Giveaway”

  1. Crystal W says:

    Right now my kids and I are getting fit together (well let me say I’m getting fit and they’re on board because they’re already pretty fit) I bought the P90x workout system and got it in the mail last week. So far my daughter and I are doing ours together and my two boys are doing theirs on their own. (The boys laughed too hard and cut up too much when we started the first day so my daughter and I banished them) So far so good I really want to get back in shape after having knee surgery a couple of years ago and letting myself get out of the habit of keeping fit.

  2. ellen beck says:

    One off our hopes is to spend more quality time together- so I am hoping we can take smaller road trips and see the sights in our state. I think it is important to make memories as we go!

  3. mrsshukra says:

    One of our goals is to communicate better and be more patient with each other!

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    Our goal is to just stay out of debt the holiday season, not go overboard with gifts.

  5. Adrienne Gordon says:

    we want to have more dinners together

  6. Cynthia C says:

    My goal is to get better organized and get some home repairs done

  7. Margaret Smith says:

    One of our goals is to be more active and do more outdoor activities together. We’ve been trying to get out more often and either bike, hike or walk around our neighborhood. It’s hard getting everyone together on the same schedule, but we are trying to be more active during the weekends.

  8. Mary Happymommy says:

    One of our goals is to travel more often so we can see more of the world.

  9. Mary Happymommy says:

    Commented here–http://www.themommy-files.com/2013/09/qa-with-the-little-mermaid-writersdirectors-john-musker-ron-clements/

  10. Noreen says:

    Run a 5K together

  11. Sue Ellison says:

    Our goal is to spend more quality time together.

  12. Jennifer Marie says:

    we hope to do more fun educational games together to incrase our knowldege.

  13. courtney b says:

    to get a new house and be a better family !:)

  14. Kim H says:

    To be able to travel together

  15. Julie Wood says:

    My families goals are to exercise every day to keep ourselves healthy. If we exercise every day together and even get the dog to go on our walks , we can fight the weight gain together and be a healthier family. We also prepare healthy dinners to keep our weight in check.

  16. Jennifer says:

    My family is crazy about bicycles and we are in the process of opening a bicycle shop!

  17. Thao says:

    One of our goals is to spend meal times together and more family outings. A dream would be to take a Disney vacation!

  18. One of our goals is to move into a larger home, and one of our dreams is to visit Big Sur, California.

  19. sandra says:

    one of our dreams is to go on a cruise vacation with the extended family

  20. steve weber says:

    Our goal is to stay in touch and get together at least once a month.

  21. Cynthia R says:

    in the next year we would like to sell our houses and buy one together

  22. April Brenay says:

    we always eat together as a family at the table. Its mandatory for our kids.

  23. Elizabeth says:

    Our family has a rule that has become so ingrained into us that we hardly even think about it anymore: If one member has a project (for school, hobby, charity, work, etc) everyone has to lend a hand even just a little. We get a lot more done that way and we remain very united.

  24. Elena says:

    Our goal is to travel and see the world

  25. D SCHMIDT says:

    Our family goal is to spend more time together away from technology experiencing the outdoors.

  26. Betty Baez says:

    Our goal is to be in a position to buy a home within the next 3 years.

  27. Currently my child is struggling with Kindergarten and emotions. Right now my family goal is to help him to feel safe and happy as well as love school. Our goal is build the confidence and feeling of safety for our whole family.

  28. Kathleen says:

    our goal is to spend more time together away from tech screens. This will be our relationships for the better

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  29. Janet W. says:

    Our goal is to travel more and experience new things together!

  30. Jessie C. says:

    Our goal is to stay healthy and enjoy time together.

  31. Jessie C. says:

    commented -http://www.themommy-files.com/2013/08/how-to-create-a-harry-potter-fondant-birthday-cake/

  32. Kim Henrichs says:

    We have a reading goal. Everyone has a set amount of books to read by the end of the year.

  33. Ellie W says:

    We are also struggling with a new kindergartner that also had an allergy attack that required a 6 hour ER visit the first week of school. Suspected peanut allergy but not proven yet. So he is very emotional and scared to be away from us at school. Our goal is to get him to feel safe at school and also to not obsess on what he might be alergic to…to the point of being afraid to eat at school.

  34. Nancy says:

    Our goal is to volunteer, stay active and eat healthy!

  35. Sonya Morris says:

    Our goal is to love and stay healthy!

  36. Barbara Montag says:

    We’ve just started a family night to keep us connected more – thank you.

  37. Jamie B. says:

    Our goal as a family is to make sure we spend as much time together on the weekends. My husband works, A LOT, so when he IS home, we try to make the most of it. πŸ™‚

  38. amy pugmire says:

    To raise our kids to be wonderful people and to spend more time together. (family dinners as well)

  39. My families goal at the moment is to get our only car running right. It has two bad tires and emission issues. Thank you for the chance to win!!

  40. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    Being more active as a family and trying different things would be great and a change of pace

  41. Thomas Murphy says:

    Our goal is to get our dream house.

  42. Katie Roch says:

    My family hopes to be debt free by the end of the year. If we can accomplish our goal we’ll be unstoppable.

  43. Jennifer Reed says:

    Currently my kids, husband, and I are eating healthier and trying to stay active so we can be unstoppable as a family.

  44. Crystal F says:

    Our goal for now is to get my daughter’s softball team to win a championship. We all work very hard towards this. Our lives revolve around softball. Thank you!

  45. debbie says:

    Our goal is to get healthier and lose some weight.

  46. Natasha says:

    Our goal is to start cooking together and learn how to make new things!

  47. Angela Kinder says:

    Our goal is to lose weight and become healthier as a family! 3 out of 4 of us have special diets, and if we lose weight and get healthier, it will help those diets big time!

  48. beth shepherd says:

    Our family goal is to encourage one another and spend more time together.

  49. Kellie Conklin says:

    We are hoping to take a cruise within the next year which would be a dream a long time in the making! It will be nice to have a week were we are all together and not distracted by work and other responsibilites!

  50. HilLesha says:

    Our goal is to have more family time despite conflicting schedules.

  51. jennie sanderson @jenpsht says:

    Our goal is for everyone to graduate from college, starting with me!

  52. nannypanpan says:

    our goal is to sleep through the night..newborns in the house…which will make us unstoppable during the day rather than tired

  53. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Our Family Goal Is To Travel More, Experience New Things Together And Make Lots Of Memories Along The Way!

  54. Kelly D says:

    Our goal is to go on a cross-country trip so we could show our kids all the landmarks along the way.

  55. Kyl Neusch says:

    buy new house

  56. Rebecca Orr says:

    Our goal is to get our finances in order and pay off our debt,

  57. Our goal is to finish our home renovations and refinance our home so we can take vacations together.

  58. kymi says:

    Our goal is saving money & looking for deals so we can rebuild our home without going into debt & have something we can pass on to the kids for their future.

  59. Eileen Richter says:

    After being within “the world” of technology, working, hurrying…our family has purchased some land a while back to have as recreation. What we found though is that that land has unlimited possibilities to help us stay healthy. Of course the lay of this 50 or so acres gives us a stepping stone to health by hiking, hunting, camping and clearing land for gardens. The problem is that there is not water there. We would like to get a well dug in order to supplement rain water. In the past our gardens have not done well due to drought. We have some health issues in our family and hope to be able to grow most of our food someday and do so without chemicals and fertilizers. Hard work, YES, but worth it! This might include getting a tiny green cabin of sorts out there, including wind power to live out there someday. Raising our own chickens for eggs, and possibly other food sources. I grew up on a farm and vowed to never marry a farmer.. Now my husband is dabbling in farming the land and has transformed from a techie addict to just loving and grooming the land. I want to go back in time when life was more simple. Sunday dinners with family, stop the racing around, and just settle down…finally.

  60. Rea Liz says:

    I would love for our family to spend more time together and go to church more often!

  61. Susan Smith says:

    Our goal is to go on a cruise together.

  62. Susan Christy says:

    To be debt free and travel the world!

  63. Stephanie Larison says:

    I’d like to get together for more sit down family meals. It seems like we’re all so busy doing out own thing we don’t do it as often anymore.

  64. Deanna says:

    One of my family’s goals is to own our own home.

  65. Deanna says:

    I commented on the Day 1 of the Chrysler Blog-Off post – http://www.themommy-files.com/2012/02/day-1-of-the-chrysler-blog-off/ (Deanna).

  66. Jill Myrick says:

    We are hoping that the adoption that we are going through goes as smoothly as the last so that we can happily add to our family.


  67. Brittney House says:

    We live to eat healthy and stay active so we can live long healthy lives and be #unstoppable.

  68. Danielle D says:

    Being able to just spend time together each week

  69. joseph gersch jr says:

    our goal is to buy a home

  70. Deb C says:

    One goal is to be secure, which often seems impossible. Another is to find a way for a vacation.

  71. stephanie says:

    would be great for the holidays!

  72. jules m. says:

    my daughter and i are trying to get into shape- we go to the gym and walk together

  73. Carmen says:

    Our dream is to own and manage a self-sufficient small farm

  74. Mary Cloud says:

    To be able to save enough money to send my kids to college
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  75. robyn paris says:

    one of our goals is to save enough money to go on a family vacation

  76. Vikki Billings says:

    One of our goals is to be more truthful with one another, say I hurt my daughters feelings, then she can come to me and say what you did hurt me. We sit and discuss it. It will help us to be unstoppable.

  77. Roxann says:

    Saving more money will make us unstoppable in the future.

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