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A Hug for Me. A Hug for You. #BigHugs Elmo Giveaway (CAN/US Oct 25)

A Hug for Me. A Hug For You #BigHugsElmo Giveaway (Can/US Oct 25)

A Hug for Me. A Hug For You #BigHugsElmo Giveaway (Can/US Oct 25)

I’m going to be honest with you.  When my daughter was born she was not a cuddly baby.  I would watch other new moms with their babies.  They looked so peaceful and snuggly.  That wasn’t the case with us.  Our baby was squirmy and perpetually uncomfortable.  At two months old we  had her diagnosed and treated for acid reflux and things began to change. Finally my little squirmer could relax and give in to the cuddles.

Now I have a three year old who is the most affectionate little kid I know.  She loves to cuddle and hold hands and man can that girl give a good hug!  Hugs are an essential part of our day.  We hand them out when we get up in the morning, when I leave her at daycare and it’s the first thing I get when I return home at the end of the day.  Hugs are the best.  A hug can completely change my day.

Hugs can do so much. Have you ever had a moment when you didn’t know quite what to say to someone who was struggling so you just have them a heart felt hug?  Words can be hard.  Hugs are easy.  They say so much without having to actually say a thing.

Big Hugs Elmo

We recently made a new friend – Big Hugs Elmo.  I think it’s safe to say that just about everyone knows and loves Elmo.  You know that adorable, fuzzy, red little monster?  What’s not to love?  Elmo has been winning over the hearts of kids and parents forever.  So just imagine all that cuteness in an Elmo toy that can actually hug!  Yes that’s right.  The new Big Hugs Elmo not only loves getting hugs but loves to give them back!

And I have to tell you Elmo gives a great hug!  The other night I was playing with Elmo, exploring all of his awesome features. After a couple of big embraces with Elmo my husband commented that he was starting to get a little jealous…

Molly’s first Elmo hug:

And the interaction doesn’t stop there.  Elmo will let you know if he wants a tighter hug or if he thinks you are hugging him a little too tight he will remind you to be gentle.  Elmo also loves to sign and play games.  My daughter LOVES the imagination games that Elmo plays with her.  When he suggests they pretend to be a horse she prances around the house with Elmo in tow yelling “giddyup” and “Gallop, mommy, gallop!”  And when you lay Elmo down he sings a sweet lullaby and drifts off to sleep with some adorable little snoring sounds. Be sure to visit the Hasbro website to learn more about all of the cool things Big Hugs Elmo does!




And you don’t have to take my word on how awesome Big Hugs Elmo is! He’s also be given the PTPA Award, which means he’s been given a big thumbs up from more parents just like you and I!

A Hug For You

Who couldn’t use some more hugs in their life? I can’t think of too many people who would turn down a hug!  And I’m thrilled to tell you that one lucky Mommy Outside reader is going to win a Big Hugs Elmo of there very own!  That’s right.  Hasbro is generously giving us a Big Hugs Elmo to giveaway to YOU!

The giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the US and closes October 25, 2013.  To enter just fill out the Rafflectoper form below.  Want more chances to win?  Head on over to twitter and search #BigHugsElmo to find more giveaways!




Disclosure: I am participating in the Hasbro Big Hugs Elmo Blogger Campaign by PTPA Media and received compensation as a thank you for participating. The opinions expressed on this blog are my own.

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This article has 107 comments

  1. Heather Hayes Panjon
    Thursday 10 October 2013, 10:01 am

    I Gave/ Received Hugs This Morning When The Kids Left For School!

  2. I was lucky enough to have a very snuggly kid this morning.

  3. i just got a big hug from my 5 year old about 20 minutes ago 🙂

  4. Besides my kids and husband, the last person I hugged was you. It signified the perfect but sad ending to an amazing visit. Looking forward to April. Besos, Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo.
    My recent post Link Up to The Zoo’s Weekly [BlogLovin Hop] up to October 17

  5. I get a hug every night from my youngest boy, it makes me feel so good. 

  6. I gave my kids a hug tonight at bedtime

  7. My 10 month old son just started giving me hugs this week and it is soso sweet.

  8. My daughter 🙂

  9. I'm having a difficult time right now as its been 4 years this month that my mom passed away and my husband gave me a great hug today; I felt very protected and loved.

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  10. Last night, my son, when he was leaving.

  11. My last hug was this morning. Gotta give my hubby a hug before he goes anywhere 🙂

  12. My last hug was a few seconds ago from my youngest daughter. My kids are 5, 3 and 1 so I get a lot of great hugs!

  13. I got hugs this morning from my kids prior to school!

  14. Just had a hooray for craft completion you did a great job hug with my little one 🙂

  15. Today I fell down the stairs carrying laundry and my son came running to help me and gave me the best hug ever!

  16. I hugged both my kids today when they left for school, and i give hugs to my youngest all day.

  17. The last hug I gave and received was right after my son had a tantrum and a time out. We talked about his behaviour and I gave him a hug to let him know I love him.

  18. Just gave my hubby a hug when he got home from work.

  19. this morning to my little girl who had a boo boo lol 🙂

  20. yesterday when my friend dropped by to borrow a computer cord!

  21. I receive from and give hugs to my little grand daughter every day.  Grand kids are the best! 🙂

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    Saturday 12 October 2013, 11:42 am

    the very last hugs were to my 4 grandchildren as they went to bed last night.

  23. I hugged my baby girl when she woke up this morning

  24. i give many hugs to my kids every day

  25. I gave my son a hug today when he got hurt

  26. I just hugged my 1 year old son and my 3 year old daughter a few minutes ago when I tucked them into bed for the night. They give the best hugs ever! 🙂

  27. I gave all my kids goodnight hugs tonight as I do every night!

  28. Just got some nice snuggles from my son as he went to sleep. Always the best!!

  29. I gave my husband a hug when he came home from work early yesterday. It was nice to see him.

  30. it's been too long 🙁

  31. I hugged my daughter tonight before she went to sleep.

  32. Last hug was to my 4 year old daughter when I was tucking her in tonight. :). 

  33. Anytime is good time for hugs, morning evenings. We are huggers at home 🙂

  34. I gave my son a big hug when he fell and knocked his tooth out! Well it took quite a few hugs!

  35. the best are my sons

  36. The last hug was from my son 🙂

  37. My last hug was to my daughter when she came home from school upset!

    Hugs rock!

  38. I just received a hug from my hubby,hehe 😉 Hugs are great!
    (Karla Sceviour)

  39. just gave hugs goodnight to my kids. the little guy likes to lock his arms around my neck so I can't leave. i'll pretend to struggle and then tickle him under the arms til he lets go. I love it when I can send them to bed smiling/

  40. i hug my daughter all the time, but a few minutes ago she hugged me good night and gave me a big kiss! she says, "Love you, momma!"

    Greatest feeling ever.

  41. I give hugs to my son & hubby all the time!

  42. The hugs I get everyday from my kids!

  43. Cheryl (@loucheryl)
    Sunday 13 October 2013, 9:20 pm

    I'm hugging my newborn son now!

  44. The last hug was to my son as I got him ready for bed 🙂

  45. I just received a big hug from my great-niece today!!

  46. I always get a hug from my kids and husband!

  47. To my husband for the fantastic Thanksgiving dinner he made!
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  48. yesterday the fam was over for dinner…hugged everyone!

  49. I gave a hug to my friend who popped in for a visit.

  50. My baby gave me one this morning! 🙂 Love them!

  51. The last hug I gave was to my son 10 minutes ago before bed!

  52. The last hug I just gave/received was telling my grandsons goodnight!

  53. Bailey Dexter-Parr
    Monday 14 October 2013, 8:11 pm

    My last hug was just about an hour ago from my grandson they were just leaving from having Thanks Giving Dinner with us.  Telling me he will be back over for the week end sleep over!

  54. Oh was just to my grandson before he went to bed!  

  55. I hugged my little one's goodnight. Every night, even if it means waking them up 😉 

    My recent post Thanksgiving Wishes & Aden+Anais Sleep Sac Giveaway

  56. a girl at works cousin passed away

  57. my son when I came home from my moms

  58. all four of my babies before bed tonight. i am truly blessed.

  59. good night hugs to my kids 🙂

  60. Tonight! My son right before he went to bed and after his bedtime story!

  61. I just gave my youngest a hug about an hour ago when i put him in his crib 🙂

  62. The last hug that I received was yesterday from my kids when I got home from work

  63. My 3 year old son gave me a big hug this morning!

  64. My son gave me a good morning hug this morning!

  65. This morning, when I put the kids on the bus. And I smile every time they run to give me a hug when they get home. I wonder how long that will last?? I try not to take any of it for granted.

  66. A just woke up from her nap… CUDDLES and hugs all around! 

  67. My mom when she came to meet me after 4 long years…i wanted it so bad!!

  68. my niece loves to hug, so we do it daily

  69. The last one was to hubby!

  70. I hugged my sister when she had her baby a couple weeks ago.

  71. I stopped by my son's daycare this morning on my way to a meeting (I have on-the jobsite daycare) and when he saw me he gave me the biggest, longest squeezy hug ever – it was fantastic!
    Thank you!

  72. I received a great big hug from my niece after coming back from my trip

  73. Linda Meyers-Gabbard
    Thursday 17 October 2013, 1:49 pm

    I get hugs every day from my hubby and he gets hugs from me.

    Ladyblueeyez1960 (at)(aol)(dot)(com)

  74. The last hug I received was Saturday from a friend I hadn't seen in a while.  Thanks.

  75. My last hug was from my four year old.  Gotta love a little boy hug!  🙂
    My recent post Halloween Toilet Paper Holder

  76. I hugged my kids before they went to bed 🙂

  77. this morning to my kids ♥♥

  78. Hugged my hubby!

  79. two months ago at my dad's 90th dinner

    ontariohappychick at gmail dot com

  80. I get hugs from my littles everydAy!

  81. My daughter… she loves to hug my legs! I get 10+ giant hugs from her a day at random! lol
    My recent post Nutrience: Nourish your pets and Fuel their spirits!

  82. I hugged my youngest son this morning when i was getting him ready.  And my eldest after his skating class b/c he did such an awesome job!

  83. My daughter gave me an awesome hug about 10 min ago. I love her hugs, they are always so full of love!

  84. My last hug was with my daughter before she went down for her nap.

  85. today when my baby first woke up 

  86. the last hug was hugging my baby girl before going to bed tonight

  87. My baby girl hugged me today!!

  88. my son hugged me goodnight last night

  89. My childrenin the morning

  90. I love to hug my son.  He gives the best hugs! 

  91. Just gave my little man a hug 10 minutes ago because he smoked his head on the floor. Breaks my heart.
    My recent post Dressing For The Holidays With Sears Kids Bucks #SearsBabysRoom

  92. I gave a hug to my yummy son!!

  93. my son gave me a hug about 30 mins ago he was playing then decided to get on the couch and give mama a hug
    amandahoffman35 at yahoo dot com

  94. My last hug was from/to my Wife, who is in the hospital. 


  96. I just got a super hug from my two year old (who’s birthday is today!)

  97. This morning, when dropping my toddler off at daycare.. i was in a rush, but he ran screaming for a hug

  98. My last hug was from my wonderful boyfriend 🙂

  99. my son wold love one of these !

  100. I just got morning hugs from my boys!

  101. My daughters hugged me this morning!

  102. This morning-my husband. All of my grandbabies yesterday.

  103. I just got a warm
    Hug from my 4 yr old girl an hour back. It was warm n fuzzy lolll:;)

  104. Got my warm good night hug from my 4 yr old princess. It was warm n fuzzy;)

  105. Shared! Shared! This is AWESOME stuff man! Thank you!

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