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This Is Necessary...

Hi there everyone,
Over the past few months I have been dealing with various issues (surrounding this blog) and I really felt it was necessary to share some of what has been going on. For about 7 weeks I (as many other blogger's were - and some for a much longer time span) was cyber stalked and harassed by a women from Canada. The amount of stress that this created in our home during the Holiday's, was ridiculous and completely unfair. Though the situation now appears to have been taken into the hands of the authorities (just recently within the past 72hrs.) and appears to be under control it has left me feeling overwhelmingly vulnerable. As in, "well if she can do this, it is the WORLD WIDE web.....anyone can do it!" So, as many of you may have noticed - I haven't been blogging as regularly as usual.

In addition, over the
past few months, I've had to deal with several issues with sponsors shipping item's very slowly (beyond the requested 4-8 week time period in our terms and requiring much persistence on my part before seeing a response) or in a few cases not shipping them at all (which is unfortunate but it has happened).The issues have left me no choice but to re-structure the way that sponsored giveaway's are held. I'm requiring the item's up-front from sponsors that I haven't worked with in the past (prior to the giveaway publishing). It has been a pleasure to offer some incredible giveaway's (over 600 in two years!) to readers - however the frustration and stress (as I've stated previously) is too great for both reader's and myself. As noted in the site Terms of Use & Disclosure - I do not have the ability (unfortunately) to fill giveaway's when sponsors do not.

The giveaway's that are currently posted are the last giveaway's that I will be hosting on One Savvy Mom under the previous terms, moving forward the above outlined terms will go into effect.

Next I'd like to note that I will be discontinuing the use of the Raffelcopter widget on future giveaway's. There are several issues with cheating - and it simply isn't fair to those who are entering in a valid honest manner.

As previously requested, please be courteous when corresponding with me, I generally respond within 2 business days, however I am first and foremost a mother and wife, if there is something going on in my day to day life that keeps me from the Internet it's not the end of the world - know that I will respond as soon as possible. In addition, please be sure to read the Terms of Use & Disclosure.

New content will post this week, and I've already received a few new giveaway item's that I'm sure you'll all enjoy, so keep an eye out.

This weekend we are all resting as the kids are sick, and I'm getting over some dental work last week that left me in a bit more pain than I had bargained for.

Thank you & I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend