RUUM Collage

(Photos Courtesy: RUUM)


Today, I weighed my little girl, and she’s not so little anymore!  She stepped on the scale and registered a whopping 22.6 pounds.  That doesn’t sound like much, but it’s enough to make her coat a bit snug and her tops a bit tight.  Thank God for grandma, who’s always shopping and stocking Caitlynn’s closet. And thank God for RUUM, a new store coming to Pittsburgh, who invited us to their grand opening next weekend.


I want to share the swag bag goodies with my readers and giveaway a $25 RUUM gift card, which can be used at a RUUM store in your city or online.  Here’s how you can enter now through March 22:


1. Follow Diary of a First Time Mom on Twitter @dearmomdiary

Tweet why you should win the clothing contest.  Use hashtag #ruum


2. Comment in the box below.  Tell me why your child needs new clothes in the closet.  Are they growing up

like my daughter?  Did they rip their jeans at preschool?  Did they color their clothes instead of the coloring



I’ll throw the names in the swag bag and get a store sales associate to draw a winner.   Check back on Monday, March 25 to find out if it’s you!

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

6 Responses

  1. Monique

    My daughter needs new clothes because she keeps growing taller, even when I tell her to stop!!

  2. Janeane Davis

    My twins need new clothes because they are GROWING and growing so fast. It is incredible. Once they were tiny little things that I carried and nursed on my lap at the same time. Now they are big girls bossing the world around!

  3. Christine

    Such a cute idea and giveaway! You know, my son seems to keep getting a lot of wear and tear on the knees of all of his jeans! It’s driving me crazy but I know it’s because of him being really active and playing on the floors at school. So I’d love to stock up for him for that and also cause he’s growing like a weed…so the jeans we bought in Oct are already starting to look like high waters!

  4. Brandi

    This is a good idea. I let my daughter wear what she wants when she wants, so that means her good clothes are play clothes and vice versa! I buy her a lot of stretch pants, though, because she’s growing so fast!

  5. Bernadette Hudgins

    I’m entering this contest for my close friend, Ayanna, who is a first time mom and needs to fill her closet. Ayanna is a girly girl and would love her daughter to wear RUUM’s cute clothes.


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