Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mat Chats: Review and Giveaway

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Mat-chats (proper noun)- Placemats used at meal times to break down barriers and promote conversation.
Do you ever have a hard time getting into conversations with your child, especially when they are entering the pre-teen years, or are in their teen years? I have been introduced to a great product to get those conversations moving! Mat Chats are placemats that you can place in your child's "spot" on the table. There are 8 different topics of Mat Chat Placemats. I got the Fun/Work placemat to review. Some of the questions/topics are Describe how my being responsible helps the family. Myself? Talk about something fun you would like the family to do either today or in the future.

Each Mat Chat includes: a discussion topic, Inspirational Quote (gets you thinking), 4 questions (gets you talking), dictionary meaning of discussion topic, and a reminder to always respect others. There are 8 place mats in each kit, and they are priced at $14.95 a set.

Lisa Brown is the founder and CEO of Mat chats. Being a widowed mom of two, and a Psychiatric NP, she knows the importance of active parenting. She knows life is busy, being a busy mom herself, and the inspiration came to her one harried morning. She wanted something to help make the most of her time with her kids. What is great about Mat Chats, is her kids help her put the topics/questions together.

Lisa Has offered to sponsor a giveaway for my readers! Here are the "rules" of the contest: This contest is open to all readers living in the Continental United States. To enter the contest, Go look at the Mat Chats available and pick out which one interests you the most. Come back here and comment about it. Click here to see how you can earn extra credits to win, and click here to see guidelines and the official rules. Contest will end on October 6th, at 7:00 PM CST.

93 comments:

Debbie said...

Chat Mats are a great idea! I'd love to win the Vision ones.

Enjoyed visiting you and I'll be checking back.

Jenn S. said...

These are neat. I like the reflections Chat Mats.

rosannepm said...

I like Gratitude and Attitude the best

mverno said...

the chat mats

Sandy said...

friendship or reflections

Julie D said...

The Reflections one sounds good.

Julie D said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

Anonymous said...

These are pretty neat. I really like the Gratitude one.
-Terra
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reb said...

I like the reflections one.

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jffryclough said...

we like the 'reflections' the best

littlelatina said...

I love Gratitude

toughturtles said...

reflections

kygirl said...

I like the friendship one

Alice H said...

I love the "visions" set - those are questions I love to ask people. Thanks for the chance! afdr3d@umkc.edu

gunzie said...

What a fantastic idea, I love the Reflection ones the most. Thanks for the great giveaway!
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mogrill said...

The Friendship one is beautiful!

m said...

I like the gratitude ones!
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windycindy said...

Hello! They are all wonderful topics!
To start off with, I would choose the
"Vision" Mats. Please enter me in your drawing. I appreciate it! Many thanks, Cindi
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windycindy said...

I am a subscriber! Cindi
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macyp06@hotmail.com said...

I like the "vision" mats, very cool!

Nadia said...

I like the "gratitude" mat.

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Mia J. said...

Wow, What a great idea. I like the attitude mats.

Karen said...

I like the gratitude and attitude :)

RE said...

The vision mats would be great! Thanks for the giveaway!

Anonymous said...

I like the attitudes and visions mats best.
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Xenia S said...

These are pretty cool, I like the Gratitude set. Thanks for the giveaway!

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valerie2350 said...

relfections :)

Tammy said...

I think the inspirational and the from work to play

mommyjen99 said...

My favorite placements are the gratitude.
thanks
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mommyjen99 said...

I just subscribed!
thanks
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Stacy said...

The gratitude mat is my choice.

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Shannon said...

With giving thanks the Gratitude mats would be my pick!

- Marybeth I. said...

I think I would select the Attitude ones. So hard to pick!

- Marybeth I. said...

your button is on my sidebar

missdenise said...

I love the mindfulness set! What a great idea!

dolls123 said...

I like the Attitude set

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socialwork4kids said...

These are so great! She needs to make a set that I can use on date night with my husband so we don't talk about our daughter the whole night! LOL! My favorite is the Gratitude theme. Thanks! m_huston(at)hotmail(dot)com

Rebecca said...

I like the Mindfullness one, I actually would love them all.

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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Rebecca said...

I blogged about this giveaway:Here

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AJ said...

I really love them all... I'll pick the Attitude ones.

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AJ said...

Your button is on my blog!

Kari said...

The attitude ones are my favorite. Thank you!!

kamewh said...

I like the Attitude ones!

Lisa C. said...

I like the reflections the best... and Lisa Brown is my maiden name... how funny... maybe it's a sign.. lol

Anonymous said...

attitude ones

Anonymous said...

attitude ones

lisagee said...

Gratitude is very good to have :o)

Smooshy said...

i'd get fun/work

saraG said...

I'd love the Attitude one... that's been a conversation lately in our house :)

saraG said...

I'm subscribed to your feed :)

Jodi said...

Well, I think that we can really use the attitude ones at our home.

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Thomas Semesky said...

Thanks a lot!

kaylee8 said...

Fun/Work looks like a good one to me!

SeahorseLady said...

What a great idea! I like all of them but Vision looks the most interesting to me.
Thank you for the nice giveaway.

SeahorseLady said...

I'm also a subscriber.

demmi said...

I like the mindful set

idahomom said...

Gratitude is very nice.

Anonymous said...

Christina - xristya@rock.com - I like the Friendship Mat Chats, and in general think it's a great idea, especially for the time when dinner is almost ready but not quite, and they can fill in that time by filling in the Mat Chats to lead to further discussion during the meal!

stokesmichellebrandy said...

What a great concept! I think every family should have a set of these! I would personally like the Attitude and the Reflections.

agsweeps said...

I like the Gratitude and Attitude ChatMats the best. Thanks for the giveaway!!

agsweeps [@] hotmail [.] com

judybrittle said...

I would really like the Gratitude one. That would be great. Thank you!

judybrittle said...

I'm subscribed

Brenda S. said...

The Reflections one sounds good.

Thanks!!!




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blueviolet said...

I like Reflections.

blueviolet said...

I subscribe too.
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Erma said...

I like the Attitude set, thanks.
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KayTee said...

I love the Vision set because it opens up a huge avenue of conversation and fantasizing.

Carolyn said...

The Gratitude ones. Sometimes, in the age of abundance, we forget to be grateful for all we have and not envious of what we don't.

yellowlabs said...

I like the gratitude ones!

Anonymous said...

Gratitude...this is a great idea! Thanks!

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cpullum said...

gratitude set!!!! yes I love that set!

Carla

Gianna said...

I love the Gratitude mat :)

Megan said...

I like the "Attitue" set.

Icetwofire said...

What a great idea, thank you. I really like the friendship one. Just wondering, which one would you choose, that was a hard for me to do just pick one.

Divine Diva In NC said...

Great idea. I like the Vision and Reflection ones best.

Roseann K. said...

I love the Friendship MatChat!

purango said...

Gratitude looks interesting. garrettsambo@aol.com

klp1965 said...

i like the gratitude set :)

pitaharmon said...

I always ask my kids before they eat what they are grateful for today, so I like the gratitude set. My next fav would be health. I would love to try these.

jennem said...

I like the fun/work set. We like to have those conversations at dinner.
jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

lisawonbig said...

I love them all. I suppose my favorite would be the Attitude. (My true preference would be a mixed set of all options!)

Heather said...

I like the attitude ones. Seems to be a good set of cards.

Sherry R said...

My favorite is the fun/work set!

MonCherie said...

I would love a mixed set, therefore bringing up different subjects each time.
But if I had to choose one, it would be the Gratitude ones. In this "what about me"? world, gratitude is so often overlooked.

ali said...

I like the Gratitude ones!! While I seem to remember more and more lately to be more gracious, watching friends of mine go through years of infertility and then I was their surrogate.. they are beyond gracious for their son now, so it really reminds ME to be gracious towards others. :)

Thank you so much. :) alison523 at gmail dot com

lilyk said...

I love the Health Mat Chat!

masonsgranny59 said...

The Friendship one is beautiful!

Rockin' Mama said...

I am a nurse so I find the Health Mat chat most interesting!

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donna444444 said...

I like the Gratitude one.
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donna444444 said...

I subscribed

donna444444 said...

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