HawthoRNe 1st Season Series DVD: Giveaway

HawthorneBoxArt_200 As many of you know, I am a Mom who also works full time outside the home.  My busy schedule requires a delicate juggling act of my priorities which can certainly be stressful.  But, to me, the rewards greatly outweigh the drawbacks.  For this reason, I can definitely relate to Christina Hawthorne (played by Jada Pinkett Smith) in the TNT series, HawthoRNe.  A little about the series:

Juggling both family and career, recently-widowed nursing director and mother of a teenage girl, Christina Hawthorne (Jada Pinkett Smith) struggles to hold the middle ground in a battle between bureaucratic administrators, heartless doctors, and apathetic colleagues who are caught up in a system that’s forgotten whom it’s there to serve.


The complete first season 3 DVD set has hit store shelves! But, you can win it right here on Experimental Mommy!

How to enter:

1. Tell me how you manage your priorities?  How do you “do it all?”  Can you relate to the main character of HawthoRNe?

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and HawthoRNe (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 29th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This product review is the opinion of the Experimental Mommy. Others may have a different experience with the product. I was not compensated for this review in any way.  All opinions are 100% mine.


  1. I decided whats most important- seriously- life is too stressful if you let it get to you and everyone needs to realize what is important and what is not. Time with people is most important to me, the laundry can wait or can be multitasked later- its amazing when you sit down and declutter your life- what you actually see and learn and appreciate from it all

  2. i have a lot on my plate but always start with the stuff that is time sensitive and work from there

  3. I manage day to day and usually on a schedule

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  7. enter me i want to win

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  9. Mike Weisberg says:

    i could use this

  10. Shirley says:

    I start each day by exercising which relaxes me and gives me the energy to get everything on my ‘to do’ list done. If I don’t get everything done, it goes on the list for the next day.

  11. Stephen Saunders says:

    Oh I so cannot do it all… ugh. I have to conentrate and focus on the two or three most important tasks of the day, and just work on that. It does help at least to make a mental list though. 🙂

    Thanks for the chance.

  12. I try to do it all each day. I think of myself as a multi tasker. Not only am I mom, wife, sister, friend etc I try to do whatever I can to help someone if they need my help. That is what it is all about.

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  14. I do it all by making sure each member of my family helps. I can relate to the character in Hawthorne

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  20. Linda Kish says:

    I have mental lists of things that MUST be done but the nonessential things I have to write on a list.

    Being an RN since 1974 I can relate as a nurse but what she does is nothing like what nursing was when I worked in a hospital.

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  22. thank you for the chance to win this

  23. Brenda S. says:

    I’m an email subscriber!

  24. joanne major says:

    i don’t know how I do it. But i can manage to keep my job,raise my grand kids. both parents are mising, clean the house cook and all of that. i get a break and relaxing on the internet i love reading what other people are doing

  25. joanne major says:

    i am a facebook fan

  26. Bacallsmom says:

    I try to keep things simple–try to stick to what has to be done and not get buried under all the little extras I would like to do but really don’t have time for. Also, I learned a long time ago how to say “no.” It is all too easy to overcommit oneself if you feel like you have to say “yes” to every request.

  27. Bacallsmom says:

    Subscribed to your blog at susieatbnb [at] yahoo [dot] com

  28. Bacallsmom says:

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  29. Bacallsmom says:

    Your button is on my sidebar.

  30. I manage my priorities by just doing the important things first. Thanks to DVR and online – everything else can be caught up on eventually. Thanks for the fun.

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  33. Lori Hart says:

    How do I handle it all? I use my calendar in my blackberry. I swear, I have alarms going off all day!

  34. Ruth Hill says:

    I get lots of help and support from my family and friends. I couldn’t do it otherwise.

  35. Ruth Hill says:

    e-mail subscriber

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  37. Karen Gonyea says:

    Looks like a great show 🙂

  38. I work a job where I can set my own hours, so I work realy early or really late so I can be home with the kids. The rest of my day is making sure the kids have what they need and if the house does not get cleaned or dishes done there is always tomorrow to try again. Just as long as everyone is healhty and happy life is good.

  39. Janice Wright says:

    To keep stress down I don’t take on anything extra unless I have the extra time.

  40. I try to make good use of my day and prioritize things.

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  44. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    Just do it. Do a little bit everyday even if you don’t want to

  45. I have a lot of help my kids do their chores and help out making dinner.

  46. Karen Gonyea says:

    Sounds wonderful 🙂 I’d LOVE to win this 🙂

  47. Jenna @ For The Love of Baby! says:

    I do my best to just keep myself in check and honestly pace myself. The more I stress myself out, the less I get done. Making lists of things I know need to get done is great for me as I can physically see what needs done!

  48. I don’t do it all but I triage (to use a nurse word) and make sure the important things are done and the rest either happens or not.

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  50. I honestly don’t try and do it all, otherwise I would go crazy. Family first, then housework, then if we have time the other things get done 🙂

  51. Jill Myrick says:

    My priorities are in this order; family, Home , School and Friends.
    Fortunately I don’t have to balance work because I work from home.
    As long as the first two are taken care by bedtime I am doing great and can get a good nights sleep. the others can always wait until tomorrow unless it is urgent.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway.


  52. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via email as jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com.

  53. Jill Myrick says:

    I am a fan via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  54. Jill Myrick says:

    I am subscribed via Google Reader.


  55. Daniel M says:

    do what NEEDS to be done 1st then dig into the wants pile

  56. shel772 says:

    I raised two young children to adulthood on my own, holding down two jobs for around 8 years and then “resting” with just one job. I can prioritize very well and that is why I always have free time even when I am super busy.

  57. I never saw the show but I manage my priorites by making a daily list of what needs to be done. The most important on top with the least important on the bottom. I end the day when the list is checked off!

  58. Karen Gonyea says:

    Daily Lists 🙂

  59. I always like to start with Family First, The Work, Then Friends, Then everything else


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  63. a lot of planning, and learning to say *no* sometimes

  64. following you on twitter @rosidentevil

  65. Michelle C says:

    I’m juggling three kids, a husband and a house along with being a full time student, so I can relate! I try to make my family my priority and do as much as I can once the kids are in bed. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  66. Michelle C says:

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  67. Michelle C says:

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  68. i manage them with a good old fashioned checklist

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  74. Erica C. says:

    Everyday, I get that thought that I can’t handle it all, but then realize that someone it all gets done…so I can definitely relate!

  75. Marilyn L says:

    I don’t do it all but I have a to-do-list that helps keep me sane

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  76. Amy Delong says:

    I try to do it all,does not always turn out as planned,family first&everything else after that!


  77. Amy Delong says:

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  78. Amy Delong says:

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  79. Right now I’m in school for my Masters, but my prioritiees are my kids..tehy come first..If I have to stay up late and study that’s fine.

  80. katklaw777 says:

    I try to manage it all and since I am the head manager…I also delegate. Having the help of husband, kids, friends is crucial to me. I use them all(nicely) to my advantage. I can relate, thanks.

  81. katklaw777 says:

    I subscribe via email.

  82. Susan Smith says:

    My husband helps me do it all.

  83. Susan Smith says:
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  85. Melissa B. says:

    I have the help of a wonderful husband to make sure I “do it all”.

  86. Prioritizing is the only way to function. Realistically NO-One can get it all done!I too was an RN, struggling with job,family,alternate shifts, and never me. Finally my body said too much and literally shut down. Now I look to make the most out of each day without the rush and worry. I still worry and I still write lists but my priority is me, my husband, and our daughter. Nothing else is important!!!

  87. Melanie says:

    I make a whole lot of lists! It’s the only way to remember everything I need to do.

  88. Ed Nemmers says:

    Lists and organization help me out!

  89. I have never saw this show but I manage my everyday life by writing lists as that way I remember everything that I am suppose to take care of!

  90. I follow you on Twitter


  91. susan smoaks says:

    i do the easiest things first and work my way to the hardest. it’s hard to do it all but i can do my best!

  92. susan smoaks says:

    email subscriber

  93. susan smoaks says:

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  94. I also like you on Facebook{Deb S}


  95. Karen P says:

    I just do the most important ones first. Sometimes I get it all done and sometimes I dont.

  96. Michelle C says:

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  97. I try to prioritize things by how important they are and what NEEDS to be done, but its hard to juggle everything!

  98. I try and tackle the tasks I hate the most first that way once they’re over with, I don’t have to worry about getting back to it.

  99. Veronica Garrett says:

    With a full time job and family I can relate to the character. I manage but sometimes it is difficult. I do the things that have to be done first.

  100. Doing it all I can relate to.. i’m not sure what character she is though.


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