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Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Brand Launches a New Parenting Site (5 Winners! Giveaway ends 11/30/12)

If you read my blog on a regular basis you know that I rarely post press releases unless I feel like the information would be of some interest to my readers.

I may be the mother to teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that I still don’t have parenting questions. After all, we were not given a manual when our babies are delivered on “How to be a Parent” (I wish we did!). We all learn through trial and error, as well as by taking advice and suggestions from family, friends, pediatricians and experts.

It’s nice to know that you are not the only parent in the world dealing with certain situations. It’s nice to have a community and ample resources to turn to when you have questions. That is why I think this new site can be a very valuable assets to all parents.

For half a century, Pepperidge Farm’s beloved Goldfish crackers have brought smiles to families across the U.S., and now, the brand will aim to deliver even more moments of family connection with the launch of their new parenting-focused Web site – GoldfishSmiles.com. From professional insights on how to raise resilient and optimistic children to personal stories from a panel of well-known moms and dads, GoldfishSmiles.com provides parents with a fun collection of ideas and advice for creating smiles and meaningful moments with their kids.

To kick off the launch of the site, Pepperidge Farm has enlisted a team of parents to share their own unique perspectives on adding smiles to special family moments. These influential moms and dads include: Dr. Karen Reivich, an expert in positive parenting; NBA superstar Dwyane Wade, a prominent figure in the Goldfish brand’s Team Xtreme and active play platform for kids; and bloggers from the popular sites The Happiest Mom, Food For My Family, Balancing Everything, Classic Play and Mocha Dad. Through the site, these contributors will regularly publish their own parenting “how-to’s”, personal stories, and book recommendations for parents and kids alike.

“We are so excited to share the news of the launch of GoldfishSmiles.com with all parents and fans of Goldfish,” said Stephen White, Vice President – Crackers at Pepperidge Farm. “We broadened our Fishful Thinking initiative that focused on helping parents instill optimism, emotional awareness, goal setting, resilience and empowerment in their children to include new partnerships with our parent contributors. We are confident that we’ll be able to help spread more smiles to families everywhere.”

By visiting GoldfishSmiles.com, consumers can gain access to all of these parenting resources, which range from tips for mealtime, to suggestions for getting active as a family, to playful activities and ideas. Parents may also take part in the conversation by posting questions and comments, as well as sharing their own stories with the brand on Twitter (http://twitter.com/goldfishsmiles) and on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/GoldfishSmiles). This online forum through which parents can engage with one another and the site’s contributors offers a positive community experience, brought to consumers by a brand that has long been part of their family life.

As the Goldfish community continues to expand online, its product lineup continues to grow as well with the introduction of Goldfish Grahams Cookies & Cream. This wholesome sweet treat joins the Goldfish Grahams S’mores, Vanilla Cupcake and Fudge Brownie varieties.  And with nine flavors of Goldfish crackers including the ever-popular Cheddar, Pizza, Parmesan and Pretzel varieties, six Goldfish Flavor Blasted varieties, as well as the brand’s Goldfish bread, there is an option that is sure to please everyone.

I checked out the site and I found several great articles. My favorites are “Create a Laugh In”, “Dinner Show” and “Mealtime Messages”. Even though the articles seem to lean more towards parents of children under 13, I think some of the tips can still be applied to the over 13 crowd.

The Family Fun section is filled with great ideas and activities your family can do together.

If you would like more information about Pepperidge Farm visit their website at www.PepperidgeFarm.com. You can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

In honor of the new GoldFishSmiles.com website I have a nice giveaway for FIVE (5) lucky readers. Each winner will received five (5) assorted Goldfish products (not necessarily the ones pictured).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on November 30, 2012 at 12:01 AM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what your favorite Goldfish cracker flavor is – or – a feature you like the most at the new GoldfishSmiles.com website.

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I received a few free product samples in exchange for this post. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. I like the Pizza and my husband likes the Cheddar.

  2. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like the cheddar and pretzles

  3. I love the regular cheddar Goldfish. They go great with so many different soups, etc.

  4. I like the Colors Cheddar.
    Thanks for the chance!

  5. I like the pizza ones

  6. Elizabeth Hicks says:

    my kiddies love the whole wheat ones and those I prefer for my kids, but mine and my kids personal favorites are the cupcake ones!!

  7. Jennifer T. says:

    I like the Baby Cheddar Goldfish crackers.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. Kellie Rose Wilson says:

    pretzel!

  9. My favorite is the Pizza.

  10. Cindy Merrill says:

    My favorite is the Pizza flavor, but I’m intrigued about the new Fudge brownie flavored cracker.

  11. Marti Parks says:

    My favorite is the original Goldfish.

  12. I like the pizza flavored Goldfish crackers
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Louis
    pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

  13. I love the cheddar

  14. I like the Original flavor!

  15. Cheddar is our favorite. We always have a bag in the house.
    Thanks!

  16. I like Pretzel flavor.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  17. Mary Casper says:

    I like the original goldfish crackers

  18. I love the Parmesan flavored fish!

  19. Pizza goldfish are the favorites at my house.

  20. I love the pizza flavor

  21. Cheddar.

  22. Natalie Finch says:

    My favorite is the Cheddar.

  23. My kids like the original Goldfish crackers the best.

  24. I love Pizza Goldfish; they’re so addicting.

  25. Debra Hall says:

    the regular cheddar Goldfish

  26. The original goldfish are our favorite.

  27. I love the original cheddar fish!

  28. Vickie Couturier says:

    Colors Cheddar. would be our pick the grandkids love them

  29. I like the original flavor baby fish. thanks
    carolwegs at gmail dot com

  30. Laura Miller says:

    We like the original gold fish!

  31. My favorite is the original cheddar Goldfish.

  32. I like the sour cream and onion flavor blasted.

  33. I LOVE the pizza flavor, but they are all good

  34. love the pizza ones

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  35. pizza flavor

  36. jessica todd says:

    regular cheddar flavor!

  37. Ann Fantom says:

    I like the Pizza flavored Goldfish Crackers.

  38. I like the cheddar, my son likes the pizza and my grandson will eat any flavor – he always says I want fishies when he comes over – I have to have them in the cabinet just in case he visits

  39. Kimberly Bauer says:

    I love the pizza flavor. My kids love any flavor I buy.

  40. My kids love extreme cheddar, and eat them every day.

  41. My niece and I like the pizza ones

  42. Jennifer Rote says:

    I like the cheddar.

  43. My favorite flavor is the pizza goldfish.

  44. I like the Slammin’ Sour Cream & Onion.

  45. I love the Pretzel goldfish!

  46. We love the original Goldfish although my youngest son adores the cupcake variety.

  47. I like the original cheddar

  48. I have to go with the classic original flavor. Takes me back to my childhood 🙂

  49. I like. The original ones the best.

  50. I like Cheddar flavour Gold Fish Crackers. 🙂

  51. Jessica To says:

    I like the cheddar flavor.

  52. I like the Cheddar ones.

  53. My favorite is the Pizza flavor,

  54. penelope merriweather says:

    extreme cheddar..!! Thanks for this giveaway!

  55. I like the original cheddar

  56. Marty Harris says:

    I like cheddar.
    martywayneharris@gmail.com

  57. we like the cheddar – i like them all : ) always have them here for the grandson to

  58. Andrea Williams says:

    My favorite are the original cheese flavor.

  59. Virginia Rowell says:

    Pizza flavored is the best.

  60. i like the pretzel!

  61. Tari Lawson says:

    I love the rainbow colored cheddar goldfish.

  62. Michelle Dehowy says:

    I like Cheddar.

  63. I like the cheddar.

  64. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’m an original flavor kind of gal

  65. Colors Cheddar

  66. Marcia Goss says:

    I like the Original Goldfish.

  67. Like the chedder

  68. Dorothy Deakyne says:

    I love the original gold fish crackers, carry them everywhere we go

  69. Seyma Shabbir says:

    Love the pizza flavor

  70. I like the pretzel gold fish crackers.

  71. sandy weinstein says:

    cheddar made w/ whole grain

  72. debbie jackson says:

    pizza flavor

  73. I like Cheddar flavor.

  74. Colleen Turner says:

    I love the Pizza Flavored Goldfish….my son does too and we can sit down and eat through an entire bag in no time :).

  75. Vicki Wurgler says:

    the chocolate grahams

  76. april yedinak says:

    I love the Baby goldfish

  77. My favorite is the Cheddar made with Whole Grains!

  78. kyl neusch says:

    the pizza flavor!

  79. I like the baby goldfish

  80. Maryann D. says:

    My favorite flavor is cheddar.

  81. My favorite flavor is the pizza crackers- thanks!

  82. Cheddar has always been my favorite, but the pizza is good too.

  83. like the pizza

  84. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My favorite are the pretzel flavor!

  85. i like to buy the whole grain variety

  86. Wanda McHenry says:

    I am an original Goldfish fan!

  87. Monique Rizzo says:

    I like Cheddar
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  88. Patti Hess says:

    Parmesan ones 🙂

    pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
    thank you

  89. Vicky Boackle says:

    we like the pizza flavor .

  90. beth shepherd says:

    extreme cheddar are yummy

  91. Julie Cutshaw says:

    we love the gold fish cheddar cheese which I pack almost every morning in a zip;ock bag for my grandsons snack at school but I’d love to try the pizza flavor thanks
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  92. the chocolate goldfish are my faves.

  93. My kids love the extreme cheese ones.. although they will take any goldfish, they just love them and are probably their favorite snack!

  94. My favorite is Cheddar.

  95. Audra Weathers says:

    The original are my favorite.

  96. My favorite is Cheddar.

  97. Michelle S. says:

    I like the Parmesan flavored ones.

  98. Tracy Robertson says:

    My favorite is the Original, but I also love the S’mores Goldfish!

  99. Cheddar

  100. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love the pizza ones.

  101. Pizza sounds good!

  102. my kids like the vanilla cupcake

  103. I like flavor blasted goldfish in xtra cheddar and xplosive pizza!

  104. Sarah Hall says:

    I like the original flavor of Goldfish.

  105. Ttrockwood says:

    We love the original and pretzel flavors

  106. i love cheddar! My husband and I even have cheddar goldfish tattoos!

  107. My favorite is Goldfish pretzels.

  108. Theron Willis says:

    Original floated on top of cream of mushroom soup.

    Hope to win!

  109. Cody Anderson says:

    I like the extreme cheddar

  110. Pizza!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    mrsmchappell at gmail dot com

  111. Cheddar is my favorite. I am craving some right now!

  112. I love the pretzel goldfish.

  113. original flavor

  114. renee walters says:

    I like the cheddar! Thanks for the great giveaway and happy holidays!

  115. Jenny Gibbons says:

    I like plain old regular flavored Goldfish.

  116. PAIGE CHANDLER says:

    My favorite is the Pizza…Mmmmm

  117. LOIS PAYTON says:

    I love the chedder and the pizza both, GOD BLESS YA

  118. I like the regular Cheddar ones.

  119. I like the Cheddar – Parmesan is a fav in my house.

  120. casey everidge says:

    i like cheddar

  121. I like the regular cheddar but the colors goldfish just make it more fun.

  122. I like the pizza flavor

  123. My grandson loves them all.

  124. Linda Lansford says:

    my fave is Fudge Brownie

  125. Jessica Rose says:

    Love the Pizza flavor!

  126. Chocolate grahams

  127. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I like the Pizza Goldfish best of all.

  128. Gennie Lancaster says:

    I love the Extra Chedder!

  129. My favorite is Cheddar.

  130. I like the Original Cheddar.

  131. I love the Original flavor.

  132. Alison Wood says:

    Cheddar baby goldfish barely make it home from the store. I eat em too fast.

  133. Parmesan has always been my favorite.

  134. Our favorite is the whole wheat goldfish

  135. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    love the pizza flavored ones
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  136. I love the pizza!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  137. My favorite is the original.

  138. I love the Cheddar ones! I like to put them in soup

  139. I like the original flavor but I’ve heard pizza is amazing.

  140. I like the Goldfish parmesan

  141. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like the Original Cheddar Goldfish.

  142. I have always been partial to the cheddar and the original.

  143. Mary Cloud says:

    I like the Pizza flavor
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  144. I like the original flavor.

  145. I love the good old original Cheddar, but the Parmesan is awesome too!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  146. rochelle johnson says:

    pizza goldfish

  147. Cheddar

  148. Pizza!!!

    tdlsfm(at)yahoo(dot)com

  149. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    I love baby goldfish and pretzel goldfish!

  150. I have only tried the cheddar ones. So I guess cheddar LOL

  151. I like the pretzel goldfish.

  152. Vikki Billings says:

    I love the pretzel goldfish

  153. Kathy Artis says:

    Like the cheddar goldfish

  154. Lanicsha Wynn says:

    I like the pretzel goldfish..yum

  155. Leslie L. Stanziani says:

    I like the cheddar flavor but the graham cracker is good also.

  156. we like the baby goldfish

  157. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Ive always liked the pizza flavor

  158. I like the cheddar flavor Goldfish crackers.

  159. i like pizza flavor, and just the regular cheddar ones.

  160. Susan Smith says:

    We love the pizza flavor

  161. My fave is the Cheddar flavor

  162. I like the Original Goldfish best and my husband likes the Pretzel Goldfish.

  163. Flavor Blasted Pizza is my favorite Goldfish cracker flavor.

  164. Amy DeLong says:

    cheddar
    ardelong2(at)gmail(dot)com

  165. Jennifer Peaslee says:

    I like Cheddar!

  166. Brad Merrell says:

    Flavor Blasted Pizza is my favorite.

  167. Parmesan are the best!

  168. Lisa Garner says:

    My favorite flavor is Baby Cheddar.

  169. Tanya White says:

    I really like the pizza goldfishs

  170. We like the Cheddar

  171. susan smoaks says:

    we love the pizza goldfish!

  172. kathy pease says:

    i love the Flavor Blasted® Goldfish® Xplosive Pizza

  173. I like the flavor blasted cheddar goldfish

  174. Brittney House says:

    cheddar Goldfish

  175. Cassandra M says:
  176. I like the cheddar flavored crackers

  177. My favorite is the Cheddar

  178. I like the Colors Cheddar.

  179. pizza flavor

  180. Laurie Emerson says:

    I love the Cheddar flavor.

  181. Parmesan flavor is the favorite here!!

  182. Diane Kleemann says:

    I. Like the Parmesan

  183. Aaron Bretveld says:

    My favorite goldfish is the plain old cheddar flavor.

  184. Pizza Flavor and Original

  185. i like the cheddar the best 🙂

  186. Samantha Meyer says:

    I like the white cheddar ones, but my boyfriend likes the pizza explosion ones.

  187. Pizza is my favorite