Get Help with Work-Life Balance. Win a Personal Assistant and Hotel Stay!

by Melanie Edwards on April 2, 2010 · 125 comments

in Giveaways, viernes social

Viernes Social at ModernMami.comDisclosure: In conjunction with hosting this giveaway, I will receive two months of personal assistant service from and a 2-night stay at Hyatt Place.

What does every busy working parent need? Besides more sleep, of course – that’s not something I can help you with.

Take another guess. Go ahead….give up? Oh ok.

Personal assistant. Am I right?

I know there’s been many times I’ve said, “If only I had a personal assistant to…” – you fill in the blank. From keeping up with work, the house, finances, our families, and the many many responsibilities we have every day, maintaining your sanity can be hard at times. We work hard to achieve work-life balance in our lives and we need every little bit of help we can get. In fact, a recent national study conducted by Hyatt Place found that the number of Americans struggling with work-life balance has nearly doubled to 71% since 2006.

It seems that one of the reasons we’re having a harder time finding our balance is that we’re no longer splitting up our various roles. The average 2010 American is instead multitasking all day, every day. Some interesting stats from the study:

  • 83% of Americans said they often take care of work matters from home
  • 59% stated that they often handle personal matters at work
  • 62% of respondents said they are constantly multitasking
  • On average, someone working from home is doing five tasks simultaneously

Sound familiar?

To help with your busy multitasking life, Hyatt Place is currently giving away 2 months of virtual personal assistant service to 20 people. The service will be provided by and you can enter through April 9.

But, you can enter for an even better giveaway right here. In addition to the 2 months of virtual assistance, you can also win a 2-night stay at a Hyatt Place hotel of your choice. Oh, and, two of you will win!


Two readers will win a 2-night Hyatt Place hotel stay and 2 months virtual personal assistant service from

How to Enter

If you’d like to enter this contest for a 2-night stay/2 months service package, simply leave a comment below and tell us why you need a personal assistant.

For extra entries:

  1. Tweet about this contest with a link back to this post and include @modernmami in your tweet. You must leave a separate comment with a link to your tweet for your entry to count.
  2. Become a fan of on Facebook and leave a comment on this post with your Facebook name.
  3. Subscribe to this blog via email and leave a comment with the email you used to subscribe. (You can use the email field to do this instead of putting your email in the comment if you prefer.)
  4. Subscribe on friendfeed and leave a comment with your friendfeed ID.
  5. Write a blog post on your own blog sharing with your readers why you need a personal assistant and make sure to link back to this contest page in your post. Leave a comment with your post link.

All entries must be in by Wednesday, April 7 at 11:59 pm EST. Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. The winners will be chosen using and will be notified via email. (Please be sure to provide a valid email address with your entry.

Additional Contest Information

  • There are no blackout dates for the Hyatt Place hotel stay.
  • The personal assistant service hours must be used by August.
  • Official rules for the nationwide Hyatt Place sweepstakes can be found on the contest website.
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Holly April 4, 2010 at 12:13 pm
Holly April 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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Holly April 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

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Holly April 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

I wrote why I need a personal assistant, but don't see it in these posts? I'll write it again
I need a personal assistant to help balance my work, home and workout time for me :)

Christie April 4, 2010 at 12:51 pm

I need a personal assistant because with full time job, grad school, youth leader, aging grandparents needing care, and more, I often forget about the little things like bills and taxes :)

Katie {FrugalFemina} April 4, 2010 at 9:31 pm

I need a personal assistant b/c I'm in my last semester of nursing school and can use all the help I can get!

Sharon Mostyn April 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I need a personal assistant because my kids are involved in 2 sports teams each, plus I'm working full-time, trying to keep up with the shopping, finances, cooking, & cleaning at home, plus working on my blog…so I'd very happily accept help with any of the above so that I can spend more time with my family instead of handling the more mundane tasks of everyday life.

Sharon Mostyn April 4, 2010 at 10:19 pm
Rosie April 4, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I need a personal assistant because I'm a single mother with no help whatsoever from anyone. I cook, I clean, I do the laundry, I pay the bills, I balance the checkbook, I shop, I drive, I work. Things can get pretty hectic and it would be nice to have a little assistance and a nice weekend staying at a Hyatt Place hotel.

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) April 5, 2010 at 1:40 am

well… since I was diagnosed with breast cancer things have gotten a little out of control with keeping up with all of our paperwork – we're both college students with no income other than student loans so we have to file for financial assistance for everything from medical care to electricity to keep the lights on and each application takes a boatload of paperwork that has to be kept up. And I'd like to be able to spend a little more quality time with my baby girl and husband.

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) April 5, 2010 at 1:42 am

subscribed on friend feed

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) April 5, 2010 at 1:44 am

became a fan on facebook – user name judyhaley

CoffeeJitters (Judy Haley) April 5, 2010 at 1:52 am
Holly April 5, 2010 at 10:36 am
dheydrick April 5, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I'd love to win this for my wife, Debbie. A personal assistant would be heaven sent for her, even for just a short period of time. Thanks for the contest. I hope I win.

gmmerrell April 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm

I am a full time student in addition to being a wife and having friends. It would be so awesome to have help organizing my stuff to be able to get things done in an orderly fashion!

Gena April 5, 2010 at 3:41 pm

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Amy April 5, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I desperately need a personal assistant because I work for myself and have no employees which means I spend all day every day maintaining my business and in the meantime my home obligations suffer!

Amy April 5, 2010 at 9:27 pm
Amy April 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm

I'm subscribed by email!

Amy April 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I'm a Facebook fan! (Amy B)

Trina April 5, 2010 at 9:57 pm

My husband and I are trying to start a business in addition to him having a very demanding full-time job, it would be great to have a virtual assistant to help with some database entry/editing an also to do some researching for us.

kareng78 April 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

I need a personal assistant because I have both a teenager and a 2 year old! And I work full time as a teacher :) I am surrounded by kids and people asking me to do things for them constantly! It'd be nice for someone to do something for me instead :)

kareng78 April 6, 2010 at 10:38 am

I am now following you via email :)

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