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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Caroline April 6, 2010 at 11:32 am

I need a personal assistant because I am the mother of four children, and I own a business!! Yikes!

sherryeckman April 6, 2010 at 11:35 am

I need a personal assistant to give me more time to focus on what is really we would have the time to go to the Hyatt, due to the virtual personal assistant to schedule and organize my daily life!

Haydensmommy05 April 6, 2010 at 1:52 pm

I get so frazzled with everyday life trying to balane everything sometimes makes me feel like sitting in the middle of the house and just crying so if I could get a personal assitant for two whole months ohhhh boy I would be able to feel like I am just running in circles!!

Haydensmommy05 April 6, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Haydensmommy05 April 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I am a FB fan!

Haydensmommy05 April 6, 2010 at 1:54 pm

I subscribe by email!

Haydensmommy05 April 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm

I subscribe on friend feed! Trisha Burgess

Holly April 6, 2010 at 2:37 pm

@modernmami is giving away 2 of this cool combo: 2 nights at Hyatt Place, 2 months of virtual assistant. Sounds great!

Holly April 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm

whoops, forgot to put in link for tweet- here it is

Lauren April 6, 2010 at 2:43 pm

I need a personal assistant to help me book travel, travel and more travel!

katymorris April 6, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Wow! This IS an amazing giveaway!!!

I need a personal assistant because I just started a blog- and you know how crazy that can be, right? I need help with social media and also with general graphics and layout.

Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!! :)

katymorris April 6, 2010 at 5:17 pm

I just Tweeted about this giveaway here:

Thanks!!! :)

katymorris April 6, 2010 at 5:18 pm

I'm an email subscriber (confirmed).

Thanks!!! :)

katymorris April 6, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I jsut subscribed on friendfeed as katygmorris.

Thanks!!! :)

steph April 6, 2010 at 7:15 pm

I need a personal assistant because I'm planning my wedding while I finish my masters and work FT!!

nesta67 April 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm

I really need the assistant because I run my own small business and am swamped with tasks that I could easily hand off to an assistant!

nesta67 April 6, 2010 at 8:42 pm
Janis @ Sneak Peek April 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm

Oh where do I begin? I say this weekly: I'm Austin's personal assistant, but where's mine? Having a child with special medical needs means our life is beyond BUSY!!

Janis @ Sneak Peek April 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm
singermagic1 April 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm

I need a personal assistant to send out some letters and fill out some court papers,

shawnaobrien April 6, 2010 at 10:39 pm

I need a personal assistant because there is just not enough time in the day to get all the things done that I need to get done, so I need some help. I work full-time plus at my job as Admnistrator over 2 care homes. I'm literaly on call 24/7 and I do get calls 24/7. On top of that, I'm a mom of 2 young boys ages 6 and 3. My 3 year old is special needs and has a lot of therapy appointments that he goes to during the week. Does not leave me much time to do my personal business like paying bills, cutting coupons, grocery shopping and so forth. The personal assistant would be something that I would love to take advantage of, especially to help me complete my list of to do items that I never seem to get to such as planning a Summer vacation, updating my resume, job searching, selling some stuff I have that I don't use any more and starting a blog. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

shawnaobrien April 6, 2010 at 10:44 pm
shawnaobrien April 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

I am a fan of on Facebook. My FB username is Shawna OBrien

shawnaobrien April 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I Subscribed to this blog via email

Jay F. April 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

I need an assistant because my better half tends to treat me like the hired help.

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