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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amanda April 7, 2010 at 4:15 am

i need an assistant because with a three month old i never get anything done on time, and it's starting to become a hassle!

jengersch April 7, 2010 at 4:20 am

i need a personal assistanct because my mind is frazzeld

jengersch April 7, 2010 at 4:21 am facebook fan jen twark gersch

msokoloff April 7, 2010 at 8:45 am

If only I had a personal assistant to take care of all the nonsense of buying a house and moving!

mom2nji April 7, 2010 at 8:46 am

I thankfully do not have to balance work and motherhood, but I am balancing college and family. I would love a virtual personal assistant to help me keep track assignments for my classes (oh like the paper I have due on Monday, and totally forgot about), remember meetings with the kids teachers, days I volunteered to help out in a class or make a special snack.

mom2nji April 7, 2010 at 8:49 am
mom2nji April 7, 2010 at 8:51 am

I am already a fan of your facebook page! Jenni Barrett Williams

misslori April 7, 2010 at 8:54 am
Denisse April 7, 2010 at 9:05 am

I would love to have a virtual personal assistant to help me with all the new projects I have in mind but never have the time to develop!

Thank you so much!

Denisse April 7, 2010 at 9:12 am
modernmami April 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Congratulations chica!!!! You won! 😀

Denisse April 7, 2010 at 9:12 am

I am a fan of on Facebook!

Denisse April 7, 2010 at 9:15 am

I don't know if my previous comment showed up; I need a virtual personal assistant to help me with work so I can focus on my new projects :)

Kate April 7, 2010 at 10:17 am

My motto is, “My life is bigger than my brain.” I'm a personal assistant (ironically) during the day to a manager of the Chicago courthouse. By night, I'm an actor and company manager of a non-equity theatre house. I'm trying to keep up on all the auditions in the area, maintaining my theatre ensemble's schedule, maintaining my boss' schedule, Oh, and scheduling my wedding. Did I mention that?

I'm exhausted. I could use some help. Not to mention a nice stay at the Hyatt.

Kate April 7, 2010 at 10:19 am

I became a fan of!

susan April 7, 2010 at 10:30 am

I have so much goin on in my life and this would ease things a bit. It would be great!

Holly April 7, 2010 at 10:31 am
jodiweiser April 7, 2010 at 11:11 am

I work two jobs, go to school full time and have a husband and two teenagers. Enough said! hahaha

jennem April 7, 2010 at 11:18 am

I'm constantly juggling work, parenthood, and “everything else.” This would take care of the “everything else.”
Jennifer, jennem22 at yahoo dot com

Shelley April 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I have twin boys with special needs that just turned 18. It's been a long journey. I could use assistance with all of the appointments they have been having including social security, lawyers & court dates for guardianship, neurosurgeons, back surgeons, neurologists & all of their special olympics events: track, swimming, basketball, tennis, bowling. Whew they keep me busy. Thanks

hasdad62 April 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm

I have a chronically ill 15 yr. old daughter who always wants more help than I can give!

purehrt5 April 7, 2010 at 2:45 pm

I am a single mom, and I work full time and volunteer, I need this assistant lol

misslori April 7, 2010 at 3:06 pm

Today is a perfect example of why I desperately need a virtual assistant. I have been tethered to my chair most of the day.

With every concert that I perform I have 20-30 people sign up to receive emails notices from Miss Lori's CAMPUS. I still haven't had time to input all of the ames form the 60 concerts I did last SUmmer alone! Plus I am writing a book for parents and a children's series fro kids. I have dictated some of my work, but need to have the notes transcribed. Not to mention all of the videos I have that need to be posted. Yikes. This one woman band needs a horn section!

And when all that is done what I wouldn't give to have a glorious Hyatt hotel room to melt into and relax. It would be a new concept for me, but I think I could get into it.



misslori April 7, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Hey, I'm a fan of Modermami!


Lori Holton Nash

Miss Lori April 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm

I just subscribed via email.



Can you tell I am desperate for a virtual assistant. :)

lilshuga2001 April 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I am way to stressed out having to deal with a brother who is in remission from leukemia – so hard all by myself! I just wanna break!!

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