Apr 22, 2009

Mommy Of The Year Award

I have been awarded with The Mom of the Year Award by Mommy of M’s. I am super-excited, as this is only my second award! Hop on over to her blog, because she is an awesome mom too!

Rules for Mom of the Year Award:

(1) Admit one thing you feel awful about involving being a mom. Get it off your shoulders. Once you've written it down, you are No Longer allowed to feel bad. It's over with, it's in the past. Remember, you're a good mom!

Ok, let me get on my soapbox then! I hate that I ‘beat myself up’ over statements that other people say about the way that I am raising my child.

Don’t get me wrong, I think that I am doing a good job of raising my son. I also understand that I am not a by-the-book mother and that some people will never understand that. I just should not be judged because I am not raising my child the way that you raise/raised yours.

I hate that I lie in bed at night and let those comments and questions eat at me. I hate that other people make me second guess if I am a good mother. I hate that I am concerned about what other people think of me as a mother. And most of all, I hate that I don’t stand up for myself more and tell everyone how their comments make me feel.

The important thing is that EC is happy, he is healthy and I could not ask for more. I can’t be doing that bad of a job, can I?
(2) Remind yourself you are a good mom, list seven things you love about your kids, you love doing with your kids, or that your kids love about you. These are the things to remind yourself everyday that you Rock!

I love that EC is a total ham. He loves to smile and he lights up a room. He was even laughing in his sleep the other night….that is one happy baby!

I love that EC does not cry when he wakes up in the mornings. He babbles to himself and it is adorable to hear. I sometimes lie in bed and listen through the monitor for a while.

I love how EC smiles when I pick him up from the babysitter. His smile, because he recognizes me, can melt away the worst of days.

I love to practice crawling with EC. Since he HATES tummy-time, we have been practicing together. He gets the giggles and it is so much fun.

I love that he has his daddy’s dimple chin.

I love EC’s snuggles when he is sleepy. I love how he buries his head into my neck and grabs my arm. I love his fuzzy hair tickling my chin and his baby breath on my

I love his giggle. I can think of no sweeter sound.

(3) Send this to five other Mom's Of The Year that deserve credit for being great moms and remind them that they are the best moms they can be!! Remember to send them a note to let them know you've selected them, and add a link to the person who nominated you.

Shortymom – for keeping up with her three kids. I have no clue how she does it sometimes!

Itty Bitty Bits Of Me – for raising her girls with a believer’s heart. Plus, her kids say the cutest things!

A Little Crazy & A Lot Of Love – for capturing such wonderful photographs of everyday brotherly love.

Brandi & Boys – I love the adventures of her kiddos. I think that Tee-ball season is going to produce some wonderful blog-worthy stories.

At Shore’s End – she is a SAHM that lives on the beach. [insert jealousy here] Plus she is expecting baby number two and I am excited for her.


kbreints said...

oh what a GREAT award to be honored with! Thank you!

Melinda said...

Hi and thanks for the award. I feel so honored. Just to clarify...I don't live on the beach. I sure wish I did though. The name of my blog and the header came from the name of our home school, which is Shore's End Academy. : )

Ladybird said...

Well, shucks Melinda...you sure had me fooled. Regardless, you deserve the award! I am excited to see what you write!

Heather said...

You are a wonderful mom,tell those ppl that say otherwise to shut their mouths! What do they know?


Heather(the other one lol)

Carolina said...

Heather, you are a great mom. You are creative. Don't let people get under your skin. (That's what they want!)

ShortyMom said...

Thanks for the award!

The joys of being a mother is that you get to choose how to raise your child. Let them sit up at night wondering why you make your decisions. You are the only one who knows that the decisions you make are the right ones for you and your child!

Mommy of M's said...

Good Post!

Stop by my blog this week, I have a giveaway!

Cascia said...

Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog.

ALF said...

Congrats on the award!