My mom always said 'You will know when you become a mother'.....boy was she right!
Before I became a mother I was rational, secure and positive about the things in my life. I was ready to let go and willing to try just about anything. Then he came into my life. From the moment I found out I was pregnant, my whole world flipped upside down. That instinct to become so insanely infatuated with this new life and willing to go to all stops just to protect, nurture and consume every second with him became a reality.
How funny, all the things you imagined you would be like, would do, as a mother...all changes...the second you become one. This doesn't change the second time around either, that emotional instinct just takes over, and continues to take over again and again.
I am now overbearing, protective, and intimidated...some may say a little 'too much'!! That's just what a mother becomes I guess, someone she thought she wasn't, but truly is because of LOVE.
After-all, the future of these little human beings depends on us doesn't it?
So What Does Walmart Think of Moms?
This year Walmart is launching the Mom of the Year Award to help celebrate and recognize the huge contribution moms make as role models and integral members of the family and community. This award will become an annual program to celebrate all that Mom does and shine a light on what is important to her.
Nominations will be accepted Mother’s Day (May 13) through July 8, 2012 and can be submitted through www.momoftheyear.ca. They can come from daughters, sons, family members, friends, colleagues or community members.
Eight finalists will be selected and notified in mid-August and will be treated to an award celebration weekend in September. The Mom of the Year Award recipient will receive $10,000 for personal use and $100,000 to their cause or charity of choice. The remaining seven finalists will each receive $10,000 for personal use and $10,000 to their cause or charity of choice. Can you imagine the impact you could have on your favourite charity with that much money!!
What are you waiting for? If you are a Mom who deserves recognition, or you know someone who does, sign up and become Walmart Canada's Mom of the Year!!
Disclosure: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority. Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [www.momoftheyear.ca].