Being a mom is not easy, but it is the most important and fulfilling role that I have ever had.
When I think of someone who is deserving of ‘Mother of the Year’, I don’t think about the moms who just make everything look easy. I think about the moms who handle every obstacle and who keep on going even when the road ahead looks rocky.
Now on www.momoftheyear.ca, Walmart is looking for nominations from you for their Mom of the Year Award. Do you know someone who fits your definition of Mom of the Year? Make sure you nominate them.
Nominations are now being accepted until July 8, 2012. To submit a mom you know, go to www.momoftheyear.ca. Nominations can come from anyone, it doesn’t have to be the child of the person being nominated.
Once the deadline has passed, 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.
This is a wonderful chance to let that special ‘mom’ out there know that you appreciate them and recognize the amazing role they hold. It is also a great way to get some funds donated to various charities.
There are already over 12,000 nominations on the site and growing every day.
I know of a mom who fits this description. She is a mother who’s child had and continues to struggle with health issues. She selflessly lives for her child and spends countless hours taking her to appointments. She makes sure her child has everything she needs to develop physically and emotionally and to have a fun and adventurous childhood. I admire her strength and determination and the best part is if I told her I thought she was ‘Mom of the Year’ worthy, she would never have expected it.
How about you? Do you know someone who is deserving of this award? Nominate them.
More good news is that this award will become an annual program for Walmart.
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].