Saturday, September 29, 2012

Mom of the Year!

We all want to be good moms, and we all want to be good examples. Walmart's Mom of The Year competition has highlighted eight semi-finalists that really embody those qualities. Here are eight women that really make a difference - to their families and their communities, and have really 'stepped up' to do all they can.

I am particularly struck by Karen Whitford. Her son speaks of her with such love! And I am very impressed with the way she searches out new ways to assist the people she loves around her. After all, how are we supposed to take care of ourselves if we don't learn to take care of each other? Ms. Whitford seems to embody grace and compassion - two fine qualities I'd like to emulate more often - and I am touched by her story. Please go read some of these finalists' stories! Amazing stuff!

This campaign is a great thing. Next year, it'll be back and better than ever!This annual program will carry on, continuing to celebrate and highlight the truly exceptional Moms among us.

The eight finalists that were selected and will each receive $10,000 for personal use and $10,000 to the charity they have chosen. Plus, at the end of September a gala will be held to announce the Mom of the Year, who will receive $100,000 for her charity! It’s amazing to think how far that could go!

Go to the website. Become inspired. Be the best Mom you can be.

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 were 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, visit [].

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