Mother of the Year

Yesterday, I entered myself into a contest.  For “Mother of the Year.”  Truth?  I was bullied into it by a great friend.  She said that if I didn’t enter myself, she would enter me.  The prize is a large one, so I am entering because of what it could mean for my family.  I don’t deserve the award, but I do know some women who would qualify.




I’m proud to know you, Mother of the Year.  Stay At Home Mother of four kids under the age of six.  You are amazing.  You are humble in all that you do.  You are the wife of my friend and have found a way to encourage me to live my dreams.  Thank you.  For being nothing more or nothing less than who you are… yourself.





I’m proud to know you, Mother of the Year.  Mother who adopts endlessly.  Who believes it is God’s mission to give a home to the children of the world.  You are the mother I aspire to be like.  You open your arms to children … and love them. All races, all creeds, all abilities, – it doesn’t matter.  I am in awe of you.  Thank you.




I’m proud to know you, Mother of the Year.  Military Wife and Mother.  Your husband has gone and you have raised children on your own.  I complained about not wanting to be a single parent for a month, but you have endured for a year or more at a time.  Your children are a blessing and I can’t believe I can call you my friend.  You inspire me to be better – a better mom and a better wife.  Thank you.




I’m proud to know you, Mother of the Year.  Non Traditionalist.  You raised your child in the way you believed best.  You followed your heart.  You stand by your values.  You have left a legacy of love and respect that your child will forever have to hold on to.  I want to leave that legacy also.  Thank you.





I’m proud to know you, Mother of the Year.  Mother with a mended heart.  Live has changed you.  Your love for your children is unparalleled.  You have taken something so profoundly heartbreaking and changed lives of so many others.  You continue to work tirelessly to make a difference for families in an hour when they need support the most.  I want to follow in your footsteps.  Thank you.



Thank you, Mothers of the Year.  For inspiring me everyday to be a better parent.



Who is your “Mother of the Year?”











  1. Charlie says:

    My favorite post ever, Kristen! If any of these women blog I want to read more about them :)

  2. Robbie says:

    what a wonderful tribute to great moms and friends in your life. I, too would like to read them if they blog!

  3. Cheryl says:

    What a touching post.

  4. laughingmom says:

    Very sweet – you ALL win.

  5. Awwwwwwwwwww. What a beautiful post!

  6. Kristen says:

    Truly, most of the moms that I have met in the blogosphere have made me strive to be a better mom in so many different ways. Some remind me to have patience, to laugh, to cry, to stand strong, to unite, to protect, to ask for help, to offer help…the list goes on and on. I’m just blessed to have all of you moms in my life! Missed you while I couldn’t get on the internet for fear of falling off of my couch from the vertigo ;-)

  7. Adrienne says:

    What a great post! Can we find these mom in blog land? The mothers I’ve met through blogging are defintiley inspirational in my life! You are one of them!! :)

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