I have one of the best jobs in the entire world… I’m a MOM.  I became one 3 years ago. It’s been one of the most amazing and rewarding, albeit challenging experiences I’ve ever encountered. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

“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 from now through to July 8, 2012 and can be submitted through http://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!”

I truly think that any Mom is deserving of this award. Sure we may not feel like the world’s best Mom in the less finer moments. 
I can think of a few Mom’s that I would love to nominate for this award…
My Nannie: She’s a strong, bold woman with a heck of a lot of heart. In 1996 she suffered from a massive stroke which left her paralyzed. She has never once let the stroke hold her back. She is a fighter and is constantly wearing her brave face. Even when the goings get tough. Over the years my Great Grandma has taught me to see the light through even the darkest of moments. She is definitely the rock in our family.
My Nana: She’s a giver. She’ll shower you in love, praise, hugs and support. Since being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s) disease in the Fall of 2011, I know she’s had a hard time adjusting. Being a veteran nurse, it’s always been in her blood to take care of everyone else. She’s very independent. It’s been a hard adjustment for her. My Nana has some serious willpower and a huge passion for life. 

Do you know of a deserving Mom? One of would do anything for her family, friends or community? One whom is selfless? One whose made a huge impact on your life or someone else’s?

If you do – head on over to Mom of the Year and nominate her. There are currently 12,631 nominations submitted!!

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 [http://www.momoftheyear.ca].

10 Comments on WalMart Mom of the Year Award: Do You Know Someone Deserving? #MOTY

  1. Margarita Ibbott (@downshiftingPOS)
    June 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm (6 years ago)

    It is so nice of you to share your nomination for Mom of the Year…I no longer have my grandparents so it is so nice to see that others can still enjoy spending time with theirs.

  2. Zeemaid Zeemaid
    June 20, 2012 at 4:52 am (6 years ago)

    So nice you have such great grandmothers!

  3. ~ The Country Mouse ~
    June 22, 2012 at 12:51 pm (6 years ago)

    Oh man, ALS is horrible. I am so sorry. But, what amazing sounding moms/grandmoms. Thanks for sharing these inspirational ladies with the world 🙂

  4. Insane Mamacita
    June 22, 2012 at 1:11 pm (6 years ago)

    I love that Walmart is having this great contest. I really enjoy reading about all the great mother’s out there. So inspiring.

  5. Mom vs. the boys
    June 22, 2012 at 1:14 pm (6 years ago)

    strangely enough I really cant think of anyone I know that would fall under mom of the year status! happy to hear your Nanas are pretty special!

  6. Annie Brown
    June 22, 2012 at 1:22 pm (6 years ago)

    I love that Walmart is running this contest … great way to reward and recognize mothers

  7. Mommy Moment
    June 22, 2012 at 2:53 pm (6 years ago)

    I can’t wait to hear about the amazing mom who wins this amazing award!

  8. Ashley
    June 22, 2012 at 3:28 pm (6 years ago)

    It’s nice to know Walmart realizes that Moms deserve a little credit for all they do (and all the time they spend hauling kidlets through their stores)

  9. Paula Schuck
    June 23, 2012 at 12:41 am (6 years ago)

    I love this contest and nominated my fab friend Annie.



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