Monday, May 12, 2014

Honor Your Mom in the SodaStream MOMPOWERMENT Contest {SodaStream Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit Giveaway!}

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There are no words to accurately describe motherhood to someone who hasn't experienced it for herself.

The amazing highs, the devastating lows, the deep, trying frustrations, the immense pride... and that doesn't even begin to include the dreams, worries and concerns. Is there any wonder that us moms feel guilty when we feel like we aren't providing the very best for our families?

Which is why even though Mother's Day 2014 has passed, that doesn't mean that the celebration of all things Mom needs to come to an end. This month it is even easier to show your appreciation thanks to SodaStream, the world leader in home beverage carbonation stations.

SodaStream machines

Enabling consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water, SodaStream makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water.

Not to mention that their products are environmentally friendly, convenient, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use!

As a part of SodaStream's commitment to empower moms to create better-for-you beverages for themselves and their families, the SodaStream system lets people create any drink they can imagine! With over 70 flavors available, SodaStream can turn tap water into an endless variety of delicious sparkling beverages for the whole family — from seltzers to sodas to sparkling juices, and even cocktails.

It's something that, during the month of May, SodaStream has appropriately dubbed "MOMPOWERMENT".

Rachael Ray SodaStream

While I already love the concept and how MOMPOWERMENT is about celebrating Mom and recognizing all of her selfless efforts, I also appreciate that SodaStream is and rewarding her for giving her family the very best.

Let's do more than simply pat moms on the back, let's fully honor them (and encourage everyone else to do the same) with the MOMPOWERMENT contest!

Mompowerment contest logo

To enter the contest, consumers simply visit SodaStream's Facebook page and complete the entry form located under the MOMPOWERMENT promotion tab.

Entrants can nominate themselves or any mom that has had an impact on their lives by including a photo and a brief essay about a "MOMPOWERMENT Moment," an example of something special they've done or experienced that illustrates the power and privilege that comes from being a mother.

Two winners will be selected by a panel of judges as those that best exemplify MOMPOWERMENT and will win an all-expense paid trip for four to New York City, including tickets to a taping of the Rachael Ray Show!

Mompowerment

This great sweepstakes ends May 30, 2014, so don't delay! To enter, as well as find out additional information on the MOMPOWERMENT contest, including official terms and conditions, please visit SodaStream on Facebook.

And, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be empowered to create their favorite drinks right from their own kitchen counter as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit*
from SodaStream (ARV $99.95)!

SodaStream giveaway
*Kit includes (1) Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker, (1) 60 liter Carbonator, (1) BPA-free Reusable Carbonating Bottle, (3) SodaMix flavors and (1) Sodamix Variety 6 pack


A big thank you to SodaStream for providing a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

193 comments:

suburban prep said...

My mother. she had had health issues her self in the last few years but she is always willing to step in and help when and where she can with her family.

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I would nominate my mom because she is my best friend. She always understands things when no one else does.

Candice said...

I would nominate my mom because she is the most caring and generous person ever.

KV H said...

My Mom is always there for me and she works hard to make sure everyone is cared for.

Thomas Murphy said...

I would nominate my mom because she is always there for her family.

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Kimberly said...

I would nominate my daughter. I am so proud of what a wonderful mother she is.

Melissa Storms said...

My mom because she was very very young when she had me. I don't know how she did it but somehow she did it well.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

Steph Bkn said...

I would nominate my mother, she is my north star and my everyday inspiration to be the best I can be

steve weber said...

my mother, she is no longer with us, but she fought a hard fight-- cancer.

Sandra VanHoey said...

I would nominate either of my 2 daughters, they are both outstanding Mommies

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

I would nominate my Mother because she is a true inspiration to me for a multitude of reasons.

Christine Jessamine said...

I would nominate my mom. She is incredible with all the work she does, and how selfless she is.

jennifer57 said...

A close friend of the family is like my adopted mother. She cares about me more then my real mother ever did.

Faride H said...

I would nominate my friend who is an exemplary role model to me of what a mother should be like.

jlafount said...

Nominate my mom. She lives a simple life and gets things done

Anne said...

Well, my mom passed away several years ago, but one fabulous mom in my family is my cousin. She's taken over as the matriarch in the family, keeping everyone together in good times and bad.

Rebecca W. said...

I would nominate my mother-in-law because she is our biggest fan and encourages through tough times. She's the best!

Beth @ TheAngelForever said...

I would nominate my mother because she pushed for a college education in a field that was not really welcoming women at the time. She accomplished that and so much more.

M Clark said...

I would nominate my mother because she has not had any reward for all the things she's done in her life, all the sacrifices that she has made, she really deserves it.

sgumer said...

i would honor my mom because she has done so much for me and stood by me through thick and thin. she has been a mother when i was younger and a friend as i grew up.

lorirc said...

my mom! She adopted me when she was in her 40's..and at that time (39 years ago) being older with a baby wasnt like it today. She worked hard....and I am so thankful to her for it!

candykitn said...

I would nominate my mom although she is no longer with us she lives on in our memories and thoughts

auntietina said...

I would volunteer my sister-in-law who does so much for so many people! She's a wonderful addition to our family!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Leave a comment on this blog post telling me what mom in your life you would nominate in the MOMPOWERMENT contest and why.

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puye said...

My Mom is always there for me and she works hard to make sure everyone is cared for.

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Natalie B. said...

Hello! I would enter my daughter in-law in the MOMPOWERMENT contest because she's an excellent mother to my grandson. I wouldn't want anyone else to be his mother. Nice! Thank-you!

Terri said...

My mom was a stay at home mom with five kids and had the patience of a saint!

mummadear said...

I would nominate my mom! She has been a huge inspiration in my life!

Kim Pinch said...

I would nominate my mom because she has always supported and encouraged me even when she herself has been going through hard times.

stOOpidgErL said...

I would nominate my mom because she is my best friend.

Kelly Tupick said...

I would nominate my mother. She is and awesome and hard working woman. She has been through so much in her life and yet she is still one of the happiest and kindest woman that I know. She has always been there for her family and friends and will help out anyone that she can.

sarah said...

i would nominate my mom because she is a great and strong woman
sarah hirsch

Wendi Cambron said...

I would nominate my sister because no matter what health issues she faces she she is always there for my nieces.

Shelly Peterson said...

I would nominate my mom because she is the kindest most selfless person I know.

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nickieisis3 said...

I would nominate my mom because she is the most caring, strong person I know.

Kambrea said...

I would nominate my Mom. She has always been there and right now she is helping my brother get through some really tough times. She deserves it.

Karen Dwight said...

I would nominate my mom for tolerating all the ups and downs in my life and still loving the same even though I have given her allot of frustration.

mogrill said...

My best friend Lisa. She is a single mom that rocks. She is working, going to school and caring for her son.

openmind101 said...

I'd nominate my hubby's mom because she raised one heck of a man!

heather baker said...

I would nominate my "second" mom. She is a really good friend that has been in my life for a long time and took a mother role in my life. My mom died when I was young.

Courtnie Miller said...

I'd nominate my mom, because she has always taken care of me and been such a great provider.

Gayle Gildehaus said...

i would nominate my second mom.she has started to have dementia but i like to remember her for who she was.

April said...

I would nominate my grandmother, she is 87 and still young, she cracks us up and I just love her to death!

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Lizbeth said...

My mom because she always worked hard to help my sisters and me succeed.

Pat said...

I would nominate my mom - she's always been there for us and is a great friend

Patricia Salyers said...

My adoptive mother Val. Technically I am not adopted but it's the easiest way to describe it. I wasn't really a kid when she took me in I had just turned 18 and I had been in foster care since I was 9 years old thrown about from here to there. When I turned 18 the foster parent I had at the time didn't want me anymore because she was getting ready to marry a man and she was older. So I ended up homeless one of my friends told me to call his mom and talk to her. That's how I met Val. She took me in and gave me a family and a home regardless of the fact that I was a stranger to her.

Claire said...

I would nominate my boyfriend's mom. He's had a lot of problems in his life and she's always there to help and support him when he needs it the most. At the same time, she doesn't just let him have anything he wants. She's great!

Madeline said...

I would nominate my grandmother because she has stepped up and acted as a mom towards me!

sparklejewelsp59@yahoo.com said...

I would nominate my mom because she is always there for her for me

jlee said...

I would nominate my mom since she was an immigrant and made a great life for us here.

Birdie Bee said...

I would nominate my mom because she is so selfless and gives of herself to others in need.

erika said...

My mom would be nominated because she did such an amazing job at raising me and my sister.

Diane Therkildsen said...

I would nominate my best friend, as she is always their if I need to talk

ashley lawhorn said...

I would nominate my mom. With out her I don't know where I would be today. She is the most loving, caring person I know.

Kat Anderson said...

Love the soda stream-my daughter shares her soda! Yum.

Dawn Monroe said...

Id nominate my daughter because I'm proud of the way her life is going due to her choices.

jmcharries said...

My Mom - she's done so much to take care of my grandfather while he was sick. She deserves it

Crystal Blood said...

I'd nominate my best friend, not only is she a terrific mom but she's also a cancer survivor. Even though she still has alot of pain she always put her kids first in everything she does.

Meghan said...

I would nominate my mother who is the most loving and kind woman I have ever known.

Georgette C said...

I would nominate my godmother, because she has been here for me for the past 18 years after my mom passed away. She always finds time to help me, in addition to her normal family, helping her husband run their business, keeping her house in order, and being a rescue mom to cats at a rescue shelter. She truly is a Supermom.

YennySweeps said...

I'd nominate my mom because she is amazing and my best friend.

Wendi S said...

I would nominate my Mom because she was an inspiration in courage and fortitude.

Missy said...

I would nominate my mom. When I found out I had cancer, she jumped right in to take care of my family. It was such a blessing to not worry about cooking, cleaning, school work, or after school activities. She was my blessing.

Heather said...

my mom passed away, she had cancer. But even wile sick she still tried to make everyone feel better. Over 15 years and I still miss her!

Mita said...

I would nominate my Mom, she is my everyday inspiration!

wigget said...

probably my sister because she embodies the epitome of mommyhood

momo said...

I would nominate my own Mother. Even though she has been gone for eighteen years now she was the strongest and most powerful female figure in my life. I had learned many wonderful things from that lady. God Bless You Mama, I miss you-

Melissa Teears said...

I would nominate my grandmother. She raised 5 boys while working full time. She is totally awesome and super cool.

Jessica Cox said...

I would nominate my mom she is always their for me and my family.We are best friends

RICHARD HICKS said...

I would nominate my Mom. She has done so much for us kids and made so many sacrifices while growing up

Lauren Smith said...

I would nominate my mom for supporting our family so well.

Daphne Burks said...

I would nominate my mom because she has the biggest heart and is always there for others! #MOMPOWERMENT

lissa crane said...

I would nominate my older sister! Even though she wasn't my mom, she raised me and when my mother couldn't take care of me she stepped up and at 18 took care of me and treated me as her own child!

Tabitha said...

my mom.
she is great. we are not close by any strech of the imigination but if i need som,ething she is always there.
kayleefaith1228@aol.com

Sioux City Sue said...

I would nominate myself since I am sandwiched between carry for an elderly parent in my home who is bedridden, plus 3 kids in college, plus my husband, and numerous pets. I cook for 3 special diets and also like to can and make my own pickles and preserves. I never wake up wondering what I am going to do. I just pray for strength to do it all.

Darlene said...

I would vote for my daughter-in-law - she has 3 children and one on that way, she home schools them and keeps a beautiful home clem all the time.

Serenap95 said...

I would nominate my mother. She managed to successfully raise 4 smart and caring children while dealing with poverty and an abusive husband.

Donice O said...

I would nominate my precious daughter, because she is ALWAYS there for and tends to her kid`s needs.

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

My daughter because she is an awesome new mother

Kim Kihega said...

I would nominate my mom because she is an amazing woman! She always puts others before herself and is a great grandma to my kids too!

Sherry said...

I would nominate my older sister because she is a wonderful mother that would do anything for her girls.

Danielle Day said...

mine because she raised two kids as a single mom and deserves it.

Melissa Cunningham said...

I don't have a mom, but I would choose my grandmother as she raised me and has taught me so much and she truly is the most amazing woman I have known.

leanne_mac said...

My friend. She is a fantastic mom of 3 kids and is always willing to help others.

Anastasia Falling said...

I'd nominate my own mom :) There is no one more full of love who is already ready to take the family out together to connect and have fun :)

Julie N said...

I'd nominate my friend, who, although never a mom herself physically, has worked for decades with other people's children in church youth work. Her home has been open to many of them over the years.

PAIGE said...

I'd nominate my mom. She came from nothing to be the most awesome empowered woman I ever met.
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Chavonne Harvey said...

I'd nominate my Mom because of her incredible strength, courage and resilience.

mecarolks said...

I would nominate my daughter. I am so proud of what a wonderful mother she is.

Ashley said...

I'd nominate my mom, she is a great example of what it means to be selfless

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Xty C said...

I would nominate my mom because she has always been there for all of us

Megan Green said...

I would nominate my mom. She's always been there for me... at my highest points and my lowest. Love her to pieces!

Lisa Romine said...

I would nominate my mother. No matter what happened, she always made sure that me and my siblings had what we needed.

Lisa Romine said...

I would nominate my mother. No matter what happened, she always made sure that me and my siblings had what we needed.

debbie said...

I would nominate my best friend. She has done so much for her special needs daughter.

Denise S. said...

I would nominate my daughter for working so hard to better herself when she had a child.

April Gray said...

I would nominate my mother. She is the most selfless woman that I know & I'm so lucky to call her MY mom :)

SexyBrat said...

I would nominate my Mom for all the things she does for me and my kids.

corey1971 said...

I would nominate my mom. She spent the last 6 years caring for my sick father who we lost in October. (CoreyOlomon at gmail dot com)

Tamar said...

My mom for being my rock.

bbrittbrat1398 said...

I would pick my mother because she is the most kindest and supportive woman I know.
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Tiffany Weikel said...

I would nominate my grandmother because she raised me like she was my mother.

lavonne39759 said...

My Mom because she is the Best Mom!

rj7777 said...

It would be my mom. She was the most caring person who always thought of others first. She always saw the good in others too. Rita Spratlen

alena said...

i would nominate my mom.She is always there for me and my family and always put my needs first before hers.

Dave said...

I would nominate my wife because she is the best :)

Terri. said...

My Mom is always there for us, no matter what.

richelle bowers said...

my mother...she's there when I need her

LesleyfromWI said...

I would nominate my mom who always believed in me and showed me I am special

Kit Kat said...

I would like to nominate my mother b/c she has raised 5 kids practically by herself.

sweepinmomma123 said...

I would definitely say my mom. My mom raised us right and has taken care of us. I would love to give this to her.

chickie717 said...

It would have to be my neighbor mary lou. She is raising her teenage grand chikdren.

Sarah MomE25 said...

I would nominate my mom. She always knows just what to say.

caseyle2010 said...

i would nominate my mom because she always worked hard to give me everything i needed
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Amy L said...

I'd nominate my older sister because when our mother died she took our 13 year old sister in and raised her, without hesitation, and did an amazing job.

Jamie Hamilton said...

I would nominate my sister-in-law. She is raising 3 children who are very happy. The children feel loved because they are.

sheila ressel said...

I'd nominate my mom. She's always there for me and is my biggest supporter. She's loving, kind and forgiving. The kind of mother everyone wants.

Kayla said...

I'd nominate my mother because she really pushed me to make my dreams come true.

Shauntea Crutcher said...

I would nominate my sister because she works really hard and still takes great care of her son.

matope said...

Id nominate my mom because she just goes above and beyond all the time and is now a fantastic grandma to my kids!

Jamielee Kimball said...

I know this sounds strange, but I would choose my fiance's grandmother. She has been there for our family for the last three years. When times got tough, she let us live with her and was always there for us. She listened to us and was so great. It would be her.

Deb K said...

I would nominate my aunt,as she has been there since my Mom has passed.

Ms. Candice said...

This is cancan! i would nominate my friend, mother of 3, 2 adopted, and 1 bio kid, who had leukemia from age 3 months to 4 years. I think she is amazing!

Tara L said...

I would nominate my mom. She is a great mother and grandmother and she is always there for everyone no matter how tired she is or if she is in pain. She keeps going, I don't know how she does it.

Tabathia said...

My mother, because she is the strongest person I know. In the last year she has lost both her sister and brother to cancer, has been sick and has to take care of my dad who can barely walk and through it all she doesn't complain

MichelleS said...

All the moms, really. Different moms have gone through different difficulties in their lives, but we all share the common bond of motherhood and having to undertake the role of raising a child.

Danalee said...

My mom is the best. I would nominate her! I am so grateful to have her as a mom.

kyl neusch said...

my mom for all that she does for us

Jennifer Lachman said...

I would nominate my mother. She had dedicated her life to not only taking care of her own children, but also caring for other's in the community.

jcwega27 said...

My friend Patty would be my super mom, she is always there for everyone!

Cálaeb Temple said...

i would nominate my mother.

Kathleen Hand said...

I would nominate my Grandma. she has always been there for me and accepted me for who I am no matter what stupid thing I have done.

Donna C. said...

I would nominate my mother

Yona Williams said...

I would nominate my Mom because she is one of the kindest most patient person I know towards me and others.

Sky Evans said...

I'd nominate mine since she's kind.

Lorena said...

I would nominate my best friend who manages to keep a dozen balls juggling at the same time and she makes it look easy.

Lorena said...

I would nominate my best friend who manages to keep a dozen balls juggling at the same time and she makes it look easy.

jessica holybee said...

I would nominate my best friend because she is a awsome mom and friend , I dont know how she does it .

Birdie Bee said...

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Vera P said...

I'd nominate my mom because of her strength and kindness.

joe bitner said...

Of course I nominate my MOM.She is always strong willed and gets her point across.She always does her best to help everyone.She is old fashioned and a little closed minded. But we all are proud of the morals that she was imposed on us as we see people seriously have the lack lack of.

Melissa Moore said...

I would nominate my mum because she's great

Natalie Yeoman said...

i would nominate my mom because she does everything for everyone she is always making meals once a month for the homeless shelter in our area and doing everything she can for me

Shayna Brookman said...

I would nominate my sister because she is raising six kids on her own and does a great job :)

Wanda McHenry said...

I would nominate my mom because she is the most caring, generous, honest, positive person I have ever known.

Minute said...

I would nominate my Mom because she always supports me.

w l burro said...

I would nominate my sister because she's an awesome mom.

pqcolletti said...

I would nominate my mother. Not only has she been an excellent mother to my two sisters and me, she has "mothered" thousands of patients as a nurse for the last 35 years. She is really good at reading people and understanding what they need at the moment.

Lora said...

My Mom died 2 years ago or I would nominate her. I would nominate the mother who organized our parent group meetings for children born with special needs. She is an amazing woman who really helps others.

Brandy Hebden said...

My mom because she is always there for me!

Starting Again said...

I would nominate my oldest daughter for the MOMPOWERMENT contest! She is an amazing mom to 4 girls and 2 boys. And they are the best behaved, caring, and lovable kids I've ever met. My daughter is a much, much better mom than I ever was.

Va Hickchick said...

My mom is my best friend and also my next door neighbor !!whenever I need her ,she is just a phone call away

StaceyK68 said...

I would nominate my sister who takes care of two autistic kids.

Yana Ryjova said...

Id nominate my mom who has done everything to give me a better life.

lisa neutel said...

I would nominate my mom..she has done so much for me in my life and still continues to do so

Robyn Donnelly said...

I would nominate my own mother because she has been everything in my life.

blew415 said...

I would nominate my mom because she is always there for me

jill190 said...

I would like to nominate my grandmother. She had 6 girls and my father, while keeping a fulltime job and put up with my grandfather for 65 years. I miss her so much.

Brenda said...

I would nominate my mom because she was the most unselfish, giving person I have ever known.

iggysaysno said...

I'd nominate my sister because she's a wonderful new mom

amy16323 said...

Rose.shes like a mom to me and helps my family out so much
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houston said...

I would choose my sister. Even though she is suffering from a very rare immune disorder she always has a positive attitude and is always there for her family.

Lovemy Ace said...

my mom is the best and has stayed with her head up despite difficulties she has had to deal with in life

zenadarling said...

My mother is the strongest person I know, and she is always there for me to help in any way she can no matter what. I don't know what I'd do without her!

rache81 said...

I would nominate my sister because she is an amazing mom. She works full time as a radiation therapist but still takes the time for the little things with her kids.

Pamela Michelle said...

I would nominated my mother. She amazes me everyday with all she does so flawlessly!

Jammie Morey said...

I would nominate my mom, because she was a single mom working two jobs to make ends meet for her children, and she made sure we never went without.

Gennie Lancaster said...

I would nominate my mom because she would do anything and everything for her children.

Sherrie Cruson said...

SHERRIE C.

I would nominate my Mom because she worked hard a single mother to provide for her two children on a limited income and made sure we got a good education in spite of it. She has stood by me and encouraged me throughout my life and encouraged me to be the best person I could be and or that I am very grateful.

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lmurley2000 said...

I would nominate my mom she is the greatest and the smartest mom in the world, I do think she knows everything their is to know and I wish I had half of her knowledge

lmurley2014@yahoo.com

Julieh said...

I'd nominate my mil, because she is the sweetest and kindest woman I have ever known

Christian Alejandro said...

I would nominate my mom! She's been a rockstar at the position since day one. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Christian Alejandro said...

I would nominate my mom! She's been a rockstar at the position since day one. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

yellowlabs said...

I would nominate my mom, because she is a wonderful and caring person who gives so much of herself to others.

KrazeKatLady said...

I'd nominate my Mom. She is the strongest person I know.

cassandra said...

I would nominate my own mom because she inspires me to be my best!

Jessica said...

I would nominate my mom because even though she has been through a lot, she still manages to find joy in her life and always stay happy! She inspires many!

Nicole Millheim said...

I would nominate my aunt. She does everything for all of us. She is a strong woman and seems to know the answer for everything. with her behind us, we are all strong

Sarah Marshall said...

I would nominate my mom because she is true to who she is and her faith is unwavering even during tough times.

Tracysweetangl said...

I nominate my mom because she is loving and caring!! She is one that thinks about everyone else and forgets to think about her self!!

amanda whitley said...

i would nominate my mom because she is a great mom who is so selfless and kind.

kelley roach said...

my mom because she's done a lot for em

trixx said...

I would nominate my mom. She always puts my siblings and I first no matter what, even to this day!

Tylerpants said...

I'd nominate my mom! She had three kids within 13months and managed to work at the same time as well. Totally MomPowerment! Lisa L tylerpants(at)gmail.com

lilyk said...

my friend because she's an awesome mom and person

c21 said...

My mom at 91 although with her dementia she does not remember me.

Jennifer Q. said...

I would nominate my mom, because of what a caringand loving person she is.

Ariadanz said...

I'd nominate my Mom for choosing to adopt me and supporting me my entire life.

Buddy Garrett said...

I would nominate my wife because she gives her all to taking care of our daughter.

Kayla Malik said...

I would nominate my mom because of how much she has done for me.

missreneer said...

I would nominate my mother-in-law because through all of her health issues and countless surgeries she has never given up. She has remained happy, hopeful and she has always been there for all of us. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway :)

Renee
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