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Friday, April 27, 2012

Yummy Mummy Contest

I am a proud member of voiceBoks, a blogging community for parents.  It's a great place to be...if you are a blogger, you too should check it out! (and tell them I sent you!)

voiceBoks runs different contests and challenges - a few weeks ago it was the ABC's of Me - and currently I am taking part in the "Yummy Mummy Contest".  This was another challenging one, as like the ABC's, I'm not one to talk about me in great length to many people.  And to participate in the contest, I had to ask people to tell me why they think I should win the Yummy Mummy contest.  It was hard for me to ask, but I did it...and here is what some of my wonderful, fantabulous family and friends had to say:

My husband:
She is a kind and thoughtful person who always puts others before herself.  She will do whatever it takes to make sure the people around her have a smile on their face and will always go the extra mile without asking.  I am thankful that I wake up next to the same person I am dreaming of.  I can's imagine a day without her.
me<insert tears here!>

My oldest son (age 5):
She takes me to special places like swimming and walks.  She makes me happy when I am sad by giving me hugs and kisses. I like to do crafts and drawings with her.
me <insert a big smile here>

My baby boy (age 9 months):
My Mommy is the best!  How do I know?  She is always so happy to play games with me!  Like when I spit up all over her and me, she plays "peek-a-boo" with me as she wipes up my face and clothes, her clothes, the couch and the floor.  She works hard to make me wonderful meals, and I really like blowing bubbles of food just after she feeds me a mouthful of dinner.  It makes my highchair tray look so pretty, I like to smoosh around all the food, and my Mommy smiles because she just loves my games.  She also loves the game I play when I call for her, especially at 4 am, every single day!  She always answers my call with a smile and a song (even though she can't really carry a tune).  She showers me with squeezes, kisses and tickles every day.  She really is a Yummy Mummy! (and yes, I do like to chew on her fingers, she's THAT yummy!).

My mother-in-law had some lovely things to say too:
I believe my daughter-in-law Dawn deserves the 'Yummy Mummy' award because:
- she can shower, dress, do her hair and makeup AND look fabulous in under 10 minutes.
- she traded in her cute little clutch for a bag big enough for wipes, diapers, soothers and snacks.
- she can have as much fun teaching her baby to swim at the Y as splashing in the Caribbean.
- she uses her hands to pat a bum, to stroke a cheek, to soothe an owie and to catch some vomit.
- one of her favorite things is slobbery baby kisses.
- every single day she chooses to put her kids' happiness and well-being ahead of her own.
- she knows that being a 'Yummy Mummy' is actually a state of mind; its trying to find the almost impossible balance between raising kids and finding some time for herself.

And from a few of my amazing, wonderful friends:

Dawn is an incredible Yummy Mummy!  I don't know how she does it all!  She works full time and is still excellently organized, healthy, and creative.  She has a wonderful family and is devoted to her sons and husband.  They make a great team under her leadership.  I love her recipe blog and have tried several recipes already.  It's great to have an easy source of helpful and tasty recipes at hand.  Thanks Dawn!!

Dawn is one of the yummiest mummies I know!  She is a wonderful mother, wife and the best friend anyone could ask for.  She is always smiling a huge beaming smile bursting with love, kindness and joy!  I love this yummy mummy with all my heart! 

My dear friend Dawn would be the perfect recipient for your Yummy Mummy award. I can’t tell you enough how loved and respected she is by her peers, her colleagues, her friends and her family. She’s the type of woman who is always there when you need her (for better or worse), she’s incredibly thoughtful and selfless, and she’s a super-Mom and wife to the three men in her life! I am grateful for Dawn’s friendship and wisdom, and I’m proud of who she is in her community and her home. What more can I say... I just really love Dawn with all my heart, and anyone who knows her will say the same.

Wow everyone, I feel so loved!!  Contest or not, I am one of the luckiest people in the world to have such amazing people in my life. 

Thank you for being part of my life, I love all of you!


  1. very wonderful post--I too felt so blessed after hearing everyones responced when I asked them to help out with this event.

    I feel like we're winners already!!! =^D

  2. What a wonderful post and fabulous responses!

  3. Wow! You really are a yummy-mummy! You are truly blessed! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!
    Heartfelt Balance Handmade Life

  4. Beautiful post Dawn.

  5. This is a great post! You're loved and blessed!


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