Honoring Parents Category
In honor of Mother’s Day we had to post this quote – it’s so true.
“A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.” -Washington Irving
Tell us why you love being a mom and win $100!
No matter if a mom is physically with her child or not, that love & connection is always there because a child is always within a mom’s heart. We saw this quote from Margaret Culkin Banning and couldn’t agree more!
A mother never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along.
What is your favorite mom quote?
Do you consider yourself a good mom or do you find yourself nit picking at your faults – what you should have done, and would do if you could have a “do over”. Maybe for today, we can stop even for 5 minutes and remember all you do and are that makes you a good mom. Don’t think of all that you “don’t do” or wish you did or what you think you should be doing – just soak up all that you do that tells your children, “I love you. You are special to me.”
That 5 minute affirmation can make all the difference of how you think about yourself and your children.
Go ahead – we dare you – leave a comment & tell us why you are a good mom!
April is Parkinson’s awareness month. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It is a disease that doesn’t have much funding for research for a cure, but people like Michael J. Fox have been bringing more light to the effects of it. In the recent issue of Parade magazine, Fox talks about the joy he finds as a parent and a husband – that fuels him to battle Parkinson’s disease.
We admire those who fight the daily battle against Parkinson’s disease especially those who juggle being moms and dads and the daily impact of this disease. In December of 2010 we met a mom named Brandi who at the time was pregnant while fighting Parkinson’s disease. Pregnancy can take a toll on one’s body especially when you can’t take your medications for a sickness. Brandi handled the entire situation with humor, grace and strength. She now has a beautiful baby boy who joined her family of five.
If you know someone who has Parkinson’s disease, you know the daily challenges they face. This month please consider donating to help find a cure.
Every day is full of those mom moments. You know those little moments of love even amidst the chaos where we know in the depth of our being that motherhood is better than we could have imagined. Sometimes this comes during a night feeding when you get that baby snuggle or when your toddler just blurts out “I love you” or when your teen makes the right choice. These moments can get us through the mom challenges so they are worth sharing & celebrating.
Share with us a recent mom moment that made you happy to be a mom.
We love how our kids can say funny things that make our mom heart smile and give us a different perspective. Today’s quote is brought to us by 4 year old Sawyer.
I think it went: dinosaurs, pilgrims, and then real people. (HA! Somehow pilgrims as people didn’t translate.)
What things do your kids say that make you laugh?
We interrupt Mom Monday to share with you the exciting news that tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21, we will be hosting a Twitter Party to celebrate Baby Days at Walmart.
During the party we will be talking about the many different crib mattress options – coil crib mattresses, foam crib mattresses, etc – which is best for your baby. We will also be sharing some bedtime sleep rituals for baby, have our crib mattress expert available to answer questions, talk about what savings you will receive during Baby Days and win prizes!
The Sealy Baby Party Info:
- When? Tuesday, February 21 from 11am – 12pm CST
- Where? On Twitter. Be sure to follow @Kolcraft to win prizes
- How? Just show up & use hash tag #SealyBaby
See you there!
Valentine’s day is tomorrow and while most people think of flowers, chocolate and romantic dinners, we think of the love a mother has for her children and children have for their mom.
We felt this mom quote captured the spirit of Valentine’s day because it talks about true, unconditional love. This sort of love starts way before baby is born, but on the day baby is born it blossoms on a whole new level.
Life began with waking up and loving my mother’s face.
- George Eliot, English novelist
What is your favorite mom quote?