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Your Olympic Mom Moment

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As we watch the Olympics we see that behind many of the Olympians are dedicated moms and dads. We see the sacrifices and support these parents have given their kids from the start. While Olympians and their parents definitely have sacrificed and gone the extra mile, we know that many of you as moms and dads have made daily sacrifices for your kids that you just do because you are mom or dad. And your children have Olympic moments – you know those moments of gold when a brother looks out for his sister or when a big sister shares her favorite doll with her little sister or your child overcame some odds…

Stop for a second and think about  your child’s “Olympic moment”. That moment when your child’s actions were worth more than gold & you were able to embrace it and celebrate it. Share it with us & celebrate your Olympic Mom Moment!

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29 Responses to “Your Olympic Mom Moment”

  1. Theresa J August 8, 2012 at 10:47 am #

    Earlier this week my boys got into a fight and were sent to their rooms. Each of them blamed the other in regards to what happened. The next day I found a note written by my younger son. It was an apology note telling him exactly what he was sorry for. In that moment I was the proudest mom because he did it all on his own without mom or dad bugging him

  2. Laura Miller August 8, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    My 11 month old has turned into quite the little biter! This is new to me because my other 2 were never biters! Ivy has bitten her sister twice now. She bit through Ava’s forehead the first time, and made quite a mark on her nose the 2nd time. We were sitting down at lunch the other day and Ava got up and gave Ivy a big kiss and said “I forgive you for biting me.” It melted my heart! I was lucky enough to capture the kiss on camera!

  3. Bekah Kuczenski August 8, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

    This post is perfect. My husband and I were watching the olympics the other night. They were showing Michael Phelps’ mom’s reaction, and I said to my husband, wow she must so be proud! We then were talking about how proud we were of our 15 month old for little things like dancing to her favorite song or waving hi to someone. If we are overjoyed and proud of those moments I can’t imagine what you must feel as a parent if your “baby” is in the olympics!

  4. Kelly D August 9, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    My Olympic Mom moment was taking a 5+ drive last weekend and having the kids sit right next to eachother with hardly any fighting the whole way!

  5. Jenn McCullar August 9, 2012 at 8:31 am #

    My son makes me proud by his generosity to others, he loves to share and he thinks about others feelings. He came home from kindergarten telling me at snack time some kids didn’t have snack from home and the teacher gave them snacks, so he was proud of his teacher and drew her a heart and an I love you for being good to others.

  6. Laurie Adams August 9, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    My Olympic Mom moment was dropping my oldest off at preschool two years ago. I was crying and she told me “I” would be OK and could call her if I needed her. This year, she goes to kindergarten and my youngest goes to preschool! @AdamsFmReviews

  7. Michelle August 9, 2012 at 9:49 am #

    Loving your insights! Keep them coming!

  8. Candace August 9, 2012 at 12:36 pm #

    All of the Olympic mom moments make me teary!

  9. Lolli S August 10, 2012 at 10:40 am #

    My 8 month old daughter gave me a hug & said mama. It was so precious!

  10. Erika August 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    My daughter is 5 and swims like a fish, at the pool I caught her encouraging one of her peers to go underwater. She was so sweet and encouraging to a friend that was scared, made my heart smile!

  11. Katrina B. August 10, 2012 at 1:35 pm #

    Last night on our way home my son said “Mommy, I love you so much! My heart is very happy right now, I have never been happier!” How can you not charish a statement like that as gold! He’s only 3 1/2 so I’m not sure where he got such a statement but I’ll remember that forever!

  12. Samantha August 10, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Thankfully I get a few olympic mom moments every week! Today it was my son helping a girl at the beach chase her donut floaty when the wind caught it on its edge (who knew they could balance that well) and then grabbing her at the edge of the parking lot and making her wait for an adult. He is only 5:)

  13. Kristi August 10, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    My Olympic moment was when my daughter was able to come home after being in the NICU for 9 weeks. It was a rough road, but it was amazing to see how resilient and strong she was and it was pure bliss when we were able to bring her home. We definitely celebrated!

  14. Liz Ticona August 11, 2012 at 8:24 am #

    I’m not a mommy yet (6 more weeks to know) but I already have made sacrifices for my baby boy. I think it’s just a parent must and we don’t mind as long as our kids are healthy and happy. My nieces have Olympic moments though, My 5 yr old niece helps her 3 yr old sister get dressed and the other day she taught her how to go down the stairs carefully “so she wouldn’t tumble down” :) I saw the moment and it was so special!

  15. Karen F August 11, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I love reading the comments posted. Makes me think of when my boys were younger.

  16. Ashley S August 12, 2012 at 9:40 am #

    My 3 year old son is such an angel.. he is always so worried about his 10 month old brother. He’s always watching if he puts stuff in mouth or is into something he’s not suppose to.. it makes me feel like I raised him to be caring and loving.

  17. Shannon August 12, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    So very cute!

  18. Christy Grimsbo August 12, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    My 2 year old’s latest Olympic moment is when he traded the toy he was playing with for another just because he knew the toy he was playing with was his cousin’s favorite! So he gave it to his cousin to play with, without his cousin even asking :)

  19. Amy W. August 13, 2012 at 6:02 am #

    One Olympic moment recently was when my son played with my daughter at a scout event instead of his friends because she was the only girl there. He loves his sissy’s.

  20. kimberly o August 13, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    My son recently started walking. I love how my 2 year old daughter loves her brother so much that she helps and encourages him Like i do. If I try and help him…my daughter says to me “mommy I have this for you, I do it” makes me so proud

  21. Tara S. August 13, 2012 at 9:42 pm #

    Olympic parents rock!

  22. Juliane August 14, 2012 at 2:52 am #

    My Olympic moment was when my 8yo son asked me for $2/- and gave it to a little girl begging for some food.
    My first thought was him spending on some candies but my heart melted when I saw the kind gesture that he
    showed to the little girl. He makes me so proud. He’s my champ!

  23. Kristen Jack August 14, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    A few weeks back my little boy who is 5, looked at my 6 year old little girl and said, Sissy you look so pretty. Your hair is beautiful and I think you are prettier than a princess! I just happen to overhear this I was on my way into the bathroom to finish putting bows in her hair and he just about stopped my heart when I heard it. Mind you he is a little boy who likes to be dirty and hates to make his sister happy unless it is to fight with her and make her frustrated!

  24. Maxime August 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    When my daughter confessed to something I didn’t even know she did… :)

  25. Lydia August 14, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Even my 3 yr old was impressed with this picture. He says, That boy is sharing with that little girl! He loves to share, and almost forces you to take what he wants to share with you..

  26. Stephanie Ann August 15, 2012 at 8:25 am #

    I find the olympics so inspiring! I feel like they make anything feel possible!

  27. Tiffany August 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm #

    I have five children and through the years I’ve had so many moments that is makes me overwhelming proud. They aren’t perfect, they bicker but they are always helping each other as well. They figured out early that they are a team. :)

  28. Patty S. August 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    in response to Tiffany, I think kids with big families figure out there is safety in numbers also!

  29. Amber Rist August 25, 2012 at 12:16 am #

    My olympic mom moment is definitely when my 3 1/2 year old loves to help with her younger sister who is 7 months old. She will put down a blanket or cover her with a blanket, retrieve toys for her to play with, and make sure she stops crying by emulating me and say “shhhhhh it’s ok April I’m right here, it’s ok, ohhhh” so cute that she has embraced her big sister role and loves it.

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