Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Golden Mommy

Have you heard of this?
Have you nominated someone for it?
Have you been the recipient of one?

I received my Golden Mommy 4 years ago when i started MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) at our church.  It is an outreach for Moms who have children that are under the age of five.  Basically, an amazing support group while you are in the "survival mode" of your life. 

I never really felt the need for MOPS when Grace and Bella were infants but decided i might need a little more interaction with other adults while Jeff was away in Kuwait on deployment.  Jeff left for country in August and i started MOPS in September.  October my Mom's cancer had returned and in November she had part of her spine removed to keep it from collapsing.  My world had already been turned upside down due to Jeff being gone but my Mom's illness almost put me over the edge.  She was supposed to help me with the girls while Jeff was away and instead i was having to try and figure out who would watch my children so i could relieve my younger sister and Aunt from the daily care for my Mom.  Guess who stepped in?  My new found friends from MOPS.  Between these wonderful women and their second Mommy, my friend Marisa, all the details of childcare worked out.  God knew i needed MOPS and brought it into my life at just the right time.  My only regret is not starting  when Grace and Bella were little. 

I was given the Golden Mommy because MOPS felt i held it together while all of the craziness above was going on in my life and that i could continue to always have my girls in matching clothes as well.  :-)  I LOVE my Golden Mommy, not because of the "award" part of it but because it will always be a reminder that i was surrounded by incredible support and love at a very difficult time in my life.

And the Golden Mommy goes to........
All of you marvelous Moms out there!  I nominate all of you.  I can't make you all a Golden Mommy, so here is my silly tutorial and you can make your own.  Mine is still displayed proudly!

My Golden Mommy.
I should name her.  Suggestions?

Barbies from the Dollar Tree.

Aren't the shoes hot?

In the "plank" position w/ tape headband...ready to be sprayed.

Backside done....

Flip.....and viola, you have Golden Mommy.
I forgot to take a photo of my finished Mommies but that could be because i was doing them at 11 pm the night before they were to be awarded.  :-)

Funny Lily moment.  Lily said this to me while i was preparing the Golden Mommies.  "Mommy, please do no spray paint her face, it makes her look so angry".  She's a nut!

P.S.  Gentlemen friends....feeling a little weird looking at naked Barbies?


  1. LOVE IT! So glad you found MOPS at just the right time. I'm entering the "sandwich years"...and the dear friends I made at MOPS are still by my side. Golden, for sure.

  2. I like the shot of the golden mommies doing pushups