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Mother’s Day Tribute , Day 1 – Let’s Get This Party Started

 

Welcome to the first day of my Mother’s Day Tribute.

Woo hoo!

I’m super excited to share this week with Moms and expecting Moms! Why put Adventure Tykes posts on hold for this? Because Moms are awesome, Moms work hard and Moms deserve some kick ass products.

I will be sharing fun and insightful stories from Moms, discuss how Moms deserve and NEED ‘me time’, what’s in store for new and expecting Moms and why some Moms share the outdoors with their children.

And everyday, yes, EVERYDAY I will be giving away awesome products that I love and I know any Mom would love. We are talking products from Sierra Designs, Isis, Aventura, Overland Equipment, Eno Hammocks, Larabar, Nuu-Muu, Hi-Tec and so many more. Make sure you check in on Friday for the GRAND giveaway!

 

So let’s get this party started!

 

I became a Mom 3 years ago and although I heard how great it was to be a Mom and all the wonderful experiences other Moms had I couldn’t quite grasp the extent of how wonderful it truly is, until J-Man came along.

I think you can explain, share and describe what it is like to be a Mom but until you actually are a Mom there’s no real way to experience the joy, love, excitement, bond, as well as, the frustration, disappointment and the test of your patience. Oh, yes, testing my patience is a good time and J-man is a pro.

I had a dog and loved him dearly and treated him like a kid. He went everywhere with us and I thought that was kinda like being a Mom.

Um, not. at. all.

Dogs are so much easier to take care of. They don’t talk back, throw tantrums (at least not mine), repeat every bad word you say (or call their classmate a bad word. That’s another story.), you can lock them in a crate when you aren’t home and most days you can sleep in.

So what the heck was I thinking when I decided to have a child?

I wanted to be a Mom and everything that it entailed.

 

 

Being a Mom is so many things but one of the best parts for me is sharing the world with J-Man. I love introducing him to new surroundings, activities and people. Seeing his response from unfiltered eyes and an unjaded mind is refreshing and a reminder of innocence and acceptance of children. The excitement and joy he displays is awesome and I’m always astounded by the knowledge he gains.

I asked some friends what the best part of being a mom is and here are their responses…

Tiffany from  A Little Campy: “What is the best part of being a mom? The hugs! The next best thing is being able to see the world through the eyes of a child again.  When a child looks at the world, they are excited, amazed and filled with wonder.  You lose some of that by the time you become an adult. But when you have children, you get to see the world as a wonderful, special place once again.”

Lindsey from Outside Mom: “Convincing my kids that I have super powers. I may not be able to shoot webs out of my snow gloves, or ice our of my soccer shin guards (like my kids), but I have eyes in the back of my head and can hear what’s going on clear upstairs! My kids are impressed.

I know it’s cliche, but I also love showing my kids new things! It’s so fun to introduce little people to the world around them. Everything is just so cool!”

Susie: “The best part about being a mom are those moments when you whisper to yourself, “I don’t want to forget this.” The moments when you look down the quiet baby and your heart melts. The first time your toddler says “I love you,” back. The first time your child reads a book. There’s so much day-to-day in motherhood. But it’s those moments that make the 90% mundane worthwhile.”

Brie: “The best thing is being the soft landing place for your children as they spread their wings. There is nothing better han gratitude paid in slobbery baby kisses and tight hugs by little hands.”

Laura: “I can’t put the mom thing into words. I tried to explain it to a non-mom and I couldn’t. That feeling you get when they fall and skin their knee and call “Mommy”, when they are breastfeeding and fall asleep while still holding onto you, that very first time they run away from you without looking back. I can’t put that feeling into words. If you’re a mom- you just get it.

What do you think is the best part about being a mom? Share with us and be entered to win an awesome giveaway package.

 

 

 

 

 

Here is what you will win:

Dr. Scholl’s Shoes – Jennie shoes – these shoes are so comfortable, versatile and adorable that you will wear them all the time. They are great for spring, summer and fall. Here’s my review on them.

Overland Equipment – Bayliss bag – “…compact super-organizer, shaped to hug your body, can be worn as a waist pack or over the shoulder.” Tons of pockets and great for travel.

Goodhew – Sedona socks – Cute and comfy socks that are perfect for any outdoor activity or running errands.

Pretty sweet products, huh?

How to enter:

Leave a comment below sharing what you think is the best part about being a Mom.

Here’s how you can get extra entries:

Like Adventure Tykes on Facebook

Like Dr. Scholl’s Shoes on Facebook

Like Overland Equipment on Facebook

Follow Adventure Tykes on twitter

Follow Overland Equipment on twitter

Tweet – Mother’s Day Tribute! I just entered to win a great #giveaway package from @adventuretykes http://wp.me/pNfdk-1w3

*leave a comment for each entry

 

Boy, that’s A LOT of extra entries.

 

Good luck!

 

**This giveaway ends Saturday at midnight (MST), May 12th and the winner will be announced on Mother’s Day, May 13th.

 

Make sure you check in tomorrow for another terrific giveaway and why some Moms feel it is important to share the outdoors with their tykes. Spread the word!!

 

 

Thank you Dr. Scholl’s, Overland Equipment and Goodhew for providing these items for the giveaway. All opinions expressed are my own.

 

 

Comments

  1. I LOVE watching my kids just explore and discover life (with TONS of laughter!) Thanks for all the great giveaways!

  2. I like Adventure Tykes on FB 🙂

  3. I follow Adventure Tykes on Twitter!

  4. Rachel says:

    I love getting to see the world the my children’s eyes.

  5. The best part of being a mom is getting to watch my two sweet little boys grow and change each day!

  6. I already like Adventure Tykes on fb 🙂

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  10. Now following Overland Equipment on twitter.

  11. Just tweeted about the giveaway 🙂

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  13. I tweeted!

  14. The best part of being a mom is nurturing the bonds between my children. My daughters are best friends; I’m glad they will always have each other.

  15. I like Dr. Scholls on FB!

  16. Ahhh! What a sweet post! I remember after I had my first child, I thought, what were we doing before? Some of the other things seemed a little silly. Your priorities shift so much once you have a child. I can’t wait to read the rest of your posts this week.

  17. I follow Overland Equipment on Twitter too! (um fingers BIG time crossed! ;))

  18. Candace says:

    The best part about being a Mom is thinking about how much I love my own Mom, and that my daughter loves me just as much!!!

  19. natasha says:
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  25. natasha says:

    There are so many great parts of being a mom- I have a four year old son who makes me smile and laugh so many times each day and is beyond smart and good hearted and a 7 month old who loves to laugh and smile and always wants me to “wear” him. My boys rule my heart- I love every (almost) every moment we share together!

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  32. Ellen B says:

    watching the kids accomplishments

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  38. Ellen B says:
  39. The best part… has to be the big wiggly hugs!

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  41. I like Dr. Scholl’s Shoes on FB

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  43. I follow Adventure Tykes on Twitter

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  45. rebecca webb says:

    Right now, the best part about being a mom is watching my 10 year old interact with my newborn. I get to remember what my 10 year old was once like, and I get to see how great my newborn will become.

  46. rebecca webb says:

    I already like you on Facebook

  47. rebecca webb says:

    I like Overland Equipment on Facebook

  48. rebecca webb says:

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  49. I follow Adventure Tykes on Twitter

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  51. The best part about being a mom is definitely all the hugs, the kisses, the cuddles, and the soft voice that says “Mommy!” and runs up to me every time I go pick my son up from a class or come home from work.

  52. I follow overland equipment on twitter

  53. I liked Overland equipment on facebook

  54. Lastly, I sent out the tweet as requested above.

  55. Because I’m a keener, I also posted the link to this post on my facebook page and tweeted it to my followers. 🙂

  56. I love being a mom, I love being able to take them on our adventures. I love listening to them ask questions and say funny things. Everyday is an adventure and learning for all of us!

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  58. I tweeted about the contest!

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  60. I follow Adventure Tykes on Twitter!

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  63. Oh, there are so many great things about being a mom. Like getting to act like a kid or when your kids come up to you and give you a giant hug and kiss, tell you they love you and that you’re the best mom ever. Totally makes all the tantrums worth it!

  64. I Liked you

  65. I follow you

  66. I follow overland equipment

  67. Christine says:

    The best part about being a mom is the love I share with my children. It’s hard to pick only one thing, it’s a wide range of things from hugs and kisses shared between my kids when we snuggle at night, or comforting needed when someone falls off their bike or when they share new discoveries they’ve made with me. It’s all so exciting and new. I love every moment of being a mom.

  68. I liked Dr. Scholl’s on FB

  69. I liked Adventure Tykes on FB

  70. I liked overland equipment on FB

  71. Jennifer Teece says:

    The best thing about being a mom is seeing every day things as new through my son’s eyes and experiencing what has become mundane to me as a new adventure with him.

  72. Jennifer Teece says:

    I liked Adventure Tykes on Facebook

  73. Alexandra Johnson says:

    Best part of being a mom is seeing their smile and the love you have for them is so strong 🙂

  74. Alexandra Johnson says:

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  75. Alexandra Johnson says:

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  76. Alexandra Johnson says:

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  80. The best part of being a mom is the quality time spent togother from going on a bike ride to reading a book.

  81. ColleenMarie82 says:

    tHE BEST PART ABOUT BEING A MOM IS WATCHING YOUR CHILDREN GROW/LEARN/DEVELOP.

  82. ColleenMarie82 says:

    LIKE ADVENTURE TYKES ON FACEBOOK

  83. ColleenMarie82 says:

    LIKE DR. SCHOLLS ON FACEBOOK

  84. ColleenMarie82 says:

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  87. ColleenMarie82 says:
  88. Laura Downie says:

    Spending time with my sweeties!!

  89. Eugenie says:

    Being able to enjoy the world through a child’s eyes.

  90. Eugenie says:
  91. The best part of being a mom is having my son to spend time with. He’s just a baby now so it is awesome to watch as his personality develops and he makes me so happy.

  92. Liked Adventure Tykes on Facebook

  93. The best part of being a Mum is getting the “I Love You Mum” with a tight squeeze around my neck, and seeing my boys getting along. I love it when they play together, laugh together, share together and be together 🙂 That is the best part of being a Mum 🙂

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