Today is the day that you nominate yourself, a friend, a sister, a daughter, a neighbor….
any mama with a child with special needs.
Today is a day to honor all of these moms who give so much of themselves to help their children.
Being a mom is of course rewarding, wonderful, lovely, and the best thing you’ll ever do…but it’s also really hard. And being the mom of a precious little one with special needs although also rewarding, wonderful, and lovely is extra hard.
The doctors appointments, therapy sessions, late night, early mornings…it’s all hard.
While working as a speech therapist in the schools, as well as privately in people’s homes, I had a front row seat to the constant selflessness that takes place each and every day with these moms.
I developed a heart for these mamas who gave everything they had to their children and their families.
They never really took time for themselves.
And they certainly never spent money on themselves.
So, with a little nudge from Candace, the idea for these giveaways was born!
It is so much fun to recognize and celebrate these VERY SPECIAL moms!
If you are new here and want to read an in-depth account of how this contest started way back in 2013, click HERE.
To nominate somebody (or yourself), you will simply leave a comment on this post.
You can nominate as many people as you would like.
You can just leave the name of yourself or the mom you nominate, or you can tell a little bit about yourself or the person you are nominating. A random number generator will be used to pick the winner, so don’t feel like you have to write anything. Many people just like to write something as a way to honor the person they are nominating!
The winning mom gets to choose where she wants to shop!
Please check out the stores and sites of all these generous ladies!
Hi! I’m Erika and the Special Mama winner this week is going to be treated to the Rodan + Fields’ “Hot Mess Survival Kit” that I personally love! If you’re one of those girls who doesn’t ALWAYS wash their face before bed, then I’ve got you covered. Simply, take off all your make-up (including the eyes) with our Eye Cloths. Then apply the Multi-Function Eye Cream to your eye area to reduce puffiness and fine lines. Finish by adding the Night Serum to your face to keep it hydrated before going to sleep. No more “Hot Mess” for you. 🙂
We have some amazing products that have great results! I’d love to answer any questions you might have. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or orders. For all new Preferred Customers, I’m sending a pack of our eye cloths on me. E-mail me to learn more. 🙂
You can follow Erika on instagram HERE! Shop all of the awesome products HERE!
(You can find their amazing self-tanner HERE.)
The special mom will receive this powerful trio of eye cloths, multi-function eye cream, and night serum.
Click HERE for her facebook. Click HERE for her instagram.
Click HERE to shop.
Emma & the Bean is offering a $100 shop credit to the winner!
Stella & Dot is a boutique-style accessories company offering flexible entrepreneurship for women. Stella & Dot’s mission is to give every woman the means to style her own life.
Shop our jewelry, host a trunk show, or join the revolution!
Or if you are interested in hosting an online show yourself (where you can reap the hostess benefits, contact her via her facebook page HERE.
Follow Kim on facebook HERE and shop her site HERE.
Kim is giving away THIS darling clutch and one of THESE engravable necklaces!
Kim has done something super fun and has set up a Mystery HOSTESS show! If you shop Stella and Dot THROUGH THIS LINK, you will be immediately entered to be the Mystery Hostess. After the show closes, one lucky lady will be chosen as the hostess and will receive all of the hostess rewards (which could be several hundred dollars worth of product or your choosing and many 1/2 price products!)
Two Funny Girls
We are dedicated to creating unique, one-of-a-kind, personalized items for
you to show off or to give as gifts. We have a wide selection of adult and
children’s items from burp cloths to personalized styrofoam cups.
Endorsed by fabulous places like TODAY, Southern Living and countless
bloggers, we will strive to become your go-to personalized gift
Every product on this site can be personalized in a variety of ways. From
create-your-own monogrammed koozies, monogrammed sweatshirts, shorts and
t-shirts to waterproof bottle labels and diaper covers, we have the
perfect unique gift for everyone on your list.
Follow them on facebook HERE. Follow them on instagram HERE. Shop HERE.
We will be offering the special mom a $100 credit to our shop!
My awesome friend Candace from Counting on Hope (2014s Special Mama Honoree!) has donated two tees to the winner! Click HERE to see all the tee choices currently available (she’s in the middle of uploading them up now and more will be available later in the week).
Their child’s superhero shirt gives me a lump in my throat every single time I see it. It has the cute kid shaped superhero on the front, and on the back it says:
Sometimes superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.
And if you see in the upper right corner, after many requests from parents, Candace and her hubby created the adult version that has the figures and the saying on the front of the shirt. It’s precious.
Special mamas, special dads, and special kids all need these shirts!
(If you want to see Candace’s shopping trip last year, click HERE!)
Here I am in my Different Not Less shirt and my Autism Awareness baseball tee! LOVE both of them. There’s also a Warrior Mom tee in the baseball style that is super cute!
Again, click HERE for all tees…more available later this week.
Feel Good Frames is a Mommy owned, 14 year old business based out of McKinney, Texas. We offer Personalized & Hand-Painted Picture Frames & Christmas Ornaments that are 100% made in the USA. They are such special & thoughtful gifts for a wedding, anniversary, engagement, grandparents, godparents, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, baptism, baby, bridesmaid, sister, graduation and the holidays! As always, personalized as you wish!
Here are the social media links-
Follow them on facebook HERE. Follow them on instagram HERE.
If you want to shop, use the code PTMT10OFF for 10% OFF your purchase!
The special mom will receive a $100 credit to the shop!
We ship an age appropriate, brand new, hardcover, children’s book every month addressed right to the child. Each book has a value of between $15-$20 which makes this service a steal at just $5.70-$6.99 month with FREE SHIPPING!
and shop HERE.
The special mom will get $100 credit for their online shop!
Look how darling the girls and the clothes are!
Follow on facebook HERE and shop HERE.
Theresa is giving away THIS BODY COLLECTION and THIS BUTTER AND SUGAR BODY COLLECTION.
I hope all of you will check out the stores of these very generous women who helped to sponsor this giveaway!
Remember to nominate yourself and/or as many other deserving mamas that you want!
You can just leave the name, or you can write something about them as a tribute if you would like! The winner will be chosen by Random Number Generator and will be announced on Friday morning!
I put this on facebook last night, but wanted to put it here too in case you didn’t see it!