Take care of yourself this Mother's Day! | The Momma Diaries

Monday, April 30, 2012

Take care of yourself this Mother's Day!

One of my favorite holiday's is approaching...Mother's Day!!  I never realized how special this holiday is, until I became a Mother myself.  Now, this holiday is very near and dear to my heart.  And you know what?  It makes me appreciate my own Mom, so much more! 

Growing up, my Dad always made sure Mother's Day was special for my Mom.  He certainly instilled good traditions with my brother and me.  My Dad bought flowers for my Mom.  Always.  Just a little token of appreciation for being such a phenomenal mother to their children.  My Mom normally received breakfast in bed.  When we got older, it changed to going out for breakfast as a family.  We gave her homemade cards, with scribbled hearts, and sometimes even a special poem inside.  For my Mom, it wasn't extravagant gifts that made the day special.  It was something even more important. Something that money cannot buy.   Precious, memorable, time. 

I suppose I take after my Mom with how I like to spend my special day.  Fancy gifts are very nice, don't get me wrong.  But the one thing I like more than any tangible item, is time with my son.  A day of soaking up his snuggles, playing silly games, and just loving my little family. 

How do I still make Mother's Day special for my own Mom, even though I'm now a Mom myself?  I do little things for her throughout the year.  You see, being a Mother is something HUGE!  And why should Mom's feel special for only one day throughout the year?!  I like to pamper my Mom.  It's my little way of thanking her for everything she has done, and continues to do for our family. 

My Mom's had a tough year.  With my Dad's health, and him temporarily living in Florida, she's been understandably having a hard time.  Something my Mom loves more than anything is a clean house. In fact, who doesn't for that matter?  I really think she would love to hire a maid service, but it's something I don't think she'd actually do for herself.  Maybe with a little convincing of my brother, we can make it happen. 

Wouldn't you love to spoil your Mom with her very own maid service this Mother's Day?  Or what about yourself?  You deserve something too!  Afterall, wouldn't you rather be enjoying some precious family time, rather than doing the house cleaning?! 

Well, lucky for you, one of my readers will win a $100 giftcard to Molly Maid!  Here's the details:

Giveaway RulesWin a $100 gift certificate toward a cleaning from Molly Maid!

Please note that Molly Maid does not offer service in the following locations: Louisiana, Wyoming, Vermont, West Virginia, Maine, Montana, and Alabama. Also Molly Maid does not have coverage in the following Metro areas: Madison, WI, Green Bay, WI, Buffalo, NY, and Syracuse, NY. If you live in any of these locations, you can still enter to win, but will not be able to have a home in those areas serviced. Home cleaning estimates will vary. Winner may use gift certificate toward total cost.

This giveaway will end May 7 at 11:59PM PT, so enter now! A winner will be selected randomly from the comments on May 8 and contacted via email.

Enter up to four times by doing each of the following:
  • One Entry - Tweet about the Molly Maid contest (you can even use the handy-dandy Tweet below, if you like) and leave a comment here with either the Tweet or the URL to the Tweet. Please be sure to tag your Tweet with #MollyMaid4Mom.
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  • One Entry - Write a blog post about the contest and -- you guessed it -- leave a comment here with the URL to the blog post.
  • One Entry - Just leave a comment on this blog post!
Sample Tweet: I just entered to win $100 toward a cleaning from Molly Maid! You can too! http://www.themommadiaries.com/2012/04/take-care-of-yourself-this-mothers-day.html #MollyMaid4Mom

Good luck to everyone!
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  1. I was just thinking last week how wonderful it would be to hire a maid to do the deep cleaning once or twice a month. Would so love to win this.

  2. Wow - having a maid service come would feel like such a fabulous extravagance!!!

  3. Oh I can SOO use a maid service. :) I was just talking to DH about it too this afternoon.

  4. I twitted it too :)

  5. Um, this would be amazing!!!

    mrs.trophywife at ymail dot com

  6. I have my house cleaned twice a month. I'm a homeschooling mom, and that's all I ask for from my hubby :)

  7. Ok I also wrote about it on my blog here: http://lilmisa.blogspot.com/2012/05/twitter-giveaway.html

  8. I could so use a cleaning service!

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  10. I could definitely use this!

  11. Tweet! https://twitter.com/#!/cadifi/status/198828597144850433

  12. I could use some cleaning in the new apartment.

  13. Tweeted:


  14. A maid service is the only way I survive at our house!! I'd love to win.

  15. And I facebooked! :)

    Pick me! Pick me!


  16. I would love to win..I just had a baby and could definitely use a house cleaning :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  17. I tweeted:


    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

  18. On fb I put: I hope I win $100 toward a cleaning from Molly Maid! http://www.themommadiaries.com/2012/04/take-care-of-yourself-this-mothers-day.html #MollyMaid4Mom


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