Win a “Gift for Mom” health package and more as we celebrate Motherhood #ONatural

Well to my moms here…May has passed as Mother’s Day  came and went.  We now  gear up for another Hallmark holiday-Fathers Day.  But Moms lets chat about us.  How are you doing? How’s this parenting gig for you?
I always say, “If you want to be a perfect parent. Don’t have kids.”  How has motherhood shaped me is a question I get asked a lot.   I guess friends are intrigued as I have twins.    Well I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way.  From yelling too much at my son when he is just a little boy as he himself is trying to figure it out all  just as I am to this whole mothering gig.  I never know how to answer that question.  Some days I am over the moon happy, some days I am so frustrated I wonder what the heck am I doing????!!!   Why did I agree to this?  Have you been there? LOL!  Oh Motherhood!  But then I read this poem:

Ode to Motherhood
by Faith E. Pilato

they say the child chooses
the parent before
they are conceived

God gave me lists
of mothers’ names
and pictures of them too.

I looked and looked
they all looked the same
and then I saw you.

Who is this woman?
I asked the Lord
She looks quite nice to me.
You have chosen well my child.
And he spoke these words to me.

She is kind and gentle
and very wise
and she will hold you
close to her
when you cry.

Her eyes will shine
when you take your first step
and smile at your delight.

She will show her pride
when you succeed
and pick you up
when you fail.

She will work hard
to give you the best she can
and rock you to sleep with weary time worn hands.

She will shelter you
on stormy days
and dry your fears away.
She will bask with you
in sunshine on
sunny summer days.

And when you are grown
like you soon will be
She will still be there
To comfort thee.

I choose her.
I told the Lord
For none like her
I’ve seen before.

And the day came
when I was born.
I had chosen well
of this I’m sure.

I picked you
above the rest
and because I did
My life is blessed

Yet I feel blessed.   I was given the gift of three beautiful, healthy children. I love that poem. It speaks to me.
But what I love most about motherhood besides the hugs I get from my kids, the morning weekend snuggles in our nest aka-our bed is we get to be a “child” again through our kids.  What makes me the happiest is seeing the shear joy in my kids playing outside.  Hearing their laughter and excitement is music to my ears.
With the warmer weather finally here we are at the park after school well ’til dinner time.   But seeing my son play with his sisters, the happiness my twins have when they see their big brother is the best thing ever for me as a mom.  And I’ll also be honest.  Better at the park than at home.   It’s relaxing for me!  I look forward to 3pm.   At home there is endless cries from the twins fighting, my son jumping on the couch after I’ve yelled “Stop bouncing on the couch!!!!!” and we’re in a small space so the freedom for play outside is exceptional.   But I get to play like a child again through my kids and I think that’s one of the best things since becoming a mom.  Play. Children are a gift, parenting is a gift it’s like the cycle of life I guess. 

                         But let me ask you… complete the sentence: If my children have learned ____, I have done my job well.

Answer the above question and be entered to win “Gift for Mom” women’s health package from Orange Naturals containing $125
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Disclosure: I am part of the Orange Naturals Mom Ambassador Program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Gift for Mom from Orange Naturals


  1. Amy C | 2nd Jun 15

    If my children have learned to be happy, healthy, caring, compassionate people. I have done my job well

  2. Victoria Ess | 2nd Jun 15

    Respect for others.

  3. Andrea B. | 2nd Jun 15

    Honesty, compassion and integrity.

  4. jamie hall | 2nd Jun 15

    compassionate, caring, honest and confident I feel are so important

  5. Tannis W | 3rd Jun 15

    If my child learns to love Jesus and care for others, I have done my job well.

  6. Marla P | 3rd Jun 15

    Love life and be happy

  7. Brenda Penton | 5th Jun 15

    If my children have learned to be respectful, I have done my job well.

  8. Gillian Morgan | 6th Jun 15

    To be honest and respectful.

  9. Andrea Amy | 7th Jun 15

    If my children have learned respect, truth, honesty and have good self-esteem, I have done my job well.

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