Friday, 21 September 2012

Real Mums Deserve To Be Mum Of The Year

I've been thinking more about the Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards which I blogged about yesterday. I wondering how mums I knew that deserve a mum of the year and went I actually gave it a thought I realized I'm reading hundreds of blogs many started by bloggers with a story to tell, some who have been through some of the toughest things that no parent should have to face and some who are giving back to the world so much so that they've traveled half way around the world to do so.

You have Michelle from Mummy From The Heart, one of the loveliest bloggers that I know who's given up her time and leaving behind her three children to visit Ethopia. She's no celebrity, she's a real mum helping to raise awareness of extreme poverty in another country.

Visiting other countries you also have Sian from Mummy Tips who traveled to Niger and bought us back pohots, stories and a need to help in #ShareNiger. She is leading the way in social media led charity campaigns and showing the world that social media can make a difference in this world.

Roz from Life, Love and Lollipops is someone I've recently got to known in the real world. She is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma and Thyroid Cancer survivor. I've been working my way through her cancer blog and reading her journey to really understand what she went through. Going through something like that with a 8 month old is just unimaginable.

My dear friend Kerry from And Then All I Thought About Was You went through something no mother should ever go through, she lost her darling Rhianna Lily at 23 weeks. Kerry went through the nightmare of having to hear that bad news to having to deliver Rhianna and to the present day where she is fighting her local council to just simply give Rhianna's grave the respect she deserves.

There's Kara from Innocent Charms Chats who's little 3 year old boy Grayson has SWAN, syndromes without a name. Grayson has a undiagnosed genetic condition which effects his abilities in so many ways. She has worked so hard to raise awareness of this and even put all the hard work to raise money by creating a fun day in Grayson's name. Kara even shaved all of her hair off to raise funds as well as donating it to create a wig for children who have lost their hair due to cancer.

I have so much admiration for Annie from Mammasaurus at the same time as going through a personal thing herself, she made it her challenge to help out Clara from I Want My Mummy who had been given a council house not really fit for living in. Annie rallied up the troops (some other lovely bloggers) and made the trips to Clara's to help out as well as arrange for other people to help out.

Everywhere I look there are real mums who deserve this 'Mum Of The Year' title much more then any celebrity who's given it purely for their celebrity status. Your chance to nominate a Tesco Mum Of The Year ends tonight at 11.55pm, so if you know a mum who deserves to be Mum Of The Year then go and nominate now!