Monday, May 4, 2009

Magnificent Mamas #1

This week is "Magnificent Mamas Week" at Mama's Cup. I'll be blogging about some truly tremendous Mamas, and encouraging you readers to share some stories about Magnificent Mamas who have touched your lives.

A Magnificent Mama is any mother who makes the world a better place--with her grace, her commitment, her capacity to love and to laugh.

I know you know at least one Magnificent Mama. So tell us about her and why you think she's so special. You can write about her on Mama's Facebook page (just become a "fan" and you'll be able to scribble away). Or, if you're a Mama of fewer words, tweet me and tell me all about the Magnificent Mama you know in just 140 words. Or, as always, you can post a comment right here at Mama's Cup. At the end of the week, I'll select four--that's right FOUR--lucky winners at random.

Two winners will receive a newly autographed copy of Denise Roy's zen guide to motherhood, MOMfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace.

One reader will recieve a one-year subscription to Cookie Magazine. Keep it for yourself, or pass it on to that Magnificent Mama.

And one reader will recieve a super-cool mini "swag bag" from the Joyful Heart Foundation, an organization that is currently celebrating five years of healing, educating and empowering survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.


The organization's founder is Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU. A supremely talented actress, a voice for the voiceless and a hardworking mother, she is also my first "Magnificent Mama" profile this week...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd like to submit Elina Furman, the founder of Mamaista and the
former Editorial Director of Woman's Day online, for consideration.

When fellow mommies kept coming to Elina on product advice, she
decided to start Mamaista -- a daily newsletter for moms, tykes and babies that picks only the best of what's out there and delivers it to moms every Monday through Friday.

Leah, of Mamaista (http://www.mamaista.com)

Stace said...

My own mother. She is unbelievably strong. Having survived breast cancer and now living with bone cancer, she is incredibly giving. She never complains about ANYTHING, and is always helping me out with my 3 year old son and my sister's two kids. At a time where she should be relaxing and taking time out for herself, she is giving her time to others. Totally selfless, strong and loving.
xx

Anonymous said...

My mother. She put her crazy life on hold so she'd always be there for me. And she is, she's always giving me advice and helping me along. I spent most of my teenage years sick with various chronic illnesses, but she was always there making sure I could stay caught up in classes and making sure I was doing okay. But now that I'm better, all her support has been tremendous because I'm now I'm going to college in the fall. She knew I could do it and she knows I can be whatever I want to be. It's fabulous having her at my side the whole way, knowing I have my number 1 supporter with me. LOVE YOU, mom!!

agentcat47 said...

(sorry I forgot to put my name on it!!)

My mother. She put her crazy life on hold so she'd always be there for me. And she is, she's always giving me advice and helping me along. I spent most of my teenage years sick with various chronic illnesses, but she was always there making sure I could stay caught up in classes and making sure I was doing okay. But now that I'm better, all her support has been tremendous because I'm now I'm going to college in the fall. She knew I could do it and she knows I can be whatever I want to be. It's fabulous having her at my side the whole way, knowing I have my number 1 supporter with me. LOVE YOU, mom!!

Anonymous said...

My mother has always been an example for me. She managed to take care of me on her own, while working. She also lived by example, always volunteering, reading to the blind, doing art with underprivaledged children. Despite it all, I never felt anything less than number one.

Mothers shape us, and the way we see the world. My mom did a hell of a job.

I love you, mom. Thanks for everything!!!

Elise (Chicago)

Anonymous said...

I love Mariska! God, bless joyful heart and the work they all do.......

My mom was a selfless hero to me an my brothers. Working for us the whole time. She was definitely magnificent!

:D

Sissy