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...