Queen for a Day Giveaway 2011

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Welcome to Simple Living Media’s Queen for a Day Giveaway! Today we’ve got five giveaways full of treats to celebrate the mom in your life, just in time for Mother’s Day on May 8.

Moms work hard each and every day. You sacrifice sleep, food, time, and more to love on those in your life. Today we at Simple Living Media want to honor you and make one of you Queen for a Day!

This week I get to bless one mama with a basket full of the following incredible items. Each one would make a unique, affordable gift for the mom in your life this Mother’s Day.

1. Serving Platter from Eclectic Clayworks

I absolutely love the handpainted ceramic pieces by Julianne at Eclectic Clayworks, so I was delighted when she sent me this serving platter (pictured above). I can’t bear to put it away in a cabinet, so it sits on my stovetop brightening my day each time I see it.

Any of Julianne’s items would make inspiring Mother’s Day presents. Check out her line of handpainted mugs, hanging tiles and trivets, and salad bowls.

Julianne is providing today’s winner with her choice of small serving platter from Eclectic Clayworks!

2. Candles from Soy Delites

I always keep a scented candle on my desk to light whenever I’m writing. Christy from Soy Delites Candles sent me two of her 9 ounce glasses, and they’ve been a wonderful addition to my workspace.

These soy candles last longer than their paraffin counterparts, making them an eco-friendly alternative. Christy and her husband create tealights, votives, travel tins, and glasses, all in your choice of over 20 scents.

Today’s winner will receive two 9-ounce glasses from Soy Delites Candles!

3. Mama Belly Oil from Baby Bear Shop

I have been a fan of mama belly oil for years now. Designed for pregnant mamas to use on their skin, it is also fabulous poured into a bath or as a massage oil. The ultimate treat for pampering yourself on Mother’s Day!

Baby Bear Shop carries a wide range of organic skin care products for mom and baby, including lip balms, soaps, and baby butter. Between now and May 15th, use the code SIMPLEHOMESCHOOL for free shipping on all orders over $40.

The Queen for a Day gift basket will include one jar of Mama Belly Oil!

4. Teas from Love & Tea Company

Jen from Love & Tea sent me two of her teas, and I’ve been relaxing with a cup each day during my kids’ afternoon rest time.

Jen and her family use organic herbs grown by family farmers to handcraft a variety of tea blends for the entire family. Refresh yourself with teas like Green Mountain Mint, New Mama Rejuvenation, and Be Well–just to name a few. From now until May 3rd, use the code LOVE at checkout to receive 10% off your order.

Jen will be sending our winner two teas–Mellow Mama and Happy Citrus!

5. MP3 Recordings from Feed-Play-Love Telesummit

Did you have the chance to listen to any of the speakers during the recent Feed. Play. Love. Virtual Telesummit? I did–and wow, what a line up!

The conference featured twelve sessions on a variety of topics–including nurturing yourself so you can nurture your children and raising complaint free kids (Um, yes please!). Even if the mom in your life missed the chance to listen in, it’s not to late to register and download these inspiring talks.

Today’s winner will receive access to the mp3 recordings of all 12 Feed. Play. Love workshops!

6. Collection of 4 Inspiring Books

As if all of the above wasn’t enough, check out this awesome collection of books our queen for the day will receive:

How to win

One Simple Homeschool reader will win all of the items listed above, making it a sweet gift basket to bless the mama in your life (maybe it’s YOU)!

Everyone has three chances to win. Here’s how:This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

1. Comment on this post, answering this: Tell me something you love about a mother in your life.

2. For an extra entry, “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

3. For an extra entry, tweet about this giveaway, using @SimpleSchool and the hashtag #mothersday. Then leave an additional comment letting me know you’ve done so.

Check out the rest of the Queen for a Day baskets:

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

Comments

  1. I love that my mother-in-law has a huge heart (emotionally, not physically). She’s not afraid to let her true feelings show, which I find so refreshing!

  2. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  3. I love that the mother in my life that I am thinking of is continually growing and learning in order to help and to be an inspiration to her family. Thank you for offering this giveaway!

  4. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  5. I’ve tweeted about it on Twitter!

  6. My mom has loved me through chaos, making tough decisions to help me reach the other side.

  7. My mother has joyfully been there for me when I was not such a joy and there when my joy has overflowed! She is the best.
    Brandy’s latest post: Saturday!

  8. I “liked” you on facebook!

  9. Melanie Rudd says:

    I love that my mother always made holidays and vacations extra special-I have such wonderful memories of camping, making Christmas cookies, decorating the Christmas cookies, dying eggs, etc. I wouldn’t trade those memories for anything!

  10. Melanie Rudd says:

    I already have your facebook page liked so I liked your post instead! :-) Thanks for such a great giveaway!

  11. I love my mother’s love and adoration for her grandchildren. And to watch her, watching them – warms my heart.
    Leigh Ann’s latest post: Wordless Wednesday

  12. I already “like” you on facebook! :)
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  13. What a wonderful giveaway! One thing I love about my own mom is her willingness to try new things. She had a lifelong goal of playing the piano and, at almost-60 decided to start taking lessons. Now, 5 years later, she’s playing Chopin! You go, Mom!
    Kathy’s latest post: Amphibious Friend

  14. Liked on Facebook!
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  15. Tweeted! (@unc929400)
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  16. My mom is a true servant and I have learned so much about giving myself for others from her!!

  17. I love how my mom is always full of surprises. Life just never gets boring with her around!

  18. I love that my Mom is always there for me!!

  19. Beverly Richardson says:

    My Grandmother never stops loving.. She loves her children and her grand children unconditionaly. It shows in everything she does. She always has words of encouragement. Love you Grandma!

  20. I did not have a good relationship with my mother, but I love my mother in law. We buck the stereotype of a typical Mother-In-Law and Daughter-in-Law relationship and she has been my acting mother for the past 11 years. The thing I love most, is that she’s always been loving, supportive, and kind to me. Never a harsh word. Which, looking back to the beginning of my marriage and seeing what a young, immature girl I was – I realize now must have taken a concentrated effort on her part!
    Jessica’s latest post: True Things

  21. I love how my mother -in- law is supportive of everything we do even though she may not always agree with it.
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  22. Beverly Richardson says:

    Liked you on facebook!

  23. I’ve already liked Simple Homeschool on facebook.
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  24. Tweeted!
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  25. I love my grandmother because she reflects what beeing a mother means for me: Love and respect your kids, let them grow into the person they are meant to be and be there when help and support is needed.

  26. I love that my mother-in-law has welcomed me with open arms from the time I met her and that she is a wonderful grandmother to my children.

  27. I love my mom and pray often that my daughters and I will have an amazing relationship like I did with her. We have always been very close, even through the teen years. She was always supportive of anything I wanted to do.

  28. I loved my mother’s sense of humor! I miss it terribly. She’s probably telling jokes to Jesus. :)
    I Live in an Antbed’s latest post: The Gratitude List- April 25

  29. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on facebook!

  30. I “liked” on Facebook. But I am not on Twitter. Thank you!
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  31. every mother i’ve ever known, without exception, has proven to be a women of strength, endurance, fortitude, and grace. i am blessed and humbled to be a member of the club, i honor all mothers and could not possibly choose just one to feature. any mother who gets this prize package will be thrilled and will have earned it!

  32. I’m appreciative that even as a grown up, my mother has always opened her home for me and my child when we were in need.

  33. have been a long-time follower on facebook and huge fan. :)
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  34. My mom is always forgiving, unconditionally. No matter how much her daughters mess up, my mom is always there to help.

  35. just tweeted! yay!
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  36. I like simple homeschool on facebook.

  37. the mother in my life is so very kind, loving, and filled with grace.

  38. i like you on FB!

  39. I love that my mother instilled in me her passion for reading, dedication to family, and resistance to prejudice.
    Colleen’s latest post: Easters coming

  40. I love it that my mom doesn’t let a day go by without telling me how precious my son is. :)
    Ivy Mae’s latest post: Mastermind

  41. I also liked Simple Homeschool on FB!
    Ivy Mae’s latest post: Mastermind

  42. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
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  43. My mom and I do not have that great of a relationship, but she has always been supportive (in her own way) that we homeschool. But, even after 13 “school years” of homeschooling, she still asks the same question: “Do you get your books from the school & do they tell you what to teach?”. lol Annoying, but funny at the same time.

  44. I also “Like” Simple Homeschool on FB. :)

  45. I love that my mom is always learning!
    Jessica’s latest post: Best Birthday Party Ever!!

  46. Danielle says:

    I love how my own mother can througoughly enjoy reading the same books over and over to my 2 children.

  47. Danielle says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  48. I love that my mother took the fear and pressure out of entertaining at our house. To this day, people love an invitation to their house because they feel so ‘at home.’ I’ve learned so much from mom about how to enjoy having people over (even if I don’t have my serving dishes out on the table three days ahead of time with post-it notes labeling the intended food for each dish!)
    Mary Beth’s latest post: the power of the cross

  49. I have encountered so many mothers who are somehow able to be so generous (with time, effort and money) despite having so many burdens of their own. Mothers are incredible!

  50. I know a mom that just exudes calmness and patience in everything she does. I would love to emulate her.

  51. Liked on FB.

  52. I love my MIL’s seemingly endless energy when it comes to her kids & grandkids.

  53. Liked on FB!! :)

  54. I liked you on facebook.

  55. My sister is a mom I admire so! She is so patient and creative!

  56. Like on facebook!
    Emily jochim’s latest post: another way to help!

  57. I love that one of my friends is such a great mom, she so buts the needs of her kids before everything else and keeps everything balanced and her kids are all so good. she is a great mom.

  58. My mom loves and supports us – no matter what!

  59. as a Mom we are the most self-less beings – We are here to serve all and leave us last – we often forget the we need to be served first in order to carry out all the amazing task that are presented to us everyday!!! Please help me nourish several amazing mom’s – as I have special places for each item to go too!! I can brighten several very well deserving mom’s with a little token of appreciation and maybe one for me too 😉

    Thank You for the giveaway and the reminder!! Happy Mother’s Day!!

  60. Liked on FB :)

  61. Jennifer says:

    I love my mother’s relentless commitment to and sacrifice for… well… me. And my siblings. And our children. :-) Thanks, Mom!

  62. Jacqueline Hoge says:

    I liked “Simple Homeschool” on Facebook! I love watching other mothers and learning from their strengths. I love watching things they do differently for a different perspective.

  63. northernfairie says:

    like on facebook

  64. northernfairie says:

    my mom has ALWAYS been there for me

  65. Natalie E. says:

    What a great giveaway! I love the fact that my mom is always there for me and for all she has taught me.

  66. kimberly anderson says:

    Liked on FB

  67. Jennifer says:

    Tweet sent.

  68. kimberly anderson says:

    Tweeted!

  69. kimberly anderson says:

    My mother spent lots of time in our kitchen teaching me how to cook and bake! I love being able to bless my husband now with yummy yummy food.

  70. Jennifer says:

    Liked on FB, too.

  71. I love my mom because she taught us the names of wildflowers here in Virginia everywhere we went…the neighborhood, the mountains, the park, the backyard. She always had her fieldbook ready in case she came across one she didn’t know.

  72. ~Heather says:

    That she NEVER throws in the towel!

  73. I love that my Mom has remained faithful to the Lord throughout many devastating circumstances in her life.

  74. heidi sink says:

    I have always struggled in relationship with my own mom, but as I am a mom now and faced with the pressures, I realize my mom did so much for me. She gave of herself in ways that upset me then but now I realize it was out of love for Jesus and out of sacrifice for me. In a world were we struggle with the flesh she showed me how to overcome herself to bless her family.

  75. Michelle Y says:

    I appreciate how my mom always made me feel loved and special to her. Simple, I know, but true :)

  76. I love that all her premonitions of my own mothering are coming to fruition.

  77. I love how Katie reasons with her daughter . . . who is barely 2.

  78. I tweeted about this . . .

  79. I have a friend that has such a hard life with a disabled daughter and husband and four other children. She though still find time to be with the Lord and love her family. I admire such dedication and admiration.

  80. “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  81. A special mom that I know is wonderful with her children, she has 6, and her love and concern for each one of them shows. She is willing to go the extra mile and meet each one of their needs even though some days it is difficult to keep up. Beyond all this, she offers fabulous hospitality to my children when they visit her.

  82. I love how my my mother-in-law is so accepting of all kinds of people, including herself!

  83. My mom has always been there for me and supported the choices I made.

  84. Liked you on FB!

  85. What a great giveaway! The past few months have been challenging and trying for my extended family, so something like this would be WONDERFUL!

  86. I love how giving my mother is. She inspires me!

  87. My mother was not really able to be a role model for me, but my aunt did an awesome job with her family and I always looked up to her!
    Living the Balanced Life’s latest post: Is it time to sharpen your saw

  88. I love how my mother makes everything beautiful.
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  89. Liked on Facebook!

  90. Just did a “like” on facebook. I’m starting to think of particular moms who really deserve these items (more than me). :-) Thank you for doing this giveaway.

  91. In addition to having a great mother and mother-in-law, I have a wonderful friend who is actually more of a mother to me. While stationed in desolate Twentynine Palms, CA I met her through a Women’s Bible Study. She welcomes anyone with open arms, each Sunday she hosts a dinner for anyone and their families, and she has been at every important moment in my life since meeting her. Including my husbands return from deployment both times, opened her home to me and my colicky daughter (I was on her couch at least 3-4 times a week while my husband was in Afghanistan), and driving six hours round trip to meet my son hours after he was born. She is a surrogate mother and blessing to so many!
    Jessica’s latest post: So- Howd We Do

  92. I love how she can make anyone love math. And it seems so easy!

  93. I admire several moms I know who have children with special needs. They amaze me with both their patience and the way they fight for the things their kids need.

  94. I love that my mom really knows how to cook!

  95. I ‘like’ you :)

  96. I have a mom who is a faithful prayer warrior.

  97. I already like on FB.

  98. I like you on FB

  99. My step mother is the warmest, most welcoming person I know.

  100. Stephanie says:

    Love it!

  101. tweeted – http://twitter.com/#!/HappyLHomemaker/status/62499559661764608
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  102. Jennifer Ott says:

    My Mom is a hard worker! She is amazingly generous with her 4 grandkids! AND she checks up on me all the time. Even though we live 1500 miles apart, she cares about the daily happenings in my life.

  103. shawnemama says:

    There are so many mothers I admire. But this year I’m thinking specifically of my grandmother. My own mother was not the “mothering” type and really wasn’t interested in being a mom. So my grandmother took me in and raised me from babyhood to adulthood. She’d already raised four kids of her own, but didn’t hesitate to take on the job of raising me as well. Without her I don’t know how my life would have turned out.

    So, I admire her strength, her commitment, her love and her selflessness. :)

    P.S. I already “like” you on Facebook. :)

  104. Liked on FB!
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  105. My Mom has always been a true role model for me. She has persevered through WAY too many enormous challenges and come out on top. She’s spunky, beautiful, and quiet. She’s taught me to love myself, stop being perfect, and to have fun.

  106. I “Like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  107. Hi Jamie, Add me to the mix. I’d love to win. everythinghomewithcarol at yahoo dot com.

  108. Jolene in Michigan says:

    My mom is so generous with her time and lavishes attention on my kids. :)

  109. What I love best about my mother is the deep sense she instilled in me about how much she loves me. I’ve never doubted that, and growing up and beyond, that has given me much confidence. I hope to give my children the same gift for their lives.

  110. My mother has a very quiet personality, but her way of showing love to us girls was by playing the piano for us while we sang. I loved when she did that.

  111. I have an amazing friend who is a mom to 2 children, one with health issues and one with special needs. She is strong and courageous and an inspiration to me.

  112. Hi Jamie, Add me to the mix. I’d love to win. I love my mother’s creativity and my mother in law’s servant heart. everythinghomewithcarol at yahoo dot com.

  113. I love my Mom
    She is always ready to listen whatever the time
    She is always selfless, willing to lend a hand
    She loves me unconditionally
    She is an inspiration to me

  114. I like you on fb
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  115. Jolene in Michigan says:

    I like Simple Homescool on Facebook.

  116. I “Like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  117. I love my kids’ firstmother—for so many reasons—but also because our kids are who they are because of her, and who they are is so wonderful and amazing (and more so every day). xoxo
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  118. Boy, could I use that belly oil, as I’m going into 37 weeks pregnant with baby number four@! What lovely treats!

  119. I just “liked” you on Facebook. (I can’t believe I hadn’t done that already!)
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  120. I liked your page on Facebook.

  121. I admire my friend who raises her 6 children wonderfully and has a black belt in karate!

  122. …and I just tweeted.

    What an awesome, generous giveaway! Thanks for the chances! xoxo
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  123. I tweeted your giveaway @homewithcarol.
    Thanks,

  124. Nice basket!
    My mother homeschools all 9 of her children,she is pretty amazing…

  125. I love how much my mom loves my kids- she truly enjoys being a grandma and seeing how much she enjoys it makes me look forward to that season of life as well.

  126. I already like on FB

  127. I love how willing my fellow homeschool mamas are to share their wisdom, to let me fall apart and listen quietly, and to help build me back up when I need encouragement. And that goes for this forum here as well, where I have “met” some truly wonderful ladies who provide support without even knowing it.
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  128. Jennifer Frank says:

    I have to say that I am compelled to enter into this competition because the items listed are all of those precious simple pleasures that make a crazy life sane :) On top of the fact that the new baby growing inside needs some of that belly oil on the outside!
    The mother I would like to comment on is one of the greatest blessings/resources in my life. A mother of 7 – boys, girls, twins . . . she homeschool(ed)(s) them all and with all of the help I need she is a true treasure in my life. From nursing to development to rearing Godly children . . . i love her!

  129. I have so many amazing mom friends but this made me thing of my friend Amy. Her husband is in the Navy and she often handles home life completely on her own with a toddler, a preschooler and a teenager, yet she is always willing to help others out. She is a true angel.

  130. Jennifer Frank says:

    liked simple homeschool on Facebook

  131. My mother is always consistent. She is the same today, yesterday and probaly tomorrow. She is a steady rock.

    Sandy toe

  132. My mom is always there to listen to me.

  133. The mother in my life teaches me how to truly love.

  134. The concept of ‘mother’ has never come easy to me. Mothering is more than simply having children, it is more than not having children. I haven’t quite disentangled my feelings on motherhood with the ethereal idea I have of what a mother is. I love being a mother, but I struggle with defining it, putting words to my inadequacies, joy and pure exhaustion. Yet, I see evidence of ‘mothering’ all around me. Mothering involves a loving hand, a willingness to give more than you ever thought you could, sacrifice beyond measure, an inward drive to love, to create, to help. Everyone craves a ‘mother’, someone who cares for them unconditionally, who brings comfort when they are sick, or down, someone with the right words to say when nothing can be said. In some sense of the word, we are all mothers. The perfect mother?? Or the one I think of? I would say Mother Teresa. Cliche? Sure. On an everyday level, my own mother. Although we have a tenuous relationship, she is the one I remember when I am sick, the hand I used to crave (before I was married :) ) when I was sad, it is her voice I long to hear when I am homesick. I am my mothers harshest critic, and her biggest fan.

  135. I love Moms who are great listeners and supportive of their children, whatever stage of life they may be in.

  136. I love my mothers sense of humor.

  137. I like you on FB.

  138. *Unconditional love* … no matter how old I am, I can still go to my Mom for comfort, words of love, and to know that no matter what she’s my Mom and I’m her daughter, and sometimes, you just need your Mommy :) Thank you for the giveaway, how very lovely!

  139. I Like you on Facebook!

  140. I have a friend who is very kind and patient with her kids, but also firm and consistent w/discipline. I love those qualities and desire to be the same way!
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  141. Tweeted your giveaway!

  142. I follow simple homeschool on FB
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  143. I love how my mom overcame so much in order to teach me a better way to do things and live my life.

  144. I tweeted about it!! @KatieHaggard
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  145. I am one of the mothers in my life, and I love that I am not embarrassed to run and jump and pretend and roll around on the ground with my daughter.

  146. Angela Houston says:

    My best friend’s mom…she’s always treated me as her own daughter.
    I love that she is the most welcoming, generous woman to anyone who enters her home.

  147. The thing I love most about my own mom is what a good friend she is to me.

  148. Danielle C says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

  149. I love how much delight my mom is taking in my dad, now that they are empty nesters. They seem to be having a fabulous time and are setting an incredible example for my husband and me.
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  150. Angela Houston says:

    I just “liked” simplehomeschool:)

  151. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  152. My friend Maureen has a quality of uplifted spirit when it comes to mothering, and this allows her to find almost boundless energy and humor, especially when it’s needed. Thanks!

  153. I love her unconditional love for her children.
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  154. I tweeted about the giveaway!
    Meghan’s latest post: Somebody remind me of this comic when I am wigging out about nutrition- please

  155. One of my dearest friends is a homeschooling pastors wife with 4 children. Her parenting mantra is: “I don’t want to be an expert at raising children, but I do pray God will make me an expert in my 4 children.” Now that I’m a mom, I find myself thinking about this often!
    Sarah G’s latest post: First Week Back

  156. Danielle C says:

    I “liked” you of Facebook.

  157. I like simple homeschool on facebook : )
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  158. I love that I am surrounded by so many other young mothers, and together we’re inspiring each other to do our best for our children.

  159. I like SH on Facebook. :-)
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  160. I love how much my mom loves books and encourages my kids to love reading, as well. We are a book-loving family because of her.

  161. I have a friend (a homeschooling mom to 4) who is incredibly patient and joyful. I wish I had a portion of her patience and joy!

  162. I “like” Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  163. She gives her honest opinion or none at all.
    Marci’s latest post: Water- Water Everywhere

  164. Tami Whiting says:

    My first Mom was not the ideal. My second Mom I met when I was wandering and 22, lost and so unhappy. My new Mom (and Dad) adopted me. I became their oldest daughter, their youngest of the original 5 kids was 6 at the time. They are kind, faithful, loving people. They are my kids’ grandparents. They have sacrificed for me to have this wonderful new life, and I can never repay that kind of love. I love my Mom.

    She is suffering from stage 4 lymphoma this year. She’s “clear” in her scans, but if she doesn’t want to pass within this next year, she must have a stem cell (bone marrow) transplant. She won’t be able to be around people for 6 months after this procedure. Her chances of living for years is good after all this suffering is over. She is very strong.

    My Mom serves others like mad. She is the quiet server, who does things for others, that no one else seems to know about. She is quietly holy.

  165. I tweeted about this giveaway @mcgrathfive

  166. Tami Whiting says:

    I (really do) like you on Fb.

  167. Catherine says:

    I love my friend Martha’s dedication to her kids and her values. When her ideals are different from the norm, she sticks with them because she believes in them.

  168. Catherine says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  169. This will be my first Mother’s Day with out my mom. I miss her so. She was always there for me and I learned so much about being a mom from her. She was all ways patient and listened so well. I have notice in the last year that there are other wonderful women in my life that I can continue to look to for guidance and love.

  170. I am so blessed by my church family. They are living examples of what it means to be a godly mother, wife, humble servant.

    While I would LOVE to win all this, my heart aches for Tami and her adopted-mother. I will pray for your mom, Tami! And I will pray you win too. :-)

  171. I “like” SimpleHomeschool on FB.

  172. I love that my sister-in-law plans short fun activities for her kids when they are home, rather than always only turning them loose to play on their own. You can tell they get so excited to do something different and creative!

  173. I love the desire of understanding that my dear friend puts into mothering. She seeks to listen, understand, and uniquely love each of her 5 daughters for who they are at each stage of life.
    Pam’s latest post: Yarn Along

  174. Michonne says:

    I love that my friend Kris is devoted to her family yet takes time for herself, too.

  175. I already like on FB.
    Pam’s latest post: Yarn Along

  176. This is awesome! The person I most look up to as a mother is a family I used to babysit for when I was in university. She is so patient and kind with her kids. She chooses over and over again to be patient and kind with her words. Now that her 3 boys are older I am seeing the fruit of her labour. They are so gentle and kind with daughters.

  177. Michonne says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  178. I like simple mom on facebook too!.
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  179. Marianne says:

    I would like to honor my mother with these gifts : ) My mom has been through soo much, and has been stretched as an individual in many ways. She has learned that being a mom is not easy, but she would be the first to say that it is very rewarding and that she was blessed to have us her daughter’s. My mom, Ana, has learned to depend on God for learning how to be a mom. I admire that : )

  180. Amanda B. says:

    My mom is always there for me to listen and be such a great supporter of anything I want to do. I couldn’t ask for anyone better!

  181. I love that she has given me hope that not all failed mother/daughter relationships are doomed to repeat themselves.

  182. I love my friend who is so very patient with her kids. She’s an inspiration.

  183. I pressed “like” on the Simple Homeschool Facebook page too!!!

  184. ruthie is a patient and kind godmother. she has always had room and love for me, in her life, as a daughter. her hands have taught me to crochet, bake and pray. she is my constant cheerleader, as i enter my 16th year of homeschooling.
    ; )
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  185. I love that my mother always makes time for her kids and grandchildren
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  186. I like Simple Homeschool on FB
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  187. I love that my mom is available to me 24/7. She is my friend, encourager, cheerleader, confidante, and so much more. Most of all…she is still mom. She picks me up and “dusts” me off and still cares for me and loves me like she did when I was 10 years old. I am truly blessed and thankful to have such a wonderful mom and even more blessed that we have such a wonderful friendship now.
    Niki’s latest post: Long Time Coming

  188. Elizabeth Beer says:

    A good friend of mine, who has become like a sister to me, is my role model of a Mom. She does it all and never seems frazzled! She never loses her temper and she is always gentle and loving towards her 6 kids! I don’t know how she finds the time to homeschool, take care of the house, cook, and still have time for her husband, but she does! I think she deserves a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day, but I’m sure she would deny it. :)

  189. I love the way that my mama is caring for my daughter – she loves being a grandmother!

  190. I love that my mom is one of my best friends. She is one of the people I admire most in this world and I try so hard to be just like her :)
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  191. I like you on FB :)
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  192. I don’t think I can narrow it down to just one mom! The community of moms I am a part of is truly magical. We all met through the our midwife and are still friends seven years later. We have shared so many joys, tragedies and love that I don’t think I could have survived the early years of mothering without them!

  193. I love that my mom sends me care-packages still, even though I’m 34!

  194. And I already like you on FB!

  195. Nikiya McDonald says:

    I love the universal wisdom shared by mothers!

  196. Elizabeth Beer says:
  197. Nikiya McDonald says:

    I like on fb.

  198. I liked Simple Homeschool on fb!

  199. One of my friends is a mum that I really look up to. She balances calm and discipline so well! I really get inspired when we are together with our kids around!

  200. I love that my mother is always there for me, no matter how far apart we are.
    emily’s latest post: this moment

  201. Leslie M.P. says:

    My friend, mother of two, doesn’t sweat the small stuff and can handle the exuberance of two small kids without losing her cool–ever.

  202. Jen Burns says:

    my mom instilled many good character traits in me.. that to my benefit keep me wanting to get up in the morning, attacking each day like it could be my last. My mom was the hardest working mom I knew, and still she had joy. I was greatly inspired to be a mom because she made it seem like a wonderful thing.. she has 7 kids and never made us feel like she was overworked or underpaid! 😉 I am so blessed to have had her as my mom.

  203. My mom passed away in 1997 and through the years, I believe God has sent me several “surrogate” mothers to watch over me and guide me through life’s ups and downs. One such mom is a co-worker of mine. She is 72 years old and still works every day. I have known her for 10-11 years and she has helped me through so many things. I know my mom would have loved this woman and they would have been great friends.
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  204. The support of my mother means so much in my life! I still love to talk to her multiple times a week! – everyday if we could!
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  205. I liked you on FB.
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  206. Jen Burns says:

    I have liked you on facebook

  207. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  208. Michele K says:

    My mom has become such a sweet, mellow, unruffled grandmother — it gives me hope that one day I too can be like her!

  209. Mama Wanda is such an encouragement to me. She’s the one I can count on to tell me I’m doing well (despite challenges) and that it will get better.

  210. And I tweeted!
    Erin @ Home with the Boys’s latest post: The Blessings of Spring Multitude Monday

  211. Amanda Abney says:

    I am so thankful for my mother! She is so supportive of me while I homeschool my 2 boys, even though I grew up going to public school, and I am the first to homeschool in my family.

  212. What a fabulous giveaway!

    I love how much my mom loves being with my daughter (5) and how she truly gets down on her level and plays with her. I love watching their relationship develop. Even more than that, I love how she has always supported me, NO MATTER WHAT, and is there for me whenever I need her. She’s come to help at the drop of a hat many a time. I appreciate all that she’s sacrificed for me ever since I came into the world, and, now that I’m a mom, I realize how little I adequately appreciated her in my younger years!

    Thanks so much for the chance to enter!
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  213. Amanda Abney says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  214. My mother passed away 7 years ago but her wisdom, patience and generosity are with me every day and continues to inspire me and bring me back to center. I love you mom!

  215. Oh, wow, that all looks fabulous!

    I love that my mom always thinks I’m wonderful–even when I’m not feeling so wonderful myself.
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  216. I admire the way my mom raised me with strong values but also made it clear that her love was unconditional.

  217. I like Simple Homeschool!
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  218. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  219. My BFF is a great mother to her kids….the best thing she does is she is constantly assessing her mothering and trying to improve. I never used to think of being a mother like that, but to her “mother’ is her job and she needs ‘continuing education’ —-just like any profession!

  220. I love that my mother-in-law is just as adventurous and down to earth as I strive to be. She’s a great example, inspiration, and friend.

  221. I have a lot of friends who have gone through this stage of life of “becoming mom” with me. They are all amazing and have taught me so many things. I don’t think I could stay sane without their friendship and words of encouragement!

  222. Even though my mother passed away before I met my husband and had a family, I feel her strength with me every day. When I am struggling, I draw on that strength to help me to continue to be the home learning mother I can be!

  223. I love that my mom always has my back!

  224. You are liked on facebook.

  225. My mentor is a wonderful mom and grandmom. I asked her to mentor me because of her gentleness, honesty, and her desire to grow as a woman and a mother. One of the many things that’s inspiring about her is she lives a life of dependency on God and does not shy away from looking deep into herself to see how she needs to be refined. She is truly one of the most humble and servant-hearted women I know.

  226. I love how my mom still seems to be able to do it all. She is elegant, hard-working, caring, keeps a clean house, is a full-time teacher… If I do half as much as she does in a day – I consider it a good day!

  227. I ‘liked’ simple homeschool on facebook!

  228. Melanie M. says:

    I could name a million things about my mom. But, one is that she is always there for me. I found out my husband had cancer (he was 30), my mom quit her job to come stay with us and take care of my kids.

  229. Something I love about a mother in my life….my own mother, who supports all of our choices, including our choice to homeschool, even when most people couldn’t understand it. And the love she has for our children – a grandmother’s love can’t be duplicated!
    Maryjane’s latest post: New Endeavor

  230. I love my mom because she is always there for me, willing to listen and help, no matter what I am going through. She exemplifies a motherly sacrificial love that I hope to pass onto my children as well.

  231. Genevieve says:

    I love that my father’s girlfriend has accepted my daughter as her own granddaughter. No one offers to watch her more than she does, she’s always asking us to come over for supper and wants to get together as much as possible.

  232. I love how my mom has always been so caring and nurturing. She is amazing!

  233. My mother never let being our friend get in the way of disciplining us, and of course as a result she’s the best friend I’ve ever or ever will have. :)

  234. Karen Parker says:

    Well there are several Mom’s in my life, my mom who gave me birth… she’s a wonderfull mom who taught me the vaule of life and it’s not all about you but all about who you can touch for good in your life !!!! then there is my Godmother.. well lets say… she taught me about horse’s and the vaule of life through the eyes of a horse! and then my church mom.. my pastors wife… she holds me in prayer when i can’t seam to see the light at the end of the dark tunnel… she allows God to shine through her to me… Thanks to my moms and all the wonderfull mom’s around the world… God Bless them all !! :)

  235. My mama friend is in intentional in all she does. Her 5 girls are inspired by her and so am I. She exudes love and grace which fills her home and makes it a welcome place to land.

  236. I liked SimpleHomeschool on facebook too!
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  237. My mum IS love! And that’s what I love most about her.

  238. I love my mom and love that she lives close by. She has helped me out so many times with my 5 children. I am so blessed to have her and am thankful for all she does for me and my family.

  239. What a wonderful giveaway! I have learned so many important things from my awesome mother-in-law, I love her to pieces!

  240. Grace Kellermann-McLean says:

    My mom was an inspiration to me growing up…She was a single mother and she did the best job in raising me that she could. She worked hard, played abundantly and taught me well.

  241. I love how my mom gets up early on Sunday Mornings to make a special breakfast before church.

  242. I just liked you on Facebook!

  243. I love my mother’s sense of humor.

  244. Grace Kellermann-McLean says:

    I’ve ‘liked’ you on facebook, as well <3

  245. Erika Russell says:

    My own mom is my best friend to this day. When my brothers and I were in her care, she parented with wisdom and patience and never-ending energy! If I am half the momma that she was to me, I’m going down a good road!

  246. Sarah Bradbury says:

    One mom in my life is such a great spiritual example. Its inspiring to see her live a truly genuine life, even among the struggles of life.

  247. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB! Thank you for an amazing giveaway!

  248. I have liked you on FB.

  249. Sarah Bradbury says:

    you are not only liked, but loved, on facebook

  250. My mom always took time to be with us and teach us the importance of a personal relationship with Christ.

  251. I like Simple Homeschool on fB

  252. My mom is the most patient and caring person you will ever meet. She raised me, so she must be!

  253. You have been liked on Facebook, too!

  254. I made a tweet.

  255. Emily Woodall says:

    My mom is a beautiful example of a mom…encouraging, always sacrificing, my biggest fan. I want to be just like her!

  256. Emily Woodall says:

    I like you on facebook!

  257. Emily Woodall says:
  258. My mom was always home when we were kids. She taught us thoughtfulness and courtesy to others always. She taught us to love others of all different walks of life. She is one of the most friendly and courteous people I know. I love my mom!

  259. My sister in law is a fabulous mom and I love how she is devoting her life to make things special for her family. She began homeschooling and made me believe I could do it too!

  260. I just liked simple homeschool on FB
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  261. Wendy Hamm says:

    I want to be just like my mom when I grow up (I’m only 45 now). She’s my biggest fan and still guides me in a positive way and I love her for it.

  262. Wow, fabulous!

  263. My mom drives 45 minutes (one way) to my house at least 2x a week to take care of me while I’m on bedrest!
    Mariposa’s latest post: Glorious Day

  264. I just liked Simple Homeschool on FB. :)

  265. My mom has been home schooling for 23 years and still going strong! She will graduate her 6th student this year and move on to a new adventure…teaching only one child, my youngest brother. Now that I am a homeschooling mom of little kiddos I understand more than ever all that she gave up, went through and put up with especially since home education was anything but popular way back when. I’d love to be able to give her this basket as a ‘thank you’ :-)

  266. I have a friend who has to make special meals for her kids daily because they can not eat many things. It is hard for her but she does it with grace.

  267. I “like” you on fb

  268. I already like Simple homeschool on FB
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  269. I have 4 wonderful women in my life that I feel are mom’s to me! Thank God for Titus 2 women! Each has a special place in my heart! I feel loved, accepted and blessed by each one!

  270. I like simple homeschool on facebook!

  271. I tweeted about this giveaway! @Andanbre

  272. My mom listens to me and I feel comfortable telling her just about anything. She is so encouraging when I am having a bad day or struggling with a weakness.

  273. I love the peace my mother brings to a room she walks into.

  274. My friend Kirsten had 4 precious girls in the space of 6 years, three unplanned, all while living thousands of miles away from any of her family to help out and having a husband who has to travel frequently for work. Although it hasn’t been easy for her, especially in a country that raises eyebrows at any family of more than two children, she has done it with grace and humor and been such an encouragement to me as I have learned the ropes of parenting. I love and admire her immensely.

  275. I like Simple HOme School on fb
    Caroline Guf
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  276. I’ve liked you on FB and off for quite a while now! :)

  277. Julie Sanchez says:

    My sister is an amazing mom. She is such a fun mom and makes even the most boring things exciting!

  278. Christine says:

    My mom is caring and compassionate.

  279. Christine says:

    I like simple homeschool on facebook.

  280. Christine says:
  281. Julie Sanchez says:

    I “like” you on FB!

  282. i’m a fan of the mothers who go on dates with their kids. it’s such a simple thing, yet so meaningful for the parties involved!!! thanks for the chance. :)

  283. I love that my mom is always there when I need her, but she’s not a hoverer :) Perfect!

  284. I love my mom! I love that even though we had no money, she would find ways to make every holiday magical. She would help up make ornaments from found objects around the house. Or she would make wrapping paper from brown paper bags and decorate them with pictures and quotes from magazines, making them humorous or beautiful. She”s amazing! She’s inspired me to be a better mom!

  285. Mary Catherine Register says:

    There are so many moms in my life, making it hard to choose one on whom to focus! Today I’m thinking about T.A., who is pregnant with her third baby in three years. I love her infectious energy and love of all things mothering. My favorite thing about watching her become a mom and grow her family is seeing her incredible strength expand and embrace all the chaos in her life!

  286. I’ve “liked” you on FB a while ago, and happily so! :)

  287. Mary Catherine Register says:

    I liked you on FB!

  288. I, of course, love my mother tremendously. But we live away from our families and there is a special mom in our church family that has become like a second mom to my children. We even call her Mommy Tracy to joke about how close we all are to her. And I don’t know what we’d do sometimes without her!
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  289. I, of course, love my mother tremendously. But we live away from our families and there is a special mom in our church family that has become like a second mom to my children. We even call her Mommy Tracy to joke about how close we all are to her. And I don’t know what we’d do sometimes without her!
    Not sure if this comment will work. I’m getting a duplicate comment error but I don’t see my original comment! Technology! lol
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  290. I love that my mother is always willing to lend a hand when I need it even though my childhood days are long behind me!

  291. I like Simple Homeschool on FB
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  292. I love watching my mom set the example of humbly working through a personal struggle and then enjoying victory over it.

  293. I love some moms that I only know through their blogs. They are still in my life. I love that they share encouragement, struggles, and joys.
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  294. I tweeted about the giveaway
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  295. I love that my mom is not a complainer. No matter how busy or stressful her life gets, she just works hard and gets the job done.

  296. When ever I would visit with my grandma seeking advice she would always be cautious with her opinion but would always have a scripture to give that was always relevent.

  297. I liked your page on Facebook; and I like that I’m almost done with homeschooling for this year!
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  298. I “like” you on Facebook. I’m Jill Guinn.
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  299. My favorite mother is my mom. :) I love her tender heart. My siblings and I poke fun at how she cries at the drop of a hat, but that is not a bad quality (just slightly embarrassing when you’re a teenager). I hope to be as patient as she has grown to be.

  300. I sure like you on facebook!

  301. I also tweeted (and followed)!

  302. My mom is a talented, intelligent and passionate woman of God. She is the first to admit where she falls short but I strive to be the kind of woman she is, one that leans into the love of God.

  303. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  304. I love a mothers sacrifice, always putting her children first, denying herself for their sake.

  305. I admire very much my grandma, who not only was a wonderful mother to my mom and her siblings, but is also now being a substitute mom to her son’s kids in her retirement years. She gives so much of her time to them, and is even homeschooling them! What an amazing woman.

  306. Teresa S. says:

    What a great giveaway!! My mom has been a big influence in my life. I love her because she is so generous. She gives of her time, talents, and money to all those around her that are in need (including me!). She has shown me what it means to give to others.

  307. I liked you on Facebook too!

  308. liked you on facebook

  309. I love that my MIL visits often even though she lives far away

  310. Christine says:

    My favorite mom is my mom. She always takes time to talk to me, regardless of how busy she is.

  311. Christine says:

    I follow on facebook.

  312. I have an older woman in my life who really is my ‘surrogate’ mother. She makes me laugh and helps me regain perspective, and tells me straight where things are at! Awesome!
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  313. i love that my mom remembers EVERY birthday, and sends cards in advance. not just my family, but my in-laws, friends of mine, you name it … and once you’re on her list, you’re on it for life!
    Bethany’s latest post: Q of the Week – Wheres your favorite place to relax

  314. I love the way my Mom plays with my hair — just like she did when I was little.

  315. Liked on FB too. And what a great collection of gifts! Queen for a week at least :).
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  316. Lindsay Sledge says:

    I love several older mothers that have some how or another come along at the right time in my life and have been so compassionate and loving towards me.

  317. My favorite mother is my own: she is brave, bold and she knows herself! She loves Jesus and isn’t afraid to let people know it. But most of all, she constantly encourages and uplifts me. What a gift! Thanks for the great give-away!
    Tori’s latest post: Blogging 4 Dummies

  318. Lindsay Sledge says:

    “liked” on FB!

  319. Already a big Facebook Fan! Thanks, again.
    Tori’s latest post: Blogging 4 Dummies

  320. i love it when a mom isn’t afraid to mother in the way her gut is telling her to mother her babes. (:

  321. i like simplehomeschool on fb!

  322. I “like” you! :) (on Facebook and otherwise)
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  323. Something I love about my mother is that she lives 5 blocks away and is always happy and eager to babysit!!!!!! :)
    Sarah M
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  324. I love that my mom encourages me and builds me up by letting me know she’s proud of me.
    Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers’s latest post: Yeah- That- Too

  325. I love that my mom will always be my mommy no matter how old I get.

  326. There are so many wonderful mamas in my life. But the one I want to tell you about is my own mom. When I had my first set of twins, she came over at least twice a week for YEARS to help me cope with the demands of 3 children under 2. Then I had another set of twins and right when they were getting a bit older we started renos. So she is still coming twice a week to help me out even though my little guys are almost 5. She lives 3 blocks away and she is one of my best friends. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing mom! In the meantime, she has also written a novel, takes care of my grandma and teaches my kids piano. Amongst many other things.

  327. I liked on FB
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  328. I tweeted!
    Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers’s latest post: Yeah- That- Too

  329. I’m a fan on FB!
    Kris @ Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers’s latest post: Yeah- That- Too

  330. I am so thankful to the wonderful homeschooling moms in my life who encouraged me to take the leap and bring my kids home to educate them. One of the best decisions of my life!

  331. I like you on Facebook!

  332. I love the inspiration the mama blogging provides for myself to capture moments and reflections of our family life and my own children’s childhood – hopefully to be savored for years to come.
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  333. I tweeted this really neato giveaway!
    SaraR’s latest post: and one more

  334. I “liked” on FB!
    All the best!

  335. I love how my youngest sister has embraced the role of mom even in the midst of difficult circumstances and as a single parent.

  336. I like you on fb!

  337. My memory is of a friends Mom. She alway’s had this way of being in our buisness without being in it! I loved that. You felt like you could share with her and she wasn’t going to judge or even bring it up again – if she felt it didn’t need to be :)

  338. “liked” you on Facebook!

  339. I love my sister’s ability to take care of anyone and anything in need without judging or making them feel like they are receiving charity.

  340. I am a FB fan for awhile now :)

  341. I love how mothers everywhere have an uncanny ability to beautify everything around them.

  342. My grandmother taught me how to garden–and now I’m teaching my kids!

  343. liked on FB

  344. My friend’s mom had a truly “open door” policy: any kid in the neighborhood could come by at any time and was warmly welcomed. I hope to be that in my community.

  345. My mom rocks. She inspires me with the hours she puts in serving others.

  346. Talk about pampering! What a lovely giveaway!
    Let me tell you about my mom: She is the most loving, hardworking, sacrificial, giving woman I know! She has been having trouble with her knee and had surgery last Friday, and it has been such a pleasure to give back to her in some small way during this time while she is recovering. What a joy she is to me, her sons, our spouses, and to her five grandchildren.

  347. I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB!

  348. I have a lot of respect for my mother in law. We don’t share a lot in common but she provides so much support to us and I think she did such an amazing job raising my wonderful partner. I love that my kids get to have such an admirable lady as a grandmother.

  349. Meredith says:

    My favorite mother would be my grandmother. She did more to prepare me for my life than she will ever know. I recall her telling me stories of her life during WWII and now, being the wife of a deployed reservist her stories of strength and endurance prop me up today.
    She instilled a real Rosie “we can do it” attitude, and there are days that’s all I’ve got to get me by.
    Thanks Mamaw. I miss you so much.

  350. Meredith says:

    and had I known you were on FB I’d have liked you months ago.

  351. I have a lot of respect for my mother in law. We don’t share a lot in common but she provides so much support to us and I think she did such an amazing job raising my wonderful partner. I love that my kids get to have such an admirable lady as a grandmother. She is a thankful inspiration.

  352. Courtney says:

    always loves like a mom… no matter how old I am!

  353. Jennifer says:

    liked on FB!

  354. Jennifer says:

    I love my mom’s love for her grandchildren!

  355. Julia Kimball says:

    I never realized how truly amazing my mom was until I became one. When I was younger, I was oblivious to how much my mom did without so that my brother and I could more. She is generous beyond belief, prayerful, selfless, and completely in love with my dad. I love that she taught me how to run a home with love and grace.

  356. I love that my mom was willing to drive 13+hours (both ways!!) to spend 2 full days with my girls and I for Easter weekend. My hubby is deployed, and it means the world to have her support!
    Brookiej’s latest post: fun times

  357. I love that my mom always has time to talk to me. :)

  358. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.
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  359. Cristina says:

    My mum is an amazing woman of faith! She has loved, prayed and supported me through all the decisions I have made. She is a huge blessing!

  360. My mom has, and is, such an example of selflessness, joy and love! She has loved me so tenderly and fiercely for all of my days. She is also the one who has given me such a high view of motherhood–and great vision for this amazing role.

  361. My mom always had a hot, healthy meal on the table. Every single day. And a clean house. Now that I’m a mom, I appreciate those things even more.
    Erin’s latest post: Baked fish with rice and vegetables

  362. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Erin’s latest post: Baked fish with rice and vegetables

  363. NW Homesteader says:

    My favorite mom has got to be my mother-in-law! She is the sweetest most understanding and compassionate woman I have ever met!

  364. I love to see my younger sister becoming a mother and how she is blossoming with love for her little one.

  365. My mom was there to care for myself, my hubby, 18 mo old and 3 mo old babies when I found out I had cancer. She sacrificed alot to be there and help
    Us through that time. Praise God for great moms and being cancer free!

  366. NW Homesteader says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB!

  367. NW Homesteader says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway @nwhomesteader

  368. And I liked simple homeschool on fb:)

  369. My mom is very flexible and understands how hard it is to balance the commitments of family. It is nice to have someone that says “we love to see you when it works best for you.”

  370. If I am half the mom my mother was in humility and wisdom, I will be thankful.

  371. I love that my Mom has passed on her love of the “simple” things in life to me.
    Andria’s latest post: This Week in Kid Quotes

  372. I love that my Mom still spoils me even though I’m 31!

  373. I love that my mom always made Valentine’s special even using the china and how she still sends me an Easter basket (now, package). :)
    Jessica Mueller’s latest post: When the darkness fled…

  374. I like Simple Homeschool on FB!

  375. I love that my sister has jumped right into motherhood after the April 1st birth of her triplets just a little over a month ago. She has transitioned beautifully from being a woman who desperately wanted children to a mother of three! I am so proud of her!!!
    Michelle’s latest post: Miguel is 6 months Old!

  376. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB.
    Jessica Mueller’s latest post: When the darkness fled…

  377. I love that my mom has flown in to be with me and help me for the births of each of my 5 children! She stays with me for about a month to help us all get adjusted with the new baby in our lives.

  378. I “like” you on FB! :)

  379. Kristie A. says:

    My own mother would be my favorite mother. She lives far away but we still talk all the time! She encourages me and keeps me grounded.

  380. Kristie A. says:

    I liked on Facebook.

  381. Kathy S. says:

    I have so many friends/moms who homeschool their kids, they don’t always find it easy, but they keep going. It is an inspiration to me!

  382. Kathy S. says:

    I also liked this on FB.

  383. My boss, our city’s naturalist, is great at making sure people are okay and will talk to them for as long as is needed for them to feel a bit better about the situation. And when I was diagnosed with migraine with aura, she researched and would send me helpful information and tips.

  384. I love my mom because she always respects my decisions that I make as a mother even when we may have different views. She supports me in all that I do. She listens and gives advice or a hug, sometimes both, whichever is needed.

  385. I love how giving my mother is.

  386. The one thing my mom has always given me is honesty. Even when its hard to swallow. Her honesty has made me realize how amazingly valuable she is in my life.
    Elizabeth’s latest post: My Mom

  387. I like Simple homeschool on FB

  388. Alexa F. says:

    My grandma loves visiting museums and zoos with me when I visit (I’m in Calif., she’s in Illinois). I could spend days in some of the museums and zoos we visit. Love them and love her.

  389. My mom has always set an example of grace, humility and love. She pours of herself for others and rarely takes much for herself. She has far more challenges in her life than I do so she inspires me to be thankful and serve faithfully.
    Lynette’s latest post: Resurrection Day 2011

  390. I liked Simple Homsechool on FB
    Lynette’s latest post: Resurrection Day 2011

  391. My mother for homeschooling me through high school and giving me the support I need to home school my 6 today!
    Katie Barrett’s latest post: Letting Go and Holding On

  392. Kristi F. says:

    I love that my mom is ready to help however I need it at the drop of a hat.

  393. I like simple homeschool on FB as Katie Barrett…
    Katie Barrett’s latest post: Letting Go and Holding On

  394. I love my grandmother because she is so good at helping me see the perspective! Her favorite saying is, “Life is hard by the yard but a cinch by the inch!”

  395. Amanda E says:

    I love that my dear friend Keiko (along with her husband Sergio) is raising her daughter to be not only bilingual but bicultural, taking her to Chile to be with her daddy’s side of the family for long stretches a couple of times a year.

  396. Kristi F. says:

    I liked on facebook

  397. Kristi F. says:

    I tweeted.

  398. Bethany glozier says:

    Those books look fantastic!

  399. Amanda E says:

    I ‘Like’ you on FB. :)

  400. Amanda E says:

    I tweeted about you. (aevans429 on Twitter)

  401. I love my MIL’s servant heart and gentle spirit.

  402. I love my mother because she is kind.

  403. I tweeted!! http://twitter.com/Misadventures8
    Katie Barrett’s latest post: Letting Go and Holding On

  404. I love love love – my mother-in-law! What an amazing woman. She may not always agree with our choices – for instance she doesn’t agree with our choice to homeschool our children this year – but she is always loving and supportive. I can’t imagine a better mother-in-law or grandmother for my children.

  405. And I like you on facebook!

  406. I love to watch how my cousin and best friend mothers her three girls, ages 8, 9, and 12. We have very different parenting styles, but I have learned so much from her. She really allows her girls to make a lot of decisions for themselves and teaches them to take risks and trust their own instincts. She works hard to be a strong female role model for them, and she always sends the message that the only person who they need to care about impressing or conforming to is themselves, not the outside world. (p.s. I “like” you on FB, too.)

  407. The thing I love about the mom in my life is she is always just a phone call away. Whether it be for a shoulder to cry on or a cooking question, she is always there no matter what the need. I love her.

  408. I love that my mom keeps up with us long distance and helps me out all she can, doing things for me like canning and freezing fresh produce out of her abundant garden!

  409. My mom has always supported me in everything I do, and I love her for it!

  410. I follow on FB!

  411. My mom is the most generous person I know. Not only with her material possesions, but with her time, and much more. Any time there is an empty bedroom in my parents’ home, they open it up to someone in need. whether a member of the community or a refugee foster kid, she is generous with her whole heart.

  412. I love My mothers loyalty, and Godliness. She is truly one of the best things that ever happened to me when she came into my life at four years of age!

  413. I love my mother and the innumerable ways she cared for me as a child, and now, how she cares for me as a friend. I am truly blessed beyond words and do my best not to take her for granted. She would LOVE the items in this basket!!

  414. Christina P says:

    I love the encouragement I get from my mother; she knows how to put everything in perspective and truly believes in me.

  415. Leslie M says:

    My mom is my favorite mom. She knows how to enjoy life and helps others do the same.

  416. I admire a mom-friend of mine named Sarah. She has six beautiful, intelligent children. She is always positive and energetic with them.

  417. One mother in my life I admire is my sister-in-law: she has five kids, a menagerie of animals, home schools, keeps a very tidy house, runs her own business, and is always positive and excited about parenting She’s an inspiration!

  418. Marianne says:

    My mom homeschooled me and my six siblings (still teaching the youngest 2!) She’s been at it for over 20 years.

  419. I love my mom, she was so artistic and crafty and never said no to any project. I miss her so much!

  420. like you on FB :)

  421. Christina says:

    I have a friend who is like a mother to me and I love her timely words of wisdom.

  422. I admire a certain mother I know because she works so hard at being a good mother. She strives to ensure her children know they are valued, she drives them to all their activities, cheers for them at all their acheivements, cries when they cry, and isn’t afraid of admitting her failures and asking for forgiveness. She works at being positive even though it doesn’t come to her naturally.

  423. I love that my Mom is such a giver of her time. She makes meals for people, mows their lawns, etc. She is always looking for a way to love.

  424. I liked you on FB! : )

  425. I’m thankful that my mom raised us to love the Lord.

  426. I LOVE that night or day, I could always depend on Mom to help out with my youngest son who had lots of special needs.
    Melissa’s latest post: Violence UnSilenced- Today I Spoke Out

  427. Naomi Byler says:

    My grandmother has led a life of giving constantly to anyone who needed it, all while raising 5 kids and being an amazing cook, baker, seamstress, gardener, and frugal housekeeper. She inspires me, and her faith encourages me.

  428. Naomi Byler says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB!

  429. I love so many things about the mothers in my life: lately the best is that they love my kids. And they tell them as often as they can!
    Elizabeth’s latest post: Lately

  430. I like Simple HOmeschool on facebook!
    Elizabeth’s latest post: Lately

  431. I love that my mom is always there for me and my family. I’m so grateful that she lives close by. My kids always enjoy their grandma time.

  432. I definitely liked you on Facebook!

  433. My mom is simply awesome. She loves my brother, me, my dad, my kids, God and life. What an amazing example.

  434. Thanks for the opportunity..what can I say about a mom in my life? I have been inspired by some of the greats…but mostly I must say by my Memere…she is an amazing woman…her nurturing never ceases to amaze me…She is 98 years old and going strong…full of love and always kind words for everyone..she has been a great encouragement to me over the years.

  435. Stephanie says:

    I already like you on fb.

  436. I’m so lucky to have my Mom to talk with about parenting my own children. She’s great at giving advice while never forgetting they are my children, and I may sometimes do things differently than she would do them.

  437. P.S. I “liked” you on facebook. I love Simple Homeschool!

  438. Stephanie says:

    I love how gentle my sister is with her kids.

  439. Carly Bautista says:

    I love all of the wisdom my friends mom has, I can take it all as I need it

  440. Carly Bautista says:

    I liked you on FB!

  441. Allison Fambro says:

    I know a mom who loves to heal. I love her!

  442. Allison Fambro says:

    I like on FB

  443. I love how hard my grandmother works. She is constantly mothering everyone, and the way she does that is by serving them. At 85 she’s still making a hot breakfast for anyone who comes to visit.

  444. I liked on FB!

  445. I love that my mom loves and gives so sacrificially to us, from giving up her job to stay at home to raise us, to giving of her free time to watch my son so that my husband and I could go on vacation.

  446. My step mom is always giving. Such a great example for my children of how to serve others. I’d love to give this to her! Also, I just purchased my first Soy Delights candle at the farmer’s market last weekend and am LOVING it. It’s so fragrant :)

  447. liked on facebook

  448. Michelle Disney says:

    A friend of mine has the ability to always be in the moment with her children. She is ever present and I admire that.

  449. I love the passion that infuses my mom’s life, her curiosity, her love for people.

  450. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  451. My mother has blessed me with endless cooking and health (she is a nurse) advice. Love her & her knowledge!
    Rebekah from Simply Rebekah’s latest post: Comment on This is an Ugly World by Josiah Garber

  452. I love that my mom is always there to talk to me in the middle of a rough day…from 2500 miles away!

    Thanks for the giveaway :)
    Amanda Anderson’s latest post: Daily Bread

  453. Kristen T. says:

    From the time I was a small child, my mom has always picked out the most thoughtful, special gifts whether big or small. I know that material things do not necessarily represent one’s love, but it’s the care with which my mother’s gifts are picked (and also wrapped) that shows me it’s from her heart.

  454. like you on FB :)
    Amanda Anderson’s latest post: Daily Bread

  455. Kristen T. says:

    I “liked” Simple Homeschool on FB, too :)

  456. My mother taught me what it means to be a mom not just a mother. She so selflessly gives to her children and grandchildren and for that I love her.

  457. I follow you on facebook! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  458. I love my own mother’s patience – it far exceeds mine . . . maybe one day!
    Roxy Schow’s latest post: one of those days

  459. Jennifer says:

    I love that my mother stayed up with my all night on geometry homework and then did the same three years later for my sister. She hates geometry.

  460. I love that my friend has never given up on finding the resources her kid needs even after lots of ‘no’s’ and ‘we can’t help you’ and ‘that’s not covered by your insurance.’

  461. I love the understanding my mom has now, as I have children of my own.
    Suanna’s latest post: Kents Birthday

  462. love that my mom gives of her talents/time

  463. Danielle says:

    I just “liked” Simple Homeschool on FB!

  464. I love that I finally realize what my mother did for me now that I have a child. I love that she gave so unselfishly, yet did not lose herself in the process.

  465. MichelleD says:

    My Mom shows unconditional love and is a daily mentor to me! She is a great encourager and prayer warrior for our family!! :)

  466. My mom is the most thoughtful lady, and she always had time for us…no matter how busy her day….and I appreciate that when I now call her from states and even countries away since I’m a military wife :)

  467. I have “liked” Simple Homeschool on FB :)

  468. Just liked you on fb. Yay giveaways!

  469. I also tweeted about it, I hope I did it right, lol

  470. I love the patience and excitement my mom has for my children. They bask in Grandma’s attention!

  471. Jennie G says:

    Something I love about my grandma (my mom’s mom) is that she always modeled good stewardship of the earth for her grandkids.

  472. Jennie G says:

    I liked simple homeschool on FB!

  473. I admire my mother-in-law’s independent, vibrant wardrobe, living each day to it’s fullest take on life!

  474. What a great giveaway! I “liked” you on Facebook!
    Amykinz’s latest post: Recent Recipes

  475. What I love about my Mom is that she is always there when I need her. She may not always support every decision that I make, but she does her best. Which is what should be every mother’s goal: to just simply do your best! :)
    Amykinz’s latest post: Recent Recipes

  476. I like SH on FB!

  477. Abigail Gunter says:

    I love how my mom was (and still is) always there to talk to me. I could come to her and trust her with anything.

  478. There is a mom in my life who is so nurturing to her own children, yet so passionate about her own interests. I love and envy how she is able to pursue things that make her feel whole and alive, wheereas I sometimes feel so bogged down by the things that need to get done at home, leaving me no time or energy to pursue things that I love.

  479. I love her endless energy.

  480. I love my mom’s passion to help people!

  481. Hanna DeMaster says:

    I love the moms in my playgroup!

  482. Hanna DeMaster says:

    Like you on facebook!

  483. I have a mentor mum of 4 adult boys….she’s such an incredible mum and mentor to me. It helps having someone who has been in your shoes :)

  484. Just liked you on FB!

  485. My mom passed away 6 years ago, but God has helped fill that gap with an amazing mother-in-law. I love spending time with her.

  486. I love what a strong, confident woman my mom has become. She faced many trials and is such an example of what a mother and woman can be!

  487. I like you on FB :)

  488. About my mom: that she remains outwardly calm. Harder than it looks!

  489. I love that my friend is an involved, loving mom, while still making time for herself and her marriage.

  490. I love that my mom allows me to be my own type of mother. Thanks mom!

  491. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook.
    Claire’s latest post: A Green Hour

  492. My mom still likes to have fun, even though she can’t move around quite like she used to! She loves to steal the kids and take them on Nana-adventures!

  493. What I love about my Mother-in-Law: she gave me my fabulous husband and she will bend over backwards to help anyone in need. A very giving woman!

  494. Mary-Sue says:

    Mothers make the world go round! And keep us all safe and loved.

  495. Mary-Sue says:

    I Like you on Facebook :o)

  496. What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Jennifer@SurprisingJoy’s latest post: Vacation Detour

  497. I like you on Facebook, too!
    Jennifer@SurprisingJoy’s latest post: Vacation Detour

  498. My mother in law is always there to help others in need. She’s got a big heart!

  499. I liked you on Facebook!
    Casey’s latest post: Seven

  500. Trish White says:

    Love that my mom is always there to support me in motherhood!

  501. Trish White says:

    Like Simple Homeschool on FB

  502. My grandmother has infinite wisdom to pass down on everything from gardening to sewing. I only hope to learn half of what she knows!

  503. Veronica says:

    I love the advice I’m given.

  504. Veronica says:

    I am a fb fan!

  505. Veronica says:

    I tweeted

  506. I love that she taught me to sew and cook.

  507. I like Simple Homeschool! =)

  508. I work with childcare at our church during the week providing childcare for many kids so their moms can participate in their discipleship group, Bible Study, Wow, Mom & More or some other group. I get the privilege of observing several moms. One mom, Christy, sticks out to me. She is always so calm, cool, patient with her two boys. She holds them accountable but is loving and gentle.

  509. I “liked” page on Facebook. I just came across your page through Simple Bites. From what I see, I really like it, especially the give away.

  510. I love the mother who puts her kids first while working FT, PT and going to school for a degree – being single.
    Nina’s latest post: April focus

  511. I have a friend who immediately comes to mind. She is a loving, patient, active mom to three boys (5 and under) and another babe on the way. She recently moved across the country to support her husband in his ministry and I miss her very much!

  512. I love my aunts who are like extra moms.
    Abby’s latest post: Mastery vs Versitility

  513. Amanda G. says:

    I love how peaceful, and yet excited my VERY pregnant friend is about her first baby.

  514. Amanda G. says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  515. Amanda G. says:

    I tweeted.
    @amandagray825

  516. I love knowing that my mom prays for me and my kids daily.

  517. I tweeted.

  518. I like Simple Homeschool on fb.

  519. Kiersten H. says:

    She is always there for me.

  520. I love knowing that my mom prays for my kids and I daily.

  521. I’m a fan on FB.

  522. My mother is the perfect example of what a mother should be. Patient, kind, gentle, loving, and always giving of herself. She puts me to shame!

  523. My mother in law is the perfect picture of grace. I adore her and am so lucky to have her in my life.
    megan’s latest post: Easter eggs

  524. I have so many friends who are wonderful moms and are inspiring to me as a mom.

  525. I like on FB.

  526. I love my mama because she raised me to be strong and determined

  527. Facebook like for you! :)
    Amanda’s latest post: Birthdays and Earthquakes

  528. i am surrounded by women who are amazing mothers, and are an inspiration to me daily!

  529. My mother-in-law is a Godly gal who inspires me and encourages me. I am thankful for her in my life.

  530. I love the moms I read about on SLM that share the joys of motherhood and inspire me to do the same!

  531. I love that my mother-in-law is an inspiring Godly gal…feel blessed to have her in my life!

  532. Stephanie L says:

    My mom isn’t a perfect person, but she is always there for me and listens without judgement.

  533. A great mom I know knows how to say I am sorry to her children when she messes up.

  534. I like on FB.

  535. My mom is always there for me.

  536. Amber Peacock says:

    My mother is always there to support me no matter what and would never tell me that I couldn’t do something even if it was impossible.

  537. Amber Peacock says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on facebook :)

  538. I love that my mother worked hard to show us unconditional love…which had to be a challenge for her since she did NOT receive that as a child. Thanks, Mom!

  539. My mom and mother-in-law are both wonderful. It’s hard to choose who to write about. They are both generous and fantastic grandmas!
    Lynsey’s latest post: The first day

  540. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
    Lynsey’s latest post: The first day

  541. My mom was the best teacher I ever had, both in school and in life.

  542. Something I love about my Mom…watching her with my own children. It’s so fun to share children with their Grandparents.

  543. My aunt makes cheese, yum, …..I love tha

  544. My cousin is such a wonderful mom she’s raising 3 wonderful daughters and helped me our alot in highschool with any questions I had. She also always keeps me in her prayers!

  545. I love the mother my friend Laura inspires me to be by loving her children u conditionally and respecting not only the people they are but the people they will someday become. Never judging, always supporting.
    Jenni’s latest post: My favorite shops – Mrs Jones Soapbox

  546. I’ve “liked” sh on fb. 😉

  547. Something I love about a mother in my life:
    Feeling like we’re in the trenches together, raising our kids and working on creative ways to form their characters.

  548. I liked you on FB.

  549. Naomi Jones says:

    My mom always worked hard to make our house comfortable and homey, getting creative when we didn’t have the means to buy new items.

  550. My Oma mothered 10 children and now lives nearby, loving my children!

  551. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  552. Jennifer says:

    I love that I know moms that get down and play with their kids…

  553. My mother-in-law has such a generous and giving heart; she loves to bless us. Every year during our annual get-together, she, my SIL and I all have a fun girls’ day out . . . we love spending time together. Since we live far apart and are only all together once a year or so, it’s very special.

  554. My mom helps me get it together on days I can’t do it myself! She’s a great support!

  555. She is so uplifiting to others even when things are tough her way, and she is so laid back.
    Lauren’s latest post: Project 365

  556. Like you on FB!

  557. liked on fb!
    Lauren’s latest post: Project 365

  558. Liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  559. My mother-in-law is one of the best women I know. She has 6 children, and she teaches me so much (I am one of those weirdos who has never had to deal with having a bad relationship with my mother-in-law…I consider myself very blessed).

  560. I Like Simple Homeschool on FB

  561. nopinkhere says:

    I love my mother-in-law’s commitment to be close to her grandkids. Every week she drives 1-1/2 hours round trip to spend a few hours with us.

  562. I love that my Mom can still laugh at herself without any help from us :)

  563. My mother-in-law passed away this past summer, but I am blessed for the wonderful man she raised.
    Nicole’s latest post: Happy Easter! He is Risen!

  564. Elizabeth says:

    Tweet Tweet!

  565. Elizabeth says:

    Like you on FB

  566. I love that my mom calls me to make sure I got home safely after I’ve visited her.

  567. I liked you on Facebook.
    Nicole’s latest post: Happy Easter! He is Risen!

  568. Elizabeth says:

    My best friend is such a patient momma.

  569. i like mothers that take that extra moment to try and understand their child. to take a breath and work with their child instead of against them

  570. I love that my mom is so supportive of me and who I am.
    Andy Cook’s latest post: Welcome

  571. I love a mom who shows patience with her children. It is so hard, yet such an important attribute!

  572. I like Simple HOmeschool on facebook

  573. I love how my MIL cares for others well.

  574. I just liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    Melissa’s latest post: Shoe Saturday

  575. Shelby Lessary says:

    I love my my mom’s sense of adventure!

  576. Shelby Lessary says:

    I like you on facebook!

  577. I love my mother’s ability to teach, it is an innate part of her.

  578. I LOVE my mom’s laugh. It is so free.

  579. I love how my mother loves our children!
    Danielle’s latest post: Empowered

  580. I just “liked” you on FB! Happy Happy!

  581. I am so thankful for my mom and all the fun and fabulous things she did for my sister and I growing up, and now shares with her grandchildren as well!
    L.

  582. Something I love about my mother-in-law is her humble way of crediting everything back to God and His love.
    Cynthia’s latest post: Oh joyous day!

  583. I love that my mother-in-law loves me like a daughter.
    Sarah’s latest post: Mommy Burnout- Taking Care of Yourself

  584. My mother taught me to think for myself and stand up for myself. If I voiced an opinion on a subject and she wasn’t sure I had thought it through she would take the other side and make me defend my position. That way she knew I wasn’t just repeating something I had heard and that I was actually informed.

  585. Michelle Baesler says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  586. Michelle Baesler says:

    A special Mother, my Mother would do anything for her children!

  587. Kimberly E says:

    My mother was my best friend while growing up. Even now with my own family, I rarely go a week without talking to her at least once if not multiple times.

  588. I love that my mom always sees the best in people…and that she is a great mormor (grandma) to my kids!
    Krissa’s latest post: A Refreshing Springtime Drink

  589. I like simple homeschool on FB.
    Krissa’s latest post: Cooking Together…Crustless Quiche

  590. Kimberly E says:

    Like on FB

  591. I love my mother in law for being so great with my kids. They love spending time with her, and she’s always willing to watch them when we need it.
    Amy’s latest post: Favorite Vegan Chocolate Cake

  592. I like you on facebook
    Amy’s latest post: Favorite Vegan Chocolate Cake

  593. Just “liked” you on FB!
    Myrnie’s latest post: Front Garden Update

  594. I love that my MIL will do anything for her kids!
    Myrnie’s latest post: Front Garden Update

  595. I love the sweetness of my great-grandmother in law who has now passed on. She was one of the best examples of motherly (and grandmotherly) love.

  596. i like on fb!

  597. i love that i can call my mother and rant about the crazy/annoying/obnoxious/cute things my kids did that day and she just listens. doesn’t offer advice (unless i specifically ask for it), try to out-do me with her mothering horror stories, or chide me for a bad decision…no…she simply listens. sooo refreshing! so thankful for her…

  598. Christine Chaluisan says:

    I love my sister for making parenting a 4 month old and a 10 year old seem soooooo dang easy.

  599. I love how Melanie is so willing to help her children achieve the goals & dreams they have
    Courtney’s latest post: art at home

  600. I like Simple Homeschool on fb
    Courtney’s latest post: art at home

  601. I love my MIL’s willingness to serve others.
    Stephanie’s latest post: Purplicious

  602. Jennifer K says:

    I love how my mother-in-law knits the most amazing gifts for my children. Nothing store-bought can beat it!

  603. Stephanie O. says:

    My mom was pretty special, but she went home to heaven when I was 16. I now have a step-mom and a mother-in-law who do their best to take care of me though. Two special women in my life who helped me out as much as they could when we were surprised with a double blessing on my second pregnancy….Twins!! Moms and mom-surogates are wonderful people!!

  604. Stephanie O. says:

    Just liked you on facebook.

  605. She’s funny and smart.

  606. I love my mom’s relationship with my kids — they have their own outings and gatherings and really love to spend time together.

  607. De Arn Foley says:

    My Mother-In-law gave me the greatest encouragement the other day, “You’re a great Mom!” she said, just when I needed to hear it most, while mourning the death of my own mother.

  608. I love my mother in laws creativity!

  609. My mom died when I was 13, but my favorite memory of her is how she consistently and constantly told me how much she loved me.

  610. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  611. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  612. Please enter me! I love so many moms in my life for their selfless dedication to their families. And I love that my own mom is one of my very best friends!
    Jamie @ See Jamie blog’s latest post: Practicing Gratitude 1066 – 1080

  613. I tweeted it, too! (I’m @jamieworley)
    Jamie @ See Jamie blog’s latest post: Practicing Gratitude 1066 – 1080

  614. I love that my mom loves to listen to me chatter…about anything at all.

  615. We now “like” Simple Homeschool” on Facebook.

  616. Tweeted about the giveaway (lkatb80)

  617. My mom is the best! She’d give you the shirt off her back…no kidding. Love that about her!

    Already “like” you on FB! Love Simple EVERYTHING~~~ read it everyday!

  618. I love how my mom supports our individual interests and encourages us to grow.

    Thanks for this kind opportunity!
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  619. My mom is unflinchingly, sometimes blindly, proud of her children. She’s always been supportive and respectful of our decisions and generous with her trust and faith in our abilities.
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  620. I tweeted about this giveaway here: http://twitter.com/Keep_Tha_Faith/statuses/62888001663012865
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  621. I LIKE Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  622. I love the joy and mindfulness that my friend is instilling in being a mother! She’s an inspiration!

  623. I LIKE Simple Homeschool on FB! <3

  624. I love that my mom is always thinking of others and gives so freely, not just things but herself as well. She is a gift.
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  625. I like Simple Homeschool on FB.
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  626. My biological mom died giving birth to me and my dad remarried when I was 17 months old. I love my adoptive mother so deeply for the love that she has given me over the years….I could not have asked for a better mom and she is truly the standard for all of us mothers everywhere!
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  627. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  628. I love my mum’s ability to make things! I wish I inherited her knitting genes.

  629. I love that I can talk to my mom about absolutely anything!

  630. I love how my mom creates memories with my kids.

  631. I love that my mom was always there for us.

  632. I liked you on FB too :o) Thanks!

  633. she prays for me!

  634. Krista C. says:

    I love how my mother shows up bearing grace every time she comes… a few cookies, a special book for the boys, an encouraging word.

  635. I am thankful for my mother and how she taught me that family is her number one priority.

  636. I treasure the memories of my mom reading to me as a girl. She created a love for reading and a love for learning that I am now passing on to my own children.
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  637. Just liked you on Facebook.

  638. She supports my HSing!

  639. I love how my wife (mom of 2) takes meals, health and homeschooling seriously and at the same time makes life and happiness fun for all!

  640. Elizabeth Beer says:

    I follow you on FB
    @Elizabeth Beer

  641. Vicki Barnes says:

    unconditional love!

  642. Vicki Barnes says:

    ‘liked’ you on FB

  643. Love that my mom still has time for me-even though I’m all grown up!
    Christy’s latest post: Easter Monday!

  644. I love that my sister-in-law is so proud of being the mama of very different and dynamic adopted kids! She as made for the job and loves it!

  645. Hmm. I love the way my mother-in-law chooses to love people!
    Jamie’s latest post: a beautiful day

  646. I love my mama for still mothering all of us gently and consistently, decades into parenthood!

  647. I just “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
    Blessings,
    Carrie
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  648. Sara Taylor says:

    I “like” simple homeschool on facebook

  649. Sara Taylor says:

    I Like that my mother in law is so amazing with my kids!

  650. My mother took on homeschooling my niece and nephew when a need arose and she had faithfully continued to do so even as she approaches seventy years of age. Way to go mom.

  651. My mom always supports me. She recently drove twelve hours to help throw me a baby shower!

  652. My mom is the most content person I know. I love her approach to life, soaking in each moment and enjoying it as much as possible.

  653. I follow on facebook :)

  654. I love that my Mom fixed us Easter Treats, even though we’re adults now :)

  655. My mom is a very free-spirit kind of person, and although I feel very buttoned up next to her, I like what she brings to my children’s lives with her uniqueness.

  656. I love that my Grandmother is here right this second waiting for the pending birth of my 3rd baby with us! She is one magnificent woman!

  657. Like Simple Homeschool on FB
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  658. My own mother is of course the best mother in the world to me! :-) She is always there for me even though I’ve lived away from home for 12 years.

  659. Heathere W says:

    I love that my mother in law always seems to be getting a new ‘fill in the blank’ when our ‘fill in the blank’ breaks, and says she needs someone to take it off her hands.

  660. I love that my mom and I trade clothes and household items back and forth, I may end up using something I gave her 5 years ago or vice versa.

  661. Stacey E says:

    I love that my best friend tells me she thinks I’m a great mom. I think she is a great mom so it is really a compliment when she says it.

  662. I “liked” you on facebook!

  663. Stacey E says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool on FB

  664. Beetnik Mama says:

    I love that my mother instilled a love of reading in me. And now I’m passing that on to my kids. I think I enjoy their blossoming interest in books so much because it’s something we can share together. It’s such a personal gift, yet experiences we’ll always be able to count on as mother and daughters. For example, I can’t wait to read The Little House on the Prairie series with them!

  665. I love that my grandmother has always been the essence of love and encouragement for me throughout my life.
    Thanks for the great giveaway!
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  666. I’ve liked y’all on FB!
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  667. I’ve tweeted about the giveaway!

  668. I really appreciate my friend, Sandi, who is a mother of three young boys and loves to have fun with them! She seems to have a good grasp of what is most important in life.
    jeni’s latest post: Easter in Photos

  669. I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
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  670. I love that my mom is always teaching by example how to serve others – she is very generous with her time!

  671. I appreciate how much my mom loves my boys.

  672. I like that my Mom has become one of my best friends!

  673. That she loved me no matter what.

  674. I liked simple homeschool on facebook.

  675. Something I love about my mom is that she teaches me how to take care of me, when I do, I am a much better mom.

  676. Alethea G says:

    I love the mom’s on my kids baseball teams. They are constantly reaching for the stars to create a better life for their families.

  677. Alethea G says:

    I like on FB

  678. I love that my Mom takes my Little Bit out every Monday and Tuesday 😀
    laprochaine at gmail dot com
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  679. I like you on FB, Amy Dawn Horton
    laprochaine at gmail dot com
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  680. Tweeted, http://twitter.com/#!/laprochaine/status/63035901416181760
    laprochaine at gmail dot com
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  681. Carrie Visceglie says:

    I love that my mom supports my mothering choices even if they’re different from what she chose, including my desire to homeschool my children.

  682. Carrie Visceglie says:

    I liked simple homeschool on facebook!

  683. I love how my Momma is always there for me to talk to. I can call her anytime.

  684. I liked on FB.

  685. I love being with other moms friends that are honest about the daily ups and downs with their children. I think we all encourage each other when we know that the difficult times are normal and OK.

  686. Also like on FB!

  687. I love that my mom is always there for me…she is always just a phone call away and will talk with me about everything or nothing at all!

  688. Catherine says:

    I love that my mom is a great encourager!

  689. I love that my Mom is always willing to help any of us kids (or grandkids) out in a pinch

  690. I have such a better appreciation for my own mom now that I have 3 kids of my own! I love to see her dote over her grandchildren : )
    Paula’s latest post: On Raising Girls

  691. Gayle K. says:

    For a time in my life, I was very close to the mother of a close friend of mine. She was interesting and wise and not MY mom, which at that time in my life made her easier to accept advice from. She was such an important part of my young adult years, and I’m so grateful to have known her.

  692. I also “like” Simple Homeschool on fb : )
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  693. just liked on FB

  694. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  695. I love my mom’s green thumb. She has an amazing and bountiful garden, the fruit of which she is happy to share with everyone around her.

  696. I love that my mom always had homemade baking for my sisters and I when we’d get home from school. I don’t get to see my mom nearly as often as I’d like anymore because of the 12 hours drive between us, BUT when we are together we bake up some mighty tasty treats :)
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  697. I also like Simple Home School on FB
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  698. Stephani says:

    I love that my mother is a big part of my life. Our weekly visits are priceless!!

  699. I admire my mother’s patience. I hope I can learn to be half as patient with myself and with others!
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  700. Like you on FB!
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  701. I love my mom friend’s calmness and the way she reacts to her kids – totally the opposite of me!

  702. I like you on FB!

  703. and I tweeted!

  704. I love how my mom always listens and doesn’t judge. And she is always willing to offer a hug!

  705. I tweeted!

  706. I “like” you on facebook!

  707. I liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook

  708. Something I love about my mom is her kind heart and her desire to serve Jesus

  709. I love that my mom is always there for a shoulder to lean on or available to help out with the kids. She lives only 20 minutes away so she is a huge part of my kids lives and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  710. I love that my mom and mil both love being grandmothers to my son.
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  711. I love how my mom reminds me to take time for myself :)

  712. I liked simple homeschool on FB :)

  713. Jessica Hagan says:

    My mom is such a servant…she uses her time and money and energy to serve others.

  714. Daily Woman says:

    The mom in my life is a great mom, she has always tried to support me in everything I have chose to do in my life. I love her very much.

  715. Daily Woman says:

    Like Simple Homeschool on FB

  716. I live thousands of miles and 2 plane trips away from my Mum. We keep in contact by text, phone and net. I just love it whenever I am thinking of my dear Mum, just at that moment – a text arrives, or the phone rings..and there she is!
    I loved it when she told me the same thing happens to her.

  717. Jacqueline B says:

    I love the way my mom makes me feel loved even though she lives on the other side of the world. I haven’t seen her in 10 years yet I feel so close to her and so loved!

  718. Jacqueline B says:

    I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB now!

  719. Jacqueline B says:

    Tweeted ’bout the giveaway!

  720. My mom is most inspiring because she is a really hard worker! She has started 2 businesses from nothing but ambition and hard work. She sees the need and potential in an idea and runs with it. I only wish I had such vision.

  721. I love that my mom left all her friends, her job & her favorite place on earth, to come be with my children, my husband & me. She knew she couldn’t help financially, but she could help in other ways, so she’s here doing that now. :)

  722. Liked you on facebook :)

  723. I liked you on facebook!

  724. I tweeted about the giveaway!

  725. I have a childhood friend whose 3rd child was diagnosed with a brain tumor almost 6 years ago, and I love seeing her fighting spirit, depth of honesty with the Lord, and how she loves her kids. Her son is doing so great for which we are so thankful!

  726. JEngelland says:

    My mom has always been more like a friend. I was the oldest and she was young when she had me so it was easy to be friends….we never had that mother daughter teen angst. We live three blocks apart now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

  727. JEngelland says:

    I liked you on Facebook

  728. I love that my mom taught me that a clean house is not a priority. My favorite meal, an extra story, a snuggle on the couch, one more push on the swing–these are my memories from childhood, I don’t remember if the floor was freshly mopped. I hope my kids’ memories don’t include how clean the floor was (because it isn’t clean at all).

  729. I love how my cousin reminds me that it’s important to recharge & have my OWN identity outside my kids & homeschooling. It makes me a better mama & teacher. :)

  730. I like Simple HS on FB

  731. Awesome giveaway Thx for the chance

  732. Liked u on facebook
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  733. my mother-in-law inspires me to love unconditionally. she does it so well.
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  734. i follow on facebook

  735. i tweeted (@aprilemery)

  736. I love how much my mother in law loves my boys and is always willing to drop anything to spend time with them.

  737. I love that my mom has such a a strong faith and looks on the bright side of things.
    She is my best friend, a wonderful mother and person!!

  738. Despite running her own business when her kids were young, my mom always had time for us! As a busy mom myself I am beginning to realize just how hard it was for her to set aside those times each evening or after school (depending on the day) to focus her attention on us. And we really had her undivided attention! I hope I can do the same for my kids!
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  739. The thing I love the most about my Mom is her strength. She went through some tough times when we were younger and basically raised us as a single parent, but she never let her hurt or modest income get in the way of loving us and giving us a wonderful childhood. Now that I have children I appreciate all she did for us back then so much more!

  740. I love that my mom always had confidence in me and pushed me to do my best.

  741. I love all the mothers in my Bible study. Each one is unique and beautiful. There is a wide range of ages represented, which I love because each mother shares a different perspective on raising children.

  742. Esther L. says:

    I love that my mom is always there to listen whenever I need her. For that I feel so blessed.

  743. beccalouloubelle says:

    I love that my mom knows how to love so well.

  744. beccalouloubelle says:

    I “liked” simple homeschool. (Rebecca Brockway Shaw)

  745. I like that my mom still knows how to take care of me.

  746. I like you on facebook.

  747. Sara Suastez says:

    I love my Mom’s energy and ability to make friends wherever she goes!

  748. Sara Suastez says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  749. I have a friend who is the homeschooling mother of 4 and I love how she is able to really enjoy the craziness and embrace their business – just listening to her schedule make me tired, but she thrives and her children are thriving as well – it’s fun to watch!

  750. I love my MIL because she’s just plain wonderful. :)
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  751. My grandmother raised four wonderful women who are all now grandmothers who have raised wonderful women who are now mothers, or will someday be. It’s a beautiful cycle and blessing to be a mother.

  752. My sister-in-law is doing such a beautiful job at becoming a new mother!

  753. I love the way my mom loves on my kids!

  754. I “liked” you on FB :)

  755. One of my best friends who is also a homeshcool mom has been a great support in my life as I endeavor with this homeschool journey. She has given me great insight on how to homeschool my children, homeschool with a husband, and just be in the moment with my family and not worry about the small stuff so much. Every Thursday we have a “Mommy Pow Wow” and I always come away refreshed for the upcoming week.
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  756. I love the way my mom knows just how to care for me when I am sick — the exact food and drink I need, keeping up with the chores in just the way I would. I guess that is why when I am ill or right after I give birth, I just want my mom to come take care of me. No one else can do it right :)

  757. ikkinlala says:

    If Canadians may enter: I love how my friend M stays really involved with events around the community and gets her kids involved too.

  758. Kimberly R Brooks says:

    I love my mother-in-law for always giving me a listening ear and a shoulder to lean on.

  759. Kimberly R Brooks says:

    I liked Simple Homeschool!

  760. Ashley F. says:

    Something I love about a Mom in my life is her ability to stay calm under pressure. She has been very helpful when we have had some incidents and she has kept me calm and helped me out a ton.

  761. domestic diva says:

    my mom is the most generous person I know.

  762. My mother-in-law is the most hospitable person I know. She is also a real hands-on grandma and our kids just love her for it!

  763. I liked Simple Homeschool on FB!

  764. Rebecca R says:

    My Mum is one of the most peaceful women I’ve ever known…I always am striving to be like her.

  765. My mom has become my best friend and huge support to me in my journey in motherhood.

  766. I likes simple homeschool on Facebook

  767. I love that my mom has so much energy!!

  768. I love that my wife..and the best mom i know..is so passionate about our kids education (homeschooling)

  769. I love that my mom always has my back!

  770. I like simple homeschool on FB!

  771. Adriana Watt says:

    I have two good friends that are also moms. They have both shown me compassion, grace, and love that seems undeserved knowing the circumstances. They cheer me up with laughter, party pants, great books, distracting movies, serving someone else, coffee nites, and tea time. But best of all food ie. chocolate chip cookie dough and/or cookies, ice cream, cobbler, homemade marshmallows, hot cocoa, frosties, slurpees, biscuits, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, white mochas, scones, muffins, and cake. I am grateful for them being there for me and I model after them now when I cheer someone up as well.

  772. I love that my mom is always so hospitable to people when they are at her house . She really taught me what it is like to care for and make people feel welcome.

  773. I love my mom for always making my birthdays (and my childrens’ birthdays) special – it means a lot.

  774. Andrea Rhyne says:

    I love that my Mom is my best friend. I live in Colorado and she lives in North Carolina, but we talk everyday. I love that she is always happy to hear my voice when I call.

  775. I love my mom’s unconditional love, her uncomplaining spirit, her ability to put others before herself… The list could go on and on. :)

  776. I “liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  777. I love that the Mom-friends I have are so willing to share their experiences – homeschooling, health, parenting.

  778. I like Simple Homeschool on FB

  779. I love my mother’s calm dependability. I know it came about from years of parenting but I love how I can go to her, knowing she will be there, calm and loving as she always has been!
    {Though she claims she spent time crying in the bathroom during our growing up years…LOL}

    jennifer @ beautifulcalling.ca
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  780. I like you on facebook :)
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  781. Tweet Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/beautifulcall/status/64125996101677056

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  782. I love that my mom is willing to listen when I need someone to lend an ear.

  783. I like Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  784. Mary Beth says:

    I love how my grandmother faithfully prayed for all of her grandchildren, all our lives. Her love for God lives on in us, and I cherish that legacy.

  785. Mary Beth says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on FB.

  786. My friend M is the epitome of a SAHM and is doing a fantastic job with her kids, even though sometimes she feels overwhelmed.

  787. I like SH on FB

  788. Jen Snider says:

    My mother has gone through some very painful issues with my oldest sister. Through it all, she has handled everything with grace and love. Very powerful to see! Thanks for doing the give-a-way!

  789. My mom is so helpful with the kids…I’m very thankful for her!

  790. I like SH on FB.

  791. I love how my mom supports our parenting choices even though she doesn’t always agree with them.

  792. I “liked” you on Facebook :)

  793. i love how my mom is always a constant source of encouragement and support to me now that it’s my turn to raise kids.

  794. i liked simple homeschool on facebook.

  795. What a lovely basket of mama goodies! Thanks!
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  796. I just liked you on FB.
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  797. My mom loves both of my daughters so much. She always thinks to bring a little treat for them when she comes to visit and she loves to snuggle and spend time with them!

  798. I like Simple Homeschool on FB!
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  799. I tweeted! @mommy_stories
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  800. I love my mother in law’s way of making me feel very welcome and like a daughter. She is very supportive and a good friend to talk to.

  801. Liked you on FB

  802. Charissa says:

    I love my mom’s chicken pot pie.

  803. Charissa says:

    I like you on facebook.

  804. Charissa says:

    I tweeted – @halfasmany

  805. Kristin Lambert says:

    I love that my mom is so supportive. She respects and encourages my individuality. She tells me how proud she is of me and what a great mama I am. She knows how to bring a smile to my face and make me laugh when we are having a challenging day. She makes me feel like a really good mama.

  806. Kristin Lambert says:

    I “Liked” Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Thank you for the great giveaway!

  807. I love that my mom thinks my kids hung the moon. Her unconditional love is something that they will never doubt.
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  808. And yes, I follow on FB!
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  809. My mom is always there when her family (or anyone else, really) needs her.

  810. I love learning from my mom friends and sharing this journey of motherhood with them

  811. I love the wonderful model of Christian wife, mother, and friend my mother has always been. I’m so thankful for all of the sacrifices she made for me and my brothers when we were young. I especially love watching her with my three girls now!

  812. I love my mom. She has always had a servants heart, serving her husband, children and anyone else she comes across. I love her love for God. I love that she enjoys her grandchildren.
    Paula’s latest post: Happy Birthday- Lydia!

  813. I love how much my mother and mother-in-law love their 4 grandsons, and that they are allowing their lives to become a lot crazier for a couple of weeks this summer so that I can be involved in ministry with my husband.
    Jamie’s latest post: Don’t judge a book…

  814. I like Simple Homeschool on FB
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  815. I love how my Mom surrounds me with her motherly love.
    Lyn’s latest post: Max on Life – Book Review

  816. Tweeted!
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  817. Liked SB on Facebook
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  818. Sorry, liked SH on Facebook!

  819. My momma was a great moral support for me in everything I did growing up.
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  820. I liked you on Facebook

  821. Tweeted about the giveaway

  822. Christy Todd says:

    I like Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  823. Christy Todd says:

    I love how I became my mother-in-law’s daughter long before I ever actually married her son!