I'm turning the big 33 today! So far I have spent my day getting the kids up, dressed, fed, and running Avery to preschool, where I was the visiting parent. Then it was back home for lunch, play time, and finally nap time (Ahhh...). After naps we will shove in a super quick dinner, and then it's off to swimming class. By the time we get back home, it's baths then off to bed for my kids. In between it all, I am answering emails, posting sneak peeks from sessions, editing, and (if I'm lucky), grabbing a coffee! Birthdays for moms are usually very much like any other day - BUSY!
This morning though, as I was listening to Olivia stir around in her bed at 6AM and hoping she would fall back to sleep for just a few more minutes, I thought about how lucky I am, and how thankful I am, for my family, our health, and our happy life. It's not always perfect (no family is!), but my life is truly what I had always envisioned it to be. I am living my dream in many ways.
Tonight I might celebrate with a glass of wine after the kids go to bed, but for today I thought I might give back. I believe we should take care of other moms, and look out for each other, because mom-hood is seriously challenging. So for my birthday this year, I am going to share my gift with another mom, and I'm asking you to help me find her!
Please take a moment to nominate a deserving mom for a complimentary family mini session. This 30 minute session is on me, and will be held at Codorus State Park in Hanover. The session must be used in 2017. To nominate your mom friend and her family for this session, all you have to do is...
- Pop on over to my Facebook page and "like" the post pinned to the top (the same post you clicked to get to this blog!)- Facebook - Rachel Mummert Photography
- Tag the mom you want to nominate in the comments section of that post
- Tell me WHY this mom should have the free mini session. Maybe they have had an especially rough year, lost a loved one, never had photos done, are the most awesomely kind family you have ever met, etc. You know why she rocks, so tell me! If the reason you want to nominate someone is private, just send me a private message with her story, and I promise to keep it between us! Brag on your mom friend!
Oh and there are some rules of course...
- Please only nominate ONE mom. I know you love all of your mom friends, but pick the one that really needs and deserves this the most.
- The session must be used in 2017 and will only be at Codorus State Park, so please only nominate someone local to our area.
- The mini session will last 30 minutes and only includes the winner and her immediate family (her spouse/partner and children)
- You cannot nominate yourself. Sorry!
- Only comments and likes on the original pinned post on my Facebook page will count, so if you are liking and commenting on a shared post I will not see it.
- I reserve the right to disqualify anyone who is not playing fair, not following rules, or just generally not being kind. Be nice folks!
- Winner will be chosen by Rachel Mummert Photography and notified via Facebook. The nomination period ends at noon on 5/9/17.
- This contest is not in any way sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, or any other company other than Rachel Mummert Photography. The mini session cannot be returned or exchanged and holds no cash value.
So there you have it! I can't wait to read about all of these amazing moms! Thanks for your help and happy birthday to me!