What Is A "Fun, Fit Mom"?

When I was asked to write about my experience in the competition my cousin entered me into, I realized that there is no way I can write about it without saying too much about “ME”… When I read the letter my cousin wrote at my interview in DC I told the judges that on paper it sounds so much cooler and I’m really not that cool….and although as most of you know, I am somewhat of an open book and wear my heart and feelings on my sleeve, it’s still kind of uncomfortable talking about yourself.  So with that being said I decided to write about what I think makes a “Fun, Fit, Mom”.

I don’t know EXACTLY what makes a Fun, Fit Mom, but I am going to take a guess….first and foremost its love and patience, guidance and trust, protection and teaching our children to become kind, unselfish, loving individuals.  Having a very dear friend who was adopted, I strongly believe that being a mother is based on whats inside us and not just because we may or may not have given birth. I think in regards to the “Fit” part its not how often you go to the gym, but the STRENGTH we teach our children on how to conquer the world.  Never give up.  Always stand for what you believe in.  I have a very dear friend who is one of the strongest women I know, Yes Kelly its you!  As for being “Fun”, I guess its teaching our children to live life to the fullest and enjoy every moment that God has given us.   As My friend Paula said it best on her status ” JUST A MOM????….. I cant stand it when people say, “Your JUST a mom?” Yes, I am a Mom! That makes me an alarm clock, cook, maid, waitress, teacher, nurse, referee, handyman, security officer, photographer, counselor, chauffeur, event planner, Hairdresser, personal assistant, Tailor, ATM &…… I scare away the boogie man. I don’t… get paid holidays, sick pay or days off. I work through the DAY & NIGHT. I am on call 24/7 for the rest of my life. And that’s just with BEING A MOM.. !! A mom’s “job” is never done!  I also believe this goes for all the amazing dads I know too! (DB)

So as far as being nominated a “Fun, Fit, Mom”, sure I suppose I am, but I’m no needle in the haystack, I’m just a piece of hay along side the rest of all the other amazing mothers I know.