What Every MOM Needs!

The winner of What Every MOM Needs book is Lauren Presutti of Akron. Lauren entered twice by commenting here and on Facebook for 2 chances to win. Congratulations, Lauren. Read her post, it sounds like Lauren really loves being a mom! Lauren has 3 days to email cindyorley@akronohiomoms.com with mailing address.

New Giveaway will be posted on Sunday, Jan 24th!

As I sat down to read What Every MOM Needs, my two preschoolers jumped on the couch, not next to me but on me. We snapped a quick shot to show exactly how it is to be a mom of young kids. They require so much attention and want nothing more than YOU.

This is great – mostly. It’s amazing to know that only you can kiss the boo-boo and make it better. That only you can tuck them in at night and chase away the monsters. That you are the one they run to and hug the tightest. However, we are still human beings with needs. We pour our lives and love into our children, however we cannot neglect that we too have needs that need to be met. Have you ever heard the saving, If Mom isn’t Happy, nobody is! Isn’t that the truth? It is up to us to make sure we take care of ourselves.

What Every MOM Needs!

This week’s giveaway from FamilyLife is perfect for Moms with preschoolers. What Every MOM Needs! is about our unique needs and how when we meet those needs, we are a better woman, better mom, and better wife.

You don’t even know what your real name sounds like anymore because all you are referred to mostly is ‘Mom.’ Do you feel confined to meeting the needs of everyone else around you-kids, family, work, and friends-that your personal needs are ignored? What Every Mom Needs offers ways to balance your life so that you the nurturer is nurtured as well. Hear personal testimonies from other moms just like you and be on your way toward better motherhood.

Your kids also need you to focus on your marriage

Life has a way of overwhelming a marriage. Jobs, kids, activities, errands. Before you know it, checking your e-mail is more important than carving out a date night. FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember marriage conference is a chance to make a change. It’s a time to rediscover each other and find more intimacy in your life together.

AkronOhioMoms is partnering with FamilyLife to strengthen the marriages in NE Ohio. Consider making this Valentine’s Day weekend life changing by attending a Weekend To Remember. Register now with AkronOhioMoms to get a discounted rate of only $89 per person. This is a savings of $80 per couple!

DEADLINE Extended for AkonOhioMoms ONLY: Buy One Get One FREE registration when you pay the regular rate of $129 for the first person!! Extended until January 29, 2010. Click on the blue “Join My Group” button below and use the Promo Code INVITE for this deal.

Click on the big blue button below for the deal. We recommend the Akron event at the Fairlawn Hilton on Valentine’s Day weekend or the Cleveland event in March.

Event Dates: Akron (Feb 12-14) and Cleveland (March 12-14)

Marriage Retreat, Akron, OH

How to Win the Book

Anyone can enter to win. Tell your friends! Register to win by making a comment. You can enter 2 times if you make 2 comments or just 1 time if you make 1 comment. Your options are:

1) Please Leave 1 Comment Below on how being a mom has changed your life, don’t forget to include a valid email address (will not be published).

AND if you want an extra entry do #2

2) Please become a fan of AkronOhioMoms.com on facebook and leave a message on the wall there.

Winner will be randomly selected using random.org on Saturday, January 23rd and posted here. Winner will have three days to respond with a valid mailing address or a new winner will be notified.

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11 thoughts on “What Every MOM Needs!

  1. Margie says:

    I appreciate time with my husband more now that it is a treat to be alone. And I get to see my husband in a new light, how he takes care of the kids makes me even more attracted to him! lol

  2. Rachel says:

    I can’t believe how great it is to be a mom. I hate not getting any sleep but at least I can nap when my baby naps.

  3. Sarah J. says:

    I don’t get to spend as much time with friends, but I’m making new friends that have kids the same age as mine, so that is neat.

  4. Candice says:

    Before we had kids, I never knew how much you could really love another human. I love my husband and my family but it is different with kids, you know? I never knew you could get so fearful when they are sick, so concerned for their safety and growth and everything else. I love loving my kids and learning how to love.

  5. Cindy Orley says:

    My husband and I waited 5 years to start a family. We enjoyed being a couple. Once a friend explained that there is nothing like being greeted at the door when he comes home by his two toddlers hugging and kissing him. I had two adorable nephews at the time and loved them and thought it must be good but I had NO idea. Before you are a mom, you do not know what it is like. I LOVE being a mom. I do indeed love the hugs and kisses from my kids. I love playing with them, teaching them, hearing them laugh is the best, I love seeing them as they learn something new, and I don’t always mind getting up in the middle of the night when they call for me. Being a mom is not always easy but always the best joy that God has provided me in my life.

  6. Veronica S says:

    Being a mom changed my life. I am not as skinny as I used to be, I say “No” more than I had ever had in my life. But.. I copy and paste the poem below to all moms out there.

    Before I was a Mom

    “Before I was a mom, I made and ate hot meals, wore unstained clothes and had quiet conversations on the phone.

    Before I was a mom, I never worried about how late I went to bed because I could sleep in as long as I wanted.

    Before I was a mom, I washed my face and brushed my teeth everyday.

    Before I was a mom, I enjoyed a leisurely cup of coffee while reading the
    morning newspaper on a Saturday morning.

    Before I was a mom, I slept the whole night through.

    Before I was a mom, my house was clean everyday and I didn’t worry about whether or not my plants were poisonous.

    Before I was a mom, I had never been puked on, pooped on, peed on, chewed on or pinched by little fingers.

    Before I was a mom, I had complete control of my mind, thoughts and body.

    Before I was a mom, I never held down a screaming child while doctors and nurses did tests or gave shots. I never felt my heart break into a million pieces because I couldn’t stop the hurt.

    Before I was a mom, I never looked into teary eyes and cried.

    Before I was a mom, I never got gloriously happy over a toothless grin.

    Before I was a mom, I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put it down. I never was up in the wee hours of the night just watching a baby while it slept. I never knew that something so small couldn’t effect my life so tremendously.

    Before I was a mom, I never knew I could love someone so unconditionally and completely.

    Before I was a mom, I never knew how satisfying it is to feed a hungry
    child. I never knew how fulfilling it is to soothe a baby’s cries.

    Before I was a mom, I loved my mom, but didn’t understand her.

    Before I was a mom, I never knew the warmth, the joy, the heartache, the
    wonderment, or the fulfillment of being a mom.

    Before I was a mom, I never knew I would love being a mom.”

  7. Tiffany says:

    Being a mommy means, I am experiencing the highest of highs. It means unconditional love. It means a whole host of emotions that words cannot express…

  8. Lauren Presutti says:

    Being a mom has finally brought home the purpose that I always needed but never knew I wasn’t getting from my own life. I LOVE that these 2 little kids are my world and I depend on their wit and humor and their amazing outlook on life as much as they depend on my for comfort and love and basic needs. After having my children, my life no longer became about the career that I thought I needed, it became about the kids and the family and the unity behind them both. I love to take care of my family and I live to be a mother.

  9. pam says:

    being a mom meant that i started losing lots of sleep and that didnt stop when they turn 18 but it also means getting lots of lovin when you are sick, a hug when you cry ( or sometimes they laugh at you ) I can get a shoulder massage after a long day at work. Before kids I would have had to pay for that, now i get them for free and lots of love with them.

  10. Tiffany says:

    being a mom showed me how un-selfish a person truely needs to be. And how you feel a love like no other love ever in life:)

  11. Cara says:

    Being a mother has changed my world for the better. It has taught me patience, understanding and most of all to let my hair down and have fun. There is nothng better then listening to my childrens laughter.

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