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Babies: The Movie {Huge Giveaway}

Thanks everyone for entering! The random grand prize winner is Gypsy Mama!
The 4 winners of the filled Eco bags are: Embrace the Circus (I don't think there's a blog, I emailed you), Jen, Lisa (sent you an email), and Rohal Call !!


Babies and Mothers. They belong together.

In honor of Mother's Day, Babies is premiering in theaters Mother's Day weekend, May 7th!

I can't wait to see this film. As a matter of fact, when I was contacted and asked to help celebrate this ground-breaking, unique movie, I didn't want them to send me any of the amazing prizes they are giving away on my blog today. I just asked for movie tickets for my family for Mother's Day weekend. We've got plans, baby!

BABIES

The adventure of a lifetime begins…

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Thomas Balm├Ęs, from an original idea by producer Alain Chabat, Babies simultaneously follows four babies around the world – from birth to first steps. The children are, respectively, in order of on-screen introduction:

- Ponijao, who lives with her family near Opuwo, Namibia

- Bayarjargal, who resides with his family in Mongolia, near Bayanchandmani

- Mari, who lives with her family in Tokyo, Japan

- Hattie, who resides with her family in the United States, in San Francisco.

Re-defining the nonfiction art form, Babies joyfully captures on film the earliest stages of the journey of humanity that are at once unique and universal to us all.


If you have a minute, watch the short movie trailer. You'll be glad you did!
In celebration of mother's all over the earth, Focus Films is offering this:

PRIZING FOR MY READERS:

One (1) Grand Prize Winner will receive:

- Kodak Pocket Video Camera 12 megapixels w/ video

- Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (CD)

- Safety 1st Healthcare Basic Kits

- Tasty Baby Eco Bag filled with snacks


Four (4) Additional Winners will receive:

- Tasty Baby Eco Bag filled with

    • Box of Tasty Brand Organic Fruit Snacks
      Box of Tasty Brand Organic Cereal Bars
      Bag of Tasty Baby Organic Infant Cereal

Retail Values:

Grand Prize package retail value is $215.00

Additional prizing retail value is $17.99

Just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about your mother or about being a mother! This giveaway ends on Thursday.
P.S. You don't have to be a mom of a baby to enter...if you win, you can keep some of the prizes or give it away to a friend!

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Lara said...

That movie looks so interesting! And the prizes look fabulous!

Jeannett said...

my favorite part EVER: the smell of newborn baby. Heaven. Truly.

Sheri said...

I don't want to enter the giveaway since I don't have babies anymore - well, they are MY babies but they are too old for baby "stuff" :) I just wanted to say I cannot wait to see this movie!

The Skaggs said...

Favorite thing about being a mom - it has shown me how God loves His children! AMAZING! As much as I love my son (and it hurts my heart it's so much) - God loves us so much more and His love is perfect!

Joy said...

I cannot wait to see that movie!!!

My favorite thing about being a mom? I have to list just one?

That I am the go-to person when my kids are sad or hurting. I'm the comforter. It fills my heart with awe and wonder that I was chosen to be their mother, to nurture them.

Tara said...

One of my favorite things about my mom is how giving she is. She has given up a week each month since January to come and help me as I am prepping to be a mommy for the first time. Selflessness! :) Can't wait to see this movie!

Cmerie said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is all the snuggles I get from my kids. Once when I was tucking in my son for the night, he laid his little hand on my cheek and said, "I wuv you Mama." Those puddle moments make it all worth it.

Moose said...

I had no idea about this movie til I saw it here, looks great!

Vanessa Washburn said...

I love the way my 8 month old snuggles with me and gives me hugs. She can't tell me she loves me, but she shows me every day.

rachelizabeth said...

This movie sounds interesting ... I'll have to put it on my to-see list (which is quite long, by the way).

My favorite part of being a mother? Goodnight hugs and kisses, especially when my boys ask for them!

My favorite thing about my mom? The fact that she left the US on her 60th birthday to go to the other side of the world to do mission work, where she knew no one and had to learn the language once she got there. Learning language is hard, but gets harder as you get older. Plus, she left behind family and friends and she's a very social person. I admire her for stepping put in faith, trusting that God would take care of her (which HE has).

Moose said...

My favorite part of being a mom is the cuddles and snuggles. They are only little for so long!

jeana said...

I've been waiting for this movie to come out! I can't wait. I love being a mom to my three little boys. They all have their own beautiful personalities, and they are all sweet as pie! My favorite is their hugs every morning.

thegypsymama said...

The way being a mom takes me outside of my self and into the world of my sons. Their existence defines mine in earth shattering ways!

The Mildner Family said...

I have to say that my favorite thing about being a mother is how my kids just know who I am! I am so Proud when my kids accomplish new milestones. And I love that when I leave them even for 5 minutes my kids light up like I am the best thing to walk into the room! I love being a mother!

Jen said...

Snuggling...their soft skin and sweet smell. Love it.

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

After being a mom to two boys which I love ALL THAT boy stuff...my mom told me that I needed a daughter. I thought she was crazy...I was a mother of boys. LOL! But after the youngest boy turned 10 we decided to have another baby...and low and behold it was a GIRL. Oh my! she is my partner in crime. I LOVE doing Mother/Daughter things with her. My kids are the best.

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Morgan said...

This movie looks awesome! My favorite thing about being a mommy is snuggling before bedtime with my toddler. mluprek at gmail dot com

Mary said...

My favorite thing about my mom is that she will drop everything and come to help me with my three kids. I don't ever have to say much-she just knows how to help me. I pray I can show my kids the level of sacrifice that she always showed me!

Embrace the Circus said...

I've been waiting to see this movie! When I first saw the trailer I immediately thought of my mom... she's where I get my love for babies. Maybe we'll be able to see it together.

My favorite thing about being a mom? These little people! Oh, these little people. They're just their own individuals. There are bits of me and bits of my husband, but God has made them entirely their own people!

The Cate Family said...

There are so many things I love about being a Mom, but one of them is watching my children learn new things. Not only do they get excited when they learn something new but now my older children are teaching my youngest and they get just as excited when he learns something new as he does.

wewood said...

I love when my girls give me that smile after you've been away from them for any amount of time (even a few seconds) and want your touch. Oh that ear to ear grin melts my heart!

Lorie said...

I love watching my babies discover things for the first time - the grass, a new food, an airplane, etc. Thanks for the chance to win.

Aunt LoLo said...

Oh, I am SO excited to see that movie!

Favorite thing about being a mom? Little tiny people that are mine. They look like me, they smell like family...and they snuggle up and give me love.

panykattack said...

My favorite thing about being a mom (so far):

When I walk into Asa's room when he first wakes up in the morning. As soon as I open the door I can hear him start to giggle. Once he can see my face looking down on him in his crib he full on laughs and waves his arms excitedly. I pick him up and he buries his face in my shoulder and laughs some more. He's just so happy to be awake and to see his mommy!

Karrie said...

Wow, looks like a really neat movie, I can't wait to see it!

What I love about being a mom the most...
babies would be...the bond when nursing. And the cuddles of co-sleeping. I love those snuggle times!
Bigger kids....How they are usually so helpful and sweet. (I said usually right!?)And how at 10 mt son still wants me to tuck him in at night and cuddle before he slips off to dream land! :)

Minnie's Minions said...

My favorite thing about my Mom is she gets up everyday and looks beautiful, from her hair to makeup to her outfit. She takes the time to look good no matter her mood or even if she has very little to do that day.

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Currently, my favorite part of being a mom is that when my 9 year old son has had a bad day, he will still climb into my lap and tell me what's wrong and tell me he loves me :D

Jenn @ BentoForKidlet said...

Currently, my favorite part of being a mom is that when my 9 year old son has had a bad day, he will still climb into my lap and tell me what's wrong and tell me he loves me :D

Sherri Nordyke said...

My favorite mom moment is when my son was 16. We were waiting for a table at a popular restaurant. Two elderly ladies came in and didn't have a place to sit and wait. None of the adult men offered them a seat, but my 16 year old jumped up and offered these lovely ladies his seat (without any prompting from me).

They ladies were quite taken with my son, and I was so proud of him.

Rebecca said...

I am ever grateful to my mom for praying for me: through my childhood, teen years, singlehood, marriage, and mothering.

And the greatest privilege I have as a mom is to turn to Jesus in prayer for my children. My mom was a great example, and I delight in turning over my cares and concerns, hopes and dreams, everything on my heart about my children to the One who can make a difference.

Jamie said...

Great giveaway! One of my favorite things about being a mother is just being able to cuddle up with my son. Having him in my arms is just heaven.

Melissa from Puddin Pop Designs said...

Wow!- being a mommy is THE most profound experience of my life. When my daughter was born it was like the Earth shifted for me. Everything was different. There are so many wonderful things about this thing called Mommyhood- where do I begin! Some of my favorites are chunky monkey legs, dimples on a baby's hands, the smell of a newborn, the sweet, sloppy kisses from my 1 year olds, the dirty hands and smiles of my 2 year olds, and the way my 4 year old sees the world around her. Tonight she said... "Momma- isn't God just...so, so, AMAZING ?? I mean, he made people and everything! just out of dust and dirt!!" I just loved hearing that! I love to hear their giggles, and watching them sleep, seriously, I could go on and on!!

Mrs. McFadden said...

My favorite part of being a mother is hugs, kisses, and love from my babies.

Sara said...

My favorite thing about being a mom...Wow, there are sooo many things. I LOVE being a mom to all girls. They are my life, they make me who I am, they make me a better person, because I know I am their biggest role model right now. I HAVE to be able to show God's love through myself.

p.s. can't wait to see this movie.

...and baby makes five! said...

I can't even begin to pick my favorite thing about being a mom...

... being needed...
... being loved unconditionally...
... goodnight hugs and big, sloppy, wet kisses...
... the way my middle kiddo walks through the house yelling, "mommy! are you?!"...
... being the one to kiss owies and make everything alright...
... that gummy smile that my 3 month old gives me each time our eyes meet...
... watching my oldest grown up to be a wonderful boy...
... the feel of their little bodies next to mine...

How to pick!?

Erica said...

My favorite part of being a mom is our bedtime routine: bath, pjs, read, then "Mommy loves you, Daddy loves you, and who loves you most of all" and my daughter responses "JESUS!"

Bobbi Janay @When did I go from a kid to a grown up? said...

Favorite thing about both being a Mom and My Mom the unconditional love.

Renay said...

I love being a mom for so many reasons...sick snuggly days...boo-boo kissing moments...the rare 'thanks mom' moments...just so many reasons I love being a mom!

Kristi said...

My daughter and I already have plans to go see that the minute she gets home from college for the summer!

My favorite thing about my mom is the compassion she shows to others. And my favorite thing about BEING a mom is finding that the child that I gave birth to has turned out to be one of the most loving human beings I have ever met.

~~~Alana~~~ said...

My mom was awesome in so many ways... she sacrificed so we could have everything we needed growing up.

Cindy said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing the smile in my kids' eyes. There is just *something* there that speaks to me!

Jenny said...

learning to serve and sacrifice. and I don't think anything can beat holding that newborn baby in your arms just after he or she is born :)

Carla said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing through my children's eyes as they discover the world around them!! And, their laughter!!! Makes me SMILE!!

Amy said...

I love being a mom! This mothers day is a very special mothers day. I am now the mother of 2 boys Benjamin 3 and Steven 1 month. My pregnancy with Steven was not an easy one. from 25 weeks along my pretty normal pregnancy turned into a complete nightmare. we went in for an ultra sound and were told we had a good chance Steven would be born with downs. after LOTS of testing and specialists my pregnancy went down hill fast. new years eve day I had a follow up ultra sound and ended up spending 4days in hospital. I spent new years eve alone, without my husband and 3 year old son. from there I developed issues with my liver, gestational diabetes, and my blood pressure continued to go dangerously high. We were told to prepare for a very little baby and 3 days past new years I was preped with an IV to give birth. by the grace of God and tons of praying I was sent home the next day. I was what the doctors called a medical mystery" to them. the next 3 months were a blur of hospital stays, bed rest, checking blood suger and blood pressure etc.. and finally March 29th Steven was born emergency c-section. my blood pressure shot up so high they were all scared I was going to have a stroke. This mothers day means a lot to me because I gave birth to a happy healthy little boy. 8lbs 6 oz 20 1/2 inches long. God blessed me that day and everyday with an amazing life, 2 healthy happy boys, an amazing husband and air in my lungs. looking back at those months I am shocked Im still alive. everyday has become a bit more special to me now, and I never again will take it for granted.

A said...

My favorite Mom moment is every night when I rock my baby girl and she is all sleepy.. she just melts into me like we are one person. I love those sleepy hug moments!!

redandhoney said...

favorite thing about being a mom... there are way too many to choose from. one of my favorites is definitely hearing my little man (19 months) say my name with a twinkle in his eye and a little smile... "mommy". It's amazing.

Stonefox said...

As a mom to 4, I have to say that my favorite thing about being mom is the hugs and kisses! Especially the wet, slobbery ones from my smallest. Irresistible!

Michelle said...

Hard to pick one favorite thing...but I love watching my 3 year old daughter play with her baby brother. She can make him laugh and smile like no one else can. It warms my heart and I pray that their relationship is always like that.

~City Love... now, forever, always~ said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is watching my babies sleep :o)

It's just amazing, to watch them, so peaceful, breathing slowly and deeply, realizing over and over again that I love them so much it actually hurts.

Then they wake up and the real 'fun' begins :o)

I <3 being a mom... it's the hardest, most wonderful, most overwhelming, most rewarding job there is, and it's the only job I've ever wanted!!

RebekahBridge said...

One of the greatest things Mom has instilled in me is the importance of living life with God at the center.

TDM Wendy said...

Favorite thing about being a mom . . . today. Taking my 3 yr old daughter on a mall "date" (even though I am not much of a shopper) where her favorite part was getting some bright pink lipstick put on her at the MAC counter.

krista said...

Oh so many beautiful moments, when they first lie on your chest, after a bath. But my very favorite momment as a momma is leading four of my five babies to Christ's saving grace. #5 is still a peanut, but I so love sharing God's love with her. They are my life, my purpose, my all. Knowing their salvation is secure... There is nothing more this mom needs.

oursafehaven said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is seeing the happiness on my kids faces when they are successful at something.

Lauren said...

I am looking forward to this movie as well! And so is my husband! :)

My favorite thing about being a mother: Josiah's laughs, Eli's kisses, and a new adventure of exclusively breastfeeding for the first time with Solomon! They really are such blessings!

Megusta said...

My favorite thing about being a Mama is watching the wonder and excitement in my son's eyes when he learns of something that I take for granted everyday. I thank God everyday I am SO lucky to be his Mama. :)

Jessica said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is watching my son learn and grow!

Alexia said...

Oh, it's finally coming out?!?! I'm so excited!!!

My favorite thing about being a mother is listening to all the amazing things they say and learn!

Mindy said...

My favorite thing about my Mom is being able to talk to her about almost anything.

LaVonne said...

My favorite thing about being a mom of a toddler is when she sees me after being separated she runs as fast as she can and hugs me so tight. I love how much she loves me. I love her so much :)

The Herd said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is when I take the time to hug, snuggle, hold, or even brush hair for fun. I love my kiddos!

The Summers said...

My mom is my Hero...she has taught me everything I know about hard work and endurance. And the best thing about being a mom is sharing it with her.

MonkeMama said...

I love chubby arms wrapped around my neck- as if I'm the only person in the world.

Jessica said...

What I like best about being a mother is the HUGE, INCREDIBLE, UNDESERVED amount of love I get from m little people.... It blows me away, every day!

Let'sMakeADifference said...

If you would ask me if I ever had a dream come true, I would tell you that I couldn't have dreamed large enough to contain all of the joy that I've experienced as a mom! What a blessing!

Greta said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the unexpected"ness". Just last night, my little boy came to get in bed with me (during the night). When I looked at him climbing into bed, his face was so happy, just to be near me!

--Amie-- said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is when my daughter just walks up for no reason and gives me a hug and says I love you mommy! Makes all the late nights, not listening and so on SO WORTH IT!!!

Rebecca said...

Hmmm...hard to narrow it down to just one...I would have to say my favorite part of being a mom is that even watching them turn simple moments into pure, uninhibited joy. Best example would have to be the way they come running across the house calling my name with their arms wide open when I walk in the door...sometimes when I've only stepped out for a minute- Love it!

Karen said...

My favorite think about being a mom is that I immediately got a "love" feeling that has never left and is with me every minute......that unconditional love that I have never felt for anyone, sorry honey.......not even my hubby. I never knew I could be so in love with any person as I was that first day I laid eyes on my babies!

Scott and Emily: said...

I love watching my girl (11-mo) change so dramatically every day...her newest thing is to be able to pivot when she's walking. She melts my heart!

Jessica said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is holding my babies while they sleep.

Kristin said...

I'm really excited to see this movie! My favorte thing about being a mom must be watching my children accept Christ. It's how I know I'll be able to hold them forever and brings peace to my soul.

Alie said...

Oh I can't wait to see this movie! Best thing about my Mom - she moved across the country to help me.Best thing about being a Mom - when they put thier head on your sholder and hug you tightly.

The Halbert Home said...

I love that I am going to be a mom in 7 months! I love my mom because she's always there to listen.

amanda said...

I love seeing the things I enjoy through their eyes.

one.happy.momma said...

What an incredible prize! I love being a mom bc I have never laughed so much in my entire life - these kiddos are sweet, innocent, hilarious - I just love it. And I also have to mention I love MY mom bc she has stepped in to help me more times than I can count, through a difficult pregnancy and bedrest, scary deliveries, sicknesses, even just babysitting while I take a child to the dr. She gives so selflessly, I hope my kids think the same of me someday!!

Megan said...

the best part about being a mother is that there is no better way to change the world - one little person at a time!

shana said...

count me in. i can't wait to see this movie (and i'm not normally a movie-going girl!)
the best thing about being a mom . . . how no one else can be what you are to them. there's just nothing quite like a mom!
thanks,
shana (mom of 6 and daughter of an AMAZING mother!!)

Jessica said...

I love everything about being a mom - even the challenges. My five kids are my world and I love to watch them grow and mature into young adults.

ANC said...

Best part about being a mom for me is holding him against my chest and him loving back. He falls asleep that way :-) Makes the day better no matter what!

melanie:::adorkable said...

Mothers are an irreplaceable part of life. No matter how grown up we are, we still still need our mommas.

PamO said...

My favorite part of being a Mom is the "I love you's" and hugs and kisses I get from my children. Unconditionally. Reminds me of the love of the Father for me.
I would love to win!
Pam

Alex Hall said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is probably the most stressful as well - being able to lead my children to Christ. The spiritual conversations I've had with my kids as they've gotten older have been such blessings!

Pamela said...

I love watching my daughter grow as a mother herself. My granddaughter is so much like her mom...I just sit back and laugh as she works through the tough times and enjoys the happy times.

I miss my own mom dearly. She died when I was a freshman in high school. But I know that one day we will be reunited...for she taught me about Christ just as I taught my daughter. We have all accepted Jesus as our Savior. I can't wait for my mom to meet my daughter and granddaughter.

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Annika said...

My favorite thing about my mom is that she's always there for me, supporting me, no matter what.

Megan said...

My favoite part of being a mom is that feeling I get when I realize that God chose ME to be their mommy:)

happylovemama said...

My favorite part of being a mom is the hugs. :)

Amy Ellen said...

I absolutely LOVE being a mom... it can get really hairy, for sure. But right now my fifth is four months old... and I adore the sound of his breathing, the smell of his skin and hair, his noises as I nurse him, and the thought of the amazing man he will become.

Kristy K said...

My mom is my hero. I've always known that, but it was reaffirmed when we lost my brother. Watching her go through the hardship of losing a son, and seeing her come out of it stronger and wiser, has been AMAZING.

I can't wait to see this movie. :)

Meshellyn said...

I love unexpected snuggles, kisses, hugs, and I love you's. Those are some of the most heart stopping moments in being a mom. It can really smooth over a bad morning with just one little kiss and smile from my girls.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Britta said...

My favorite thing about being a mother: Knowing that i am raising children that care about other people no matter what handicap, color or background.

Melanie said...

My favorite thing about being a mommy is the love I feel for these two little boys. I've never felt anything like this before, and I sometimes feel overcome by the great love I have for them. It just reminds me of how much greater our Father's love is for each of us.

God Bless!
Melanie

~ melscoffeebreak.blogspot.com ~

LStewart said...

My mom is an awesome lady! I have trouble listing only one feature that I like about her because there are so many. In choosing just one I would say her heart. Coining the old phrase 'heart of gold' ... it fits my Mom to a tee.

Pam said...

The best part about being a mother? The miracle of feeling your very own baby growing inside of you and then the automatic connection that is there the moment he's born. A connection that grows stonger with every passing year. To look at him and see myself - or my husband. That he is the living, breathing, flesh product of the love between my husband and I. Could anything be better than that?

Jennifer said...

my favorite thing about being a mother is getting to experience life through the eyes of a child. Watching them learn and grow and how amazing life really is.

Diana said...

I love being a mommy to my 3-yr old boy and 5-month old girl. I love the snuggles, the kisses, the laughter...I love it all!!!

Jeni said...

Even though it frustrates me at times, my favorite thing about being a mother is being so central to my kids' lives. I am the first person they seek out to fulfill their needs and wants, from cuddles to stories to Bandaids, Mama is always their first choice!

janenes said...

My favorite thing about my mom is that she has the biggest heart--always giving of herself whether it be her time, her cooking skills, or her heart. My favorite thing about being a mom so far is being that soft place for my kids to fall--

ourgreenstreet said...

I love being a Mom. My little guy turns one next week and there have been so many wonderful moments. One of my favorites is cuddling with his fuzzy head. It's better than a teddy bear!

Alaina @ Three Ladies and a Dad said...

Favorite thing about motherhood? Watching them grow since it means you are obviously doing something right, regardless of all the tough times motherhood brings! Thanks for the chance!

Kate said...

I saw the movie preview some time ago and have really looked forward to it coming out. I love sweet hugs and kisses from my kiddos. It lifts my spirits every time. Thanks for the giveaway, hope to win :)

Beth said...

Giving my kids big juicy kisses on their fat little cheeks...and getting hugs & kisses in return! The funny things they say that make me laugh until I cry. The way they run to me when I come home and make me feel so loved, no matter what. Those are my favorite things about being a Mom.

My favorite thing about MY Mom is...everything! She's a wonderful person and I love her. DEARLY!!! ;)

Jenni R. said...

Thanks for letting us know about the movie! My mom: She fights for us in prayer and carries our concerns on her heart--extremely generous too! Amazing responsibility and opportunity come to mind when I think about what it means to be a mom!

The Furman's said...

I love my mom because she is selfless...

Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

What an interesting movie!

I'm pregnant with my first baby and I'm so looking forward to everything that motherhood has to offer. I know I'm headed toward the hardest most rewarding thing I've ever done!

All about Baby Gill said...

I love, love, love the age mine is at right now, she's almost 2 and is discovering her words :) The things she is saying and discovering every day is amazing!

Leigh said...

this movie looks great! The best thing about being a mom are the hugs and love. And the baby fat cheeks!

Jess said...

My fave thing about being a mom, is experiancing love on a whole other level, as well as that newborn baby smell. Oh and that little grunting noise they make when thier newborns. Oh it's addictive!

Kathryn said...

My mom is the most caring, loving, and giving person you will ever meet.. She did foster care for many years to help kids in need, adopted (my little brother). SHe helps out at schools and she would stop anything to help us. She is far from selfish. I could not ask for a better mother! She has been wanting a camera and this would be a perfect gift for her!!

Cara! said...

There is nothing better than being a mom! Even though it is very stressful at times, my favorite moments are the small ones. Like the little smiles or the hugs or kisses that are unexpected

Stephanie said...

There is so much of training our kids is repetitive... one of my favorite things is when I see or hear of my kids making right choices. Then I know God has worked and they have listened. It's really fun to see.

jmckemie said...

So hard to put into words the favorite thing about my mom or about being a mom, but I guess it boils down to the same thing on both sides - the joy of unconditional love. Once we pass that baby stage we do move to a place where we are not as fond of mothers for a time in our lives; being told what to do, what not to do, how to act, all those things that she does because she loves us. We grow and fall back into that place when we realize why mom did her best to help us be the best people we could be. Then, we have our own and that head over heels inconditional love springs a new from our hearts. We are on the other side and realize how hard it is. We love our own children more every day and realize that our mom feels the same way about us. No other relationahip in the world like that between a mother and child, at any age!

in a world surrounded by men said...

Although I just love being pregnant and giving birth, I have to say that my favorite part about being a mom is JOB SECURITY.

Being a mom means I'm always the one they turn to and I'm needed even when I least expect it.

I love being the one they want to hug before they walk out the door and tell a story to when they walk in.

Steven said...

Wow, I don't think I could put into a sentence my favorite part of being a Mom. It would end up being a book, so I'll spare your comments section. =) But I can tell you my favorite part of being a Mom today! I love to see the love I have for them mirrored in their eyes. My little eight month old just beams when he sees me and he just started reaching his chubby little arms up for me. I am sick right now and my two older ones who are 6 and 4 have such compassion and want to take care of me so well. Such love. It's amazing to see how my pathetic amount of love in comparison to God's love can make a difference in their lives. And the fact that they love a very imperfect me! Amazing.

~Laine

TV Watching Mama said...

My favorite part right now is when I enter a room and my little boy starts saying, "Mommy, mommy, mommy!" I feel like a rock star!

taradon said...

My favorite thing is when I come home at the end of the day and all of the kids come running at me screaming "Mommy!" and covering me in hugs and kisses.

Erin said...

My favorite thing about my mother is what I realize everything she has done and given up to give my sisters and I nearly everything we have ever wanted. I hope I'm half the mother that she has been. (I would gift this prize pack to one of my many friends that are pregnant or has children)

Heather @ Sugar N Spice Mostly Nice said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the moment in the hospital when they hand you your newborn and the world suddenly stops and pure love flows through every fiber of your being.

Oh and the sticky hugs and slurpy kisses are heavenly too!

Shelly said...

I love the way that my three daughters smile, and how they get so excited to make me proud, like when they clean their rooms.... but keeping it real, this isn't a daily routine ;) haha!

Shelly in Kansas City

noelswife said...

What I love most about being a mother, is loving on my kids and helping them become who God created them to be!

Mindy said...

Let's see, I'll do both just for fun. My favorite thing about being a mother? Walking in to retrieve my babies from their cribs after naptime! My toddler always greets me with a big smile and endless happy chatter. My 7-month-old flaps his arms up and down and pumps his legs as he lays there...definitely showing me how happy he is to see me. THIS makes my day! My favorite thing about my own mother? I'll always be her baby...no matter how old I am. I love our relationship now that I have children of my own. We connect in so many different ways!

Sarah said...

I've got two girls, 6 1/2 and 5. And a baby on the way in September. So right now some of my mothering attention is focused on the new one. My favorite thing about pregnancy is the little movements, and how each one makes me fall more in love with that baby. And I love seeing the beautiful people my girls are turning into.

kahenry9 said...

I love watching my children grow into independent people.

O Mom said...

My favorite part of Motherhood is the cuddles and sweet smells of my girls. There's just nothing like it!

Courtney said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is getting to be a kid again through their eyes. I had so much more fun doing things like Disneyworld when I got to see the wonder in my children's eyes than when I was a child myself.

Eos Mom said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the cuddles, and the "I love you, mommy"s. :-)

kingsgirl said...

I love my babies soft skin, his amazing smiles, his cuddly body,watching him reach milestones and develope, the pure joy of being his mother...

Melanie

Meredith said...

My favorite part about being a mom is when I hear my 2 year old say, "Mommy, I wanna hold you." I'll never get tired of hearing that - or holding her for that matter. Thanks for a great giveaway! Can't wait to see that movie!

Diluted Applejuice said...

Not a mother yet :)
But my favorite thing about MY mother...? She still isn't done having kids! She's adopted 1 baby girl and is hoping to adopt a second (as well as fosters a bunch). AND, she's forgiven me for all the stupid stuff I did as a kid. And a teen. Lots of stupid stuff as a teen.
(And my twin and her husband are pregnant, she would love this prize pack!)

Sharon said...

That movie looks great! I saw a commercial for it at least twice this past weekend.

My favorite thing about being a mother is hearing "I love you" from my kids, whether it be the 3 year old in his cute little voice, or the 15 year old one the phone when I know he's with his friends. It's great to know he's not embarrassed to say it. I love it from my 12 year old who is getting moody and I'm not sure how often I'll hear it from her in the years to come. I love it from my 8 year old as he's heading out the door for school, although the 5th or 6th time I just want to yell, "Just go to school already!"

Hearing "I love you" is definitely the best part of being a mother.

B said...

Oh wow, I don't know that this little box has enough space for all the wonderful things about my Mother! I suppose top on the list would be that she was always a Mother first, then my best friend. She has instilled in me values that I pray I can instill in my daughters. She is a woman of upstanding morals, godly and it goes without saying that she is a nuturer beyond words. She is a Mother through and through. I love being able to say that I myself am a Mama and one day I pray that my lil ones will speak sweet words of me.

coloradogirl said...

My mom is the greatest! She has always been there to help me through everything. She is my best friend and we can talk and giggle about everything. She has always given up things for herself so that she could take care of her 5 kids. Now, she takes care of my disabled younger brothers and her parents and never complains about not having a day to herself.

Tami said...

I like watching my children discover who God has called and created them to be.

MessyMissy said...

I love that my mother inspired my creativity. The artist in me comes directly from her. My favorite thing about being a mother is the smiles I get from my daughter and the pure enjoyment she has in spending time with me. Watching her become a creative, expressive individual is such a joy!!!!

Hopefulmom said...

I have the best mom in the world and I'm trying to be as kind and generous of a mom as she has always been with me. Thanks for doing the giveaway!

Tonya said...

I, too, can't wait to see this movie!

My favorite thing about my Mom is her unconditional love for me! I put my sweet mom through so much and she just loves me. I didn't get that at all until I became a mother too. I can't think of a single thing my kids could ever do that would cause me to not love them. Sometimes I want to give them away, but I'm sure I'd miss them! ;)

Tonya said...

I, too, can't wait to see this movie!

My favorite thing about my Mom is her unconditional love for me! I put my sweet mom through so much and she just loves me. I didn't get that at all until I became a mother too. I can't think of a single thing my kids could ever do that would cause me to not love them. Sometimes I want to give them away, but I'm sure I'd miss them! ;)

Beth said...

That looks like a wonderful movie! My favorite thing about being a mother, is that after one of "those" days, my 11-year-old still wants to snuggle on the couch and still wants to be read to and tucked in at night!

Lisa Johnston said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is, just when I think I'm spent and can't give any more or I'm so frustrated I could scream, one of the kiddos tells me how much they love me and I realize while it is the hardest job ever it is also the most rewarding. (Sorry for the run on, and on, and on sentence)

Jen said...

My favorite thing about my mum is the fact that she's never more than a phone call away. It doesn't matter what time it is, I know she'll always answer the phone.

TheBrantners said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is bedtime! Pure, undiluted love flowing from my precious little princesses... they are just so sweet and cuddly as they drift off to sleep!

Sue D said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is helping to shape their lives to be what God wants them to be.

Heather said...

My favorite thing about my mom is that no matter what I do my mom thinks it is cool. Have alot of kids, she thinks it's great. Place mediocre in a triathlon, she still thinks I am the best. And if I do something totally stupid, she always manages to find a way to make it, someone else's fault. :)

~ Kristie said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is loving my girls so much that sometimes it physically hurts. And knowing that no matter what I mess up that day, at the end of the day my kids love me.

MarytheKay said...

My favorite part of being a mother...is my children, of course! :-) I love those first few moments of quiet, when we're all alone, of getting to know my new baby. I also love seeing the world through a toddler's eyes, and I also love watching a young girl blossom into a young woman--as difficult and painful as that can be sometimes.

THANK YOU for telling me about this movie! It looks amazing!

John & Ashley said...

There are too many great things about being a Mom to list, but one of my current favorites is the excitement my 15 mo. old shows when he toddles over to me to give me a huge open mouth kiss!

Tina said...

My favorite thing about being a mom - watching my sweet boys grow up and watching them enjoy life. Their smiles melt me :)

Sara said...

I love how my kids keep me on my toes-always questioning and re-thinking things as I try to answer their sometimes incessant questions of why, when, how, etc.

Kennlaff said...

Motherhood for me was my dream come true. Simple as that.
June
Kennlaff@comcast.net

Jessica D. said...

My mom... she's a woman of God :D She leads by example.

Christi said...

The hugs. The hugs are the best.

conor said...

My favorite part of being a mom is watching my son learn something. I became a teacher because I liked watching kids faces light up when they learn something new. Being a mom is like that only 1,000 times better! My son is constantly learning new things and making new experiences. It is amazing!
-Amanda

Morgan Koji said...

I love that my 4 yr. old daughter tells me that I am the best mom that she could ever have, which is a balm to my heart since I had to go back to work 2 years ago to support my family after my husband lost his job.

Karis said...

The love the snuggles I get from my boys each morning. They are treasured moments!!!

mcmcolospgs said...

The unsolicited hugs and kisses from my girls (they are 3 & 4) and being told I am the best mommy in the whole world (when I know I am the furthest thing from it). It makes all the rough times worth it a million percent.

Caroline said...

My favorite thing about my mother is that she always pushes me to do better. It may sound cliche, but I wouldn't be in the places I am today without her insistence and loving patience.

Rachel said...

I love being a mother because my little guy is somehow always able to make me laugh!! Even in the most stressful or focused situations, he knows exactly what to do or say to make me smile!! Motherhood is AWESOME!! =) Thanks for this giveaway!

Kughn Family said...

Being a mom is the only "job" that I have ever wanted in my life. When other girls were dreaming of being a teacher or a nurse, I was dreaming of have a family. Being a mother makes me feel complete.

Susan said...

Being a mom means never knowing what to expect. It's a new adventure every day!

Dorene said...

I can't wait to see this movie. I saw a preview of it last month and kept checking to see when it would be out.

The best thing about being a mom is that you get to shape and guide another person's life and get to be a part of it forever.

Wouldn't trade it for anything.

Dorene

aletajohnson2002 said...

My fave part of being a mom is the privilege of pointing young lives to Christ's love every day.

Melanie said...

oh gosh I'd never heard of this movie before but so glad I have now!

how fun!

my favorite part about being a mommy is the sweet grins and snuggles you get when you've had the worst day and they light up your life. :)

Norse, Jesica, and Boden said...

I love that my mom does everything with her whole heart. She doesn't hold back.

The best thing about being a mom? Knowing that each day is an opportunity to love and be loved.

Laura said...

I love sloppy, wet, open-mouth baby kisses!!

ga.farmwoman said...

One of my favorite parts of being a mother was always the before bedtime reading a book. Both boys had a favorite, Go Dog Go, One Fish Red Fish etc.

Now..years later I am still reading those same books to my young grandchildren.
A bonus was always the excitement of all the little things in life that as adults we forget to be excited about!

Have a great day.
Pam

Satha said...

I love the hugs and kisses you get when you need them the most. I think my little andrew often knows when i need them the most.

Sharon said...

My favorite thing about being a mom are those sweet, precious baby hugs. And those little toes. And the squeals of delight. And....

Megan said...

I admire so much about my mother, but I think what I admire most about her is her consistent example of godly living. She always seems to know and do the right things, and appreciate that so much. I try to be the same kind of mother to my own son, but I know that I have a long way to go!

Roberta said...

When they were babies...loved their bath/play time and the smell of Johnson's Baby Lotion...I still use it on my legs in the summer :D
Now that they are grown I love the sound of "Hey Mom" when they call home.

Robin said...

I love being a mom to my boys and I'm looking forward to mothering a girl through adoption. I love watching my boys grow and change.

I'm also so grateful for my step-mom. She chooses to stay and care for my invalid father even though they had a mostly horrible marriage. I'll never be able to thank her enough.

ladyshanae said...

I love that my daughter has learned to blow kisses. She even makes a "muah" sound when she does it. It melts my heart. Love babies laugh, smile, when their eyes light up when they see someone they know/love.... Babies just make my heart turn to mush!!!

Thanks for letting us know about this movie! :)

julie said...

Is there anything better than that sweet newborn smell?!? I think not!

Hannah said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is thier kisses and they always want me to snuggle at night! My boys have my heart!

Hannah said...

My favorite thing about being a mother is thier kisses and they always want me to snuggle at night! My boys have my heart!

cfmorton said...

This movie preview was adorable. The thing I love about being a mother is just getting to watch my children grow in every way. As heartbreaking as it can be to see them get older it is so beautiful to watch.

Heather said...

My favorite thing about my mother is that she is a good listener. I'd love to see this movie.

Lindsey said...

My favorite thing about my mom is how much she loves animals. I get that from her and I want to have a farm someday. Its fun to tell her about the farm I'd like to own one day and have her share in my excitement.

I have a good friend who would love for me to win this giveaway too!

longbrakeliving said...

Ah! Now I know what I want to do for my first Mother's Day!

My favorite thing about my mom is the way she loves me. Hubby and I were talking last night, and I was telling him about the time I was in the hospital after my freshman year of college. During my recovery, my mom would hold my cup of water up for me to drink before I had to tell her I was thirsty. She just knew. I love that about her.

Hawk said...

My fave thing about my mom is the fact that she never let us down.. never has and I suppose never will. She may seem suffocating at times, but honestly, I wouldn't have it any other way!

Berji's domain said...

the "drunk on milk" look newborns give & their look of utter adoration at the milk you are providing them

Cathy said...

Too many to list...but some top ones are hugs and snuggles, the smell of the kids after a bath/shower, and how they teach me every day what it looks like to really forgive (cause they forgive me constantly).

Jackie said...

I love being a mom because of the moments when my baby smiles or I find my two year old naked. You never know what you are going to get!

Jennifer said...

My mom always wants what is best for me!

Joyce said...

My favourite thing about being a mom is my wonderful 1-year-old daughter. She is funny and sweet and comes to me for cuddles. I know it's cheesy to say my daughter is what I like about being a mom, but without her I wouldn't be a mom. It works for me.

Jen said...

My favorite thing about being a mother has been understanding more clearly the way that my Heavenly Father feels for me. I also love watching my sweet little girl grow and learn. I love being around her!

care said...

What a great giveaway! I sure hope I win! One of my favorite parts of being a mom is saying goodnight to my boys and tucking them in and listening to them. It seems at that time of day they could just talk for hours! Some of our best conversations come at bedtime!

Super sleuth said...

I love my mom. The greatest thing about her is she is an absolute prayer warrior. If she prays for something, you know it's going to happen!

Mozer said...

I love watching my kids learn and grow. I'm always in awe that God has trusted me with all these little lives. Makes me depend on God even more for wisdom.

Michelle said...

It is a tie between their sweet baby fuzzy hair and there never being a dull moment as a mom of four.

Jessica said...

I love the giggle of my 3 month old and when my 3 year old spontaneously tells me she loves me. Melts my heart every time!

lizbaker said...

My favorite thing about being a mom is the newfound capacity to love someone more than I ever thought possible.

Pixie said...

I love that my mom encourages me in my mothering, even from far away!

And I love those moments where my children look into my eyes, faces aglow with love, and give me spontaneous hugs! (MUCH better than those moments when they are whining about something! LOL)

C.C. said...

My Favorite thing about my mom is how amazingly giving she is! And what a a great example she has been to me! :) My favorite thing about being a mom is that I always have an excuse to eat ice cream! Like today was a good school day so we celebrated with ice cream! :) <3

Amanda T said...

Hugs and kisses! It's all worth it for the hugs and kisses!

love said...

my favorite thing about my mom is how patient she was with me growing up. i never once remember her yelling, losing her temper or making me feel like anything was more important than me.

my favorite thing about being a mom to our 5 children is that it is teaching me more everyday how to be more Christ-like. more of Him, less of me.

Nikki said...

I LOVE the way my babies smell. Even when they aren't fresh from the tub. Just that sweet, sweet baby smell.

I am so excited for this movie. I didn't realize it's premiere was so soon! Yeah!

Wander said...

Being a mom is like nothing else on the earth. I think for one it's a great lesson of how God must feel for us (in a small way).
I never knew.....how much I could love anyone until I had my babies.

Now as they've grown.....I love them even more (if that's even possible). I enjoy them. I could sit and talk with them for hours.
I still get excited when I see them at school (I teach where 2 are students).
I'm thankful that God allowed me to be a mother!

Wander said...

Being a mom is like nothing else on the earth. I think for one it's a great lesson of how God must feel for us (in a small way).
I never knew.....how much I could love anyone until I had my babies.

Now as they've grown.....I love them even more (if that's even possible). I enjoy them. I could sit and talk with them for hours.
I still get excited when I see them at school (I teach where 2 are students).
I'm thankful that God allowed me to be a mother!

Dawn said...

My favorite part of mothering: Learning about God's love for me through the role of loving/parenting my children.

TSC said...

The movie looks very interesting. I really enjoy your blog!
Being a mother is truly amazing - so many ups and downs and in the end these amazing human beings keep growing and learning and carrying on the love that their parents had to bring them into the world.

sarah said...

The gentle snoring after they finally fall asleep!

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