|A beautiful rose from the Ballarat Botanical Gardens.|
I was once told the becoming a mummy was the most difficult and the most beautiful thing I would ever do. After living the life of 'mummy' for the past seven years I can fully attest to these words. Every other achievement and trial in my life seems to pale in significance to birthing and raising my three little pink people. Being mummy is a wonderful, heart wrenching experience that to be totally honest is sometimes a lot of hard work.
Sailing around the blogosphere, as I do regularly, I read many similar experiences to my own. The hard work of balancing being mummy with work and other life commitments. The pure blissful joy of watching your child grow, learn and reciprocate your love for them. The hard and relentless days of sleep deprivation. A very wise man once told me that 'most of us are like the rest of us' and as mummies I think that it totally true. We're all walking the same well trodden path an experiencing the same trials and triumphs.
So today, in celebration of all things 'mummy' that we share I'm holding my own personal little giveaway. This morning, while out grocery shopping with the three pinks, we picked out a lovely Coles/Myer gift card and put $30 credit on it. I want this little gift to be a blessing for a fellow mummy, grandmother or carer. In other words I want the person who gets it to spend it on something totally indulgent for themselves - and then report back to me and tell me what you did with it (I would even love you to write a guest post here on the Truth About Mummy to tell us all about it :) Something crazy, something fun or even something practical - I don't mind as long as it makes your heart sing with happiness. You might even like to spend it on your weekly shopping to free up $30 to do something fabulous that Coles/Myers don't offer.
So here are my giveaway rules. Make sure you're following along with The Truth About Mummy and like my facebook page. Then simply tell me what it is that gets you through the hard days of life in the mummyhood. That way we can all be inspired (or have a good giggle) as we read the comments. Please also make sure you leave me an email address or have it on your blogger profile so I can let you know if you win. The giveaway is open until Tuesday March 22nd and is open to all Australian residents. The only other rule is to jump for joy if you win and do something that truly makes you smile.