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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Early Mother's Day {and a Barn Owl Giveaway}

A while back,
I wrote a post called

And just the other day,
someone dug into my archives,
found that post,
and added a story about her single Momma
in the comments.

And it touched my heart.

Her words, about her single-Momma:

I know a single mamma that never spoke badly off her baby's daddy even though he left her 5 months pregnant. She said, how can I hate someone that gives me the most perfect gift? That mamma did everything on budget so she could take great holidays with her daughter such as: strawberry farms in Sweden, DeadSea in Israel, with monkeys on her head in Thailand and hugging Mickey at DisneyWorld (where they went every two years). That mamma would rather spend time building a barbie house under the coffee table than go out for drinks with her friends.  That mamma supports her daughter no matter what and is there for her, rain or shine.  That mamma loves that her daughter is following her dreams on the other side of the planet. Especially when she is able to visit far-away places she's always dreamt of seeing but never did because she was too busy making individual mini pizzas for her daughter's birthdays...That mamma is my mamma and I hope, one day, to hold a fraction of her strength, beauty and wisdom. -Euis

Now, that's motherhood.
Single motherhood to be exact.

And single motherhood deserves to be rewarded,
acknowledged,
appreciated.

At least, that's what Kristi {of Barn Owl Primitives} and I think.
Which is why we're working together to bring you a wonderful
Mother's Day Giveaway!

 
the GIVEAWAY:
Kristi will give one lucky
single momma her favorite sign in the BOP shop!
{you can nominate up to 3 awesome single momma's}
 
And it's up to you to nominate those deserving single Momma's.
A winner will be randomly selected,
and then Barn Owl will package the sign of choice
with a note from the Momma's kids.
 
Here are some signs I just know Momma's would love:



  



Let's make a Momma's day, shall we!

Here's how you enter:
Leave a separate comment for each entry.
Only entry #1 is required to enter the giveaway.

1. REQUIRED: Tell us about the single momma you think deserves to win.
 And visit the BOP shop, and tell us which sign you would chose for her.
{you can nominate up to 3 mommas, leave a separate comment for each momma}.

2.  LIKE Barn Owl Primitives on facebook and leave a comment on her wall that you stopped by from LMM.

3. Follow Barn Owl's Tweets.

4. Follow LMM.

5. Spread the word via your blog, facebook and/or twitter and leave a link in the comments.

The WINNER will be announced on Sunday April 17th.

And a quick shout out to my single Momma.
Read this, and remember the reasons
that you are my best friend,
the wind beneath my wings.

Did I ever mention I wore a baby toupee?
My mom denies it, but this picture doesn't lie.




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137 Comments:

At April 10, 2011 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Jill said...

Oh my, this is such a wonderful idea! I would like to nominate my friend Amie. She is a beautiful, kind, hard working, dedicated single mom to a precious 4th grade son. I have been so impressed by the way she keeps her son's life balanced even though he's back and forth between her house and his dad's. She has saved her pennies to provide him with wonderful Christmas gifts, sacrifices luxuries for herself in order to give him more, and does it all without complaining. For years, she has filled her own stocking at Christmas so he wouldn't think Santa didn't come. I would love to see her be able to receive the Family Rules Sign LIVE LAUGH LOVE DREAM.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Jill said...

I would also like to nominate my sweet, dear friend Alexis. Life changed dramatically for her as she found herself a single mom with a 10 month old daughter and a son on the way (he was born 1 month later). She delivered that baby with strength and joy. Even though her life is full of stress, difficulty and a situation she fought her hardest not to be in, her children only know a home of joy. Her faith has been her strength. She has proven that she can do hard things, and probably has many more hard things to do. Because of this, I would love to see her be able to get the "we can do hard things" sign.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 9:51 PM , Blogger Jill said...

I follow LMM

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:04 PM , Blogger Manda said...

I would nominate my dear friend Brenda. She is a single momma of 3 beautifully amazing children. Each year after getting divorced she plans her "new things" list. She recently had the scare of a lifetime--she was the plane from Phoenix to Sacramento that had a hole in the roof. The whole time Brenda was thinking about her little ones at home--she sent a text to her sister to make sure that she told the kids how much she loved them. Gives me chills just thinking about it!

I think for her--I would choose either "Keep Calm & Carry On" or one of the beautiful Family Rules signs.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Manda said...

I follow LMM!

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Manda said...

Left a message for BOP on FB!

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:12 PM , Blogger Casey said...

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At April 10, 2011 at 10:14 PM , Blogger Casey said...

I would also like to nominate my aunt Jennifer - she has two sons and has always been a single mother. Even when she had to move in with HER mother, she did all she could to keep her childrens' lives normal and happy.

For her - I would choose the "we can do hard things" sign.

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM , Blogger Casey said...

I would like to nominate my Mother-in-law, because she too raised her son after his father having left her while she was 7 months pregnant. I thank God everyday that she spent the time and effort to raise her son into the man of my dreams.

For her, I would chose the "beach rules" sign since she is lucky enough to live steps from the sand!

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Casey said...

I'm now following Barn Owl's Tweets.

http://twitter.com/#!/stresscasey

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Anne said...

I would like to nominate my little sister Katie. She is a wonderful, loving, creative, and tireless single mother and I am so proud to be her sister. I would love for her to receive this gift. Thank you.
Anne

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Casey said...

I already follow LMM! :)

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:18 PM , Blogger Anne said...

I also follow Barn Owl on facebook

 
At April 10, 2011 at 10:19 PM , Blogger Casey said...

Tweeted about the giveaway!

http://twitter.com/#!/stresscasey

 
At April 11, 2011 at 12:56 AM , Blogger Breeann said...

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At April 11, 2011 at 12:59 AM , Blogger Breeann said...

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At April 11, 2011 at 1:02 AM , Blogger Breeann said...

I would like to nominate my friend Meghan. She's been a single mom since her second child was born...and he's 4 now. She works 40+ hour a week as a branch manager for a credit union call center and is still a fantastic mom. She bought her own home last year and always makes sure her babies have all they need. She is an awesome mom!
I would pick the In Our Home - Whimsical Family Rules sign for her...because she is a strong believer in second changes and grace.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 1:03 AM , Blogger Breeann said...

I'd also like to nominate my friend Karen. She has been a single mom for a little over three years now. She has two teenage daughters and a son in elementary school. She works in my church's office and is constantly busy...and yet she still has time to bake with her girls and spend lots of cuddle time with her son. She's an amazing woman of God and is an awesome example of how wholeheartedly we should follow after Him...all the while being a wonderful mom who shows her kids what it means to follow Him. She's truly a wonderful mom and person.
I would pick the Family Rules Sign version IV for her...as these seem like things Karen would say often.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 1:04 AM , Blogger Breeann said...

I follow LMM :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:05 AM , Anonymous Kelly W said...

I work with a wonderful single mom who is raising two beautiful and happy children. She is very deserving of this! I think she would love the "keep calm and carry on" sign...that is her mantra on those tough days when she's doing it alone.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:21 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

My mother is a single mom. She has two kids still at home, but raised 5 all by herself and beat breast cancer while doing it. She is my hero and the most amazing person I know. The " We can do hard things" sign describes my mom's mantra in life. I would love for her to win this!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:22 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

Following BOP on FB.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:22 AM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I already follow LMM :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:51 AM , Anonymous Francie said...

I would like to nominate my friend, Lauren. Lauren chose to be a foster mom as a single person. Just days after it was official, she was called to foster a newborn infant. Lauren took in this child who was essentially abandoned at the hospital, went on to adopt Jordan and now is raising a happy, smart, well adjusted 6 year old. Lauren moved coasts to allow her daughter to get to know her grandparents. She works tirelessly, gives cheerfully and always puts her daughter's needs first. I admire her so much. I would choose the We Can Do Hard Things sign or the Family Rules....

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:55 AM , Blogger Erin said...

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At April 11, 2011 at 5:56 AM , Blogger Erin said...

I would love to nominate my girlfriend Sabrina. She is my best friend and a rocking mom. Her daughter is the love of her life. Not only does she support and take care of her daughter, she works full time, goes to school full time and still manages to take her daughter on awesome outings (like to go strawberry picking). Her ex hardly ever take their daughter and Sabrina has been left with those shoes to fill on top of trying to forge a better life for both of them. Rock on single mamas!

I would pick for Sabrina, the You are my sunshine wall art.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:47 AM , Blogger tessie said...

I would like to nominate my friend Lynne, who longed for a child for years and the dream is finally coming true this July. Since the right guy just never came along, she has decided to take on this daunting journey by herself(with the help of friens, of course!). I would choose the A your adorable sign, although any of the others would be loved also!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:48 AM , Blogger tessie said...

I foolow your LMM blog!!!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:49 AM , Blogger tessie said...

I follow BOP on Facebook. Cynthia Toone Riley

 
At April 11, 2011 at 7:36 AM , Blogger aliimberi said...

I nominate my friend Jenn. She had a beautiful daughter and became a single mom. 2 years later found herself in the same predicament, pregnant with another. She decided to keep the baby and is the best single mom I have ever NOT met. She is an online friend who lives states away. She has set such great goals in life and has achieved alot of them! Finished school, got a good job! She is a blogger! Check out her blog!

http://diaryofasupermommy.com/

 
At April 11, 2011 at 7:37 AM , Blogger aliimberi said...

I like Barn owl on FB

 
At April 11, 2011 at 7:37 AM , Blogger aliimberi said...

I'm a LMM follower!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:05 AM , Blogger Carly said...

I know the most deserving single mother. Her name is Jenny, and she was made a single mother this last summer when her husband died in a tragic scuba accident. Together they have a toddler and when he passed she was 8 months pregnant with their second child, a boy. A month after he died she had their baby boy. Watching her growth and deep understanding of the Lord's plan for us and our families has changed my life forever. (Not to mention we really miss her husband, he was a very good friend!) She has given me such perspective and has encouraged me to love deeper and to be more forgiving in all things. She is just the most amazing woman, a true pillar of strength and faith, and I love her like a sister. If there's any way I can help make her burden a little lighter, I will try it and that's why I'm nominating Jenny. I think the "we can do hard things" sign would be especially appropriate and fitting in her home, so I hope she wins! :)
She has a blog and I know her story will touch your life for the better: http://lovecatandcaterpillargirl.blogspot.com/

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:07 AM , Blogger Carly said...

I LIKE BOP :)
Yay I hope Jenny wins this! :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:08 AM , Blogger Carly said...

i FOLLOW on TWITTER! :)
go jenny, go jenny :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:53 AM , Blogger Curtis & Co. said...

I would like to nominate my mom- Although she isn't "Offically" a single mom yet, she is going through a divorce and will be a single mom before she knows it. This is a difficult situation because my dad had a rock climbing accident a couple years back and it has left him a completely different person. He isn't "Emotionally" connected to his wife or us, his kids. He sometimes says mean things to my mom like that he never loved her and that he will be so much happier to get out. We all know it is the brain injury, but sometimes it seems so real. My mom is the strongest lady and has always put her kids and her sick husband in front of her. She continues to think of how to serve him even though he doesn't appreciate her. As her child, I have grown by just watching her Christlike Service to my father. So I know she isn't single yet, but she has practically been living a single mom lifestyle for 6 years. I would love to get her the "I can do hard things" board because that is exactly what she is doing.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:54 AM , Blogger Big Mama said...

I would nominate my friend Amy. I have known her since I we were 12. Her daughter is turning 5 this year and her baby's dad has never met even met his daughter. She works, goes to school and is a terrific mother! I don't know how she does it all in a day.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:11 AM , Blogger Laura said...

That is CRAZY--- I was JUST talking to someone in my office about how much respect I have for single mothers!!

I would like to nominate my friend Erica-- Erica was a "party animal" -- I know she wasn't ready for motherhood when she was blessed with a baby, but her son brings her so much joy and she enjoys hanging out with her kid more than anything now!

For her I would choose either the "We can Do Hard Things" sign or the "You Are My Sunshine" sign because she is the sunshine in her son's life and he is her sunshine.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:17 AM , Blogger Laura said...

I would also like to nominate my friend Ellen. She has had the CRAZIEST life!! She is a single mother to 3 AMAZING girls and is a fantastic mother-- putting her girls first and providing them with everything they need, but also not forgetting to take time for herself.

For her I would choose the Family Rules Sign - This is Your Life
because she truly embraces all of these things.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Jessie said...

The single momma that i know that deserves to win happens to be my momma. My whole life she raised my sister, brother, and i all by herself. My siblings and i would be know where that we are today without her. I love you mom!

The sign i would choose for her is the
Family Rules Sign Version III

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Jessie said...

I am a follower of LMM

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:38 AM , Blogger Jessie said...

I LIKE Barn Owl Primitives on FB

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:51 AM , Blogger Jessie said...

My second favorite single mom in my life is my Aunt. She has singly raised four kids, two of them are twins & without her in my life i wouldn't of had the strength to move on after my father's death. She is one of the most important people in my life.
For her i choose the
Family Rules Sign by the Kids Typography Word Art

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:10 AM , Blogger Heidi @ Honeybear Lane said...

I nominate my friend Jamie--she is technically married but has been separated for a couple of years and raising her two small kids on her own. She is a great mom and an amazing person in general! She will stop everything to help someone out and always keeps up such a positive happy attitude even though she has had an extremely difficult last five years. I think she would love the "you are my sunshine" boards that are colorful, it really describes her positive happy attitude!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:11 AM , Anonymous Tara Johnson said...

Monique Calles. She is a deserving single mother. Less than 1 year ago, her husband shot imself in their home while she was out shopping with their three children. One of those children was from her husbands previous marriage. Now she is a widow and is adopting his older daughter. She works harder now to make ends meet and the time with her children suffers.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:12 AM , Blogger Angela's Heartwork said...

Seriously sweet idea! My first nominee would be my friend Penny! We have been friends since we were little girls playing barbies & dreaming of being mommies some day. Who knew that one of us would be doing it alone? But has that stopped her from being AMAZING?! No. She is a strong momma, too, who is battling breast cancer & not letting the world bring her down. Her son is her world & she would do anything for him. I love her & am so thankful for her.

I would choose the You Are My Sunshine sign for her b/c I know her son is her greatest JOY and the pure sunshine in her life! (I have tears as I write this, I just love her so much!)

Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!

Always, Angela

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Angela's Heartwork said...

I like Barn Owl Primitives on Facebook!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM , Blogger Angela's Heartwork said...

I follow Barn Owl's Tweets under Angelasheartwrk.

~Angela

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:14 AM , Blogger Angela's Heartwork said...

I follow LMM.

~Angela

 
At April 11, 2011 at 10:24 AM , Blogger melissa said...

I would like to nominate my sister Heather. She isnt a single mom but she is the most deserving mom. She is a mom to 3 boys..Each pregnancy ended up with months spent in the hospital. Blake the oldest was born with a heart defect and at a few weeks of age underwent open heart surgery..In the past year he has been diagnosed with terets. Cooper the middle was born with severe acid reflux..so severe that when he was born he couldnt keep breastmilk or formula down and his weight dropped down to less then 5 percentile. They had to undergo surgery once again with their newborn and he has had speech therapy since due to delays. Gavin the youngest once again had a completely different problem of his own. To simplify it he had a hole in his lung and his lungs kept collapsing and putting extra pressure on his heart as well. The doctors said each child being born with something so drastically different just was basically an unlucky fluke. My sister was also diagnosed with Lupus prior to this pregnancy. Fortunately at this point all 3 children are doing fairly well. My sister and brother and law are amazing parents. I am her older sister and a mother myself but I look up to her and admire he so much. She is also a nurse at childrens mercy for children with cancer. She is so beautiful, upbeat, inspiring, loving and always there for her children. My brother in law has posted their story at www.brokentogether.wordpress.com xoxo Thanks for considering my story..LOVE your blog and find you to be an inspiration as well:)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 11:04 AM , Blogger The Dark Family said...

I would like to nominate my mother, Becky. After my dad walked out on us, my mom did nothing but work her hardest to be the best parent. She worked a LOT, but always managed to be at every performance, game and activity that I was involved in. Now, she is becoming a grandma (thanks so me) and I can't thank her enough for being the best example in my life! I could go on and on, but I won't. She is the best- that's all I will say!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 11:05 AM , Blogger The Dark Family said...

I follow LMM!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 11:07 AM , Blogger Angela's Heartwork said...

I would also like to nominate my friend Vivian. She is an amazing single mom who is going to school to become a counselor & help others. She is such a trusting, giving person, willing to help others even though she has so little. She adores her son & is raising him up to be a respectful, considerate & caring young man despite the fact his father is not around & does not support them the way he should. She does not let that get her down. She trusts God to carry her through the difficult times & uses her sense of humor to not let life run her down. I just love her!

I would choose the Family Rules Sign Version I for her as it just fits her and what she stands for.

Thank you!

~Angela

 
At April 11, 2011 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Kelli said...

i would nominate my older sister! She has always wanted to be a mother. Never could have babies so after IVF she was able to get pregnant. She was finally happy then her husband refused to get a job and still wont work to help support his kids. yes kids she has twins. had them in march and is raising them all by herself. of course she has the love and support for her friends and family as well. but she just amazes me how well she has been able to handle all the feedings and baby stuff with two babies! I would choose the KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON. just so she remembers to always keep calm and everything will work its way out!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 11:49 AM , Blogger B said...

I want to nominate my own Momma! She's such a strong example in my life! She's from England, and moved to America after she married my dad. She has the equivalent of a high school degree. She and my dad divorced when I was one year old, and always made sure I was taken care of, that I went to school,went to church, that we had a roof over our heads, and food on our plates. She re-married when I was 12, had my little sister two years later, and was divorced a year or so after that. Now she's fighting for my little sister, the same battles she fought for me, just 20 years later. She's my hero, and my biggest support (save my husband) and I love her!
I would love to get her the Fruit of the Spirit item... Love it!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Ashley and BOP for doing this Giveaway...Single Moms are often forgotten as well as Single Dads!

I would like to nominate my own Mother, Martha. After my father left she was left with the burden of raising my sister and I. She worked two jobs so we could have the best Christmas ever after the split, she would buy groceries in another town to ensure none of my sister's friends that worked at the Grocery stores would know and tease her, she always put us first no matter what. When I graduated college and got my first "Big Girl" job she sent me a sign that reads: She believed she could so she Did. That sign sits on my desk and everyday I look at it and remember the sacrifies my mom made to make us what we are today. My Mom finally met her Soul Mate when I was in High School and though her time was cut short with him, he showed her what true love was about and I am thankful for him coming into her life even if God only let him stay briefly. My Mom raised us to be independent because you never know what tomorrow will bring and you need to be able to take care of yourself and your children...for that I am so thankful.

Thank you for allowing me to nominate the MOST AMAZING WOMAN I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED MY MOMMA!

The sign that reads We Can Do Hard Things is probably the one I would pick for her. Thank you again Ashley and BOP for doing the giveaway..even if she doesn't win I was able to tell the Blogger World what a Role Model of a Momma I have!!

I have typed this twice because Blogger is acting up so I am posting as Anonymous to see if that will work!!!!

Beth R (bethrem@comcast.net)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM , Blogger The Stuarts said...

First off, I think that this is a wonderful idea. This really mean a lot to all the wonderful mommies out there. Especially the single mommies. Not only are they just the mommy they also play the role of the daddy, which isn't easy all the time. When I first started dating my husband, who was my boyfriend at the time, his little sister, Nicole, was also in a relationship with a guy who was two years older than her, she ended up pregnant with a little boy. Nearing the end of her sophomore year of high school she didn't run away from the fact that she was going to have a baby, her boyfriend dropped out of high school and left town, he left Nicole to be a single mom. Of course she felt scared, nervous, and even had thoughts of giving the baby up for adoption. Nicole went through at lot but never gave up on her baby boy. Justin was born November of 2008. He came into a family that had so much love for him. When he was born, his dad came back to town and was there for the first couple months of his life and hasn't seen him since. I am proud to nominate my sister-in-law, Nicole S., she never gave up, even when she felt so alone at times. She had courage, strength, and integrity. I admire all these attributes about her. Her little boy is two and a half years old and is full of life. She finished high school and graduated with her class. She has enrolled in college but she hasn't been able to start yet because she is working full time to pay for her and Justin's own home, and other bills they have. She has saved her pennies, dimes, dollars so that he could have wonderful things, such as toys, pants, shirts, socks and special holidays and birthdays. I know that she will fulfill her dream of being a Registered Nurse, it might not be right now but I know she'll get it done. Nicole's story might not be like most women, that one where the woman is usually established first and was left to be a single mommy, she was young girl who had a big life to live and when she found out she was going to be a mommy, she never gave up on her son or stopped believing in her abilities to be a wonderful mom. So many young girls get pregnant now a days and they are thinking of the storybook ending with a family and keep relying on the man, but I am proud of Nicole, that she can tackle not only being a mother but being on her own and not waiting for the father to come around. Our nephew, Justin, has brought so much joy to our life, and we are very blessed to have shared some of his special moments with his mommy and we are very proud of Nicole. I know Nicole is very thankful for all the love and support from all her family, and I am very blessed to be a part of such a supportive family.


I chose the "Live simply Laugh often Love much Dream big" sign for Nicole. There are many that I could love to chose for her and Justin but I feel that this sign sorta of represents their life. Just the two of them, they "live simply," "laugh often," "love much" (each other so much..), and "dream big" she has big dreams for not only herself but her little boy as well.

I follow LMM for a while now, BOP on facebook and on twitter. I am happy to find someone like LMM who is taking the time to recognize other mothers, mothers who are single mothers and BOP and their inspirational signs. These signs could change a bad day into a good day.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 1:24 PM , Blogger The Stuarts said...

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69523804/family-rules-sign-live-laugh-love-dream
the link to the sign I chose. :) forgot to add it to my post above (stuart...)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Foodie Baby said...

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At April 11, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Blogger Foodie Baby said...

After hears of trying to have a child, my friend has now found herself single after one time too many dealing with her husband's temper and abuse. She is a hard-working mom, self employed and trying to find money for lawyer fees. I'd love for Lara to get the family rules sign that has the Live Love Laugh Dream on it.
This is a wonderful thing being done!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I would like to nominate my mom! She is an amazing woman and I didn't fully understand how amazing until I became a mother. She raised me and my 2 siblings on her own. I didn't take for granted all she did I just didn't know any other way. She worked 2 jobs my whole life to support all of us. She made sure we had food, clothes and a roof over our head at all times. Being a mom now I realize how difficult it is even with a helping husband. I can't imagine doing it on my own. Even though we are all grown she somehow always has one of her kids back at the house. My sister who was recently diagnosed with brittle diabetes is back with my mom now and her son as well. It seems as though my mom can never catch a break but it doesn't seem to bother her. She continues to work hard and take care of everyone. She is the best mother ever and I would love for her to win an awesome sign!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 3:26 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I would pick the "We can do hard things" or one of the family rules for her!
I follow Barn Owl on facebook too!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

i follow LMM

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:14 PM , Blogger Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

i twitter LMM

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

I like LMM on face book

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:15 PM , Blogger Michelle Life Buy The Beach said...

i like BOP on face book

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:53 PM , Blogger SuzyQSparkles said...

I'd like to nominate my dear friend Becky, whom has recently become a single Momma of two toddlers (now grade-schoolers). Not only is she an amazing friend and mother, but she is a phenomenal bargain shopper and keeper of financial goals. I truly put her on a pedestal as I watch her make, and achieve, personal, educational and financial goals. Did I mention that she works full time as a Nurse and is going to Medical School to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner... all without incurring new debt AND maintaining a generous emergency fund. She is simply stunning!

I think Becky would enjoy the Custom Family Rules Sign.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 4:57 PM , Blogger SuzyQSparkles said...

I would like to nominate my own Mommy... who pulled herself up by her bootstraps when she was literally on Death's Doorstep so she could raise my brother and I. She had the courage to leave an abusive situation with her children and what fit in the back of a pick-up truck. Then, she endured living with family while saving to buy us a home of our own.

I think she would enjoy the Make A Difference Family Rules sign... she certainly made a difference in my life!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:02 PM , Blogger SuzyQSparkles said...

I would like to nominate my Sister, who was a Single Momma for three whole days... three days she spent in the hospital, when she was 17 years old, holding her precious daughter before she handed her daughter over to an adoptive family. She made the difficult and self-less decision to have a baby while in high-school AND to recognize that while she loves her daughter the best place for her to grow up was in another person's home.

My sister is blessed to have a very open adoption; 14 years later, she still spends time with her daugther each year, more in the role of an Aunt, but her daughter has always had a photo in her bedroom with both her Mom's... her Birth Mother and Adoptive Mother, on either side of her.

I think my Sister is a special kind of single mother... just thinking of her sacrifice makes my heart swell.

I am not sure what item my sister would enjoy most... something funny or touching. Perhaps she would enjoy a city sign with locations of all the places she (and her children) have lived... or maybe there sis something special I'm not thinking of right now.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger SuzyQSparkles said...

I just stopped by BOP on FB and left a comment that I'd been at LMM.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM , Blogger SuzyQSparkles said...

I also follow LMM on Facebook.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Lindsey Kristin said...

I'm a new follower of LMM and as a new New Single Mom Blogger myself would love for you to check out my blog and follow my mommy adventures!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:20 PM , Blogger Lindsey Kristin said...

I liked BOP on facebook

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:21 PM , Blogger Lindsey Kristin said...

Shared this on My Blog

 
At April 11, 2011 at 6:22 PM , Blogger Lindsey Kristin said...

Shared on facebook

 
At April 11, 2011 at 7:38 PM , Anonymous Erin said...

I would like to nominate my mom Sharon Havens. While she didn't raise me and my sisters as a single parent she is now raising my niece as a single "parent". My parents divorced after my dad cheated on her throwing away 25 years of marriage. My youngest sister got pregnant and had my niece a few years after. After about 7 years my sister admitted that shes addicted to drugs. My single mother, struggling to make ends meet, went to court and won custody of my niece when little sis ended up in jail. I think the sign that say "We Can Do Hard Things" would help her to remember on those days when my niece is acting wild that she can do it. I can only imagine how hard it must have been for her to make that decision take on a child after having raised 3 already. My niece had discipline issues and mental issues that my mom has done well at being patient with and trying to help her work through. Mama is one tough cookie and I'm amazed at her strength to be a 50 year old single "parent"

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Erika Inez said...

I would like to nominate my cousin Allyse. Her husband is in the navy and has spent less than 3 months home (not all at once) since his little girl, Kinlee, was born. She is now 15 months and her momma is expecting another babe due in november. The dad missed his first child being born because he was in boot camp and he will miss the next child being born because he is deployed again. Allyse is a loving mother that does all she can to take care of her little girl. Half the time being on the other side of the country, away from all family and friends. He is stationed in VA and their families are all in AZ. So when he is gone (which is most of the time) she is literally all alone. She has been so brave and strong learning how to take care of a baby without anyone's help. She most definitely deserves this little gift :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:03 PM , Blogger Erika Inez said...

I would like to nominate my cousin Allyse. Her husband is in the navy and has spent less than 3 months home (not all at once) since his little girl, Kinlee, was born. She is now 15 months and her momma is expecting another babe due in november. The dad missed his first child being born because he was in boot camp and he will miss the next child being born because he is deployed again. Allyse is a loving mother that does all she can to take care of her little girl. Half the time being on the other side of the country, away from all family and friends. He is stationed in VA and their families are all in AZ. So when he is gone (which is most of the time) she is literally all alone. She has been so brave and strong learning how to take care of a baby without anyone's help. She most definitely deserves this little gift :)

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger miamihoney said...

What a thoughtful contest. I love the idea. I would like to nominate my friend Liana. She is just a fun-loving happy woman who manages to cheer on sporting events, cheer competitions, bake brownies, treasure Dove wrappings, host open house kid-drop off parties and be a true friend to so many people. She doesn't have it easy but she smiles and makes it happen. A real jewel to her two children.
I would get her the Sunshine sign since she loves sunshine and she is always glowing!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 8:11 PM , Blogger miamihoney said...

I follow!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:08 PM , Blogger Cherry Blossoms said...

I am a new mom to a little four month old girl and becoming a mom has been the greatest gift ever especially since I have been motherless, since the age of 11, when my mom passed away due to breast cancer. Motherhood is truly scared and one of the greatest role model jobs we will have no matter what our circumstances are.

What an inspiring comment. Thanks for sharing with your readers!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:11 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I LOVE this idea! I would love to nominate my friend, Candice. She is the beautiful mama of her little 5 year old- Tustin. I have always known her to be a strong girl. She shows her son strength and carries herself with grace and a soft spirit. She is a lover and never has a mean word to say about anyone. I would pick the "Family Rules" sign (also my secret crush sign) as she is about to get married to a wonderful man who loves her and her son very much.

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:14 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I follow Barn Owl Primitives on FB!!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I follow Barn Owl Primitives on TWITTER!!!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:15 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I left Barn Owl Primitives on a comment on FB!!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I follow LMM and LOVE your blog!!!!!

 
At April 11, 2011 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Courtney said...

I FB'd about Barn Owl Primitives and Little Miss Momma's blog on my FB!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 5:26 AM , Blogger Sami said...

I would like to nominate my own mother, Janet Weller, who raised three children as a single mother after her first husband left her to alcoholism and her second committed suicide. My mother has never showed us a glimpse of how much she may have suffered through these losses, she only showed us love and happiness. My mother is the strongest, most creative, and hardworking mother around. Although I fear to struggle financially and emotionally in my own life with my own children some day as I secretly knew my mother did, I aspire to be like her every moment. Love your momma everyday :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

What a great giveaway! I believe that being a single mom has to be the hardest job! I am nominating my fabulous single mommy friend Desiree. She is raising 2 beautiful girls on her own in California, back in school for nursing and working a lot. I know she works so hard and has lots of stress, but still seems to find time for her girls. I do not know how she does it. I really admire her strength. I'd love for her to have the Keep Calm have a Cupcake!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 7:44 AM , Blogger Sarah said...

I am a FB fan!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:16 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I would like to nominate my wonderful Momma. She has given up so much to take care of her 5 kids. She has an inner strength that amazes me every day. I don't want to write a whole book so I'll just say that I am so thankful for the sacrifices she made for me and continues to make and the wonderful example of what being a mother is all about. I would love for her to have the Fruit of the Spirit sign.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:20 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I like BOP on Facebook.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:21 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I follow LMM and I love this idea for the giveaway.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:29 PM , Blogger Jen said...

I shared on facebook. Thanks for the chance to win this for my momma!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 12:32 PM , Blogger Nicole said...

I nominate my friend Kelsey. She's mom to a big 5 year old boy, Kayden, and I'm in awe of her strength and willpower to be a good mom, especially when most of her friends are still single and going out and having fun all the time. She's having fun, just in different ways now! I'd get her the "You are my sunshine" print because that was my favorite song growing up and my mom still sings it to me.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 2:19 PM , Blogger Dani said...

I'm a single momma...can I nominate myself! I just had a sweet baby in August and my husband left me in November.

Life is not as I planned by far but my little lady and I are making the best of it!!

http://danirousseau.blogspot.com/

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:12 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

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At April 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

1. My momma is the best momma in the world! She left an emotionally abusive life to make things better for myself and my two brothers. Not only is she a wonderful mother, but she is the most kind hearted and generous person I know. My very giving grandparents were in awe of how she befriended an elderly man several years ago who lived in filth and poverty. She took care of him, made his conditions better, and was like the daughter he never had until the very end. She has worked with the mentally retarded for almost 20 years now. Her job is very stressful but she loves every minute of it. She makes friends with all of those she helps care for. She is the most amazing person I know and my greatest role model.

I would definitely surprise her with the You Are My Sunshine sign.

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:13 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

2. I LIKED Barn Owl Primitives on facebook and left them a comment telling them I found them via LMM!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:14 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

3. I follow Barn Owl's Tweets :)

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

4. I am following LMM!

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:15 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

5. I blogged. http://khagbergg.blogspot.com/

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:16 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

6. I facebooked.
http://facebook.com/katyhagberg

 
At April 12, 2011 at 3:18 PM , Blogger KaitlynMarie said...

7. I tweeted. http://twitter.com/#!/khagbergg

 
At April 13, 2011 at 5:59 PM , Blogger Cheyenne said...

as a mama of two beautiful little girls, and facing a divorce, and scared and hopeful all at the same time, reading all of these stories gives me strength. Thank you for putting together something to remember that mama's don't need significant others to make them special and strong, that their children aren't going to be warped because they were raised by one person... that mama's CAN rock on their own.

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:56 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I would choose the You Are My Sunshine Sign Typography Word Art in Chocolate Brown with Blue Accent for my cousin who is a single mama!
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:57 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I follow you on twitter @anashct
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
Thank you kindly.
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

 
At April 13, 2011 at 8:58 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/58377780638924800
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

 
At April 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Anash said...

I blogged your giveaway: http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/04/barn-owl-giveaway.html
anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com
Thanks!!

 
At April 15, 2011 at 6:09 PM , Blogger Tara said...

My mom deserves to win because she's not only a single mom but my hero.

She taught me to never be afraid of anything and that I could try and succeed at anything I wanted.

She never once slowed down, putting herself through college when I was just 4, and making a fabulous life for us.

I never once knew that life was better with two parents. For me there is no such thing.

I do hope my mom gets this because she deserves so much back for being the most amazing friend a girl could ever have.

Love you mom.

AND-the shop was closed but looking through the sold items...
I believe my momma would love the "We can do hard things" sign because we certainly can and have!

Thanks lady! Beautiful pics of you and your momma also, btw.

 
At April 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Tara said...

Oh and of course I follow you.

 
At April 15, 2011 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Tara said...

And I also just "liked" Barn Owl's FB page!

 
At April 15, 2011 at 7:08 PM , Blogger LindseyP484 said...

I would like to nominate my mother. My father suddenly passed away when I was 9, leaving my mom a single mother to me and my 17 year old brother & my 18 year old sister. It was the summer before my sister went to college, and the following year my brother joined the Navy. My mom also took over the family business that my dad started. As if that wasn't enough, a few years later she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Through all of this she never once felt sorry for herself, and just kept trudging on, leading as a wonderful example for the three of us! I'm so fortunate to have her as my mother, my boss (at one time), my teacher, and most of all my best friend. We now live in eachother's backyards, and talk or see eachother daily. I would choose the "You Are My Sunshine" sign for her, because she's always loved Sunshines! Everytime we would travel, she would buy one. Now she takes my 1 year old son around the house while he points out sunshines, she helps him identify "sunshine's noooose" and "sunshine's eeeeeyes" :) She would love a red one, too. Her favorite color is not red, it's "beautiful red." Thank you for this opportunity!

 
At April 15, 2011 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I would like to nominate my best friend from high school, Robin. Robin is a single mom to triplets, not by choice, but by tragedy. When her daughters were 15 months old, her husband was killed in an automobile accident. She has struggled financially and emotionally with raising these girls and is doing a great job. Her daughter, Caitlyn, was born with spina bifida and has endured dozens of surgeries. Her daughter Bailey, was born with a hole in her heart and had to have surgery to repair it. Her daughter, Alexis, was attacked by the family dog and has had to have plastic surgery to minimize the scars on her face. Robin has taken each of these girls, to all of their doctors' appointments. She has held their hands and stayed strong during all of these scary times. She's an amazingly strong lady. I'm truly proud of her. Who would have thought, when I met her 27 years ago, that between us, we would have 5 beautiful daughters and that she would be an incredible mother to three, by herself! It just doesn't seem fair. Yet, I've NEVER heard her complain.

 
At April 15, 2011 at 7:11 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I follow LMM

 
At April 15, 2011 at 7:12 PM , Blogger Shannon said...

I follow BOP on facebook (and LOVE all she does)

 
At April 16, 2011 at 8:02 AM , Blogger Kara said...

I would give it to my friend Kristen who is raising six by herself and doing it beautifully. I think I'd go with Stay Calm Have a Cupcake.

 
At April 16, 2011 at 7:42 PM , Blogger Barry and Rena said...

I'd like to nominate my mother in law, who has so graciously welcomed me into the family and does so much for us! She is the best!! My favorite is the "Stay calm, have a cupcake" sign because who can resist a cupcake! Especially on a hard day :)

 
At April 16, 2011 at 9:17 PM , Blogger Kate said...

I would like to nominate my sister-in-law, Ashley aka mama to beautiful Emma. Ironically, she just moved out of my MIL's house and into her own apartment. She did this all on her own & it would be perfect timing for her to win some cute decor'. She is a great mom, works her tail off as a hairdresser. My fave is the "keep calm and carry on" or the "you are my sunshine," or errr gessh, they are all too cute. <3

kate.adcock@mac.com

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:18 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

What a wonderful idea! The first single momma that I'd like to nominate, would be my best friend. Shortly after she found out she was expecting her beautiful daughter, her husband left her. And she found out he was also expecting another baby. Who ended up being 5 months older than my friend's daughter. Then on the day that she went into labor, she was hit by a drunk driver. For the last 6 months, my friend and her daughter have fought for their lives. And my friend's divorce was finalized. The baby's father has never gone to see her. And Baby C is in bad shape. Most likely, she is not going to make it. My friend has been a trooper. Right there with her little girl. Trying to make her feel love, safety, and faith. I'd like for her to receive the "You are my Sunshine" sign. She needs a little something positive in her life.

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:23 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

The second wonderful single momma I'd like to nominate is my friend Steph. She's dealt with so much since she became pregnant. Her daughter's father left them, and not long after her daughter was born, her mom unexpectedly, and very suddenly was killed. Steph has done a wonderful job, just trying to make her little girl feel safe. She was a momma that lost her job. And was willing to do anything to provide for her daughter. For almost 2 years, she delivered newspapers, cooked meals for other people, cleaned houses, washed cars, watched kids, anything to earn some money. And through it all, her little girl has always been #1! She is an amazing woman. Doing it all on her own. Her family lives across the country, and her only sibling is in the military. Fighting for our country. Steph definitely deserves the "Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake" sign. Because through all of this, she still somehow finds a way to take her little one to the zoo, library, and the park. :)

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:29 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

And the thrid single momma that I'd like to nominate, is a co-worker and friend of mine. I actually knew her husband. We went to college together. And one day, I got a desperate call from her. Honestly, I hadn't seen her in a few years. As it turns out, she was in a desperate place. Trying to find safety for her and her 4 small kids. At the time, they were all under 4. Her youngest, just weeks old! Her husband had been abusing the entire family. And Dawn was looking for a way to bring peace, safety, and love to her kids. A few of us were able to immediately help her move out. And the following months, were just so difficult. Her children were suffering from this horrible situation that they had been in. But Dawn sheltered them. Held them. Loved them. She went to court. She fought for her kids. In every way that she could. She fought. It's been about 15 months. And Dawn has made a safe home for her kids. Helped them deal with the past. And helped them to feel the safety they had previously lacked. She is so strong. A true hero to me. Someone that sacrificed it all, and stood up for her kids. For Dawn, I think the sign, "We can do Hard Things" just sums up her spirit. She can do hard things. She has lived through them. And survived.

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:30 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

I "liked" BOP on FB and commented.

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:30 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

I'm following BOP on twitter. (@SingNightingale)

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:31 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

I follow LMM.

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:34 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

I posted on twitter. http://twitter.com/SingNightingale/status/59549969392218112

 
At April 17, 2011 at 2:34 AM , Blogger ♥Lola said...

And I blogged. http://sweetnightingaleplays.blogspot.com/2011/04/barn-owl-primitives-giveaway.html

 
At April 18, 2011 at 9:14 AM , Blogger Nicole said...

I follow LMM also:)

 
At April 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Blogger The Balch Bunch said...

She isn't a 'single' mom anymore but was for a long time. She is the most caring loving most wonderful example of a mom to her two little girls! Christi Reeder.

 
At April 18, 2011 at 10:15 AM , Blogger The Balch Bunch said...

i like BOP on FB

 
At April 18, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Blogger The Balch Bunch said...

i am a follower of LMM

 
At April 18, 2011 at 1:14 PM , Blogger Lis said...

Just wanted to comment how much I LOVE the products shown. I cannot wait for the shop to be reopened to purchase something!

 
At April 18, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger So Cal Family said...

I like BOP on FB

 
At April 18, 2011 at 1:58 PM , Blogger So Cal Family said...

Follower of LMM

 
At April 18, 2011 at 1:59 PM , Blogger So Cal Family said...

My mom is the most amazing single mother. She raised my brother and I while working full time in the AIrForce and serving our country. She taught us morals, values, loyalty, work ethic and integrity. I'd love to suprise her with a sign!!

 

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