Being a mom is one of the toughest jobs on the planet!  It’s almost like being a secret service agent for the President, but instead of protecting the President of the United States, you are protecting your offspring, some of the most precious little human beings in your life.

Until you have become a mom, you never understand what moms go through in a day, week or a lifetime.  You gain a new appreciation for your mom and realize how truly magnificent she really was or is.  You look back and remember those “Magnificent Mom Moments” and those are the moments that will remain in your memory and put a smile on your face.

I’m not an expert by any means when it comes to being a mom and all I can hope for is that I do my best for my girls.  I hope that I  love them enough, teach them enough and care for them and protect enough.  And, when I have one of those “I just kicked booty as a mom” moments, I hope that I’m not the only one that notices.

*This post was inspired by Ziploc, check out their ideas and recipes for quick and easy ways to get more out of the things you do for your family every day. They want to hear from YOU so visit them on Facebook and share your own magnificent moments with them.

How would you like to win a backpack full of really cool items for your child to go back to school with this 2010-2011 school year?  Below is a list of everything you will win in this back to school backpack giveaway:

  • ClassWish.org $25 Credit
  • DreamSakes 20 Free Artwork Scans
  • Arizona Kidz drinks
  • PopChips a variety pack of PopChips & variety of coupons.
  • Leapfrog Tag Reader with book set and US map, OR a LeapFrog
    Explorer with 2 games! (Penguins of Madagascar and Toy Story 3)
  • Stoneyfield Yo-Kids
  • RoseArt glitter markers, dry erase board, and fun Color Blanks.
  • Carolina Pad variety of notebooks, folders, and binders
  • Orange Circle Studios a “Do it all” planner & a family calendar.
  • BitDefender security software for your PC.
  • E is for Ethics Book by Simon & Schuster
  • Sun and Earth Cleaning Products Samples
  • Dolphin Chips (Human body and Facts to Annoy Your Teacher)
  • FamZoo  year long membership
  • Fox Entertainments both Diary of a Wimpy Kid  DVD
  • Stoneyfield Farms coupons, awesome recycled plastic storage containers, & a few other surprises!
  • Silver Dolphin added the “Human Body” book, and “Facts to Annoy your Teacher” books.

and more to come!  I will add as they arrive:)

Win it!

One lucky winner will win  all of the items listed above ($300 value).  The winner will be notified via email and will need to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

Entry Requirements

To enter for a chance to win, tell me about a magnificent mom moment you have had  yourself or something magnificent your mom has done.

For Extra Entries:

1.  Submit a review of Detroit Mommies.  Review (here).  Come back and leave a comment here that you completed review.

2.  Share this contest on Twitter and/or Facebook.  Copy and paste:  Win backpack full of goodies worth $300 @DetroitMommies https://wp.me/pGVE2-1BJ

The Fine Print

No purchase necessary to enter. Winner will be selected randomly through https://random.org. Detroit Mommies writers and contributors are ineligible to participate. Entries that do not follow all of the entry requirements will not be considered. Detroit Mommies is not responsible products shipped from outside vendors or sponsors.  Open to participants in the US and Canada 18 years and older. Contest ends  at 09/10/2010 11:59:59 p.m. EST.

This event is sponsored by Ziploc Brand and Fox  as well as other brands that have contributed to filling the backpack!  Enter to win a backpack filled with over $300 worth of back to school merchandise.  Please visit FillTheBackPack.com for more Information, The Dream Classroom Contest, Contest Rules, Our Sponsors and the list of Participating Brands!

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Timestamp: 2010-09-13 21:49:11 UTC

Winner:  Debbie7875

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Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.
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Karine Traverse
10 years ago

My mother is an all around magnificent mom! She raised both my sister and I as a single mom, working to support us and getting us everything we needed or wanted. She has been there whenever I needed her and is my only true best friend.

evelyn goettner
evelyn goettner
10 years ago

I submitted a review.
egoettner@yahoo.com

Carolsue
10 years ago

My Mom has to be the best ever! After all, she put up with all of us for 18+ years! She worked so we could do a lot of things we wanted, yet instilled in us a healthy respect for money. We were all given the choice of going to college, but she was proud of those of us who didn’t. She trusted us to make the right decisions and we usually did. And now she’s the best Grandmother ever!
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Cynthia R
10 years ago

my mom helped with all homework assignments, over the summer we had homework assignments, she limited tv, we had chores, strict allowances. at the time it drove me crazy but she really wanted to raise two responsible self sufficent adults, now she spoils us! I love my mom

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago
evelyn goettner
evelyn goettner
10 years ago
evelyn goettner
evelyn goettner
10 years ago
evelyn goettner
evelyn goettner
10 years ago

My magnificent mom moment was when I dropped my son off for his first day of kindergarten and held back my tears. I knew if he saw me crying he wouldn’t want me to leave him and he’d be scared. egoettner@yahoo.com

Patti hess
Patti hess
10 years ago

my mom is the Magnificent Mom…for one reason…I was about 5 years old and we were riding a two wheel bike…she kept telling me NOT to put my foot in the spokes of the bike but I wanted to find out what would happen if i did…well i did put my foot in the spokes and my dad didn’t want to take me to the hospital so, my Mom stated up with me all right and nurse me through the pain and all! She never yelled at me for it. She just asked if I hd learned my lesson and yes I had

pattifritz2000 at yahoo dot com
thanks

Laura
Laura
10 years ago

my mom raised me alone while also caring for her elderly parents and sister who has downs syndrome. she will always be my hero

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago
hollowsins
10 years ago

I homeschooled my boys for the past 4 years.I was able to get my youngest reading at 4 times the normal level for his age..thats magnificent to me

Talitha
Talitha
10 years ago

My mom is magnificent for having raised 4 kids and surviving 6 strokes.

Shawna OBrien
Shawna OBrien
10 years ago

My Magnificent Mom Moment is that I have been successfully teaching my 3 year old how to independently drink from a cup. My son is special needs, so this is no easy task. All though he is not independent yet, he is holding his cup and drinking from it it with some assistance. I’m making sure that his teacher and his grandma and his daddy all have him hold his own cup, so we are all on the same page so that he can learn to do it independently. After this, we will work on using a spoon to feed himself independently. It is such a wonderfully rewarding feeling to know that my son is learning all that he can.

Erica Best
Erica Best
10 years ago

My Mom is magnificent because she lost her husband of 37 and she is still a great mom.

Debbie7875
Debbie7875
10 years ago
Melissa P. @Mel4Him
10 years ago
Melissa P. @Mel4Him
10 years ago
Melissa P. @Mel4Him
10 years ago

One of my Magnificent mom moments was when I found out that my son had been placed in the Gifted and Talented program in school for 3rd Grade. I am so proud of him.

Mel4Him777{at}gmail{dot}com

Christina Anne D.
Christina Anne D.
10 years ago

I tweeted about your giveaway on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wowtotweet/status/22944776681

annejk112233(at)yahoo(dot)com

Christina Anne D.
Christina Anne D.
10 years ago

I shared about this on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1084803569&v=wall&story_fbid=148923831796877
annejk112233@yahoo(dot)com

Debbie7875
Debbie7875
10 years ago
Debbie7875
Debbie7875
10 years ago

My magnificent Mom moment…having a daughter of my own and going through a lot of the same issues my Mom and I went through together during the teenage years…my Mom used to say back then, just you wait and see when you have your own kids…:) Boy, do I know what she means now!!! That is my magnificent Mom moment!!! You warned me Mom!!

adrian
adrian
10 years ago

My mom is a cancer survivor.

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago
Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1152776004

Hello! I shared again on Facebook (Angela Akinniyi)

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago
Patricia A
Patricia A
10 years ago
Patricia A
Patricia A
10 years ago

My mother is magnificent – My dad was an abusive alcoholic. He was very stingy with money, so my mom actually would make crafts and then sell them at craft shows to get spending money. She would then use that money on Christmas gifts or school clothes for us. She eventually got a divorce but endured that 20 year marriage before doing so. She is the strongest woman I know.

Andrea H
10 years ago

When I was pregnant with my youngest son my mother took leave from her job to come take care of my older son. He was 2 at the time and was a real handful. She cooked, cleaned and kept the household going while I was on bedrest. She is a magnificent mom!

Andrea H
10 years ago

My mom took leave from her job when I was pregnant with my second child to come take care of my older child because I was on bedrest. She is such a wonderful mother and I wouldn’t trade her for the world!

Christina Anne D.
Christina Anne D.
10 years ago

something magnificent my mom did: Always being there for me and taking my numerous phone calls when I was far away from her and just being such a sweetheart. annejk112233@yahoo(dot)com

Sarah Hirsch
Sarah Hirsch
10 years ago

I have a magnificent mommy anytime my child comes to me, unprompted, and says, “I love you.”

HappyMomC
HappyMomC
10 years ago
HappyMomC
HappyMomC
10 years ago

I was in the second grade and I forgot about my craft project…I remembered it just before going to bed before school started the next day. I was very miserable, my Mom told me that I should go to bed and not be worried about it. The next morning I woke up and there next to me was the most pretty cloth doll that my Mom made! That is just one of the magnificent Mom moments in my life…I don’t think I’d have enough space to share them all! Love your blog!

Eloise Carlson
10 years ago

Shared this giveaway on my Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/#!/eloise.carlson

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Eloise Carlson
10 years ago

I tweeted:
https://twitter.com/furygirl3132/status/22803793001

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Eloise Carlson
10 years ago

My Magnificent Mom moments seem to come everyday when my little one sees me first thing in the morning and tells me that she loves me. That is not only a great moment for me but one for her as well. Also when either one of my girls are sick, have to go to the doctor and get their shots, or simply falling down in the driveway or on the sidewalk and they come to me for comfort, those are all Magnificent Mom moments. Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway!

Eloise
furygirl3132[at]comcast[dot]net

Angie B.
10 years ago

I was extremely proud of my 10-year-old son a few weeks ago while we were riding in the car and he asked me if I’d risk my life to save someone else. I really didn’t know what to say so I said it all depended on the situation. He then said that he’d risk his life for anyone, even a stranger. This made me so proud that I have a son who thinks about others, probably even more than I do.

Mary
10 years ago

I’m proud of MY magnificent mom for going back to school at the age of 60 to pursue her dreams. She was magnificent for the first 60 years of her life and I can’t wait to see what the next 60 (hopefully!) years will bring!

mcbrady 13 at hotmail dot com

Katie
Katie
10 years ago

My daughter and I participated in a mother-daughter book group last year, and one of the activities involved telling everyone what you liked best about your mom/daughter. I was really happy when my daughter said that she could talk to me about anything. 🙂

Jessie C.
Jessie C.
10 years ago

Facebooked@tcarolinep JessieKatie S

Jessie C.
Jessie C.
10 years ago
Jessie C.
Jessie C.
10 years ago

I’m proud whenever kids well behaved and with good manners. DD hold the door in the bookstore for the elder, that made me so happy and proud.

mara
mara
10 years ago

I am a magnificant mom. I am a michigan mommy who cares for my almost 2 year old son and helps run a business with my hubby. it’s hard work to “do it all” but this is what I wanted and I’m doing it.

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago

https://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1152776004

I posted on my facebook page too:

Angela Akinniyi

Angela A
Angela A
10 years ago

https://twitter.com/OneTwoMany/status/22730211441

I’ve tweeted @Onetwomany
I will be tweeting too at the party tonight. 😉