Thursday, 3 April 2014

Tesco Mum Of The Year Awards

Last week I went to the Mum Of The Year Awards at the Savoy Hotel. Get me. The whole day started off a bit awkward because the lovely people at Hyundai sent a special car for me which was logo'd up with "Mum Of The Year". When we pulled up to the Savoy, the crowd waiting to catch a glimpse of the celebrities and the winners, obviously mistook me for one of the winning mums and clapped when I got out of the car. Instead of standing there and taking a Rocky moment, I scarpered over the red carpet and practically fell into the hotel entrance. Classy as always.

The reception drinks before the awards was lots of fun and I had a fab game of Selfie Bingo with a couple of my bloggy friends and some friendly celebs. Although being a good bit of fun, the real deal came when the awards started and I quickly realised that there clearly are some amazing women out there who don't spend their time mucking about like me.

Every so often over the past week when I've been moaning about the dishwasher not working or who used the last bit of loo roll, I've taken a step back and thought about the mums at the awards. These women are so inspirational. Each one is making their mark by devoting their time selflessly and bravely.

You can read all about the winners here:

I was fortunate to be invited to the awards and I hope my little contribution helps. Please take the time to have a read about the winners and perhaps, if you have a minute, tweet about their causes.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Tesco Mum Of The Year - Diana Golding

I'm pretty thrilled that I've been asked to blog again for Tesco Mum Of The Year. I get to go to the event which is AWESOME because it's so emotional and inspirational plus I get to wear a nice frock and get out of taking my kids swimming. Mainly I'm chuffed because I get to meet the amazing women who win the award. It's fantastic to see women who dedicate themselves to supporting and promoting causes - balancing their work with being a mum.

The winner this year who has really struck a chord with me is Diana Golding. Not only because Diana is from where I am (yay up North!) but because she has dedicated years to women's and girl's football. This is a matter close to my heart, as any of you who have read about my daughter will understand. Especially when it comes to girls body image and self-esteem.

Diana is Chair of Bury Ladies and Girls Football Club where thousands of girls have benefited from her encouragement and expertise. She has taken the club from strength to strength, having written to local companies and the council to raise funds. She has even received a grant from Sport England.

Her dedication and hard work has given girls the opportunity to play football, which Diana believes boosts their confidence and self-esteem. The girls feel that they are part of a team, which encourages and supports them. It gives them a sense of belonging and positivity about their image.

Diana says "The future is looking bright for women's football, but there's still much more to be done."
I'm betting Diana will make sure that happens.

Read more about the Tesco Mum Of The Year winners here:

Sunday, 24 November 2013

New Blog

If you've found me from my post on Scary Mommy which is Blurred (Gender) Lines, then you might enjoy my new blog which is called Let Kids Be. You can find it here:

Many thanks x