At the last minute, I’ve decided to join the A to Z April Blogging challenge. And since it’s the first, it seems appropriate to start with A.
So today, I’m blogging about acknowledgment.
It’s one of those truths universally acknowledged that mothers work put in long, thankless years of selfless service. Realistically, I think all mothers realize we’re not getting thank you notes for every diaper we change. We’re not going to get a lot of notice for every sandwich we make, every nose or bottom we wipe, or every hour of sleep we sacrifice. We don’t get into motherhood for career advancement or acknowledgment.
But we still need it. And sometimes only other mothers can give that recognition and validation. But we all need something a little different. So, what do you want acknowledged? Let’s talk in the comments!
Completely unrelated, but also beginning with A—our giveaway! Living in a dry environment, we use a prodigious amount of quality lotions, especially for our kids. Our doctor recommends Aquaphor pretty much every time we go in for one skin problem or another. (Last time it was Rachel’s rough, dry knees. What can I say? She’s a crawler!)
And today, I have a tube of Aquaphor® Baby Healing Ointment for one lucky reader! Use this entry form (UPDATE: link fixed!) by midnight, Saturday, 2 April 2011, and I’ll choose one entry at random to win (as long as it’s still Saturday somewhere in the world, you’re in! One entry per person, please). Winners announced Monday. (Probably.)
Aquaphor describes it like this:
A favorite of both celebrity moms like Kimora Lee Simmons and the mom next door, Aquaphor® Baby Healing Ointment is the one-stop product for all of babies’ skincare needs. From cradle cap to eczema, diaper rash to minor cuts and scrapes, its dermatologist- and pediatrician-recommended formula restores your little one’s smooth, healthy skin.
Aquaphor® Baby Healing Ointment with SPF 15 carries a suggested retail price for $7.99 for a 3oz tube or $16.99 for a 4oz jar. Unless, of course, you win it here.
Consider it an early birthday present from me to you.
Photos by Christine & David Schmitt and Aquaphor