Beauty by Example: My Mom

May 4, 2012

Mother’s Day is quickly approaching (in case if you haven’t noticed lately..) and it’s really got me thinking about my mom.

I love love love my mom – and admire her for all the great things that she has taught me while I was growing up.


She’s the reason I went to college – The reason I made sure that I had a career that I would be able to support myself on should I ever be in the situation that she was in – two kids, and very little to no fatherly/spousal support.

BUT.  We also butt heads.

I was, well… a brat growing up. a really big brat.

Ok, ok… I was an angel – really – but I had bad influences as friends (who I also love) but they literally taught me things to say in retaliation to my mom when she asked me to do stuff (aka chores). So, naturally we grew apart.


Her and I really get along great when we’re together for short periods of time – but we could not live together again.  And we both respect that about each other.

We’re Polar opposites.


When my mom and I shop together – she picks out what I consider to be the most hideous things to wear… like, brightly colored red/purple/turquoise wind jackets.  And I pick out the most hideous things to her, like ruffled shirts.

But I love her. 

She will do anything, for anyone.  She would literally give the shirt off her back to someone who needed it, and I love that about her.  She is the most generous, caring, and giving person I know.  I am constantly telling her that I don’t NEED the stuff that she is offering me, but she loves to give.

She has a super serving heart – and I think that is the most beautiful part about her.

What about Your Mom?

Does your mom show Beauty by Example?

In honor of Mother’s Day, Olay has started a section on their Facebook Page dedicated to show tribute to your mom and how she shows Beauty by Example.

For every person who signs the declaration, P&G will donate one ounce of Olay product (up to one million ounces) to Look Good, Feel Better – a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life to women undergoing cancer treatment.

To help inspire you? I’ve got a giveaway!

Win It!!!!

One lucky reader will win this prize package from Olay (products may vary slightly, but this is a good general idea!)DSC03424

How To Enter:

Mandatory Entry: Leave a relevant comment:
Some Ideas: Tell me about what you love about your mom; what you’re doing for your mom for Mother’s Day; A random (relevant) comment about my post.

Then: Fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

Be sure to come back each day for extra entries!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Rules: You do not have to be a blogger to enter/win. An email address is required to enter. The winner will be chosen randomly through Rafflecopter and contacted via email. A reply to the winning email is required within 48 hours before a new winner is chosen. One person entering per household please. US ONLY please.

This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on May 11th, 2012.

I received samples and other forms of compensation as part of this Olay promotion through The Motherhood.


  1. Jennifer Hedden says:

    This is a great giveaway! Thank you! I love my mom so much! She is the sweetest person I know. She is my best friend!

  2. What a great give back offer from Olay. I love my mother very much but like you we get along wonderful in small doses. This is a wonderful giveaway I found it trying to comment on a non giveaway post lol
    Gladys P
    sps1113 at yahoo dot com

  3. Stephanie says:

    i wanna win this for my mom

  4. Carolyn Ann Colley (Griffith, Smith) says:

    Wow, this is really nice. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I could not find the declaration page

  5. That is so wonderful! I feel sorry for the ones that don’t have a relationship with their mom. They are missing out on some precious time and memories.You see few people have a relationship like I had with my mom.We we not just mother and daughter. God also gave me a best friend! We would not talk to each other on sunday morning before church and have the very same outfit on when we got to church. LOL Anyone who new my mother knew she was a clothes horse! LOL So to have the same outfit on was very funny. One of my daughters friends thought we were twins because see would see us in the same outfits at different times.LOL I am drawn to the scripture Proverbs 31 that speaks of ” Her children shall rise up and call her blessed”. She was a remarkable woman and taught me many treasured things in my life, as well as others. I am so honored that God choose me to be her daughter. She taught me to be a child of God and I was God’s daughter, and to humble myself to Him always. As I come in rags, let me be worthy to be in God’s site and once again be reunited with my mother and friend. It has been 5 long years!

  6. Liz Terek says:

    That’s beautiful. My mom has the most beautiful, flawless skin I’ve ever seen. She doesn’t look 1 day of her 65 years.

  7. Vickie Couturier says:

    You are lucky to still have your Mom,my passed this past year an this will be the first Mothers day without her

  8. Eileen says:

    My mother is a saint! Raising 9 kids and dealing with abuse and such adversity at a time when things were so hush, she came out of it all a strong and confident woman. To have a role model like this has been a gift! Women have come such a long way but there is much more to teach. She is a voice among the still hushed. My mom has been through so many worries and the lines on her face are just testimony to her strength. She is beautiful inside and out!

  9. Shelby Roberts says:

    I love skin c are products!

  10. Kelly D says:

    This giveaway has many useful products- I would share with my mom!

  11. great products thank you my mom would love this

  12. I’m glad Olay is suing this opportunity to help women everywhere.

  13. Wanda McHenry says:

    My mom has always been an inspiration to me. She has always taught me to give to others even if I didn’t have the best things. As far as her skin, she has never used soap her whole life. She uses Pond’s Cold Cream to clean her face and at the ripe age of 72 she hardly has a wrinkle. I sort have took on that regimen, but I now use Olay Regenerist for my daily skin care.

  14. This is wonderful. I love Mother’s Day. Thanks.

  15. Ann K. says:

    My mom would love products from Olay! She has me using them, too.

  16. Randi S says:

    Great giveaway! Thanks so much for the chance!!

  17. Tina Rath says:

    Olay products make all Mothers feel beautiful and are affordable to most. My Mother died 38 years ago and never had the opportunity to use these great products that I use as does my beautiful daughter who is a mother herself.

  18. Joe Lee says:

    My mom hasn’t been there much. When I was young all she did was work and go to school. I tried everything to get her attention, when I got older I probably did some bad things to get her attention. Now I have grown up and am ok with her not wanting to be there, I realize its her choice and not my fault. I can’t wait until Fathers Day!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway, I love Olay stuff!

  20. That was nice. I dont have a good relationship with my mom,looks like i will be rethinking that this year

  21. Holly Hook says:

    I love Olay’s moisturizers!

  22. Hollie A. says:

    I am so grateful for the mother I have, she loves to spend time with her children and grandchildren. `My mom and I are going to a painting party and we will paint a picture together! Should be a lot of fun and laughs.

  23. Anja M. says:

    Thanks so much for this great giveaway. I would love to use these products.

  24. Leann Lindeman says:

    My mother is great!! She is 80 now. So I am taking care of her!

  25. Stacey B says:

    Lots of great products in this! Would be a perfect M-Day gift

  26. Jenny Lloyd says:

    my mom is my best friend, always there for me and loves me unconditionally.

  27. My mother has been gone 4 years now and she was 92 when she died.. I miss her but I am thankful for her wonderful example of motherhood, being a wife, being a lady, and being a wonderful Christian lady she was. And she had lovely skin until the end. 🙂 She used Olay pink liquid on her face regularly. Just the original Olay lotion.

  28. Christie Kammerer says:

    what a great little gift package for a vacation 🙂

  29. Amanda Hoffman says:

    i would love to win this. i cant wait til sunday. i think im going to the park with my mom and family and its my first mothers day as a mother!

  30. I’d love to win this package of goodies. The love I have for my mom can’t be put into words.She’s the best! She helped my sister and I when we had hodgkins lymphoma.The love,care and support was awesome.On Mother’s Day we go to the cemetary to visit my grandma. Then me,my mom,my daughter,my sisters and my 2 neices go to my sister’s house for lunch and just hang out.Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. My grandmother used Olay products for I am not sure how many years. She is in her late 80’s and her skin is so baby soft its incredible! I would love to give this to her for Mother’s Day. It would make her day!

  32. Alicia Zirjacks says:

    I love Olay products especially the body wash. It smells great

  33. My mom & Grandmom are both passed on & I do not live close to where they lay. Similarly my sons live in 2 different states, so I hope I get phone calls from each & get to talk to my little grandsons.

  34. Jamie Brigham says:

    I love Olay body products. I am a beauty care fanatic and would love to win this especially for the Olay,I am trying to keep/get my skin back to it’s normal soft feeling and the winter time really did a number on it.

  35. Erin Rok says:

    My favorite Olay products are the Beauty Bars! I love the way they make my skin feel after using them 🙂

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  37. This would be a great gift for Mom’s day. I’ve been using cover girl/olay makeup and love it. <3

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