Tell Us Why You are “Not” Mom of the Year!

It’s Monday, July 12th and I am so excited that today has finally arrived!  It’s time to officially kick off the “Not Mom of the Year” contest that I’m hosting with Life Without Pink!

In case you missed the details, you can get the full scoop here. Otherwise, get ready to enter our contest for the chance to win the title of “Not Mom of the Year” and a $150 gift card to Novica!

Contest Rules:

*First and foremost, this contest is JUST FOR FUN.  We cannot stress this point enough.  Let’s face it…we all do things as moms that make us less than perfect in the parenting department, but that does NOT mean that we are doing anything wrong or that we aren’t good mothers to our children.  We ask that while reading/viewing the contest entries, that you be respectful of each and every person who enters.  This is NOT a free-for-all for you to criticize anyone’s parenting skills just because they are different from your own.  If you read a post or watch a vlog and do not like what the author has to say, please just leave the blog and refrain from leaving her any negative comments.  We do not want anyone to feel judged or inadequate in any way, shape, or form. Again, THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUN!

*Only serious contestants need apply for the coveted title of “Not Mom of the Year.”  The winner will be expected to adhere to strict guidelines while she holds the title, which include but may or may not be limited to the following:

1. The winner agrees not to change or monkey at all with the behavior which earned her the title in the first place.  If the judges (Mary and Tina) get wind of any shady business going on in her household, such as cheerios being picked up off the floor, laundry being folded, etc., then they reserve the right to revoke her title and pass it on to the runner up.

2. If at any point during her reign, Miss “Not Mom of the Year” decides that she is unable or unwilling to uphold her duties, then she must notify Mary and Tina at once and forfeit her title, which will then inevitably be passed on to the runner up.

3. Miss “Not Mom of the Year” must agree to proudly display her award badge on her blog for the entire duration of her title-ship. If at any point she becomes ashamed or embarrassed by the title, then she agrees to step down from her position.

How To Enter:

Ok…now that you know the rules, it’s time to grab our button, which I cannot get to paste correctly onto my sidebar, so head on over to Life Without Pink and grab it from her blog since she seems to have her shit together better than I do!

After you have our button, write your own post, or record your own vlog, and link up with us below!  Be creative, original, and super-honest!

The McLinky will be up through this Friday, July 16th. Tina and I will then pick 5 finalists from the entries and they will be announced on Monday, July 19th, and voting for the winner will begin!

We cannot WAIT to hear why you deserve to be “Not Mom of the Year!”


  1. 1

    OMG are our kids related? You just described my 4 yr old – he lives on fishes and peanut butter sandwiches and like you I DONT CARE!! Great vlog! Ok I think I was saying “vlog” all wrong, haha. I told you I was a newbie at this. Great job – whoo hoo can’t wait to read the rest!

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    Miranda says:

    I don’t think y’all know how excited I am to write this post. I’m so excited I might not nap when J does. But then that would make me mom of the year and not NOT mom of the year, so IDK about that.

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    Shell says:

    At least you buy the healthy peanut butter- we use Jif around here. But, hey, wanna feel better about the goldfish? They have whole grain ones now. 😉

    Cute vlog!

    Can’t wait to see more entries!

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    Cheryl says:

    The goldfish look like baby carrots is you squint really hard. Word.

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    Erin says:

    Goldfish, check.
    pre-cut up fruit in packages, check.
    graham crackers, check.
    peanut butter, check.

    Are you sure you’re not at my house?!

    you are so pretty and love the vlog—makes me feel so much better about what we’re eating around here (the same stuff!)

  6. 6

    WooHooo! This right up my alley!!

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    brittney says:

    I love it :) my kid is a picky eater as well so he gets what he wants just so he will eat lol

  8. 8

    Oh I love it!! I hear ya. My 4 1/2 year old has become such a picky eater, and if I can get some food in him, so be it!

    I love this idea! I said this over on Tina’s site, but I’ll have to see if I can come up with a good enough post for this!

  9. 9
    CB says:

    I heart you bitch…

    But I must bow out gracefully… I didn’t have time to make my v-blog… Grrrrr!

    Love you slutty!!

  10. 10
    Jenny says:

    I love that you focused on the food groups…hilarious! Going to right my post up now.

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    Heather says:

    Gold fish and graham crackers big time favorites here.

  12. 12

    Goldfish and peanut butter are staples around here. That and macaroni and cheese…
    My one kid won’t even eat spaghetti…And she is 8. She used to eat it…*sigh*
    i’m going to have to try this out even though I probably have no chance of winning with Erin @ motherload up…She totally ROCKS her stuff! I love her!
    I’ll see what i can come up with.

  13. 13

    Loved your vlog…too chicken to do one myself. :) I say at least you are giving him healthy alternatives right?

  14. 14
    Nancy C says:

    You are hilarious. I get it. I am also obsessed with smores.

    Thanks for hosting this contest. Look forward to following your blog!

  15. 15
    blueviolet says:

    I need to borrow somebody’s kids so that I can enter. Mine are grown and the damage has been done already. I need fresh meat. 😉

  16. 16
    Ian says:

    Should I enter?

  17. 17

    Ian would be hilarious if he entered. Except he is a boy. But I think that could count…
    Ya think?
    Ian is hilarious…I wonder if he is really considering it..
    Cause he is funny.

  18. 18
    Nina says:

    Oh my gosh where was this contest when my kids were young and I was doing stuff that would have for sure been a contender!

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    cara mamma says:

    Love the props! One of these days I will do a vlog—you are too inspiring!

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    AngieB says:

    I am REALLY enjoying these posts! What a fabulous idea you two had!

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    AngieB says:

    Oh, by the way, my “picky eater” now eats EVERYTHING. You are so right not to worry about it, he will be a teen like mine, eating six full meals a day!

  22. 22

    Excellent vlog!!! My kids eat the same thing too!! My goal this week is to get my entry DONE!!

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    Rebecca says:

    LOVE your vlog. Kudos to you for having the time to do your hair & makeup and make a vlog!!! I’m jealous.
    Thank you for your honesty. I believe this contest is making moms around the world feel better about not being the “mom of the year” and excited to be “not mom of the year.”

  24. 24

    Great idea! Where do I start, the list goes on and on :)

  25. 25
    nmaha says:

    Am so excited. Think this might be my area of expertise. Joining in.

  26. 26
    Alexandra says:

    Finally! A contest I stand a chance of winning.

    Thanks for pulling this cool thing together…you have such awesome ideas…like the prom…

  27. 27
    Theta Mom says:

    An honest vlogger, love it!!

  28. 28
    Jillian says:

    You’ve got an award over at my place of blogging! :)

  29. 29
    Kristy says:

    I love the philosophy behind this contest! Can’t wait to check some more out. I’ve already read The Emperess’ son’s entry!

  30. 30

    Looks like I’ll be all set when my kid is old enough to eat all of those things … I think I already have ALL of that in my house.

    I am completely enjoying reading the entries that everyone has posted and I’ve got to make some time to get one done for myself.

    While watching your vlog I was startled by something wet on my toes and looked down to find my little girl sucking on my toes!!! She’s NEVER done that and my feet were NOT very clean at the time – I think I qualify, right?

  31. 31

    Great vlog! I don’t know if I could be that natural in front of a camera even if it was the only thing in the room.

  32. 32
    britt says:

    I love this. I have to use onld pictures for my entry, because my house isn’t exactly picture ready.

  33. 33
    Chelle says:

    So fun honey! Just wrote my post.

    See–I’m a slacker right there…I totally waited until last minute!

  34. 34
    Helene says:

    Awwww, total bummer…I missed the deadline!! I’ve been seeing this on a lot of other people’s blogs and thought it was such a great topic!!

    Even though I missed out this time, It’s been great reading other people’s posts…it’s very comforting to know I’m not the only one out there who screams at her kids sometimes and cries when the husband calls to say he’s running late coming home from work!

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    Samantha says:

    My reasons….

    1. My kid does not like to eat much more than cookie crisps, pizza, and potatoes. Most of the time these potatoes come in the form of french fries. I try to buy fruit and make healthy veggies with dinner but he just will not have it. He does however drink a ton of milk. I started giving him V8 splash now in order to “sneak” veggies and fruits into his diet. Haha he is none the wiser and thinks he is having juice.This of course is a direct result to his little sister and protest to eating for attention. So I tend to ignore the passive aggressive protest. In turn he does eat more.

    2. Sometimes I let both of my kid’s stay in there pj’s the entire day. Or I buy them sweats to go with a cute shirt. They are cute no matter what they wear so I can get away with this. Half the time it is just grabbing whatever is clean and throwing it on them.

    3. My kids have way too many clothes…but this allows me to put off laundry until well I have no clean clothes. Then I will do it as needed. More laundry is done now more than ever and I am very thankful for my husband reorganizing our laundry room. Just don’t go in there you may be attacked with a basket.

    4. I don’t mop. I hate mopping and we lost our mop forever ago…I planned to buy a new one but I forgot because I didn’t write it down. My floors do stay clean though for the most part. Got to love windex and paper towels. Plus having a dog that eats the cookie crisp on the floor helps.

    5. I sleep in every Saturday, this is thanks to my husband who is a morning person and spends time with the kids then. Of course sleeping in is only sleeping till 9 or 10 am. But hey an extra hour or two makes a big difference. Sometimes it ends up being 11 but then I tell him to turn the sound machine off to wake me up.

    6. I have my parents watch them twice a week. One night for myself, and one to spend with my husband. I could get along without this…but they get to spend time with their grand parents and I get to not go insane. :) They do not notice the difference either and I get a break. Sure some may think it is too much but that’s okay.


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