A Letter to Mom

This letter to mom is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions are my own.

A letter to mom on mothers day #DoinGood #DiMe #ad
A letter to mom on mothers day

My mom passed away several years now but she expressed to friends and family she thought she could have done more for her kids. I believe she did a wonderful job and that is why I want to write a letter to mom to recognize her and send her a prayer wherever she is now. These days, the demands and pressures of everyday life are very high. Keeping up with a job, a home and everything else that goes on in life can leave parents feeling imperfect – like they can’t be the mom or dad they want to be. But the truth is, most parents are doing much better than they think.

Adriana Martin and her mom on mothers day festival at school #DoinGood #Dime #ad
Adriana Martin and her mom on mother’s day festival at school in Mexico City

And this hasn’t changed, when I was a child my mom faced all those challenges raising a child as a young single mother, doing the right thing and keeping up with the expectations of all the family. Sometimes she felt she wasn’t doing enough or that she wasn’t doing it right. But in my eyes my mom was my hero, somebody to look up and to learn from. She was strong and determined, kind and strict but loving in her own way. I never said this to her that is why I am writing a letter to mom to tell her she did great in every way. That everything I have become is because of her guidance and her sacrifices. And oh boy she sacrificed a lot, financially and personally so that her children could have a better life, be good people and successful.

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Thanks for being my mom and my hero!

Now that Mother’s Day is approaching it is the perfect time to reflect and write a letter to mom to tell her how good she’s doing and to show her how much you love her. Check out this new video from my friends at Minute Maid. Share it with your friends and family since everyone could use a reminder that they are doing a great job as a parent.

Don’t wait to recognize your mother you can do it today just by writing a letter to mom or by including a shout-out about her or a mom who is doing a better job as a parent than she may think for a chance to win a Minute Maid prize pack, including a $50 Visa gift card to continue “Doin’ Good” with your kids (or give it to someone you think could use it to keep Doin Good with her/his family). Everyone could use a reminder that they are doing a great job as a parent.

Everyone could use a reminder that they are doing a great job as a parent #DoinGood #DiMe #ad
Everyone could use a reminder that they are doing a great job as a parent

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Jenna D

My sister became a single mother last year. She was very stressed and overwhelmed. She didn’t have confidence in herself but looking at her now she’s a fantastic mother and she provides and does her best for her little one. I really look up to her!

Ana Beltran

Mi hermana es una madre admirable porque a sacado Siempre a sus hijos sola adelante la admiro por su lucha constante y no rendirse ante la Vida

Maria Beas De Bonilla

My sister is a single mother, she has two set of twins and has three jobs. She’s a wonderful mother, friend and sister.

Thomas Murphy

My brother works alot but still makes time for his kids. He is doing a way better job then he thinks!

Robin Wilson

Dear Sis ~ As a single parent you raised 3 boys to adulthood without the praise that you deserved or even wanted. But I am so proud of you! Now that the boys are grown and you should be able to take some time for yourself to relax and deal with your numerous health issues you are instead helping to raise your granddaughter. You say it helps keep you young and moving, but I can see how tired you are at times and how you try to hide your physical pain. I wish I could do more to help you. But I pray for you and I love you very much!

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