But many more moments of mom heroism go unheralded. The mom who works nights so she can afford a house in a good school district for her kids. The mom with a chronic disability who smiles through the pain as she meets her kids at the bus stop every afternoon. The mom who reaches out to help another mom who's suffering from post-partum depression.
This Mother's Day, TODAY Moms wants to celebrate mom heroes. Tell us about your mom hero and why she inspires you, and you could win an awesome Mother's Day gift for both of you! It is her selflessness, her bravery, her sense of humor, her kindness, her keen fashion sense? Click this link to enter the contest and describe why your mom hero is so special in 250 words or less. It could be your mom, or another mom you want to celebrate.
The winning essay writer will receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect, plus two $100 gift certificates from Amazon.com (one for you and one for your mom hero). The four runners-up will each receive an Xbox 360 with Kinect. So make it an extra-happy Mother's Day in your house this year, and send in your entry! All five winning entries will be published on TODAYMoms.com.
Click here for official contest rules. Please include a photo of yourself and/or your mom hero. Good luck!
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