A Bright Start!
Giveaway Over - Congratulations to Ask Army Wife, entry number 4.
Becoming a mother totally changed my world. I planned and anticipated my son’s birth from day one. Despite the numerous pains I had during my pregnancy I never regretted a moment and when he was born I was immediately in love. I practiced attachment parenting the first four months of his life by necessity he was born by c-section and I absolutely wanted to feel close to him always since I missed the first few hours of his life on Earth while recovering from my surgery. I also knew that I’d soon be returning to work and needed to spend as much quality time with him as possible.
Of course, this also made leaving him in the hands of a caregiver difficult. Initially I had a difficult time finding a “caregiver”. My first at home place sitter sent him back to me. He was accused to attention and with the toddlers running around she just couldn’t give it to him and he protested - loudly! I was forced to use a daycare around the corner for a week and I was extremely unhappy so was my son and I think they were too! Finally I found a match made in heaven at my local YMCA!
Ms. Hall was a godsend. The room for the infants was bright, airy and full of love. My son was held when he cried and not just put in a swing. He had tummy time and thrived. Ms. Hall became my son’s honorary Granny and we became quite close. As my son’s first teacher she made sure he was exposed to classical music, colors, encouraged to walk and let me know when it seemed like his gait was not right.
When my son moved on to the next class I still maintained close contact with Ms Hall and spent time in her classroom helping out. She truly is a wonderful woman and made my experience leaving my child in someone else’s hands a pleasant one.
It is my hope that when my son returns to school I find another nurturing environment where he can excell in. Clorox has a program to recognize great schools and teachers like Ms. Hall. Power A Bright Future, created by the Clorox Company, will help brighten kids’ futures with school grants to help fund critical programs. Parents and teachers can help kids continue to learn and play by nominating their school programs for a Power A Bright Future grant from the Clorox Company.
As part of the Power A Bright Future grant program, Clorox is seeking nominations for school programs for a chance to win a $50,000 grand-prize grant or one of three $20,000 grants to help provide critically needed resources to school programs that enrich kids’ lives and create brighter futures. In November, four schools will be chosen to receive grants and the opportunity to impact the lives of children in their communities. Visit clorox.com to nomiate a school and get more information on this wonderful program!
And just in time for the school year Clorox is giving one of my readers a bag of goodies including:
· Clorox Disinfecting Wipes
· Dr. Harley Rotbart’s book Germ Proof Your Kids
· Clorox Hand Sanitizer
· Fun stickers
· Crazy cutting scissors
To enter simply tell me the name of your favorite school and what makes it so special.
For an additional entry you can tweet about this contest - you can tweet up to five times daily with at least an hour between tweets! Good luck!
Contest ends September 7th. Winner will be chosen randomly and contacted by email. Please be sure your email is in your comment if it is not in your blogger profile.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post by Clorox and TheMotherhood. I was compensated for my time in writing this post and running this giveaway.