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Mother's Day Story Contest!! 

Posted on: 04/29/2009   Comments: 5   Views: 156065  

We had a hard time choosing, as you can imagine! There are a lot of wonderful, lovely mothers out there......

First place winner: Mary Hudson from Cleveland, Ohio

Runner Ups
(will get Shari's Berries!)
Emeniano A. Somoza
MaryHelen Witt Cuellar

Honorable Mentions for motherly tributes (will also be featured):
Annette Gonzalez
Bonnie Goldberg

Thank you all! Stay tuned in June for our Father's Day contest!



“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.”

~Tenneva Jordan

**!Note! the deadline has been extended by 1 day. Our Advisory Board is pitching in to make sure we have enough time before the holiday - so that gives you an extra day to write! If you've already submitted and want to re-submit or update, please resend with a note saying so.**

Does this sound like your Mother? Or was your mother a feisty, independent sort? Whatever type of Mother you have, she helped in shaping who you are today. No doubt that even Abraham Lincoln would agree with that sentiment!

This Mother’s Day, Story of My Life has created a Mother’s Day Story Contest to honor all mothers. The contest is designed to capture stories about mothers and the indelible impression they make on us. It can also be about a “motherly figure” who influenced your life (if not your biological mother).

We'll send the winner's MOTHER (or person of choice) a GIFT BASKET for the winner’s Story.

The rules are simple:

  1. write a story of at least 500 words about your mother (or a motherly figure in your life), send it to us with a photo, your name and her name, no later than Thursday May 7th, 2009 6pm P.S.T. by email to:   
  2. the Advisory Board will choose a favorite Mother’s Day story
  3. all Stories will be published on Mother's Day - May 10, 2009


We will notify the winner and ship the gift basket to the person of their choice.

The Mother’s Day Story Contest is to give you the opportunity to tell about special things your mother has done, how your family was important, or even a humorous story about mom. Tell us about how your Mother influenced you, or a funny anecdote, or what her love means to you!

“Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” 

~Elizabeth Stone

To enter, send us an email along with a photo to by the contest deadline of Thursday May 7th 2009 (6pm PST).

To qualify, the stories must be about the contestant’s mother (or motherly figure) and must be accompanied by a photograph.

The winner of the Mother’s Day Story Contest will be announced at 9am PST on Saturday May 9th 2009.

The winner will receive a gift basket to be sent to the recipient of choice (if not your mother, then person of choice). Winner will be notified by email and asked for location to where send the gift basket.

*Contest: send your story along with a digital photo to with your name, Mother's (or motherly figure) name, and any other details you want included. Winner will be notified by Thursday May 7th. Winner selects recipient of gift basket & is responsible for letting SOML know where to send.

GIFT BASKET includes:
- Story placed in the SOML Foundation to be preserved forever!
- Shari's Berries Mother's Day treat! from 


Mother's Day Apple & Mother's Day Berries

- 6MB super-small digital Camera!

  • 6.0 megapixel resolution
  • 2.5" bright color TFT LCD
  • 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom
  • 16MB built-in storage
  • SD compatible for expanded memory


  • 6.0 megapixel resolution
  • 2.5" bright color TFT LCD for previewing images before you shoot
  • 3x optical zoom
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Takes AVI video clips with audio
  • Audio tag lets you tag audio to any image
  • Image compression in JPEG/AVI
  • PictBridge compatible
  • 16MB built-in storage
  • SD compatible for expanded memory
  • Dynamic contrast enhancer
  • Extended battery life
  • Ultra red-eye reduction
  • 16:9 mode
  • Ten scene modes for customized images
  • Off/Auto flash/Red-eye reduction/Fill
  • Auto white balance settings
  • Electronic self timer
  • Battery level indicator
  • PC & Mac compatible


  • Wrist strap
  • USB cable
  • AV cables
  • 2 "AA" batteries
  • Photo editing software on CD-ROM

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Member Since
Apr 2009
Jim Deccan said:
posted on Apr 29, 2009

Can anyone submit this? Does the mother have to be living still to win?

Member Since
Aug 2007
Kristen Kuhns said:
posted on Apr 29, 2009

Just send them to us and we'll be collecting them and posting. Please pass along to anyone.

If you want to write about a mother/motherly person in your life, but she's no longer living, just tell us who to send the goodies to (wife, teacher, whatever). Thanks for asking... Kristen

Member Since
Feb 2009
MaryHelen Cuellar said:
posted on May 01, 2009

You know me; I'm prolific; actually this particular story would be hard to cut.

Member Since
Jan 2009
Sam Henderson said:
posted on May 02, 2009

just a minimum of 500 words... becuase if someone can't come up with 500 interesting (notice I didn't say nice, lol) things about one's mother, well then! :)

Member Since
Feb 2009
MaryHelen Cuellar said:
posted on May 04, 2009

Will you be able to acknowledge that you received an entry or will we just have to assume (and hope) it was received?