Walmart Mom of the Year Finalists! #MOTY

Back in June I told you about Walmart honoring Canadian moms with a fabulous Mom of the Year award, the results are in and the 8 Finalist have been chosen. I want to say Congratulations to all of the wonderful moms that made it into the finals along with all moms who entered! You are all Mom of the Year!

Head over to to read all about the 8 wonderful moms that were chosen. After reading the amazing mom stories, Eileen Thiessen story really stood out to me. I am a development social worker for the last 12 almost 13 years. I work with individuals with developmental disabilities in all ranges. I have also dreamed of foster children with disabilities one day. When I hear about individuals who open their hearts and homes to people with disabilities I get such a wonderful warm feeling. They too need a caring home and family.

Eileen Thiessen's donation of at least $10,000 will be donated to the Special Olympics of Manitoba. Eileen was a foster parent for 46 years, most of the children had disabilities and are now adults. Eileen and her husband purchased a house down the street from the family home to house her children and staff the house. She visits daily to help feed the two girls and has been coaching the Special Olympics for the past 15 years!

Read more of Eileen Thiessen's story on

The Mom Of the Year Award with Walmart Canada will be an annual event to highlight moms across Canada. This year there were over 16,000 entries! At the end of September we will hear who will be chosen for the Mom of the Year award.

~*Disclaimer: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority.  Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000).  Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [].*~


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