Enter the March of Dimes IMBORNTO Contest and Do Social Good
The day Maddilyn was born was one of the happiest days of my life. I still remember that first instant that she left my body and came into the world. In books they sometimes describe an experience as “the entire earth fell away.” That’s truly what happened to me. The earth fell away leaving me only aware of my husband and daughter. I remember the instant she was pulled from me, my husband made an indescribable sound. It was as if every emotion he was feeling audibly caught in his throat. But that one sound said absolutely everything. Myself, on the other hand started talking a mile a minute. She was breathtaking and I told her so. I told her how much we loved her already, how long we had waited, and did I mention she was perfect?
She has spent every day of the last three years amazing us. She is strong and intelligent. She is adventurous and mischievous with a little bit of each of our humor thrown in for good measure. She is beautiful inside and out. I’ve spent so much of the last few years watching her behind a camera lens trying to capture that beauty and spirit.
But isn’t that how it is for every parent? We all think our children are absolutely adorable and if you will give us just a minute to pull up our photo albums we will gladly show them off. But why not take a moment to do some awesome social good and reward yourself in the process.
Put those adorable photos to great use and enter your cute kid into Kmart’s March of Dimes IMBORNTO Contest. To enter just submit a photo of your cute kid on Kmart’s Shop Your Way social shopping site and fill in the blank “My child was born to ___.” The deadline for entries is Saturday, June 22 and all kids up to age 10 are eligible to enter.
The winner will receive a trip to Chicago in August, complete with round-trip airfare for four, a hotel stay for three days and two nights and transportation to a photo shoot featuring them as the star of the show.
But what I admire about this contest is that it supports March of Dimes. Kmart will donate $1 for every entry to March of Dimes to support the organization’s mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. So why not win yourself an awesome trip while doing social good? It’s a win-win for everyone.