Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Alumni of the Year Awards for Moms

As a stand up comic and humor columnist for moms, I try to use my
over-the-counter-top humor to bring hope and encouragement to moms
trying to cope with the everydayness of life.

For example, after 26 years of motherhood I wonder out loud why
there aren’t more programs for gifted moms, who actually does buy those
whole canned chickens, and why aren’t more people using Diaper Genie
leftovers to weave large area rugs? I attempt to crank up the spin cycle on my
dryer and life to help moms cope with too much laundry, raising preschoolers
(on 12 hours of sleep per year), surviving teenagers, pleasing relatives,
understanding spouses, and the thousand other challenges.

I also wonder why the Institutions of Higher Learning of this fine land
never award their "Alumni of the Year" award to a mom? When is the
last time the University of Michigan announced, "Our
Alumni of the Year
award" goes to Nancy Barbat for being a loving mom?"

Today all that changes.

This week Momlaughs is going to mail "Alumni of the Year Awards"
(8 1/2 " x 11" paper certificates) to the first 10 moms who leave a comment
at the end of this posting. Each of the ten also need to email me at to give me their address and the name of the
high school, college, or university that they graduated from. And may
I add my own person congratulations to you as you receive this fine

This offer is good until February 27 or until the first 10 posts occur.


Christy said...

Now THAT is a fantastic idea. Kudos for being extremely creative!

Lisa said...

Hey Cheryl,

While I have had many jobs in my lifetime, my favorite and most important job was being a Mom. Thank you for putting the focus on the value of motherhood.

Lisa Hemingway Harris

Jungheims said...

Motherhood is an honorable profession! Thanks for the encouragement!

Around The Funny Farm said...

Hahaha... is my email...

I'll take ANY recognition!

:-) Beth

anneofthomas said...

Yes, motherhood is full of dailiness..but I wouldn't change any of it for the world! It is truly a gift to be able to mother.

T said...

What great encouragement! Alumni of the father-in-law has his framed...wonder what he'll think of mine!!

Patti said...

What a great idea! Around here they call me the Queen, but I think they're laughing at my tiara behind my back.

Joni said...

LOL, thanks for the uplift! I sit here recovering from the flu and remembering those days when Mommy's job never ended even thru her sickness and as well as health. But oh so rewarding as I watch my children grown now and starting families of their own. Where would we be without a heart for motherhood?

Joni Campbell

Jungheims said...

Thanks for the recognition!


Jungheims said...

It's an honor just to be nominated!