I hope you had a fabulous mother’s day. I decided to do something a little different this year to celebrate, so I hosted a bad mommies contest via my newsletter (book club) and Facebook. More about the contest in a moment. I enjoyed spending a little down time with my family, and my mom and I talked about her mom while we celebrated the day. Even though her mother (my grandmother) has passed on, she says the day is a joyous occasion for her because she has so many beautiful memories. She had an exceptional mother who supported and encouraged her to pursue her dreams.

My grandmother moved in with us after my grandfather passed. I was still very young, less than 2-years-old, so I grew up in an extended family. The additional support of having my grandmother in the same household helped shape my perspective, my sense of value, and offered wisdom that only comes with age and experience.  She extended to us the same support and encouragement she showed my mother, and I know that I wouldn’t be the same person if it had not been for her love.

That said, not all mothers are shining stars, to say the least. Thus, the bad mommies mother’s day contest:

Original Facebook post:
In honor of Mother’s Day, I’m hosting a BAD MOMMIES contest! Winner will receive a signed paperback of “Devil’s Claim,” “Death’s Shadow,” or “Calm Assurance,” winner’s choice. To enter, comment below with the name of a movie that depicts a terrible mother, i.e., one of my favorites, “Serial Mom.” Winner will be chosen on Monday, 5/13/19. Facebook is not affiliated with or responsible for this giveaway. https://www.amazon.com/Dariel-Raye/e/B008NRCZ0K

The winner is Bonnie Hometchko! Bonnie has already been notified via email, and I will also post her name on Facebook. Congratulations, Bonnie 🙂

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