#IAmAGoodMom Instagram Fun!

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A few weeks ago, my friend Elaine wrote a post on her blog, called ‘I Am Such A Good Mom’, because she wanted to start a movement of positivity and encouragement for moms. So often, we mothers are quick to put ourselves down, and miss all the moments when we ARE good, even great.

I loved this idea so much, I wrote my own post, and a few other bloggers took up the challenge too. This got us thinking – why not capture our #IAmAGoodMom moments in pictures, and show them on Instagram? What better way to move the message forward, and encourage others to look at themselves in a positive manner?

Together, Elaine and I have decided to put together an Instagram campaign, #IAmAGoodMom, encouraging YOU moms to post a picture of yourself in a good mom moment from October 20 to 27, 2014! Joining in on the fun are three awesome sponsors, Delysia Chocolatier, Canvas Press and The Vintage Pearl, who will pick three Moms best depicting their #IAmAGoodMom moment, to receive an amazing prize from each of them.

Want to play? Here are the details!

  • Start posting photos from October 20 to 27, 2014.
  • Please follow both #IAmAGoodMom hosts, @misselaine0375 and @alisonswlee on Instagram.
  • Please follow our sponsors @delysia_choc, @canvaspress and @thevintagepearl on Instagram.
  • Post photo depicting how you are a good mom, using hashtag #IAmAGoodMom on Instagram.
  • You can post up to a maximum of 3 photos a day. 
  • After October 27, our 3 sponsors will each pick one of their favorite shots to receive three amazing prizes! Think yummy blocks of chocolate with loving words to moms, a 16 x 20 1.5 inch canvas photo print on canvas and gorgeous handstamped jewelry!
  • What’s the criteria for a good photo? Obviously, your photos should be clear and not blurry (think natural lighting, steady hands etc), and should be relevant to the hashtag. Include a description of WHY it depicts a good mom moment. And don’t forget to include the hashtag #IAmAGoodMom because that’s the only way we can track all the photos. 

Here’s an example of what a #IAmAGoodMom photo might look like:

#IAmAGoodMom, because OMG, playdough.

#IAmAGoodMom, because OMG, playdough.

We REALLY hope you’ll join us – Elaine and I want to see all your wonderful, fun, even messy (like mine above), and silly photos as to why you are a good Mom (or parent)!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors!

Delysia Chocolatier is an award-winning artisan chocolate company based in Austin, Texas. From our handmade truffles to our elegant chocolate invitations, Delysia offers a broad assortment of gourmet chocolate products. We use only fine quality chocolate from sustainable sources to create something distinctly unique, something distinctly you.

Canvas Press is a group of creative people who came together with the purpose of delivering fine art quality prints to anyone. They believe that just because you are a hobbyist, or a photo novice doesnโ€™t mean that you deserve to get sub quality printed products. They want everyone to feel like their canvas print could hang in a museum, but their home will do just fine.

The Vintage Pearl creates personalized jewelry and keepsakes that are handstamped and customized with any names, initials, dates, or words of inspiration. Their jewelry is created using sterling silver, freshwater pearls and birthstone crystals and makes the perfect unique yet meaningful gift. They use heartfelt design inspirations (such as “i love you to the moon and back” and “you are my sunshine”) that will tug at a mother’s heartstrings. Each handstamped necklace, bracelet, ring, keychain and more is handmade in their Tulsa, Oklahoma studio, making their custom jewelry a true one-of-a-kind piece created just for you!

Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the worldโ€™s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Womenโ€™s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesnโ€™t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • October 15, 2014 Janine Huldie

    Omg, totally joining and seriously looks like so much fun. And by the way you are a great mom for so many reasons the Playdough was just the icing on the cake ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Yay, can’t wait to see what you post!

  • October 15, 2014 Elaine A.

    This is going to ROCK! I cannot wait to see all the pics! Thanks for doing this with me, my friend! ๐Ÿ˜€

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      I know, it’s going to be so fun!

  • October 15, 2014 Jen

    This is great! I totally want to join in ๐Ÿ™‚

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Please do! Can’t wait to see your pictures.

  • October 15, 2014 Kimberly

    I love this! It’s a great message that we all need to work on, and the photo challenge seems fun too. Looking forward to it!

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Yes it is, and I hope you join us!

  • October 15, 2014 andrea

    I love the idea of celebrating motherhood and all of the hard work good moms put into raising their children. Very nice campaign.
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Thank you, Andrea.

  • October 15, 2014 Bev

    What a great idea! I think we do need to do a better job seeing all the amazing things we do as parents. And wow, I’m impressed that you have time to put this together!!
    Bev recently wrote…Across the Internet: Creativity, parenting, and bloggingMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Thanks Bev! Elaine and I actually discussed this back in end August or early September, and we were going to do it sooner, but the twins came unexpectedly. ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope you join us!

  • October 15, 2014 Katie E

    This looks like something fun I could totally do (unlike actual blog posts, which I seem to have quit ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Hopefully I’ll remember!
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Please do join us, Katie!

  • October 15, 2014 Kimberly


    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      That means you’re joining us, right?

  • October 15, 2014 AlwaysARedhead

    What a wonderful idea Alison, you continue to amaze me, still blogging and coming up with ideas after having the twins, plus taking care of the sons you already had, you are definitely a good mom.
    AlwaysARedhead recently wrote…I didn’t mean I was getting a divorceMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Aw, thank you. Elaine and I conceived this idea a couple of weeks before the twins were born. We just moved the dates to later when I went into labor unexpectedly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 15, 2014 Kerstin

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to see all the good mom moments ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Can’t wait to see yours!!

  • October 16, 2014 Greta

    How fun!
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      It is! Can’t wait.

  • October 16, 2014 Janice

    Chocolate? Photography? Jewelry? Awesomeness!
    What a great campaign though. I might hop in once in a while!
    And your boys and playdough? Playdough! You are so brave. I’ve given up on playdough in the house. LOL
    Janice recently wrote…Photography :: High School VolleyballMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Yes, do! You can post photos anytime during that week!

  • October 16, 2014 Jen

    Am absolutely going to participate!!! Oh wait, is this-everything here-available in the Philippines?? ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      No, the prizes are only for US only. But don’t let that stop you from participating, we still want to see your photos!

  • October 16, 2014 Tamara

    Totally wonderful and I will be playing along!
    This is going to be amazing.
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Yay, I’m sure your photos will be amazing!

  • October 16, 2014 Kim

    I love this so much. I can’t wait to join in – we parents do tend to be awfully hard on ourselves.
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    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      I can’t wait to see your pictures, Kim!

  • October 17, 2014 Amy

    Great idea – I love it! You should also give out playdough as one of the prizes. Kidding! Kidding. Ugh the playdough stuck to my everything.
    Amy recently wrote…Adventures in speed readingMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      Bahaha! That might be a deterrent? ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to see your pictures!

  • October 18, 2014 Rorybore

    Play doh rocks — it never gets old. well, I mean the play doh gets old, and then it doesn’t quite rock — but the PLAY; that’s always awesome.
    Great idea — I’ll have to see if I can get my kids to sit still for 5 minutes. I don’t know what it is about this time of the year, but they are off the walls crazy right now.
    Rorybore recently wrote…Pondering: Slide On OverMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      It can be something that symbolizes good mom moments – like ready made lunches ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 18, 2014 My Inner Chick

    Refreshing to see Positivity (ALWAYS) on this blog, Alison Lee.
    Being a mom is the hardest, HARDEST job in the world. We need to support
    one another, build one another UP, Not tear one another down.
    It’s about RISING…
    xx Kiss
    from MN.
    My Inner Chick recently wrote…10 Things That Effing Electrify MeMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      We’re all about sunshine and rainbows and unicorns here! xoxo

  • October 18, 2014 Christine

    I love this idea and such a great way to celebrate motherhood. And yes, OMG playdough!
    Christine recently wrote…High Five Friday – Fall EditionMy Profile

    • October 18, 2014 Alison

      I hope you join us, Christine!

  • October 19, 2014 Kellie

    Such a positive movement. Looking forward to reading all the entries.

    • October 20, 2014 Alison

      Thanks Kellie!

  • October 24, 2014 Rebecca

    I love this campaign and the top secret special sur-prize…! I literally just instagramed/tweeted proof of why #IAmAGoodMom
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    • October 24, 2014 Alison

      Yay, thanks for playing!

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