Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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May 9, 2014

Teutopolis, Fourth grade, Mrs. Scott



Anna Carrell

Best Mom Ever!

"Mom, guess what?”


"You just won Mother of the Year!”


My Mom, Rachel Collins, should definitely win Mother of the Year. Imagine how happy she would be if she was to win.

Many reasons support why my Mom should be Mother of the Year. My Mom works super hard work and still always finds time to do fun things with my brother and me. Sometimes we go out to eat, go to the movies orjust have quality family time at home. My Mom is also really playful and funny.

She always laughs when my brother or I do something funny. She is very reasonable too. Nights when I have a lot of homework to do, my Mom lets me skip practicing my piano. To make up for less piano time, I have to practice piano ten minutes more the next night. All of these reasons easily show why my mom, Rachel Collins, must be the Mother of the Year.

My Mom works really hard, she is funny and playful, and she is super reasonable also! Why not name my mom the 2014 Mother ofthe Year?

Aubrey Collins

My Mom is so Amazing!

My Mom, Gail Hardiek, sings in the car. She always makes me laugh. Gail is the funniest person ever! She is so helpful and loving. I love her! She totally deserves to be the Mother of the Year.

My Mom lets me have a lot of sleepovers. I get to have one every three months. Also, she lets me have four people over at a time. When I have my friends over, Mom lets us do whatever we want to.

Also, we get to stay up all night. My Mom helps me take care of my dog, DiDi. When I first got my dog, she said that she would not help me take care of her, but she does anyway! She feeds, waters, and lets her in and out if the house. Mom also pays for DiDi’s haircuts and pets her a lot. My Mom helps take care of Grandma. When Grandma was in the hospital, we always came to visit her, and when my grandma came out of the hospital, Mom stayed the night with her. Also, every Monday, mom and I go over to Grandma's house and take her supper and play cards. My mom sometimes takes my grandma to my aunt or uncle's house because she does not drive much. My Mom is so helpful and nice.

Mom lets me have people over and helps take care of DiDi and Grandma. My Mom is the most helpful, fun person ever! Please consider naming Gail Hardiek as Mother of the Year.

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