"Hi Louise, you've been nominated for Tesco Mum of the Year"
A bizarre phone call I took on a dark winter afternoon, what a lovely thing to be nominated for I thought. I did some research and saw that in its 10th year Tesco Mum of the Year was a great initiative celebrating women who are mum's but also doing some amazing things.
Being a mummy is something I truly love, my Little Trooper who is now 11 is something I am very proud to have created! to think someone out there thought I was worthy of Tesco Mum of the Year was overwhelming but there were thousands of entries and 28 shortlisted so I was sure I wouldn't win.
Just before Christmas I got a call to say I had won! I was Supportive Mum of the Year, I was one of a lucky 7 women to have been chosen as winners for 2015 Tesco Mum of the Year! Blimey.....
I went up to London in early January for a photo shoot for Tesco Living magazine and met all the other winners, I was in great company, inspiring stories from women across the country all fulfilling their passion for various reasons often related to personal circumstance.
When we experience things in life we often as humans want to stop others from experiencing the same hurt, discomfort, pain and it makes us try to create a barrier for others, this is definitely where My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures was born from.
Read all about the other winners and their stories here; 2015 Tesco Mum of the Year Winners
|The 2015 winners|
Most of all I am so pleased the cause My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures and the Little Troopers is being talked about and raised as something important and worthy, children of British Army soldiers need support, they need a network and resources that enable them to deal with the unique daily challenges a military family can face and as lovely as it is to win awards such as this my main objective as always is to make sure the Little Troopers are continually supported.
Will update post the awards! Louise xxxx