I became a mother at 22.
And I wasn’t ready, but I was ready.
I think all mothers can relate.
Unlike most mothers, I did not have nine months to prepare.
I had just a matter of days.
You can read my whole story here.
Finding Peace and Creating Calm: Huggies UltraHug Contest
But the story doesn’t end with a premature baby, it continues as that child grows.
When my son was a toddler, we knew he had some challenges.
We explained them away due to his premature and inutero exposure.
When he was starting Kindergarten we realized it was more than that.
When he was five and a half he was diagnosed with Autism.
There is one place in particular that my son always finds peace.
No matter how chaotic his mind becomes, the beach will always pull him back to a state of calm.
Huggies recognizes places and initiatives within our communities, that make a difference in our families mental and physical health.
They are hosting the #UltraHug Selfie Contest and giving away multiple prizes of $2000 grants to community spaces.
I would like to nominate Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in Washington for this contest.
This is one of our favorite places, with the beach and playground in one stop.
I know when I go there that all my children will find their happy place, especially Dustin.
However, like many community places, it could use some sprucing up.
Huggies UltraHug Contest grant would allow that to happen.
Give this grumpy baby a hug! @Huggies Snug and Dry Ultra, exclusive at Walmart, is asking moms everywhere to post an #UltraHug selfie with their little one and nominate a community project that could use some love. Choose a local park, playground, rev-center or any cause that could benefit from a $2000 grant from Huggies. Find out more here: http://bit.ly/Whuggies #sp
About the #UltraHug Selfie Contest:
From April 20th until June 25th, Huggies will be accepting all selfies of you and your baby with the hashtag #UltraHug, and featuring them in a collage on the campaign landing page.
On July 6th, voting will begin to narrow down the 20 finalists to 10 winners who will win a $2,000 grant from Huggies for their nominated community initiative.
How to Enter the #UltraHug Selfie Contest
• First, take a selfie of you and your baby and upload that selfie to Twitter or Instagram. Make sure to use the hashtag #UltraHug
• In your same post, make sure to include a text nomination (approximately 100 – 120 characters) including a name and/or identifying description of a community project in the US, which you would like to nominate.
Make sure the community project is something near and dear to your heart.