What Motherhood Means to Me

moth·er·hood
{noun} the state of being a mother;  maternity
{adj} having or relating to an inherent worthiness, justness, or goodness that is obvious or unarguable

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What Motherhood Means to Me

Have you ever taken a moment in your busy life as mom and just thought about “What motherhood means to me.” Personally, I know I base almost every choice or every word based on the fact that I have 10 little eyes, ears, hands, and feet watching, listening, and following me. I often remind my husband that every decision he makes also affects every other member of the family. Perhaps I hover over my children to much but I strive for a better quality of life for them. I want them to succeed. I desire nothing more than for their lives to be fulfilling and full of great things.

her biggest fan

I have always been my children’s biggest fan, greatest supporter, and most outspoken advocate. I believe that “children are what they learn” and strive to teach them the morals and values needed to do well. I enjoy having a loving relationship with my teenagers. I like knowing that my younger girls are still able to look up to and admire their mommy for whatever reason works for them. Motherhood is hard. The rewards are often tireless… and yet priceless at the same time. I found the definition of the adjective form of the word motherhood most interesting:

Raising an Olympic Athlete

Raising an Olympic Athlete

Ondina Lopez is the mom of not one… but TWO London 2012 Olympic Games hopefuls: Steven and Diana Lopez. Plus, Ondina is the heart of the “First Family of Taekwondo“. Her children, Steven, Jean, Mark and Diana are all at the world elite level in Taekwondo. Steven, Mark and Diana made history when they each won gold at the 2005 World Taekwondo Championships. They became the first three siblings in any sport to claim World Championship titles at the same event.

Ondina has always supported her children in their pursuit of Taekwondo. The kids used to practice in the family garage. During the winter she would run the dryer to help warm the garage while they were practicing. In the summer months she would bring them ice and water to keep them cool and hydrated.

Crest & Oral-B Complete help give Taekwondo fighter Steven López the confidence to show off his healthy, winning smile.  López, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and bronze medalist will be competing in the 80kg division at this year’s Games. Crest & Oral-B Complete have also partnered with Steven’s mother, Ondina López, to highlight the importance mom’s support can play in an athlete’s success.

Taekwondo fighter Steven López

Steven was the first Taekwondo fighter to win an Olympic gold medal and five back-to-back World Championships. As the family who made history at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China – with three siblings on the same U.S. Olympic Team and a fourth as their coach – the Lópezes showed the world that discipline, dedication, determination, strength and a family that loves one another can conquer all.

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Crest and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
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