There are so many decisions to make when a baby comes into the world–how are we going to prepare? What do we hope for our birth? For our child? Which items will we buy, by what manufacturer, in which color? For the past 7-8 months, we’ve been making all of these decisions as carefully and as hopefully as we can, doing our best to provide for the littlest member of our family before he or she even arrives. There’s pressure involved, sure. But also anticipation, creativity, and joy. And the closer we’ve come to this last few weeks, the more prepared we’ve felt about every aspect of the process.
As a mom, I want to make the very best choices for our family–from physical needs to medical care, from educational options to product decisions–where health and quality and value all come into play. I also want to make the best of my time and how I spend it, making sure that I surround myself with people, activities and employment that are all conducive to me giving my very best to Jason and our children. It takes a conscious effort not to slip into routine and to allow the circumstances of the day or week to guide my time and energy, and I want this to be a priority, both now and as our family grows in the years to come.
I came across an opportunity this past week that aligns itself beautifully with how I hope to order my life and my time at home with Baby K. I’ve been following a company for a while that has recently made a dynamic shift, renamed itself and taken things in a new direction–and they’re offering five jobs that scream “MOLLY!” in a way I didn’t know was possible. The company is called Hopscout, and here’s what they’re all about. What’s more, here’s the position they’re offering to five really lucky, really tuned in moms and dads. Although timing is interesting (maybe perfect?) with baby coming into the mix any day now, I couldn’t resist the chance to apply.
I’ve been so excited this week to give it a shot, and I can only imagine what a fun and unique opportunity this would be for me and for our family as I shift to spending more time at home with the little one. So…I created a video submission and entered it Friday night, and now, the rest is up to chance and support and hopefully an ounce of providence before the week is out.
Hopscout is narrowing down to its top 20 applicants (finalists) based on a few factors, the biggest of which is the number of votes each video gets by this Friday, April 22nd. You might have guessed it, but here’s where you come in. I’ve never asked for much here at mollymadonna.com, but I would really, really value your support this week as I try to make it into the top 20. How, exactly? There are a few things that can make a big difference:
1) The link to my video is below. If you’d be willing to click the link, watch the video, and cast your vote to show your support, that would be perfect!
2) If you really want to rally behind me this week, you can copy and paste the link on your Facebook wall and encourage your friends to vote as well. This would be an amazing way to help my cause and boost support behind my entry.
You have all been so supportive of me here, and I love having you as part of the community that has developed at mollymadonna.com. Thank you, in advance, for your extended support this week through your votes and sharing on Facebook. This opportunity would be an incredible one for me, and it would also mean new developments here at mollymadonna.com along the way.
Here’s the link:
taking it one step (and one vote) at a time this week. love from this side of the computer,