Heroes In Parenting

Welcome to the new and improved HIP (Heroes In Parenting) program here at Earnest Parenting! Long-time readers may recall the mission to celebrate parents who are being heroes every day. :

What do I mean by “parenting hero”? It doesn’t matter whether they’re in a unique circumstance or doing the ordinary thing day to day. What matters is they’re getting something right with their kids. Maybe a mom is advocating for the services her child needs in school. Or a dad is coaching a sports team. Then there’s the mom getting up early to pack healthy lunches for the kids at school. Or the parents who save up for a year just to take the family on a vacation together.

With all the depressing news we’re bombarded with, won’t it be nice to have a place to remember the encouraging stories? That’s what we’re doing!

The Plan

Okay, so here’s the plan. You think of someone who is HIP. Then you nominate them and I write them up in a blog post. They’ll also be highlighted in the monthly newsletter, and included in the Heroes Gallery.

If you’ve been nominated, please take a badge back to your site and enjoy. Or if you want to choose one and give to someone, that’s great too.

Blue HIP buttonGreen HIP button
Red HIP buttonBrown HIP button

Please use the form below to nominate a hero.

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11 Responses to “Heroes In Parenting”

  1. Dear Amy –

    Wish I knew someone. It is such a good cause and so needed.

    Good luck with it.

    Stumbled and tweeted.

    Someone will know someone.

  2. Hi Amy,
    This is really great. Don’t know of anyone to nominate, but like Corinne I can tweet and stumble. Keep us posted on the outcome. Can we nomiate you? I just thought of that let me know.

  3. Amy, at my station in life it’d be easier for me to nominate heroes (or sheroes) in grand-parenting … lol. That said, I’ll keep my eyes and ears open.
    – Beat

  4. Oh Joel,

    I really like the way you think!

    Amy – another purposeful post. Thanks for sharing it!


  5. David Rogers says:

    The thing about parenting is you suddenly realise how difficult it is and how hard it is to live up to your ideals. Many parents are pretty heroic in the sacrifices they make and the efforts they put in, and coming to terms that they will never be perfect – but that doesn’t matter.
    I’ll be interested in who gets nominated, but everyone who is a parent looks at themselves to see where they have been a hero to their kids.

  6. Joel says:

    Great idea Amy! I’m about to become a parent myself in a couple of months, so I can appreciate how much work it will be!

  7. Keller says:

    What a great program Amy! Not enough mommies get the respect and admiration they deserve for doing what they do. I have more respect for it now than ever having my own little one – it’s tough work being a parent, but very rewarding!

  8. Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny says:

    I think you’ve hit on a fabulous idea! Let’s keep promoting it. Have you connected with the SITS girls? Secretisinthesauce.com lots of really cool mommy bloggers.

    Plus if you do a search on twitter, you can generally find people doing blog hops or #twitterhops that you could use to help find heroes to nominate or be nominated.

    Really awesome!

    Lol! My comluv link looks like 45 minutes, but it is really 4 point 5 (4.5) minutes…well, it’s funny, not serious.

  9. Cheryl from thatgirlisfunny says:

    http://www.thesitsgirls.com/ sorry wrong link – you’ll love this site!

  10. carl says:

    Can I nominate a dad?

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