No, this is not about that Baltimore woman who has been called “mother of year” after she was caught on a now-viral video berating her son and dragging him off the streets for participating in the riots over the death of Freddie Gray. This is about a local woman who really deserves the title.
Mother of the Year, Tampa, Florida (AmericanMothers.org/motheroftheyear) – TERRI GONZALES
Terri Gonzalez is a breast cancer survivor and an autism advocate. She received a degree in biology from The University of South Florida. Michael, the youngest of three, was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two only one year after she completed aggressive chemotherapy and several surgeries. With cancer, doctors had a plan. With autism, no one knew what to do. She uses her knowledge in science and creative abilities to think out of the box to solve complex behaviors in her son. She co-chaired the 2008 Autism Speaks walk in Tampa with over 3,000 participants and was fortunate to lobby in Washington. Her favorite hobby is writing and making up stories for her two grandchildren. She is a lifelong Tampa resident and has been married twenty-six years to a Tampa Firefighter.
Other Moms of the Year:
It’s been said many times before but bares repeating: being a mom is one of the hardest jobs in the world. Not only are you responsible for the life of a baby, but you are often in charge of keeping the house in order as well. And once the baby becomes a toddler… Oy. It doesn’t matter how hard you work, there is always an adorable little monster messing up your progress. Esther Anderson demonstrates this fact in the hilarious video titled Why Moms Get Nothing Done which has gone viral with over one million hits on YouTube and over 65 million views on Facebook!
About AmericanMothers.org/Mothers of the Year:
American Mothers, Inc.® is committed to valuing mothers through service and education and has been MomStrong since 1935. As the official sponsor of Mother’s Day and the Mother of the Year®, American Mothers continues the legacy of celebrating motherhood. Honoring the mission of the organization founders Sara Delano Roosevelt, Mamie Eisenhower, JC Penney, and Norman Vincent Peale, American Mothers is dedicated to reducing rates of violence and improving the lives of mothers and families in the US and around the world.
more Moms in the News
- 2015 National Mother of the Year
- 2015 National Young Mother of the Year
- 2015 National Conference Headlines
- Robin McGraw Heads to DC
- Robin McGraw Moved by Domestic Violence
- Nebraska Moms Sponsor Successful Event
- Texas Mother of the Year fights Breast Cancer
- Great article about our Montana Mom of the Year
- American Mothers partners with Innocents at Risk
- Georgia Moms host Mother’s Day brunch for homeless moms
Read more about them at: AmericanMothers.org.
MOTHER’S DAY EVENTS in Tampa Bay, FL
Explorations Children’s Museum
1925 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Great Explorations Children’s Museum in St. Petersburg is making it possible to start celebrating Mother’s Day early. On Saturday, May 9, moms and their kids will be able to receive special Mother’s Day admission prices from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Kids will be able to spoil their moms with special gifts such as crowns, necklaces and bouquets. All activities for mom and kids are included with admission.
Mother’s Day at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo
1101 West Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33604
Moms will receive free admission to the Lowry Park Zoo with the full-prize paid admission ticket for their son or daughter as part of the Mother’s Day celebration at the zoo. The Zoo is open on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. over the Mother’s Day weekend. This special is only available on May 9 and May 10 and the paid ticket can be a child or adult admission.
Read more Mother’s Day events http://www.axs.com/best-events-to-take-your-mom-this-mother-s-day-in-tampa-49522