by Jill P

Thank you to all of the great moms in our community that shared stories of their best mom moments. We were inspired by so many of you!

We want to congratulate our winner, Kathleen Martin, who was selected from our entries. Congrats Kathleen! See Kathleen’s “Best Mom Moment” that she is sharing with our reader community.

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[quote] My Best Mom Moment was the day I became a Mom.

In my 20’s I had cancer and was told I’d never have children. For years I was devastated and truly believed that.

But then I began down the adoption road and on Wednesday, September 18th, 2013 at about 10:00 am we got the call that a lovely young woman chose us to be parents for her two week old baby boy.

The very next day that perfect baby boy was placed in my arms. The picture I attached was from that day. His tiny little fingers curled around our fingers. That moment is forever engraved in my heart and mind and soul.

Our little Noah is the center of our universe and the most amazing miracle that will ever come into our lives. That moment made me a Mom. [/quote]

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Our “Best Mom Moment” Prize Package Includes:


Tara Fletcher Photography “Mommy & Me Mini Session”  (valued at $150)


Tara Fletcher is a Kalamazoo area photographer who specializes in on-location and studio portrait & lifestyle photography of newborns, children, families, and seniors.This “Mommy & Me Mini Session” includes up to 20 minutes of session time for one mother and her children, with two, high-res, digital files, and a print release. It is valued at $150. Session must be completed between May 15, 2017and June 30th, 2017.

As mothers, we often find ourselves being the ones behind the camera and not in front of it. It is so important to make sure we include ourselves in our own memories for our children.

Donated by:

Tara Fletcher Photography


Massage provided by FACES Skin Care & Massage (valued at $60)

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FACES Skin Care & Massage offers a variety of skin care and massage services in a relaxing environment. Come early to enjoy a complimentary foot soak before your treatment, or stay a little while before heading home. You’re sure to be renewed & relaxed after a visit to FACES!

Donated by:

FACES Skin Care & Massage

(269) 447-2297


Bookbug Gift Card (valued at $25)




Bookbug is Kalamazoo’s full-service independent bookstore featuring the best in new books and book-related events. We are, first and foremost, a place: four walls, dozens of shelves, thousands of books, one quirky playhouse, and several spots to sit, read, talk, play, and discover great reads. Our store has a special emphasis on and expertise in children’s and young adult literature. We take pride in matching the perfect story to every young reader, but we are in no way for children alone.

Donated by:


(269) 385-2847


Gull Meadow Farms Gift Card (valued at $25)


Stop by the greenhouse at Gull Meadow Farms and choose some beautiful
flowers for your home. We have flats, patio pots, hanging baskets, and much more!

Donated by:

Gull Meadow Farms

(269) 629-4214



Vintage Mitten Handmade Wood Michigan Art Sign & Vintage Necklace (valued at $100)




Enjoy a handmade wood Michigan art sign and a vintage necklace courtesy of Michigan arts promoter and writer, Vintage Mitten! Follow VintageMitten’s adventures and news at

Donated by:

Vintage Mitten




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About the Author:

Jill is a mom of a busy 8 year old son. was started in 2013 to showcase all of the great things to do in and around Kalamazoo. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.