By now you’ve seen my Mother’s Day seaside picTORIal and all the fun I had with the kids this past weekend. But my Mother’s Day actually kicked off two days early this year. Last Friday, I had the honor of accepting the Mother of the Year award from Cedars-Sinai and The Helping Hand of Los Angeles. Cedars-Sinai is the hospital where all four of my babes were born, and where I spent 2 ½ months on bed rest during my pregnancy with Finn.

Liam, Stella, Hattie, and Finn were all there with me on the day of the event. My hubby Dean was stuck in Canada filming, but my Gusband Mehran was by my side as well as my other best friends and my mom. It was truly one of my proudest moments when my OB/GYN Dr. Jason Rothbart presented the award to me. Dr. J is not just my doctor, but an amazing friend. He was there every single day with me during my hospital stay. He was my champion and who I wanted to present me with such an amazing award. As you’ll see, it was pretty much impossible to get through my speech without tearing up…

Being named Mother of the Year is one of the greatest honors I can imagine receiving. When they first asked me to accept the award I thought, “What did I do to deserve this?!” I was in shock! But I made up my mind to accept the award on behalf of mommies everywhere. Mothers are a special group of people. No matter how different we are as individuals, we support each other. We’re a true community that bands together. So fellow mamas, this one’s for you!

Do you feel the mommy-to-mommy bond as much as I do?



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