There is NO Such Thing as a Stupid Question #ShineStrong {Giveaway} #PGMom


ERASE the phrase “Stupid Question” from your vocabulary!

In this day and age, it is even MORE important that we raise our daughters to be strong and confident! They are faced with so many challenges growing up. I want my daughter to be confident (but not TOO confident) and to have personal strength. I want her personality to shine out upon the world and for it to land upon many smiling faces.

I feel the need to add a side note here…
There are SO many amazing campaigns like this, surrounding women and girls, I want to express the importance of our boys growing up to SHINE STRONG too! They also face challenges, just different ones and it is important that parents help them become confident contributors to our world too.

I digress…..I don’t remember a lot from my childhood, but one thing that I DO remember is my parents teaching me that there is NO such thing as a stupid question…EVER! If you aren’t sure about something, you should feel confident enough to ask so that you do understand and if anyone laughs at you for it, you can feel good about yourself because you had the courage and strength to ask. This is something that I have tried to teach my children.

There is NO such thing as a stupid question in my books. If you are unsure, it is always better to ask! Be strong and be yourself and you will succeed.

This is a great video – except I don’t even like to hear the mention of a “stupid question”, even if it is to make a point…


Be STRONG and SHINE

Shine Strong Giveaway

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!
Prize: THREE WINNERS will receive
an assortment of Pantene products, including shampoo, conditioner etc.
A “Strong is…” whiteboard
Total value is approximately $51*
Open to: Canada Only
Giveaway ends: August 27, 2014 11:59pm EST

*Pricing at the discretion of the retailer.
Disclosure: I am a P&Gmom/mamanP&G. As part of my affiliation with this group I receive products and special access to P&G events and opportunities. The opinions on this blog are my own. By entering the following contest you are accepting that if you win your contact information will be shared with a P&G PR and shipping agency for the purpose of mailing your prize. Please allow 4-6 weeks from the contest closure date to receive your prize.

This giveaway may appear on other blogs as part of the #PGmom/#mamanPG program. However, to be fair, you can only win once per giveaway. If your name is chosen more than once, another winner will be selected. All winners must be from within Canada.

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  • DARLENE W

    I am proud of volunteering at Homefront Cancer Services

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is definitely something to be proud of, Darlene! GREAT giving back to your community.

  • Jody Doncaster

    I finally got the blinds changed out in the entire house! Put off too long!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Great job! It’s easy to procrastinate on that. That reminds me….my daughter pulled hers out of her wall and I really NEED to fix them!

  • Dreena

    I created a beautiful garden!
    Cheers.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      What is your favourite item that you planted?

      • Dreena

        Aside from a Sour Cherry tree that is looking lovely after three years, my favourite annual would be the purple petunias.

  • flowerchild23

    Planted flowers and they didn’t die.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Oh, I’d be thankful and proud for that too!

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    Helping a new neighbour settle into the community

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is very thoughtful!

  • ShariD

    I am proud of teaching my little grandson lots of new words and spending so much time playing with him.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Awwww, cute Shari! How old is he?

      • ShariD

        The little guy is 16 months and adorable, not at all bias. HeeHee

  • Juliee Fitze

    I’m proud that I got out west to see my granddaughter.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      FUN! How old is she, Juliee?

  • nikki robak

    i am proud of my grandchildren

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      And that you should be! How many do you have?

      • nikki robak

        I have a grandson and granddaughter

  • Dayna Corriveau Wilson

    I’m proud of surviving my father’s suicide.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Oh dear, Dayna I’m so sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you, stay strong!

  • Heidi C.

    I am proud of spending a lot of quality time with my kids this summer.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is wonderful, Heidi!

  • fossie55

    I am proud of travelling to visit my son and his family and going camping with them.
    Florence C

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That sounds like a lot of fun! Where did you go camping?

      • fossie55

        Wabamun Lake Campground. Alberta

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    I am proud of spending an entire week with my family (mom,dad and brother) with no fighting or arguing

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      THAT is an accomplishment that I can truly appreciate, Lisa!

  • Christine D

    I am proud, and blessed, to being able to do everything I do around the house. I’m a first time Mom so I worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up with everything. But, my daughter is absolutely wonderful and allows me to get things done.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Something to be proud of, it isn’t easy with a little one around! Are you a fan of the MommiesFirst Facebook Page? You’d LOVE the Mom conversations we have over there!

  • Victoria Ess

    I ran my first half marathon!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      AMAZING! That is a wonderful accomplishment to be proud of!

  • Linda B

    I am proud to say I have so far been Cancer free for over 2 yrs now…..I have been more appreciative of life and my suroundings. I have eaten more healty foods and exercising more.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Now THAT is a HUGE accomplishment to be proud and happy about! Congratulations!

  • Wendy Hutton

    proud that I accomplished some gardening even with a bad back and daily arthritis pain

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That would be challenging, I’m sure Wendy! What is your favourite flower in your garden this year?

      • Wendy Hutton

        glads and pentunias

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  • Elva Roberts

    I helped and am helping my husband cope with the onset of a debilitating disease. It is something that we do daily.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Oh dear, Elva – so sorry to hear about that. Through better or worse – you are a dedicated wife. My thoughts go out to both of you!

  • Elva Roberts

    I agree that there is no such thing as a ‘stupid question.’ I think every educator should be teaching his/her stufents. Many people do not want to be the one asking obvious questions. They do not want to ‘lose’ face. This attitude shows lack of confidence and greatly hinders the learning process. Kudos to you.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Thank you, Elva!

  • kristen visser

    I am proud that I have made it through the summer being pregnant :) theres been some days that I just have no energy and want to sit on my butt all day, but i get myself up and play with my 22 month old daughter, take her outside to the park, for a walk etc. Only a couple weeks left <3

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Oh yes! I remember that :) That is a HUGE accomplishment and something to be very proud of. My sister is pregnant too with a 23 month old – it is not an easy task! Hugs, Mama!

      • kristen visser

        awe thank you! and congrats to your sister :) <3 thank god for air conditioning lol

  • Dreena

    I’m proud of tackling my messy, disorganised, packed closet! I’m nearly done and I feel so much better that there is breathing room in there!
    Cheers.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Ahhhh….breathing room!!!

  • kathy downey

    I’m proud of making 25 blankets for the local animal rescue group

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Kath – that is so generous of you! Do you knit? Crochet?

      • kathy downey

        I use to knit & Crochet years ago but because of my MS doing small things are difficult for me now so I took up sewing last fall

        • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

          Well of course, why didn’t I think as sewing a blanket as an option? I would love to see a photo of your blankets! Feel free to share them proudly on my facebook wall! I’m sorry to hear that MS is making things difficult for you – hugs!

  • margaretsmith

    Our oldest child is getting ready to go to college and we spent a good part of the summer searching colleges. I’m proud that we accomplished all we needed to complete.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Congratulations! That is exciting.

  • Nicole

    I’m proud that I passed the CRNE!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      I’m sorry for my ignorance, what is that? Congratulations!!!

  • cynthiac

    I am proud that I got some things organized. Now on to the rest!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Organization can be a huge job!

  • cole mckinnon

    You are fortunate to have had parents that allowed you to ask anything, believing there was no such thing as a stupid question. I cannot claim the same, however, with our daughter, anything was up for grabs vis-a-vis questions.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      I am very fortunate that my parents taught me that, yes. Although admittedly, I didn’t always feel comfortable asking them all questions! It was more in life and in school :)

      • cole mckinnon

        I guess I got my answers at school from my peers, albeit sometimes incorrect, but I made sure with our daughter and granddaughters that nothing was off limits when it came to questions.

  • Victoria Ess

    I’m proud of running a marathon!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      YAY! Such an accomplishment!

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  • gizfarris

    I am proud to have kept my home clean after doing my spring cleaning.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      AMAZING!

  • http://www.facebook.com/wakingbug Wanda Tracey

    I am so proud of my new grandson who was born in August and so proud of my son for being a great father.I feel like I have succeeded in teaching my kids some great family values and how important it is to keep telling them and showing them how much you love them.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Have you told your son how proud you are of him? Congratulations! That must be such a wonderful feeling. We are always looking for more Grandparents to chime in on the MommiesFirst Facebook page :) You are welcome any time! http://www.facebook.com/mommiesfirstbox

  • mohammad anjum

    LIKE TO CLEAN HOME

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Yes!

  • lp

    have been walking daily – each day the trip gets a little longer. that’s real progress. thanks

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Good job!!!

  • Belinda McNabb

    I am proud that quit smoking

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Not an easy task, I’m sure, but such a great long term decision!!!

  • LILLIANM

    proud that I am me and don’t have to pretend to be someone that I’m not

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      YES!

  • Victoria Lynch

    Proud that I have made 500 pairs of earrings and that were all made by me and my 10 year old little girl.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That’s a lot of earrings! Do you sell them? What a fun mother daughter experience. I’d love to see a photo – feel free to share on my Facebook wall!

      • Victoria Lynch

        We do sell them at the local flea market once fall comes. I will post a picture soon on facebook. I have to take one.

  • Lee-Ann

    I am proud of getting my daughter to finally clean her room – on a regular basis!!!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      My daughter started to FINALLY do this in the winter – I was so excited!!!

      • Lee-Ann

        It’s the small things like this that mean the most to my sanity!

  • sunshine

    we had a list of ‘adventures’ to go on this summer (DD is 5) and we have done almost all of them, and since it looks like school won’t start on time (strike) we should be able to do them in September.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      A summer bucket list is always so much fun. I’m sorry to hear about the strike, that is tough.

  • Heidi C.

    I am proud of going for daily walks with my kids and our dog.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      I bet all of you look forward to that time together :)

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard

    I am proud that I attend yoga 4-5 times a week

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      So healthy :) I’m starting up yoga again in the fall.

  • Victoria Ess

    I’m proud of starting my yoga practice up again.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Congratulations!!

  • Jenn L

    I am proud of losing 10 pounds!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is no easy task! GREAT for you!

  • Yuen Ch

    I am proud of not spending money on useless things!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is sometimes very hard to do – to stick to the necessities!

  • Theresa Markham-Thomas

    it’s a great way to make everyone around you smile, is if you can smile about yourself first

  • Theresa Markham-Thomas

    the first part is missing sorry here’s the first part is: I learned that I can fight formelf when before I used to think I need to be told now I realize I had low self-esstem so I told those how I felt and tht’s when I learned I needed to be able speak up even if I felt scared because better out then inside causing phyical pain so I learn to smile inside and….

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Oh Theresa – what an accomplishment, to stand up for yourself! Good for you! Shine strong, girl!

  • kathy downey

    I am proud I am finally learning to walk with my braces

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      YAY! You must feel such freedom – I bet that was hard work, but it sounds like it has really paid off :)

  • Lynda Cook

    I’m proud that I gave up pop and just been drinking water

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      GREAT job, Lynda – how many pops were you having a day before?

  • Jody Doncaster

    I am proud I drove my daughters car from Calgary to Waterloo in under to days to bring it home to her

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      WOW! Good for you! All by yourself?

      • Jody Doncaster

        Yes! I drive long haul with my husband for a living so figured I could do it faster and cheaper (hotels etc) so she flew home with the cat and I flew out on points and drove her car back in 39 hrs with 4 really uncomfortable hrs catnap across the front seats! Not looking to repeat any time soon! lol Thanks for reading about it!

        • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

          CRAZY (not YOU but that you were able to pull that off!) I don’t know if I could do that – good for you!

  • Steph BKN

    I’m proud of saving up money to buy a small tent trailer & taking the kiddos camping on my own and surviving!!! Next accomplishment, pack one hubby in the back & convince him into loving camping as much as us !

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      AND surviving! That is the best part! My hubby isn’t an outdoorsy type guy either – can my kids and I tag along?! LOL

  • SeanM

    I cut and stacked all the wood for the winter

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is no easy task! My parents finally broke down after all of these years and purchased a wood splitter!

  • Josie

    I’m proud of joining a fitness class to try to be healthier. I hate exercise but I’ve gone to every class

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      GREAT job! Exercise isn’t my fav thing either, but I HAVE to do it!!! Although, if you count line dancing as exercise, I do LOVE to do that!

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    I am proud of not feeling stressed this summer with my kids home

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      This is not an easy task, trust me, I know! You SHOULD be proud of yourself!

  • Linda B

    I’m proud that after 8 yrs living here, I finally cleaned out the spare room of boxes and boxes of “STUFF” that I packed and moved here that I thought I needed and don’t! Took a lot of will power to let go of things I had of the past!! :)

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      It is so hard, isn’t it? Did it feel like a huge weight had lifted off of your shoulders?

  • Lee-Ann

    I am proud that I have stood my ground (and boundaries) with a person 9to remain nameless) this summer SHINE STRONG!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      :) GREAT job!

  • julie_bolduc

    I accomplished not stressing to with the kids this summer and it made the summer perfect

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      I’m so glad to hear that you had the perfect summer! AWESOME!

  • ToCo

    That I excelled at sales and smiled all the way! :)

  • kathy downey

    I am proud of not stressing and relaxing and baking with the grandkids when they come for the weekends

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Baking with Grandma will be something your grandkids will treasure forever, I have NO doubt! What is your favourite thing to bake with them?

      • kathy downey

        Our favourite thing is Black Bean Cake .

  • Jill Myrick

    I am proud of growing our own fruits and vegetables this summer and getting them canned and stored for winter.

    jweezie43[at]gmail[dot]com

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is a lot of hard work and so worth it! How much money do you figure you save by doing it this way?

      • Jill Myrick

        We started our own garden after my husband sodium induced heart attack so that everything that we eat is fresh without the added sodium. It is a lot of hard work but keeps us in shape lol.
        And saves us about $2500 – $3000 a year by growing it ourselves.

  • Linda B

    I’m proud of myself for getting out and meeting new people in my neighborhood this summer!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      That is fantastic, Linda! I hope they were welcoming!

  • Shirley

    I am proud of getting my hair cut very short, just below ears, from it being almost to my waste in length!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Wow! Impressive! Do you like your new look?

  • Lee-Ann

    I am proud that I grew two pots of tomatoes this year (only one ripe so far..) SHINE STRONG!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      This is something I would like to tackle next year – any tips?

  • susan1215

    I’m proud that I lost 30 pounds this Summer.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      AMAZING job!

  • kathy downey

    I’m proud that I lose19 lbs this summer

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Fantastic!

  • Victoria Ess

    I got back into yoga this summer.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      A great way to destress!

  • Yuen Ch

    I tried an intense fitness class, sore for 2 days after that!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Eek!

  • Nena Sinclair

    I’ve been eating better for my health and getting my diabetes under better control :)

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      It’s so hard to change your eating habits, isn’t it?

  • mommakoala

    I am proud to celebrate 30 years of marriage!!
    (Debbie W)

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Congratulations!

  • Lisa Knox Neutel

    I’m proud that I turned 39 and didn’t have a melt down

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      LOL will you hold my hand this November?

  • kristen visser

    I am proud that my 22 month old daughter is finally picking up on the things I have been teaching her :) makes mommy proud

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Makes you feel so good, doesn’t it? #proudMama

  • Victoria Ess

    I found out that I just got published in an academic journal!

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      WOW! That is wonderful, congrats!

  • Vixtoria

    Strong is making it through life still smiling :)

  • Lee-Ann

    I actually made sure that my legs were shaved EVERY time I wore leg baring clothes…and if you knew me..you would know that is a HUGE accomplishment. Maybe next year I’ll accomplish doing my toenails for wearing sandals more than once..and then just leaving the polish to chip and fall off…..

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Lee-Ann, do you want to know a secret? I got a pedicure done back in May and I JUST had the polish changed a couple of weeks ago – goes to show how amazing and durable the polish is….

      • Lee-Ann

        I’ll have to give that a try next summer then! =)

  • Yuen Ch

    I am proud of not gaining weight this summer!

  • kathy downey

    I am proud of helping others over the summer

  • Robert

    We are very proud of our accomplishments in the garden this year. We made a fire pit , put down pavers and bought a nice out door patio table with 6 chairs.

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Fire pits are so much fun in the summer!

  • Maria Simon

    well I helped out kids in our neighborhood and I helped my little daughters friend whose mother passed away from cancer

    • http://www.multitestingmommy.com/ Amanda @MultiTestingMom

      Awwww….that is very kind of you, Maria. I’m sorry to hear about your daughter’s friend :(

  • DARLENE W

    When a question is asked an answer is needed, so as a parent and grandparent you need to take the time to answer