For the Love of Mom + A Chance to Win Big!

    **This post has been updated with our 2017 winners below! Links to their posts will be active as they go live leading up to Mother’s Day!**

    We all have a mom in our life, whether we are one, we were raised by one, we are married to one, or we love one. And Mother’s Day is coming up – what a perfect opportunity to share what they mean to us. 

    More than anything – I hope to some extent this blog builds community with our common goal – to get families outside. And that’s why I am asking YOU to speak up and share what a mom in your life means to you.

    We did this a few years back and those posts are still some of my favorites – I am SO excited to see what you all come up with this year! Pssttt – this is NOT just a contest for women to enter, either. One of my favorite entries last year was written by a guy on behalf of his wife 😉

    For the Love of Mom + A Chance to Win Big!

    For the Love of Mom Writing Contest:

    WHAT: Submit a blog post to be featured on Tales of a Mountain Mama following the (very loose) theme: For the Love of Mom

    • I am looking for posts that are well-written, engaging, interesting and from the heart.
    • Ideal length is 300-800 words.
    • I will also be asking for 1-3 original photos to be included.
    • Entries can take ANY spin off of our theme. We’re looking for creative and relatable.

    Email entries to with the subject line “For the Love of Mom – (your name)” by April 15th at 8 pm MST.

    WHY: To be heard by our 30,000 readers, to celebrate moms, AND win a really great prize (there always has to be something great like that, right?!?!)

    WIN: Out of the submissions, I will be choosing (3) grand prize winners and (2) runner up prize winners. Our winners’ entries will be published starting May 1st to celebrate moms leading up to Mother’s Day. 

    Prizes up for grabs:

    Here’s the good stuff and why it’s worth your effort to enter! Big, big thanks to our sponsors, all of which happen to be some of my very favorite companies.

    For the Love of Mom + A Chance to Win Big!

    Grand prize (3 winners):

    • Deuter Groden SL Hiking pack
    • Haiku Day Tote + Pouch
    • Vionic shoes – your choice!
    • $50 gift card to Mountain Khakis

    Runner up prize (2 winners):

    • Haiku Fortitude Wallet
    • 1 month trial of TrailFoody


    Want to check out some of our winning entries from 2015? You can check them all out here. We will also be sharing them throughout April.

    2017 winners!!!

    Runner up winners:

    Grand prize winners:

    • How to say “I Love You” Without Saying a Word by Christina C.
    • My World in Color by Jen Molter
    • For the Love of Mom, Stop Digging in My Garden! by Rebecca Walsh

    Have questions? Be sure to email me or comment on this post. And please do help spread the word to people you know would love to join us!

    Cheers to the moms!

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      1. Heck yeah! Count me in.

      2. Yes!! I’m all for it!!

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