Lip gloss..? Check! Train ticket..? Check! Tissues and eye drops..? Check!
Right, now I’m ready to attend the TESCO MUM OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012.
Since becoming a Mum I’ve turned into a complete mushy wuss who falls apart watching John Lewis ads, so I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to cope on Sunday. It’s highly possible I’ll be collapsed on the floor in a heaving, mascara-streaked mess by the time I’ve heard the stories of all the remarkable winners.
But you can hardly blame me, I mean, just take a look at these women:
Campaigning Mum of the Year 2012: Sharon Mills
After her 5-year-old son Mason died from E.coli poisoning, Sharon campaigned tirelessly for greater awareness, and stricter food safety standards.
Compassionate Mum of the Year 2012: Julie Jones
When her best friend Caroline died of a brain tumour, the single mum of three became the legal guardian to Caroline’s six children.
Achieving Mum of the Year 2012: Helen Wynne
After struggling to find a childminding service equipped to deal with her son Dyfan’s disabilities, Helen set up her own specialist centre.
Charitable Mum of the Year 2012: Sharon Sambrook
Devastated to discover her seven-year-old son had an incurable brain tumour, Sharon set about raising £90,000 for cancer research
P&G Supportive Mum of the Year 2012: Sue Bouckley
Without mum Sue’s tireless fundraising and support, daughter Hannah and her teammates might never have climbed the ranks to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
Community Mum of the Year 2012: Lindsay Nelson
Well aware of the isolation felt by women with partners serving in the RAF, Lindsay set up a supportive community for the families of military personal.
Inspirational Mum of the Year 2012: Hazel Nelson-Williams
For the past 15 years Hazel has fought to reduce levels of gang crime and violence in her local community by speaking out, and running free workshops.
Celebrity Mum of the Year 2012: Gabby Logan
Mum to twins Reuben and Lois, Gabby supports several charities – including the Daniel Yorath Appeal set up in memory of her brother, who died of a heart condition.
See what I mean – I don’t stand a chance, do I?