I think we can all agree that we’ve been through the wringer in the past year. We’ve all experienced loss in varying degrees – loss of plans we’d made, loss of financial security, even the loss of loved ones. There has been so much darkness. But. Our community has also seen some of the best humanity has to offer. We’ve seen essential workers show up, weary and often under-appreciated, to serve those in our community who need them. We’ve seen local businesses demonstrate innovation and creativity, taking great lengths to offer a safe environment for their guests. And we’ve seen our friends and neighbors supporting one another – dropping off groceries and bleach, sharing what they have, and hopping on zoom calls when that’s as close as they can get.
OKC Mom’s annual Mom-Approved Awards hits me differently this year – it feels so special (and imperative!) to formally recognize all the incredible work being done within our community. There is truly so much of it. We’ve removed and added categories this year to fit with the times (hello takeout!), and, as always, the option to add a category of your own! And even if some categories aren’t places you’ve been this year, tell us your very favorites below! We are holding out hope for a brighter 2021 – one that allows us to be closer than six feet apart. You do not need to enter every category to participate. Nominations will be open for two weeks, followed by two weeks of voting! We can’t wait to hear from you!