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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 5, 2009

Your essay could land Mom in Hall of Fame

By Esme Infante Nii
Hawaii MomsLikeMe.com Editor

Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser

Bernadette Baraquio Hamada, left, and Angela Perez Baraquio Grey will talk about balancing motherhood and work in a live online chat April 14 on Hawaii MomsLike Me.com.

Courtesy of Bernadette Baraquio Hamada

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Hawaii news photo - The Honolulu Advertiser
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Here's a rundown of the many exciting happenings on Hawaii MomsLikeMe.com:

MOMS HALL OF FAME

If you know a hard-working, caring, accomplished mom, you'll want to nominate her for our Moms Hall of Fame contest.

Visit Hawaii.MomsLikeMe .com and look for the contest link on the home page. Submit an essay of up to 50 words, plus a picture of the nominee, to our contest gallery.

Five moms will be named winners on May 10, Mother's Day. McDonald's of Hawaii is the prize sponsor. Deadline to submit entries is April 19.

BARAQUIOS LIVE CHAT

Supermoms and sisters Angela Perez Baraquio Grey and Bernadette Baraquio Hamada will hold a live chat at 10 a.m. April 14 on Hawaii Moms LikeMe.com.

The two are hosts of "Living Local with the Baraquios" on OC16. Angela, a former Miss America, is a teacher in California and runs an entertainment company and a nonprofit foundation. Bernadette is an award-winning TV producer, and a former KHON2 news anchor. They'll talk about how they balance motherhood with work. To join in the chat, log on to Hawaii.MomsLikeMe.com, and bring your questions. If you're a new member, be sure to register at least an hour ahead.

MARCH FOR BABIES

The Hawaii MomsLikeMe.com team that will walk at the March for Babies on April 25 is already up to 20 moms, plus more than twice that many keiki, dads, relatives and friends more than 60 people, all told.

Still want to join? All comers welcome. The deadline to get the team shirt is past but you can still join the team.

First, register officially on www.MarchforBabies.com and sign up for the Hawaii MomsLikeMe team.

Next, post your intent in the team thread on Hawaii.Moms LikeMe.com; it can be found in the Mommy Meet-Ups forum.

Reach Esme Infante Nii at hawaii@momslikeme.com.