Congratulations to Tricia Ryan, this month's Mom of the Month. Tricia, who is from New York Mills, was nominated by her daughter, Jillian Ryan. Tricia is a busy single mom who manages to find the time to work two jobs, volunteer and get her daughter everywhere she needs to be.

Here's what Jillian had to say when she nominated her mom:

I nominate my mom Tricia Ryan for mom of the month. My mom is absolutely awesome, she deserves so much credit than I give her credit for!! My mom works 2 jobs, her full time job is at MVNephrology and at the Utica Aud. My mom is a single mom who as far as I can remember has always put me first. There were and still are times when my mom gives up things and events that she really wants to do and attend for me. Mom is always chauffeuring me and my friends to school events, games and movies . I feel bad because she is so tired when she gets home yet she puts that fake smile on her face and carts us around. Mom also finds time to volunteer to help at my field hockey games and fund raisers!! To some people this is what a mom is supposed to do. There are times I need to tell my mom how much I appreciate her. Please consider my mother Tricia Ryan for this nomination. Tricia/mom is my friend, my counselor, my cheerleader, my rock, my support system, my coach, but most all, the best mother I could ask her. Thank you. Jillian Ryan

Tricia is a very busy mom, and certainly deserves to be acknowledged for everything she does. The $200 gift card from Kinney Drugs should definitely come in handy.

If you know a mom that deserves recognition, nominate her for 'Mom of the Month'. We'll select one deserving mom each month as our Mom of the Month. One special mom will receive a $200 Kinney gift card and have all her hard work recognized.


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