The Most Amazing Woman I Know

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Maija, from Maija's Mommy Moments would nominate.


Maija's Mommy Moments

When I was asked who I would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest I knew it had to be someone who was an amazing role model for girls and women. It had to be someone who has inspired and empowered me and generations of young women throughout her lifetime and still to this day. Most of all, this woman needed to represent all that Dove believed in when they established The Dove Self-Esteem Fund to help free the next generation of women from self-limiting beauty stereo-types and inspire them to reach their full potential.

This person is my grandmother.

Read Maija's full story here...

Know an amazing mom who’s an inspiration to women and girls? Celebrate her!

Visit by September 4th to nominate her for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest.

She could win $2,500 for herself and $2,500 to be donated to the charity of her choice. But more importantly, you’ll be introducing young girls to real role models who inspire them to reach their full potential! Nominate her now!

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Recently named one of Babble's Top Mom Food Bloggers for 2013!

As the Canned Soup Mom, Maija promises regular recipe posts for meals you can prepare with a toddler wrapped around your leg and a baby in your arms. 

She is a professional work-outside-the-home mom to 3+1 (the +1 being her teenage sister and not her husband). Recently, she’s gone from being a stressed out cop's wife and wanna-be stay-at-home-mom to moving 3,000kms across the country for a job opportunity for her.

Now she brings home ALL the bacon and is still expected to cook it! 

Maija has often said that she is a sometimes food mom which means that in her house there are everyday foods like fruits, veggies and homemade bread (okay once there was homemade bread—but it still counts!) and there are sometimes food like cookies, drive-thru meals and yes even dinners that call for canned soup in the list of ingredients. 

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