Celebrate This Terrific Mom With Me

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Trish McCourt, from Ceilidh On The Run would nominate.

Trish McCourt

Ceilidh On The Run

I’ve always been a big fan of Dove campaigns. Their past campaigns always stuck with me and I love what they are doing now to promote girls’ self-esteem. The Dove Self Esteem Fund has researched what has the greatest impact on girls’ self esteem and found it to be the real women who are positive role models in their lives. This contest is a great way to celebrate moms who are doing this everyday.

Ever since I signed on to do this blog post I’ve been struggling with who to nominate. My mom was one of those fantastic women who lived her life just as she wished and could genuinely say she had no regrets when her time came to an end far too early. I’ve been trying to live my life according to a philosophy of making my dreams happen, one day at a time. And so I spent a great deal of time trying to discern what other moms I know who live according to similar philosophies.

Read Trish's full story here...

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

Visit www.CelebrateMom.ca 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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I am interested in the pursuit of bettering our lives.  I like to write about issues & activities of interest to me, sometimes doing advocacy work, sometimes to express myself personally. I also post samples of my amateur photography on my blog.

I have just completed my studies for my post-degree bachelor of Social Work. My two beautiful school-aged girlies and I live in Nova Scotia since July of 2006, after having moved around Canada. :)   My time has been filled with parenting, studying, and triathlon training.

I am a divorcee, now married to a really good man who parents my children as if they are his own.

I have recently started my own business as Director of Mommy Connections Halifax/Dartmouth chapter. :-) http://www.mommyconnections.ca/halifax 

I have a broad range of interests,  but some of the things most important to me include: supporting the Canadian Diabetes Association, doing Team Diabetes events; cancer research; grief; scrapbooking; reading; running; social justice issues of a big range (i.e. poverty, early childhood education, family issues, woman abuse, family violence, child birth options, breastfeeding, healthy relationships, active transportation, sustainable environmental practises, and political reform); parenting; and balance work with life…

I am currently a registered Social Worker Candidate in Nova Scotia – my focus of interest being community organizing.  I was previously an early childhood educator, child care centre director, and interim director of two not-for-profit agencies (family resource centre and women & children’s transition house).  Early learning & care, family, and women’s issues are all very close to my heart.

I have fibromyalgia, but when I feel well enough I love to run, cycle, and swim. I have participated in a variety of running and triathlon events, all for the love of being active.