The Beauty of Strength

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Nenette Mayor, from Life Candy would nominate.

Nenette Mayor

Life Candy

Duran Duran brought us together.

Well, okay, Duran Duran and countless cans of Aquanet hairspray.  Yes, you guessed it.  It was the 80s, and for the first time since we both started going to the same high school, Michelle and I were in the same home room. 

Oh, we’d met many years before in Grade 7, but we never hit it off.  I was painfully shy towards kids not in my class, and she thought I was a snob -- because I didn’t want any of her proffered sandwich.  Yeah, that was weird.  Which should’ve tipped me off that we were destined to be best friends.  

Anyway, it was not the most auspicious start to what would be one of my closest and most treasured friendships.

Read Nenette's full story here...

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Nenette is a writer/blogger, health coach, hula & tahitian dance instructor, and recovering software engineer.  She also enjoyed a short stint as a bassist in a new wave basement band in the 80s.  She was a contributing writer for Canada Moms Blog and KIDoosh, and has written countless guest posts.

She lives in Winnipeg with her scientist-guy husband and two beautiful, clever children.  When she's not spending time with her three favourite people, she's buried in a steamy erotic novel, watching her favourite sci-fi shows, going out for sushi with her girlfriends, stalking people on Twitter and Facebook, or writing for her blog Life Candy.