The Strength of One Voice

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Louise Gleeson, from Late Night Plays would nominate.

Louise Gleeson

Late Night Plays

My village is made of beautiful and vibrant women, who lend their wisdom, insight, and unwavering support. I depend on them to open my eyes, my mind, my heart; to help me grow into the person and parent I see in my future; to push me closer to being the role model I want my children to have.

To choose just one of these women to celebrate is hard. Lucky me. 

Betsy and I first connected in a prenatal class over a discussion of cloth diapers. It was refreshing to find someone else keen to try them. We talked about different brands, but never the pros and cons. There were no cons for Betsy; it was simply the right choice.  

Years later, where I've allowed the day-to-day pressures of motherhood to weaken that shared vision for a healthier world, Betsy remains committed.

Read Louise'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!

Check out more stories about inspiring role model moms.


I'm the lucky Mummy of four school-aged kids between six and 14, who took the black & white plan I had for my life and made it technicolour. I've been writing since I was seven (I won my first writing contest that year) and finally got my act together and went to journalism school. I'm a Don Draper (not Derek Shepherd) and Breaking Bad (not The Bachelor) kind of gal.

If I'm not parenting, cooking, tidying, writing or watching Netflix marathons, you can be certain I'm reading (everything and anything). Motherhood can be a lonely place without the support of other mummies, so be warned...if I like you, I'm going to keep you!

I blog about raising, feeding and entertaining a family of six at