When It Takes a Village

We asked 20 Canadian writers to share who they would nominate for the Dove Celebrate Mom Contest. Here's who Paula Schuck from Thrifty Momma's Tips would nominate.

Paula Schuck

Thrifty Momma's Tips

In many ways my family is the truth at the heart of that saying It Takes A Village To Raise A Child. It took a village to help us build a family and when we adopted our girls, both as infants, well I knew always that I would seek to find them strong role models to help guide them throughout their lives.

I had many. My Mother, a single parent, a teacher and caregiver for many. My grandmother, a strong opinionated woman who raised six children and still had time for us. And so should every girl. Each of my daughters, before they came to our home had two prior mothers. Birth mothers and foster mothers and then me - Mom, the one who gets the best parts of them.

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Mom of two teen girls, Paula Schuck, likes to joke that she's the Keeper of the Sanity, and some days that's the hardest job going. Paula (aka @inkscrblr) is a social media consultant and she writes about travel, parenting and health at Thrifty Mommas Tips. She lives in London, Ontario and is always hunting for the next mountain to ski.