Signature Moms Blog Contest

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There’s only one week left to enter the Signature Moms Blog contest – it ends on Thursday, May 1! All mothers in the South Shore area of Massachusetts are invited to enter to win $250 and become a Signature Mommy blogger.

To enter the contest, visit Signature Healthcare’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/MySignatureCare and become a fan by clicking the Like button. Upload a video or post a short essay on why you’d be a great mommy blogger.

Take a look at the great entries we have received so far. Which is your favorite?

Kathy Trainor:

I would love to be a South Shore blogger with Signature Moms.

My Cape Cod wall calendar says Yippie, Spring! But the temperature says, Put on your winter boots because snow is headed your way, sucker.

The Tom and Jimmy’s the local ice-cream stand opens and it’s 55 degrees and sunny, so your kids convince you to take them. By the time you get there and get your ice cream, it’s 43 degrees and drizzling so you eat it in the car with the heat on.

Ok enough of my local rants. I am a mother of 2 boys 15 months apart . I am a Head Start teacher by day, blogger by night, and a mom all over New England and beyond. My husband works full time and spends his drive time staring at the lovely sites of Rt 24. I work locally right in my city and try to prevent toddler tiffs and not burn down the house with my cheap 30 min meals.

To become a South Shore blogger would be something I would first brag about but then take with great pride. I am born and raised on the South Shore. I know where the fun things are to do and what days to avoid rt 3 south to head to the Cape. I know that 128, 95, and 93 are the same but different The HOV lane is a moms best friend on game day.

If selected I would offer you humor, fun, honesty and a passion to have my readers and yours meet my family and the things we do.

Thank you!

Jamie Jones Duponte: 

I am really interested in this group of bloggers as I am a mom blogger and have been for many years now. I blog over at http://afamilieslove.com, about being a homeschool mom to a special needs son, and nanny to another special needs kiddo, as well as two brilliant girls, I am also an adoptive mommy, with another adoption in the works, and that journey is a roller coaster that many will follow with us. We do urban homesteading and gluten free cooking amongst our lessons, and travel around the south coast enjoying all the beauty surrounding us. Having a special needs child, who is also adopted, as well as his older adopted sister makes my homeschool, adoptive mommy life just a little different than the average mommy, but I love every minute of it and the challenges it presents. It has made me a more creative mom and teacher, with a greater empathy for the struggles that special needs moms face feeling isolated and overwhelmed. I am looking forward to hopefully joining a dynamic groups of blogger moms in this journey we are on!! Thanks for the opportunity, Jamie Jones Duponte

 Angela Semnta: 

 Hello everyone! I am SUPER excited to hear about the Mommy Blog!!!! Even MORE so to hear about the contest!!  I am a 35 year old single Mommy of 2 ages 6 & 17..tell me about it..HUGE age gap..but I wouldn’t trade it for the world!! We’ve been living in Brockton now for the past 5 years and we LOVE it! Three years ago I became heavily involved in my community when I began volunteering for Protect Mass Children a well known non profit agency fighting for stronger penalties against sex offenders here in Massachusetts. I ran their Facebook page as part of their 351 project and dedicated myself to Brockton as Brockton Mass Pmc. I tell you. Our city is a tough city with a tough reputation..but through my mission to keep kids safe I met SO MANY amazingly wonderful and kindhearted people with the same mission in their hearts  Through coats drives and clothing drives I tell you the way that people came out to help COMPLETE STRANGERS warmed my heart then and warms my heart now to think of all the generosity EVEN in this city that sadly has such a poor reputation. One thing I know is that the ones who have the least to give are usually the first to want to give  I would just like to say that I saw this contest and when I read about the Mommy Blog I just knew it would be perfect for me and me for it just because of my love for my kids and my family but also because of my love and my knowledge of my community including resources, events, and happenings in and around the city! If you choose me, you won’t be dissatisfied and being I’m a stay at home mommy I’ve got LOTS of time to BLOG AWAY:):) Thanks in advance~Angela Semeta

Jessica Stetson Aldred:

I’m a working stay-at-home mom with a unique perspective on life. After saying goodbye to my in-laws way too soon, my family decided it would be best to move into my old family homestead with my parents to help them as they age, as well as allow our children to enjoy a close relationship with their remaining grandparents. As the main cooker, cleaner and caretaker of 2 seniors, 4 pets, 2 (soon to be 3) very active little boys and one amazingly helpful husband, life is busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

With degrees in Business Management and experience in Day Care Management & teaching Preschool as well as Accounting and Business Marketing, I’ve run the gambit as far as work experience goes. However, I’ve found my sweet spot working from home part-time while still getting to enjoy my children as they grow and being an active participant in all of my family’s undertakings.

I’ve live in the West Bridgewater/Brockton area my entire live and I intend to keep it that way. My children will attend my old schools, have my old teachers and experience life in a small town similarly to the way I did decades ago. If you’re not from a small town you may not understand the sweet smell of cow that denotes the arrival of summer or the parental calm that comes with knowing all the goings on around town before your children do.

I’m a planner, a worrier, a complainer and most definitely a talker (or writer if you will). I live in a state of controlled chaos and find myself lost without a structured schedule. I enjoy sharing my thoughts, views and life experiences of my growing family with others and hope your blog can allow me to contribute to our community in this way. Join me on my journey as I introduce a third little boy to our brood and juggle life in this jungle of testosterone.

 Carolyn Coleman:

 Why I want to become a “Signature Mom blogger.”

I’ve been married for almost 25 years. My husband and I have 3 sons, twin boys that have already graduated college and a son about to turn 15, who is a freshman in high school.
I read all of the blogs on Signature Moms Blog, and learn something each time I read a blog.

I feel as though I have a lot to contribute to the blog with having that generation gap between my boys. I am always amazed at how kids are raised today compared to when we were raising our boys a few years ago.

My husband and I in some cases have different opinions on how to raise our 15 year old son. While I have managed to change with the times, I find that my husband is sometime a few generations behind us. I am a passionate mom who totally enjoys having a teenager son it’s a joy to see him mature into a young man and would love to share the joys and challenges of raising a student athletic.

Crystal Nightingale Marcantonio: 

Parenting can be full of ups and downs, challenges and triumphs, and interesting twists of fate. While most people have nine months to prepare for their child, I had just two hours. Since our daughter joined our family from an emergency foster placement, we seem to always be ready for the unexpected. I rely on my witty, sometimes snarky personality to get me through the day. When I am not lugging my daughter’s ridiculously heavy hockey bag to and from practice, trying to keep her lunch box exciting, or buried in work from a school committee, I can usually be found doing something equally ridiculous like figuring out how host a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt. My very understanding husband often comes home to a living room which has been turned into a labyrinth of tent forts and lego cities and isn’t phased. I would love to become a “Signature Blog Mom.” I currently host my own blog, Cape Cod Mom, I feel that my honest, often comical, and sometimes epic fails in parenting would make me a terrific addition.

Nicole Shea:

I would love to join the Signature mommy blog. I am a SAHM. I have two beautiful, active and very crazy boys who are 4 and 8. They keep my on my toes as well as my husband but I love it, I wouldn’t want it any other way. My husband and I are both in school finishing up our degrees. Between balancing home, school and my husband’s job it becomes a bit hectic. In our home there is so much laughter and love we forget about insane schedules. I love to laugh and really not make big of anything. I want my children to be happy and enjoy life. On the weekends I make sure I am taking my children out and try new things. We have a bucket list already planned and our summer vacation planned. I know that blogging my life and adventures on the Signature Mommy Blog I would bring lots of laughter and hopefully some great places to go on a one income budget that anyone can afford. When my husband and I made the decision for me to stay home we knew things were going to be a lot different but over the years it has made us closer and had us realize that it doesn’t matter how much money you make it’s all about the time you spent together as a family, that’s what your children remember. Thank you for the opportunity,Nicole Shea


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