Mommy Me Time Contest

By , November 13th, 2012 | News | 47 Comments

Hey moms: We know you’re busy. You’re always running around, shuttling kids to dance, soccer, karate, football, cheerleading…the list goes on. During the holidays your schedule gets packed even more with shopping (for everyone but yourself), extended family obligations, and too many holiday parties to have fun at any one. You easily neglect yourself as you put all your loved ones first. But what have you done for you lately?

This holiday season, Renown Children’s Hospital and the Scribbles blog want to honor hardworking northern Nevada moms by giving you the chance to win some quality time with yourself. From now through November 30, Scribbles is hosting a “Mommy Me Time” contest. One lucky mom will receive a $200 gift certificate to Renown Cosmetic Laser & Skin Care, which offers a full suite of rejuvenating treatments, delivering exactly the kind of pampering moms like you deserve.

Renown believes that family health starts with mom’s health. What better way to ensure a happy healthy you than with a good dose of Mommy Me Time? Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Subscribe to Scribbles blog. Already a subscriber? Proceed to step 2

Step 2: Comment on this blog post by telling us why you deserve some Mommy Me Time in 25 words or less

Step 3: Enjoy reading valuable Scribbles content. We will announce the winner the first week of December.

Scribbles is dedicated to sharing valuable information that will help you help yourself and your family walk a healthy path: the latest tips and trends about your growing children, pregnancy, childbirth, and a host of other topics. We know moms are the backbones of the family and of our community. This blog’s for you!

Since we can’t give all of our awesome moms a healthy dose of spa-style Mommy Me Time, we want to honor you in a different way. Renown has taken another step to recognize northern Nevada’s awesome moms with our new Motivated Mommies Pinterest board. As a Scribbles mom, we know you’re passionate about your family’s health. We’d love for you to tell us why: What motivates you, mommy? Follow this link and submit your two sentence response with a picture that shows you in action. You deserve attention and Renown wants to give it to you!

47 comments so far

  • Renown Says: December 4, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Thank you to everyone who entered our Mommy Me Time Contest! Mindi Brenner was randomly selected as the winner of the gift certificate to Renown Cosmetic Laser & Skin Care. However, because we were so moved by the entries received, we shared them with the folks at Cosmetic Laser & Skin Care who are going to offer anyone with an entry on or before Nov. 30 with the special described below. Enjoy the Mommy Me Time!

    $20 Skin Rejuvenation – New Year, New You special for “Mommy Me Time” entries during the month of January (valued at $25)
    Renew your skin in just 15 minutes with a Skinceutical Gel Peel treatment. This treatment helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and dullness by exfoliating the surface layers of dead skin cells. Good for all skin types. Not sure what type of skin care products or treatments are best for your skin? Renown Cosmetic Laser & Skin Care offers complimentary skin care consultations in advance of your treatment. Tuesday through Friday. Call 982-8255 to make an appointment. Treatment cost is refunded with purchase of any product or cosmetic medical service valued at $150 or more on the day of service of your skin rejuvenation treatment.

  • KM Says: November 30, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    46 year old single mom. 3 year old daughter. My mother just passed. Recently finished my Master’s Degree. I work at Renown helping others.

  • Danae Says: November 30, 2012 at 8:03 am

    I am a working mama with two boys and would love to get pampered!

  • Phylis Says: November 28, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I would love to have this special day to myself because not only do I take care of my children as a single mom, but I also volunteer for the girl scouts. Im also a student and I work for Renown. Did I mention 12 hour shifts?

  • Jeanette Says: November 28, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I am a work part-time and go to school. I hope to some day become a nurse like the ones I work with now. I also have a 11 year old son who I need to succeed for for! I would love some me time!

  • Janae Says: November 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Full time student, wife, mom of 3.5 year old daughter, and I still work 30+ hours a week. Some “me” time would be AMAZING!!!

  • Laura P Says: November 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I’m a military wife that has gone through 2 year long deployments, proud mom of two sons and i have always put everyone else first.

  • tiffany morris Says: November 27, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I wasnt going to enter this until i was urged by a friend. I have 5 kids, both my husband and i work full time. 34 days ago our son was diagnosed with cml leukemia. After spending 10 days in the hospital we are now coming to Reno from Fallon twice a week. We are in San Francisco right now for further testing. He will need a bone marrow transplant next year so that is an additional 100 days we will be in San Francisco. There is definitely no time to spoil myself.

  • Lori Says: November 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Single mommy, 3 amazing boys, my 11 year old is Autistic and takes all of my time just doing basic things most take for granted.

  • Amanda Parks Says: November 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    More than win a spa day for myself, I would like to win a spa day for my mother. As a mother of five, she works extremely hard – day in and day out caring for foster children. She has also adopted three of her foster babies, all whom have medical needs (she has eight children total!) She’s feels extremely blessed by her situation and never asks for anything of herself. I would love to give her this!

  • Rose Says: November 27, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    I was ready to give all the sweet and sordid details of why I deserve a spa day….then I read the comments. Give it to Shannon Dillon who lost a 7-month old child.I think we can all agree that nothing we can say compares to her story. Love and peace to you Shannon!

  • Emily Says: November 27, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Like the saying goes, “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”…and a spa day would sure make this mama happy :)

  • Jacqueline Estrada Says: November 27, 2012 at 11:48 am

    I’m actually a Supervisor in the Customer Service Department who is asking for one of the employees here to be recognized in the Mommy Me Time Contest.

    Jackie gets up every morning at 5am and cooks dinner for her 3 children so when they get home from school dinner is ready for them. She always puts her children 1st and makes sure her children are well taken care of. I feel she deserves a day to herself as she works so hard

  • Melissa Eskuchen Says: November 27, 2012 at 5:03 am

    I would love a spa day-I have twin 3 year old boys who run me ragged when I’m not working, and my full time job is teaching 3-5 year olds with special needs. While I love doing each of these things, in addition to taking care of my home, I need a break. I’m too cheap to pay for it myself and my paycheck usually goes toward bills anyhow:) I never feel really “put together” because I just don’t have the time or energy to put towards myself. I spa day would be a great excuse to take some time for myself. I don’t believe I’ve ever had one- but would love it!

  • Jill Says: November 26, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I am a wife, a mother of two young and demanding children, a full time IT Manager in a male dominated industry, and the list goes on and on. Not only would I love a day of pampering to find some time for myself, but I promise to pay it forward. I would share a gift of care for another’s kids so that she might have an afternoon to herself.

  • Anissa Says: November 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    There isn’t a mom worth her weight in fruit snacks who doesn’t deserve a few hours of bliss and relaxation. Add on top of that being a single parent with two jobs and you are asking for more than a little stress. Life brings challenges and successes, lessons and opportunity and as an example to my son I have chosen to make the BEST of every situation and to remember he is always watching. That idea keeps me motivated and leads me to needing just a little time for me!

  • Rebecca Okonski Says: November 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    In October 2010 I has an artificial knee put in, for 13 months I haven’t been able to walk properly, I just found out in January I have to have the surgery all over again. My daughters and son will be there to help me, without them life would be so hard. Being a mother is a gift, as are children :)

  • Renee Says: November 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    I work full time, have an active 3 year old son that I am potty training, and am 5 months pregnant with my second son.

  • Megan Says: November 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    I deserve a spa date because I am currently nine months pregnant with my first child, working two job, and exhausted! I work a full time job watching kids and a part time retail and soon will be a full time mommy!

  • Nancy Horn Says: November 26, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Hello friends!!! I have the ultimate reason to win. I’ve had two neck surgeries this year (still at home recovering from the second one), I am a small business owner (DISH Cafe & Catering Company and DishTruck) and I am a mother. Please let me win and I will share and sing from the rooftops, mountain ranges, ranches and wetlands (we live in Damonte Ranch). Thank you and cheers!!!

    Nancy Horn

  • Sabrina Montanez Says: November 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

    I am a single mother of two little girls. I am a full time worker at renown, as well as a part time worker for a software company. I am enrolled in school full time, recieving my Bachelor’s degree. I recently had to move out of my house to move into my mother’s, because I was living next door to a sex offender who was harassing me and my children daily, so all of my belongings are in storage, and I cannot wait until I can have my stuff and my own place again! There is nothing better than being a mom. My children are my number one priority and that will never change :-)

  • Jessica Says: November 24, 2012 at 6:00 am

    I’m a 24 year old single mother. I work two jobs, and I attend school full time preparing to graduate. I could definitely use this!

  • Anonamus Says: November 22, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    Hi as you can see I am very private . I am a 38 year old and holding mom of three verry buisy boys. The oldest 10, the middle one 8, and the baby who is yes! five but still my baby ; even the dog is a boy ! I am truly in need of mommy me time, girly anything would be like heaven. There is just know time for me to gussy up to be a girl time or to just plain relax we are always on the go. The boys go to Corral Acadamy of science in reno , we of course live in sparks and drive daily, the two oldest are on the honour roll and the oldest is the head of the Treasurer of the National Honours society. I work a second job and have a wonder ful husband who with out him I would be lost. We try to get a way on everyonce and a while but , it never seems like a rest. Its cram as much fun as you can in to as little time as you can, and still aford to pay the sitter. It would be an extream honour and blessing if we could win the mommy me time and if i could share it with my husband. Thank you for you consideration. The mommy who time forgot .

  • Heather Says: November 21, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I am a single mom of a soon to be 3 yr old son. Everything I do is for him. Working to pay daycare, rent, and food, doesnt leave much leftover for ANYTHING I make sure he has everything he needs before i even think about doing anything nice for museld. Everyone asks me why i never do things for my self and my answer is “i cant” being both a mom and a dad to the best boy i could ask for is the greatest gift i could give myself.

  • Monica Martinez Says: November 20, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    In desperate need of a getaway, recently lost my job which caused me to lose my home. Luckily I found another job quickly with lower pay and less hours. Went from a 3bd house to a 2bd Mobile home. I have 2 wonderful energetic children whom my parents watch while I work. Wishing I had more income because my parents are not in the best of health and I worry constantly about their well being. I do the best that I can everyday to make the most of each day, this would be a blessing for me to relax after so much has happen these last few months. <3

  • Jessica Says: November 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’m in need of Mommy Me Time because I homeschool my children as well as work from home. It’s challenging to do both and alone time is something that rarely happens for me.

  • Robin Meiltoft Says: November 18, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I’m honored to be the mother of a one-year old little boy. He was born 7 weeks premature and has some health complications recently. I work full-time and attend graduate school. My husband is employed out of state and sacfices travelling over the west coast for our family. My mom (Grandma) is the one who deserves to to be pampered!! She selflessly watches her Grandson every weekend so I can work and avoid daycare. She deserves a special day.

  • Kathy Says: November 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    My granddaughter was diagnosed with ATRT (a very, very, very rare cancer) at 11 weeks (12/23/11). Since then she has had 3 brain surgeries and numerous rounds of chemo and is now 1 year old going through her 1st series of radiation and a 2nd series of chemo. She is being treated at UCLA in Los Angeles. So I have been traveling back and forth to be there with her and my daughter in addition to caring for my 12 year old daughter here at home.

  • Carmel Says: November 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    All of these mommies deserve some “me time”. Thank you for this opportunity, it would be wonderful to win. I am a lucky mommy already to have three healthy, beautiful children.

  • Tamara Arellano Says: November 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I think all moms deserve mommy me time but this is why I think I deserve it. Aside from the fact that I’m a mom, and that title alone gives everyone the much needed me time, I have an 8 year old daughter who is absolutely beautiful, sweet and loving. I am very blessed to have her in my life and I don’t say that without extremely good reason. I almost lost her when she was 1 year old when she went into cardiogenic shock because of her diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. She was at Renown which was Washoe at that time in the PICU where amazing doctors saved her life for the short few days she was there until she was transferred to Lucille Packard Childrens’ Hospital where she was placed on ECMO (a life support machine for babies) and awaiting the Berlin Heart and a heart transplant. She was so sick we didn’t even know if she would make it and seeing my angel baby go through that was truly heart breaking. Seeing any baby fight for their life is truly stressful but when that baby is yours, wow…I’m seriously surprised I’m not gray right now. That was the worse ordeal I ever had to face and hopefully will ever have to face again. I saw a lot of not so happy endings for some families and I am truly grateful everyday that my daughter lived and not only lived but was able to live with her own heart and not a transplant. She does have cerebral palsy now due to a bleed that occured in her brain while she was on ECMO and she has a lot of severe developmental delays. She is non-verbal and we are working on getting a dynavox (an amzing touch screen device) that will allow her to communicate. She is amazing, happy and beautiful but we keep very busy with many therapy appointments for her. Sorry, that was like a book. I also have a bautiful 5 year old boy who has a healthy heart and completely typical and crazy. Anyone who has a boy deserves double mommy time. 😉 Although, there are those girls that are pretty darn crazy too. I also have a sweet, beautiful little 2 year old daughter. She is amazing!!!! As 2 year olds are. Now coming to another reason why I think I may deserve a little me time, we just found out she has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (which is a non-curable heart disease where the heart in enlarged). This was a very scary and hard thing to find out since we almost lost our first daughter to this. We keep busy with her too, trips to Lucille Packard Childrens’ Hospital and local cardiologist appointments here in town. She too is receiving therapy since she is showing some signs of mild delays. I’m positive and I know that her heart will stay strong and all will work out good for her if we just keep her heart from failing. So……with that said, we all deserve me time and there are so many moms that deserve it just as much if not more than me but trust me, I hope I win. If I don’t congrats to the well deserved mommy that does. Sorry for the book. 😉

  • Erin Dwyer Says: November 16, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I have Avery active,smart but devilish son who doesn’t clearly so I feel like the son whisper…. I used to have some help until my 89 year old grandmother broke her hip and within days of that had a full hysterectomy. We found out she is also battling ovarian Cancer. All this time my mom was diagnosed with COPD and has Emphysema. My husband has had 4 bouts of diticutlits (?) and an emergency appendectomy and this is just April. I’m not in that good of help having just been diagnosed with a seizure disorder (which thank goodness is not epilepsy but still scary because the doctors don’t know why)..,, it’s been a very trying time and not having a driving licence and no one feeling up to par except my son (who just happened to get the bug going around WCSD) has me running on fumes. I feel so guilty because all I do is watch the clock for bed time. I’m currently seeing a counselor who says I need “ME” time but with not working that’s not an option… Sorry to vent but really don’t like to talk to tell anyone else. I could actually go on and one…. Thanks for listening/reading!

  • Nicolette Hardinger Says: November 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I am a mom, wife, PTO president, part-time employee, and full-time student. Time to pamper myself comes rarely.

  • Elizabeth Ndolo Says: November 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I am single mother if 3 I have a almost 10 year old boy a 5 year old girl and a 2 year old baby girl who is in her potty trianning phase. I work full time Here at Renown I am avery busy mom with taking my son to football practice and games basketball practice for my 10 yr old and 5 yr old and also haveing physcal therapy twice a week for recovery from a car accdent spending what little mommy time with each of my kids I dont have anytime for myself to relax and pamper myself.

  • Mindi Says: November 16, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Play mate, dishwasher, cook, concierge, therapist, driver/chauffeur, mentor, coach, housekeeper, friend, date, counselor, dietician, exercise buddy, first aid assistant, safety consultant, …..need I say more!

  • Rachael Says: November 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    25 words or less?

    Im a working mother, pamper me!

  • Rachael Says: November 16, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    For the past 5 years, I have been working night shift. I’ve always worked night shift so my young children do not have to attend daycare. I do not get sleep during the day, so I must split my working nights up. I often stay awake for 36-48 hours. I am also a student, working hard to get my nursing degree. I am alone when it comes to the cleaning, laundering, cooking, and maintaining of my household. To top it off, I was recently rear-ended in which my head struck the back glass of my truck hard enough it shattered. I have been in and out of physical therapy and have had on-going head issues. At the end of the day, there is no more time for myself. Rarely do I get the opportunity to do something for myself. I would love to be the one being pampered for once!

  • Catie Says: November 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I am a single mom of an almost 6-year-old little girl who is absolutely amazing. I am a part-time student at TMCC studying business, 2 classes at a time with the help of financial aid. And I am also a full time employee here at Renown as a CNA, usually working 12 hours shifts. When I’m not with her, at school or work, which is never, I would love to enjoy some me time so I can be a better mother, student and employee.

  • shannon dillon Says: November 16, 2012 at 6:56 am

    For the last 6 months I have not given myself any down time after losing my 7 month old son. Its one of lifes thoughest battles.

  • Bethany Says: November 15, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    I’m a 31 year old full time working Mommy and Wife. I rarely make time for myself, same as many other Moms. My son just turned one, and I’m struggling to find time for anything outside of the morning rush, the work rush, the gym rush, the dinner rush, the bath and bed time rush, the clean up rush, just to sleep and repeat! Pamper meeeee! :)

  • Valerie Says: November 13, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    I am a mother of three and do not take much time to myself, I am very devoted to my children and work hard to keep them happy, i work for Renown Child care full time I take care of the babies at the childcare center, I love my job of being a mother of three of my own children and a care giver to up to 8 babies a day (along with my co-workers), along with taking care of the house hold, such as cooking cleaning, doing never ending loads of laundry, i am a very busy mom, I love being a mother im proud of my children and love them more than words can say. I have an 11 year old, 5 year old and a 2 year old, they keep me on my feet most of the time and there needs are constantly met, i do not take breaks from the kids that often, maybe once a month for a few hours, and sometimes I will go out maybe once every two months, but just to see a movie with friends or to go to lunch with friends, I would love to relax or be pampered for a few hours

  • Carin Gomes Says: November 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I don’t really need a pampering treatment. I had a pedicure made of frosting today from my daughter. (9 months old, and crawling like a champ.)

  • Stacia Says: November 13, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The most important part of my life is being a mother to my two and soon to be three babies! They are my everything, and at times require my everything! I know how important it is to slow down and give to yourself as a mom now and then so that you can be the best mom for your children. With this third pregnancy, and just finishing nursing school, I’m left tired and drained on most days, mustering up what energy I have left in the evenings to shower love onto my children & husband. I know my break is way over due when my patience is short and my creative play with the children stops. I could use a recharge so that I could give my children their best mommy back and for the simple ability to enjoy them at this tender age. Much thanks for any consideration.

  • Yvette Says: November 13, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Doesn’t every mommy need mommy me time? Between my husband and I both working full time jobs, me working a part time job from home, and my kids being involved in everything under the sun, finding any time for adult things is hard. Heck, I’d be happy just to go see a movie that wasn’t animated. :)

  • Tiffany currie Says: November 13, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    I have three of my own children, I also have custody of my lil sis and watch my niece ad nephew. My husband was just injured an had to undergo major back surgery to be able to walk.

  • Misty Says: November 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    I’m a mother of two boys. I had my second son two weeks ago and trying to meet a newborns needs on top of a very active 2 year old, I’m beat! I’m a stay at home mother and I feel like the job never ends. It’s a 24 hour shift, 7 days a week. I’m in constant battle with meeting the demands of my husband, my sons, keeping our house in order along with the other lists of chores that never end. I can’t remember the last thing I’ve done for just me! I’m in need of a confidence booster, that’s for sure and this would be the perfect remedy for that. Thank you!

  • April Says: November 13, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I’m a single mother, I have 3 part time jobs and between that and caring for my child, I’m hardly able to relax.

  • Erin Says: November 13, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I have a 2.5 year old son and just gave birth in September to my daughter. I recently found out that my father is battling cancer. So I haven’t had time to pamper myself as I’ve been taking care of everyone else!


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