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Contest: Nom the Mom!  by Tara


We love Moms. Seriously, we think they are awesomesauce! But they are overworked and underpaid, in most cases. (I believe I hear a chorus of hard-working Moms cheering “YEAH!” in the background.) So this year, the Linn Area Credit Union family decided it was time to honor one lucky and well-deserving Mom. We partnered with City Looks Salon & Spa (ohhhh… ahhhh!) to come up with a swoon-worthy Day of Beauty package. 

This downright luxurious prize package includes a Spa Facial or 50 minute Full Body Massage, plus a Spa Manicure and Spa Pedicure, Hair Style and Makeup application along with a beautiful basket full of Aveda Bath & Body products! This package is valued at $300! 

What Mom wouldn’t want to win that?! 

What we need from YOU guys out there is some nominations! We want to hear all about the special mamacitas in your life. Maybe it’s your mom, your wife (how sweet!), your sister, your nana, your BFF, your co-worker – anyone who is part of your life and also a deserving mom can be nominated (excluding Linn Area Credit Union employees – sorry, ladies!).  (Go to for all the details and rules!)

How can you nominate a mom? Why, you have a plethora of options! 

  • Tell us in 500 words or less why she deserves to get pampered. You can do this in a story, poem, sonnet – whatever trips your trigger.
  • Writing not your thing? We’ll also happily consider video nominations – talking, singing, interpretive dance, live footage. Just keep the videos under 3 minutes, please!

Don’t forget that creativity goes a looooong way! 

However you decide to nominate, make sure to send your submission to me at (do NOT post your submission to the blog, Facebook or anywhere else – they must come to me, the Master of “Nom the Mom”) before midnight on Sunday, April 24th. Hey, we have to cut it off at some point!

Linn Area Credit Union will select our top 3 candidates and then allow area residents to vote on who they think should win the prize of pampering!

Click here or go to for all the details and rules! 

Any questions? Feel free to ask in the comments on the blog, Facebook or on Twitter

Now get nominating – that special mom in your life DESERVES it!!!

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  • Patricai

    I vote for Dawn Mc Daniel. Taking care of both children and parents is difficult and takes much love.

  • Cindi

    I vote for Amber Nietert. She is wonderful mom to a heart baby(2 years old) and great 4 year old. She make difficult seem easy.

  • Beth

    I vote for Wendi Otte, because she’s awesome, kind and a great mother.

  • Alexis

    I vote for Amber Nietert. She is a wonderful mom to her boys. She is always talking about them and sharing joys and concerns about them with others. They are at a busy age and with all of Brekin’s health issues, she is still able to take it all in stride. She understands that motherhood is a marathon not a sprint.

  • Anne Seidl

    I’m voting for Wendi!

  • Anne Seidl

    My vote goes to Wendi Otte!

  • Megan Wickman

    I want to vote for Wendi Otte!!!!

  • Keagen Brown

    Did Amber win yet? She ROCKS! I vote for her! Sh’e my favorite mom (next to mine) :)

  • Rhonda

    Wendi Otte- the greatest

  • Kara

    I vote for Amber…. just because! :)

  • Gina Brenneman

    I vote for Karen Brenneman. We have been sister in laws for 10 plus years. Every word that Greg wrote is true and she is so much more. Karen has been through a lot this past year plus and I never here her complain.