Share Your Mom Stories during the COVID-19 Quarantine for a Chance to Win One of Five $50 Gift Cards!

By Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member

These days, it’s difficult to know if we’re doing much of anything right in terms of parenting. Are we good enough teachers during these school-at-home days? Are we allowing too much screen time? When was the last time we served a fruit or vegetable with a meal? Is it bad that bedtimes have gone out the window? These, and many other worries, present themselves on a daily basis. Moms are notorious for being too hard on ourselves, and many are probably convinced that there is so much more we could be doing for our kids right now.

But you know what? We’re all experiencing similar thoughts, and we need to remember that we’re all in this together. To illustrate this, we want to hear from you, Moms! How are you handling these long days of quarantine? Good or bad, we want to hear it all!

Beginning Monday, April 27th, we hope you’ll share your story or the story of another wonderful mom you know and a photo if possible. The photo can be a pic of mom, the kids, entire family, or even artwork created for mom. We will collect submissions through May 7th; please email your photos and stories to On Friday, May 8th, we will post all of the entries in an album on our Facebook page, so we can see that we’re truly in this together. We will randomly draw five entries to receive a $50 e-gift card to Target, Amazon, a food delivery service (like DoorDash), or a mom-selected restaurant where e-gift cards are available!

Contest details:

Contest entries should be submitted via email to, beginning 4/27/20. All submissions should include a brief story (3-4 sentences detailing your experiences as a mother during a pandemic) and a photo if desired. Also include the mom’s name and email. Five winners of a $50 e-gift card will be randomly drawn on 5/8/20 and winners will be notified via email. By submitting an entry, you are granting ds-connex to share your photo and story across our social media channels. Please note that ds-connex may edit your entry for grammar or length.

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