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Announcing Youth Hockey Mom of the Year contest

Announcing Youth Hockey Mom of the Year contest

The only thing tougher than a hockey player is a hockey mom. They do early morning rides to the rink, spend countless hours watching practices and games, cheer on every big play and those times when it just isn't your day, but most of all, they are always a great role model. 

Northwood Realty Services is proud to announce in partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins the Youth Hockey Mom of the Year contest as a tribute to the great hockey moms of the region. We want to recognize and celebrate all their hard work, commitment and dedication "Youth Hockey Mom of the Year" contest. Read the NHL’s story about it.

You can nominate your favorite mom by submitting a 300-word online essay on her behalf at www.pittsburghpenguins.com/hockeymoms

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Northwood Honors Hockey Moms

Northwood Honors Hockey Moms

In late 2015, we announced Northwood's "Youth Hockey Mom of the Year" as a new contest that pays tribute to the great moms in our region. These moms take constant early morning (and sometimes late night) rides to the rink, spend countless hours watching practices and games, and they're exceptional role models in the communities where they live.

We designed the contest to recognize and celebrate their outstanding efforts to their families and the community. Recipients are honored and presented gifts in front of their family and team, and Northwood makes a significant donation to the youth hockey organization of their choice.

We were thrilled to receive nominations for so many amazing hockey moms in the area. Visit the winners page to read about all the hockey moms honored in the inaugural contest. 

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Taking the First Step: Career and Motherhood

Taking the First Step: Career and Motherhood

Last year, we hosted an event to introduce five of our Northwood Moms to an amazing group of mom bloggers through The Motherhood.com.  We recently connected with these amazing moms to share some tips for their followers who may be interested in exploring a real estate career.

Some of our agents have talked about how daunting it was to take the first step, and we figured the mom bloggers may have some insights from their own work/life experiences.  In response, these moms wrote posts that speak from the heart about choices they've made in career and motherhood.  They are sure to inspire you, too. You can read them all here.

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New Year - New Career

Last year, we hosted an event to introduce five of our Northwood Moms to an amazing group of mom bloggers through The Motherhood.com. We had such positive conversations that night, and the bloggers continued to inspire us by recapping what they discussed about balancing career and motherhood.

In the spirit of a ""new year - new career," we reconnected with these amazing moms to share some tips for their followers who may be interested in exploring a real estate career. Some of our agents have talked about how daunting it was to take the first step, and we figured the mom bloggers may have some helpful insights from their own work/life experiences.

Of course these dynamo moms didn’t disappoint. Their posts speak from the heart about the choices they’ve made in career and motherhood:

"...it can be difficult to know what to expect and how to succeed, especially if you re-enter the workforce after becoming a mom."
- Heather, Diary of a First Time Mom

Having hard set goals, envisioning them and then finally achieving them is the only way to go about success.
- Maria, Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker

All-in-all it made me realize that while I needed a break to re-energize, I was doing the very best I could.
- Muffy, Brown Mamas

The bottom line is this, just because you might choose to stay at home with your children, you don’t have to lose your identity. You can be a mother as well as a successful businesswoman.
- Rachel, Third Stop on the Right

These moms also reinforced something we’ve known all along: Moms are great employees. Their comments make us extra proud to know that we are a company that really means it when we say "Moms Welcome" at Northwood!

Employers that help women be both amazing mothers and amazing employees are rewarded with the retention, rather than loss, of talent.
- Brynne, Femme Frugality

"Who better to practice patience and grace under pressure than moms?"
- Kelly, Pgh Momtourage

For companies looking to protect profitability and morale by retaining valuable employees and reducing turnover, a policy of flexibility shouldn’t come with strings attached.
- The Motherhood, Work Life Balance

Chaton’s post may have summed it up best about how we operate at Northwood:

"Moms Welcome" is a refreshing slogan that promises that working moms are part of the plan and not an afterthought.
- Chaton, Chaton’s World

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Moms Make Superstar Real Estate Agents

Many of our most successful agents have something in common: they are moms. When you think about it, the traits of a great mom are the same characteristics that make up a superstar real estate agent. Moms are smart, compassionate, savvy multi-taskers who genuinely care about helping others. They know how to make things happen! For a mom looking to re-enter the workforce, becoming a real estate agent is an ideal option.

Our mom agents say that a career in real estate allows them to combine a flexible schedule with unlimited income potential, so they can adjust their own work/life balance. We love helping moms pursue this career option, so earlier this year we started a “Moms Welcome” initiative at Northwood.

To help kick it off, we invited 10 mom bloggers from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio to meet with five of our Northwood Moms. Over some snacks and desserts, the bloggers and Northwood moms got to know each other by trading stories about balancing career and motherhood. Our moms shared their experiences of being a real estate agent while maintaining hectic family lives. The conversations were full of helpful tips and plenty of funny antidotes ("…and how big is your laundry pile?"). The bloggers later posted highlights about what they gained from the discussions.

Are you a mom thinking of a career outside of the home? Take a look at what these mom bloggers discussed with our Northwood moms. Their shared insights about balancing life, family and a real estate profession just might encourage you to explore a new career option!

"Beautiful conversation about what it's REALLY like trying to balance career and motherhood. Go be inspired before you dig into your week, mommas!"
- Brynne, Femme Frugality

"…it was encouraging to see a bunch a smiling working moms who actually like their jobs and believe that it makes them better."
- Chaton, Chaton’s World

"We talked shop: motherhood, life, jobs, and how to make it all work as Northwood for Moms really know and experience the truest level of letting life come together…"
- Dana, Lavishly Living Life Out Loud

"The number one tip–set up a support system. Recruit family and friends to your super team instead of exhausting yourself trying to be a super woman."
- Heather, Diary of a First Time Mom

"The top two reasons they all agreed that it was the best job EVER? Flexibility + the sky is the limit on your salary!"
- Kelly, Pgh Momtourage

"We all learned some valuable lessons throughout our conversations. These women truly understand the sacrifice that all moms and women make to achieve theirs and their family’s goals."
- Maria, Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker

"Hearing her made me think about the little things we do daily in our careers, homes and with our families that pass the legacy of good living down to our children."
- Muffy, Brown Mamas

"They spoke with so much passion when they shared their reasons for joining Northwood Realty. The one thing that was a constant in the conversation was the way they were treated, and how the company understood moms."
- Nicole, Champagne to Crayons

"Northwood doesn’t just accept that some women happen to become moms, but instead specifically recruits moms to become part of their team. With an acute appreciation that working moms are extremely organized, loyal, and driven, Northwood has really hit the mark with their corporate culture."
- Nicole, Mediterranean Baby

"This road of motherhood is hard and we can’t do it alone. We all need a hand every now and again, and lets look no further than our fellow moms!"
- Rachel, Third Stop on the Right

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