So, here we are. It’s back to school time with its hot mess of emotions.
There’s excitement. First-day photos. New classes. Fresh backpacks and fresh starts.
There’s worry. Will my kid like her teachers? Make friends? Miss the bus? Take algebra and ask me a question? Please, just no. Join dance team and cost me a fortune?
And there’s the guilty pleasure of holy cow, this is what a quiet house sounds like? Who knew? It’s been so long…
It’s not all bad. But yeah, it’s an emotional swirl of bittersweet. School calendars are markers of time for a lot of us. Right before our eyes our kids turn from “babes” who can’t tie their shoes into big kids who forget to. It’s all about change. Which is why it’s the perfect time to imagine something amazing. Even more amazing than the house suddenly being clean and someone offering to cook dinner, so you can put your feet up. Let’s stay realistic here. Instead, think about something truly amazing for your kids and their school. Because for one lucky school, it’s about to happen.
Your role? Just go online to unitypoint.org/ImagineTheAmazing to vote for the school you want to win. Gather your friends, rally your social clubs, and vote between September 17-30. It’s that easy.
So, let’s add one more emotion to this back-to-school season: pride. Because, maybe you just made an amazing difference for your kids and school. And as for finding someone to clean house and cook dinner, still waiting on that one.
*Rules and regulations for the contest provided here. All K-12, non-profit public and private schools within the 99 counties of Iowa and the primary counties served by UnityPoint Health in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nebraska and South Dakota are eligible.
About the Guest Blogger
Mallary McKinney is the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for UnityPoint Health. In this role, she leads the enterprise-wide branding efforts for the system. As a former retail vet and self-proclaimed brand geek, Mallary aims to bring outside industry perspective and fresh thinking into healthcare marketing. Outside the office, you can find her and her husband chasing around her two little humans, Kennedy and Jack, and one zany French bulldog, Judge.
UnityPoint Health is the nation’s 13th largest nonprofit health system and the fourth largest nondenominational health system in America, providing care throughout Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin. As an industry leader in the Midwest, we put people first — they’re our sweet spot, what we care about most, and why we do what we do. Our 30,000 team members are committed to giving each person the type of experience we’d want for our own loved ones. We believe everyday moments are worth celebrating, and as your partner in health care, we’re dedicated to making it easier to live well. UnityPoint Health, UnityPoint Clinic® and UnityPoint at HomeSM provide easier, more personal care to patients and families. Because people are amazing, and we’re here to help keep them that way.
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