Chocolate Slavery – a speech by 10 year old Emma Cont

As a speaker, I have the great honour of traveling and meeting with many different people at various events. Speaking at schools are always my favourite as young people are so remarkably passionate about ending injustice and eager to make a lasting impact. These young world changers are the ones who inspire me to keep…

Sweetpiece by Marjolein

It’s almost time for my favourite winter holiday (besides Christmas)! As a hopeless, romantic sap , I absolutely love Valentine’s Day. Give me candles, roses, chocolates and all the cliché “lovey- dovey” notions; I’m all about it! If you’re looking for a classy timeless gift for your lady or if you’re celebrating Galentine’s Day (‘Parks…

At Home with American Nomad: Giveaway

We all live busy lives and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy full days. But sometimes days at home are my favourite. No hustle and bustle, just snuggles and cuddles, nursing and train building, book reading and baking. Life with a Mama and her toddler. We cuddle a lot when we’re at…

Meet American Nomad

It’s no surprise, like most girls, I love to shop. However in my pursuit of ethical living, I am becoming more and more aware of who makes our products, how they are made, and how we can use our consumer dollars to intentionally bring powerful change into the world. Yet there’s one thing that I…

The Legacy Tribe

  There’s a new wind blowing into my heart these days and a sweet freshness in the air. I can’t be certain what it is but my fingers are almost tingling with anticipation. I know it can seem superficial, it is January after all, but I know it – deep in my bones, change is…

The Divine Mystery of Self

I once read a beautiful proverb that said we could never truly know another person, that each soul is a divine mystery that can only be fully known by God. This resonates within me because it calls out to the deep and sacred complexity that exists within the core of each human soul. That our…

Winter Wander Weekend

I live for family weekends. Now that Chayton is walking its the perfect time to explore our beautiful city and watch as he discovers the world around him. This weekend we took part in the annual Winter Wander weekend, where all five of the local museums in Vanier Park are available to the public for…

In love with February Babies

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Style // Fashion and Compassion Jewelry Giveaway!

We aren’t even two weeks into 2016 and already my heart is filled with hope for all that this year will be. The first of my 2016 babies was born last week and as always, it was an absolute privilege and honour to serve as doula, witnessing the raw strength and determination of motherhood. Babies…

2016. Intentional Resolutions.

Time never stops. We’ve reached the milestone of New Year’s Day and in a flash it’s already one week into the new year. 2016 will be a powerful one, I’m certain. We have goals to move out of our tiny home and into something with growing room. We’re travelling to IRELAND and ISRAEL! I’m just…