Inspired by the Ocean: Milo + Nicki, ethically designed fashion

The warmer days are just around the corner and as always, I’m on the hunt for sustainable and ethically-made fashion for my wardrobe! Meet Milo + Nicki. This small batch, designer fashion is manufactured in the USA using 100% biodegradable handwoven fabrics. The core of their company is to celebrate the beauty, diversity and ambition…

Where they laid Him down

With Easter just around the corner, I am reflecting on all the many blessings that we have been given. And at the same time, this year I approach the Cross with a sense of heaviness. My heart is burdened by the ongoing conflict in Syria, by the needless suffering at the hands of human greed….

Transitioning to Two Kids

My kids are 26 months apart and I love being of a mom of two babies, but every day there is a little bit of chaos  sprinkled in amongst the sweetness. And some days, its the other way around! Yet no matter how crazy it gets, I wouldn’t trade it for anything; in fact, just…

My 16 Minute Birth Story

On January 29, 2017 at 4:46 am, our daughter was born, at home, unassisted. It was a whirlwind experience – I honestly didn’t know babies could be born so fast! Thankfully we were already planning a home birth and as a Doula, I’ve seen enough births to know that my body is capable and not…

Strong & Feminine Spring Fashion

This post was created in partnership with Jord Watches. Opinions expressed here, as always, are entirely my own.  “No Winter lasts forever, no Spring skips its turn.” -Hal Borland Finally the snow has melted and the birds are singing and on the odd occasion, the warmth of a cloud-free sun can even be felt! It’s…

The Importance of Self-Care in Postpartum

Full Disclosure: Some of the recommendations below contain sponsored content. These are products that I truly use every day and love! All opinions are my own because I genuinely love sharing the word about great stuff. It takes true mama-strength to birth a baby, and it takes true mama-wisdom to practice self-care after having a…

Her name is Skyana Ocean Anne

She was born on the first night of the 2017 Lunar New Year – the year of the rooster, and it has taken us a whole month to learn her name: Skyana Ocean Anne.  Skyana means to be awake: Awake to possibilities, awake to hope, awake to what God is doing to transform the world. Ocean, so that…

My Blessingway Baby Shower

Over the years I’ve been quite vocal over my love of sisterhood, but never have I needed my tribe of women more than through Motherhood. To this time around, instead of having a traditional baby shower with games, gifts and good friends, I chose to have a Blessingway or ‘Mother’s Blessing Ceremony’, with comfort food,…

Visiting the old city of Nazareth

With baby girl’s birth just around the corner, I am taking a moment to reflect back on some of my favourite moments of 2016…our family trip to Israel and the start of her little life. I know it was way back in April-May that we set out for our first international trip together as a…

Christmas Family Photos 2016

Perhaps its the sentimental sap in me, but I love Christmas newsletters, Christmas Cards and Family photos, often done at Christmas time but let’s be real…I cherish family photos all year long! Chris, however, doesn’t like family photos as much. But with this being the last Christmas before Baby Girl joins the party, we had…

Natural Remedies for Winter Skin

Well, we survived the great ‘snowpocaclypse” of 2016 in the Pacific Northwest. The piles of snow are starting to melt and today, the rain returned. But with temperatures expected to drop below freezing once again, my skin is definitely needing a little extra moisture and a lot more love right now. And as many of…

O Come, Let Us Gather

We are officially less than a week away from Christmas! How the heck did that happen? Anyone else feel like 2016 just started, or is it only me? Even as this festive season has crept up on me, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t bursting with excitement for all the traditions, good…