Where I come from,
A week didn’t pass without the lights going out.
We’d run out into the yard.
Bike rides and “running catching” were so much more fun in the dark.
Shadow puppets, candlelit board games.
Sometimes if were lucky, fireflies would join the party.
At bedtime, the absence of the a/c left us lying in hot air.
We be flipping pillows every minute, chasing cool linens.
Dunking towelettes in ice water and wearing them on our faces.
You know that moment when your heart explodes because your kid eagerly gives you her gift, her work of heart — your portrait, in scribbles and stick limbs? That moment is the inspiration behind my manifesto for handmade giving, shared in my latest guest post on ethicalDeal.com.
Handmade gifts trump mall-finds any day. But as romantic as it sounds, the idea of making gifts scares away busy moms. You might be turned off by the thought of complicated projects and a time-consuming process.
The Holidays are centered around gift-giving. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Gifts are an effective way to nurture relationships.
It turns unfortunate when you think that sitting in a traffic jam…
in the underground parking lot…
of the biggest mall in the city…
on December 24th…
Today’s Mama’s Music Mantra is about recognizing the positive changes that have taken place in you after becoming a mother. The song pick: You Are The Best Thing by Ray Lamontagne. Now turn up those speakers, click play, and read on!
Andrea Scott, owner of skoah, and Kelly Findlay, Finance Vice President of Imperial Metals, were the two speakers at the “Giving Back” event at Momcafe Tricities. Andrea and Kelly have each started their own charity organizations and are giving back to the community in a big way. Even if starting your own charity is not on your to-do list, these ladies were great examples of how to maximize your impact on the community.
This month’s theme at the Yummy Mummy Club is “giving back” and one of the articles is written by yours truly! Today’s Mama’s Music Mantra reminds mothers to give back to the community. The song pick: Give A Little Bit by Supertramp. Now turn up those speakers, click play, and read on!
Last Sunday, I volunteered with Our Social Fabric (OSF), a non-profit textile recycling initiative. They receive fabric donations from the film industry and organizations that don’t want their textiles in landfills. In fact, OSF is my go-to for Tutu Mama’s fabric recycling.
As some of you may know, last May, I announced that Tutu Mama has joined hands with The Land Conservancy (TLC) by donating 5% of every purchase of the Jungle Look tutu to their non-profit, charity organization.
Today, I’m here to talk about TLC’s latest “Be the Change” campaign, titled after Mahatma Gandhi’s famous quote:
“Be the change you wish to see in the world”.
A couple of months ago I blogged about Tutu Mama joining the eco-conscious revolution. Well, I’m giddy with excitement over here cuz (cue trumpets) Tutu Mama has partnered with TLC, The Land Conservancy of BC!
I'm Nat Nanton, founder of Tutu Mama. Becoming a mother has made me commit to living my greatest life. If you can relate to that, you're in the right place.
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