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.
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!
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 saw this bumper sticker whiz by me while waiting at a red light…and I haven’t been able to get it out of my head. I love trees. I was part of the environmental club in highschool, but more for the social aspect of running around in the forest with friends, than saving the earth. I take them for granted. I am so thankful that Tiana will not be asking me that question…but what about my grandkids? I drove through my old neighbourhood in West Vancouver yesterday and realized it looks like Michael Jordan staight out of the barber shop. WHERE DID ALL THE TREES GO!? If that can happen in a few years…ok lets not focus on that. Time to do something about it. Its my motherhood conscience kicking in again.
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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