The Sleep Saver: How Sleep Doula Tracey Ruiz helps parents to get kids sleeping through the night

Sleep deprivation has become a way of life for many parents, and we wear our exhaustion like a badge of honour. We tell friends we can’t live without coffee getting us through, and confess we fall asleep with our kids most nights — or they end up in our bed. We’re trapped in bad habits that inhibit … Read moreThe Sleep Saver: How Sleep Doula Tracey Ruiz helps parents to get kids sleeping through the night

Parents with Purpose: Green Roof Visionary Liat Margolis

For Liat Margolis, a conference session introduced her to the practice of using plants for clearing toxins from soil and waterways, and it changed her life. Already working in industrial design for NYC’s Material ConeXion, Margolis helped companies find use for newly developed materials, but this new knowledge set her on path to a degree … Read moreParents with Purpose: Green Roof Visionary Liat Margolis

Parents with Purpose: Postpartum Body Celebrator Nadine Woods

Nadine with model at the launch of her lingerie line in Toronto After she had her daughter, Nadine Woods had a hard time adjusting to her postpartum body. She’d gained 100 pounds when pregnant, then lost it, and was shocked nobody was making attractive underwear that addressed the needs of women in the fourth trimester — and beyond. … Read moreParents with Purpose: Postpartum Body Celebrator Nadine Woods

Parents with Purpose: Ethical Fashionista Jenny Muccioli

Jenny with her sons In 2013, 1100 people died in the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, causing many to think about who really pays for our dependence on cheap fashion. But while most forgot and went back to buying ten dollar tees, Jenny Muccioli couldn’t let it go. Leaving a brilliant career in fashion merchandising to … Read moreParents with Purpose: Ethical Fashionista Jenny Muccioli

Parents with Purpose: Indigenous Harvester Leigh Joseph

Leigh Joseph cedar harvesting in Squamish with daughter, Ava, and son, Jake. Through her company, The Wild Botanicals, Leigh Joseph marries traditional indigenous knowledge and education in ethnobotony with marketing savvy, resulting in a line of gorgeous beauty products. Ingredients are harvested by hand and the line is made in small batches, then each product is … Read moreParents with Purpose: Indigenous Harvester Leigh Joseph

Parents with Purpose: Food Bank Founder Holly Johnson

When Holly Johnson found out kids in her community were going hungry, she knew something had to be done. So, she rallied community in the small town of St. Andrews, New Brunswick, and started the St Andrews Open Door Program, which discreetly distributes supermarket gift cards to people in need. Johnson juggles management of the … Read moreParents with Purpose: Food Bank Founder Holly Johnson

Parents with Purpose: Tradition Connector Lori McCarthy

Lori teaching a group about traditional Newfoundland foods. Photos by Carolyn Janes Absolutely Magical. These are the words Lori McCarthy uses to describe the majesty of her home province of Newfoundland. And she wants everyone to see, and experience, that magic. Through her business, Cod Sounds, this mom of two — five and seven — takes people foraging in the … Read moreParents with Purpose: Tradition Connector Lori McCarthy

Amy Hill on farming with purpose

Meet Amy Hill, organic farmer and mom to four-year-old Ayla. On her farm in rural Nova Scotia, Amy runs a CSA program that delivers to families in Halifax and sells meat to markets across the province. We asked Hill to help us understand her motivations for living and working with purpose, and how that shapes … Read moreAmy Hill on farming with purpose

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