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34 of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts Amazon Has to Offer

May 4, 2021
Officially speaking, Mother’s Day is May 9th. You've got less than a week left. Which means it's time to order one of the scores of excellent Mother's Day gifts Amazon stocks on the double. Only problem? The Amazon browsing experience is, well…a labyrinth of hot garbage. That's where we come in: we've dug up all the (very Prime-able) gems to help you win big on Mother's Day. Gifts are a love language for a reason; they make a person feel appreciated, special, and as innately stylish as Billy Crystal. So here are 34 of the best Mother's Day gifts Amazon has to offer for fast ordering and fast delivering on the holiday, and all the other days of the year too. Feel free to celebrate mom in non-material ways to really enhance the power of the gift. Really listen to her when she speaks. Read up on women's issues (hint: they're everyone's issues). Play her a love song that will take her far, far away. And don't forget the card, man.

The Food Doula Cookbook

April 6, 2021
Healthy food plays a huge role for new or expecting moms. Lindsay Taylor joined us this morning to share nourishing and delicious ideas from The Food Doula Cookbook.

Lindsay Taylor: Food & Nutritionist and creator of Food Doula Cookbook

January 21, 2021
An in-depth discussion with Lindsay food & nutritionist and creator of the Food Doula Cookbook launching April 2021 @the.food.doula

Lisa Doucet Reviews Holly Carr’s Light in the Forest

January 13, 2021
Nova Scotian artist Holly Carr’s stunning new picture book begins with jet black pages andglowing amber eyes peering ominously off the page. Then, one by one, Carr introduces the animals of the forest. At first, each creature is howling or lurking or screeching, and the accompanying illustration is dark and eerie and sombre, showing a close-up of that particular beast looking sinister and fearsome. Yet, the narrator still tells readers in bold white letters: “Do not be afraid.”

5 steps to fill your freezer with healing postpartum foods

December 29, 2020
What I learned very quickly after having my first baby was that planning for postpartum was just as important (if not more so!) than planning for labour, delivery, and what I would need for baby. Planning for postpartum can help you thrive with a newborn, have supports in place to lean on, reduce stress and frustration, and give you more time to rest and nest. One of the absolute best ways to prep for postpartum is to spend some time stocking your freezer with nutrient-dense meals that take the pressure off when baby arrives. Having a freezer full of done-for-you meals means less grocery shopping, less food prep, and less cooking with a newborn – yes please!

Light in the Forest

December 9, 2020
Find the light. Tune in as acclaimed Canadian artist, Holly Carr, reads from her book, Light in the Forest. This picture book is filled with beautiful paintings of forest animals. It offers an inspiring message to children struggling with anxiety: “Do not be afraid.

Local artist launches ambitious wellness project for mental health

November 9, 2020
We chat with local artist Holly Carr to learn more about her multi-faceted wellness project called Light in the Forest. All facets of the project are designed as a message of hope and resilience in light of mental health and its endorsed by the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Light in the Forest is a new children’s picture book from Canadian artist Holly Carr.

September 23, 2020
Light in the Forest is a new children’s picture book from Canadian artist Holly Carr. It’s message is a timely one for all of us. Holly joined us this morning from Halifax to tell us why she wrote the book.

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