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Spring Break Fever: Cool Crafting with Kids

Spring Break conjures up dreamy visions of longer days, warmer temperatures, and fragrant cherry tree blossoms across the Lower Mainland. Why, before we know it, the dog days of summer will be upon us and the kids will be free from the confines of the school room! But before we get too preoccupied with blissful images of a carefree summer ahead, let’s focus on the here and now. Spring Break. It’s right around the corner, and the time is now to do a little planning. Carving out creative time with your kids is a wonderful idea! Not only are creative activities fun, they encourage visual processing and fine motor skills. They instill a sense of accomplishment, and can be tremendously...

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A Liberal Dose of Love and Healing

There’s a loving, truthful, raw energy about to permeate the space at Homeworks Etc. This past Friday, February 10th,  Jill Prescott brought her unique gifts as intuitive and energy healer to lead a focused group meditation and subsequently assist participants in deciphering messages and images that arise during the process. This was an evening of unlocking – the start or continuation of seeking one’s innermost well of knowledge. What a treat! Jill Prescott is: speaker, workshop facilitator, published author, hypnotherapist, HI coach, gifted intuitive, energy healer. And Spiritual BadAss. Her recently published story-telling guide, No More F**ing Secrets – A Conversation for Freedom, chronicles her journey from trauma to healing and opens the dialogue for change to “trauma survivors, sexual...

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Women Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

Motherhood is arguably one of the most important, challenging and rewarding responsibilities on the planet. Bringing a child into the world – loving, guiding, teaching, and shaping one’s offspring into an empathetic, conscientious, respectful, and hardworking mature being –  can surely become a mother’s legacy. And yet, some moms want to do more. They yearn to have it all. They are harvesting an idea, they boast an innate business savvy, and they possess a strong desire to bring their clever concept to life. They want to be both mother and entrepreneur. A mompreneur. Say what? According to www.themompreneur.com, a mompreneur is defined as: “a multi-tasking woman who can balance both the stresses of running a business as an entrepreneur, and...

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Creative living – an online resource

Jacqueline De’Ath loves her life. First and foremost a wife and mother, she has recently added business owner to her extensive resume. This past weekend, she launched the successful grand opening of Homeworks Etc., a unique lifestyle and DIY workshops boutique in Cloverdale. Jacqueline has fashioned a unique, warm, and welcoming space to share her passion for helping families to create their own magical rooms at home. But there’s another tag for her resume. Jacqueline serves as Editor-in-Chief  for the online lifestyle e-magazine,  Nursery and Kids Design… A Creative Lifestyle with Children. This e-mag gem serves as a resource for connecting mothers with lifestyle choices, and focuses on fashion, decor, food, and hands-on crafting projects. Jacqueline wanted to showcase a...

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Hockey Dreams

My son’s crazy obsession with hockey! Erin Fraser, Fine Arts Photographer in the Lower Mainland, specializes in creating “edgy, dark but romantic” photos. Sifting through her online portfolio (http://www.efraserphoto.com/), one does indeed perceive an undercurrent of romance…each photo pulls the viewer into the emotion of the setting. And the outdoors plays a big role as a backdrop to human expression. Along these same lines of capturing feeling in her photographs, Erin has combined her son’s obsession with hockey and her love of art and design – to fashion a room that makes Carden feel absolute joy!    Where did the idea for your son’s room transformation come from? The design concept came from my son’s crazy obsession with hockey! I...

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