MEET THE CONTRIBUTORS

We couldn't produce Flourish without our amazing mom contributors! These ladies have stepped up to share their expereinces and adventures in motherhood in hopes that it can help out another mom. Interested in contributing to Flourish? Reach out to us, we would love to hear about your journeys as a mom.

Flourish Magazine is a publication written for moms by moms. We feature real stories & experiences from the everyday mom. No expert advice here!

Alanna Sanford

Alanna is a single mom and sole custodian of 5 kids, with her eldest being 10 and her youngest are a set of 4-year-old twins. After divorcing her drug-addicted husband, Alanna went back to school and has recently graduated from Laurier with a Bachelor’s Degree. She is working towards a post-grad and also teaches dance at a local studio.

Alexandra Howard

Alexandra is a proud wife, sister, daughter, and mother. A former bodybuilding competitor
and clinical research professional, Alexandra is passionate about health, fitness, and self-
care. Having studied gender history, Alexandra is an advocate for women’s rights.

Amanda

Hudak

Amanda is a certified teacher with a Bachelors in English and a Masters degree in Adolescent Education. She is currently a part-time photographer and stay-at-home mom to an active, cheeky, and sweet three-year-old boy named Mason, with a second baby on the way in early November.

Amy

Towarnicki

Amy is mom to a 3 year old and twin 1 year olds, currently on maternity leave. With a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and Psychology, she somehow ended up working as a Senior Underwriter for an insurance company, a career which she loves and is looking forward to returning to soon. 

Ania

Krezalek

Ania is a mom of twin boys and founder of Sunset Hills Staging & Design. As a woman who tries to tackle daily mom tasks while running a small business, she loves empowering women alike to find ways to manage it all!

Breanna Cordeiro

Breanna is a proud solo parent to a 2.5-year-old son named Aaron. Becoming a mother at 21 years of age in not ideal circumstances, she has faced many challenges and adversities while navigating parenthood. Breanna hopes that sharing her experiences and journey with Flourish readers she can help all mothers from different walks of life.

Chirstina silveira

Christina is the CEO & Owner of Naturally a Goddess! She started out with her love for dōTERRA Essential Oils and she saw the amazing benefit they had on herself and her family, both in the short term and long term.

Michelle Wagman

Michelle is a travel agent with ClickTheMouse.ca, an authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She has travelled to Walt Disney World more times than she can count, and even got married at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion at the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa! She has been “best friends” with princesses, and now loves being able to make dreams come true, planning your Disney Vacations.

Monique Laroque

Monique has always had a passion for children having held various roles in the early learning sector for the past 18 years. Recently, she completed an honours bachelor’s degree in early childhood education at Brock University. For the past 11 years, Monique has had the pleasure of being a stepmom to three amazing children and last year became a first-time mom. 

Nicole Pasquino

Nicole is a mom of 3 amazing kids, a Certified Practice Registered Nurse and a leader in sexual and reproductive health in British Columbia. Her practice career began in labour and delivery and she currently practices at Options for Sexual Health (formerly Planned Parenthood BC) and in sexual assault providing care to survivors of sexual violence.

Nicole

Stone

Nicole Stone, wife, teacher and mother of two, is passionate about slow living and gentle parenting. She blogs about her family's journey at stonefamilyliving.blogspot.com. Nicole is also on a mission to help parents 'do less', and shares her secrets to simple play on instagram @gentlefamilyliving.

Sara

fabello

Sara is lucky to be a mom to three wonderful children. Her sole purpose is to help enable families and mothers to rely on their instincts, protect their attachment relationships with their children and get sleep in ways that don't compromise either of those two.

Stacey

Birett

Stacey Birett is a mom to two kids living in a small town outside Hamilton, Ontario. A freelance writer and communications professional in the non-profit sector, she is passionate about motivating other moms to incorporate fitness into their lives, and to take steps to improve their health and wellness.

Stephanie

Lalonde

Stephanie is a mother to two beautiful children ages thirteen and eight. She loves being a mother and is grateful for the opportunity to write openly and honestly about it. She runs a small business from my home, as well as bartends part time.

Vanessa

Marshall

Vanessa is the owner/operator of Lubu Lashes, celebrating 5 years in successful business this year! Happily married to a very supportive man and dedicated father! And of course her proudest and most rewarding role, Mom to my beautiful, incredibly strong daughter Georgia Rayne.

BRIANNE 

PARSONS

Brianne is a working mom of two that is always trying to find ways to do better. She’s an eco conscious mama who hopes to spread some awareness on making better choices for our readers. Brianne is proud to be contributing to this magazine as a first time writer and long time friend of the magazine’s creator.

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