Thistle & Wren

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Intentional Goal Setting

I think it can be said with certainty that Mompreneurs have all experienced, at different times in our lives, the feeling of being overstretched, out of balance and moving on autopilot from one responsibility to the next.  It can be overwhelming to feel that we...

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  mom.pre.neur noun   a woman who sets up and runs her own business in addition to caring for her young child or children.: "it's no coincidence that the rise of the mompreneurs comes as more highly educated women are choosing to stay at home with young...

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Motherhood – A Journey through IVF

Medicine, tests, and many needles. Appointments, ultrasounds, procedures, waiting rooms, tears, losses, complications, sleepless nights, hospitalization, waiting, fear and finally Motherhood. It wasn’t a simple or easy road for my husband and I to...

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Slow Fashion

Let’s talk about Slow Fashion. The New York Times discusses how famous fashion designers are choosing to slow down production time and retail seasonal schedules to focus on Ethical Fashion and the movement towards conscientious living and shopping. For example,...

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This clock was the first purchase I made for Thistle & Wren.  I found it in a shop on Salt Spring Island the very same week I had signed the lease. Although being home full time was fulfilling my dream of being a mamma, it became clear to me that I needed and...

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Another Brick in the Wall

I’m a sucker for brick. This building and the historical Fernwood Square appealed to both my romantic and sentimental side. I grew up on the East Coast of Canada immersed in Canadian architecture. Some of the oldest and most beautiful buildings in our country...

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