Contributors

Valerie Ang is a U of T alumnus with a B.Sc. in Psychology and Sociology. She is a certified Montessori Primary Teacher and is currently in her tenth year of teaching as a Toddler Teacher at Forest Hill Montessori School. Valerie is a busy mother of 4 children, ages 8, 6, 2 and 1, all of whom attend FHMS as toddler, pre-casa and elementary students. In her (non-existent, fictional) spare time, Valerie enjoys peace and quiet, but also loves to date her husband, bake cupcakes and take her family on long-driving vacations.1 Articles


Joy Yarkoni was born & raised in Montreal and now lives in Binghamton, NY with her husband, 3 kids & 6 month old lab, Jake. She is working on completing her BSN. She's a self proclaimed activity enthusiast, and loves playing hockey in a women's recreational league, skiing with her family, and doing any sport that involves a paddleboard, wakeboard or surfboard.1 Articles


Lauren Breuer is a holistic nutritionist, former personal trainer and founder of Shockingly Healthy Inc! She is passionate about helping others feel and look great while eating deliciously! An avid recipe developer, she shares many of her creations at www.shockinglyhealthy.com. She has created and brought to market Shockingly Healthy Brownies and Blondies—the best tasting healthy desserts available in Toronto today! Email Lauren at lauren@shockinglyhealthy.com.1 Articles


Ranbir Puar’s journey was born of a deep desire to transform despair into destiny. Her passion for empowering others led to the development of Spirituality for Reality, an organization that focuses on integrating mind, body and spirit to instill positive self-image in children and adults. Ranbir’s unique ability to get to the heart of the matter in a highly intuitive yet pragmatic and direct way has enabled her clients to achieve clarity and make dramatic changes in their lives. She is a featured as a TEDx Speaker.1 Articles


Jenn Kelner is a Certified Pediatric Sleep Consultant who helps tired families with young children become well-rested, happy families. Before discovering her passion for sleep, Jenn worked in finance as a Chartered Accountant. Jenn is a mom of 3 young children, with a daughter and identical twins boys. When Jenn isn’t helping families get a good night’s sleep or taking her kids to the park, she likes to pretend to be able to golf and DJ with her husband.  Jenn can be reached at babyzzz.ca.1 Articles


RonniLyn Pustil is a mom, the founder of Gluten Free Garage and an editor, in that order.1 Articles


Andrea Hepworth is the mother of 2 girlie girls, who keep begging her to “buy” an Ivivva store. She’s also the co-owner of Style Crush, an online store that turns second hand clothes shopping into a first rate retail experience. Along with her business partner Julie, they buy and sell trendy, brand name, gently used clothing to teens and tweens (ages 8 to 16+, girls and guys). Most items are $5 to $15. Make your kids (and wallet) happy by visiting www.stylecrush.com today. You might be surprised.1 Articles


Maya Bastian is a dreamer by nature, a wanderer at heart, and an artist when the inspiration strikes. She writes for online magazines such as Dogster.com and HoneyColony. After a decade working as an award-winning filmmaker and video artist, Maya left Toronto and started traveling the world in search of further insight and enlightenment. Currently she is developing her first feature film and raising her four-year old daughter to be tough, beautiful and proud.1 Articles


Jean-Paul Bédard is an author, advocate, and an elite endurance athlete. Jean-Paul was recently named the “Golden Shoe Award” winner as the 2015 Canadian Runner of the Year. As a Brooks sponsored athlete and veteran of over 120 marathons, Jean-Paul has used his high profile to become one of the leading international advocates for survivors of sexual violence. Jean-Paul is a featured contributor to Huffington Post, a columnist with iRun Magazine, and his book Running Into Yourself will be released in the spring of 2016. You can contact Jean-Paul at www.runjprun.com.1 Articles


Born in a small town in Ontario, Lexi Miles began her career as a Management Consultant before her foray into beauty entrepreneurship. With a business background, Miles recognized a void in the waxing market, creating a concept to meet the need for a high-end, trendy environment with professional, experienced Waxologists and competitive prices for the busy men and women on-the-go. Miles founded WAXON Waxbar in Toronto in April 2012, opened a second location in the Financial District and a third corporate location COMING SOON in Bloor West Village. Miles continues to build the brand through innovative channels.1 Articles


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