The process is courageous, sometimes painful, and uncertain most of the times. It could be a lonely process; but doesn’t have to be. I’m here to draw the path I walked, to be the lantern for those who bravely decided to take their role as mothers more seriously and responsibly, lifting your soul up whenever it is down.
With all my love, for the love of all children in the world, (specially mine). Because they deserve a better world and the change begins with ourselves!
The mom’s coach @inspiredmotherhood
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Yesterday was the last day of Calgary Stampede 2018, and we can not say but thank you to The Calgary Stampede Organization @calgarystampede for preparing such a great event for Calgarians and people from around the world to enjoy, especially families like us!
In 14 years we have been living in this magical city, we had not enjoyed the Calgary Stampede like we did this year. Being parents of a three year old changes the game to a whole new level. First of all, watching the Parade from a child’s perspective: it’s a totally different experience. Everything is so wonderful, everything is new and exciting, the horses, the music, the festivity of the environment and the cheerful people along the streets in downtown.
Our son enjoyed the view since early in the morning from his grandparents’ balcony located right in the core of East Village. How lucky are we? Yes, We know! Looking all the participants getting lined up, getting ready for the parade, made our morning routine a little bit difficult to follow, as our three year old did not want, for anything in the world, come to have breakfast! Ahhh the things we let pass just for the Stampede!
I'm pretty sure you've heard the phrase "I have nothing to wear" before. Admittedly, many of us have said it; and the truth should be somewhere in the lines of "I don't have something I'd really love to wear right now" or perhaps "I don't feel like wearing this, or that today".
Ultimately, the spirit of that conversation with ourselves should ideally point to: How can I be happy with what I've got? And how can I improve or move along with the current situation.
At this point you must be wondering yeah, but, this is not a fashion blog, or a place to look for wardrobe advice. Yet, somehow, it is! We were part of an amazing transformation a couple of months ago, and we are thrilled to share all about it here.
Without further due, we present you a film made by yours truly, showing Teresa Trottman's inside out Make Over.
Family Filmmaker partnered up with Fabulous@50 Calgary, as we sponsored the realization of the film you just watched. The whole experience lasted for half a week or so, including wardrobe, etiquette, makeup, even some coaching, and more.
We were there for a full day. I arrived to the hair salon early in the morning. It was so early that I was the first one there, and a few minutes after I met Teresa. She told me she was the winner of a make over and she was there to get her hair done.
I spent some minutes chatting with Teresa while the owner of the hair salon, Debbie, was getting ready to receive us. Just by looking at Teresa, one could tell she was excited and nervous at the same time. The kind of expression you will find in somebody that is used to give and give, but not to receiving as much. Not even 10 minutes in, we were already sharing both laughter and tears, on what was a really well deserved pampering day for her.
After we were done at the hair salon, we moved to Adriene Furrie's studio, as we didn't want to miss anything and Adrienne was going to help Teresa with make up tricks and tips. It was fun! And the gorgeous natural light made our film look stunning.
Before we go, I'll leave you with a bonus! The day Fabulous@50 Calgary released Teresa's make over film, we were invited to the stage, among a small group of sponsors. Joanne invited Tenshy to share a little bit more of why we do what we do at Family Filmmaker.
Here is what Tenshy said...
If you are curious about Fabulous@50 please don't think twice and visit their website Fabulous@50 Calgary. Once you are there, please send our regards to Joanne Neweduk. She did an amazing job organizing the whole event, coordinating all the volunteers, and even on stage as a great Mc. Another shoutout to Debbie, owner at Vigi's Hair and Miko Photography.
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Until next time, and remember to stay awesome!
Storyteller at Family Filmmaker
P.S.: I couldn't say thank you, in person, for the lovely card you gave us back then, Teresa.
Thanks a bunch, it made our hearts warm and cozy. :-)
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For the second year in a row, we visited the Easter Egg hunt party & play organized by Mommy Connections here in Calgary. We had a great time and made some new friends. I think Nico had a good time as well, as the amount of activities were readily available and all the parents seemed to be having fun like us.
My only regret is that I couldn't find Nico's craft of the day. He made a nice little egg and spent some time putting stickers on it and decorating it with paint, glitter and other materials. Perhaps I'll post the photo later, when I'm able to find it. Only perhaps :-)
How come it was snowing?
Let's just say that Spring was being shy and there was a little bit of snowing during the egg hunt #welcometocalgary, #LOL ! [ not that much snow that we couldn't get our cameras to work ... ].
We really hope you enjoy the video, and please remember: Don't wait for the memories to create themselves. Go and create those special moments NOW!
This video was made as part of a bigger collection, we are creating and preserving memories of our own son's childhood. Our goal is having a humongous collection we can enjoy with him when he grows up.
We would love to hear how's your experience when taking your little ones to events like these, so please make sure you drop us a line in the section comments down below.
Until next time,
Visual storyteller at Family Filmmaker
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Bajo la dirección de Claudia Vicky Velasco, el grupo de Teatro en Español Gato Negro presentó recientemente su obra "Quimeras", haciendo cobrar vida a las obras de grandes autores latinoamericanos como Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Benedetti, y Onelio Jorge Cardoso.
Esta obra teatral contó con dos presentaciones, la primera de ellas el viernes 17 de Noviembre y la segunda tuvo lugar el sábado 18 de Noviembre de 2017. Los espacios del Junction Grand Theatre se prestaron no solo para dicha presentación sino también para compartir un rato ameno entre una nutrida audiencia, entre la que se contaba una mayoría de hispano parlantes y varios invitados de habla inglesa. Nos complace ser testigos de la multiculturalidad que caracteriza a Canadá. Antes de que las puertas de la sala se abrieran al público pudimos compartir un rato ameno, al igual que una vez finalizada la obra. Todo el elenco estuvo a la orden para tomar fotografías con el público asistente.
Si desean tener un abreboca del gran talento que se pudo apreciar durante la obra teatral, por favor continúen leyendo, ya que les tenemos una gran sorpresa al final de este artículo.
Antes de despedirnos, queremos invitarles a ver el video con una de las escenas de la obra Quimeras. Por favor no olviden dejar sus comentarios al final de este blog post y con mucho gusto les responderemos.
De parte de la gran familia de Family Filmmaker, felicitaciones a todo el elenco por una puesta en escena que trasladó al público a un mundo de cuentos, en el que las historias se entrelazaron con humor y un toque de fantasía.
Nos vemos en la próxima obra teatral!
visual story teller at Family Filmmaker
About Family Filmmaker
My name is Ivan, I'm a filmmaker who's passionate about serving families in making their legacy last for the generations to come.
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