PURA's October 2022 Muse - Mamas for Mamas Marcie Peterson
A PURA Muse is a woman who inspires us with their content, business, work ethic, values or beliefs. This woman is aligned with the goals and motivations that we strive for each day here at PURA Botanicals (if they are already a PURA lover, it makes it all the better!). Our muse is working to elevate their community through their business, volunteerism, or their commitment to wellness, and they consistently advocate for well-being & intentional living.
THE PURA MUSE OCTOBER 2022: MAMAS FOR MAMAS MARCIE PETERSON
Please share how you personally became involved and started the Edmonton chapter of Mamas for Mamas.
What is the mission of Mamas for Mamas?
Tell us more about the impact of Mamas for Mamas in a community. What are your hopes for making a positive and supportive impact in Edmonton?
My hopes for making a positive and supportive impact in Edmonton is to bring our community together and create deeper connections. I would like to see mamas, who have the ability to donate, to know they can bring gently used clothing, toys, or baby gear, etc. to Mamas for Mamas. I want them to be confident that we will ensure it goes to a deserving family. I would love community members who need
a hand up to know Mamas has got them and that we will support you without judgment. We will help guide you to the resources you need, in whatever situation you are facing. I would love to see businesses or potential volunteers connect with us to see how we can collaborate to support this great community of Edmonton. I would like the other charities and community organizations in Edmonton to know we are here to work alongside of them.
How can we help as mothers, families, neighbours, and businesses?
(diapers, formula, hygiene products, shelf stable food) can be made at any Cloud Nine Pajamas locations. Donations of new or gently used items (clothing, winter clothing, baby gear, children’s toys etc.) are welcomed and you can reach out via email to arrange pick up. Anyone can join our Facebook support group to give advice, ask questions, support other parents or to post and donate items. Our
Instagram account will keep you up to date with up-and-coming events, community donation drives and ways to continue to support. Businesses can hold donation drives, donate a portion of sales for a period of time, become a donation drop off location or donate old stock they cannot sell and receive a tax donation slip. We appreciate anyone creating awareness about Mamas for Mamas through their own social media platforms. We would love to hear from any businesses wanting to collaborate and support Mamas for Mamas Edmonton - please email us at email@example.com
How do you define wellness in your own life and what are your favourite ways to feel grounded?
Wellness in my life has several layers. I believe wellness includes physical, spiritual, and mental health. I check in with my health team regularly and as needed. Part of my spiritual wellness includes being in touch with my two, now adult, children (Jaime and Jackson) regularly. I ensure they are navigating life
well because when they are content, my soul is content. I also keep my body moving which involves a few walks per day with our beloved Golden Retriever, Finn. This is my favourite way to feel grounded and I love quietly observing the changing seasons of nature. Any chance I get I visit the serene Rocky
Mountains. There is a majestic calmness there that revives and nurtures my spirit.