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Before Kids, I Didn’t Think Twice About What Was In My Products...

Heck — it wouldn’t have been unheard of for me to impulse grab makeup from the bins that lined the aisles of fast fashion stores... But I no longer do fast fashion, and I definitely don’t do untrustworthy, dirty cosmetics. After my daughter was born in 2017, I started checking labels. Sunscreen was my starter drug into this obsession: If her skin was so delicate and precious that she shouldn’t even wear specially formulated sunscreen until six-months-old, I wondered what I had unwittingly been doing to my own skin for years! I used the drug store stuff during my first postpartum period, but suffered from irritations to ingredients like lanolin... It took me years to even realize that was what...

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Meet Allison Farrance: One Tough Mother's new Co-owner!

Mother, wife, trained doula, surrogate and all around good person: meet Allison Farrance, One Tough Mother’s new Co-owner! In her own words:I’m a Mom to Alexis and Dylan, and a wife to Stuart. We’re all living our best life by the ocean in small town Vancouver Island, where we recently moved.Now I spend my free time drinking too much coffee, petting the dog and hiking in the mountains behind our house, but one thing has never changed: I’m passionate about motherhood and all things pregnancy and postpartum!After Alexis was born in 2010 — and after struggling with perinatal mood disorders through both pregnancies and postpartum periods — I thought, there has to be a more positive way to support new...

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It's Our Birthday: One Tough Mother Relaunches!

We’re a Vancouver small business with a simple mission: helping Mamas thrive. For the last year it’s been a dream to do this. Our next dream was to do it in a way that’s worthy of our planet and our ethics. This post was supposed to be about the journey to producing a clean and vegan line because, months ago, I didn’t think a global pandemic would be at the forefront of my mind. But like most of us, in the past weeks I’ve been anxious, and as an extrovert, kind of lonely. As instances of the coronavirus have grown in Canada, I’ve tossed and turned on whether to even launch. My heart breaks as I see amazing, local businesses...

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