Blogging with purpose...We are MWSE.

 Photo by deMo Photography

Photo by deMo Photography

Where did September go? It whipped past us like a quick breeze, and just like that the fall air has become ever so present. The leaves changing are sure signs that the summer is in the rear view mirror, and for many of us this equals more daily structure.  My favorite time of the year - I feel so at home with routine. This is particularly true when it comes to school, family activities, and work. We as a women fill our calendars with to-do lists and start to close up our yards and summer wardrobe for the imminent snow (i feel it wont be long...) It is also a new season for the Modern Woman Show and - the MWSE Blog. 

With great excitement and anticipation the show also welcomes a new leader. Kaila King from King's Court Events has taken the wheel and will steer the show into its fifth year and beyond.  Kaila is a dedicated wife and a full time mompreneur.  She is no stranger to hard work and has established and produces six other events yearly under the King's Court name.  She thrives on planning, schedules, and is a lover of lists. Some would call her a one woman show because she does it all - bookkeeper, office manager, and also helps run her husband's company. In her free time she can be found playing with her children - Kali & Owen, volunteering for her son's preschool board, and is currently training to be a doula. Kaila is proud to support numerous charities but has especially focused on donating funds from the Modern Woman Show to the Family Fertility Fund of Sask. We are so excited for her to add her knowledge and experience to the Modern Woman family and know that her interest in supporting local businesses and entrepreneurs of all ages is the perfect addition to the Modern Woman Show.

 Photo Courtesy of  Lovestruck Portraits

Photo Courtesy of Lovestruck Portraits

It's full steam ahead with the 2018 event planning and this means some new topics to discuss on the blog. We have some new voices that are sure to connect with our ever growing readership. Without any further adieu I would like to introduce you to our team of fabulous collaborators. These women are all unique with a story to tell. It has always been my advice to our blog team to write with passion and to always blog with purpose.  The team and myself are looking forward to doing just that.

 
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Kelsey Connell

Kelsey is a former journalist turned stay at home mompreneur. She makes all natural skin care products but in February 2017 recommitted herself to her true passion: writing. Her blog, What We Don't Do, went viral in March 2017 after writing about her miscarriages. She focuses on the raw, vulnerable side of infertility, motherhood and trying to find her place in the world as her passionate, authentic self.

 
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Julie Vickaryous

Julie is a new addition to the Modern Woman team this year. Julie specializes in advancing the medical cannabis field right here in Saskatchewan as a senior cannabinoid therapist with National Access Cannabis. When she's not teaching cannabis cooking classes or information seminars, she's writing, ranting and raving about feminism and women's rights. At only 24 years old she is one of Canada's youngest breast cancer survivors, and is constantly doing her part to spread awareness about the disease.

 
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Mandy Gourlay

Proud mama and blogger for Before the Blonde, Mandy has an eye for all things fashion & beauty. She's also been walking the catwalk for the Runway Show since 2015. This year she's joining the MWSE blog to bring you fashion-focused features and a sneak peek of the vendors you'll see at the show!

 
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Katie Martin

Katie is the Fashion Show Co-ordinator for the Modern Woman Show & Expo and has a passion for the job as it allows her to work closely with hardworking local vendors, sponsors, models, and volunteers, providing positive team leadership and a sense of friendship among the woman involved in the event. She is a full-time Esthetician & Makeup Artist, part-time Photographer, dog lover, wine drinker extraordinaire, and self-proclaimed Comedian. Follow along with her often humorous "tell it like it is" style of blog posts this season as she partakes in new and exciting activities focusing primarily on the importance of self care.

 
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Jocelyn deMoissac

meet jocelyn. A professional wedding and documentary lifestyle photographer and mentor. Specializing in the real and raw moments of life. She’s a passionate dreamer and get shit done’er. No stranger to the red wine and always surprised everyday at 4:30pm that dinner has to be made. A proud wife to Steven, blessed momma to Sloan, Harlow and Enver. You can catch this crew having daily dance kitchen dance parties and soaking up all the outside time possible at the lake, on the trails or in the backyard. When the camera batteries are charging you can find Joc making the most of the long days and short years. She is truly honored to document some of life's most incredible and huge moments and is always looking forward to meeting new smiling faces.

 
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Megan Hammond

Megan is the creative force (and hands) behind Elizabeth.lyn jewelry. A self taught jewelry designer with entrepreneurial blood, she has both owned and managed several retail businesses before turning eL from a part time hobby into a full time career. She is currently learning how to balance working from home and momming full time to one year old son Asher... #staytuned. 

 
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and myself, Chantal Schulte

Chantal works as the marketing director and cosmetic laser technician at Midwest Laser Centre. She also spends her extra-curricular time pulling shoes away from her dog Wrigley, hosting dinner parties for her family and friends, and sampling the latest fare at Saskatoon’s up-and-coming restaurants; as the founder of the Modern Woman Show she is INSPIRED daily of every vendor’s road to success and greatly appreciates being apart, in any capacity, of their journey.