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December… HOLIDAY chillin´; country-style (whatever your Country: whatever your Culture)

In advent conspiracy,children's programs,Christmas,Get Hats,Holidays,Latest News,Mandela,quotes,The Multi-Slouch on December 23, 2013 by sioso

Let’s NOT get caught up in crazy consumerism for the Holidays. In fact this lovely Mandela quote reminds and inspires well beyond holiday spirit into the core of WHAT is valuable…

“If our expectations – if our fondest prayers and dreams – are not realised, then we should all bear in mind that the greatest glory of living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time you fall.” ~ Nelson Mandela Washington DC, USA, 22 September 1998 #LivingTheLegacy

Mama puts forth a triple challenge: THIS HOLIDAY (check this video out) and

  1. DO SOMETHING – random and kind for someone else (near or far)
  2. GO GREEN- reuse/ recycle /repurpose EVERYTHING POSSIBLE (incl. wrappings)
  3. BE MINDFUL- Make something or Buy something locally handmade (hint – hint)

[AC] 2012 Promo – Basic from Advent Conspiracy on Vimeo.


ONLINE browsing and purchasing via Paypal or person-to-person visit. Home parties with a few choice friends and relatives.


WIN an ORIGINAL Mama says; Put A Hat On! creation …

story pouches with Adinkra designs

SUBMIT a Story or Poem on what the Holidays mean for you.

Details: Write up to 500 words. Deadline January 15, 2014 email submission to:

Mama says:Put A hat On! will be awarded to two lucky winners.

Highlights for Mama in 2013…newly published, along side many talented Canadian voices.

The Great Black North  anthology will launch across Canada in February, 2013 for Black History Month.

Introduction by George Elliott Clarke
Preface by Karina Vernon

Edited by Valerie Mason-John and Kevan Anthony Cameron
The Great Black North is a contemporary remix of the story of Black Canada. Told through the intertwining tapestry of poetic forms found on the page and stage, The Great Black North presents some missing pieces of the jigsaw puzzle that help fit together a poetic picture of the Black Canadian experience.
UP NEXT for Mama in 2014…
Children’s art and story programs via registration. contact me for location and pricing.
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