“I began as a journalist… Isn’t it so funny where life takes us? All I wanted to do was bury my face in a book and write poetry. Our passions nurture us. I still foster my writing today through my blog, but I’ve picked up so many passions since. I don’t think you can really have too many things you love, do you?”
Angela has always believed in empowering women to reach their full potential. She began her career as a journalist, following her passion for writing. Then she landed an unexpected job teaching English as a Second Language for the local school board. Her love for teaching children began her path of mindfulness and growth. When she got pregnant with her first daughter, she decided to spend the next six years as a stay-at-home mother, raising her four beautiful children (all born in 3 years).
Madelyn, (twins) Emily & Carter, and her littlest monkey Cole are all unique balls of energy that bring Angela gratitude daily. During her time home with her kids, she studied for her BA in both English and Psychology. She became a support for twin moms, a breastfeeding advocate, and then a surrogate mother for a gay couple - twice. Her journey helping others has been a unique adventure which led her to create her company, called Canadian Surrogacy Community. She now concentrates her time to help couples through their struggles with infertility, and LGBTQ members looking to build their families through surrogacy.
Angela and her family live in a small community near Lake Huron, in Exeter, Ontario. She often describes her household as organized Chaos and writes her blog all about the inner worth of women and mindful parenting. “Musings of Organized Chaos” is relatable to any parent trying to find balance in their home and women who truly need to hear that they are not alone in this world. Angela speaks about inner strength and the power of serving others in a life of gratitude. She loves to document conversations and laughable moments with her children, but isn’t afraid to talk about the tough days that bring her to tears. She isn’t afraid to question societal norms and be her authentic self. She loves to engage the minds of readers in thoughtful new ways of looking at the world and occasionally post a comical rant about 401 traffic.
Angela is a conscious parent to her high-spirited children with that comes challenges, but she is enamoured with the creativity and beauty of these miracles every day. Her intuitive nature and her strong empathy for others, is what essentially drove Angela to build her surrogacy company from the ground up with no business training. She is a woman connected deeply with the desire to help others and it encourages her to keep expanding on her services. She continues to bring awareness to issues close to her heart in her writing and her speaking.
“It’s important to always strive for excellence in all areas of life. It isn’t just about a successful career. Who are you as a person? Do you strive for excellence as a parent, a friend, a friendly neighbour? Excellence doesn’t always look the same every day. That’s ok. But if it’s the best you’ve got that day and you put it all on the table, people will come to recognize you as a person who gives it your all – 100% of the time. That’s who I strive to be."