Page After Page: Come On We Goes by Karen Silver

So, my best friend is having a baby.

And you guys, I’m so excited. I’m going to be a de facto aunt, and I can’t wait to help raise this kid to be a wonderful human. I want to pass on some of my better skills and traits. I want to teach him to cook and bake. I want to help hone his music skills. And I want to show him how wonderful and unique Newfoundland is.

That’s why I can’t wait to read Karen Silver’s new book, Come On We Goes, to this sweet child.

Come On We Goes Karen Silver | Modern Nan

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Alt Hotel Review: St. John’s Central Eco-Hotel

When I visit a new city, I like to stay right in the heart of it. I love being in the middle of the action, close to all the wonderful things a city has to offer. So when Alt Hotel opened their newest location in central downtown St. John’s, I knew I had to check it out. No matter where I travel in the world, St. John’s always remains one of my favourite cities.

Perched on the corner of Water Street and Prescott Street, Alt Hotel is a perfect spot for experiencing the best that St. John’s has to offer.

Alt Hotel St. John's Modern Nan Travel Blog

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How To Make The Most Of Travel As An Introvert

As an introvert, my life-long love affair with travel hasn’t always been easy. Being in a new place crowded with both tourists and locals can be terrifying. The good news is, this has never stopped me, and it doesn’t have to stop you either! Here are some things that I consider when planning my trips. They will help keep you happy, calm, and mentally healthy while travelling.

How To Travel Well As An Introvert | Modern Nan

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 12 – Iris Kirby House

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 11 – Pawsology

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9Day 10

If there’s a charity you’d like to mention, please leave it in the comments for others to find!

Please share, and give if you can. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference.


Today’s charity, Pawsology, promotes mental health aid through psychiatric service dogs!

12 Charities for Christmas Day 11 Pawsology

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 10 – Thrive

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7Day 8Day 9

If there’s a charity you’d like to add, please leave it in the comments!

Please share, and give if you can. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference.


Today we’re looking at Thrive Community Youth Network, an organization that supports young people, particularly between the ages of 12-18. They offer a variety of services that youth in poverty may have difficulty accessing on their own.

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 10 - Thrive Community Youth Network

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 9 – Mollie’s Dream

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7, Day 8

If there’s a charity you’d like to add, please leave it in the comments!

Please share, and give if you can. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference this Christmas.


Animal charities are very near and dear to my heart. There are so many unfortunate animals who need our help, and Mollie’s Dream provides it.

12 Charities For Christmas Day 9 Mollie's Dream

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 8 – Ronald McDonald House NL

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7

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For day 8, I chose a charity that I’ve seen help people close to me. The Ronald McDonald House NL is hugely important for the local community.

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 8 - Ronald McDonald House NL

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 7 – Choices For Youth

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5, Day 6

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Please share, and give if you can. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference this Christmas.


For day 7, I was inspired by a Letter to the Editor in The Telegram. Written by Choices For Youth employee Erica Norman, it does a wonderful job painting a picture of the good this charity does in our city.

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 7 - Choices For Youth | Modern Nan

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12 Charities For Christmas: Day 6 – NL Special Olympics

Previous charities: Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5

If there’s a charity you’d like to add, please leave it in the comments!

Please share, and give if you can. If everyone gives just a little bit, we can make a surprising difference this Christmas.


For day 6, we’re looking at a suggestion that came from a private message on Twitter. The NL Special Olympics is a wonderful program that helps people with an intellectual disability. It enriches their lives by providing quality programs, and a healthy environment for everyone.

12 Charities For Christmas: Day 6 - NL Special Olympics

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