ABOUT

Welcome to our new site! Some things are a bit weird as we populate the site with archived posts. Bear with us!

Our History …

Moms, For Real is a grass roots organization started by two Alberta girls, Tracy & Keri, eating and feeding our families real food in early 2014.

What does that mean?
Learning sustainable living, organic eating & growing without GMO’s, buying locally grown, DIY gardening projects, homesteading and more!

We realized in 2013 that there was a severe lack of correct information for mothers (and parents alike) regarding the food they were eating and subsequently feeding their families.

After spending a few years talking and teaching about food, we both began to truly delve into own own self care … and what forms that seemed to be taking.

In 2017, we embarked on The Vigil of Purpose; a group of moms and kids who wanted to understand and learn about Canada’s authentic Aboriginal Peoples. The path was the Highway through Alberta and B.C. – specifically the Highway of Tears and the seemingly mysterious Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women of our country. With children and tents in tow, we met, spoke with, sat in circle around and began to understand (even just a tiny bit) the truth of Reconciliation and the Impact our leaders have had on all of us.

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Now in 2018, we are planning our first annual massive fundraiser Show and Shine to support women and families in crisis, Rides For Relief.

This Impact opened up a massive crack that spilled out our True Purpose – Women Need Women! Moms need Moms. Moms need to be SEEN and HEARD and simply LISTENED TO.

Our goals are also to to bring you information that easy to apply to your lives, that is right there in your community, uplifting and earnest in all manner.

We will try – as always – to bring THE most accurate, well thought out, researched, local & up to-date information when it comes to local farmers markets, growing your own food, alternative meat & egg re-sellers/producers, pesticides, herbicides, locally grown.
Have open and honest conversation around practical applications of healthy LIVING: food, self care, true sustainability, purpose led lives, happy children and partners, HAPPY MOMS.

Who are we actually?

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Tracy Loeppky, Moms For Real Bio

Tracy Loeppky

Tracy was born and raised in Calgary (Bowness and Silver Springs – *fist pump*) and has been everything from a hairstylist, to a truck driver to a graphic designer. Her love for media, administration and the baby industry led her to Birth of a Mother Magazine – and it was a perfect fit! From BOAM, she was able to delve into parenting and media, and that’s when she discovered an alarming trend. The health, food and products in the mainstream markets where not what they appeared to be, and what did parents really knew about what they were consuming?

Meanwhile she and her family struggled through a fairly hopeless, and severe ADHD diagnosis with her oldest son, Justin. She felt that the “no cure, and medicate” strategy for her boy wasn’t good enough and began researching, what she found amazed her, & CURED her son!!


Tracy has spent the last couple of years embarking on a fairly intense road of self-discovery, she’s now a Rieki Master, Coach for a Purposeful Existence, and intuitive guide with her own business; Tracy Loeppky Healing.

Fun Facts:
Even though a “City Kid” her German grandparents had chickens and a HUGE garden while growing up.
Loves everything handmade, and will often find a way to “make it herself”
Crochets like a mad-woman
Makes a bug spray and homemade self-care products
Is a budding Herbalist
Loves all things Paranormal
Has her Master Reiki certification & is learning the ways of being a Healer
Has a dog smaller than a chicken – also has chickens

You can find her (more often than not) plugging away in her office in rural Alberta, just north of Calgary, where she lives with her husband and youngest of two boys.

 


Keri Looijen

Young(ish) mom of 2, born and raised in Calgary (NE baby!) She has dabbled in journalism, photography, photo developing, bartending, yoga, farming, furniture refinishing.
With the diagnosis of her ‘gluten intolerance’ over 10 years ago she dabbled in gluten free food but there was limited resources and little info about it. In 2009 her oldest was diagnosed celiac and she went head long into gluten free cooking and purged her home of all the possible cross contaminants and committed her whole family to the gluten free lifestyle. Her youngest showed the same signs for gluten as well. Suddenly in jumped a dairy allergy/intolerance for the boys and out went dairy as well (except butter).
In 2016 Keri dove head first into farming, raising 2 boys who eat a lot it started as a way to supplement the expense of food. Now resettled back into the city she’s finding any excuse to play in the dirt or visit farms.

A few Facts about Keri:
She’s a Pinup girl, hitting up as many car shows as she can
Certified yoga teacher
Is a self proclaimed foodie
A total adventurer actively seeking the fun in life
She’s a budding nutritionist
Loves to empower women and families
Adores her pooch, who is much larger than a chicken but terrified of them

You can find her touring around looking for adventures and car shows, more often than not with her little men in tow.

Tracy and Keri have teamed up in their endeavour to Eat Real Food, live purposeful and fulfilled lives and tell whomever will listen!