Saturday, February 27, 2010

The Smiling Mask-Documentary Premiere

Now that our 40-minute documentary is complete, support the four Es with us: Education, Empowerment, Encouragement, and Empathy!

Join us as family, friends and ambassadors and be the first to witness our candid truths; heartbreaking, honest, and healing. "THE SMILING MASK: TRUTHS ABOUT POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION AND PARENTHOOD" DOCUMENTARY.

Filmmaker, and visionary, Dianne Ouellette - has captured the raw emotions of three women and their husbands, as they battled severe Postpartum Depression. This poignant documentary will change they way you view marriage, parenthood and mental illness.
DATE: Thursday, March 11thth, 2010
TIME: Doors open at 6:30 pm / Documentary begins at 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2445 Albert Street, Regina, SK> PRE-SALE TICKETS: $7.00 TICKETS AT THE DOOR: $10.00

Purchase tickets online at - - and click on the "Order Now!" tab, or email us at ! * Special pricing available of our book and DVD that evening: Book: $25.00 / DVD: $10.00 Read what one audience member had to say, and don’t miss your chance to advocate for a mother’s right to ask for help!

"This documentary creates a window for anyone whose mother, sister, aunt, cousin or friend experienced PPD; to understand the tug-o-war between the head and the heart, between love and fear for her child." - Jill Poulton, Mother & Success Coach

On one last note...we continue to support and invite others to donate to: Women's shelters, Mother and Baby Units, YMCA/YWCA and the Canadian Mental Health Association. With heartfelt gratitude and amazement! Carla O’Reilly, Elita Paterson and Tania Bird>

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ebb & Flow

To all of our followers, thank you for your time and interest!

As with all seasons, winter is a time for hibernation and personal reflection. To that end, we, The Smiling Mask Team, are taking a brief break with our blog.

If you are a follower please send in an entry and we will post. This is a wonderful opportunity for your voice.

Energetically, we are on the cusp of Spring and with that transition we need quiet time to sit, ponder, rest, reset and reflect. Spring brings with it new growth. As with nature, we ebb and flow.

We have many upcoming events that we need to get ready for. To that end, we do hope that our followers will brave the computer board and send us a posting.


Carla, Elita and Tania
The Smiling Mask Team

Friday, February 12, 2010

Write your Child a Love Letter!

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, take a moment to celebrate with crafts, cookies and write a special love letter to your child.

Devote this day to your family and jot down how special your child is to you, remind yourself of your success as a parent as your child thrives and grows with the love you have shared.

Make homemade cards for your child’s grandparents with stickers, markers, and glue, and don’t forget to make a batch of homemade brownies, cut out in heart shapes.

Follow this recipe for Cupids Best Brownies at

Celebrate in love!

Carla O'Reilly
Author & Inspirational Speaker