It's an important question, isn't it. How do I feel happier on maternity leave? I know all of you are out there working hard to have a beautiful, fulfilling and happy maternity leave. It's a journey that's for sure. There are amazing days, and not-so amazing days. It's kind of shit sometimes. Even if you… Continue reading What Are the Best Ways to Increase Happiness On Maternity Leave? Tell Me About Your Happiness
I've taken online courses, I've studied online entrepreneurs, I've read books and listened to more than 200 hours of podcasts. Most importantly, I've started acting on these lessons and am entering the world of online business in 2016. The foundation was slowly built over maternity leave, and continues to be developed. But the revenue is beginning to… Continue reading Is It Possible to Start an Online Business With a Baby? YES! 15 Truths for Online Entrepreneur Success – With a Baby in Your Arms.
One of the most influential books I read on maternity leave was Laura Vanderkam's book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make The Most of Their Time. In the book, Vanderkam gave a number of successful women diaries to keep. For one week they logged every activity from the first shrills of… Continue reading A Day in The Life of a Working Mom and the 168 Hour Log. How to be More in Control of your Time.
How do we get away from the Mom conversation loop? How do we insert conversation in that doesn't revolve around Diapers. Husbands. Naps. Sleep deprivation. Losing weight. Diapering. Poop blowouts. How do we reconnect with ourselves and others beyond "Mom?" Don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for these topics above. I'd… Continue reading How to Avoid Talking About Poop and Diapers: A Conversation Upgrade Guide for the New Mum
So I was browsing the interwebs for information on anti-depressant medications from a student services point of view (I work as an advisor and many of my students take medications in the SSRI and SNRI categories.) I came across a Duke University Psychological Services Page that goes through Anti-Depressant Medication Questions & Answers. I thought it… Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave
Today I’m going to address some of the barriers we have to learning. I see students run up against barriers to learning when they are immersed in courses at the University level. I wrote an article about it on Linked In today, but I decided to adapt it for the Great Maternity Leavers too, because… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: How to get over being a rookie mom that makes mistakes.
Podcasts can be a new mum's best friend. They are intellectual stimulation and a sense of connection and engagement in what can be a lonely and isolating time. Today I share the podcasts that changed my life and daily practices for the better. I discovered podcasts on my second maternity leave, and fell in love… Continue reading What I’ve Learnt from 200+ Hours of the Tim Ferriss and School of Greatness Podcasts
Good morning great maternity leavers! So in the spirit of growth, learning and always working at things, I am signed up for a course on happiness! I am taking Happiness Basics, a course designed by the Red Deer Primary Care Network and being piloted on the University of Campus. We had our first 90 minute… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Sign up for a Course on Happiness!