Book Club, Happiness, Lifestyle Design, Personal Development, Spirituality, Working Mom, Working Parent Life

Five Things I Love about Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – My Review of Rachel Hollis’ New Book.

The five things I loved about Rachel Hollis' new book, Girl Wash Your Face. The Great Parental Leave Book Review.

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Book Club, Essays, Life Hacks, Lifestyle, Lifestyle Design, Organization, time management, Working Mom

How to Manage Your Time as a Working Mom – What My iCal Looks Like

Hello everyone!  At work this week I've been running a ton of presentations and doing a heck of a lot of coaching around time management, now that we are in the exciting month of September. For many, this month marks a shift into a different pace and rhythm, especially those of you parents who have… Continue reading How to Manage Your Time as a Working Mom – What My iCal Looks Like

Book Club, Creativity, Grounding, Happiness, Learning, Lifestyle Design, Mental health, Personal Development, Spirituality

Design your Own Parental Leave

Welcome back from the long weekend, everybody! A thought for you to meditate on today, as you go about your day. Story telling versus story making. Think about where you want to be in 5 years.  Are there changes you want?  I'm guessing the answer is YES. So let me ask you this:  Will that… Continue reading Design your Own Parental Leave

Book Club, Happiness, Life Hacks, Nutrition, Sleep

Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.

Bulletproof coffee has revolutionized mornings for this tired mama of three.  But what on earth is it? It sounds rather rugged and hardcore, doesn't it?  Don't be intimidated. It is quite simply a way of preparing your coffee with a few extra products and a blender.  It has changed my morning game completely.  I am… Continue reading Bulletproof Coffee for Moms – How to Manage New Parent Sleep Deprivation and Brain Fog.

Book Club, Happiness

My Favourite Kindle Books for New Moms

Some of my favourite kindle reads in early motherhood -
as enjoyed in the dark with a snuffling, snorting, cuddly baby

Book Club, Happiness, Productivity

A Day in The Life of a Working Mom and the 168 Hour Log. How to be More in Control of your Time.

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.

Book Club, Happiness, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

What I Learnt from Laura Vanderkam’s Book I Know How She Does It – And How I Became more Productive on Maternity Leave

What You'll Learn:  Some of the best things I learnt from the book I Know How She Does It by Laura Vanderkam - and how I applied it to maternity leave. Reading time:  5 minutes This is part of the Great Maternity Leave book club series, where I share some of the most influential books that… Continue reading What I Learnt from Laura Vanderkam’s Book I Know How She Does It – And How I Became more Productive on Maternity Leave

Book Club, Grounding, Happiness, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Book Club: Wayne Dyer’s Being in Balance

Why Read This?  Because starting everyday with beautiful lessons from the greats will set you up for a shift in your perspective.  This is what we need to achieve lasting success. Reading time:  2 minutes Think of a balance scale with one side weighted down and the other side up, like a teeter-totter with an… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Book Club: Wayne Dyer’s Being in Balance

Book Club, Happiness, Life Hacks, Nutrition, Organization, Productivity, The Projects

The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit

Yes ,this one is straight from the original GML Project list in my lovely little journal, which I have kept to this day.  It was one of the first tasks I undertook and it really has a soft spot in my heart. In order to accomplish this, I had to buckle down and study the science… Continue reading The Great Maternity Leave Projects:  Never Forget to Take Vitamins – Using Charles Duhigg’s Book The Power of Habit