Over the last few years I have been diving deep into mental health, resilience and grit. When I was completing my Masters Degree at the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies here in Calgary, I had the opportunity to do some research into these topics, and that fascination has continued to this day – both… Read More Mental Health on Maternity Leave – How to Know if You are Doing Okay
Three days ago I had one of the most important surgeries of my life! A long-awaited breast reduction surgery. Before I get into what the surgery was like, in my next post, I wanted to share the background on my “why.” Having breast reduction surgery isn’t the end point of a long, tumultous journey with… Read More Growing up With Big Ol Boobs and My Decision to Have Breast Reduction Surgery.
3 days ago, I had a long-awaited breast reduction surgery. It is hands down one of the best things that I have ever done and I am absolutely overjoyed with the results! As surgery day approached, I did find myself googling what the surgery was like, and recovery would actually be like, and I questioned… Read More What is Breast Reduction Surgery Like? What is the recovery like from Breast Reduction?
As Maternity Leave #3 came to an end last week I was struck with the bittersweet nature of it. Any change and transition is wonderful, but also can be hard. This is my third time going back to work after a full year of maternity leave. What people don’t mention is that the whole end… Read More Tips for Transitioning Back to Work after Maternity Leave.
In my final weeks of maternity leave I have been making sure to focus on some “me” time and schedule some really lovely days while the older kids are in dayhome. As I write this I have a sleepy 3 year old on one arm and a baby army crawling across the rug toward my… Read More First Time Mountain Biking in West Bragg Creek x How to Climb Out of a Funk.
1.) Treat all people as kindly as you’d treat a young child. 2.) Quick short blasts of cold air (or water) will bring vitality back to the body. 3.) Sunshine and fresh air is the most important vitamin to take. 4.) Let them eat dirt. 5.) Always make eye contact and say hello as you pass… Read More 36 Pieces of Knowledge I’ve Collected Over 36 Years.
Early motherhood is busy. There is a hell of a lot of stuff to do on the surface, and in the day-to-day. I said to my husband the other day that just managing the clothing (washing, putting away, picking up) of two toddlers and a baby is fully a part-time job that takes up at… Read More On Figuring out What Your Greater Purpose is, or Finding the Meaning of Your Life.