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… Continue reading 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… Continue reading What is Breast Reduction Surgery Like? What is the recovery like from Breast Reduction?
On my last blog post, I began to talk about the journey I have taken on my third maternity leave to rebuild my body. One of the first things that I did was take stock of my body. I talked about free writing, or journalling, to understand not only your areas of discomfort and pain, but also… Continue reading Fixing my Body After 3 Babies – Pelvic Floor Physio, Mindsets and Empowerment.
Do you remember watching the Secret years ago, when it came out? John Assaraf, one of the entrepreneurs talked about setting up a cork vision board and he'd pin magazine pictures, etc. to it. Back in the 90s I had what was like the early predecessor of a pinterest board or vision board. I… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Create a Vision Board on Pinterest – It May Change Your Life.
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.
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!
It's making me giggle writing this blog post. This latest bucket list project feels a bit absurd. I'm so in over my head. In my personal life (definitely not work life), I have a tendency to favor action over research and just jump into things, and learn as I go. Which is funny, because I used to over-research,… Continue reading My Half-Baked Plan to Try out a Kickstarter Campaign
I am bringing one of my deepest passions to the blog today, and gosh, it makes me so happy to talk about this and what it has given us! So let's get started! Every Saturday morning for two hours, we engage with nature through an "Urban wild program" put on by a researcher… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave: Put your Children in Nature School in Calgary
This blog post came about as a side-project. After I read "The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I went to town on everything we own in our house including everything I had accumulated over a year with a baby. When our 2nd baby came along, I had been able to pare down… Continue reading The Basic Gear You Will Need for Your Baby (A Somewhat Minimalist and Gender Neutral List)