Kicking the iPhone addiction is about cultivating a greater awareness and also greater intentionality with phone usage. I run several businesses on my iPhone alone, and I love social media, so I am as guilty as anyone else for spending too much time on this little box of fun. Honest to goodness, I started getting… Continue reading Kicking the iPhone Addiction
In my professional job at a Canadian University, I design and give seminars on a variety of topics that help students be successful at University. It’s one one my favourite parts of the job and it has some selfish benefits - I get to learn and experiment with these principles in my own life before… Continue reading Why you should reject the “OMG I AM SO BUSY” Busy Mom Mindset
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.
Most of the motherhood and entrepreneurial podcasts I listen to emphasize again and again the importance of finding a mentor. Someone whom you can learn from, look up to, aspire to be, and converse with along this complex journey. I couldn't help but think that this is an area of life in which I have not had… Continue reading I Didn’t Have a Motherhood Mentor or a Mom to Help Me – But Everything Worked Out.
Today I wanted to talk about an important component of time management that I have noticed successful people (especially Moms!) doing, and have been trying out the last two months or so. As always, I try out different things, and experiment / apply them to my "mom life" before I share them here. In my… Continue reading Good Time Management is About Embracing Your Strengths
Most of us have been unwilling (and unconscious) participants in a popular dialogue. "I'm a mom! I don't have time!" We just buy into it and assume its the truth, right? And then we get to the newborn stage and think my life will never be the same again. It's like deer in headlights… Continue reading Babies are the Best Thing To Happen To Your Time and Daily Schedule.
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
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