I like to write blog posts on frequently asked questions and today I thought I'd do a bit of a write up on what it was like taking maternity leave in Alberta from a full time job, since I've done it three times! I had my babies fairly close together so each time, I was… Continue reading Tips for Taking Maternity Leave in Alberta and Saving for Canadian Maternity Leave.
Currently I’m working through a hard season. I'm in a disease flare-up (severe exhaustion and pain) and a depressive episode. The two intermingle and make it a very difficult time mentally, emotionally and physically. The gravitational pull is hard to overcome and this is where self-care checklists feel almost impossible to accomplish. You're just in… Continue reading Returning to Work from Maternity Leave and Depression at One Year Post Partum.
I believe that you can THRIVE in early parenthood, not just SURVIVE. Truly. I am passionate about this. Back in my 20s, I didn't want to be a parent. EVER. Why? I found the overwhelming was that being a parent, was about losing your sanity, identity, free time and happiness. In the media, in the… Continue reading Thriving in Early Parenthood. The Great Parental Leave Podcast is Coming! Sneak Peak.
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