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.
How to crush your goals in 2019. Take these techniques and run with them! Okay? Goal setting is probably one of my favourite things in the entire world. Why? Setting goals moves us forward. But... we are in February and I know some of you are wondering how to boost your motivation in February, as… Continue reading How to Crush your Goals in 2019.Boost your Motivation in February!
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Today we talk time management, overwhelm and how your personality interacts with all of this! The Great Parental Leave Podcast Episode 002
Show notes for the Great Parental Leave Podcast, Episode 001 In Episode 001 of the Great Parental Leave Podcast, I share my story and journey into parenthood, and what drove the creation of the Great Parental Leave Blog. I believe that parents do not have to 'survive' parenthood and that they can 'thrive.' We do… Continue reading The Great Parental Leave Podcast – Episode 001
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.
With small children, my days are filled with requests to read a book. Especially before naptime or night time! As a book lover, perusing bookstores for wonderful children's stories has been a fun part of parenthood. I hope to instill a love of reading in my children and there's nothing better than beautiful imagery to… Continue reading I Self-Published a Children’s Book and Used Kickstarter to Fund It.
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 have decided, in 2018, to dip my toes into the waters of writing about spiritual / psychic development. It feels slightly risky. It is done with more than a little bit of trepidation, as in many ways, this has been a private topic for me as it was every female in my family before… Continue reading Post-Partum Spiritual Development (in Your 30s) – What is Synchronicity and What to do When it Happens To You.
I struggled with how to title this post tonight, because it is written for other mamas like me, who are finding themselves more 'aware' of things that, to this point, have not been well explained by science. I also debated the title of this post because I am not 100% sure that my spiritual… Continue reading Becoming Psychic After Having a Baby: Spiritual Development in Your 30s. Part 1