There's no doubt about it, maternity leave brings about a huge adjustment in managing the home and keeping it clean. How do you do it without becoming resentful?
A great list of 30 unique ideas for families with young children visiting Calgary during the winter - baby and toddler-friendly. What authority do I have? Well, I'm the mother of a 3 year old and a 1.5 year old. We're all pretty active and go stir crazy inside, though I confess - I… Continue reading What to do with a Baby and a Toddler in Calgary (in the winter) – Activities for families in Calgary, Family Fun in Calgary, Family Activities Calgary
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.
As usual, listening to the Tim Ferris podcast this morning blew my mind wide open. Sure, it could have been the bulletproof coffee too, but the combination of the two are magical on a morning commute. Especially when he has Tony Robbins on. Like me, Tony Robbins is a life coach, albeit a very experienced… Continue reading How to Have a Great Maternity Leave – Listen to Podcasts (Like Tim Ferriss and Tony Robbins)
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
It's an important question, isn't it. How do I feel happier on maternity leave? I know all of you are out there working hard to have a beautiful, fulfilling and happy maternity leave. It's a journey that's for sure. There are amazing days, and not-so amazing days. It's kind of shit sometimes. Even if you… Continue reading What Are the Best Ways to Increase Happiness On Maternity Leave? Tell Me About Your Happiness
So I was browsing the interwebs for information on anti-depressant medications from a student services point of view (I work as an advisor and many of my students take medications in the SSRI and SNRI categories.) I came across a Duke University Psychological Services Page that goes through Anti-Depressant Medication Questions & Answers. I thought it… Continue reading Taking Anti-Depressants on Maternity Leave
I spent the final month before returning to work alternating between mixed emotions (Excited! Sad! Scared! Happy! Yes! No!) about going back to work. I kept myself busy and constantly reminded myself to focus on the present moment and just enjoy my time with the kids. What is the point of trying to anticipate… Continue reading The 5 Things You Can Do to Cope with Stressful Life Events