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The Soul Shift of Motherhood

| October 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
The Soul Shift of Motherhood

The Soul Shift I consider myself a keen observer of modern motherhood. I’ve stood outside the lines of the working mom playing field for three years now and have treated my career break as a planned sabbatical. I made the conscious decision to create space for a life shift and a new identity no longer […]

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The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

| August 9, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Teeter Totter of Life – The New Paradigm to “Work/Life Balance”

Do you ever feel the pressure to “do it all?” Like you should be in two places at one time – be with your kids and be at the office? Hang out with your friends or take a yoga class? Trying to balance work and life can create tremendous amounts of stress, anxiety and pressure […]

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Things to Consider When Planning a Work Christmas Party

| December 21, 2015 | 4 Comments
Things to Consider When Planning a Work Christmas Party

It’s that time of year again: trees, presents, eggnog, and getting to leave work early to celebrate the special Christmas season with your loved ones. But what’s an office environment without a Christmas party that brings everyone together to celebrate the end of the year and all of the successes of the past year? It’s […]

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Technology Edge

| October 8, 2014 | 1 Comment
Technology Edge

Remember when people used to talk about the newest thing, on the cutting edge of technology? This was back in the day when stretches of time existed between the latest thing. Now it feels that we live each day on the technology edge, with a continuous stream of newer faster cooler smaller. I am certainly not […]

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Rescheduling My Schedule: Working from Home with Kids

| September 29, 2014 | 9 Comments
Rescheduling My Schedule: Working from Home with Kids

I think that being a blogger is one of the best hobbies/jobs I have ever had. No, seriously. I make my own hours, I accept assignments or choose topics that I want to write about, and I can blog from anywhere due to the wonderful advances in technology. What I also have to take into […]

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Confessions from Mommy Camp

| August 6, 2014 | 7 Comments
Confessions from Mommy Camp

My youngest hesitated a moment before informing me solemnly, “I like daddy camp better than mommy camp.” Ouch! Here are my confessions from mommy camp. She had recently spent a glorious week with her on-vacation-from-a-real-job dad. They followed the schedule she carefully worked out and colour coded. Swimming on Monday. Movie on Tuesday. Bowling on Wednesday. […]

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Procrastination

| May 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
Procrastination

  There is a reason it has been so long since I’ve posted. I’m just not sure what it is. “Write Blog Post” keeps getting bumped from my carefully tended list of action items. Why? Is it really because I’ve been busy? (Thought truly, I have been) Or is it a simple case of procrastination? […]

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Making Use of Wasted Time

| April 9, 2014 | 18 Comments
Making Use of Wasted Time

I think most mothers (and fathers!) would love to find an extra few hours in the day. And we all collectively groan when the time comes to “spring forward” and we “lose” an hour. But I recently realized that I was losing two hours a day of potentially productive time. I am not talking about […]

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The Universe Provides

| March 21, 2014 | 8 Comments
The Universe Provides

  I have always believed that the mysterious powers that be help us along the way in life, but this has never become more apparent to me since my son was born. I’m a young Dad, and life can get really hard. I love the challenges, and I do rather well, but I can’t take […]

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Know When Enough is Enough

| December 23, 2013 | 5 Comments
Know When Enough is Enough

It is a question all mothers ask themselves. Are we doing enough for our kids? What more should we be doing for them? Business owners ask themselves the same sort of questions, but that could be a whole other post! Whether you are running a business or running a household, it is a challenge to […]

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Sleep – A Remembrance

| November 6, 2013 | 3 Comments
Sleep – A Remembrance

  I love sleep.  I do.  I saw a funny e-card that read something like: “Dear Naps: I’m sorry I was so mean to you in kindergarten”.  Cracked me up – because it was so true. Before Little Man came along, I would sleep until the last possible second before I would have to get […]

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Dealing with Job Loss

| October 7, 2013 | 3 Comments
Dealing with Job Loss

It’s been one month since my husband was laid off from his well-paying software engineering job. I happened to be working from home the day he was laid off. It was an interesting sight to see my husband walk into our house at 10 a.m. and silently unload a trunk full of boxes. He had […]

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Conquering the Early Morning

| September 17, 2013 | 4 Comments
Conquering the Early Morning

For several years I was lucky enough to live and work in the same suburb of Ottawa. This meant mornings were not hectic as I was only two minutes from work and could take my time. Now that I have to commute across the city every day for the next few weeks, mornings have become […]

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Sitting is the New Smoking

| August 6, 2013 | 9 Comments
Sitting is the New Smoking

At least that’s what the Globe and Mail stated in an October 2012 article (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/health/why-the-sedentary-life-is-killing-us/article4613704/).   Many studies are now showing the detrimental effects of inactivity.   Some even go as far as to say that exercising on the weekends will not counter the effects of sitting all day long. So what are we to do?  Our […]

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Moores Canadian Suit Drive Ends on July 31st

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Moores Canadian Suit Drive Ends on July 31st

Moores Stores are collecting professional items with minimal wear. Drop off donations at your nearest Moores store by July 31.  The Canadian Suit Drive benefits at-risk men transitioning into the workforce. Clothing donations collected in our stores are directed to local recipient organizations. See a complete list of our 2013 recipient organizations. Any of the following gently […]

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Priorities Change When You have a Child

| June 21, 2013 | 2 Comments
Priorities Change When You have a Child

This week at work has been a bit of a challenge. My role has changed in that I am an occasional teacher again, but work mostly exclusive to one school. On Monday, I was not able to pick up a job because my son’s daycare closed because of a fever outbreak. I thought all was […]

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Daycare Transition and Changes in General

| June 19, 2013 | 3 Comments
Daycare Transition and Changes in General

Woody Allen once said “If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans.” That’s apt, especially if you’re the parent of a young child.  Just when you think you’re in a great routine with your child, something changes, something alters, and all of a sudden, you’re back at square one, looking at this […]

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A Circus Act at its best – The joys of work life balance!

| April 3, 2013 | 4 Comments
A Circus Act at its best – The joys of work life balance!

Work life balance has such a lovely ring. As a full-time Mom, with a slice of small business on the side, it certainly is what I strive for, but let’s face it, if you’re striving you can bet it doesn’t necessarily come easy. Things were different when I was paid by the hour. The position […]

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How To Say No At Work

| March 6, 2013 | 5 Comments
How To Say No At Work

We’ve all be in this situation: overworked, underappreciated, and ultimately feeling sorry for ourselves. It’s especially hard when you have little ones at home and are trying to maintain your energy levels for the mayhem that awaits you when you walk through the door. Since returning to work about 6 months ago from extended Mat […]

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Keeping Balanced – Work and Home

| January 28, 2013 | 2 Comments
Keeping Balanced – Work and Home

  After having a baby, one usually stays at home for a year or so to take care of their new baby. Some describe this as a very difficult year full of adjustments and lack of sleep. Now, over a year after having my son, I look back at that year and think that yes […]

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