Baby proof your career before you baby proof your home

Many mamas-to-be experience the nesting phase – that overwhelming urge to clean, tidy and organize every inch of their home. It’s said to happen in the later weeks of pregnancy. Over my two pregnancies, I can’t say I experienced it. But, I do remember the almost manic excitement of a former colleague of mine who had […] Read more…

3 actions to keep the Women’s March going

On Saturday, millions of women, the men that support them and the children they’re raising came out in solidarity for the Women’s March in Washington DC or the 576 sister marches in 81 countries around the world. I joined the Women’s March in Toronto. I had initially planned to go it alone, thinking that neither […] Read more…

5 simple self-care practices for busy moms

No matter where you are in your journey as a mama or what path you’ve chosen for yourself and your family, mothering is exhausting. Of course, it’s so many more things –good things – too. But, caring for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of another human being requires physical, mental and emotional energy. If […] Read more…

5 resolutions working moms should consider in 2017

The New Year brings with it a sense of renewal and the possibility to get things right. And, after the year we’ve had – one that many are calling the worst year ever – the idea of being able to do things differently, if not better, in 2017 is appealing to many of us. Yet, […] Read more…

How to prepare your business for baby

There’s a question I’m asked quite a bit when hanging with my entrepreneur friends and it’s this: is it possible for me to take maternity leave? It’s not a surprising question since many I speak to – and me included – consider our business our baby. And, just like our babies, having a business demands […] Read more…

A Parent’s guide to a more productive work week

Here’s a fact: you will be more productive and work smarter than ever before once you become a working mother. I didn’t believe it at first either, so I can appreciate your skepticism, but more studies are proving this is so. The idea is backed by a proven economic theory: scarcity creates value.  The idea, […] Read more…

How to Conquer Superwoman Syndrome

I was raised by a bona fide superwoman. My mother, like so many I knew, did it all. She worked, she cooked, she cleaned, she designed and sewed my clothes, she baked luxurious desserts that’d be Instagram-worthy today. She kissed our boo-boos, encouraged us, and did her best to put us on a better path. […] Read more…

5 ways to love your mornings as a working mom

I love mornings. But, I’m finding it harder to love them these days since the time change a couple of weeks ago and the settling in of the cooler fall weather. It’s not just me – Frank and our girls are feeling the very same way. No longer able to spring out of bed, we’re […] Read more…