Hillary’s Loss: Lessons and Action Plan

In the last few weeks, I’ve been searching for answers. Answers to make sense of Hillary Clinton’s election loss, to explain the undercurrent of hate bubbling up in every “safe” corner of our world. And, most importantly, what I can and need to do about it all. Like so many women, HRC’s loss was a […] Read more…

Maternity leave: Are you ready for your return?

Earlier this week, we celebrated Thanksgiving Day here in Canada. I must admit I’ve never been a fan of turkey or stuffing or cranberry sauce or gravy … basically, the whole traditional Thanksgiving meal:) BUT … I do love any excuse to bring our families together. Every year, it seems, our family table changes – a gap made by […] Read more…

Working Mom 101: How to find mentors and models

I’m sure we can all agree that women play a vital role in our lives. For most of us, we look to other women as an example of who and how we should be. From very young ages, we’re playing in our mother’s closets or joining them on their morning runs or imitating their motherly […] Read more…

Baby proofing your relationship

Here’s something you may not have known about me: I started dating my partner, Frank, when we were fresh faced 16 year olds. Technically, he was 15 at the time, but since it was just days before his birthday, I usually round up. Our start could have been a scene from any teen rom-com (my […] Read more…

Your Guide to Making Tough decisions

It’s no secret, I’m a planner. A bone fide control freak. Don’t believe me, look at the cheeky passion in my eyes here. Before starting college, I remember sitting down and planning out my future. It was a long, detailed list that had big goals with intermediary steps all attached to specific dates. Although I tried, […] Read more…

How to have it all as a working mom

I recently attended a women’s networking group. It was a small group of mostly fresh grads as well as a few more seasoned professionals. As we saddled around our seats for our first meeting, the moderator announced our first topic of discussion: Can women have it all? Excited, several women jumped right in, contemplating the […] Read more…

How to get your career baby ready

One of my daily pleasures is the walk the girls and I take to school, or nowadays to camp, in the mornings. Although getting them out the door is a physical challenge akin to an army obstacle course, the 3-block walk is usually blissful. It’s our time to talk. The girls always seem extra pensive […] Read more…

How to stay professionally fit on maternity leave

I used to be physically fit. I spent a lot of time in the gym. I ran road races and even finished a half-marathon once. I did yoga and walked almost everywhere, even up stairs. I ran up until my sixth month of my first pregnancy and got back out there shortly after she was […] Read more…

How to get daddy on duty: your co-parenting guide

“I’m not your best friend.” Those were the words Frank said to me the other day. In our usual style, I quickly retorted, “No worries, you aren’t mine either.” And with that, we went back to watching TV. It was Friday night and I was watching one of my fav guilty pleasures – Say yes […] Read more…

How to survive after having a baby + FREEBIE!

No matter where you are in your pregnancy, it’s never too early to watch today’s episode. Because we’re talking about the POST-birth plan. It’s so essential, yet not all of us mamas put much time or effort in planning for our survival the days after the baby is born. Like the selfless mamas we become, […] Read more…