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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 […]

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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, […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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