Can Working Moms Have it All?

Today I took the baby to visit my workplace. It was so nice to see everyone and show off my new little man. The strange part was seeing how everything was moving on without me. There is a lot of changes happening and I am at home knowing nothing about it. Don’t get me wrong, I am not an integral part of the process. I didn’t expect the whole place to stop moving once I went on leave but seeing how the world kept on going got me thinking.

I have taken an extended leave from work and since I am in Canada that means when I go back my youngest will be 18 months old. Obviously, I am very lucky. We will be past the hardest part when I return but parenting doesn’t end there. When I return to work in September 2018 I will still be the mother of three. I will also be a University student and have two jobs (both of which mean a lot to me). When I think I about it I get hives. It is a scary thought but I also know I have done it before (although with one less child). This time last year I was a full-time University student with two jobs and two kids. I got through it, and so did they. I would like to think we are all better because of it.

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How to Help a Mom with Postpartum Depression and My Story.

May is Postpartum Depression Awareness month and we should all start to talk about it. Postpartum depression does not discriminate. It isn’t reserved for the “lesser” Mom or the one that is an all-star. It doesn’t always announce itself loudly but then again sometimes it screams it’s name. It doesn’t just effect the Mom in question, it touches everyone in her life and beyond. Postpartum depression can change a marriage, ruin a job, and destroy a person – if not handled. What is more crazy to think; postpartum depression is common. More common than you might think; someone you know and love could be suffering right now.

Mother’s Day and a Tough Weekend

This weekend has been tough. If you are a parent you will know these kinds of days. The kind that feel like they drag on forever and nothing seems to go right. My husband works a weekend midnight shift. That means he is either sleeping or working from Friday morning to Monday afternoon. Which also…

25 Ways to Love Yourself Through Self Care

Finding time and figuring out how to invest in self care can be difficult if it is new to you. I say you should start small and discover the things that make you happy. In time, you should be creating a routine that makes caring for yourself a priority. Stay tuned, I will be talking…

Motherhood and Loneliness

Motherhood is a lonely hood to live in. We always seem to be constantly surrounded by people but it can be hard to connect. Just recently I was visiting a friend and on the way out I made a comment that we should do this more because I am always home doing nothing. She agreed…