Quarantine and chill: What slowing down has taught me

We are now entering week three of self-isolation here in Ontario, Canada and I must say that despite all the insecurity and fear surrounding the pandemic, for the first time in a long time I feel peace. I feel peace away from the traffic. I feel peace in the neighbourhoods and in the streets. IContinue reading “Quarantine and chill: What slowing down has taught me”

Fear, resilience and hope: reflections as we enter an unknown world

Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 virus a pandemic, I was silent.  I did not know how to process this information.  A few of my close friends described this as a real-life “Contagion.”  I am not a medical expert, but what I do know is that the worst here in Canada is yetContinue reading “Fear, resilience and hope: reflections as we enter an unknown world”

Who has it better? Stay at home moms or working moms?

From a mother who has done both I’ve been very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to stay at home with my kids over the past summer.  I am also very blessed to have been on a full-year’s maternity leave twice.  I’ve enjoyed my time away from the office and staying at home withContinue reading “Who has it better? Stay at home moms or working moms?”

Work-family-life balance: myth or reality?

As a parent, I often wonder if work-family-life balance exists.  It’s no joke when I say I feel like I am a chicken running around without a head.  From the start of my day to the end, I don’t stop.  Ever.   Lately my days have been commencing at about 5:30 am and I am luckyContinue reading “Work-family-life balance: myth or reality?”

Memories of Montreal

It feels like yesterday I was getting ready and packing for my first trip in 4 years….alone. Yes, you read this correctly.  Alone.  Alone meaning  sans husband, sans kids.  I went to Montreal for my best friend’s bachelorette.  Looking back, the timing couldn’t have been better as we were in the midst of moving andContinue reading “Memories of Montreal”

Taming the rollercoaster ride of parenthood

Doesn’t parenthood ever feel like a long, rollercoaster ride? Some days go so very smoothly and other days you feel completely derailed? Any parent can tell you that parenthood comes with its challenges, but that the rewards trump them all. I won’t dispute that fact. But sometimes I just can’t help but feel overwhelmed. Currently,Continue reading “Taming the rollercoaster ride of parenthood”

My first day of jk: from the eyes of an NICU parent

Today was my son’s first day of junior kindergarten. Like many parents, sending your first child to elementary school comes with a variety of emotions: excitement, happiness, joy, and perhaps disbelief over the fact that your baby is now growing up. It is only natural, I would say, for a parent to feel this wayContinue reading “My first day of jk: from the eyes of an NICU parent”

For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House

Yesterday after my hair appointment, I decided to end my “me time date” with a little java at this relatively new spot in Burlington’s Village Square: Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House. Being a busy mom, “me time” is important. Sometimes, we just need a little reminder that mom’s are people too with our ownContinue reading “For the love of coffee: A look at Lola’s Choco Bar and Sweet House”

Life is a balancing act….moms included

Lets face it.  Being a mom is hard.  Working mom, stay-at-home mom, part-time working mom, self-employed mom, its tough, no matter how you “mom” it. I never in my wildest years ever imagined that I would have to literally plan my day to a “t.”  Since I have returned to work in October, my lifeContinue reading “Life is a balancing act….moms included”