Women @ Work: Empowerment is a Two-Way Street

“As women must be more empowered at work, men must be more empowered at home. I have seen so many women inadvertently discourage their husbands from doing their share by being too controlling or critical. Social scientists call this "maternal gatekeeping" which is a fancy term for "Ohmigod, that's not the way you do it!…

We are the Sum of Our Company

Become wise by walking with the wise; hang out with fools and watch your life fall to pieces ~ Proverbs 13:20 The Message (MSG).  One of the more difficult things for me to work out postpartum was a consistent routine that allowed me to feel my healthiest and keep excess weight off. Pre-baby and during maternity leave…

Postpartum Surprises Wrapped in Change

Things never go the way you expect them to. That's both the joy and frustration in life. I'm finding as I get older that I don't mind, though. It's the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don't see coming ~ Michael Stuhlbarg Doesn't this boy look all kinds of surprised? I think…

Dear Fellow Novice Mum: It Gets Better

“Sometimes life gets weird. Hang in there, it gets better.” ~ Tanner Patrick I often freely state that my first 3 months postpartum were a traumatic haze of pain, sleep deprivation and a baby who screamed seemingly incessantly. It was hard. I was absolutely convinced that Nate would be my one and only baby. After all,…

Business, Babies and Being

"And so she decided to live the life she'd imagined..." She said yes to living consciously. She said yes to challenging herself. She said yes to laughing at herself... and just laughing. She said yes to smiling at nothing. She said yes to to leaving comfortzones behind. She said yes to the tears when they…