Friday, August 7th, 2020

Mompreneurs at work rss

  • Mompreneur: work-at-home creates positive family life

    About seven years ago I decided that my kids were growing up too quickly and that the stresses of my Systems Analyst position and the resulting side-effects – irritability, guilt, and exhaustion — were not in the best interest of my children or, for that matter, my family as a whole. Watching my kids being raised by someone else, even though I was lucky enough to have someone who loved them almost as much as her own children, just didn’t sit well with me anymore.

    I was done with only seeing the kids at their “5 o’clock best behavior” (read: overtired, hungry and ready for bed). I wanted to see the sleepy, good-morning smiles that I had been missing when I handed my sleeping children over to my girlfriend each morning before 6 a.m.

    After a couple of years off, I chose to build a business where I could work from home and be a greater part of my children’s lives. Working from home has taken on many forms over the last several years, but it has been so worth the journey. For me, working my business from my home office has allowed me the luxury of increasing my hours while still being available to attend concerts, field trips, and keep my finger on the pulse of my children’s education and, for that matter, their friendships.

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  • Finding inspiration in tough times

    Like most Canadians, I have been fairly wrapped up in the Olympics these past two weeks. It has been so exciting to watch our athletes compete. I was overwhelmed by the beauty and elegance of the opening ceremonies and I am excited to see the closing ceremonies. I really believe that we have shown the world how truly special Canada is.

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  • Working at Relationships

    February is a time where we focus on love, romance and happiness. The emphasis is always on finding the right person, or creating romance with your significant other. This is important, but what about those other people I love, like children, siblings and good friends?

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  • Happiness comes before success

    I recently came across an article in the Financial Post entitled “Happiness comes before success” by Allison Graham. It states that “Society has convinced women that they can have it all — a rewarding family life, a fantastic career, health, vitality, spiritual fulfillment. The list seems endless. But have these opportunities led to happiness? A variety of research suggests they have not and that women of today are more likely to be unhappier than their mothers. Happiness remains elusive to many women.”

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  • Creating Balance

    As a female entrepreneur, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and volunteer there are a lot of demands on my time. People often ask me how I do it all. I spend most of my day juggling everyone else’s to do lists while balancing the needs of my own.

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