I’m finding it hard most days to work without being interrupted by a child who refuses to do ‘quiet time’ instead of napping. And that’s ok because I’m not the only one raising kids during a pandemic and trying to fit in productivity spurts around their ever-changing routines.
Sending love and light to those feeling a bit cracked open on Mother’s Day 2020: I had my two lovely boys with me but was due to have our third baby in a little over a week.
Secret to sanity: We play a lot in the snow. And by play, I mean, the kids wander around the yard and driveway during the daytime as I attempt to shovel at warp speed before they get bored and venture too close to the road.
It’s not every day you see stroller parking, car seats, onesie snowsuits and a children’s play area in the Training Room at Bayview Yards (also the home of Invest Ottawa). And it’s not every day as a parent that you find yourself mixing with other parents alongside your kids, as you discuss protecting your ideas, the implications of having (or not having) an Intellectual Property strategy, the changing tech landscape and how others have mixed (and are still learning how best to mix) work and home in life.
Last month involved more rest, laundry, tea, reading, cuddles, medicine and less marketing, hustling, stressing, driving, doing, striving than most of my adult life and you know what happened? People kept visiting, reading, subscribing and registering.
A decade in review: 10 years blogging, 7 spent abroad and 4 different countries lived in. Following my intuition around the world and creating new adventures and experiences!
Earlier this Fall, the team at Bayview Yards approached me to host our group as one of the regular ‘Bayview Meetups’ which means events will be lower cost for me to host and hopefully we will be able to welcome even more parents who want to pursue professional development alongside their loved ones!
As someone who doesn’t cry often and likes to go with the flow, this has knocked me off kilter and quite literally shook me to the core.
2019 has been wonderful and miserable. Character building and soul destroying. Joyful and woeful. Awe-inspiring and terrifying. Brimming with love, closely followed by fear. Full of life, shadowed by death.