The Problem with Passion

I run a company called Careerlove.ca and while I want people to be excited, motivated and have a career that fits their life, I will be the first to admit that I have a problem with the word passion. Every week I meet another person who is struggling with their career. This struggle is made worse by all the noise out there about PASSION PASSION PASSION. Just find your passion. I am SO PASSIONATE about what I do. My PASSION...Read More

And then it hit me

On January 25 my life was forever changed. The sun was just coming up when my three year old bounced into our room, onto our bed and then flung his body and his head backwards - into my face. I only remember the cracking sound. After that I don’t remember much. I remember stumbling to the bathroom. I remember throwing up and I remember saying "I'm ok" over and over again. Over the next 3 days my symptoms just got...Read More

How my first return to work failed

The morning routine = 15 extra minutes in winter! Returning to work from maternity leave in the next six months? Just hoping it will all work out? Here is my story. And my solution! When I went back to work after my first baby I had my head in the sand. I didn't know what to ask for at work (and I was in HR!!!!) Other than organizing daycare drop offs my husband and I didn't have a plan. After...Read More

Career Workshops, Courses, Free Events – oh my!

"2019 is going to be my year!" Maybe you also said this in 2016, 2017...but fear not! 2019 is set to be a different year! Have you been feeling frustrated at work and are ready to try something new but just don't know where to start? Are you heading back to work after maternity leave and need some support? Want some help brushing up the old resume so you don't have to deal with Brenda from sales anymore (please feel...Read More

How I don’t do it all

  Yesterday, I was chatting with another mom when she stopped and asked me  - "How do you do it all? 3 kids and your own business. You do all this other stuff too!" I looked at her - blinking - then realized she actually wanted an answer.  I didn't have one. I had never been asked that in an honest way.  I took a look at myself and realized from the outside (thanks social media) it looks like I...Read More

Top 3 Tips for Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

  As a Career Coach for Moms and Back to Work expert I spend my days helping moms create new careers they love, help them start new businesses and guide them through the process of returning to work after maternity leave If you are spending your time thinking about your back to work transition - here are my top 3 tips from my own return to work as well as helping over 800 people in their return to work journey!...Read More

This post will make you angry. But – I am asking you to do something about it.

Every single day I see posts on social media. Women earn less than men. Only 20 female CEOs. Lack of diversity on boards. Then what follows is a lot of hand wringing. NOOO - THIS IS SO UNFAIR. OMG - I can't believe it is 2018 and this is still happening. 4 seconds later....ooohhhh cute cat video. You move on with your life and nothing changes. I won't lie - I read some of these things and feel really helpless....Read More

The Morning Routine of 1 Regular Mom….with 3 boys

I wrote this blog post last year - when I had two kids aged 3 & 5. Fast forward to now and I have a 4 & 6 year old as well as a 5 month old. Needless to say I thought that this post deserved a revamp to accurately reflect the change from two to three kids. Here we go.... The other morning while trying to simultaneously – do the dishes, get the cat away from the pile of...Read More

Mother’s Day without my mama

My mom set the bar high for mothers. She was that mom. The mom who always seemed to have it together. The mom who organized not only birthday parties with crafts but Easter parties, May parties (hey it's May!) and invented the Valentine's Day Chipmunk as yet another way to make holidays fun for us. My mom sat and listened attentively to my stories, drove me to the moon and back looking for basketball jerseys and made dinner every night....Read More