Working Mother

My Six-Week Maternity Leave Was Best For My Lifestyle

Dr. Meghan Walker | Posted 09.14.2013 | Canada Living
Dr. Meghan Walker

It was my choice to go back to work six weeks after having my second child and I won't lie, this week was tough. That being said, I awoke each morning delighted to start the day, hit the ground running and engage in my life's work. I figure if nothing else, being excited to head to work is an important metric in my quest to design a tailored life.

Parents Need Dreams Too

Vicki Murphy | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada Living
Vicki Murphy

Every parent is unique, but we all share a common goal before we go tits-up: To die with no regrets. (Other than the regret of accidentally swallowing that rat poison that's now killing us.) And that pursuit -- or avoidance, rather -- is a complicated thing.

The Myth of Work-Life Balance

Anne Day | Posted 12.31.2011 | Canada Living
Anne Day

I know when my children were young, I intentionally put my career on hold. I just instinctively knew I couldn't handle both, and my children were my priority. But I also don't think we should become martyrs to motherhood either and I recognize that taking a break or reducing your involvement can limit your future success.

Starting a Business Is Like Motherhood

Anne Day | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Business
Anne Day

I often compare starting a business with motherhood. It is almost as if there is a code of secrecy. No one wants to tell you what it is really like. No one wants to spell out the down times. The sleep deprivation. The sense of rejection when no one calls you. And no one wants to admit that it was less than perfect for her.