Ok, let's be honest. Who really loves networking ? At first glance, there's so many things about it that make it uncomfortable: You're putting yourself out there, so there's a sense of vulnerability. Approaching complete strangers. Enough said. Attempting to sound interesting enough to make a meaningful connection and maintain it. The energy. No one … Continue reading Five Tips for Effective Networking
The day began like many others: a flurry of emails, inquiries to respond to, reports and issues to troubleshoot. I had planned to work on the prep for some large upcoming projects. I was sure to make headway on a lot of pending tasks. Then, mid afternoon, I went to a meeting. The next thing … Continue reading An Unexpected Ending
I remember how I felt back then. I've detailed them in so many different blog entries. I was so scared of being a bad mother - not knowing what to do, not caring enough for my son, even wondering if I was good enough to be anyone's mother. I was afraid that I would never … Continue reading Two Years Later
I look at the picture with both feelings of nostalgia and pain. At the time, I had only been a mother for all of two months. I had no idea what I was doing, and I was scared most of the time. And yet, there I was, in a simple photo with a small smile, … Continue reading Not the Favorite
I don't travel all too often to work. Last year, budgets were revised, and I was on maternity leave when some of them came up. Business trips just weren't a part of the plan that year. Once I returned to work. I didn't have any issues with it. It meant that I didn't have to … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Another First
What happens when the working mom gets a taste of single motherhood? How did she survive? Does it change her perspective ? Find out what guest author April experienced in her #momlife post! Ever heard of the saying "Behind every successful man, is a woman"? Well in my case, the saying goes the other way … Continue reading #momlife: Roll Switch!
It seemed so unfair. I was finally making progress with my recovery from Postpartum Depression and Anxiety. I was finally starting to enjoy motherhood. Yet, I had to leave that all behind and go back to being in the corporate world. It’s hard to believe, but a year ago today, I went back to work … Continue reading 365 Days
No matter how long you've been on maternity leave, coming back to work is tough. There are so many changes involved with pregnancy and motherhood. Transition to the workplace doesn't make that easier. Factor in PPD / PPA and you've got a LOT going on. There are so many changes mentally and hormonal to deal … Continue reading Transitioning To a Working Mommy
At first, Candice thought she was overreacting. Were things really different in the office ? Or was it just that her priorities changed ? She was a first time parent and elected to take a few months of maternity leave. Although she was a dedicated career woman, she had great joy in being a mother … Continue reading Are you being Mommy Tracked?
A story had gone viral a few weeks ago about a young woman who told her colleagues via email that she was out so she could focus on her mental health. She promised to return the following week fully refreshed. The CEO responded, and he was very supportive of her decision to take care of … Continue reading Mental Health Day