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
It's obvious through my previous posts here and on social media that I'm going through a rough patch. The posts speak of stress, anguish and defeat. The fact is, I've been struggling for the past month or so. I suppose I can categorize my life in three ways: Mom life. Work life. Self Care. My … Continue reading The Classic Dilemma
For so long, all I ever knew was the work life. That was the most important thing. Circumstances have changed, and my outlook on my career and work life have also. It wasn't just "I became a mom"'; it couldn't be that because it felt a little more complicated. It was a little saddening, so … Continue reading New Outlook
"I'd like to speak to you about some changes; There were some things that started to take place while you were out, which resulted in some changes that will continue after you return from leave." I was confused and a bit anxious. I was in the office for a short time to pick up some … Continue reading Relinquishing Control
One of the most anxiety inducing things for me is doing something new on my own. I don't have a lot of confidence in my own ability to conquer on my own. I also am fearful of being lost or not knowing what to do when I have to go to a new place that … Continue reading Facing the Crowd – Solo!
Prior to my pregnancy, the definition of who I was relied primarily on what I do for a living. my work ethic, and what things I could do because of my job. If you asked me who I was, one of the first things I'd say is what I do, or alternatively, I'd state that … Continue reading Postpartum: Loss of Identity (Pt 1)
When people discovered that I was going to Mauritius, the most common question I got was, “Where is that?” The tiny little island is so far into the Indian Ocean, that many people aren’t aware of it. Mauritius is located far to the East of Madagascar. It is actually known to those in the Middle … Continue reading Travel Diaries: Mauritius
As a nursing mom, I am given access to a small locked room in the office for pumping purposes. Since I’m currently the only mom using the room, I have the freedom to use it as I please. The only other personnel who have keys are the office manager and cleaning staff. The office manager … Continue reading Postpartum Anxiety: Small Things are Bigger