Growing up, my Dad and I were attached at the hip. As a commercial salmon fisherman on the West Coast of British Columbia he was gone (along with my mom) all summer, but more than available to spend time with me when it wasn't fishing season....
I love simple, effective workouts. Perhaps it's the fact that I want my workouts to be an opportunity to rest my mind and get more in tune with my body. The less equipment, the better. Easier set up? I'm in! A super effective, challenging total body workout with a single dumbbell? Yessss, please.
Lots of moms are feeling the pressure from all sides. And a big part of the pressure is US wanting to do it all, to feel as capable as we were before our babies came along. But there's also an often unspoken, insidious belief that we should be able to keep all the balls in the air and say yes to everyone's requests, like a good, caring person.
I started to question my beliefs about how I should be showing up in my new role as mother-wife-business owner-friend-human. Is this belief of needing to keep all the balls in the air stemming from an internal place? Or is this a societal belief?
Should I be asking for more help? How do I even begin to do that when it's a new and foreign skill I've yet to master?
The ideal breakfast in my world happens on a lazy, sunny weekend morning when I’ve got all the time in the world to tinker away in the kitchen preparing a smorgasbord of all my favourite breakfast foods. But this is […]