Successfully Scattered

From #girlboss mode, to the hockey rink, to meetings, to leading workshops, to being an over-qualified professional chauffeur to my 3 kids - my life is scattered. By definition, to be scattered means that one is distracted, disorganized and maybe a little unfocused....
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Mom Life Redefined

As a self professed rule follower, you better believe that the moment I became a mom I was signing up and agreeing to all of the rules that came along with the title (that are certainly not limited to): Work to be a provider but not so much that your kids are...
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Confessions of an Organized Mom

Spring style and trends are starting to sweep across the nation and I for one have filled up more online carts than I care to admit. Its natural at this time of year or during any season change (in this case it is more like we want it to change as I stare outside my...
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Mornings Made Easy

There are a few things in this life that get me a little extra excited, that give me an extra bounce in my step and that can make me forget about time. Shopping? Yes. A Jigsaw Puzzle? Yes (glad to say that obsession seems to have passed) but one of my absolute...
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Successfully Scattered

From #girlboss mode, to the hockey rink, to meetings, to leading workshops, to being an over-qualified professional chauffeur to my 3 kids - my life is scattered. By definition, to be scattered means that one is distracted, disorganized and maybe a little unfocused....

Mom Life Redefined

As a self professed rule follower, you better believe that the moment I became a mom I was signing up and agreeing to all of the rules that came along with the title (that are certainly not limited to): Work to be a provider but not so much that your kids are...

Confessions of an Organized Mom

Spring style and trends are starting to sweep across the nation and I for one have filled up more online carts than I care to admit. Its natural at this time of year or during any season change (in this case it is more like we want it to change as I stare outside my...

Mornings Made Easy

There are a few things in this life that get me a little extra excited, that give me an extra bounce in my step and that can make me forget about time. Shopping? Yes. A Jigsaw Puzzle? Yes (glad to say that obsession seems to have passed) but one of my absolute...

New Year, Same Me

It's been awhile, that I know. I took a break. Well, at least a break from your perspective. Behind the scenes? behind the scenes I have been running on all cylinders, planting seeds and creating space. It had nothing to do with feeling tired or burnt out or lazy but...

Why Resolutions Don’t Work

Well, in my humble opinion anyway. I've never been one to make resolutions, and based on the fact that only 7% of those who do make resolutions actually stick with them beyond January is probably a good indication that I'm on the right track. I'm going to try my best...

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Life as you know it will definitely not be the same once you become a mom. But what you will become is this multidimensional supernova of a human being that not only fulfills your own vision and dreams - but those of your kids too just by example alone. By showing them that to love your life and yourself is to live it - successfully scattered.

This is one of the reasons I love @WorkinMoms as much as I do. Every aspect of each character is scattered. In their relationships and their work - and especially as moms. The internal conflict that they face every week between making the right decisions for them personally and their family while also reaching for those pieces of their life that they need to feel fulfilled. Nothing about this show or its characters is one dimensional and that is what makes it so relatable to the scattered moms of today.

On the Blog, my Successfully Scattered life and how @WorkinMoms shows insight into being a multi-dimensional mom. Need to get caught up on all of the latest episodes? You can watch all of your favourite episodes online (www.cbc.ca/watch-workinmoms) and on Tuesday nights at 9:30/10 NT when it returns on February 27.
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You can try to resist or deny it all you want but the reality is there is something about a tulle skirt and great pair of shoes that draws you in - hook, line and sinker.

Now I haven’t organized any formal study on said “obsession with tulle and shoes” but I can tell you this: in the past year every time I have posted an image of a tulle skirt and great pair of shoes, that image is guaranteed to have a high number of impressions. In other words, if an image I post has a tulle skirt and great pair of shoes it’s a guaranteed favourite. Every. Single. Time.

So it got me thinking, if looking at an image of a beautiful tulle skirt and amazing pair of shoes brings you that much joy, think about how you would feel if you had your very own? Exactly.

So do you want them? I thought you might say that 😉. I’ve teamed up with 2 of my favourite brands to give you the chance to do just that. For your chance to win your very own tulle skirt from @garderobe.toronto AND a $250 gift card to @ninewestcanada to make all of your shoe dreams come true follow the rules below 👇
1️⃣ Follow @ninewestcanada
2️⃣ Follow @garderobe.toronto
3️⃣ Follow @islapearllife
4️⃣ Comment “I love tulle and shoes” (like you mean it 😂)
5️⃣ Tag a friend who shares in this same obsession....I mean love 😉

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From #girlboss mode, to the hockey rink, to meetings, to leading workshops, to being an over-qualified professional chauffeur to my 3 kids - my life is scattered.

By definition, to be scattered means that one is distracted, disorganized and maybe a little unfocused. The thing is, nothing about my life was scattered until I became a mom and now I wouldn’t have it any other way. I mean, don’t get me wrong - are there days that have me running in so many directions that I feel like I am losing my mind? Absolutely. But running is a much quicker way of getting me where I want to go….which for me is a lot of places.

In a world that suggests we need to fulfill all of the roles as listed above, the unwritten expectation is that we also do it with grace, style and never a hint that we are breaking a sweat and losing our minds in the process.

This is one of the reasons that I love @workinmoms so much. This cast, and how they represent mom life - scattered, messy and real, and gives us no illusion of a straight path as they try to navigate fulfilling personal needs and dreams along the way.

On the Blog, my Successfully Scattered life and how @WorkinMoms shows insight into being a multi-dimensional mom. Need to get caught up on all of the latest episodes? You can watch all of your favourite episodes online (www.cbc.ca/watch-workinmoms) and on Tuesday nights at 9:30/10 NT when it returns on February 27.
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