ARIANE DE WARREN
Marketing Manager, Société des alcools du Québec (SAQ)
A dynamic marketing manager in my mid-thirties, I continuously want to excel in everything I set my mind to: Work- Love- Family- Education- Relationships. I’m a fashionista, a foodie, a traveller, a painter and I have a passion for wine!
I’m a super mom with THE biggest challenge: balancing work and life. That itself can be a daily challenge! I love everything I do and wish I could invest even more time with my daughter, boyfriend, work, family, friends, hobbies and sports. I want to do it all! I keep busy and appreciate every minute of it. Since giving birth, I learned to put things into perspective. I realize now how precious and fragile life is. You have to be thankful for what you have.
Syrah is my daughter, my precious love! She is 19 months. She’s extremely smart, a very quick learner and wants to do everything on her own. She is a good baby and knows what she wants. She talks a lot and loves clowning around 😉
Secrets of a WOWMOM
What inspires me
Syrah’s naivety. She admires everything. It grounds me!
My sanity saviour (tips & time savers)
The Evernote smart phone application, to share ‘to-do’ lists and what-to-buy with my boyfriend.
My best WOWMOM advice
Enjoy simple moments and don’t feel guilty! Don’t feel guilty because you got home late from work, or for leaving the office early, or because you’re not being a superwoman. Do what you can do and try to create balance.
My WOW moment
Having my daughter give me her bottle and ask me to go to bed. I don’t know how I did it but I think it’s a pretty spectacular moment. Every night since she is a baby she goes to sleep by herself.
My not-so WOW moment
Keeping it WOW (how not to lose yourself)
I want my daughter to be surrounded with good people. We have friends with children the same age as her and we try to see each other as often as possible to create a bond between them that will last a lifetime.
Favourite MOMent of the day
When Syrah laughs.
Does balance exist?
Only if you can manage it. You are responsible for your own balance.
My guardian angel
The universe and its energy, the positive energy that surrounds me. I think it’s important to believe in something and believe that we can accomplish great things.
The last time I laughed out loud
Today! And everyday! Every time Syrah clowns around. She surprises me every day.
Words Of Wisdom (Mom’s message to My Kids)
When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life that you have a thousand reasons to smile.
MY WOWMOM MUST-HAVES
Fave things, places and sanity savers for WOWMOMS!
1. The Songza smartphone application for my every day music.
2. Dior under-eye concealer to hide my rough nights.
4. My glass of wine to disconnect and reward myself at night.
5. All my jewellery to accessorize my style and dress it up on a day when wish I could wear a pyjama 🙂
6. Lots of shoes in my office to always dress up my look and look professional!
7. My boyfriend, because he is an incredible man, an amazing dad and he’s always there to make my life easier and to accommodate my needs.
8. Friends, when we get together and look back on our past and laugh about how we were and who we are now, and look forward to the future.