I created the online magazine for busy moms called YummyMummyClub.ca. We are one the largest independently online sites for mothers – all written by moms for moms. I have two great kids, a 10 year old daughter and thirteen year old son. My husband runs LeagueofRock.com.
Secrets of a WOWMOM
Always be true to yourself. Do what you love. Be kind. Get lots of sleep.
What inspires me
Creating something from nothing. Watching my kids develop into kind, creative people. Reading an awesome book.
My sanity saviour (tips & time savers)
My husband is an amazing partner so he is a big sanity saver for me. Also, I am the Queen of “good enough”. Perfectionists are bound to fail.
My best WOWMOM advice
Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want.
My WOW moment
Winning the Best Entertainment/Lifestyle Property and the Digi Awards.
My not-so WOW moment
Losing my grandmother.
Keeping it WOW (how not to lose yourself)
I’ve been part of a book club for the last ten years. I rarely miss a meeting. I try to make time to run. My husband encourages me to take time for myself. My kids respect me and understand I need some alone time or BFF time or date night.
Favourite MOMent of the day
Reading a stellar YMC post. Closing a big deal. Coffee. Bedtime. Sleep.
Does balance exist?
Balance and perfection don’t exist consistently. However I experience glimmers of both occasionally which is good enough for me. I’m comfortable with the roller coaster ride of life.
My guardian angel
My husband, my kids and my YMC staffers Jen, Sharon, Ali and Gwen.
The last time I laughed out loud
My kids make me laugh all the time. OR I’ll call up Sharon, my head writer at YMC, who always makes me howl.
Words Of Wisdom (Mom’s message to My Kids)
Your choices define who you are, so make smart choices.
MY WOWMOM MUST-HAVES
Fave things, places and sanity savers for WOWMOMS!
1. Old Navy Sweetheart Jeans – actually fit my curvy body and they are so inexpensive.
2. Anything from Anthropologie – it captures my Boho Chic style.
3. My Starbucks app – is my most used app.
4. Dermalogica products work great for my skin.
5. The Bay is my favorite place to shop. Great eclectic assortment of makeup, clothing, footwear, jewelry and kids clothes. Plus you get bonus points.
6. Airmiles – I’m addicted to collecting.