Category Archives: work-family balance

A Gathering of Dynamic Women of Faith

There are days that stick out in your mind as being some  of the best, most soul-inspiring, validating, joyful days you have ever witnessed. On the Saturday before Palm Sunday, I was given God’s generous gift of one such day … Continue reading

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St. Gianna and the Working Catholic Mom

Also posted at Catholic Insight, catholicinsight.com First, a clarification: All moms work, whether they stay at home or go out and earn a paycheque. For this post, I’m defining “working mom” as those of us who work outside the home. … Continue reading

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Ladies, Let’s Stop Beating Each Other Up

I just read another article on the “mommy wars,” stay-at-home moms vs. working moms.  Really? Don’t we collectively have anything better to do?  In the 24 years that I have been a mother, I have worked part-time, full-time, have stayed … Continue reading

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Turning Down a Business Proposal

Back in February, I had lunch with my former nursing mentor, a very successful, much more senior foot care nurse.  I thought we were getting together just to catch up, say hello, a chat between girls, that sort of thing.  … Continue reading

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Mammogram

So I finally went for my very first mammogram this morning.  I say finally because my doctor has told me for 2 years, ever since I turned 50, that I needed to have a baseline mammogram done.  I didn’t think it … Continue reading

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Easter Triduum In Our Home

In our Catholic home, we have just finished 40 days of Lent, culminating in the Easter Triduum which are the 3 most important days in the Catholic Church.  Jesus is our Savior; therefore, His Crucifixion and Resurrection are entered into and celebrated with the greatest … Continue reading

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The Purpose and Dignity Of Old Age

One of my clients recently moved into a nursing home, one of the city’s best, and at the family’s request, I have continued her nursing foot care in the home.  I went to see her today.  While I’m impressed with the … Continue reading

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Patience At The Speed of Light

My husband tells me that my level of patience moves at the speed of light.  Poor man.  He should know.  He’s lived with me for 27 years.  My kids unanimously agree.  Poor kids. How ironic is it that my profession … Continue reading

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Living The Rule

Wise Friend recommended that I read The Rule Of St. Benedict.  For those who don’t know, St. Benedict of Nursia lived in Europe in the sixth century, during the days of the fall of the Roman Empire.  In response to … Continue reading

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It’s All Fleeting; You Can’t Take It With You

On my list of clients, you’ll find addresses to some of the most exclusive areas in the city as well as addresses to working-class neighbourhoods.  The income levels, just like the size of the houses, differ greatly.  At first glance, it … Continue reading

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