Mompreneur Spotlight is back and I got to interview one of my local Calgary favorites, Amanda Wallace. Amanda is the founder of Chasing Sleep. She is a certified infant and child sleep consultant who is passionate about the benefits of sleep! Her other passion is her other job (Yes! she is a serious hustler!) as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit. So let’s get started! Tell us a little about yourself and life as a mom… I am a born and raised Calgary girl,
Last month I had the privilege of working with the wonderful Jillian from Little Lifelines CPR. Jillian is a local mompreneur in Calgary, her business, Little Lifelines, was created after recognizing there was a need to support parents and grandparents with basic children’s first aid. She shared with me these five important first aid tips and reminders for parents at a workshop she recently designed and hosted for my staff. Children’s little bodies are quite resilient, but as
As a mom, it’s important that I give my boys the best possible shot at setting themselves up for success. It’s my job to provide them with the tools they need to live a life of intention and happiness. Whatever that success looks like to them. I want them to feel like they can achieve anything they set their minds to. I want them to be happy and positive little beings. I want them to be respectful of others. I want them to be proud of themselves. I want them to feel all the f
School lunches are not what they used to be. I was born into an Italian family who owned a grocery store. You can only imagine what my lunches looked like. Paninis packed with provolone, eggplants, mortadella, mustard, salami, the list can go on. My dad would pack my lunch daily at the store and would always throw in a couple of bocconcini, salametti slices, tomatoes, yogurt and pear nectar juice. First off the smell emanating from my plastic baggy wasn’t one a kid in grade 6
So often I get asked this question, “Dina, How do you do it all? Running a business, building a brand, writing a blog, building a house, being a mom, finding time for yourself…how do you do it?” Ok, I can see how that seems like a lot…have you read my posts on hair loss? Just kidding (sorta)… Well first off, I am so sick of hearing things like “you must be so disciplined” or “it takes a lot of discipline to manage all that you do”. Well, guess what? no! I am not disciplined.