July has been full of realizations ! The first one being, for good and bad, it is impossible to keep your work and home life separated. Whatever happens in work spills over to home and vice versa, so I will stop having a work and home section in the monthly updates because it doesn’t make sense. Instead, here is an update on LIFERead More »
4 months after my return to work post-maternity leave, we are finally going on our first holiday as a family of 4 ! Work has been so busy lately that I really feel I need a break.
The problem with holidays when you have a busy job and family life is that you really pay for it with an increased workload to make up for the fact that you are going to be gone a week. So here is my top tips to have an organized and smooth departure and return, both in work and at home.Read More »
I have decided to start sharing my recipes with you. They will be varied in terms of ingredients but they will all be suitable for a week night dinner for busy parents and children because :
- They won’t take more than 20 minutes to prep
- They won’t take more than 25 minutes to cook HOWEVER will always be recipes that don’t mind being cooked for a little while longer, as busy parents can’t just hang around the stove with an egg-timer in one hand and a glass of wine in the other
- They will be healthy and will contain veg, carbs, protein and fat
- They will be recipes suitable for the whole family (inc. toddlers)
- They can be cooked using frozen / canned ingredients for extra speed
- They can be frozen to be reused at a later date
- They will need a well stocked spice cupboard as spices can make any dull ingredients sparkle.
For the first one, let me introduce my new favourite : Apricot Moroccan Chicken !Read More »
About a month ago (see review of April 2018), one of my friend showed me her bullet journal. I had heard of them and had seen a few ads on Facebook but I had never seen one in real life. She told me that she started hers because she was always doing 100 things at the same time and was doing a bad job of keeping track, thus becoming notoriously unreliable.
That sounded just like me ! So I thought I’d give it a go and try it out for at least a whole month. Here is my experience after 30 days of “bullet journaling” !Read More »
May has flow by !
It’s been a difficult month, mostly because work has taken over my life. We did have a lot of nice moments throughout the month and overall, I think it will remain a productive month at home and work.
Lion was away last week-end and I stayed home with Apple and Peanut. He left on Friday morning when I was at work and returned on Monday night after bedtime : I therefore had to care for the girls on my own for 4 consecutive bath and bedtimes, 3 mornings and 2 full days. This is regular life for my newfound heroes that are single parents, stay-at-home parents, army spouses and the likes (even our nanny, this goddess). But for me, it was the very first time. And I must admit, I was a little bit (very) scared.Read More »
My Peanut turned 6 months last week ! It went so fast ! 6 months is a lovely age because baby is still quite easy but gives you a lot of rewarding smiles and laughs. I thought it would be nice to give you guys an update on how she is doing.Read More »
Since I became a mother, the urge to protect the planet and be a more responsible consumer has grown much stronger. I really want to do my best to protect the environment and reduce our carbon footprint. I also want to do my best to keep my family away from harsh chemicals and pesticides. Yet, sometimes, it seems so out of reach. Not that I am trying to find excuses, but a lot of environment-friendly options are time-consuming and as a Mum, time is scarce…Read More »
Being a working mum, there are days when I feel I am kicking ass. Days where everything goes to plan : the kids both slept through the night, I made it to the office before 8am, my boss is in a good mood, my team is motivated, my presentation to the Board is met with approval and smiles, my husband tells me I look pretty and I just signed a big contract that will really boost the P in my P&L.
Those days are precious, but they are rare…Read More »
I am a mother of 2 and working full-time, leading a very consuming but passionate career. I love the hustle and bustle so 90% of the time, I feel super happy in my life. And then I have these moments when I suddenly feel drained and realize I need to take a bit of time […]