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Entries Tagged as 'Motherhood & Business'

Lovenomics: Does Getting Married Tax Women Unfairly?

February 14th, 2012 by Lauren · 1 Comment

I was intrigued by a piece in Saturday’s New York Times about academic “power couple” Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers – economists, partners & parents of a 2-1/2 year-old, who have been collaborating on research into the economics of family life. Or, as the Times calls it, “Lovenomics.” (Sidebar: I actually heard these two speak […]

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Tags: Business Advice · Motherhood & Business · Thoughts

Breaking Bad Work Habits

January 9th, 2012 by Emira · 5 Comments

LIke most humans, I’m riddled with habits I’d like to change. And like many folks, who follow the good ol’Gregorian calendar, I’ve been thinking about changing some of them with the turning over of the new year. I’ve got a bunch of small personal changes I’m trying to make, things like stretching every day, remembering […]

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Naps and the Working Mom

August 3rd, 2010 by Emira · 8 Comments

Where to begin? I have so very many thoughts on working (currently from home) with an infant lately. Thoughts that are constantly evolving as the days and weeks go by and the challenges of working with a newborn shift. This awesome post on working part-time with a wee one is a great read for those […]

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The New Boss of Me

March 23rd, 2010 by Emira · 2 Comments

As Lauren mentioned, I started Maternity leave the beginning of February, and on February 9th at 9:56am my daughter Lena was born. She’s six weeks old today and I’m sitting here marveling at how fast the time is going while I get my first uninterrupted visit at the computer (with baby monitor at my side) […]

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Tags: Motherhood & Business · Our Story

A Boss Lady We Love: Tressa Brotsky

November 6th, 2009 by Emira · 1 Comment

I first came across Tressa Brotsky’s gorgeous organic soft toys and goods for wee ones at the Moss Street Market in Victoria BC this summer. My mom wanted to pick up a gift for her acupuncturist, who was expecting and I was happy to tag along to one of my favourite community markets. I was […]

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Tags: Boss Ladies We Love · Motherhood & Business

Mat Leave for the Self Employed

November 4th, 2009 by Emira · 2 Comments

So as I sit here on my three month count down to my own mat leave (which will be wholly subsidized by my company), our federal government is about to finally pass some legislation that would bring mat leave benefits to the self employed. Bad timing or me? (I’m too far down this road to […]

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