Career

Flexibility: What (I Think) Canadian Moms Want From Their Employers

Moms, it’s almost a year to the day that I left the job I loved to raise my toddler full-time. It was August 12, 2016 to be exact. I wrote this post about why I left. Was it scary? Yep. Do I still think about my old job? All the time. Do I regret it?…

How Motherhood Enhances (Not Hinders) Your Career Potential

Motherhood is one of the most challenging and creative jobs anyone can do. The goal is to remake the world so that our choices are not so stark. ~ Naomi Woolf ~ New mom? On maternity and parental leave? Do you plan on taking 6, 12, 18 months, a few years, or an even longer…

Most Popular Posts of 2016 & What’s New for 2017 | Edmomton

Happy New Year, everyone. I’m Rachel Jones, author of the blog Edmomton — Becoming a Mom in Edmonton. I launched this blog on April 6, 2016. If you have just discovered it, or have been following since April, muwwwah. Why did I start? I needed a creative outlet after a surprise home birth and rough start to…

Why I Left My Dream Job — In One Word

You’ve heard the news. A few weeks ago, I hesitantly handed my boss the resignation letter I never thought I’d write. Those close to me knew this choice was out of character, especially for a woman with “so much potential” in my career. I’d recently returned back to work after maternity leave, still unsure of how to…