2015 – Keep doing what you do best!

Oh God – looking at my last date post is a terrible thing – I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that so much time has passed and I’ve done so little on here. Yes – I feel guilty for not giving my blog some major TLC. I mean, it’s 2015 – the chance to start fresh, list down all these resolutions that I want to accomplish by this year, live the dream and get all psyched up about my new beginning. Hell – I didn’t even make the time to list them, so chances are I won’t even be able to achieve them.

My point is – and I think so many mothers and fathers out there will agree – we’re literally kicking butt by making it through every single day with all the other responsibilities that life throws our way. We should all give ourselves a huge pat on the back, maybe treat ourselves to some fatty Hershey Pie for making it this far, going through each day like a fighter and being amazing parents. So to all those who are in my shoes; who feel like they have the weight of the world on their shoulders, from juggling a dzillion things from managing to make a career and a living, to changing diapers and folding through endless piles of laundry – you are doing an awesome job. WE are doing an awesome job. Lets keep doing it the way know best and don’t bother by anything or anyone else.

 

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Juhayna Cheers Mothers – one of the best campaign’s I’ve seen so far!

We all saw and loved the P&G #ْThankyouMom ads around the Olympic Games and the video of the world’s toughest job interview which went viral and was shared on Facebook, Twitter, etc. But not a lot of people, at least outside of Egypt, paid attention or gave credit to this ad campaign by Juhayna (or maybe they have and I am mistaken)

This is the first time that I’ve seen an ad campaign for mother’s executed so well in Egypt, or any other Arab country for that matter and I feel its worth sharing.

The campaign takes you through every mother’s journey, with all its ups and downs, challenges and pitfalls and the indescribable joy that come with being a mother.

Watch the video, enjoy and share your comments!

Article of the week: “We Need to Make Paternity Leave Trendy” – Financial Times

“Women are caregivers and men are providers” this is the perception that has been dictated to us for God knows how long.

Nadia Nagamootoo, a former research psychologist and consultant that is presently on maternity leave, rethinks the roles of men and women in society when for the first time, confronts the career and work/life balance challenges that come along with motherhood.

She also talks about how she was incredibly anxious about juggling her career with having a baby.

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Source: Financial Times, September 18, 2014, page 32

Can you relate? Share your thoughts about how you make the best of both worlds.