Michelle Bilodeau has proudly pounded the pavement in the media biz. She was living in high gear to keep up with the pace. Today, she admits having a baby has inspired her to switch to a slower lane thanks to the mental and spiritual leaps she’s made since becoming a mama almost a year ago.
Eat Train Live is a healthy food delivery service, personal training and nutritional planning shop that found its legs after decades of life changes that co-owner Lonie Murdock personally experienced. Here’s the play-by-play that brought together everything she knows into the love child she launched almost 3 years ago.
Karolina Loboda powers up The White Room, a much-loved branding and art direction studio that gives visual cred to notable local labels like Erin Tracy fine jewellery and Opelle handbags.…
Sonia Keuroghlian heads up Keu, an online resource that decodes all you need to know about the non-toxic beauty biz. Her nine years spent as a corporate lawyer informed the measures she took to begin her entrepreneurial journey and today she shares how she made her business ready for take-off.
Christine Faulhaber is the President and CEO of her namesake PR agency, Faulhaber Communications. Her bio says she “unwinds through international workcations and being an at-home saucier.” It’s telling of her juggle that allows her to enjoy her roles at work and at home as a single mom with plenty of gusto instead of unnecessary guilt.
Laura Keogh began her career in fashion and beauty PR in New York and then moved onto plum jobs in Toronto’s fashion media biz. Then she had her daughter and to her surprise, her vision of working motherhood took a turn she didn’t expect and eventually her popular food blog, Sweet Potato Chronicles, was born.
Alison Milne is well-known for her contemporary rehab of Toronto interiors. Whether it’s a farmhouse-meets-modern family home or a converted church condo, she’s got an eye for respecting the past and blending it with the present. Her latest project is her best yet: Her own home.
Amy Malcolm launched her handmade and luxe leather collection, Opelle, in 2009. She went legit in 2013 when she incorporated the business, brought on a consultant, built a design studio and that’s also when she had her first baby. Today, she’s got her second babe on her hip while her biz keeps buzzing thanks to bringing on a business partner who’s given her the boost to bring her work and home life together.
Tanya Howard has been with the National Ballet of Canada for over 18 years and in the last few years, she’s consciously decided to escape the need to find balance after having her children, Lia, 8, and Benjamin, 5. Her children are gifted with seeing the world through their mom’s lens which means leaning in her own way: Bringing them on tour with her, learning from her performance highs and lows and of course, watching their mom shine on and off the stage.
Blending work and family is a skill that Cheryl Hickey, the long-running host of ET Canada, has fine-tuned over the years. While she’s full tilt in the real mom movement and revealing the beautiful mess of working motherhood on her social media feeds, she’s had to balance the chaos with a high professional IQ to continue her joyful ride.