Women's Wednesday- Amanda Jewson

Women's Wednesday- Amanda Jewson

WOMEN’S WEDNESDAY- AMANDA JEWSON

For this weeks Women’s Wednesday, I am show casing the amazing Amanda Jewson of Baby’s Best Sleep.

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I'm a infant and child sleep specialist! I work with moms all over Toronto in their homes, and through our computers worldwide! I love helping families find rest! It's a sincere and honest passion. I'm a mess without my 8 hours, so if I can help someone achieve that, I'm very proud.  

2. What is one thing you do for self care? 

I schedule myself one hour every day to do something for me. Often its working out and meditation. Sometimes its a lunch with a friend. I know personally and professionally how important genuine time to unplug and recharge. 

I also have a screen-free day on Sundays where I put my phone away and just focus on my family. 

3. How do you manage home work life with your kiddos? 

It's not easy, but I don't do it alone. My husband travels a lot so we hired a great caregiver that really is a part of our crew. We have a great system that allows me to be on and home when I'm with my girls while also knowing they're living their best life when I'm working with clients. 

Amanda, I just love you! I wish you where around when my kiddos where smaller! My goal with this project is to stop competing with other women and start celebrating and cherishing our accomplishments. We are all on a journey and for me it is all about surviving the day sometimes, especially when my daughter is home home sick and I am trying to work. If you need help, ask for it; if you have help to give, give it!!

Happy Wednesday!

Women's Wednesday- Michele Crockett

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For this weeks Women’s Wednesday I am going to feature me! I am a woman and it is Wednesday. Hi! I am Michele Crockett of Michele Crockett Photography. I am a portrait photographer that focuses on newborn, kiddos, and families, but mostly I just like to make people smile. I also love photographing headshots and working for small business like myself, helping them look at their brand and their business from a visual prespective. When I am not taking pictures of people, I am making art or teaching photography at George Brown College. And when I am not there, I am hanging out with my kiddos building epic pillow forts or having a kitch dance party.

The reason I started this project #womenswednesday was because I found becoming a mom hard and I found starting a small business even harder. First and foremost I love my kids, a lot! And if you know me, you know that my life revolves around them and not the other way around. However I still find it hard to find balance between both mama and entrepreneur. So I ask my self how do I find balance? I am not sure I do, to be honest. I take a little time for me to excerise every morning before the kids go to school and these 30-60 minutes spent on me are so precious. I am so thankful to my husband for helping out with morning routine so I can have this little bit a heaven. Because I work from home, my studio or Starbucks, I find the lines between family and work get blurred a lot. First I want to write, I think it is important that my kids see me struggle, get angry, feel sad and cry, just as much as I smile and am happy! And believe me I like to smile and laugh a lot! Last year I made the commitment to only work one day on the weekend and as a family photographer who works mostly weekends, that was a hard choice. It is also a choice that makes my family very very happy!

My goal for this project is to try and stop competing with other women and start to celebrate and cherish everything we do! Because we do so so much!!! We are on a journey and for me it is about surviving the everyday. Thank you @michael_ciurleo for coming to my studio and taking this beautiful picture of me. #alwaysfollowingthelight#womensupportingwom