Urbanbaby & Toddler Magazine Winter 2017

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| by Urbanbaby & Toddler

Meet Six Inspiring Moms! Striving to achieve work-life balance can be challenging for moms. So how does one achieve career and personal goals while still keeping family life a high priority? Read about these inspiring moms who are living in the moment and making specific life choices so they can spend quality time with their growing families.

Holly Choi Co-Owner, Safe Beginnings First Aid Holly discovered her passion for teaching and mentoring while working in the medical software field for over five years. Following the birth of her first child in the summer of 2015, she was certified as a First Aid Instructor with the Lifesaving Society BC/ Yukon Branch. Shortly thereafter, Holly and her sister became co-owners of Safe Beginnings First Aid. Their company educates over 250 caregivers each month with essential lifesaving skills for small children. She values the flexibility of being self-employed because it allows her to spend more time with her two-year old daughter. She is expecting her second child in the New Year.

Adrienne Lloyd Banking Advisor Adrienne works as a Banking Advisor for a large financial institution. As a working mother, she is learning how to achieve work /life balance. After having her child, she suffered from postpartum depression and going back to work heightened that for her. While sharing her struggle with post-partum depression, she heard from numerous moms who had suffered in silence. Despite her struggles, she was successful in losing 120 pounds and has kept the weight off. Adrienne’s hope is that her stories of determination will be encouraging to other mothers trying to find a balance.

Jory Threinen It Works, Independent Distributor Jory is a mother to two beautiful daughters, ages seven months and and four-years old. She has been married to her high school sweetheart for six years. This busy mom works three days a week as a sales and marketing coordinator at the Delta Burnaby hotel. She is also an Independent Distributor for It Works (a health and wellness company). She makes time to volunteer at her local elementary school, where her daughters will go to school when they are older. Jory believes that with balance and dedication, a mom can do anything she desires. As a caring person, she is proud to be that friend who will listen to someone’s troubles and provide guidance for moving in the right direction. She strives to do her best in all her roles and is always looking for ways she can improve from the day before.

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