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 some inspiring moms in the Greater Vancouver Area who are living in the moment and making specific life choices so they can spend quality time with their growing families. Read complete bios on page 24 & 25 of our Winter 2013 magazine.
Angela Fennelow – www.sunlife.ca
After a year on maternity leave with her twin boys, Aiden and Archer, Angela began working from her home office as a Sun Life Financial Advisor. She enjoys staying fit participating at Shop n’ Stroll at the local malls; running and walking the dog. Angela has worked for Sun Life for over a decade and chose to be an advisor upon her return to work because the flexibility enabled her to spend extra time with her family. She particularly enjoys helping clients achieve their financial goals.
Kelly Krol – www.raincityparent.com
Kelly is a stay-at-home mom to two children, Gabrielle and Sebastian and recently celebrated her fifth wedding anniversary. She is the creator of the Facebook page, Raincity Parent where she shares contests, articles, and community events; with parents and caregivers of young children. Kelly and her family love being tourists in their own city sometimes taking the Skytrain downtown for a “travelling adventure”.
Susan Jackes – www.susanjackes.com
Susan is the CEO of her home and a mom to Riley and Liam. After having worked as a Paralegal for some of the largest law firms in Vancouver, she returned to school to take a small business and entrepreneurship program along with marketing management and social media. She currently works for as an Independent Associate for Legal Shield, providing access to full-service, toprated law firms.
Loreen Dall – www.maitaidress.com
Loreen, owner and designer of the Mai Tai Dress for Dallicious Designs, has two sons, Mikah and Oxford. She has been following her dream of becoming a successful mom entrepreneur. Being self-employed has enabled her to express her creativity and be more available for her eldest son’s additional educational needs. According to Loreen, finding the balance between her family life and business life is not easy.
Patt Leger – www.geekboutiq.com
Patt, is the owner of Geek in your Pocket and mom to Cassiopé and Orion. She is a business catalyst who knows website design extensively including site architecture, visual design and maintenance. Beyond designer, teacher, arts advocate, entrepreneur and adventurer; Patt is a beloved wife and mother. Her favorite family activity is camping in the woods of British Columbia with her children.