Tracy Moore on How to Balance Work and Motherhood

Tracy MooreTracy Moore is an award-nominated host of Cityline, Canada’s most influential lifestyle program for women. Prior to hosting Cityline, she was a reporter/anchor for Breakfast Television, CP24 and the CBC. Tracy holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London. She’s married to former journalist and entrepreneur Lio Perron. They have two children together. Despite her busy schedule she remains a fitness fanatic and committed to several charities, including The Grocery Foundations’ Toonies for Tummies Ambassador, Trust15, CIBC Run for the Cure and Engage and Change.

And on top of everything Tracy has going on, she still managed to make time for us. We were absolutely thrilled to have this powerhouse mama join us on our live show on Tuesday night. Not only is she an inspiration, but she is also hilarious! We had a riot as we chatted over sweet treats and Riesling. Tracy is killing it in all aspects of life, and we wanted to know just how she does it. So, we asked! Check out her tips below.

How to Balance Work & Motherhood (and kill it in life)

  1. Put down the parenting book. NOW! The books that told me my baby should cry it out, sleep by himself, breastfeed on schedule and do high level calculus by 6 months LIED to me. If I had to do my first baby all over again I’d go in blind. Just like my husband did.
  2. Listen. There are times when I want to be scrolling my Instagram instead of listening to my husband summarize his day. And then I feel like a right beyotch. I think of how many times he’s coached me through feelings of inferiority and self-doubt. How many times he’s stopped me from beating myself up. How many times he’s lent me the kind of emotional support people literally pay for and I put down my phone and I listen. I think it might be the key to all relationships.
  3. I am very focused when it comes to my career but I also know how to let go. See above answer for support doing this (Lio). Surrounding myself with a community of people who have no problem calling me out on my ish and keeping me grounded is key. My girlfriends don’t care if I’m in waste management or tv, my mom and dad still remind me that the world doesn’t revolve around me and my husband is so freaking honest sometimes I really just want him to lie. These people are my key to humility.

For our full interview with Tracy, check out The Cat & Nat Show Episode 2.8!

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