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As we ponder Mother’s Day, we remember with fondness our own mother, Joan, the matriarch and strength of our family. An inspiration in all that we do. We also realize, sometimes with trepidation, that we are now the light for our generation of little ones. We have the profound role of being “mom” to those tiny people that we have brought into the world.
Cathy is proud mother to son Gianluca and daughter Vienna; and Tanya is mother to daughters Quinlan and Alissa. Real Estate is a demanding profession, there is no 9-5, no weekends off. Likewise, motherhood is, as it should be, all encompassing. So we are constantly working on perfecting work-life balance. While there is no way to be a perfect mom, there are a million ways to be a good one. Here are a few tips for our fellow moms in time for Mother’s Day:
- You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.
- Remember to take time to live life, it will inspire your work
- Schedule your priorities – this will keep you on track
- Make time for serendipity – when the unexpected pops up, go with the flow
- Build your community – friends & family will help you if you just say “please”
- Enjoy the great outdoors – crucial with little ones
- Exercise – make this a priority!
- Bend the rules – that’s right, you’re in charge!
- Say “no” and move on
So to all of the mothers in the world who are juggling the needs of many, you need to feel confident in the choices you make, measure yourself against your goals and feel proud of your achievements. Your children look up to you to provide them with a road map in life, so throw your best self out there, and the universe will reward you.
If you want to help us celebrate strong women in our community and are interested in know what our Diva Day with Habitat for Humanity Halton-Miss is all about, please call us – we would love nothing more than to have you join our team of strong women building houses and our community together on September 29th!
Speaking of scheduling priorities, grab your calendar and set a reminder for Kite Festival on Sunday, June 3rd from 11am – 4pm at Brant Hills Park. Join us as we “Let Fun Take Flight” with free kite building and decorating, face painting, balloon animals, magic and more! This annual event runs rain or shine and is a fabulous community event. For more information, visit RoccaSisters.ca. Hope to see you there.
We are so excited to announce our newly formed partnership with Habitat for Humanity. What better way to give back to our community then to support an organization whose mandate is to bring communities together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership.
Join the Rocca Sisters Team in celebrating the ground breaking ceremony of The Crew-Goetz Landing in Burlington, this event will be celebrating Habitat for Humanity Halton-Mississauga’s partnership with the Ontario Government making this new home ownership model the first of it’s kind in Canada. We will proudly stand with the community of Burlington as we cut the ribbon on this incredible project.
In honour of all the hard working women in our community and to kick things off we are sponsoring an amazing event that will bring 40 women together to be part of a Habitat build – an incredibly empowering experience and an opportunity to roll up your sleeves, swing a hammer and contribute to a cause that provides life changing opportunities to those less fortunate. The Rocca Sisters Team Diva Day will be September 29th, 2018. To learn how to be a part of this remarkable experience, call us for details!
Learn more about the Crew-Goetz Build Project: http://www.habitatbuild.ca/crew-goetz-landing-build
Every spring, the bright yellow daffodil takes on a worthy opponent. Cancer. The flower has served as the symbol of cancer awareness since the 1950s. The Canadian Cancer Society incorporated the yellow flower into their logo in 2000.
Money raised during daffodil month helps people living with cancer and their families.
“My family lost its matriarch to cancer. Our Mother Joan was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer in May 2004. The diagnosis came through a routine checkup. With great determination and strong faith, she fought hard for five years and gave us her best, unfortunately like many, she lost her battle,” explains Cathy Rocca. “The tragedy in all of this is that we are not unique, there are so many families who have gone through, or are going through something similar. We remember bringing the sweet simple pleasures of life alive and creating a light in our Mom that sometimes seemed dim,” continues Tanya Rocca.
Even the simple act of purchasing a daffodil pin or a small bunch of flowers brings hope to those suffering. “The Canadian Cancer Society has so many resources available to you as a patient and as a family member or friend. Life-changing support, digestible information online and by phone and they are helping fund the research that saves lives,” Cathy says, “I truly hope that you find a moment to give to this worthy cause.” The Rocca Sisters Team know that the greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in our world.
We encourage you to support others in our community by going to go to our Facebook page facebook.com/roccasisters and sharing your story! Help keep the conversation going and together we can continue to raise awareness and help those whose lives have been, and currently are affected by cancer.
To find out more about The Canadian Cancer Society, their work and services for the public, head to www.cancer.ca