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Mothers Day Reflections

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.

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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 Quinlan and mother-to-be to her second child expected in June.

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.

Speaking of scheduling priorities, grab your calendar and set a reminder for The Kite Festival on Sunday, June 5th 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.

Shine Your Light On Climate Action

This Saturday from 8:30pm – 9:30pm, it’s up to YOU.

This hour is powered by YOU. A flick of a switch, a conscious decision to save power, a choice you make, and a symbolic gesture. Need more ideas? The organizers of Earth Hour have prepared several ways for you to create your own event, big or small.

Earth Hour Starter Kit: Take a stand on your personal facebook / twitter page at EarthHour.org/ClimateAction. You will find promotional artwork that you can share. If you’d like, donate your social power and add a special Earth Hour filter to your profile pic.

Earth Hour Tracker: Register your event and check out what other people are doing. From family to community events, it’s great to align yourself with like-minded individuals.

It’s never been easier to take action for the planet. The world’s first universal climate deal was reached this past December, but at the same time, it was the warmest year on record. So we ask that you keep the momentum going and help to create a world where people and nature thrive. Follow @earthhour or Facebook /earthhour for more details.

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Call us today to schedule a free, no obligation home evaluation to learn more about how we will get you top dollar for your most valuable asset.

International Women’s Day #PledgeForParity

International Women’s Day celebrates women around the world and calls for gender parity. Our role as leaders in business in our community is both to lead by example and foster growth. As I became the 59,222nd person to #PledgeForParity at InternationalWomensDay.com, I realized how important that number was, it was one more person taking on the role of advocate for diversity and inclusion.

The Rocca Sisters & Associates is unique in that it is run by women: two sisters, best friends.  We see women who work in our office, women as clients and women in our community that we are fortunate to have the opportunity to engage with on a daily basis. We are in the business of building relationships, and that is our guiding principle. When people succeed, we all succeed.

“We are first and foremost…sisters, best friends and partners,” Cathy concludes. It’s the relationship Cathy & Tanya have with each other, their love for real estate & their unending dedication to their clients that has them reaching the top.

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We all need an equal opportunity to succeed, and to define success individually. For sales production and volume, our team is ranked #1 in Burlington (for 2010-2015) and #3 in all of Canada (for 2010-2015) for Royal Le Page. Our success is driven by a deep passion for helping clients achieve maximum results for their home, building relationships and giving back to the community. The greater our success, the greater our ability and responsibility to make positive change in the world.

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