New Mom

As a new mom, it’s likely you have a lot of questions. This collection of articles offers you trusted insights and practical strategies to support and encourage you as you begin your journey into parenthood.

You’ll also find articles that will set you up for success and ease your transition as you prepare to return to work after your leave.


 

3 strategies to make pumping at work a success

Breastfeeding and working. How do you feel about it? It’s a hotly debated topic where some think it’s just plain wrong and others would rather not know it’s happening. For me, and countless other mothers who want to work and want to continue to nurse their babies, there’s just no other way around it. The […] Read more…

It’s not all on you: Shifting the mental load

Have you heard about the mental load? You know, all the thinking and planning and worrying that comes with managing a home and caring for children. It’s why it’s easier to make dinner than it is to decide what to make for dinner and make sure you have all the ingredients on hand. The mental load […] Read more…

How to let dad lead in parenting

This past weekend, Frank and six other dads chaperoned an epic sleepover for their daughters at our girls’ school. There were 21 girls in attendance all between the ages of 4 and 7 years old. For my girls, it was their first sleepover with their friends. I didn’t want them to miss out on the fun, […] Read more…

Effective networking tips for working moms

Networking. It’s the one thing I just do not like to do. At least not the way business books, blogs and professional networkers tell us to do it. As an introvert, going to an event and meeting people, let alone talking to them conjures up the same levels of anxiety as someone who’s about to […] Read more…

3 mindhacks to crush self-doubt as a mama

A few weeks before welcoming Isabella to my life, I was happily working when it hit me: I was going to be a mother. Sure, it was a delayed, albeit curious reaction considering I knew, at least intellectually, that pregnancy led to a baby. But, it felt like a sucker punch, nonetheless. Yet, when the […] Read more…

4 tips to help working parents balance it all

If by any slim chance you had the slightest inkling that life with two working parents was going to be easy in any way, let me break it to you – it’s not. Not at all. Sure there’ll be days you two will think you’re rocking it all. You have to hold on to those […] Read more…