Pregnant at Work

The cat may not be out of the bag just yet, but you’re in the right place. This collection will help you make the most of time ahead of your leave, so you can build a bridge to your future career as a working mom.


 

The 4 Powerful Benefits of Female Friendships

Socializing is hard for me. As an introvert, being in a crowded room has always been a sure fire way to get me hiding in a corner, clicking my heels while mentally repeating, “There’s no place like home.” Unfortunately, as an adult, there are many times when I have to buck up, leave my issues […] Read more…

How to master the interview when you’re baby planning

The pulls between motherhood and career ambition starts well before we become mothers. I remember friends talking about their plans to become mothers when we were in grade school. In high school, when we were applying to colleges, a few friends contemplated teaching degrees so they’d have summers off with their future children. The trend […] Read more…

Advance your career with these 3 actions

Has motherhood squashed your professional ambition? Or do you feel like you are now more motivated to keep pushing toward your goals? A recent study that I shared on Facebook this past week, surveyed women – moms and those without children – to test their ambition levels. The result: 70% of moms aspire to reach […] 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…

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…

Beat The Bump: When to Announce Your Pregnancy at Work

I made it most of the way through my very first trimester without the slightest hint of morning sickness. The first time I felt nauseous in the morning? The day I planned to tell my boss I was pregnant. That’s right, I turned into a total chicken. And it’s not because I was worried about […] Read more…

Baby proof your career before you baby proof your home

Many mamas-to-be experience the nesting phase – that overwhelming urge to clean, tidy and organize every inch of their home. It’s said to happen in the later weeks of pregnancy. Over my two pregnancies, I can’t say I experienced it. But, I do remember the almost manic excitement of a former colleague of mine who had […] Read more…

5 simple self-care practices for busy moms

No matter where you are in your journey as a mama or what path you’ve chosen for yourself and your family, mothering is exhausting. Of course, it’s so many more things –good things – too. But, caring for the physical, mental and emotional well-being of another human being requires physical, mental and emotional energy. If […] Read more…

How to get your career baby ready

One of my daily pleasures is the walk the girls and I take to school, or nowadays to camp, in the mornings. Although getting them out the door is a physical challenge akin to an army obstacle course, the 3-block walk is usually blissful. It’s our time to talk. The girls always seem extra pensive […] Read more…