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.


 

10 natural ways to de-stress during pregnancy

Pregnancy, all on its own, can be stressful. We feel it in our bodies as it changes to accommodate a new life. The stress also weighs on us emotionally and mentally, too. When we add other factors from our life – even the very best things like other children, family and friends, as well as […] Read more…

5 ways to financially plan for baby’s arrival

Having a baby is expensive. There are plenty of estimates of the additional expenses babies bring to families per year. In one study, families would spend an additional $12,000 in baby’s first year. Another put that figure closer to $15,000. These numbers don’t include any medical costs you may be responsible to cover. And, I […] Read more…

IWD 2018: 6 ways you can #PressforProgress

International Women’s Day is almost here! March 8 is a day to celebrate women’s achievements – those on the public stage, at work in our professional spheres, at home with our loved ones and around our social circles. It’s also a time to call for gender equality. Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum reported […] Read more…

How to get your career baby ready

More and more women are starting their families later in life. Last year, for the first time in history, North American women are more likely to have their first child in their early 30s than in their late 20s. We can point to a good number of factors that have led to this statistical trend […] Read more…

Pregnant at work: 5 strategies to position you for success

Pregnancy is a life change. It changes you, your body, and your priorities. It also changes how others perceive you, and the assumptions they make of you, your abilities as well as what they believe you should want and need. These assumptions or biases are deeply rooted in our psyche, a result of our life’s […] Read more…

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

working mom workshops

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…