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.


 

A millennial’s guide to financial planning for baby

Growing your family is expensive. It’s why a good many millennials are having fewer children or opting out of parenthood altogether. They simply can’t afford it. In the US, the birth rate is the lowest it’s been in 30 years. In Canada, too, one in five millennials are actively delaying parenthood. Childcare costs are a […] Read more…

5 ways new parents can nail this year’s performance review

As the year nears its end, many companies are undergoing its performance appraisal process. For many companies – especially ones with large numbers of employees – this is a structured process that doesn’t always work for every employees. Let’s take expecting mothers and new parents as examples. These employees miss out on a key process […] Read more…

Talking politics at work: Dos and Don’ts

We are at an inflection point in history. In pockets all over the world, there has been a marked division in people’s ideas, beliefs as well as their actions. This has led to sparks of outbreaks, political happenings and tragic events that have left us shocked and dismayed, at the worst of times, and puzzled […] Read more…

Best podcasts for working moms

top podcasts for working moms

Podcasts are more popular than ever. They’re interesting and intriguing. Funny and entertaining.  For working moms, they’re a great way to inject knowledge and fresh perspectives while multi-tasking. Listen while making school lunches, commuting to or from work, folding the laundry,  relaxing in the bath or really anywhere in between. Plus, they offer new insights and […] Read more…

6 ways you can press for progress on gender equality

Earlier this year, the World Economic Forum reported that we are more than 200 years away from achieving gender parity. An unfortunate outcome considering women have already been fighting for equality for more than a 100 years. With all that’s happened in the past year with movements like #MeToo #TimesUp, #PressforProgress and more, women are […] Read more…

Stay professionally fit on maternity leave

Maternity leave and more specifically taking care of a newborn transports us far far away from the world we once knew. Sleepless nights, never-ending feeding sessions and the deep immersion into the world of new mommyhood quickly severs us from the reality we once lived. Yet, too often, we expect to bounce back to the […] Read more…

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…

Baby proofing your relationship

Here’s something you may not have known about me: I started dating my partner, Frank, when we were fresh faced 16 year olds. Technically, he was 15 at the time, but since it was just days before his birthday, I usually round up. Our start could have been a scene from any teen rom-com (my […] Read more…