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.


 

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…

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…

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…

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…