Author Archives: Arianna

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I began compiling and reviewing relevant COVID-19 resources for expecting entrepreneurs. Here are the highest quality resources I have found regarding small businesses. You can find resources specific to pregnancy, birth and postpartum here.   Natalie Eckdahl’s recent podcast episode, Preparing for the Coronavirus as a Small Business Owner featuring… Read More

COVID-19 Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

COVID-19 Pregnancy, Birth and Postpartum Resources

On Friday, March 13th, 2020, I began compiling and reviewing relevant COVID-19 resources for expecting entrepreneurs. Here are the highest quality resources I have found regarding pregnancy, birth and postpartum. You can find resources specific to small businesses here.   Dr. Aviva Romm’s COVID-19 series has a series of informational articles and is being updated… Read More

2019 Books in Review

2019 Books in Review

I’m keeping last year’s book tracking experiment going this year, and trying to keep myself accountable by tracking progress quarter by quarter, instead of waiting until the very end of the year.   Overall, here’s what this year of reading looked like: I read 17 books this year, which is 6 less than last year,… Read More

Podcasting about maternity leave, birth, postpartum, and heading back to work

Podcasting about maternity leave, birth, postpartum, and heading back to work

In the months leading up to my son being born, podcasting became one of my favorite ways to consume information. I didn’t have to venture out of the house to networking events, show up on camera, or interact in real time. I could — literally — lie in bed and listen.   And I did.… Read More

How Denise Duffield-Thomas Prepared Her Business for Maternity Leave

How Denise Duffield-Thomas Prepared Her Business for Maternity Leave

I am thrilled to take you behind the scenes of maternity leave with Denise Duffield-Thomas, a money mindset mentor and the woman behind the well-known Lucky Bitch Money Bootcamp.  Denise and I are in a group online where we all get real about juggling business with babies, and she brings that honest take to her… Read More

Seven secrets to setting (and achieving) goals as a new mom

Seven secrets to setting (and achieving) goals as a new mom

In late 2017 I joined a research team working on the psychology of goal-setting and goal-coaching during the perinatal period. I’m not a goal setting expert by any means, but together with technologists, maternal health experts, clinicians, and psychologists, the team reviewed the evidence around goal achievement, primarily from neurobiology as well as evaluation of… Read More

5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring for Your Maternity Leave

5 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring for Your Maternity Leave

It’s an exciting time in life when you’re expecting, but it can also be an overwhelming and scary time, too. Especially when you’re also the owner of a small business. One of the best things you can do for yourself, and your growing family, is to have solid plans in place for how you will… Read More

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Communications Consultant: Felicity Barber

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Communications Consultant: Felicity Barber

Let’s start with a little intro to Felicity’s business… I’m a communications consultant and the founder Thoughtful Speech, where I offer speechwriting, ghostwriting and content strategy. I’m a solopreneur and I started my business in 2014 when I moved to the US from the UK, where I was a corporate speechwriter. The majority of my… Read More