5 helpful questions to ask before scheduling your appointment with your Lactation Consultant

5 helpful questions to ask before scheduling your appointment with your Lactation Consultant

We all know that breastfeeding has many nutritional benefits to mom and baby. What we don’t always know is that sometimes breastfeeding your baby does not always happen so easily. Some moms and babies have a rough start. Some run into problems a few days in. Some struggle for weeks.  We all deserve help, and… Read More

Five Ways Your Business Skills Help Prepare You For Motherhood

Five Ways Your Business Skills Help Prepare You For Motherhood

I work with a lot of whip-smart women who are rocking it in the business world. When they meet with me for the first time about maternity leave planning, one of the fears that often comes up is whether or not they will succeed at this parenting and motherhood thing. There’s so much that you… Read More

Preparing Your Business for Maternity Leave as a Content Marketer and Strategist: Ashley Brooks

Preparing Your Business for Maternity Leave as a Content Marketer and Strategist: Ashley Brooks

Let’s start with a little intro to Ashley’s business… I started Brooks Editorial Services as a newlywed and recent college grad in 2012. Ever since middle school, I’d dreamed of editing books for a living, and I didn’t see any reason why I couldn’t do that from home. Little did I know that freelancing would… Read More

3 Business Systems You Should Set Up While You’re Still Pregnant

3 Business Systems You Should Set Up While You’re Still Pregnant

Meg and I bonded over our nerdy affinity for systems and tools…especially as they relate to planning for maternity leave. If your to-do list is as big as your belly (and growing), setting up systems may not be your priority … but it should be. I’ll let Meg tell you why and how:   I… Read More

5 Steps To Take For Your Budget (So You Can Still Pay Yourself) While On Leave

Money. It’s on every business owner’s mind, and I’ll dare to say that for the pregnant business owner, I’ve seen finances be the thing that makes taking maternity leave seem extra daunting. In most countries, there simply aren’t any financial protections for self-employed women who are having a baby. That’s why I’ve brought in the… Read More

5 Ways a Postpartum Doula can help ease the transition back to business

5 Ways a Postpartum Doula can help ease the transition back to business

Kate and I connected over our mutual love and respect for the postpartum period. She is a postpartum doula and mother of 3 and has built her in-person and online practice on the pillars of providing quality support for the precious days and weeks after birth. I’ll let Kate take it away with her response… Read More

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Virtual Assistant

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Virtual Assistant

While there are several key issues you need to think through before hiring a VA for your maternity leave, there is also the actual hiring process. I thought I would walk you through, step by step, to actually making a hire. This is the process I have used myself, and supported clients in implementing. You… Read More

5 tips for hiring a VA for your maternity leave

5 tips for hiring a VA for your maternity leave

When you need expert advice, you’ve got to go to the source! This week I have the pleasure of introducing you to Diana Prowitt, a fellow business owner and Virtual Assistant. Diana specializes in offering solutions for entrepreneurs wishing to devote more time to developing customers, increasing sales and growing their businesses. She shares her top… Read More

8 Household Chores to Outsource (So You Can Focus on Your Business!)

8 Household Chores to Outsource (So You Can Focus on Your Business!)

Grocery shopping Many major grocery stores now have the option to shop online and have your groceries delivered to your home. Huge time saver and a potential money saver – I mean how many times do you realize you made impulse buys when putting the groceries away that you really could have done without?  … Read More

8 Dos/Don’t for funding your maternity leave

8 Dos/Don’t for funding your maternity leave

One question I hear over-and-over-and-over again from expecting entrepreneurs is about money. How can I bring work in NOW so that I can have some financial security (and peace of mind) during my leave? While the answer will definitely vary for the type of business you run, here’s a quick list of Dos/Don’ts when it… Read More