Category Archives: Business

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

4 Things Every Expecting Entrepreneur Should Know About Home Office Tax Deductions

4 Things Every Expecting Entrepreneur Should Know About Home Office Tax Deductions

Whether you already worked from home pre-baby or are making the move as part of your maternity leave, a home office can be a lifesaver for you as a new mother.   In addition to the convenience, a home office can also be a valuable tax deduction for your business.   Here are four tips… Read More

Three changes that helped me do my most meaningful work after the first year postpartum

Three changes that helped me do my most meaningful work after the first year postpartum

Before my son was born, I had grand plans for the year after his birth. I was going to kick ass. Make a ton of money. Look and feel great.   You might guess how this story ended up going.   I mostly: Felt like I was getting my ass kicked by motherhood. Made way… Read More

5 things to discuss with your partner today to help you create your parenting plan

5 things to discuss with your partner today to help you create your parenting plan

I recently co-authored a book where I wrote a chapter on alleviating stress in your life by preparing better to be a mom. In that chapter, I equated having babies to running a business. I got some comments about this comparison, but I do this all the time. I’m sure it offends some people, but… Read More

3 Ways to Step Out of the Box With Childcare

3 Ways to Step Out of the Box With Childcare

Maternity leave… what do those words mean to you?   For so many women, I feel that it symbolizes this short, sacred amount of time before they are rushed back to their jobs and away from their precious newborns.  So, frankly… the word is kind of associated with an impending sadness or anxiety.   We… Read More

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

Honestly, I started looking for a nanny while I was still pregnant. But (surprise, surprise!) most nannies are interviewing for positions where the baby is born already … rookie mom moment on my part, for sure! My early search was largely based on how anxious I was feeling about a nanny: Would my child be… Read More

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

Should I Hire a Virtual Assistant (VA) or an Online Business Manager (OBM) to Cover My Maternity Leave?

The answer to the question of “who should I hire?” really depends on a few factors. To find the right answer for you requires considering the amount of planning you can feasibly do before your leave, your budget, the level of involvement and/or responsibility you want your team member to have and what you want… Read More