Category Archives: Money

Planning for Maternity Leave During a Pandemic

Planning for Maternity Leave During a Pandemic

  It has been nothing short of miraculous watching business owners pivot during the COVID-19 pandemic, including around their maternity leave planning and execution.   Today’s blog post is short and sweet, highlighting five podcast episodes that are full of inspiration and wisdom on how to navigate birth, postpartum, maternity leave, and returning to work.… Read More

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

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

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

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

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Web Designer and Brand Strategist: Lindsey Johnson

Preparing your Business for Maternity Leave as a Web Designer and Brand Strategist: Lindsey Johnson

Let’s start with a little intro to Lindsey’s business… I’m a web designer and brand strategist, and I work with primarily women entrepreneurs to elevate their businesses by creating an online presence that really speaks to the heart of their audience and helps them grow to the next level. I’m all about the minimal, the… 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

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

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