Category Archives: Planning + Logistics

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

8 questions to ask to design a ghostwriter workflow for your maternity leave

8 questions to ask to design a ghostwriter workflow for your maternity leave

Last week Kimberly shared her tips for how to find the right match for a ghostwriter. Once you have found the right person, it’s crucial to set up a workflow. This post goes into detail about what questions you need to ask yourself to figure out what the ideal workflow will be for you.  … Read More

How to find the right ghostwriter to produce content while you are on leave

How to find the right ghostwriter to produce content while you are on leave

I was thrilled to be able to pick the brain of fellow business owner and mama Kimberly Crossland of The Savvy Copywriter. Check out her expert guidance on how to keep your content wheel turning during pregnancy with the help of a ghostwriter.     Present one topic to a dozen writers and you’ll get… Read More

5 podcast episodes every entrepreneur should listen to while planning their maternity leave

5 podcast episodes every entrepreneur should listen to while planning their maternity leave

1. Megan Hale Episode #59 Megan Hale with Special Guest Hannah Poles  Ep 59 With Megan Hale Megan shares her simple plan to focus her maternity leave planning efforts on 5 areas: Visibility, Growth, Revenue, Support, Non-negotiables   2. All Up in Your Lady Business Episode #61 Episode #61 | Preparing Your Business for Vacation/Time Away… Read More

A four category system for planning your maternity leave

A four category system for planning your maternity leave

I recommend using a four category system to plan how the key functions of your business will continue running while you are in milky mama-baby land. So, grab your list of things you do on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis, and let’s dive right into the categories. Keep in mind you could, at… Read More

5 questions to ask your co-working space before you have your baby

5 questions to ask your co-working space before you have your baby

If co-working spaces are your jam pre-baby, you definitely will want to do a little detective work to figure out if it will continue to work for you with a baby in tow. Here’s some key questions to help guide the way.   1. Can I bring my newborn? Yup, let’s start with the simple… Read More

6 essential maternity leave planning principles

6 essential maternity leave planning principles

  Maternity leave – It’s been all over the interwebs lately.  I’ve been doing some head nods as many major news outlets push for more generous parental leave and provide detailed reasons as to why this is important. (If you haven’t read these and are interested, check out this and this.) When you are a business owner,… Read More

A behind-the-scenes look at starting maternity leave before 40 weeks

A behind-the-scenes look at starting maternity leave before 40 weeks

I started my unofficial maternity leave waaaay earlier than normal. Like 4 months earlier. The idea actually came up during one of my routine visits in early pregnancy. As you might have read, I was not a happy camper. My midwife jokingly said “Maternity leave should really begin during pregnancy and go through the postpartum… Read More