Category Archives: Guest Expert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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