Category Archives: Guest Expert

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

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

Postpartum support and the 3 am rule

  This month’s Mama Story features Julienne DesJardins, a virtual assistant with expertise in digital marketing. As a business owner turned mamapreneur, Julienne brings lessons from management, marketing, and mamahood into the mix of her postpartum journey.   Confession: I’m one of those people who starts listening to Christmas music in October.   So, naturally,… Read More

Creating a Mindful Return to Work after Maternity Leave

Creating a Mindful Return to Work after Maternity Leave

This month’s Mama Story packs a double punch. Not only does lawyer and entrepreneur Lori Mihalich-Levin share her personal experience in balancing her postpartum needs with her professional career, but she goes into detail about how the gap in maternity leave resources actually led her to design her business, Mindful Return. If you are a Type… Read More

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

Learning to Stand Again: A NICU Mom’s Postpartum Recovery Process After Bed Rest

This month’s Mama Story is from Parijat Deshpande, a California Bay Area-based Perinatal Wellness Counselor and mama to a micropreemie, born at 24 weeks gestation. Parijat will be diving deep into what it means to navigate postpartum after a high-risk pregnancy, bedrest, and while having an infant in the NICU – no small task! Of… Read More

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

Two Weeks, One Room ~ The Bliss of Postpartum Solitude

This month’s Mama Story is from Kaya Mindlin, a California Bay Area-based Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Practitioner. I’m so excited to have her share her 14 years of specialized training and study with some of the yogic world’s great teachers on pregnancy and postpartum care. I’ve had the chance to work with Kaya myself, and… Read More

Guest Post by Hannah Poles, Multiples Expert

Guest Post by Hannah Poles, Multiples Expert

After two Mama Story guest posts where Deborah Leigh-Lasarow and Racheal Cook both shared what postpartum life with twins was like, I knew I wanted to provide a little extra support for those of you expecting two (or more!) babies. Thank goodness for Multiples Experts like my friend and colleague Hannah Poles!!! She specializes in… Read More

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

Why self-care has been essential as a breadwinning mama

This month’s Mama Story is from Racheal Cook, founder of The Yogipreneur and mama to 3 kiddos! When it comes to balancing business and motherhood, the woman’s got some serious magic up her sleeve…or as it turns out, a kick-ass self care plan. And it’s surprisingly simple! Personally? I’m following her lead and embracing slow!… Read More

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

I’m Hiding Right There, Under The Pile of Laundry

  This month’s Mama Story is from Parrish Wilson, who has made an award-winning career out of writing from the heart and teaching others to do the same. Parrish’s writing is always touching, inspiring, and brutally honest. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I have! You can sign up for the entire series… Read More