Category Archives: Motherhood

5 Ways a Postpartum Doula can help ease the transition back to business

5 Ways a Postpartum Doula can help ease the transition back to business

Kate and I connected over our mutual love and respect for the postpartum period. She is a postpartum doula and mother of 3 and has built her in-person and online practice on the pillars of providing quality support for the precious days and weeks after birth. I’ll let Kate take it away with her response… Read More

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

Six things you can do when you feel like you are making no forward progress in your business

Six things you can do when you feel like you are making no forward progress in your business

This sucky sucky feeling will appear (over and over) as you get used to becoming a working mother. Because #havingitall is a myth. Balance is a myth. You learn to redefine productivity, reorganize priorities, and centralize the wins that pre-baby might no have seemed like a big deal.    Don’t get me wrong, there is… Read More

6 baby tracking apps your business-owner brain will love

6 baby tracking apps your business-owner brain will love

Us Type A control freaks business owners love a good tracking system. When I had just given birth I asked some of the smartest entrepreneurs with new babies what they used, and then did my homework to figure out which ones are the best (IMHO).   In no particular order, here’s some of the apps… 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

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

Three gifts that will make postpartum easier

Three gifts that will make postpartum easier

Folks are pretty generous when it comes to welcoming a new member of the family, and baby showers often bring in the goods. But decided what you need vs what’s overkill is tough! During my own pregnancy I knew deep down that baby only truly needed a handful of things: A place to sleep Some… Read More