Category Archives: Relationships + Support

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

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

The Step-by-Step Guide to finding the right Nanny

Honestly, I started looking for a nanny while I was still pregnant. But (surprise, surprise!) most nannies are interviewing for positions where the baby is born already … rookie mom moment on my part, for sure! My early search was largely based on how anxious I was feeling about a nanny: Would my child be… 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

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

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

What can you do about birth trauma?

What can you do about birth trauma?

This advocacy piece was originally published on The Huffington Post.   Every new mother’s worst nightmare keep showing up in my Facebook and Instagram feed. A detailed account of a birth experience hijacked by an insensitive provider. Ruminating thoughts about what birth “could have been like.” Flashbacks and triggers continuing on well into the toddler… Read More