Category Archives: Systems + Tools

2020 Year-In-Review: Numbers from an unprecedented year

2020 Year-In-Review: Numbers from an unprecedented year

  Even in times marked by great uncertainty, I always find a little comfort in reviewing all that happened.   Here’s a snapshot from my 2020 review, which mostly revolved around doing a lot less, compared to other years. Apparently, it was the year of 4’s: 4 blog posts 4 emails 4 podcast interviews 4.4k… Read More

Words as Medicine: 2020 Book Review

Words as Medicine: 2020 Book Review

Tracking books I’ve read is now a pattern of sorts. I started in 2018, did it again in 2019, and this year somehow managed to read more books than I have in the past years since I started tracking my reading, despite having not reading goals and navigating a global pandemic and racial justice uprising.… Read More

2019 Books in Review

2019 Books in Review

I’m keeping last year’s book tracking experiment going this year, and trying to keep myself accountable by tracking progress quarter by quarter, instead of waiting until the very end of the year.   Overall, here’s what this year of reading looked like: I read 17 books this year, which is 6 less than last year,… Read More

Seven secrets to setting (and achieving) goals as a new mom

Seven secrets to setting (and achieving) goals as a new mom

In late 2017 I joined a research team working on the psychology of goal-setting and goal-coaching during the perinatal period. I’m not a goal setting expert by any means, but together with technologists, maternal health experts, clinicians, and psychologists, the team reviewed the evidence around goal achievement, primarily from neurobiology as well as evaluation of… 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

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

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

3 Business Systems You Should Set Up While You’re Still Pregnant

3 Business Systems You Should Set Up While You’re Still Pregnant

Meg and I bonded over our nerdy affinity for systems and tools…especially as they relate to planning for maternity leave. If your to-do list is as big as your belly (and growing), setting up systems may not be your priority … but it should be. I’ll let Meg tell you why and how:   I… Read More