How do you find time to spend with your kids? Does “15 minutes a day” sound realistic, sad, or like great quality time?
2019 Update: We still stand by this roundup of the best blogs and newsletters for working moms — but you may also want to check out our most recent discussion about five great books for working mothers. We’ve already rounded up some of the best pregnancy books and the best blogs for moms-to-be — but that … Read More about The Best Blogs, Newsletters, and More for Working Moms
There are some great books and blogs on parenting and being a working mother — but sometimes it’s an article or two that really sticks with you and becomes something you want to pass along to new moms everywhere. These are some of my favorite articles that I’ve read on the path to mom-ness… Which are … Read More about Great Articles for Pregnancy and Motherhood
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to stay connected to the office on maternity leave— links have also been updated below. There was an interesting story over at Above the Law a few weeks ago, where a securities class-action lawyer in New Jersey was seeking unemployment benefits because she had quit … Read More about Maternity Leave — and Staying Connected to the Office
I am far from an expert on traveling for work — particularly while pumping. In fact, I’ve done it exactly twice: once with Jack (for a whirlwind trip to Seattle for a speaking engagement) and once with Harry (for a whirlwind trip to Chicago for an alumni conference). And: what a PITA. Both times, the … Read More about Pumping When You’re Traveling for Work
What clothes best hide a baby bump — particularly if it’s your second child and you feel like you’re showing before you’d like to share the news? We’ve talked here about how to work through your first trimester — and over at Corporette we’ve talked about ways to hide a baby bump — but it’s been far … Read More about Hiding a Baby Bump — The Second Time Around
If you’ve planned on adding a second child to your family but have had trouble conceiving (also known as secondary infertility), how do you deal with your emotions at work when no one in your office knows what you’re going through? Reader A wonders… I am dealing with a difficult situation and I was wondering if you … Read More about Secondary Infertility: Dealing with Your Emotions at Work
Having trouble finding time to network now that you’ve got kids? You’re not alone — click here for our best networking tips for busy working moms.
How many layers of backup childcare do you have? When your child is sick, who is the first responder (and, if it’s different, who is the person who stays home)? If you have to miss work, what excuse do you give your boss? I actually just found this post in draft, from May 2014. I … Read More about Sick Kids, Work Schedules, Childcare Arrangements, and Excuses
What do you do when your work and your child both need you — how do you find quality time with your kid as a working mom?
What would an ideal maternity leave look like? If you could design your own maternity leave, how would you do it? Reader E wonders: I am currently 6 months pregnant. Anyways, next week I am having a meeting with my supervisor/team to plan out my leave. I luckily work for a very flexible company and … Read More about An Ideal Maternity Leave
What are the pros and cons of different types of childcare arrangements? How do you decide on whether to hire a nanny, choose daycare, ask for help from family members, etc.? We’ve talked about taking business trips as a mom, but we haven’t had a conversation about this yet. How did you decide what was best … Read More about Childcare Arrangements: Pros + Cons