What happens when someone who has always known that they wanted to be a mother—that they were born to be a to mother—has a deeply traumatic birth? How does it impact how she views herself, her child, and processes her new role as mother? For Kari Azuma this led to postpartum depression and “a full blown identity crisis.”
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I’m four weeks in to my second time with this newborn phase. Today marks the first day easing back into life’s demands. Here is what surprised me about maternity leave, the second time around.
While maternity leave in the U.S. is already problematic, it is even more challenging for female business owners and entrepreneurs.
Honest Conversations About the Hard Things — Episode #081 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)
While on maternity leave, I am sharing some honest conversations with one of my best friends, Cary Fortin, through our new Friendship Series.
Planning for maternity leave as an entrepreneur means you have to figure out how to keep the business moving, too—how do you decide what to delegate?
Revolutionizing Parental Leave with a Workplace Advocate — Episode #033 With Tracy Candido and Karina Mangu-Ward
Even the best parental leave policies can feel complicated. But what if companies provided an advocate for you during your time away from work?
Is taking maternity leave an option for women who run their own business? Stacey Trock of FreshStitches on scaling back and the necessity of keeping one day schedule-free.
“I worked for myself, so I didn’t have any institutional maternity leave. With my first kid, I was just graduating from graduate school when I got pregnant and it was a very uncertain time. So I basically scraped it together doing freelance consulting and just made it work.” — Morra Aarons-Mele on having three children and running her own consultancy.
What does it take to leave a career in venture capital to join a shipping startup—in between your first baby and second baby? Today we get to interview Renee DiResta, co-founder and Director of Marketing at Haven. Renee worked previously in Venture Capital, and before that, on Wall Street. To join a startup with two small kids required some specific negotiations.
What does maternity leave look like when you’re an entrepreneurial, small-business owning woman? There isn’t a roadmap or a public narrative about what it means to have this transition to motherhood, and more importantly, to working, business-owning motherhood. Here are three common barriers women run into, and how to overcome them.
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