This book is what every new mother needs, but just doesn t know it. It is a must-read for practical reasons, with invaluable coping tips, and for emotional reasons, reminding us women that we are not alone. There is a sisterhood out there, and Lori s book gives permission and a path to tap into it. Bravo! -- --Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent, CNN
The mental bridge between maternity leave and returning to work is a tricky one to cross. That s where Lori Mihalich-Levin comes in. The working mama guru will inspire you to transition from diapers to deals in a completely calm approach. A battle cry for mothers that aspire to lead in their fields, Back to Work After Baby is every ambitious new mother s bible. -- --Working Mother Magazine
"Lori Mihalich-Levin’s new book is a gem. Filled with engaging stories and imminently practical advice, Mihalich-Levin not only tackles the complicated logistics of planning for a leave and return, but gets to the heart of the matter: the stories we tell ourselves. Women’s lives have changed utterly, yet cultural expectations have yet to catch up. Mihalich-Levin shows new mothers how to clear a path through the noise and find their own way. Reading the book is like having coffee with a wise friend who assures you, 'You’ve got this.'" - Brigid Schulte, Award-Winning Journalist and Author of the New York Times Bestselling Book, Overwhelmed: Work, Love & Play when No One has the Time and Director of The Better Life Lab at New America
There are books out there on every baby-related topic imaginable, but what about one that helps you plan your return to work, and ease concerns and fears about the transition so you can focus on your child? Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave fills this much-needed gap. It introduces you to a community of other returning-to-work mamas, and empowers you to make calm, thoughtful choices.
Whether you are a brand-new mom or you had your second or third child, Back to Work After Baby will inspire you with new ideas on how to approach heading back to work with a healthier mindset, tackle the myriad of logistics (from negotiating for flexibility to pumping to dealing with baby sick days), view your leave and return as a leadership opportunity, and commit to staying in community with other working mamas.