FOR WORKING MOTHERS
All of Our Favorite Things For Mothers Who Work
(or Are Thinking of Going Back to Work)
A Few of our Favorite Things
FOR NEW MOMS HEADING BACK TO WORK
You don't have to tell a new mother that time has value. She is counting every moment of sleep, the hours between feedings and the day before she has to return to work. There is no time to scour the internet to find the best resources. No worries - we did it for you. Here are a few of our favorite things they every new mother needs when she is ready to return to work.
The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom's Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby
By Lauren Smith Brody
A former Glamour magazine executive editor, Lauren Smith Brody has created a smart, often funny, incredibly valuable resource for mothers returning to work. Lauren expertly coined the term "The Fifth Trimester" to represent the time when baby wakes up (around 12 weeks) - and mom goes back work. As you would expect from an editor of a major magazine, her book is very well researched and entertaining. Lauren peppers in relevant statistics and research from experts with stories from real mothers (she interviewed hundreds for the book).
Ideally, you will buy this book well before you plan your maternity leave, but if you find out about this resource just days before you have to go back to work - do not worry. Lauren has anticipated this scenario. Her book is smartly organized so that mothers can navigate to the specific section they most need RIGHT NOW.
Returning to work after a baby is a big deal and this book is packed with helpful information. At over 400 pages, it may feel a bit overwhelming. The quick referecene guide at the front ensures you can navigate to the information you need quickly.
Work. Pump Repeat.
by Jessica Shortall
Buy it here on Amazon.