This week Lori Mihalich-Levin talks with me about going back to work after baby. An often stressful time for working mothers and I know I was completely unprepared for the emotional toll I would have to deal with. Must listen for all working mamas!
Lori is a health care lawyer, and was working full-time in-house for a health care trade association when she was pregnant with her first son. She returned to work and it was challenging, but coped. Then she had baby #2, and it's fair to say things went off the rails. With a baby waking during the night and a toddler waking as he was potty training, it felt like 1 + 1 = 85 at her house. No one seemed to be talking about how hard it can be to transition back to work after baby. And though there seemed to be high-quality resources out there for everything *baby*-related (from how to make a birth plan, to how to massage your baby...), she couldn't find any curriculum or resources to help a professional parent navigate the return to work after baby arrived in a way that didn't make her feel like she had wrecked her career. Lori created what she wished had existed for her.. (Here's the very first blog post she wrote years ago about starting Mindful Return.)
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This week on the podcast I played a clip from our monthly Patreon Listener Supporter virtual meetup! We had 7 mamas chatting and discussing all things motherhood! If you would like more info, click the button below if you are thinking about signing up! I’d love to meet you!