There are no two ways about it--being a working mother is HARD.
The most difficult part, though, can be those first few weeks back after having a baby. From changes in your hormones to your body to your schedule, everything is different... yet everyone expects women to go back to work and do the exact same things they did before they left.
And while that's certainly possible, it's far from easy... at least without the right help and advice.
That's where best-selling author Lauren Smith Brody comes in. Her book The Fifth Trimester is here to walk you through it step by practical step.
I LOVED this conversation with Lauren because I've been there before--standing in the closet full of clothing that no longer fits wondering, "What the hell am I going to wear?" Or asking my boss, "Where can I pump at work?" Or even simple things like, How do you navigate your relationship after having a baby?
This conversation was a true delight and I'm SO SO excited to share it with YOU!
I can't overstate the insane amount of value and practical advice Lauren offers in this interview, and in her book. Here are some of the topics we cover:
+ Finding childcare: Should you use in-home care, or day care?
+ Getting your relationship back on track after baby--the sweet spot of time spent together that research shows improves your relationship
+ Beauty tips--her favorite products to look "done" in five minutes or less
+ How to stock your closet if your regular clothes still don't fit when you head back after leave (Hint: They probably won't.)
+ Managing yourself, and others, at work
+ And so much more!
I promise you'll walk away from this with not only practical advice, but also knowing that you are NOT alone in this crazy new part of life.
Buy Lauren's book HERE: https://amzn.to/2ZnB3RE
Read my blog post on Lauren HERE: http://bit.ly/2ZbXbmP
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