Amy VanHaren uncovered a need in her personal life, and a creative idea was born. While she loved breastfeeding, Amy had no choice but to get back to work six weeks after her son was born.
This year, I’ve been playing around with more mantras and affirmations, or words of encouragement that I repeat to myself. By consciously choosing the words we use, I think we can gently encourage ourselves in new directions. I share some of my more personal mantras I’ve been mulling on as I go into the tender space of welcoming a new person into our lives, on the precipice of giving birth again.
Can parenting be done mindfully, giving your intuition the same weight as what you are reading and hearing from the experts? Can we hack parenting?
If you’ve taken a career break to raise kids, going back to work can feel challenging. How do you prepare yourself emotionally for the transition?
I asked the Startup Pregnant community to share what surprised them most about pregnancy and parenting. Today, I’m sharing those responses with you.
What changes when you have two kids? I’m currently pregnant with our second kid, due later this year, and I started wondering what I might need to think about, prepare for, and learn. How would our lives change as two parents with one child, adding a newborn to the mix? How would my older kid react? Would our schedules change? I decided to ask my community for advice, and I received a ton of replies, full of advice and notes I would not have considered if I were left to my own devices. Here’s what my parent friends had to say.