The other day, I heard myself say, “Are you so excited?!” to a friend that’s 8 months pregnant. Why are the questions we are asking pregnant women so bad? I HATED getting that question because the answer was always no. Here are a bunch of better questions we can ask each other.
While maternity leave in the U.S. is already problematic, it is even more challenging for female business owners and entrepreneurs.
Honest Conversations About the Hard Things — Episode #081 With Co-Host Cary Fortin (The Friendship Series)
While on maternity leave, I am sharing some honest conversations with one of my best friends, Cary Fortin, through our new Friendship Series.
Is it really the end of the world to have a cup of coffee in the morning? How about wine? When economist Emily Oster got pregnant, she also got curious about the advice she was getting. Some recommendations were based on her age alone, and sometimes she found it difficult to get any answers at all. So, she started digging into the data.
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.