Get a Nanny for your Biz.

I’m totally serious. As a savvy, pregnant entrepreneur, I’m sure you’ve thought about what you’re going to do for childcare when you transition back to work. Maybe daycare or a nanny. A live-in Au pair or help from Grandma. Whatever you choose, it just matters that you’ve thought about it and that you’re taking action to get support. Planning ahead makes all the difference. You know that someone needs to care for your little so you can focus on work. So let me ask you, have you researched and hired care for your biz? Because someone needs to care for…

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Stop being such a control freak.

That’s right. I said it. It’s time to take a chill pill. If you’re like most of my awesome clients, you struggle with relinquishing control. You like to be the leader, the conductor, the wearer of all of the hats. This has probably worked for you in the past. Maybe it wasn’t always fun, I mean working nights & weekends rarely is, but it likely helped you to: Build your biz from the ground up. Make those sales. Get new clients. Catapult forward in your biz. Reach a new level of success. It got you to where you are today.…

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I’m Better Than You Mother-in-Law.

Wait, wait, now hear me out before you get offended. I’m quite sure (or at least very hopeful) that your mother-in-law is wonderful. And, there is definitely a spot for her on your new mama Dream Team, if you’d like. But, there are also some very valid reasons to hire a New Parent Coach instead of just relying on family. {1} I’m an expert. I went to school to hone my expertise, I’ve been working with brand new parents since Day #1 of my career and I know all of the latest baby-related recommendations. This is my zone of genius.…

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Grieving Something that was Never Yours.

It might seem silly to be upset over something that you never had. Who does that, right? Well, I do. :: When I was single and aching to find my soul mate, I grieved for the relationship that I didn’t have. :: When I was looking for the perfect job and it didn’t exist, I grieved for the opportunity that hadn’t presented itself. :: Last week, when our deal to buy a house was shattered the day of the closing, I grieved for the home that never even belonged to us. Whether it’s a house, a relationship, a pregnancy, a…

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My Date with Batman

I wore a summer dress & heels. He wore hiking boots and a batman shirt. I wanted to talk about my business. He wanted to talk about ninja turtles. I said I was trying to improve my knife skills in the kitchen. He said he was trying to get better at sounding like Mickey Mouse (and then spent the rest of the night practicing voices). Reading this, you’re probably thinking that I took my 6-year-old nephew out to dinner, right? Well, guess again because I don’t have nephew and my date was six twenty-something years ago. Though that first (and…

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Rewriting the New Mama Handbook.

Pressure is ON to be Wonder Woman. Everywhere you look, media, society & even our peers are asking us to do more, be more. They glorify the perfectly put-together, do-it-all woman and perpetuate this impossible standard. The pressure, in many ways, is even more potent for moms because in addition to this unreachable “ideal”, there’s also an insane amount of criticism and judgment about every single thing that they do (or don’t do). According to the media, the New Mama Handbook reads something like this: “It is your womanly duty to work your butt off on your business until you…

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We should all be more like kangaroos.

I delight in cuddling babies. Have you ever done kangaroo care? If you haven’t, you’re totally missing out. If you have, then you know the joy that is cuddling a newborn (or two!). Kangaroo care is the extremely beneficial practice of providing newborns (especially preemies) with skin-to-skin contact by snuggling them against mom or dad’s chest. The baby generally wears only a diaper and hat to maximize the contact with mom or dad’s bare chest. Then parent and baby are swaddled together to provide support and proper positioning for baby. Benefits for Baby: This skin-to-skin contact helps to stabilize baby’s temperature,…

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Your baby won’t sleep. Here’s why.

I’m just going to get right to it…here are 5 reasons that baby struggles with sleep. If you figure out which one is throwing a wrench in the works, it’ll be so much easier to fix the issue and help your little one to get some more shut eye! :: Overtired: Though it seems contradictory, babies that are overtired actually have a much harder time calming down, falling asleep and staying asleep. By the time that your baby is acting sleepy, rubbing eyes and fussing, she’s already overtired. The easiest & quickest way to fix this? Try putting your babe…

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Permission Granted: To do Things the Way You Want!

Way too often, mama, we allow other people, the media, and society at large to influence our decisions. We get caught on the newest trends. We worry about going against the grain and being different. We try to fit in. We try to please others. We let what they say change what we’re doing. We allow them to label us. We allow them to shame us. Throughout pregnancy and new mamahood, this kicks into high gear. You have to sleep-train. You should co-sleep. Cloth diapering is the way to go. Cloth diapering is only for “crunchy” moms. Vaccinating is horrible.…

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Beep…beep…beep. Let’s back up.

Take a minute to visualize yourself with your brand new baby. I want you to think about the GOOD stuff–like the rose-colored, picture perfect version of how you ideally want things to be. Think about how you’re feeling, the people that are surrounding you, what’s going on with your relationships, what’s happening with your biz and in your life. Allow your imagination to run wild & paint a vivid picture of exactly what YOU want for this special time in your life.   Take a minute to just savor this vision. Imagine it being your reality. That feels good, doesn’t it?!…

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