The Trick to Balancing Kids and a Career
Robyn Moreno gives advice on how to juggle being a new mom and having a career.
Suzanne Chan's Favorite Parenting Hacks
Suzanne Chan gives her favorite parenting hacks which involve breast pumps and a wipes box.
One of the things that I'm actually very well known for is breast feeding . And one of the biggest advices I can give to people who are committed to breast feeding and has to go back to work, is buying lots of pump supplies . So that means buying lots of flanges, and lots of different parts, so that you have multiple sets of them. [MUSIC] I
Back To Work At Six Weeks
Aimee, a working mom of three, talks about the challenges of a short maternity leave, pumping in the office and more.
five-year-old, a nine-year-old and a ten-year-old. And I've been working in the fashion industry for the past 20 years. [MUSIC] I went back to work when Eva, my ten-year-old, who was six weeks old. There was never a question of me not returning to work. Partly, it was financial, but I, I enjoyed my job. I. Have always been a career person. I was a one-man show in the department that I was in. I had to go back right at six weeks, and I was thrown into a, the crazy, hectic schedule that I had before she was born. I had to hit the ground running. I had a wonderful pregnancy, really fit. I
After Baby: Back To Work After Twins
Michelle went back to work full-time when her twins were 18 months old, and the transition held a few surprises.
a mother's mind, no one can do it better than mommy. The emotional aspect of me going back to work [MUSIC] Was like this cuz I didn't know what to expect. I had a lot of anxiety even though they were home with Daddy and he was hands on. [MUSIC] My husband works at night and he'll work to the wee hours of the morning. He had picked me up from work and he'll say his goodbyes. SO now it's mommy and the boys
After Baby: Long Maternity Leave Was 'Financially Disastrous'
Shana, a public school teacher, talks about how finances affected her maternity leave decisions.
year old son, and a nine month old daughter, and I'm a public school teacher . [MUSIC] With my son, I actually decided to take off for most of the school year. And although it was wonderful, and
After Baby: I Gave Up My Medical Career
Ana gave up a career as an M.D. to stay home with her kids, a decision that has had financial and other consequences.
[MUSIC] I found out I was pregnant when I was accepted into medical school , about eight years ago. I had went through med school with [MUSIC] One child, and then I had twins, not intentionally, in
After Baby: The Moment I Knew I Had To Quit Work
Joanna was at her desk at work when her water broke with her first child. A self-described "career person," she talks about why she decided to stay home and the biggest challenge she faces.
I'm Joanna. And I am a stay-at- home mom for seven years. I have a seven-year-old son and a four-year-old daughter. [MUSIC] I was 37 when I had my son, so
career person. And I can work from home and be. Stay at home mom . My son became colicky at four weeks old, he would cry from ten in the morning until ten at night. So when my maternity leave was over, which was technically 12 weeks, I remember going to the office and he was just starting to quiet down from
it becomes very much a month to month. What is coming in, balancing budgets . What we can spend on signing up for classes, what's worth it for now, and at the same time, trying to make sure that we're saving for a future for them. You have to just have an open dialogue about what your weekly expenses look like. The working parent whether it's the mom or the dad really doesn't have a good sort of hold on reality about what things cost. Day to day. [MUSIC] I think the hardest thing about deciding to be a stay at home mom is giving up independence. When you are a stay at home mom and you are relying on a husband or a partner, you give that up completely and that is definitely the hardest, to
After Baby: I'm The Primary Breadwinner
Rebecca, the primary breadwinner in her family, talks about juggling a full-time job with three kids, including one with special needs.
she was three months old because I had to. I'm actually the primary breadwinner for my family. So I had to support. My daughter and pay for child care and help my husband whose a musician. But I was lucky enough that my first job though that they built a baby room where I worked, so I could bring her to work with me. I could see her but it was also really painful to see her during the day and to watch someone else. With her, and having her take her first steps with someone else was really tough. I had my second child at home with a midwife. He was a little boy. He was born with Down syndrome , which I didn't know he had, so that was another challenge. So I was grieving at the same time that I was
After Baby: Stay-at-home-moms have 'the hardest job on earth'
Lilly had just finished her master's degree when she got pregnant. She made a choice she never expected.
Hi, I'm Lilly. I'm a stay at home mom of a two year old and a seven year old. Before having kids, I had gone through a Master's program and worked
she was thinking. [MUSIC] It's really hard to be a stay at home mom . I think it's the hardest job on earth. I looked at it as kind of, a life experience that I was willing to. Take risks for. Make sacrifices, which were financial. It was a big one. I had to put
After Baby: How I Found Flexibility At Work
Kristy had premature twins and went back to work after her maternity leave. But when her nanny quit unexpectedly, she made a life-changing decision.
would work well for me. In my case, because I was a Human Resources professional, I started doing HR consulting for small companies that didn't have an in-house Human Resources team. And then I eventually started doing more recruiting which is what I do now, I have. Have my own executive search firm and it was something I could do very flexibly from home so I think you have to be really creative. Parents