Today’s timeless question: What point in your career IS the best time to have a baby? If you’re in law school, should you have a baby during law school?
What are you all using for birth control these days? We thought that a good companion to our discussion earlier this year about how to decide if you want kids would be a roundup of the best birth control options in 2018, so that’s our topic for today. (We’ve also talked about planning your career for babies and shared … Read More about The Best Birth Control Options in 2018
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to decide if you want kids (don’t miss the comments!) but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of whether you feel like you need to sacrifice kids for career. Reader S wonders: how to decide if you want kids? She’s … Read More about How to Decide If You Want Kids
2019 Update: This article was originally published on Nov. 25, 2013. If you originally commented, please copy your original comment and paste it and an update on our new post pondering five-year career goals and generally updating this older post. Where do you think you’ll be in five years? TEN years? How do you think … Read More about Scroll Forward In Your Palm Pilots…
Pregnancy worries can run the gamut from childbirth to health issues to being able to conceive in the first place. Add in concerns about how your job will be affected by your pregnancy (to say nothing of parenthood), and you’re dealing with a TON of worry. But is it as bad as future moms might think … Read More about Pregnancy Worries and Your Job
2018 Update: We still stand by this discussion on planning your career for babies — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including how to decide if you want kids, and our top tips on preparing for pregnancy (if the answer is yes). Over … Read More about Planning Your Career for Babies
We’ve talked about some of the major financial milestones that can affect your life, like wedding and grad school — but we haven’t yet talked about how to financially prepare for baby. (We have talked in general terms about family planning, as well as when the “best” time to get pregnant is.) So here are the questions: … Read More about Tales from the Wallet: Financially Preparing for Baby
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to be supportive to a stay-at-home dad — but you may also want to check out this Week in the Life of a Working Mom for her thoughts on supporting her partner, whose main job is staying home with their child. How can you be … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to deal at work when your dealing with miscarriage or fertility issues— links have also been updated below. How do you deal with a miscarriage at work? Reader K wonders… I don’t think you have done a post on having fertility issues while working (please … Read More about Should You Tell Your Coworkers About Your Miscarriage?
Can you negotiate maternity leave benefits before you get pregnant — or even during the job interview process? SHOULD you? I’ve gotten a number of questions about this recently, and I thought it might be an interesting topic. We’ve talked about how to announce your pregnancy at work, how to survive your first trimester, and … Read More about Negotiating Maternity Leave… Before the Baby’s On Board
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion to check out if you’re pondering if an IUD is right for you — but you may also want to check out our roundup of all the best birth control options in 2018. Are IUDs the right birth control method for busy women? I don’t … Read More about Guestpost: Reader B’s Experiences with an IUD
How (and when) do you tell your boss you’re pregnant? What should you factor into consideration? I’ve had three different readers write to me with a question along these lines, so now seems like a great time to discuss this. Reader K is one of those readers: Wondering what the readers think about the timing … Read More about How to Announce Your Pregnancy At Work