These are some of our best tips on financially preparing for baby — both before and after you conceive!
How to Be a Working Mother in a Corporate Job
We've often discussed how to be a working mother in a corporate job over the years; in 2014 we founded CorporetteMoms to give the issue the attention it was due. If you're new to this working mom thing, you may find our "Start Here" page on CorporetteMoms very helpful.
In general, we cover pregnancy on both Corporette and CorporetteMoms -- but anything after maternity leave tends to be discussed over at CorporetteMoms. (You may also want to check out our "Pregnancy" category here on Corporette.)
In addition to the posts below, here are the top posts you may want to check out:
Pumping at work: it’s one of the toughest parts of going back to work after maternity leave. In past posts we’ve covered what to wear to pump at work, how to manage pumping in different offices, pumping during work travel, and how to dress professionally when you go back to work (when your pre-pregnancy clothes still don’t fit). Today Reader K … Read More about Guest Post: Pumping at Work 101
If you’re carrying a million bags, how do you look professional? How can you lighten your load and reduce the number of bags you’re carrying? Reader R wonders… I work in a large corporate environment and recently had a daughter. I’m back at work, but I feel like a bag lady. I’m only 5’3″ and … Read More about How to Lighten Your Load
How can you be supportive of a stay-at-home dad or mom? We’ve talked about how to prepare to be a SAHM, but not about how to support your stay at home spouse, so let’s discuss. Here’s Reader L’s question: I want to find ways to encourage and be supportive of my husband, who is a … Read More about How to Be Supportive To a Stay-At-Home Spouse
How do you find time to pump if your job involves traveling to lots of different offices? Do you just ask the HR people outright? Blogger / reader Road Warriorette wonders how to handle pumping in a different office… I am back at work finally, and will be taking my first trip this week. I … Read More about Pumping in a Different Office
What ARE the best clothes for pumping breastmilk at the office? What should nursing mothers wear to pump at work? This is a question I get asked so often, I thought we’d have a discussion about it. (We have talked about it once before, from guest poster Jenny Hamilton, who had some great general advice, … Read More about What to Wear to Pump at Work: Tips for Nursing Moms
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 how to announce your pregnancy at work. Reader K is one of those readers: Wondering what … Read More about How to Announce Your Pregnancy At Work
This is a bit of a ranty post, so I’ll start with the questions: do you feel that hormones affect you? What are your best tips for controlling or preventing the symptoms of PMS, pregnancy, or menopause? I’ve already ranted about watches and cuffed pants, which kind of sets us up well for today’s rant: … Read More about A Few Thoughts on Hormones… (Or: How to Fight The Crazy)
Back in January — inspired by a Mint article — we took a look at tax-savvy investment vehicles such as 401Ks and IRAs. Today, let’s look at some of the other tax-friendly ways to save, such as 529s and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Just as a reminder — according to the article, “The Value of … Read More about Tales from the Wallet – Tax Savvy Investments, Part 2
Ever considered freezing your eggs, either because you wanted to postpone kids for your career or because the right partner seems to be in hiding? One of my best friends, “Auntie M.,” just went through the procedure, and I asked her to blog about it for Corporette. (Pictured: B0008308 Xenopus laevis oocytes, originally uploaded to … Read More about Oooh, My Oocytes! Or, My Experience With Freezing My Eggs
A good friend of Kat’s is an expert t saving — so she rounded up all the easy ways to save $10K.
Should you look for a new job while trying to get pregnant? If you’re already pregnant, should you take a new job without telling your new employer what’s what? Reader S has a great question about taking a new job while pregnant… I have a dilemma. A while ago I applied for a great government … Read More about Taking a New Job While Pregnant