My friend F emailed today, noting that this is her last day in the office before maternity leave, and she is wondering what to put in her “out of office” message. Should she say “leave of absence” or “maternity leave”? Furthermore, she’s taking a six-month maternity leave — should she put that in her email, … Read More about Emergency Reader Email: Maternity Leave Email (and other messages)
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:
20210 Update: We still stand by these SAHM career tips, particularly for lawyers turned stay-at-home moms — but you may also want to check out some of our more recent stories on stay-at-home parents, including what you need to know about strategic volunteering, and what to consider when you’re thinking about not returning to work … Read More about Staying in the Game: Tips for Stay at Home Moms
2016 Update: Check out our latest discussion on planning your career for babies. Over at Law.com’s The Careerist, Vivia Chen ponders one of the most interesting lessons from Sheryl Sandberg’s TED talk: “Don’t leave before you leave.” As she notes: But it was Sandberg’s third point that really stopped me in my tracks: Women sabotage … Read More about Planning for Babies
What are the best tips and tricks for pumping at the office? Today’s guest post is from Jenny Hamilton — when she approached me about writing this guest post I thought it was something that folks would be definitely interested in — and definitely not one that I could write myself. Tons of good advice … Read More about Where There is a Pump, There is a Way
Welcome to our guest poster, a Fortune 500 lawyer who has some suggestions for how to dress professionally after maternity leave!
How do you hide a baby bump? This struck us as a great question… I’d love to see some suggestions on hiding a baby bump while dressing appropriately for the office. Hiding my growing belly wasn’t hard with my first baby. It just wasn’t that big. Now I’m pregnant with my second and, true to … Read More about Open Thread: Hiding a Baby Bump