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?
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
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)
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on baby showers at the office — links have also been updated below. (You also may want to check out our blog for working moms, CorporetteMoms!) Reader H wrote in with this question… I have a question about celebrating life events in the office – specifically throwing … Read More about It’s Raining Gifts: Wedding and Baby Showers at the Office
2018 Update: We still think this was a great discussion of when is the best time to get pregnant – but you may want to check out some of our more recent discussions on family planning and pregnancy, including our top tips on preparing for pregnancy. Over at our working moms’ blog, you may want … Read More about Open Thread: When is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?
2018 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of taking a new job while pregnant — but you may also want to check out our recent discussion of where to find an interview suit if you’re pregnant. Should you look for a new job while trying to get pregnant? If you’re already pregnant, … Read More about Taking a New Job While Pregnant
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)
2018 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
Today’s guest post is from Jenny Hamilton, who is a senior in-house lawyer at a Fortune 500 company and the mother to a 5 month-old little girl. Jenny explores the world of fashion, dressing for the corporate world, and motherhood daily at JennyHamiltonStyle.com. Just as you don’t pack on the baby weight overnight, once you … Read More about Guest Post: How to Make the Transition from Maternity to Post-Baby While Dressing Professionally
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
Stuck late at the office or over the weekend, and have something on your mind? Discuss it here. Pictured: Noritake “Elements Marine” Mug, 12 Oz., available at Macys.com for $11 (was $16)
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on pregnant lawyer style — but you may also want to check out our discussion on maternity suits for professional women on our blog for working moms, as well as our latest discussion here on what to wear to work while pregnant. We were out and about at … Read More about Pregnant Lawyer Style File: A Bun in the Oven and a Mother in Court