When you have to take time off work for frequent doctors’ appointments, how can you schedule them to minimize the effect on your workday? What are the best ways to explain your absences to your boss, secretary, and other coworkers? Reader L wonders what our best tips are for handling frequent doctors’ appointments: I was … Read More about Handling Frequent Doctors’ Appointments
2020 Update: We still think this is a great round up of the best stores for maternity wear, but you may also want to check out our more recent discussion of what to wear to work while pregnant, as well as our roundup of maternity workwear essentials. We’ve talked about the best stores for workwear … Read More about The Best Stores for Maternity Wear
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 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)
Reader H wrote in with a question: should a baby shower at the office include games, or just cake? What about wedding showers at the office? Here’s her question… I have a question about celebrating life events in the office – specifically throwing coworkers wedding showers and baby showers during work time. Should these events … Read More about It’s Raining Gifts: Wedding and Baby Showers at the Office
One of the interesting topics that readers wondered about when I announced my pregnancy was WHEN to get pregnant. So let’s talk about it today. This is kind of a long post, so I’ll start with the questions: When is the best time to get pregnant? What considerations should you factor into the mix? Psst: … Read More about Open Thread: When is the Best Time to Get Pregnant?
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
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)
2020 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