5 Tips for Going Back to Work After Baby

Headed back to work and wondering how you’re going to manage? You may be apprehensive about your choice, or you may be excited to get out of the house. You may be worried about child care, anxious about a body that hasn’t fully returned to its former size, and/or embarrassed about the idea of pumping at work. Overwhelmed?


Totally normal.


I’m not an expert on much of anything. But after having three kids in four years, I know a thing or two about returning to work after having a baby. I am an “old mom,” having had my twins at age 43 and my last baby at age 47 (hey, if Halle Barry can do it, why can’t I?), so I was fairly established in my career by the time I had my kids, which I think was an advantage to me. That said, I think anybody who works for any kind of enlightened boss — even self-enlightened — can adopt some of the things that worked for me.


Here are some strategies that made my transition from maternity leave back to full-time pretty seamless. [Read full article on Medium]