Maternity Leave Zen

Maternity Leave Zen

by Allison Lefrak

It took me two days of maternity leave—before the baby arrived—to get over the feeling that I was playing hooky.   

I got a pedicure, stocked up on groceries, prepared meals and froze them, organized the baby clothes, installed the car seat. By day three, I’d long since forgotten about work and was toying with the idea of outlining a novel.

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Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

Part One - The Story Changes. Love Remains the Same.

by Lara Hoffman

I had a hunch that my husband Nishad would be a fantastic dad when I married him.  He had always been more kid-focused than I was.  Way back when we were young college students on our third date, he made me promise to name our son “Remi.”  “Sure!” I responded, not really concerned about making a promise that I didn’t expect to keep. 

 

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Work/Life Balance - You Say You Want a Revolution?

Work/Life Balance - You Say You Want a Revolution?

by Jessica Jackley

A few days ago, I was asked to leave the TEDWomen conference in Monterey, CA because I had brought my nursing infant with me. The staff politely explained that it has long been a rule at TED that children are not permitted at the conferences. I had been looking forward to the gathering for months, and felt embarrassed and disappointed. I had little choice but to pack up my things, change my plane ticket, and get ready to leave. Sitting in my hotel room, feeling dejected and waiting for our taxi to the airport, I tweeted about what had happened.

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