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Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave

Written by Lori K. Mihalich-Levin, JD

Let’s face it, the vast majority of parents have (or want) to go back to work sooner or later and it’s really difficult to find a guide for how to do that in the most healthy and practical way possible. The author wrote this book specifically with moms in mind and from a mom’s perspective. However, I think that any parent or primary caregiver, who is about to go back to work after family leave, would benefit from the ideas and suggestions in it.

My suggestion to readers who are not female, and the birth mother is, try not to be distracted or to become defensive or offended by some of the language and ideas specifically for “mommies.” If you can extrapolate the messages she is making, you will probably get some very useful information from this book.

Back to Work After Baby addresses both the reader’s “soft side” (the emotions that often accompany returning to work) and “hard side” (the logistics that must be figured out for the return). It is well organized, and the reader can easily access the specific areas of interest. Chapters include:

• A Mindful Mindset for Return

• All Those Logistics

• Turning Leave into Leadership

• Building Community

Whether this is your first child or any number after that, you will find information, ideas, and understanding in this book. You can purchase it from most booksellers.