Wondering how to survive as a working parent?
You’ve come to the right place.
(No matter where in the world you live.)
The first year of each of my children’s lives were the hardest years of my life. I fell madly in love with two little redheads, who turned my world upside down and left me in a spiral of both chaos and beauty. I was fiercely committed to my career, yet had no idea how to survive being a new working parent. How to be an engaged mother at home and a leader at work.
I created Mindful Return after too many tears on the kitchen floor. Too much overwhelm. Too much guilt. Too much anxiety.
Join us to learn how to dance through this period of life with skill and support. The parents here know what it’s like to love your baby and your career. We have your back as you navigate pregnancy, parental leave, and your return-to-work journey.
Hi! I’m Lori, CEO & Founder of Mindful Return
I’m a lawyer, a mama, and an entrepreneur.
I’m also the author of Back to Work After Baby: How to Plan and Navigate a Mindful Return from Maternity Leave, a book Working Mother Magazine calls “every ambitious new mother’s bible.”
My passion is helping new parents develop strategies and tools so they can be present – both with their babies, and in their careers. I’m also here to connect like-minded parents and nurture this thriving community now thousands of working parents.
Sign up for my short, weekly newsletter, Saturday Secrets, by filling out the “Our Gift To You” box on the right. I would be honored to have you a member of the Mindful Return Community.
I’d also like to celebrate the fact that this Mindful Return Community is now very much global! The courses we teach for new working moms and new working dads now have chapters in the UK, India, and South Africa, and in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. So no matter what part of the world you’re in: welcome!
Back to Work After Baby
How to Plan and Navigate Mindful Return from Maternity Leave
Called "every ambitious new mother's bible" by Working Mother Magazine, Lori Mihalich-Levin's book will calm your fears and provide practical and supportive strategies for making your own return to work after baby less angst-ridden and more empowered.
Parents at Work Podcast
A Podcast for Parents Who Want to Succeed at Work, While Also Raising Kids
In this 5-star-rated podcast for working parents, Mindful Return’s CEO, Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, and (her hubby!) Jason Levin, MBA, founder of Ready Set Launch, explore work-life integration in all different roles, industries, and professions.
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Does your current personal “brand” reflect all of the amazing transformations you’ve undergone as a parent. It’s time for some rebranding!
Drumroll please, for an important Mindful Return announcement: we now serve Portuguese-speaking moms everywhere!
Do you have a habit of looking at your household’s expenses on a regular basis? Here’s the case for doing it, no matter how boring.
When was the last time you took a day off of work and parenting just for you? Here’s an exercise to help carve out important retreat time.