Wondering how to survive as a new working parent?
You’ve come to the right place.
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 a 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.
Hello! I’m Lori, the 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 of new working moms.
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Who hasn’t looked into her closet, post-baby, and wondered what on earth she was going to wear to work? Personal stylist Lani Inlander will help us.read more
For years now, I’ve been insisting that becoming a parent – and taking parental leave – actually offers us amazing leadership opportunities. Today’s guest blog post by Mindful Return alum, Claire Brolin, proves my point.read more
Looking for some inspiring books to read this summer? These 6 have helped me be a more calm and sane working mama. They will make your summer reading worthwhile and enjoyable.read more
The so-called “mental load” of parenthood is real. Dr. Emma Basch is back with a guest post on 7 practical ways to lighten that burden of new working parenthood.read more
Today’s guest post on the Mindful Return blog is a story of a strong, brave mama showing up and getting her voice out into the world.read more
This Mother’s Day, I wanted to step back and reflect on the many things I’m grateful for in motherhood. Here are the first 50 that come to mind.read more