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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Help! My Company (and My Role) Went Through a Major Change or Reorg While I Was Out on Parental Leave
Here’s advice from 5 working parents who have transitioned to parenthood plus coped with significant changes and reorg in the workplace.read more
For virtually 100% of each day, we are taking care of others. Yet when we need help and care – we struggle to allow others to be caretakers for us.read more
Have you ever had fearful “what if” thoughts about returning to work after maternity leave? If so, you’re not alone. Here’s a strategy for conquering them.read more
Dreaming of working exclusively from home? Here are a few of the challenges to be careful of, and one working mama’s advice on how to navigate them.read more
Is your current pattern of dividing up the household labor out of date? Here’s my case for re-assessing on a regular basis who does what on the home front.read more
Try out a family clean-up dance party to engage everyone in the process of straightening up the inevitable clutter of living with kids.read more