Wondering how to survive as a working parent?
We’re here to support your return-to-work-after-leave and working parent journey.
(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.
Leading Edge Companies Using Mindful Return
We partner with 95+ progressive companies that offer Mindful Return as a leave benefit, to develop and retain their new parent top talent. Some of these companies are:
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Mindful Return’s 2023 Summer Reading List: 11 Excellent Reads
Welcome to Mindful Return’s 2023 Summer Reading List. This is our 8th annual book roundup for working parents!
Conferences + Your Working Parent Career: 9 Tips to Make the Most of Them
How do you think about conferences and their effect on your career? Here are 9 strategies both for planning and attending conferences.
How Will You Spend Mother’s Day? (In Your Head, I Mean)
This is an invitation to take a moment and consider how you will spend Mothers Day. Not your activities, but in your head and thoughts.
A Lactation Support Checklist for Employers and Managers
If you are an employer or manager who wants to provide lactation support to a new parent employee, here’s a checklist for you to walk through!
Starting (or Restarting) a Fair Play Conversation with Your Partner
Do you feel stuck when thinking about how you divide household labor with your partner? Alyssa Goodman joins us to help get you unstuck.
Becoming Authors: Writing a Book with Your Child
Many of us dream of becoming authors. If you’ve ever had “writing a book” on your bucket list, consider doing it with your child!