Recommended Resources for Working Parents


Our Podcast!

Listen to the Parents at Work Podcast, hosted by Lori Mihalich-Levin, JD, and Jason Levin, MBA, for insights from working moms and working dads from a wide variety of industries and sectors.

Insight Timer Meditations and Talks

Lori Mihalich-Levin, CEO of Mindful Return, is also a teacher on the free app, Insight Timer.  You can find a library of her meditations and talks here.

Great Books 

Here are some of our favorite reads for working parents, on topics related to topics including the return to work after parental leave, motherhood, babies, breastfeeding, mindfulness, and overwhelm:

Need More Support?

  • Dr. Emma Basch – Individual and group counseling, with a specialty in supporting pregnant and postpartum women and their families.
  • Birth You Desire – serves the greater Washington DC metro area with childbirth classes, Birth Doulas and much more
  • Body Connect Health & Wellness – Progressive health & wellness center, specializing in pelvic floor therapy, myofascial release, and other manual therapeutic treatments that reduce pain, restore body alignment, and improve overall function.
  • Bringing Baby Home™Seminar – In a relaxed and supportive environment, new parents learn the skills needed to strengthen their relationship and foster baby’s development during this challenging adjustment of transitioning to parenthood
  • Michelle Cohen, Savor It Studios – Prenatal and postnatal private and group yoga teacher and birth and postpartum doula in Washington, D.C.
  • Rebecca Dallek – Coaching moms on career re-entry, career transitions, leadership development and work-life challenges
  • Dr. Heather Diamond, PsyD – Counseling for individuals and couples, specializing in perinatal mental health concerns and adjustment to parenthood
  • First Shift Justice Project – Information and legal assistance about family-related workplace rights, for workers in the DC metropolitan area
  • Emily Goodstein – Washington, DC-area birth photographer
  • Naomi Gottlieb-Miller – founder of Conscious Healthy Mama and longtime yoga teacher, works with overwhelmed, stressed out, busy moms who are looking to find more ease and enjoyment in their lives and through the everyday actions of motherhood
  • Nicole Grocki, MS, LMFT, LCMFT, Maternal Wellness Services – Specializing in perinatal mental health providing individual therapy for pregnant and postpartum moms (and dads too!). Offers home visits in addition to in-office sessions
  • Alexandra Hughes – Coaches Mothers “To a Place of Calm and Joyful Living”
  • Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
  • Dr. Dawn Johnson, Psychologist in downtown DC, specializing in anxiety, career, body image, and relationships, with an emphasis on navigating life transitions
  • Jennifer Kogan, MSW, LICSW – Counseling for Individuals, Couples, Parents, and Families
  • Meghan Leahy – Parenting coach with Positively Parenting
  • Marva Makle – Health coach for professional women who want to go from worn-out, burnt-out (WOBO) to joyous and thriving
  • Metropolitan Breastfeeding – Breastfeeding support through consultations and an online (and in-person) store
  • Dana Satir – licensed clinical psychologist in Boulder, CO, specializing in women’s issues, including eating disorders, body image concerns and difficulties in self esteem
  • Emily Seamone – Founder of Women, Work, and Life; career and work-life coach specializing in helping women with changing careers for better work-life integration, returning to the workplace after a break, finding more flexible careers, and creating better balance in their lives overall
  • Heather Stegal, CPCC- Founder of Baby Steps Life Coaching for Working Women. Helping Women Transition Back to Work One Step at a Time
  • Manisha Tare, Falling Leaf Wellness – Working with mamas in the pre- and postnatal periods, in person through healing bodywork and yoga, and via Skype through Mind-Body Coaching, to reduce stress and anxiety.  Supports emotional well-being throughout pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond.
  • Consider UrbanSitter to find babysitters you already share connections with
  • Looking for a daycare or preschool? Winnie can help. Browse all licensed child care near you, with detailed information including photos, prices, parent reviews and more.

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Our Gift To You

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