Interviews & Webinars on Returning-to-Work

  • “Making a Mindful Return to Work After Baby”, an Amplify Your Life Podcast with Shawn Fink.  Click here to listen to the podcast.
  • “Successfully Returning to Work After Baby – A How-To Guide with Lori Mihalich-Levin,” a Child Repair Guide podcast with Dr. Steve Silvestro.  Click here to listen to the podcast. 
  • “Post-Baby Workplace Transitions,” Co-sponsored by Emory Alumni Career Services, the New York Chapter of Emory Alumni, and Alumnae Women of Emory (AWE).  The webinar is one hour in duration.  Click here to watch the webinar.
  • Lori’s guest appearance on the Eric Holtzclaw Show on biz1190 WAFS Atlanta on April 22, 2016.  Click here to listen to the radio show.
  • “The New Generation of Pregnancy Websites and Apps You Need to Know About,” featured in the Washington Post on April 21, 2016.  Click here to read the article.
  • “Post-Baby Workplace Transitions: Strategies for New Moms and Employers,” Georgetown Alumni Career Services, April 21, 2015.  The webinar is an hour in duration.  Click here to watch the webinar.
  • Lori’s guest appearance on 88.1 FM WESU Middletown, “For Women over 40” show with Cyma Shapiro, discussing women in the workplace and returning to work after maternity leave.  Click here to listen to the radio show.

A Few of Lori’s Guest Blog Posts

Great Books

With the notable exception of Here’s the Plan: Your Practical, Tactical Guide to Advancing Your Career During Pregnancy and Parenthood by Allyson Downey, I haven’t found much good reading material on the actual return to work from maternity leave.  Here are some of my favorites, though, on the related topics of motherhood, babies, breastfeeding, mindfulness, and overwhelm:


Fabulous Blogs

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.
  • Consumer Affairs Breast Pump Guide – A breast pump guide featuring consumer reviews, expert reviews, features, types and information on nutrition and breastfeeding
  • 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
  • East Side Yoga – Rich program of prenatal and postnatal classes aimed at helping all mothers – expecting, new, and seasoned – build community and strength
  • 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
  • Emissaries The first U.S. recruiting agency to service the niche of parental leave coverage
  • 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
  • Alexandra Hughes – Coaches Mothers “To a Place of Calm and Joyful Living”
  • Integrative Therapy of Greater Washington
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dana Satir – licensed clinical psychologist in Boulder, CO, specializing in women’s issues, including eating disorders, body image concerns and difficulties in self esteem
  • Seeking Sitters – An on demand sitting/nanny service with a local owner who does all the work for you
  • Heather Stegal, CPCC- Founder of Baby Steps Life Coaching for Working Women. Helping Women Transition Back to Work One Step at a Time
  • Queen Bee Concierge – Personal services for busy moms in the greater Washington, DC area
  • Consider UrbanSitter to find babysitters you already share connections with

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