Resources

You’re not alone! Here are some of the resources I found most helpful when I returned to work after my maternity leave.

Your rights

Empower yourself. Make sure you know the ins and outs about your rights as a new working momma.

Understand Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

United States Breastfeeding Committee

Fact sheets and resources from the Department of Labor

California:

This is the most comprehensive (and easy to understand, hallelujah!) guide from the California Work and Family Coalition

California’s 6 Key Laws for Parents

Pumping at Work

You CAN pump successfully after returning to work. Start with knowing what your rights are and get set up for enormous success.

Pumping at Work

Pump Bag Checklist

Go ahead and buy the book Work.Pump.Repeat 

Back to Work Resources

My favorite resources for an easy, fun, and even CALM transition back to work.

Prepare your Baby, your Boss and your Brain to go back to work!

Preview my eBook

Visit Mindful Return for helpful resources and her Mindful Return e-Course! Receive a $10 discount when you enter ThriveMomma10 when you register.

Plan professionally and personally for Extended Leave.

Mama Resources

Saving working mom’s sanity, check out Monica at Redefining Mom. Get her free eBook!

Mama Energy expert Liz at Coach LizzyMc

Gentle Sleep training for baby with Jen Varela of SugarNightNight

Montessori expert Jeanne-Marie Payne of Voila Montessori

Working Mother Magazine

Working Moms Against Guilt

Mamava: nursing pods when you are on the go. They have an app so you can find the nearest one!

Recommended Books

Work.Pump.Repeat by Jessica Shortall

Here’s The Plan by Allyson Downey

Pie Life by Samantha Ettus

Featured Resources

Breast pump comparison guide: Choosing the right breast pump is an inevitable task for most new or expecting mothers. Here is an Online Guide all about the different types and features of pumps along with consumer and expert reviews.

Baby Massage: Veronica of Soothing Baby Massage is a mom and massage therapist from Raleigh NC. Focusing stress relief sessions and self-care, her newsletter provides loving support for all moms. She also regularly hosts baby massage classes, online. Finally a class where you don’t have to juggle with your car seat!

Favorite Apps

LactMed: know which medications you can take while pregnant and nursing

MyMadela: pumping support

Pump@Work: track pumping and how to store milk

iLetDown: helps remind you of baby to let the milk flow

Speedy Tot: lets you find the closest changing table, feeding spots and even high chairs

Evernote: great for staying organized. Make a list and sharenotebooks with your partner

Cozi: manage your household

Pepperplate: manage recipes

San Diego Resources

Mommy and Me yoga at Nature’s Whisper Yoga Studio

Nanny Service at Rosy Cheeks Nanny Boutique

Professional Organizer Simplicity by Megan