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There's so much pressure to be the perfect mom but sometimes we have to admit that we can’t do it all alone. Great reminder from @thefifthtrimester – Lauren's name for the "back to work" stage.
For more advice on coping with real-world demands after baby is born, check out Lauren’s book!
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THESE KIDS! "You just need to be a flea against injustice. Enough committed fleas biting strategically can make even the biggest dog uncomfortable and transform even the biggest nation." -- Marian Wright Edelman. In 1909, children took to the streets of NYC's Lower East Side to protest child labor. If you haven't watched the coverage of today's student protests with the sound on, do yourself that favor. Their voices are high-pitched, but there's nothing weak about these kids we are raising. Good job, moms and dads. #NationalSchoolWalkout @momsdemand #gunsense #guncontrol (📸 studenthandouts.com)
@facebook is doing its annual global sales conference this week, and look what a little 🐧 just sent me from the mothers' lactation room! @lifeatfb and Super Moms, way to lead! 💛 cc: @spartyonlauren @stephsmergs @lindsbmitchin
Today I had the honor of doing a #thefifthtrimester #talksatgoogle. My favorite Q (aside from the woman who complimented my data 🙌) was from a new mom who asked about the language we use around parental leave. At Google, she says, it's often referred to as "generous" (and indeed their policy is one of the best). But doesn't that make you come back to work feeling somehow indebted, like someone's just done you a favor, she asked? I love that there are companies going so far beyond what's required by our piddly US law. But she's right. So from now on, I will not say "generous parental leave." New term: "humane parental leave," because that's what it is. It allows us to be human and to raise humans. I love nothing more than being on stage and learning from my audience. The video will be up on YouTube soon for me to share. 💙❤️💛💙💚❤️
💛 #internationalwomensday 💛
When I first found this quote years ago, I assumed the "pursuits" were only about equality in the workplace. Now I know that equality in the home is just as vital. It's all work, it's all valid, and it's all pushing us toward #progress.
Favorite podcast I've ever done. Short (14 mins), super honest, and helpful, I hope, for any mom starting a business (hint: "exposure" is a racket...and if you want to have a business, not a passion project/volunteer job, you must get paid!). PS: no, I can't say which big bank I'm referring to with this crazy story, but I'll gladly entertain guesses. Mwah ha ha! Link in bio, and check out @bobbirebell1 -- she's brilliant.
Proud of this story for @todaysparent. #nomoremomguilt 💛 (link in bio)
Hey, handsome, literate #fifthtrimesterbaby Jameson! Good job handling that big hardback book and thank you for the sweet congrats from your mom @vjduda on tomorrow's paperback launch! 💛💛💛
Ahhhh!!! My #thefifthtrimester paperback comes out from @vintageanchorbooks tomorrow. Join my @quora q&a session tomorrow at 2EST/11PT (taking questions now at link in bio!). Someone actually just asked: "what is the responsibility of a mother for her children during her life?" So, ah, someone throw me something easy?! 😬😜
Hey! Look what's over @playtexbaby today!
Dug up this photo for a story today by the incomparably wonderful @genfield8 and then realized I hadn't yet followed the photographer, @anastasiagphoto. Omg. Her body-positive images are a revelation of beauty. I met her two years ago and in that time we have both thrown ourselves into work that feels meaningful and necessary. What a gift. 📸📒👬 (@northwesternmutual story 🔗 in bio)
Half a lifetime together. Thank you, @ashleyclarebaker for the beautiful getaway and @neddy1928 for the excellent kid care!