EP31: Giving Up Control (Outsourcing) and Maternity Leave As We Know It

This week we are deconstructing our episode from last week with Arianna Taboada.  If you haven't listened to that episode, go back and listen to Episode 30.  As a refresher, Arianna is  Maternal Health expert who runs a consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs design a maternity leave plan that fit their business model and personal needs.  This week we talk about our highs and lows this week, outsourcing, the mental load of motherhood, and maternity leave as we know it.

 

Listen as Kate & Liz discuss:

  • Liz’s high - kids cooperating without huge resistance, even while accomplishing a lot.
  • Kate’s high/low - kid landing in poop, because ...natural consequences.
  • Learning how to outsource, what you can do and what is available to you.
  • How little time you truly have when you’re home with littles.
  • Keeping childcare/daycare even while on leave.
  • Inviting or encouraging people to help and or visit and provide sanity saving help.
  • After the first kid, help isn’t as obvious, you may just have to ask for it.
  • Maternity Leave, how varied it can be - know your rights and advocate for yourself.
  • What are we prioritizing if we don’t allow moms and families to bond and recover?
  • Cultural change is exciting, but we don’t yet know the results of our societal shifts.
  • You may need an expert to help you through the FMLA regulations in your state.

 

Links from Show:

Episode 24: Kathy Stowell, Mom of 2 in the “golden age” of parenthood

Natural Consequences

Arianna’s Post-Partum Eco Map

Kate’s Post-Partum Support Workbook

Family Medical Leave Act

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