Category: Babies at Work

The US florist whose staff take their babies to work

Florist The Flower Fest is just one of many companies in the US that now offer a babies at work program. I spoke to The Flower Fest to learn about how and why they implemented their babies at work program…

I took my baby to a 3-day work conference, here’s how it went

What do you do if you were invited to a 3-day interstate professional development summit, but you’re exclusively breastfeeding your 5 month old baby? Go to the summit and take your baby with you, of course…

My never-ending quest for work-life balance

Our lives are constantly changing. Balance is not a static thing. The scales will shift and we need to remain mindful of the changes and ask ourselves if the status quo is still working for us…

Taking your baby to work: Benefits for the Boss  

Taking your baby to work has benefits for your employer too…

Benefits of babywearing

One of the first things I bought for my daughter was a Chekoh wrap baby carrier. At the time I didn’t know how much I would love babywearing or the benefits that it has for parent and baby. In fact, I bought a wrap because: I liked the idea of keeping my baby close to me; I thought it would be handy to keep my hands free while carrying my baby; and baby…

5 tips for taking your baby to work

If you follow my blog you’ll know that I have taken my daughter (now almost 8 months) to work with me since she was a few weeks old. Many people have asked me how I make this work, so here are my top five tips for taking your baby to work. 1. Have realistic expectations  Some (ok, most) things will take longer to do than they did pre-baby. Make a list of…

A day in my life: Taking my baby to work

Many people have asked me about the practicalities of taking my baby to work with me. How does it work? Do I actually get work done? What does my baby do all day? When Lilly was a newborn my days looked much like they did pre-baby, except that I’d breastfeed and change a nappy now and then. My happy newborn would wake to feed and then go back to sleep for a…

#babiesatwork

When I finished work for maternity leave (if 10 days counts as maternity leave) I didn’t plan to return to work within a matter of weeks with my new baby girl in tow. I didn’t plan to give up working altogether – I’d studied for six years to get my degree and had worked hard at my job. I also loved working – it was (and still is) a…