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The Toolkit for Working Mothers contains all the 19 tools, templates, guides and tips below to help expectant mothers and new moms plan for maternity leave, return to work after pregnancy and balance work and family.

 

Mom Organizers and Planners

Enjoy smoother mornings and calmer evenings by using these ready-to-use tools that will help you be a more efficient and effective working mother.

Menu PlannerMenu Planner with Detachable Shopping Lists

This 5.5 x 8.5 dry erase menu planner board with detachable paper shopping lists helps moms organize weekly meals, eat healthier, stick to a budget and find extra time.


 

Don't Leave Without Door Knob Hanger“Don’t Leave Without…” Door Knob Hanger

This handy dandy mommybrain buster will ensure you don’t forget anything at home again. This convenient dry-erase board hangs on your front door to remind you of all the items you don’t want to forget (diaper bag, bottles, favorite toy, keys, dry cleaning, cell phone, etc).


 

Weekly Clothing PlannerWeekly Clothing Planner

This planner for moms helps to save time in the morning by planning outfits ahead of time. Always look professional and pulled together when time is of the essence.

 

 

Maternity Leave and Returning to Work

Guides, tips and templates to help you professionally prepare for maternity leave and work re-entry. Included is a special section for breastfeeding working mothers.

maternity leave plan guideMaternity Leave Plan Guide

Month-by-month guide that helps you professionally plan for your maternity leave. The plan includes how to tell your boss that you are pregnant, dealing with pregnancy symptoms at work, budgeting for maternity leave, when to start negotiating and setting up and alternative work schedule, securing your job when on maternity leave, and much more.

 

returning to work guideReturning to Work after Baby Guide

A Guide to help you professionally prepare to return to work after pregnancy. This guide breaks your maternity leave into 3 sections. Each section is filled with tips and information for what new mothers should do during their maternity leave time to prepare to gracefully transition back to work after baby. This guide also includes a separate section for moms who want to continue to breastfeed at work.

 

post pregnancy clothing tipsLook Great After Pregnancy Tips

Use our Post Pregnancy Clothing Crisis Solutions for tips on how you can look and feel great while battling the challenges of a post-pregnancy figure. Return to work after pregnancy looking professional and pulled together!

 

maternity leave confirmationMaternity Leave Confirmation Memo Template

After you and your employer have determined if you qualify for Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), when you plan on taking maternity leave, and whether your employer will be paying you for your time off, put it in writing and document your maternity leave agreement using our customizable Maternity Leave Confirmation Memo Template.

 

breast milk pumping spaceBreast Milk Pumping Space Proposal

Working mothers who will be returning to workplaces that do not provide adequate breast milk/ expressing milk pumping space can use our customizable Breast Milk Pumping Space Proposal to create their case for why their employer should support breastfeeding at work. The proposal provides the necessary information to request an adequate breast milk pumping/expressing space.

 

Child Emergency Information

From knowing what to do in case of an emergency to keeping important vaccination records updated, these lifesaving tools will help you be ready and prepared.

Infant Choking and CPR MagnetBaby Choking and Infant CPR Magnet

This 5.5 x 8.5 magnet features easy to understand baby choking and infant CPR instructions and illustration. Either stick your magnet on the fridge or use the optional hanger provided to post it on your wall so all baby choking and infant CPR instructions are only a glance away. Be prepared for a child emergency.

 

 

child immunization cardVaccination Schedule and Immunization Record Card

This wallet-sized card tracks your child’s vaccination schedule and records their immunizations along with other child health information that can help prevent medical mistakes. This vaccination schedule record card also features a special vaccination lot number column that can help you determine if your baby has been given a recalled vaccination.

Important Telephone Numbers Flip CardImportant Child Emergency Numbers Flip Card

This 4.25" x 6" emergency number card conveniently posts emergency contact information that can be easily found by you or your babysitter in the case of a child emergency. The Child Emergency Numbers Flip Card comes with either a magnet backing to stick to your refrigerator or an optional wall hanger.

 

 

 

Finding Quality Child Care

Helpful tools to assess your options, find, hire and communicate with a quality child care provider/nanny.

assessing your child care needs chartAssessing Your Child Care Needs Chart

Finding quality child care starts by knowing what child care options exist and learning about which option is right for you and your baby. Review the pros and cons of each child care option, including child care centers, family home care, nanny/in-home child care and relative care.

 

 

nanny interviewing formChild Care Provider Interviewing Form and Nanny Interviewing Form

Use our thought-provoking and revealing questions that guide you through the interview process.

 

 

 

Child Care Reference Check formChild Care Reference Check Form

Once a potential child care provider is interviewed be thorough by checking previous employment history and references using our Child Care Reference Check Form.

 

 

 

assessing your child care needs chartDaily Baby Log Tear-Off Pad

This 5x5 x 8.5 tear-off pad contains 75 forms for new moms to have filled out by their child care provider on a daily basis. This tool helps new moms stay informed about what their baby is doing while they are at work. Child care providers can track baby’s nap times, bottles, food, diaper changes and milestones on this beautifully designed pad.

 

Alternative Work Schedule

Convenient worksheets and templates help you prepare for and negotiate an alternative work schedule, such as part-time, telecommuting, compressed work week or other options that meet both your needs and those of your employer.

Alternative Work Schedule Template

Use the customizable Alternative Work Schedule Template to help you negotiate an alternative work schedule such as telecommuting, compressed workweek, job sharing, flextime and other flexible work arrangements that help you achieve work life balance.

 

 

Alternative Work Schedule Preparation Worksheet

Before you start to negotiate telecommuting, a compressed workweek, flextime, job sharing or another flexible work arrangement with your employer, fill out this preparation worksheet which is filled with thought-provoking questions that will help you prepare for how to successfully negotiate an alternative work schedule that is right for you and your employer.

 

Alternative Work Schedule Agreement Memo

Once you and your employer have agreed on an alternative work arrangement, put it in writing by use this customizable template to document your newly negotiated work arrangement agreement.

 

 

 

Breastfeeding and Work

proposal for pumping spaceBreast Milk Pumping Space Proposal

Working mothers who will be returning to workplaces that do not provide adequate breast milk/ expressing milk pumping space, can use our customizable Breast Milk Pumping Space Proposal to create their case for why their employer should support breast feeding at work. The proposal provides the necessary information to request an adequate breast milk pumping/expressing space.

 

 

Countdown to Maternity Leave GuideMaternity Leave Plan Guide

Month-by-month guide that helps you professionally plan for maternity leave. Including, how to tell your boss your pregnant, dealing with pregnancy symptoms at work, budgeting for maternity leave, when to start negotiating and alternative work schedule, securing your job when on maternity leave, and important tips and information about breastfeeding and work.

 

 

Countdown to work Re-entry GuideReturning to Work after Baby Guide

A Guide to help you professionally prepare to return to work after pregnancy. This guide breaks your maternity leave into 3 sections. Each section is filled with tips and information for what new mothers should do during their maternity leave time to prepare to gracefully transition back to work after baby. This guide also includes a separate section for moms who want to continue to breast feed at work.

 

 

 

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