We LOVE the inspiring force of nature that is Allyson Downey—founder of weeSpring. They are the trusted source for everything new parents need complete with honest, real heartfelt reviews from other parents. Because who are you going to trust more than someone else going through the same journey as you right? So when Allyson told us she was publishing a book on how to have the career of your dreams and balance pregnancy and childrearing (she is a mother of two) we knew this was going to be the MUST read book for anyone considering children.
A lot of ink has been spilled on how even the most confident and ambitious women struggle with pregnancy and babies because of the many systemic issues related to how we treat parenting and motherhood in our culture. The “parenting penalty” is real and conflicts parenting and the workplace seem to arise more and more frequently. And while we can’t always change the system (though many amazing women are working on it) we can plan for it. Here’s the Plan offers an inventive and inspiring roadmap for working mothers steering their careers through the parenting years. Allyson advises readers on all practical aspects of ladder-climbing while parenting, such as negotiating leave, flex time, and promotions. This is THE definitive guide for ambitious mothers, written by one working mother to another.