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Away for a while

We’re preparing to add a second kiddo to our household. In a few weeks’ time, we’ll be bringing a new baby into this world. That means this coming Fall and Winter of 2018 will be a lot of newborn madness, alongside the extra bonus of having a very active toddler lighting up our lives. Going through this again has given me time to reflect.

Instead of taking maternity leave, I’m simply taking leave from writing on this blog, indefinitely. I’ve written on this blog for over eight years, and it’s time for me to take a break.

I’ll be on hiatus from blogging regularly here for the next six months, and I’m going to use the time to evaluate whether or not to stop blogging here entirely.

My hunch is that it’s time to edit life, as always, and harness my energy towards my next projects.

Over the last few years, I’ve added a lot to my life: in 2013, I took the leap to move to New York, go full-time with my solo-preneurship journey. In 2014, I married the love of my life. My first kid joined us in 2016, and our second kid is joining us very soon in 2018. In 2016, I started a company, and I now host a weekly podcast all about women, work, and leadership. In addition, I added columns at Forbes and Inc as part of my regular writing routine.

It’s time to cut back.

If you want to stay in touch, I’ll be publishing a new podcast each week, which I’d love to have you follow along with.

Listen to the Startup Pregnant podcast here on my website, or subscribe on Apple Podcasts.

In preparing for maternity leave as an early-days entrepreneur, I am focused on making sure my podcast—the number one driver of community and conversation for Startup Pregnant—will still be released weekly. Due to the power of batching content in advance, I have nearly six months worth of episodes ready to schedule out while I recover from the massive work that is childbirth and the bleary days that are postpartum sleep deprivation, breastfeeding, and physical recovery.

My plan is to continue to write my monthly newsletter with a round-up of my podcast and article links, so if you’re subscribed on my newsletter, you’ll still get my once-monthly round up. If you’ve been an occasional grazer and reader of my blog and want to stay in touch, sign up for my newsletter here so that I can send you an email when I publish new essays. I won’t be publishing any longer on the blog, but I will send a monthly email with a round-up. The only way to get it is to subscribe.

For now, blog, you’ve been so good to me. I’m forever grateful to you, and I’m off to pour milk into a new baby, get far too sleep deprived for my own mental sanity, recover from child birth as best I can, give my energy to a new set of writing projects, and interview for hours on my podcast. With love, always. Thanks for being with me on this journey.

And if you want to stay in touch, go get on my email list or subscribe to my podcast, because I won’t be publishing blog content here for a while now.

Why I Started A Podcast

Almost two years ago, the idea for Startup Pregnant came to me. But when the idea first arrived, it was to be a book of my own experience. A story of what it was like to work in the tech startup scene in Manhattan while navigating my pregnancy. Over time, however, the idea morphed from a book (still in progress) to grow in shape and size. I started interviewing women and hearing incredible stories. And I knew these interviews need to be conversations that people could listen to. So I ended up starting a podcast. Here’s the backstory, and a sneak peek into where we’re headed.
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Here, I Made This For You

I made something that I’ve been working on for quite a while: the Startup Pregnant Podcast is a radio show that dives into the lives and stories of women starting businesses and starting families. We interview lots of parents from all stripes, and business owners of all types. Take a look. It’s now available in iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play. Would love to know what you think of the first few episodes.Read the article

My Fall Mastermind is Open for Applications

My Mastermind & Mentoring program will return this Fall. You must apply by August 18th to be considered for the early decision deadline. The latest possible day to apply is September 5th if you’d like to be in the Fall cohort. The program is a little more than 3 months long and requires a dedication to expanding yourself, your business, and your mind. Read the article

The Writer’s Workshop Live & Small-Group Writing Circle

This Fall, for the first time in three years, I’m teaching a live (via the Internet) gathering of The Writer’s Workshop. We’ll come together for eight weeks to practice writing, form writing groups, and gather for live calls in order to get better at storytelling, narrative, and persuasion. Sign up early, space is limited.Read the article

Help Me Bootstrap a New Podcast!

Transformation isn’t easy, in fact, it’s often painful, but it’s one of the most beautiful parts of being a human. Help us bootstrap the Startup Pregnant podcast to tell these stories!Read the article

Start Sooner: How One Conference Kickstarted My Blog, My Business, and My Freedom

More than any course, metric, skill, or tactic, the people you surround yourself will make the biggest difference in your life and career. Conferences can be transformative experiences. When you bring people together in one place, for one weekend, to celebrate, to learn, and to connect, you leave changed.Read the article

Today! Get The Writer’s Workshop as Part of The Writer’s Bundle for $99

If you’re a writer, or your goals include getting paid to write, publishing a book, or developing your blogging, listen up. This week I’m part of a BIG thing you’ll want to know about and it’s called The Writer’s Bundle. Every year, The Write Life puts together an amazing package of resources for writers. ThisRead the article

Want to Take My Writer’s Workshop For Free? I’m Looking For an Amazing Proofreader

This Spring, I’m working my way through the Writer’s Workshop and giving the course a facelift. I can’t believe it’s already been four years since we launched the first round of the course. (In fact, some nostalgic trivia: I still know the names and faces of each of the people in the course and loveRead the article

Inside My Business Philosophies: What’s Worth Your Time, Attention, and Money?

I’m not in the business of selling quick fixes. In fact, a lot of the work I do is slow and boring. I can whip up content marketing like the best of them, but I’m most interested in what behavior change approaches actually work, and what really helps us in our business and personal lives.Read the article