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How to Take Maternity Leave without Putting Life on Hold

with Stacey Trock

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  •   01 Class Introduction - Skype Call

    12:16
  •   02 Streamline Your Business

    12:24

Class duration: 3h 57m

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About The Class

Boss to Baby (and Back)

If the term “maternity leave” makes you nervous, you’re not alone.

The big challenge: stepping away from life for 3 months with the expectation of returning to work after maternity leave like nothing happened. Many working women already put in 12 hours a day, so how does one manage with fewer? This common practice is particularly detrimental to small business owners, who find their business slipping away during maternity leave, along with confused and disappointed customers, even when the business has returned to normal.

There’s a better way.

Instead of a traditional maternity leave, in How to Take Maternity Leave without your Putting Life on Hold, Stacey will show you how to put your business into maintenance mode for as long as you want: keeping your business functioning at a high level to keep your customers happy, but not requiring your full-time attention. It will make returning to work after maternity leave much more seamless.  


Many business owners spend time on tasks that are not essential. By eliminating these excess activities, you can distill your business into a few hours a day of powerful productivity. Keep your business going while still spending the time with your family that only comes once in a lifetime. When you’re returning to work after maternity leave, you’ll find that your newly-discovered efficiency has transformed your business. You may even decide to limit work to a few hours a day, permanently!


You’ll Learn How To:

·       Determine which tasks in your business are worth your time and attention

·       Streamline your business down to the bare essentials, creating successful systems

·       Calculate how much money you need to earn during your leave, and work the minimum number of hours to achieve it

·       Take advantage of ‘down time’ in productive ways

·       Decide when to hire out tasks, even if you’ve never considered hiring contractors before

·       Find non-standard childcare options… there’s more than full-time daycare!

·       Effortlessly shift your business back into ‘full-rev’ mode


During Stacey’s daughter’s first year, she earned 65% of what she earned the previous year, working during baby’s naps and in the evenings. She was able to do this by streamlining her business and working on only what brought in results, cutting work time down to a couple of hours a day. Her daughter entered traditional daycare when she was 20 months old, with a transition that was seamless to customers, because it appeared as if she had been working full-time all along.

Learn how you can apply Stacey’s techniques and strategies to your maternity leave plan. Even if you’re not a small business owner, you’ll find ways to assess and streamline your work, make time for this once-in-a-lifetime period,  manage childcare, rev up and get back in the game.   


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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction - Skype Call

    12:16
  2. 02

    Streamline Your Business

    12:24
  3. 03

    Developing Your Maternity Leave System

    25:41
  4. 04

    How to Analyze your Business

    13:10
  5. 05

    Make a Game Plan for All the Stages

    34:06
  6. 06

    Approaching Your Customers (or HR) with your Plan

    16:23
  7. 07

    Intro: Putting Your Maternity Plan into Action

    02:14
  8. 08

    Putting your Plan into Action

    42:02
  9. 09

    Finding Childcare that is Right for You

    13:46
  10. 10

    Reinvigorating your Business

    15:19
  11. 11

    Self-care and Relying on your Network

    08:46
  12. 12

    Intro: Outsourcing to Optimize Time Management

    04:21
  13. 13

    Building a Hierarchy of Outsourcing Needs

    03:29
  14. 14

    Basics of Hiring

    05:27
  15. 15

    Who to Hire and Why

    14:12
  16. 16

    How to Shop for Freelancers

    14:09

Meet Your Expert

Stacey Trock

Stacey Trock is the entrepreneur and social media maven behind FreshStitches, the uber-popular and innovative craft design and supply company. Her experience running one of the largest subscription clubs in the fiber world, teaching internationally, and developing her own overseas-manufactured products ... read more

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  • Patrice Horvath

    Patrice Horvath

    November 2017

    Thank you for making such an important class!!! This is a topic we all really need to talk about openly and have some guidance on! I'm 29, recently married and went freelance last year because I knew I'd want flexibility when I started a family. My business has gained momentum recently and this will course be so important to have handy during the next few years when I start a family to help me maintain my business. Thank you, very excited!

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