The Fifth Trimester - Book Signing & Discussion with Author Lauren Brody
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Join the HLSWA for a bring-your-own lunch conversation with author Lauren Brody and fellow HLSWA members
The Fifth Trimester is your new best friend: a brilliant, tell-it-like-it-is guide to help moms cope with all the demands of the real world after the baby arrives. The book has gotten significant attention from media including CNN, The Today Show, and Fast Company. Join the HLSWA for a bring-your-own lunch conversation with author Lauren Brody and fellow HLSWA members.
The first three trimesters (and the fourth -- those blurry newborn days) have had lots of "how-to" books written about them, but the Fifth Trimester is when the working mom is born. You're bound to have questions: When should I go back? Flex-time or full-time? How do I manage an "I want to quit" attack? Can I get to 50/50 at home with my partner? What's the best option for childcare, minus the guilt? If I'm pumping, where will I pump? What if my colleagues don't have kids? How do I ask for a raise now that I'm back? And, is it possible to perform like I slept for eight hours instead of three?
Whether you're pregnant and preparing, adopting, or hitting the panic button after returning from leave, The Fifth Trimester is your blueprint for honest, funny, and judgment-free tips, to-do lists, and take-charge strategies. The big-hearted mentorship on these pages will help you embrace your new identity as a working parent--and set you up for long-term work/life success. Oh, and a happy bonus: You'll modernize your workplace along the way.
Based on interviews and insight from 700+ uncensored moms in wildly varied fields, plus top-notch expert advice, The Fifth Trimester tackles every personal and professional detail with the wit, warmth, and inspiration you need to win this whole back-to-work transition. You've got this. The Fifth Trimester tell you how. You can pre-order The Fifth Trimester at B&N or Amazon, or from the Book Culture store on the Upper West Side (81st and Columbus) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Lauren Smith Brody is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement, which helps businesses and new parents work together to create a more family-friendly workplace culture. A longtime leader in the women's magazine industry, Lauren was most recently the executive editor of Glamour magazine. Raised in Ohio, Texas, and Georgia, she now lives in New York City with her husband and two young sons.