Behind the Scenes: Creative at Heart Round 10


Prepping for Maternity Leave


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Since Kat is expecting her third baby, we thought today was a good chance to discuss maternity leave as a business owner! Kat is in the hot seat, sharing about how exactly she prepares her business, her team, and herself to take a leave of absence for baby #3’s arrival! Whether you’re planning for your own maternity leave or just an extended sabbatical from your business, today’s episode will provide some tips about how to prepare for your time off. Taking time off from your business is absolutely possible with some planning ahead and forward thinking, so let’s dive in!

What we’re discussing today:

  • When Kat began to think about what maternity leave looks like (2:55)
  • What went into planning her maternity leave (3:10)
  • How Kat will handle wanting to work while on leave (6:15)
  • Why having no deadlines on maternity leave can be a great way to plan ahead (10:10)
  • How Kat has prepared for leave (12:10)
  • Ways to make your prep even simpler + permission to scale back while you’re on leave (14:00)
  • How to make the financial piece a little less scary (16:57)
  • How Kat decided on the length of her maternity leave (21:07)


Read the full episode transcript HERE!

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

How to Plan Your Year

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Prepping for maternity leave as a small business owner: Kat Schmoyer shares her experiences as she prepares for baby #3!
Prepping for maternity leave as a small business owner: Kat Schmoyer shares her experiences as she prepares for baby #3!

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I'm Megan

I'm Megan Martin, a Mama of 4 and a conversion-focused website designer by trade who helps passionate creatives own what makes them unique and turn what they know, love, do, and already have within them into what they can sell through digital products earning passive income!

I'm Kat

I'm Kat Schmoyer, biz coach, educator and host of Creative at Heart Conference! I've been called "The Calendar Girl" because of my poster size Calendar and my passion for helping visionaries like YOU find a quarterly system that makes big dreams and daily’s happen!


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