From Boardroom to Baby

From Boardroom to Baby: A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-at-Home Moms (Career Press, January 2018)

From Boardroom to Baby - Kristin Helms
From Boardroom to Baby: A Roadmap for Career Women Transitioning to Stay-at-Home Moms provides emotional encouragement and practical guidance for career women who are opting out of the workforce to stay home with their children.

A recent Gallup poll concluded that stay-at-home moms were significantly less likely than working moms to consider their lives “thriving” and experienced higher rates of depression. Even so, millions of mothers are choosing to put their careers on hold and stay home with their children.

From Boardroom to Baby shatters the stereotypes associated with “staying home” and empowers new moms to blaze their own unique paths through motherhood and beyond.

Along with a thoughtful map and modern-day tools to help moms carve out meaning and purpose in their new roles, From Boardroom to Baby offers:

  • Heartfelt stories of the author’s own journey from a Fortune 500 company to life on the home front.
  • Mindful exercises that prompt soul searching and self-discovery.
  • Expert advice from mental health counselor, Karen Simms.
  • Meaningful affirmations that promote grace and strength throughout motherhood.


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Early Praise:

“When we transition from working full-time outside of the home to working full time as a mom inside the home, it can be quite the adjustment! Kristin Helms knows that transition and has spent her motherhood years not only seeking balance and joy for herself, but has gained great insights for all moms making the transition from career to home. This book is a great way to reflect on the impact we have as moms and the fulfillment we have to gain in this season of life.” – Jaimi Erickson, Owner & Writer at The Stay-at-Home Mom Survival Guide

“If you’re struggling with making sense of maternity because it doesn’t live up to your imagination, this is the book for you. Kristin Helms reflects on her journey through early motherhood with honesty and humor as she guides you to examine new choices and create your own path. From new relationships to old expectations, she invites you to set intentions and appreciate where you are.” – Heather Flett, Author of The Rookie Mom’s Handbook

“To the list of biggest changes in life, which include moving, marrying, working, and child-bearing, you could add the pivot to staying at home with your kids. Kristin Helms understands this world-altering shift from the working world to the domestic one and offers empathy, wisdom, and guidance to moms who seek to re-define themselves in their new role, not just as mother, but as valued human with a net worth that extends beyond the workforce. She speaks from experience and with passion. Please take up the provisions she offers. Whisper to yourself the affirmations that will remind you of your purpose and fundamental value. Know that, in the midst of the mess, ‘The hard work you do every day, caring for your children and your home, matters. You matter.'” – Jamie Sumner, author of Unbound: Finding Freedom from Unrealistic Expectations of Motherhood

“Kristin Helms writes a brilliant depiction of the guilty struggle moms experience when making the transition from the hustle of the career world to the hustle of the domestic world of motherhood. From being in a world filled with external recognition to being immersed in a world of internal validation and contentment with one’s own self is a skill. Learning how to thrive and find value, happiness, contentment, and peace with being a mother while your children are young is eloquently outlined in this book that every career driven stay at home mom should read!” – Dr. Kim Van Dusen, LMFT, RPT, Owner/Founder of, The Parentologist with Dr. Kim