Our Purpose

At Making Parenting Work, we know that working parents are often overwhelmed and feel like they don’t do an optimum job either at work or at home. Our maternity and parenting wellness programs support working parents, giving them the tools and resources they need to juggle more effectively, reduce their stress, and be more present and engaged.

MPW programs foster a stronger work culture, reduce absenteeism and presenteeism (coming to work but not performing at full capacity), and contribute to a company's brand as progressive, family friendly, and innovative. In turn, these assets help attract and retain a talented workforce, particularly women.

Our Team

Rachel Kalvert

Rachel Kalvert, a psychoanalyst in private practice in Boston. helps her clients understand their strengths in the workplace and also the patterns that may be causing dissatisfaction or conflict in their professional life. In addition, Rachel teaches a maternal mental health seminar to healthcare clinicians and has worked with all issues surrounding perinatal care including postpartum depression, infertility, pregnancy loss and adjustment to parenthood. Rachel trained at Seattle Psychoanalytic Society and Institute and obtained a MSW from New York University after having a career in marketing at American Express and Leo Burnett.  Rachel is proud to be a board member on the MEDIAGIRLS Board. 

Karen Kraut, MPH

Karen Kraut is a parenting coach and certified trainer in the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) approach based in Massachusetts General Hospital's Think:Kids program. Karen provides individual/couples coaching in CPS, leads workshops and presents on CPS throughout greater Boston, and has worked with over 800 parents in the last 5 years. She has a Master of Public Health from University of California, Berkeley, a Certificate in Counseling and Psychology from Lesley University, and a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Karen served as the director and political strategist of a national coalition of grassroots nonprofit organizations.