352: Prioritizing your time – Shannon Wallace

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ShannonWallaceShannon K. Wallace is a first-time mom and a Transformational Intuitive Coach. She works one on one with women in order to help them identify and make the shift to a life filled with joy, happiness, and spark! As a “mumpreneur” there is a special place in her heart for mothers who are dreaming of getting started with their own business.

Name: Shannon Wallace

Occupation: Transformational Intuitive Coach

Family Profile: Married, 1 kids (age 15 months)

Success Quote:

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Build a success mindset
  • Start a business while on maternity leave
  • Manage entrepreneurship, a corporate job and family
  • Prioritize your time
  • Get a coach
  • Make your job fun while fitting your dreams into your life

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Shannon on her website.

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Shannon discussed the importance of prioritizing your time. WoMos, as you know, we have a gazillion and one things to do everyday and chances are 24 hours is not enough time to do it all. No worries, as we head into the new year, I want you to go into each day focused on the things that will truly make your day a success – however you define success. Don’t stress out if you can’t do it all, by planning out a day centered around your priorities you are setting yourself up for a win, not a stressful day of overwhelm.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Working Motherhood Community on Facebook!

You can join almost 900 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

351: Defining your working mom identity – Keri Gasiorowski

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WorkingLess1Keri is a Mom to 16 month old Gavin and an HR Director. She has been published in the Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management, HR Matters, and Scotsman Guide, for her thought-work in Human Resource Management and leadership. She is also a speaker for various HR organizations, including the Society for Human Resource Management’s global conference. When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family outdoors, is an avid paddle boarder, mountain biker, and also created the Working Moms Work Together support group.

Name: Keri Gasiorowski

Occupation: Human Resource Manager

Family Profile: Married, 1 kids (age 16 months)

Success Quote:

“You can have it all you just can’t have it all at the same time.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Transition back after maternity leave
  • Define your working mom identity
  • Be authentic in building relationships
  • Be comfortable with being uncomfortable
  • Make your spouse a priority
  • Focus on experiences not tasks or things

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

 

Connect with Keri on LinkedIn

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Keri discussed the importance of figuring out your working mom identity. WoMos, this week’s challenge is to take 10 minutes or so this week by yourself doing whatever it is you need to do to feel inspired and think about how you want your working motherhood to look like.

Forget what you thought you were going to be. Forget about what TV and movies tell you, you should be. Forget what your mom did when you were growing up. Define it for yourself so you can use it as a guide when planning your years, months, weeks and days so you can be the best working mom you can be.

Don’t forget to sign up for the Working Motherhood Community on Facebook for the limited time special offer for the first 10 WoMos to sign up!

You can join almost 900 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

350: Getting help in your career – Anaida Deti

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AnaidaDetiAnaida Deti is a registered dental hygienist. She came to Canada 13 years ago with very little money and no English, now she is the Ceo of Dental-X Smile Centres with two locations in the Greater Toronto Area. She is a mom of two kids, her son is 11 years old and her daughter is five and a half months old. She worked till the last day of her pregnancy, and she went back to work 4 days after she had her. She has worked very hard and she still does every day to be where she is.

Name: Anaida Deti

Occupation: Dental Hygienist

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 11, 6 months)

Success Quote:

“You can do everything if you work hard and you love what you do.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Overcome all odds to be successful
  • Love what you do by finding your passion
  • Get help in your career
  • Be ok with not having a super clean house
  • Use the people around you as resources

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Monique on Twitter

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Anaida discussed the importance of getting help in your career so be sure to look for areas in your career where you should reach out for support to get to the next level.

Meanwhile, join the 5-Day End the Overwhelm Challenge starting today in the Working Motherhood Community on Facebook.

Join us there so you can continue to get great tips to live life to your fullest potential!

You can join almost 900 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

349: Diversifying your experiences – Monique Mills

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MoniqueMillsMonique Mills is the founder and CEO of ThePartyMatch.com. She received her electrical engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and her MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She’s a busy mother of two who faces the challenges of balancing life’s many obligations which provided the genesis for ThePartyMatch.com platform.

Name: Monique Mills

Occupation: Small business owner

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 9, 8)

Success Quote:

“Growth takes place outside of the comfort zone and the growth zone is the learning zone.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Expand you success muscle
  • Put everything in writing, especially for business
  • Deal with judgment from other moms
  • Diversify your experiences
  • Prioritize family first
  • Be persistent

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Monique on Twitter

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Monique discussed the importance of diversifying our experiences. WoMos, if you find yourself doing the same activities day in and day out, its time to shake things up a bit.

For this week’s challenge, I want you to figure out how you can add some new experiences into your life and into your family’s life. Check out the museums in your town or plan a family vacation to a nearby tourist spot. Join a new class or take that assignment at work that is slightly outside of your comfort zone.

Chime in and let us know how you will diversify your experiences and your thoughts about today’s episode in our private Facebook group.

Join us there so you can continue to get great tips to live life to your fullest potential!

You can join over 850 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

348: Building a side business – Christine Vandenbor

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ChristineVandenborShe is the creator of the worldwide More Play, Better Life movement. She helps women to reconnect with mind, body and soul in a joyful, present way! There is so much more to life than the here and there, nitty gritty of raising a family, and finding our centre of joy is crucial!

Name: Christine Vandenbor

Occupation: Small business owner

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 4, 1)

Success Quote:

“Do what you can with what you have where you are.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Have more fun in life
  • Practice gratitude on a regular basis
  • Be true to yourself
  • Build a business while having a family
  • Improving life through laughter

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Christine at More Play Better Life

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Christine discussed how she is able to build a business while raising a family and being highly engaged in both.

WoMos, as most of you know, I run a very successful coaching business for busy professionals looking to form a consistent stream of income while maintaining their regular day jobs.

I can tell you from personal experience that it isn’t easy but it is SO worth it. I’m still able to be a great wife and mom and I love the impact I’m able to have by helping others achieve their financial goals.

Whatever path you choose to take, I encourage you to add an additional stream of income for your family. Even if it only generates an extra few hundred dollars a month, that could cover a college or travel fund.

Need support on starting your side business?

You can join over 800 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

347: Having fun everyday – Nina Spadaro

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NinaSpadaroNina Spadaro, Ed.D. Counselor Educator, licensed psychologist in private practice, yoga practitioner, and black belt in Kung fu, has raised two sons, Riley 22, and Corey 28. Riley is a freelance photographer and Corey is an aerospace engineer.

Name: Nina Spadaro

Occupation: Psychologist

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 28, 22)

Success Quote:

“It is that quality which makes your children unmanageable that gives them the tools to manage life.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • See kids’ negative behavior in a more positive light
  • Create a career around your family
  • Ignore those who tell you that you can’t do something
  • Envision your life with great detail
  • Take care of yourself
  • Have fun everyday

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Nina via email at nina.i.spadaro [at] gmail [dot] com

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Nina discussed the importance of having fun everyday. WoMos, I encourage you and challenge you to figure out how you can incorporate more fun into your life on a daily basis.

Perhaps you download all of your favorite songs from high school and singalong as you go to work, sign up for Mommy & Me yoga, plan date night at an amusement park, or get some fancy undies to wear under your suit at work, whatever you choose to do, I’d love for you to share your fun ideas in the Working Motherhood Community on Facebook.

You can join over 800 amazing WoMos by clicking HERE.

346: Striving for excellence – Lizzie Alberga

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LizzieAlbergaLizzie Alberga is a mom of three kids under age 4. the General Manager of UrbanSitter in Los Angeles, an on-demand marketplace for parents and babysitters, and founder of The Gorgeous Project, a social good company sharing daily doses of inspriation. Previously she was the VP of Marketing & Brand at Evite, where she founded the Evite Content Division and led campaigns with top brands including BevMo!, Kleenex, Huggies and Coca-Cola.

Name: Lizzie Alberga

Occupation: General Manager

Family Profile: Married, 3 kids (ages 3, 2, 4 months)

Success Quote:

“Don’t try to be perfect, try to be excellent.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Strive for excellence
  • Get through fear by focusing on the big picture
  • Schedule date nights on a consistent basis
  • Line up great childcare
  • Delegate, plan and be strategic with investing in your team members
  • Set up scalable systems

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Lizzie on Twitter.

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Lizzie discussed the importance of striving for excellence in all areas of our lives. Make sure you hop on over to our private Facebook group and let us know which area you are going to focus on this week when it comes to striving for excellence and how you plan to do so.

Perhaps you’re going to strive to run 3 miles today instead of your usual 2. You can apply for the new position that opened at work even though you consider it to be a stretch. Maybe you’ll only burn 1 piece of chicken as opposed to the entire pan.

Whatever it is, make sure you do something intentional this week to strive for excellence and start your journey at workingmotherhood.com

Be sure to join us in our private Facebook group to report on your progress and share your tips as well.

345: Escaping a bad situation – Kristen Outwater

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KristenOutwaterKristen’s most important jobs are wife and mother of 4 (5 if you count the puppy) awesome kids ages 11, 9, 7, and 5. In her spare time, she is a high school Spanish teacher, online part-time Spanish teacher, and Beachbody coach. She recently started Beachbody coaching to stay in shape and have “something for her” while helping other moms get healthy.

Name: Kristen Outwater

Occupation: Spanish teacher

Family Profile: Married, 4 kids (ages 11, 9, 7, 5)

Success Quote:

“Do what you love and love what you do.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Escape a bad situation
  • Say no so you don’t overwhelm yourself
  • Do what you need to do for your kids
  • Get started with online teaching
  • Follow your instincts

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

  • Google Calendar

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Kristen on Facebook.

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Kristen shared the importance of escaping a bad situation. WoMos, for this week’s challenge I want you to examine the different life areas – career, finances, family, physical, social, intellectual, and spiritual – and see if there is a bad situation from which you need to free yourself.

This can range from a super negative friend that is always dragging you down to the extra 20 pounds you’ve been trying to lose for years. Perhaps your bad situation is a stressful job that sucks the life out of you, or a marriage that needs a shot of romance.

Whatever your situation is, pick one action that you will take sometime this week to make it better, even if its just slightly better. Need some ideas? Make sure to ask your fellow WoMos in our PRIVATE Facebook group. Tons of awesome ladies in there, no spam, and no creepers because its totally private. Can’t wait to see you in there!

Be sure to join us in our private Facebook group to report on your progress and share your tips as well.

344: Keeping a great attitude – Jada Kelly

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JadaKellyJada Kelly is Personal Trainer in the Los Angeles Area as well as the Health and Fitness Manager for PUC Schools, but her most important jobs are wife and mother! She passionately shares fitness from a busy mom viewpoint with goals of inspiring everyone, but especially moms, to be their best in every area of life.

Name: Jada Kelly

Occupation: Personal Trainer/Health & Fitness Manager

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 3, 1)

Success Quote:

“Be your best always.”
“Focus on what you can do.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Keep a great attitude
  • Enjoy every moment
  • Take consistent baby steps
  • Ask for anything
  • Treasure every moment

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Jada on Twitter and Instagram @jadakellyfit

JadaKellyFit

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

Jada  talked about keeping a great attitude. WoMos, this week I challenge you to write down 1 situation a day that is really testing your nerves and what you did to turn it into a positive situation just by changing your attitude.

That’s right, I’m challenging you to do this daily.

So whether it is dirty laundry scattered around your house, a dramatic co-worker that interrupts you 5 times a day, or an intense discussion with your spouse, I challenge you to have a great attitude since the only person you can change in this world is yourself.

Make sure you’re on our email list so you can get this week’s workbook to guide you through this challenge. Just enter your email in the beautiful aqua-colored bar at the top of this page and you are all set!

Be sure to join us in our private Facebook group to report on your progress and share your tips as well.

343: Clarifying your values – Lorly Omadto

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Lorly is a wife to a wonderful husband who loves God dearly and has been married for 12 years. Mom to four kids (three boys and one girl) works full time as a Partner Enablement Lead for an Australian Telco who set up shop in the Philippines for offshore support. Juggles family, work, house, ministry, friendships, travel and everything else from her long list.

Name: Lorly Omadito

Occupation: Offshore support

Family Profile: Married, 4 kids (ages 11, 9, 7, 5)

Success Quote:

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” – Exodus 14:14

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Take time to sit in peace
  • Add beauty to all situations (a.k.a. a butterfly working mom)
  • Delegate
  • Have time for all areas of life
  • Clarify your values
  • Enjoy daily wow moments

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Lorly on her blog!

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

This week’s challenge is to clarify your values in all areas of your life – family, career, finances, spiritual, social, physical, and intellectual.

Your values will set up boundaries and guideposts in your life so you can easily see when you are out of line with what matters most to you. This is so important and a great lesson to pass down to your children, have some fun with this and make it a family activity.

You can get your guide for this week’s challenge by subscribing to our email list. Just enter your email in the beautiful aqua-colored bar at the top of this page and you are all set!

Be sure to join us in our private Facebook group to report on your progress and share your tips as well.

 

342: Applying creativity to parenting – Lynn Perkins

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LynnPerkinsLynn Perkins is CEO of UrbanSitter, a mobile and online service that connects parents and babysitters through social connections. Before founding UrbanSitter, Lynn was Director of Real Estate for Joie de Vivre Hospitality. Lynn is a graduate of Stanford University. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three boys.

Name: Lynn Perkins

Occupation: Business Owner

Family Profile: Married, 3 kids (ages 7, 7, and 2)

Success Quote:

“Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Apply creativity to parenting
  • Enjoy the journey of working motherhood
  • Parent multiples
  • Be selective with who you choose to work with
  • Take time to get to know people

 

Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

 

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Lynn via email lynn [at] urbansitter [dot] com

The Working Motherhood Weekly Challenge

This week’s challenge is to introduce more creativity into your parenting as well as your life.

This can be anything from cutting your kids’ sandwiches using a fun cookie cutter shape to learning to do math by writing on the shower wall with washable paint or whatever suits your family.

Either way, challenge yourself to be more creative this week.

You can get your guide for this week’s challenge by subscribing to our email list. Just enter your email in the beautiful aqua-colored bar at the top of this page and you are all set!

Be sure to join us in our private Facebook group to report on your progress and share your tips as well.

 

Special Announcement: New episodes August 31!

Working Motherhood Special Announcement!

NEW EPISODES STARTING AUGUST 31

SummerBreakHey there WoMos! As you know we’ve been going strong since April 1, 2014 and now it’s time for the Chief WoMo to take a quick break. I practice what I preach and we ALL need to take a break every now and then. Don’t worry, we’ll be back with some brand new episodes Monday, August 31.

We’ll also have some additional resources for you to help you minimize stress, maximize time and live life to your fullest potential.

But the only way to stay in the know of all things WoMo is to be on our email list. You can join by simply entering your information at the top of this page! Easy peasy. See you August 31!

341: Putting action behind your goals – Heather Brooker

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HeatherBookerHeather Brooker is a working actress and full-time mom in Hollywood. Her podcast ‘Motherhood in Hollywood’ details her journey of pursing her dreams while juggling the demands of a high-spirited toddler. It also features interviews with some of the unique people she’s met on the road to stardom.

Name: Heather Brooker

Occupation: Actor

Family Profile: Married, 1 kid (age 2)

Success Quote:

“When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go.” – Carol Burnett

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Put action behind your goals
  • Figure out last minute childcare
  • Build up a village for support
  • Leverage Mommy and Me groups
  • Express gratitude to those who help you out
  • Set up a nanny share
  • Deal with picky eaters


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

340: Using your gifts and passions – Charity Cason

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CharityCasonCharity Cason is a business coach and strategist, former TV journalist, professional ghostwriter and bestselling author. She loves helping female entrepreneurs blast through their mindset blocks and reach 6 or 7 figures with grace and ease!

Name: Charity Cason

Occupation: Business Coach/Writer

Family Profile: Married, 3 kids (ages 15, 14, 12)

Success Quote:

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Use your gifts and passions in your profession
  • Push through your comfort zone
  • Take care of yourself
  • Be thankful for adversities
  • Be present in mind and body when you are with your kids
  • Conquer fear so nothing holds you back


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Charity on Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

339: Outsourcing to save time – Angela Mondor

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AngelaMondorAngela Mondor is a technology expert who specializes in internet and social media applications. She founded Geeky Girl in 2010 with a mission to help business owners manage their social media presence. Angela helps people like you not only get started online, but she will also help you become a confident and skilled social media marketer for your business.

Name: Angela Mondor

Occupation: Technology/Social Media expert

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 20, 16)

Success Quote:

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Evaluate your current situation to see what’s working and what isn’t
  • Outsource to save time (and money!)
  • Put support systems in place
  • Legally protect your business
  • Visualize your perfect day, each and every day


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Angela (who’s everywhere) on her website.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

338: WoMo Summer Camp – Girl Power!

Working Motherhood Summer Camp

GIRL POWER!

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 10.09.45 PMHey WoMos! Growing up, I was always attending some type of summer camp. You name it, I probably went to a camp for it. Church camp. Speech camp. Band camp. Engineering camp. Leadership camp. Basketball camp.

So I couldn’t let this summer go by without hosting a “summer camp” for my WoMos. We often talk about caring for our families, being great employees and business owners and supporting others. Well this week, we are going to support ourselves by taking time for US. Who’s with me??

To wrap up our first annual WoMo Summer Camp, in typical late night camp form, we’re going to talk about boys. However, we’re going to talk about some of the things that boys (that grow up to be men) do to get ahead and how we can apply that to our own lives and careers.

Men tend to be early adopters of technology, ask for what they want, “wing it” when in doubt, and make friends in high places.

Tune in to see how you can adopt some of these traits in your career.

One of my favorite commercials this year is from the #likeagirl movement from the Always commercial that aired during the Super Bowl. You can watch it by clicking HERE.

Let’s do working motherhood “like a girl”. Be confident. Be bold. Be unapologetic about loving your family and loving your career.

337: WoMo Summer Camp – The Secret to Being Awesome

Working Motherhood Summer Camp

THE SECRET TO BEING AWESOME

shutterstock_293645477Hey WoMos! Growing up, I was always attending some type of summer camp. You name it, I probably went to a camp for it. Church camp. Speech camp. Band camp. Engineering camp. Leadership camp. Basketball camp.

So I couldn’t let this summer go by without hosting a “summer camp” for my WoMos. We often talk about caring for our families, being great employees and business owners and supporting others. Well this week, we are going to support ourselves by taking time for US. Who’s with me??

In today’s camp we’re going to have a campside story about the secret of being awesome. There are rows and rows of books about self-help, networking, and success in bookstores and online, but at the end of the day it all comes down to one thing.

Tune in to find out The Secret of Being Awesome.

Here are some hints:

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Bernard Baruch

“Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.” – Oscar Wilde

“Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else.” – Judy Garland

 

336: WoMo Summer Camp – Fashion Templates

Working Motherhood Summer Camp

FASHION TEMPLATES

Hey WoMos! Growing up, I was always attending some type of summer camp. You name it, I probably went to a camp for it. Church camp. Speech camp. Band camp. Engineering camp. Leadership camp. Basketball camp.

So I couldn’t let this summer go by without hosting a “summer camp” for my WoMos. We often talk about caring for our families, being great employees and business owners and supporting others. Well this week, we are going to support ourselves by taking time for US. Who’s with me??

Screen Shot 2015-07-26 at 8.04.48 PMDuring this first day of camp, we’re going to discuss fashion and not just any fashion but fashion templates. This way you can find the pieces that work for your body and then just wear more of them in different colors with different accessories.

This makes getting dressed for work or for play a breeze! I suggest you organize your closet in a way that you can pick an outfit formula, pick the pieces, get dressed and go! No more standing in front of a closet full of clothes with “nothing to wear”.

You’ll look great every day because you’ll only wear styles and cuts that feature your best assets and cover the not so great assets.

Be sure to grab your FREE copy of the Working Motherhood Fashion Template Guide by texting FASHION to 33444.

Book Recommendations

The Pocket Stylist by Kendall Farr

Before You Put That On by Lloyd Boston

The Style Checklist by Lloyd Boston

The Lucky Shopping Manual 

 

335: Paying attention to your spouse: Lane Kennedy

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LaneKennedyPersonal Growth Hacker for go-getting women who are ready to 10X their lives, think bigger and get noticed! She’s been a serial entrepreneur, turning a startup into a legit business that brought in over a million dollars in sales in less than 18 months. Spun rough sketches of lingerie into a booming business where thousands of garments were being shipped out every year. Gone off the grid to work for a non-profit in Bangkok, creating a program that served to empower women across the country and get them off the streets. She is a proclaimed ..foodie, mama, fiction writer, recovering fashion model, bio-hacking freak and Beatles-lover.

Name: Lane Kennedy

Occupation: Online Business Owner

Family Profile: Married, 1 kid (age 6)

Success Quote:

“Some people never go crazy, what truly horrible lives they must lead.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Balance many roles at once – mom, wife, business owner, etc. (you know how long the list is!)
  • Pay attention to your spouse
  • Be more peaceful and productive by waking up earlier
  • Gain more peace in your life through walking


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Lane on her website.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

334: Avoiding working mom burnout – Dr. Tracey Marks

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TraceyMarksDr. Tracey Marks is a psychiatrist who focuses on working with women to help you jump off the hamster wheel and manage your life so you can actually enjoy it. As a working mom herself, Dr. Tracey noticed that her patients and friends were seeking solutions to help them avoid burnout. She created Beyond Burnout to offer resources that can make a tangible difference to their quality of life.

A psychiatrist with 18 years experience, Dr. Tracey has a specific focus on lifestyle management, sleep challenges and the mind/body connection. In addition to Beyond Burnout, she has a private practice based in Atlanta. Dr. Tracey is a regular contributor to leading publications such as The Huffington Post and Bedtime Network, and has appeared as a psychiatric expert on CNN and HLN.

Name: Dr. Tracey Marks

Occupation: Psychiatrist

Family Profile: Married, 1.5 kids (ages 18 – Godson, 9 – biological son)

Success Quote:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Hold back on negative knee-jerk reactions
  • Make better decisions and incremental change
  • Get your online business started
  • Avoid working mom burnout
  • Decompress during your evening routine
  • Recognize the value you have to offer


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Tracey on her website.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

333: Playing the gratefulness game – Belah Rose

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BelahRoseBelah is an author, podcaster and marital intimacy enthusiast. She’s had a painful history with her first marriage which provoked a life dedicated to finding out what makes marriage work and specifically how intimacy in marriage should be better in God’s plan.

Name: Belah Rose

Occupation: Author/podcaster

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 2, 6 months)

Success Quote:

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.” – Steve Maraboli

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Use your experiences to help others
  • Start your day with gratitude and play the gratefulness game
  • Schedule a family rest day
  • Turn your passions into profit


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Belah on her website.

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332: WoMo Academy – Working from home (encore)

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AmandaBerlinAmanda, mother of an 18-month-old daughter, lives and works in New York City. Shes a communications consultant who helps entrepreneurs position themselves as experts and create compelling content that serves their audiences and sell their services. Her online course in writing copy is called Create Content That Connects.

Name: Amanda Berlin

Occupation: Communications consultant

Family Profile: Married, 1 kid (age 1)

Success Quote:

“I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein


After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Plan the type of working mom you want to be
  • Work at home and be effective while doing so
  • Take advice at face value and not as a personal attack
  • Fit in meditation and exercise


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Amanda on her website.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

331: WoMo Academy – Starting your passion project (encore)

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CarinaHugginsHey WoMos we’re continuing our week of celebrating working moms that have either made the leap from corporate into entrepreneurship or are building a business on the side. If you’ve ever thought about starting an online business then I encourage you to take my Are You Ready to Start an Online Business quiz by texting the word CREATIVE to 33444.

Today’s episode is featuring Carina Huggins from episode 284 where we discussed starting your passion project and quick update, she is now a mother of TWO kids while working full time and having a side business. I’m sure you’ll be inspired and encouraged by her story again.

Carina Huggins is a modern day renaissance woman. She works full time as an Academic Development Specialist at the University of Calgary, working with the millennial generation to define and achieve success – among her specialty areas are working with high-performance University and national-level athletes.On the side, she is an Etsy entrepreneur, designing and running all aspects of an jewellery business exclusively from her iphone. She recently completed two years of training as a professional and professional success coach and is currently launching her boutique coaching consultancy.

Outside of work, Carina is the proud mother of a 15 month old daughter, and excited incubator of baby number two – who will be arriving in May 2015 (UPDATE: baby is now here!!). Completing her circle of love are her Firefighter husband Trevor and two fur babies!

Name: Carina Huggins

Occupation: Academic Development Specialist

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 1, 2 months)

Success Quotes:

“March to the beat of your own drum.”

“Stress is the difference between expectation and reality.”


After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Reclaim lost time in your day
  • Buckle down and get through the tougher times in life
  • Deal with grief and postpartum depression simultaneously
  • Seek out counseling
  • Define your version of success
  • Time your daily tasks to gain perspective


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Carina on LinkedIn.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

330: WoMo Academy – Moonlighting a side business (encore)

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EricaDiamondErica Diamond is the leading Women’s Expert in Lifestyle, Entrepreneurship and Balance. Erica Diamond, Certified Success and Life Coach, is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Women’s Lifestyle Brand Women On The Fence®, WomenOnTheFence.com (syndicated to 2 million monthly readers), Weekly Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Speaker, Spokesperson, and Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book, 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business. Most recently, Erica founded the Global Get Off The Fence Movement inspiring people worldwide to get off the fence, get unstuck and thrive.

Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada as well as FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and FORBES 25 Most Influential Women In Entrepreneurship on Twitter. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.

Name: Erica Diamond

Occupation: Life Coach

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 11, 8)

Success Quote:

“And the day came when the risk to remain tied in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”


After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Make difficult business decisions
  • Moonlight a second business while still working full-time
  • Build opportunities
  • Make time for yourself


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:



If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

Connect with Erica on Twitter.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

329: Setting incremental goals – Dr. Katie Lockwood

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KatieLockwoodKatie Lockwood is a pediatrician, blogger, and mother of two in Philadelphia. She graduated from Barnard College and Jefferson Medical School and then completed her pediatric residency and chief residency at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where she still works in primary care. Her academic interests include breastfeeding, adoption, foster care, and medical education. When she isn’t curing ear infections, you can find her climbing urban playgrounds with a chai latte in hand and two children underfoot.

Name: Katie Lockwood, MD

Occupation: Pediatrician

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 4, 20 months)

Success Quote:

“Wherever you are, be all there.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Transition back into work after maternity leave with smart preparation
  • Set incremental goals
  • Be open and flexible to new career opportunities
  • Keep your kids healthy and safe


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Katie on Facebook and Twitter.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

328: Successfully breastfeeding while working – Meredith Callahan

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MeredithCallahanMeredith Callahan has been married to Scott for 7 years. She has been teaching middle school math for 12 years in Cherry Hill, NJ & Scott has been a firefighter for 13 years. They have two beautiful children, Brayden is 5-years-old & Taylor is 3 months.

Name: Meredith Callahan

Occupation: Math teacher

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 5, 3 months)

Success Quote:

“This too shall pass.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Breastfeed successfully while working
  • Create a support group of mom friends
  • Increase milk supply while working
  • Incorporate play into our kids’ lives
  • Prepare ahead of time for the next day


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Meredith on Facebook.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

327: Being intentional with your career – Jennifer Williams

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JenniferWilliams2Jennifer lives in beautiful Northern California with her two amazing kids and her wonderful husband. She has been in Marketing for over 15 years and a working mom for 8 years. She’s also a Christian and active in her church. She’s been a blogger on and off for a few years.

Name: Jennifer Williams

Occupation: Assistant Marketing Director

Family Profile: Married, 2 kids (ages 7, 2)

Success Quotes:

“What you think about you bring about.”

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Be intentional with your career
  • Focus on the positive
  • Continue to grow in your profession
  • Take time for yourself
  • Listen to your instincts


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn and Facebook.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

326: Pushing past The Exhausted Mom Syndrome – Kenda Mullert

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KendaMullertKenda Mullert is a working mom that is committed to encouraging and empowering other moms to become confident in their health again. Most mornings you can find her finishing her run just as the sun pops over the mountain. She is addicted to coffee and chocolate chip cookies. In that order.

Name: Kenda Mullert

Occupation: Health Educator

Family Profile: Married, 1 kid (age 3)

Success Quotes:

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Get over past expectations
  • Push past The Exhausted Mom Syndrome
  • Have structure to accomplish your goals
  • Break your goals down to the “stupid easy”
  • Find your cheerleaders


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Kenda on her blog.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

325: Planning the 2nd Half of 2015 – Dr. Portia Jackson

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Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 6.56.05 AMThis episode is all about planning the second half of 2015. July 1 is like a second chance at New Year’s Day. It is a great time to restart, realign, or refocus on your goals. Within the Working Motherhood, we focus on 7 main areas when it comes to life and goal setting (in no particular order):

1. Physical – I break this area into 2 sections. Internally, we should be focused on our health through our nutrition, exercise, sleep patterns, stress levels, water intake and mobility exercises. Externally, we want to focus on fashion and taking care of the outward manifestation of that internal health through proper hair, skin, and nail treatment.

2. Career – This area is pretty self-explanatory but this is where you want to set your goals for your career. This area also includes mentors, mentees, and business coaches and development courses.

3. Family – How do you want your family to look on December 31, 2015? What values do you want to pass to your children? What memories do you want to create? What habits do you either want to create or destroy?

4. Financial – This can span the range of becoming debt-free and setting up a 6 month emergency fund all the way to creating an estate plan and setting up proper insurance structures.

5. Intellectual – What do you want to learn? A new language? Read X books a month?

6. Social – As busy working moms, we tend to just focus on our family and our career so this is the area that reminds you to actually have a life outside of our day -to-day responsibilities. Arrange a girls night. Go shopping or skeet shooting or whatever you like to do with a friend.

7. Spiritual – This is going to look different for everyone based on your individual beliefs, but take some time to figure out what you’d like to accomplish in this area by the end of the year. Start meditating daily? Memorize some Bible verses? Write in a gratitude journal?

Finally, I want to break down how I plan out each goal. I use my Present – Vision – What – How method. First, I write in great detail about the present situation, then I go into detail of what my vision is for this area. After that, I break down the vision into the What Goals which are my desired end result. My What Goals are then broken down into How Goals, so I can see the necessary action steps needed to achieve the What Goals which in turn lead directly to my vision. Ta-Da! Learn more by listening to this episode.

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!

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324: Using your experience to help others – Casey Poff

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CaseyPoffCasey Poff is an IT Systems Analyst by day and an advocate for top quality nutrition, recipe creator and researcher by night! She is a single mom with a full time career, full-time student, and blog about her journey, as well as the Creator of http://homemadebabyformula.net/ where she shares many recipe options for making homemade baby formulas. Her passion is sharing her story and her journey with others so that any mom out there knows that they are capable of doing anything that they set their mind to.

Name: Casey Poff

Occupation: IT Systems Analyst

Family Profile: Single, 1 kid (age 2)

Success Quotes:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

After listening to today’s interview, you will learn how to:

  • Use your personal experiences to help and encourage others
  • Provide a healthy alternative to formula for your babies
  • Take responsibility for your professional dreams


Resources discussed to help you be the best working mom you can be:

If you found this episode helpful, you’ll like these episodes too!


Connect with Casey on Twitter and Instagram.

Connect with the Working Motherhood community on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Working Motherhood will help you minimize stress, maximize time and live life to your fullest potential