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December 13, 2021  

To Don‘t Lists

I love to-do lists! I love making them, they keep me on task and most importantly - I love crossing things off of them! But there are times or seasons in life (like the actual holiday season) where my to-do list is less motivational and more overwhelming. 

When this happens I turn to my to DON'T list. When life gets extra stressful, you need to know what not to do in order to have time and energy for the extra things. 

In this episode I give examples of my to don't list I've had since becoming a working mom as well as my Holiday version.

 

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December 6, 2021  

Chamber of Mothers

Today’s episode is an interview with Lauren Smith Brody. Lauren is one of the co-founders of the Chamber of Mothers. The Chamber of Mothers is a collective movement to focus America's priorities on mothers' rights.  

The Chamber of Mothers is here to provide a straightforward way for motherhood leaders, organizations, and advocates to assemble in order to make lasting change. Working as a collective, we can influence millions of people, making it easy to get involved in advocacy and make a true impact. This is a long game. 

Mothers are tired, but they want to do more. They have had enough. The Chamber will welcome their gifts and offers, and redirect them to the right place. The Chamber of Mothers is modeled after the Chamber of Commerce, and will similarly pool stakeholders and resources to protect the best interests of mothers. Leveraging the power of social media, the Chamber will direct all mothers and advocates in aligned action

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November 29, 2021  

Why We Need Paid Family Leave

The US is fighting for 4 weeks of paid family leave. The next few weeks are crucial for the bill's passing. Use your voice and power on social media and join the campaign to fight for paid family leave.

 

Paid Leave Accounts to Follow: 

@paidleaveus

@chamberofmothers

@themamattorney 

@thefifthtrimester 

@workingmomnotes

 

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Are you overwhelmed being a working mom? Answering the fundamental questions of identity will help you explore, understand, and redefine your working mom identity. Leading to less overwhelm and mom guilt! I’ve created a free working mom identity workbook and an accompanying podcast episode to help you take the first steps to understand your identity.  Listen here to the episode. 

Not sure what identity is? Listen to the very first episode of Career Mom.  

 

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November 22, 2021  

The Enneagram & Working Motherhood

Do you know your enneagram number? The enneagram and working motherhood go hand-in-hand. The enneagram can be connect to any aspect of life: communication, parenting, careers, and relationships. 

What is it? The personality test consists of nine types that are defined by a particular core belief about how the world works.

These core beliefs drive your deepest motivations and fears as my guest, Libby Cole, an enneagram coach, refers to as “your why”.

Take the test now!  Then listen to the episode as Libby explains how each of the 9 types relates to careers and parenting.

 

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 Are you overwhelmed being a working mom? Answering the fundamental questions of identity will help you explore, understand, and redefine your working mom identity. Leading to less overwhelm and mom guilt!

I’ve created a free working mom identity workbook and an accompanying podcast episode to help you take the first steps to understand your identity.  Listen here to the episode. 

Not sure what identity is? Listen to the very first episode of Career Mom.  

 

Click here for all Career Mom Podcast episodes

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Follow me on IG: @careermompodcast

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November 15, 2021  

Working Mom Identity Workbook

This week’s episode is all about my FREE

This resource is for your if you are constantly asking yourself these questions: 

Are you lost in motherhood; asking who am I after having a baby?

Are you feeling like a bad mom and a bad employee?

Should I be a working mom?

Should I stay home?

and then listen to this week's podcast episode. They go hand-in-hand. The podcast will provide even more detail on how to get the most out of the workbook as well as examples and stories from my experience.

 

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November 8, 2021  

Gaining Confidence to Re-Enter the Workforce or Pivot Careers w. Prowess Project

If a mother is out of the workforce for just three years, she loses 37% of her total compensation power forever and this happens to 43% of educated and experienced women in the corporate world. This statistic was from the Harvard Business Review in 2018. It was also the statistic that launched Ashley Connell, today's guest, into action to form her company. 

Prowess Project is revolutionizing the hiring process for working moms. Her program not only helps women build the confidence to return to the workforce or pivot their careers but also gathers hundreds of data points on skill, expertise, behaviors, learning and communication style, emotional intelligence factors, and matches them up with jobs and employers with similar styles.

One of the biggest barriers Ashley sees in working moms is their lack of confidence to return to work or pivot careers so we talk a lot about confidence in this episode too.

 

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November 1, 2021  

It‘s Not You, It‘s Corporate

If you think being a woman or working mom in corporate America is hard. If the self promotion, the confidence, and game playing don’t come natural to you. If you’ve been told you need to change yourself to get ahead. If you’re suffering from imposter syndrome..It’s not YOU. It is CORPORATE. YOU are not the problem. Corporate is. Corporate was designed for men by men assuming someone else at home running a household. Not that someone would be doing both! 

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October 25, 2021  

Single Working Mom

This week’s guest, Natalie Nielsen, went through a divorice as a stay-at-home mom to two toddlers. Now, she has designed an amazing ‘Plan B’ life for herself and family. As a single mom, she grieved the life she thought she was going to have, then went back to school to get her bachelor’s degree, landed a high paying corporate HR job, and eventually started a side-gig life coaching business that replaced her corporate income. It sounds like she was able to ‘do it all’ but Natalie’s message is the opposite...she had to let a lot of things go in order to make time to start a career as a single mom. 

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October 18, 2021  

Miscarriage Grief

October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Last year I shared my miscarriage story. You can find that episode here: careermompodcast.com/miscarriage. And unfortunately I have had 2 more miscarriages this year. The first in February of 2021 at 6 weeks and the second in May at 8 weeks. This year has been filled with one common theme for me; grief. I think some of the shame and misunderstanding around miscarriage loss stems from the grief we experience. Miscarriage grief isn’t normal grief; It’s complicated. I sometimes find myself wondering what I am even grieving…

 

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October 11, 2021  

Breast Cancer Awareness and Prevention

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a pre-vivor and survivor of breast cancer, Gila Pfeffer is passionate about prevention and early detection. Both her mother and grandmother passed away in their 40’s from breast cancer. In her 30’s, Gila got tested and was positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation making her chances of having the disease very high. Convinced she would be dead by 40, she took matters into her own hands and had a preventative double mastectomy (both breasts removed). 

Now, she uses her social media platforms to promote breast cancer prevention. She posts an attention-grabbing “Feel It On The First” post which prompts women to take their breast health seriously. Johns Hopkins Medical center states, “Forty percent of diagnosed breast cancers are detected by women who feel a lump, so establishing a regular breast self-exam is very important.”

 

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