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August 31, 2020  

Adoption Identity

Identity is a huge part of transitioning into motherhood and identity can be complicated for people who were adopted. Jamee Lapakko is a dear friend of my sister (and me). She grew up right down the street from us. She is a Korean adoptee and it was becoming a mother, 7 years ago, that sparked her desire to find her birth mother. Understanding her birth history and Korean culture has become a huge part of defining her motherhood identity. Jamee has an incredible story reconnecting with her birth family. 

Jamee is a Korean adoptee, she was raised and still lives in Minnesota. She has been a hairstylist for the past 11 years and currently owns her own business.  She has a 7 years old daughter, Tegan. 

 

Bookclub: Don’t forget to join the Career Mom Facebook group to join the September 2020 book club. And pick up a copy of “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here)  Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: audibletrial.com/CareerMom

 

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August 24, 2020  

Learning Motherhood

Do you remember your transition back to work after having your baby? If you are like me, the experience going back to work was emotional, challenging, scary, overwhelming, but yet highly anticipated. It wasn’t until recently that I realized how unprepared I was for that transition. I researched and prepared for every other aspect of pregnancy, birth, and motherhood but yet never thought to prepare for going back to work!  

Kimberly Didrikson, Founder of Learning Motherhood has created research-based classes to ease the transition into motherhood during maternity leave. Her classes ensure that working women will feel supported when they return to their careers. In addition to the classes offered Learning Motherhood also provides customized programs to assist organizations in creating a work environment that embraces families. Learning Motherhood’s mission is to create a culture that will educate and empower moms in their personal life, family life, and work life. 

 

Head over to www.learning-motherhood.com for 25% off their online working mom series by entering the code “CAREERMOM”.

 

Bookclub: Don’t forget to join the Career Mom Facebook group to join the September 2020 book club. And pick up a copy of “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here)  Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: audibletrial.com/CareerMom

 

Learn more about Kimberly here: www.learning-motherhood.com or follow her on Instagram: @learningmotherhood

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Music Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

August 17, 2020  

Villageless Moms

Are you a mom without a village; without your mom down the road to swoop in and save the day? Me too! And so is Nicole Felter. It is clear that we are not meant to do motherhood alone but yet, that is a situation many find ourselves in. Nicole and I talk about how to make the best of being without family support, how hard it is to parent young kids 24/7, especially during pandemic lock downs and quarantines and we share lots of encouragement that we are amazing moms (even when we are tired and feeling depleted).

Nicole is originally from Upstate New York and now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  She is the mom to a spirited little boy. She loves pizza, traveling and funny memes. She is the founder of Mom's Without a Village, a community for moms who don't have a village.  Join Nicole’s community on Instagram: @momswithoutavillage or Facebook: Facebook.com/MomsWithoutAVillage

 

Bookclub: Don’t forget to join the Career Mom Facebook group to join the September 2020 book club. And pick up a copy of “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here)  Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: audibletrial.com/CareerMom

 

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Music Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

August 10, 2020  

More Than a Mother with LaWann Moses

We are all so much more than a mother, but at times it is so hard to recognize and celebrate that. LaWann Moses has overcome many struggles in her life from becoming a mother at a young age, severe depression, and recently a diagnosis with MS. While many would be overwhelmed by those experiences, LaWann has focused on reclaiming her power in her life to become not only a wonderful mother but also a full time career mom and business owner! She doesn’t believe in mom guilt and believes that we all can reduce the motherhood overwhelm so we can find freedom to do more of the things we love and enjoy.

LaWann is the Founder & CEO of WannMo, LLC. She is a Business and Life Success Strategist with a consulting firm that provides coaching services to busy, working moms. LaWann is the Creator and Host of the More Than A Mother podcast where through tips, inspirational stories, and interviews with industry experts, she helps moms pursue their dreams and be great moms at the same time.  LaWann is an advocate and visionary leader who equips her clients with tools to strengthen their sense of self, reclaim their power, and unleash their full potential. Get LaWann’s tips to overcome mom guilt here!

LaWann also shared her experience as a Black mother during COVID and the social justice uprising. She has 2 great episodes on the topic and about what it means to be Ally during this time. I highly recommend her podcast in general, but especially these episodes:

More Than a Mother Podcast: Ep 31:Advocating for Black People: Why We Need Our White Allies to Show Up and Speak Up

More than A Mother Podcast: Ep 32 Unlocking the Power of Diversity Through Strong and Effective Allyship

Bookclub: Don’t forget to join the Career Mom Facebook group to join the September 2020 book club. And pick up a copy of “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here)  Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: audibletrial.com/CareerMom

 

Learn more about LaWann here: lawannmoses.com

Listen to her podcast, More Than a Mother here: lawannmoses.com/podcast/

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Music Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

August 3, 2020  

Leaning Out with Monica Pierce

If you are a woman in corporate America, the phrase “Lean In” is probably not a new one. The phrase became popular in 2013 after Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s COO, published her book. It served as a call to action for women to stop holding themselves back from the big corporate career they always dreamed of.  But what if that message fell flat for you, or now that you’ve had a child your career goals have completely shifted. What if you just want to be an average career mom?

 

Enter Monica Pierce and her book, “Leaning Out: An Alternative Perspective for the Modern Corporate Woman” (learn more here) Monica has worked in Corporate America for 15 years, starting out determined to “climb the ladder” and "Lean In" to her career. But over the years her professional ambition changed, specifically when she became a mother. Monica now passionately writes and speaks about alternative perspectives for modern corporate women. Monica and her husband have three young children and, following her own Leaning Out philosophy, they recently relocated from the busy Silicon Valley to Boise, Idaho where they live a slower-paced lifestyle, enjoying the outdoors and time together as a family.

 

Monica’s debut book, Leaning Out, is now available in print, ebook and audiobook. Leaning Out is being acclaimed as the long-awaited response to today’s mainstream messages and as a must-read for all modern corporate women.

 

Jenny and Monica will be hosting a book club to read and talk about “Leaning Out”. Get a free copy of the audiobook and a 30 day trial of Audible: audibletrial.com/CareerMom Make sure you are part of the Career Mom Facebook group in order to get more information about book club details. There will be 2 virtual hangouts hosted in September 2020.

 

Learn more about Monica and her book at: www.monicaEpierce.com

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Music Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

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