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Career Mom

Summary: Being a mom is hard. Having a career is hard. Doing both is REALLY HARD! Let’s talk about it. Join me, Jenny, as I talk with moms that are navigating the challenging and joyous world of being a mother and having a career. I am not a parenting expert or a career coach, but I'd been in my corporate job for nearly 10 years before I had my son. I know how hard it is to make sense of your new identity as a working mom. This is a place to hear conversations from real women who are figuring out life right beside you because you are not alone in this crazy journey. Join the conversation or share ideas for future episodes. I want to hear from you! Instagram: @careermompodcast Facebook Group: Career Mom Email: careermompodcast@gmail.com

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 Ep 29 - Being the CEO of the Home with Ashley Buffa | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:53

The home should be a place that feels good and allows us to recharge - that is what today’s guest, Ashley Buffa, believes. Oftentimes though the home overwhelms moms because we are the only ones keeping it tidy and running. Ashley encourages moms to move away from the “do it myself” mindset to the “this family is a team” mindset where everyone is responsible for the home.  Ashley believes that by getting the kids involved in chores and implementing solid home systems all moms, working moms, stay at home moms, ADHA moms, can find peace in their homes. If you don’t know where to start, a 5 minute family clean up is all you need. Ashley also shares all the age appropriate chores she has her ten kids doing in her own home.  For more from Ashley, go to thefreedommoms.comFor her chore system, go to https://smartkidschoresystem.comJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz 

 Do What You Can, When You Can - Career Mom Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 11:43

Today’s Career Mom Conversation is about Doing WHAT you can WHEN you can. This motto, phrase, idea or mindset, whatever you want to call it has totally changed my life by keeping me on top of my household cleaning, laundry, meal prep, and cooking.  This phrase originally started as “Prep what you can, when you can” which came from Episode 25 with Kristen Noriega as one of her meal prep tricks.Turns out, the phrase works for just about anything! This mindset has allowed me to find little pockets of time throughout my day to get things done.  Instead of having an all or nothing mentality around cleaning now I just do what I can when I can. This has helped me reclaim my time, feel less overwhelmed at home, and be more productive at work! Check out Episode 25 with Kristen Noriega for more about prepping what you can, when you can Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep 28 - An Organized Life with Laurie Palau | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 48:31

Kids and life come with a lot of stuff which more often than not leads to clutter. Laurie Palau talks about not only the physical clutter that affects moms, but the emotional clutter and calendar clutter. All of these things lead to overwhelm and burn out if not managed properly. According to Laurie, the first step in managing clutter is to stop beating yourself up about having things out of place! Organizing, decluttering, and keeping our homes tidying is hard and something all of us struggle with so identify if you’re holding yourself to unrealistic organizational expectations. The key to starting to tackle your overwhelm is to identify the type of clutter you have is situational (new baby) or chronic (always buried in mail and paper) and what clutter pitfall you are experiencing. Then start small when beginning your organizational journey - pantries and bathrooms are great places to start because you don’t have to make a lot of decisions. Many of us don’t organize because we experience decision fatigue. Laurie shares so many great tips about clutter and organization and you can learn more about her and her methods on her podcast This Organized Life. Connect with Laurie on  IG @simplyborganized or online at SimplyOrganized.com Listen to Laurie’s podcast: This Organized Life Podcast Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Get a Guru - Career Mom Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 15:23

The mental load is heavier now more than ever for Career Moms, signup for Robyn Miller’s course October 19 - November 29. Use the code CAREERMOM to access an additional session with Robyn and I to focus on the Career Mom Mental Load. mentalloadproject.com/course-octoberGet a GuruA guru is a teacher, a guide, or master of certain areas of knowledge within a field. As Career Moms, we have so many areas of life we need to manage and master so who are you turning to to guide you in all of the decisions you need to make?  The goal of this podcast episode is to help you identify your go-to source of information for major areas of life, motherhood, or career. I have a guru for parenting, nutrition, meal prep, working out, marriage, and home organization and my career. If I have an issue or even if I just want to improve something in either of those areas I know exactly what podcast or blog I go to first and this cuts down on decision fatigue. Here are some of my gurus: Parenting: janetlansbury.com - Podcast, Blog, and Book on respectful parentingMarriage: My mom Nutrition: kellyleveque.com - Podcast, Blog, and Book on Fab 4 method of nutrition. Amazing smoothie recipes Meal Prep: Holy Healthy Mama Podcast - Love her motto of “Prep what you can when you can”Exercise: FitnessBlender YouTube Channel - Thousands of free and effective workouts as well as paid plans.News: The Newsworthy Podcast - 10 minutes daily news update Politics: Pantsuit Politics Podcast - Two women from different sides of the aisle discuss current political events in a graceful way Organization: simplyborganized.com - Laurie is a clutter expert. I’ve also joined the The Home Edit bandwagon 

 Ep 27 The Connected Mom Life with Emily Siegel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:27

Making friends, finding your village, having your people - Does that sound impossible, hard, scary or like the most awkward thing ever? I know! I used to think that too. I still do about the awkward part, but Emily Siegel has totally changed my mindset about how to make friends. She helps moms and women break-free from the lies we’re told about making friends and it starts with CONNECTION.  I know I need more connection in my life but instead of viewing making friends as scary and awkward, I now know (because Emily shares some stats) that almost everyone else ALSO wants more connection. I’m not kidding when I say this conversation has completely changed my mindset around small talk, taking walks in my neighborhood, and putting myself out there when I meet someone that seems like they could be a friend.Emily provides creative, easy ways to be bold and put yourself out there, tips on when and how to ask for contact information, and ways to make a standing girls night that will allow your relationships to grow from acquaintances to fierce friends. Check out her resource for the get connected here And if you also need some validation about how hard life without a FAMILY village is - then check out Episode 21  with Nicole. Nicole lives in Argentina and her family is the US - we lay it all out there about how much it sucks sometimes to not have your mom down the street. Learn more about Emily: www.theconnectedmomlife.comGet Emily’s Freebie: LifelinesFollow Emily on IG: @theconnectedmomlifeListen to Emily’s podcast: The Connected Mom LifeJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group: Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 My Miscarriage Story - Career Mom Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:13

October is a month that has taken on a new meaning for me over the last several years, actually since 2016. It was October 2016 when I became pregnant for the first time and that pregnancy ended in a miscarriage. October is also National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month with October 15th being National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day on October 15.October is still my favorite month, my birthday is in October which means I’m required to love fall so we are in my favorite season and while each year I get excited for those things I also tend to think more about the baby I never had. 1 in 4 women experience miscarriage, but I think it means nothing unless you actually KNOW another 1 in 4. I hope my story can help you feel less alone or feel validated in sharing some of my feelings about my experience. Miscarriage is isolating and you shouldn't have to do it alone. Please reach out to me on IG if you need support @careermompodcast Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group: Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep. 26 Work, Mom, Repeat with Clayr Simnacher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:44

Were you the first person in your friend group to have a baby? Or the oldest child having the first grand baby? Were all your other friends stay at home moms and no one could relate to your working mom struggles? Same here! And same for Clayr, founder of an online community: High heels and spit up. She went online to find like-minded career moms to support her through her transition back to work. While growing this podcast I have learned how powerful a community of women are, wherever you find them, so if you’re alone in your transition into motherhood and working motherhood don’t hesitate to find that community online! If you’re looking for a good one, check out High Heels & Spit Up. Clayr also realizes that while online communities are amazing there is a need to help women find a level of work-life balance that comes from in-person communities. She started a non-profit Work, Mom, Repeat whose mission is to encourage, educate, and equip women to realize their potential as mothers as well as leaders.  Connect with Clayr on IG @work_mom_repeat or online at www.workmomrepeat.orgJoin High Heels and Spit Up High Heels & Spit Up Facebook GroupJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Mental Capacity - Career Mom Conversation | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:57

Mental Capacity, Overwhelm, Mental Fatigue; These are all things that society, especially Career Moms, face regularly but it’s been 6 months since COVID started and we need to talk about how the stress of the past few months is causing lots of us to operate with little to no additional mental capacity.  Listen to hear how I define and experience a lack of mental capacity and what I did to try to claw my way out of the mental overwhelm. Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep 25 Ditch the Diet with Kristen Noriega | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:17

Healthy eating, meal prepping and planning, feeding a family. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that feeding the humans in my life stresses me out. Pre-baby I spent hours in the kitchen on Sunday meal prepping and now that feels impossible.  Kristen Noriega is here to tell us that it doesn’t have to be this way! She shares great tips on making a manageable meal plan, prepping what you can when you can, and allowing us to break the rules of cooking!Visit her website www.kristennorieganutrition.com/resources for some great free resources. She has a trial meal plan, a frozen to fabulous e-book which I LOVED that utilized frozen foods and freezer meals and a kitchen sync resource to create order in the kitchen to save time and brain power.Connect with Kristen @healthy.mama.nutritionistJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep 24 Breastfeeding as a Military Mom with Gaby Cavins | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:44

Breastfeeding, like motherhood, can be an amazing experience or can be REALLY HARD! Depending on your experience it can bring you joy or guilt. Like many other topics for moms, this one isn’t talked about in depth to help moms prepare for the challenges they may encounter when they return to work. I struggled to maintain a pumping schedule when I was back in the office, but today’s guest went back to the Navy while pumping! Gaby Cavins has so much knowledge on breastfeeding and a really empowering message to provide support to moms in the thick of their breastfeeding/pumping journey.Gaby Cavins is a former Naval officer, Certified Lactation Educator Counselor, “return to work” expert and working mother of two. She sits on the board of the California Breastfeeding Coalition, advocates for and supports breastfeeding military mothers, and is the founder of Latched - a social media platform providing breastfeeding support and community information. She is currently the Director of Employee Success for Villyge, helping parents navigate all things working parenthood. Check out Villyge here. NOTE: Gaby references MommaWork in the episode which is now Villyge. Connect with Gaby @latched_official or @villygeJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep. 23 Adoption Identity with Jamee Lapakko | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:20

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 Connect with Jamee @jameekimhairJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep. 22 Learning Motherhood with Kimberly Didrikson | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:19

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: @learningmotherhoodJoin the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group: Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep. 21 Moms Without a Village with Nicole Felter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:19

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 Join the Career Mom conversation on Instagram @careermompodcastJoin the Career Mom Facebook group: Career Mom Facebook GroupIf you have a story or topic you want to share contact Jenny by email  careermompodcast@gmail.comSign up for a free 30 day trial of Audible. audibletrial.com/CareerMomMusic Credit: Campfire by Scandinavianz:  soundcloud.com/scandinavianz

 Ep. 20 More Than a Mother with LaWann Moses | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:34

Ditch the mom guilt so you can be more than a mother!

 Ep. 19 Leaning Out with Monica Pierce | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:53

Learn what it means to "Lean Out" of your career

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