5 episodes

There are so many ways to swing motherhood and work. There is not one right way or one best way. Tiana, a mama of three, has been navigating The Part-Time Jungle, motherhood and part-time work, since becoming a mom 13 years ago. This is the path that works best for her and her family. However, there are 50 shades of green in the motherhood jungle and the variations in hue, intensity and brightness make the jungle awe inspiring, lush, strikingly beautiful, and at times wild. Let’s keep it real. Motherhood is an adventure with highs, lows, in-betweens, and all the bumps and detours along the way no matter how you swing it. Through personal reflections and interviews with other Mamas, Tiana will share observations, overheard conversations, solicited advice (the kind you actually ask for), wins, and "mommymessups". As you blaze your own trail through the motherhood jungle, The Part-Time Jungle will provide you with route markers, footprints, and travel companions that can encourage and guide you along the way.

The Part-Time Jungle Podcast Tiana Fech

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There are so many ways to swing motherhood and work. There is not one right way or one best way. Tiana, a mama of three, has been navigating The Part-Time Jungle, motherhood and part-time work, since becoming a mom 13 years ago. This is the path that works best for her and her family. However, there are 50 shades of green in the motherhood jungle and the variations in hue, intensity and brightness make the jungle awe inspiring, lush, strikingly beautiful, and at times wild. Let’s keep it real. Motherhood is an adventure with highs, lows, in-betweens, and all the bumps and detours along the way no matter how you swing it. Through personal reflections and interviews with other Mamas, Tiana will share observations, overheard conversations, solicited advice (the kind you actually ask for), wins, and "mommymessups". As you blaze your own trail through the motherhood jungle, The Part-Time Jungle will provide you with route markers, footprints, and travel companions that can encourage and guide you along the way.

    e000 – Teaser – The Part-Time Jungle

    e000 – Teaser – The Part-Time Jungle

    There are so many ways to swing motherhood and work. There is not one right way or one best way. Tiana, a mama of three, has been navigating The Part-Time Jungle, motherhood and part-time work, since becoming a mom 13 years ago. This is the path that works best for her and her family. However, there are 50 shades of green in the motherhood jungle and the variations in hue, intensity and brightness make the jungle awe inspiring, lush, strikingly beautiful, and at times wild. Let’s keep it real. Motherhood is an adventure with highs, lows, in-betweens, and all the bumps and detours along the way no matter how you swing it. Through personal reflections and interviews with other Mamas, Tiana will share observations, overheard conversations, solicited advice (the kind you actually ask for), wins, and #mommymessups. As you blaze your own trail through the motherhood jungle, The Part-Time Jungle will provide you with route markers, footprints, and travel companions that can encourage and guide you along the way. 

    • 2 min
    e004 – Coronavirus: Real Life Tools & Strategies to Support Kids & Families

    e004 – Coronavirus: Real Life Tools & Strategies to Support Kids & Families

    Julie Freedman Smith and Gail Bell of Parenting Power are Canada’s Go-To Parenting Team. 18 years ago, they began bringing ‘Aha moments’ to parents, teachers and caregivers with a collection of practical, easy-to-use tools; simplifying their days and strengthening the connection with the children in their lives.

    In this episode:



    How to talk to our children about Coronavirus and tools to help alleviate their anxiety

    Tools and tips for families navigating closed schools and working from home

    Check out Parenting Power’s “Stay at Home Family Challenge”. For more information go to: Facebook.com/parentingpower



     

    From Parenting Power:



    “Learning at Home” by Alison Van Rosendaal



     

    Connect with Parenting Power:

    Website 

    Instagram

    Facebook 

    Twitter 

    • 24 min
    e003 – Forty-One & Not Done

    e003 – Forty-One & Not Done

    Tiana Fech talks about how it is okay to not have your life figured out as a 41-year old mom and that you can still grow, explore, learn, and try new things including skating lessons with your name tag on your helmet!

    In this episode:



    There are no age limits. You can always change things up, do things differently, and look for new adventures and opportunities.

    Honesty and openness can be powerful forces of connection.

    There is often ease and comfort in predictability and routine. Change can be tough and uncomfortable.



     

    Shout Out To:



    United World Colleges (Facebook & Instagram)

    Lester B. Pearson College of The Pacific (Facebook & Instagram)





    YGTMama: You've Got This, Mama is a virtual village of moms supporting moms as well as opportunities to explore your innermost dreams and ideas (you are more than JUST a Mama) with the support of coaching programs, events, community, publishing and more!



    Facebook

    Instagram 

    Website: https://ygtmama.com





    Mamas & Co: An amazing online community of mamapreneurs looking to grow their networks and their businesses.



    Facebook

    Instagram

    Website: https://www.mamasandco.ca





    Connect with Tiana and The Part-Time Jungle Community:



    Facebook

    Instagram

    Website: www.theparttimejungle.com

    LinkedIn 

    • 10 min
    e002 – Work & Play In The Great Outdoors

    e002 – Work & Play In The Great Outdoors

    Devon Karchut, a mom of an almost six year old boy, is a pediatric physiotherapist with a passion for the great outdoors that she enjoys in her personal life and now in her professional life as the owner of TimberNook of Greater Calgary, a nature play program for kids.

    In this episode:



    Taking an area of passion and making it into a dream job

    Boredom, unstructured, creative play, and downtime for kids amidst the juggle of school responsibilities and extracurricular activities

    Filling our buckets as moms with our own interests and pursuits outside of work and family life



     

    From Devon:



    Book: Balanced and Barefoot: How Unrestricted Outdoor Play Makes for Strong, Confident, and Capable Children by Angela J. Hanscom (Founder of TimberNook)

    TimberNook 



     

    Connect with Devon:



    Website: Timbernook of Greater Calgary

     IG @timbernookcalgary

     FB @TimberNook of Greater Calgary

    • 26 min
    e001 – How This All Got Started

    e001 – How This All Got Started

    The Part-Time Jungle Podcast is a place for conversation and community about ALL the ways to swing motherhood and work. There isn't a right way. There isn't a best way. In this episode, Tiana shares her story about how The Part-Time Jungle came to be and why conversation and community about motherhood and work have helped her to carve a path and manage a juggle that works best for her and her family. Let's keep the conversation going and the community growing!

    Tiana Fech, the host of The Part-Time Jungle Podcast, is a mom of three who has been navigating the part-time jungle – swinging motherhood and part-time work – since becoming a mom 13 years ago. In this episode, she shares her story about how “The Part-Time Jungle” went from idea to action and all got started!

    In this episode:



    There is not one right or best way to swing motherhood and work.

    Change is tough – but closing one door opens you up to new opportunities and possibilities.

    Connections, conversations, and community can have such a positive impact on navigating all things motherhood.





    Connect with Tiana and The Part-Time Jungle Community:

    Website: www.theparttimejungle.com

    Instagram: @parttimejungle

    Facebook: @parttimejungle

    LinkedIn: Tiana Fech

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

OntheFritz_ ,

So real and insightful

This podcast speaks to me... as a single mom who is working on my balance (ugh, that word!) and finding my passion in my 40’s, this is exactly what I need to feel like someone understands and can give a little guidance!

KRNLN ,

Relatable and validating

The content really resonates and it provided validation from a compassionate person. I loved the vulnerability of the host and guest - I can connect to that! Looking forward to more episodes!

bkk1617 ,

Authentic podcast!

Had the pleasure of meeting Tiana at a workshop last month. She is just as lovely in person as in the podcast! Loved the podcast!

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